Going out tonight. And not drinking! No way jose. Not before a race. Gonna come home right after midnight to get some good sleep. Writing a long post about 2011 and goals for 2012 after the race tomorrow. Have a lovely and safe night everyone!
Everything is ready for tomorrow. All there is left is to just do it.
Sushi and good friends. What is better in life?
Picked up my race packet for Sunday: Got an awesome fleece pull-over with the race And a REAL race number: Is this real life?!? So excited!
4 miles didity-done
The last miles I will have run in 2011. My December total is 54 miles. My goal was 40. Success.
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Triple Berry Bran Muffins
Per mufin: 150 calories 2g fat 7g Fiber And delicious.
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New running sunglasses
I’m cool yuh know.. Actually really excited to use these and not be blinded running anymore.
I have a love/hate relationship with foam rolling
beccasfitlife: buildingmylegacy: #fitgirlproblems IT HURTS SO GOOD.
15 minutes eliptical 3 miles on the treadmill. Abs. Stretching. Yeuppp. Just ate a plethora of fruits and veggies. Yum. 4 days till race day guys!! P.S. Just hit 100 miles on my daily mile account!!!
WELL the last time I weighed in was at 165.4 Today: 166.6 Not too bad. + feeling post-holiday bloatedness so the number should go down fast. Yes I ate pretty horribly the past couple of days, but it’s really nothing that can’t be fixed. The holidays come only one time of year and overall I still lost weight over the holidays. Amazing. So back to super super clean eating. Going to...
PR 6 miles
& at 1:06 That’s with 1 bathroom break and walking for a few minutes at the 3 mile mark. So ran at a sub 10 min pace. Yeah baby! Christmas is no excuse to not get out there and exercise. Plus burning 700+ isn’t a bad thing..
Spending this Christmas with Ryan’s family. Exchanged some presents early and I’ve gotten an electric blanket!!! And that necklace above:) So going over to his family’s today and going to church and doing a long run tomorrow. Merry Christmas everyone :)
How to spice up vegetables:
Sweet Potatoes - nutmeg or cinnamon Potatoes -garlic and basil, mint and sage Squash (orange) -thyme, basil and rosemary Squash (yellow) -basil, parsley and oregano Cabbage -cilantro and cumin Carrots -cumin, sage, ginger Corn -marjoram or sage, dill seed & thyme, basil and rosemary Broccoli -basil and oregano (with tomatoes) Peas -thyme Beans -oregano and basil, onion and garlic...
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Just watched this. I give this 5 stars. You are what you eat. This is the storyline of the documentary. This film focuses on diet as a “cure” basically to most major diseases that America is facing. And that a plant based diet can prevent almost all of the diseases and even reverse them. “Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine, And Thy Medicine Be Thy Food.” - Hippocrates It...
Tried sushi for the first time last night.
Well real sushi anyways. I’ve only had cheap gross sushi before that. We got an assorted plate. Came with like 6 california rolls and then a bunch of huge pieces of raw fish with rice under. Which wasn’t so pleasant.. I tried what our friends got as well, a crunchy shrimp sushi and a mango sushi and both were delicious! I really liked it all overall just will not get that one kind of...
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Protein apple cinnamon pancakes
In my belly right now. They were amazing. Eat all the pancakes.
3 miles done
Got sick like half way through from running too soon after eating. I need to plan that out better. Bought my first energy gels today! 2 Cliff ones and 2 Gu ones. Excited to try them. Will use them for 6+ miles I’m thinking. I am also currently at 36/40 miles for the month. Winning.
People ask why I run.
rippedcontender: I say, “If you have to ask, you will never understand”. It is something only those select few know. Those who put themselves through pain, but know, deep down, how good it really feels.
Last week: 166.2 Today: 165.4 Week’s loss: .8 Better than nothing!
Been M.I.A. the past few days.. It’s break and I am busy. Somewhat. Enjoying being a bit lazy as well. Went to strike last night and lifted today with Ryan. I love working out and running with him. Makes it so much better! Eating hasn’t been the best. Hard to eat very well the past few days and now I am out of town for a week. Not going to stress out too much if I don’t lose as...
You'll never regret working out,
only will regret not working out.
yesterday: 165.2 today: 166.6 sorry scale.. I don’t not believe you. Ate food very high in sodium so probably water weight.
5 miles done
In this strangely warm weather we are having in Minnesota. It was a wonderful run. Always so much more enjoyable when running with someone else! :)
Day 1: 172 Day 2: 169.8 Day 3: 170.8 Day 4: 169.4 Day 5: 169.6 Day 6: 167.6 Day 7: 166.8 Day 8: 167.6 Day 10: 168.4 Day 11: 167.4 Day 12:167.4 Day 13: 166.4 Day 14: 167.2 Day 15: 166.6 Day 16: 166.4 Day 17: 166.2 Day 18: 166.0 Day 19: 166.4 Day 20: (didn’t weigh in) Day 21: 165.2!!! Really was expecting a way higher number. But I am very happy with this!
Last night was gooood. So happy to see a lot of my friends! Drank+ ate bad but I do not regret it. I needed to celebrate and have fun. Back on track today. Today will be a rest day for the week. Tomorrow long run. I really am loving this mental break too from school. Need it badly. Resting/relaxing/shopping for the rest of the day with my boo. :)
My 10 year old autistic cousin said I should be on...
Sorry I’m not sorry.
Big guy at gym: Dang girl you have lost a lot of weight! You've been hitting it hard!
Me: Uhh yeah.. ha.
Him: You are so skinny now you don't need to lose anymore weight.
Me: Ha.. well actually I am still trying to lose weight.
Him: I knew you'd say that.
Then he continues to talk to me about how he is a professional body builder ( I could obviously tell) and proceeded to give me some tips! It just feels awesome to have someone I don't even know come up to me at the gym and notice that I've lost weight. Especially since I can feel a little self-concious at the gym with all these little girls there and me usually being the only girl on weights.
Pretty much made my day.
All done with school. Yay! So happy right now!
Yesterday: 166.0 Today: 166.4 Can’t really explain this. Eating was fine. Burned 600+ calories. The scale goes up and down. Don’t sweat it too much. T-minus 2 hours till exam!! Coffee+ last minute studying right now.
Anonymous asked: Hi!! Your blog is very inspirational and I am proud of you for making up your mind to do this and sticking to it! In January I made the decision to hire a personal trainer and get in shape. Between that time and April I lost 20 pounds and 20+ inches. Then my personal trainer had to leave and so I was left to my own devices. I kept the weight off, went to weight lifting classes and stayed the...