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I’ve been really off with blogging lately.

Again, this post has no real point – just random thoughts.

1. manicure. love.

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really feelin' the gray lately

2. Breaking up a treadmill workout really does make it go by faster. I’ve seen a LOT of interval workouts lately, on blogs, on pinterest, yet I’d never tried one. I wanted to get through 3-4 miles yesterday after work and knew a boring run wouldn’t cut it. I did 2 min increments of 6.0, 6.2, 6.6, 6.8 repeat until I got to 3.5 miles.
holy sweaty mess. wayy more challenging and interesting than a regular treadmill run. loved it.

next up, try a real one – that I didn’t make up on the spot.

3. I randomly walked by Cosi the other day and was compelled to go in. I ordered the Chicken Tinga sandwich, which I think is new because I’ve never heard of it. Surprise! it was delicious, like want-one-every-day delicious. sooo good.

 

aren't you glad I remembered to take a pic halfway through?

4. I want to do 11 miles tomorrow.   dear weather.com, please stop saying its going to snow all day. that just isn’t going to work. love, alli ps. I might actually die if I have to attempt that on the treadmill.

gross.

Can we trade, today for tomorrow? 2-4 inches, 1..2..3.. go.  (and then melt)

5. I should really start finishing the book for book club before the meeting. We’re meeting tonight. I’m halfway through. fail. 

 

that’s all I got.

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Who has exciting weekend plans? or treadmill workouts that I need to try?

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February goals

oh hello friends.

another month begins.  February is my least favorite month, for a bunch of reasons.

1. its cold and snowy

2. there’s little hope of it being not-cold anytime soon

3. the year isn’t new anymore. excitement is gone.

4. no long weekends

Yet, this year – its really not that cold. There is no snow.

oh hello legs! oh yeah - I ran in shorts tonight. It was glorious

Maybe spring is coming soon?! please.  and I finally work for company that respects the Presidents. (but not MLK oddly enough?! but I’ll take what I can get)  So yeah, I’m thinking that maybe this February is going to be less depressing than I remember every other Feb being.   Let’s hope.

February goals –

1. PR in Hyannis – Since I didn’t run in Philly, 2:22 is still my one & only for the half.  I need to crush it.

2. Buy & make something with kale – I’ve eaten kale once and liked it. Given that its like a crazy super veggie, I want to work it in more. Yet, I never buy it. If I put in writing, I might get that done.

3. keep running outside – Not only is running outside better for racing, but its probably better for my head too. let’s hope the weather keeps cooperating.

4. twice a week yoga –  I’ve been good at once a week, but I really want to get there twice. Once at the gym, and once hot yoga at the new studio, which I did try last night. It was good.  I forgot how hot & sweaty heated classes are. Excited to go back.

5. commit to a March race – one race a month, right?   the race I was looking at is morning after St. Patrick’s Day.  Does that sound like the best idea I’ve ever had? No.  I have a few alternatives in mind, but I need to figure it out and register.

who’s running super sunday this weekend?  hyannis in a few weeks?
any fun goals this month?

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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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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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winter

I feel sane again.

(not that I really ever felt crazy, just a bit scattered)

I worked out for the first time in forever 4 days. It was good but I’ve been kind of off since the foot. Running hasn’t been as comfortable as it was. Though the foot is pain free, something else always aches, whether it be my back, knee, hamstring, etc. The lack of consistency can’t be helping, and winter hasn’t been making it any easier to get out there. So, starting now I’m getting back on track and next, I need to get back outside.

i miss this

even if its going to look more like this (via boston.com)

 I hadn’t made a smoothie in months, but there has been a serious lack of fruit in my life lately, so I went for it this morning. Cold breakfast in the winter never sounds good.

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enjoyed it far more than I expected 🙂

I somehow managed to come up with a delic dinner even with my seriously close to empty fridge, got my laundry done, ran some last minute xmas errands, & talked to Chrissy. I’d call that a productive night.

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and now I might be munching on these & watching reruns of the Big Bang Theory. delightful.

Who has winter running tips for me?

Favorite winter breakfasts? I’m in a breakfast rut. 

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