Saturday, February 12, 2011

moving on.

Hello all! I've moved!

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Friday, February 4, 2011


Yesterday marked 100 days till the half marathon. I also had the


Seriously? An easy, quick run gave me that much trouble?? I am beyoooond irritated, disappointed, and scared. I'm not a beginner here, I shouldn't be running like one.

After I barely finished, I got out of the gym as soon as possible. The urge to start sobbing uncontrollably was much too strong. I immediately starting thinking about the factors that caused such a horrible result.

Not only am I training for two races, I am trying to work on my speed. Loosing a little weight and speed intervals will help me with that. I increased my pace on Tuesday and felt great. I also increased the pace yesterday - WRONG. Too soon, must get adjusted to the pace I set Tuesday before moving on.

I also felt crampy (or crappy) and tight. Didn't let my dinner digest enough before starting up, another no no. A giant mug of green tea prior to running fast probably was also not the best idea.

I did everything wrong and got appropriately punished. drat!

Live and Learn.
I'll be back at it Saturday.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

january recap.

Why hello there, February! For those of you that taken my challenge remember that today starts "No Fast Food February"! It's only 28 days, you can manage.

For my last treat of fast-ish food, I gave myself Chipotle on Sunday. Always order online so you can make them write funny things on your burrito/bowl:

My self-proclaimed nickname hasn't taken off as quickly as I would like, but we're getting there.

Since it is a new month, I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite things from January.

  • I see these all over blog world and finally got my hands on a box:

For 100 Calories and 9g of fiber, VitaTops are the perfect snack. I found this flavor at Target. Top of the Muffin, to youuuuu!

(side note: There are two Seinfeld references in this post already. No day should go without a dose of Seinfeld)

  • I picked up my first issue of Cleveland Magazine last month (sorry for the tiny picture, all I could find):

It's seriously one of the best magazines I've read.
Does anyone else think Hot in Cleveland is wayyy overrated? I've only seen one episode and was not impressed. Betty White can step away from the spotlight anytime now...

  • I also fell in love with Whole Foods leafy greens. A frozen mix of collard greens, kale, and mustard greens:

This stuff is the perfect add-in for all meals. Just thaw how ever much you need, squeeze water out and throw it in. A little extra vitamins and fiber never hurt.

As for my resolutions/goals I set for January, I did really well. I successfully accomplished my two big goals! I did not eat meat or drink any pop for the entire month. I'm definitely going to continue with not drinking pop, but I have been craving a little meat lately. Think this is just my body wanting more protein - nothing wrong with that. As a runner, I need more protein in my diet anyway. How did you do?

I think Spring will be early this year, you?

(next year, I'm TOTALLY going to Punxsutawney for Groundhog Day)