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January was loongg

Usually I write these and “I’m like wow, that month flew by. How is it over so fast?! ”  Not this time. January was loongg. I’m ready for it to be over.  I feel like New Year’s was foreverr ago.  

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January goals –

1. make time for my long runs  – yup. they got done. before work wasn’t ideal but it was the only way for two of them. only 2 long runs left before hyannis 🙂

2. keep running outside – averaged twice a week which I would say is pretty damn good for January.

3. yoga – I got there at least once a week. Good, but I can do better. Still haven’t tried the new place, but going tonight!

4. be smart about money – I guess. I haven’t really done any shopping which is good. Bringing my lunch pretty much every day. Lots of cooking & only one big grocery purchase. I did spend more than normal with visitors though.

I went to NY for New Year’s, had 2 weekends of visitors, did yoga a handful of times, and managed to run 63 miles. January was fun but busyy. 

I’m ready for a low key February.

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suggestions for Feb goals?
is anyone else ready to fast forward through the rest of winter?

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Its a gorgeous day!  Okk..  its dark now but it was a gorgeous day.

I did my first double-digit run since Nov & my foot.

10 miles 🙂

they weren’t pretty though. pretty hard is more like it..

I always take a rest day before a long run to “save my energy” or whatever. I’m usually just too nervous that my legs will be tired.  This week I decided I don’t run enough mid-week miles, so I ran slow & easy yesterday.  Today, I think I paid for it. But that’s how I’ll get stronger right?

I should’ve taken pics but I didn’t.

it looked like this... less fall, more winter.

It was a tough run, it was still soo nice to be outside, in the daylight, and in the 40’s too!

I even wished I wore shorts..

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Last night, I watched the Adjustment Bureau, which was surprisingly awesome. I’ve had the Netflix DVD for maybe a month. I couldn’t remember what it was supposed to be about, but threw it in anyway.  So good. Watch it.

Today, I caught up on all the productive stuff I never get around to doing, plus a few Homeland episodes on the couch. perfection.

what’s everyone up to this weekend? do you run the day before long runs?

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this week has been fairly blah.

I almost bailed on my run last night, but didn’t. I managed a great 5 miles. 4 comfortable miles and then hill repeats.

dear beacon hill,
you look scary and awful, but I will dominate you. repeatedly.
love, alli

so that was excellent and an attempt at run with a purpose. Usually I just go, hoping for a decent pace, but no real plan. I really need to do more speedwork/tempo/hills.

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I went to the gym on Tuesday for a few treadmill miles & some elliptical. less than satisfying but what can you do..  Then, I spied this chick.

20120126-161159.jpgthis is wrong on so many levels.

1. Its January and you’re wearing a sports bra. Unnecessary. Put a shirt on.

2. You have a tramp stamp. Gross. Again put a shirt on.

3. Jumping rope in the middle of walkway. Is that realllllly necessary?!

I wanted to kick her.  but that would just make it awkward when I see her allll the time. So instead, I took sly pics and hate on her on the internet. I win.

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moving on..

I also made lots of food this week – chicken rollatini, sweet potato lentil soup, and then this lovely concoction this morning (not that you can tell what it is)

20120126-161207.jpgegg whites, laughing cow & hot sauce on a sandwich thin.
Good thinking, Breen. Thank you for emailing me about it.

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What else?

I registered for the Super Sunday 5 miler!!

Who else is running?!

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Oh & I’m loving this song right now.

I wish I knew how to make that smaller. sadly, I don’t. giant video. Sorry guys.

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tell me a story. anything.
what races are you eyeing? how do you feel about hill repeats?

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panda!

happy birthday amanda!!

this is the best pic I can find of us. ha.

hope you had a fabulous day.

xo

 

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 Tuesday. ugh

This weekend was wonderful & exhausting. Back-to-back visitors wasn’t the best plan I’ve ever had but I loved seeing them all.

Friday night, Katie & Lisa arrived approx. 10 minutes before my parents. We all had pizza, wine & fun catching up.

Saturday morning – the girls & I woke up to SNOW. 

 20120124-121202.jpgwe trekked over to Faneuil Hall for lunch & shopping.

20120124-121210.jpgNed Devine’s was empty given the weather but excellent.  Panini, sweet potato fries, and a glass of sauv blanc. yes please.

20120124-121216.jpgKatie & Lisa

20120124-121224.jpgKatie & I

We even picked out Lisa’s outfit for her engagement photos. Though I failed to document that, there will be plenty of pics of it at some point 🙂

Saturday night, we had a drink at my apt with JT, had him snap this pic of us & all headed to dinner.  

Dinner was at Panza, which is my favorite place in the North End. Even with a reservation, the wait was 45 minutes. Obnoxious but the food is worth it. I always forget how frustrating that is, especially since I have little patience.  Oops.

Still, I had a fabulous weekend with the girls. So much fun. Might take me til next weekend to recover though.

 

how was your weekend?

anyone want to come do the mountain of laundry I have waiting for me? 😉

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so so happy its Friday.

a few awesome things about today:

1. JT fixed/insulated/got magical with the heating system in my apt.

20120120-152014.jpgthis is the ghetto, half-ass heater that hates me and refuses to get my apt to an acceptable temperature.

(I’ve had it “fixed” twice and replaced once already, yet I still need a space heater and sleep in my compression socks)

20120120-152022.jpgand this is my fabulous boyfriend, who showed up with all sorts of insulating/foamfilling/cold air stopping stuff, took things apart, sprayed/filled/who knows what else.

and now it is warm.

(warm=happy alli)

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2. I am sore, in the best way possible

yesterday kicked my ass and I feel great about it.

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3. embracing the rest day

I came to work today with a bag of gym clothes & every intention to do a few easy miles at lunchtime. I’m tired. No, thanks.  

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4.  pizza & parents

my parents are coming in tonight to hang out with my friends and they’re bringing pizza. Town Spa Pizza to get specific. SO GOOD. can’t wait.

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5. THESE GIRLS will be here in just a few hours.

(since there isn’t a decent pic of all three of us on the internet?!) 

this might be from 2008, but I love it

July 2011

I’m excited. Can’t sit still. Need the work day to be over. Wine please.

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who has fun weekend plans?! I want to hear about ’em

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ps. I would like this to happen except with lisa too. love & a dance party

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i’ll take it

17 degrees and 5mph wind. I’ll take it!

(soooo much better than yesterday)

this morning I put on:
running tights
 run swiftly long sleeve shirt
philly half long sleeve
blue lulu jacket
vest
compression socks
regular socks
hat
gloves

oh I bundled for sure and then.. I busted out 9 miles before work.

average pace around 9:56. I’ll take that too.

20120119-150048.jpgthe charles is starting to freeze!

you know what my favorite part of winter running is?

 20120119-150057.jpgmy water stays cold.

It may be 17 degrees outside, but I’m hot & sweating.  Cold water – soo good.

I might’ve also gone to the 12:00 power yoga class at the gym too.  It can only help, right?!  Afterwards, I realized that I did about 2.5 hours worth of workouts before 1:00 today.  ha. 

 tomorrow might need to be a easy day 🙂

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that’s all I got.  I’m having a really hard time focusing on anything right now.
is it time to go home yet?  hurrah thurs nights.
is it tomorrow yet? yayyy katie and lisa.

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 love thurs nights?  have fun weekend plans?  cant sit still for no reason at all? 

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