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Month: August 2017

Thursday Things: Gloomy day = Forever selepy

Thursday Things: Gloomy day = Forever selepy

Fall Weather This week has given us in NC a break from the horrible heat (100+ on the heat index with full humidity).  It actually feels appropriate that school is starting since the mornings are cooler!  It’s almost-maybe-fall-kinda….   Something about the nice weather had me itching for a run Monday — so I did it!  Then Tuesday I crushed a cardio workout at the Crossfit gym (tabata after tabata!)   Mid Week Fun with Friends = ALL THE Treats!…

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Weigh in Wednesday – 8/30/17

Weigh in Wednesday – 8/30/17

Long time no see, Mr. Scale I’ve really enjoyed this summer.  I’ve been on a flexible diet where I eat what I want and don’t really give a lot of thought to what I’ll be eating — a stark difference to the more obsessive overtones I can sometimes take. I didn’t make a super huge effort to find a jump on a scale every week — instead, I used the fit of my clothes and the way I feel as…

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Taco Tuesday is alive and well!!

Taco Tuesday is alive and well!!

Taco Tuesday! …is just an excuse for me to eat more Mexican food.  As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, I LOVE Mexican food — especially tacos and guacamole.  SO GOOD!   As I write this, I have some chicken breasts and a can of red enchilada sauce cooking away in the crock pot.  Once the chicken is cooked, I’ll shred the meat and use it as the taco meat – instead of the usual ground turkey or ground beef.  …

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It’s Monday and I miss marathon training :(

It’s Monday and I miss marathon training :(

Love/hate It’s probably the craziest thing, but I totally miss marathon training.  It’s a love hate thing. I love the feeling you get after a good run. I love the sense of accomplishment you get when completing a week of good training. I love feeling like I’m working towards a goal — and then meeting that goal? I love how good you sleep after a hard/long run Taking time out of your day to unplug and be by yourself Having…

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Just for Fun — Friday!

Just for Fun — Friday!

Bullet Journal? Behold my new beauty!   (*and ignore the greasy finger prints on the cover… chap stick and I aren’t friends right now*)   This little gem is my new 400 page college ruled notebook.  It’ll be my “everything” notebook until it runs out of pages.  I referred to this in one of my past posts, but now that I’ve used it for a few week — I like-y!   It has a faux-leather cover that’s black and super…

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Thursday things — Running in weird shoes

Thursday things — Running in weird shoes

Last night’s workout was probably my favorite and least favorite all in one.  We had to do our own warm up and then run a mile for a timed trial.  This stresses me out to no end!  I pride myself in being able to sustain a leisurely pace for — like forever!  I sustained the chubby kid shuffle, as I call it, for all 26+ miles of my marathon last year.  I’m perfectly content with it!  Running full throttle, on…

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Macros Check in — 8/23/17

Macros Check in — 8/23/17

What’s been happening? I mentioned this in a previous post, but I’m dabbling in flexible dieting or IIFYM (if it fits your macros).  This means I’m basically eating like a normal human, being sure to stick to the calorie goal my nutritionist recommended — as well as her recommended  macro percentages 40% carbs, 30% protein, 30% fats. It’s way easier to eat “on target” when consuming (1) foods I cook/prep myself and (2) foods that are closer to a single…

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Tuesday’s Treats 8/22/17

Tuesday’s Treats 8/22/17

Who doesn’t love treats??   To help hubby and I reach our health goals — we’ve been trying to refocus our eating patterns.  While we aren’t calling this a “diet” — we are purposefully avoiding most sweet treats and junk food.  To keep our sanity, we’re allowing ourselves a “treat day” on Saturday evenings at supper time.  That way, if we have a specific craving throughout the week for a treat, we can schedule it and get it on the…

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My Training Plan Update

My Training Plan Update

Are you training, or what? As school is starting, I can’t help but start to organize and plan all aspects of my life.  If it doesn’t get planned – it won’t get done! Part of that is meal planning and prepping, but a larger part is planning my training.  I’m still circling the idea of running a 5K race this winter, but haven’t found the “one” just yet.  I’m toying with the idea of either a Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas…

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It’s Friday!! YAY!! But I’m melting

It’s Friday!! YAY!! But I’m melting

The heat wave continues here in NC — I’m literally melting.  Why do I even try to wear makeup?  The second I step out of my super air conditioned home, the wave of humidity and heat just melt my makeup right off.  Like a candle and a blow torch.  Seriously.   Anyone else have this problem?   Since it’s Friday, I figured I’d write about all the fantastic things that have happened this week and things that I look forward…

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