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Month: October 2017

Tuesday’s Treats!

Tuesday’s Treats!

It’s 47 degrees here this morning!  That’s a treat in and of itself! To take advantage of it, I’m planning a few fun things for the day! Get moving Originally, I planned to run a few miles — but my Garmin died and needs to charge up first.  Looks like that’ll have to wait until later… maybe it’ll charge super fast and I can still go a bit later this morning (or later this week?) Last night’s Crossfit workout was…

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Marathon Monday — It’s my Runniversary!

Marathon Monday — It’s my Runniversary!

That’s right — today marks my 1 year Marathon Runniversary!   Exactly one year ago today, I ran my first ever full marathon!!  I finished dead last and the race organizers would clean up the course as I passed!  *How embarrassing!* So many early mornings, hot runs, long runs, and exhausted rest days…   So many things went wrong: Streets were flooded due to Hurricane Matthew so the course was changed and re certified last minute Volunteer Teenagers that were…

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Just for Fun Friday — I’m a zombie

Just for Fun Friday — I’m a zombie

For whatever reason, I could not settle my brain last night.  My thoughts kept leaping from one thing to the next without giving me a break to calm down and fall asleep.  I tried reading, watching brainless tv, sitting in the dark, counting sheep, and even some warm milk.   By 3 am I had tried everything — and even a grilled cheese sandwich snack — and was finally able to catch a few z’s.  Sadly, I was wide awake…

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Thursday Things — Pumpkin Carving Challenge

Thursday Things — Pumpkin Carving Challenge

October is all about Scary Movies, Pumpkin Spice everything, and all things “sweater weather”.  October also means pumpkin carving and trick or treaters! This year, I’ve decided that hubby and I are going to do a “thing” — a pumpkin carving contest!   We’ve invited friends to join us — and they requested real rules to be written up.  So I have them below.   Who Carved it Better? Goal: Carve the best looking pumpkin this world has every seen…

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Weigh in Wednesday 10/11/17

Weigh in Wednesday 10/11/17

My weight this week: I was so pleased when I stepped on the scale this week and weighed in at 190.4.   That means its working!   What are we eating? We are still eating mainly from out Family Foods List — we’re just going to keep on going.   We haven’t been perfect — but it’s super encouraging that hubby is coming up with ideas for heathier versions of whatever he’s craving.   Meals this week: A few of…

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Tuesday’s Treats — 10/10/17

Tuesday’s Treats — 10/10/17

Time with friends This week’s most favorite-est treat is going shopping with my friend!  We have to pick out gifts for a few of our mutual friends, so we’re taking an afternoon and making it happen.  I’m always so grateful for time with friends — as I feel that it helps me take off my Negative Nelly hat for a while.   It’s been really crummy here lately — as far as the weather goes — and something about life…

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I PR-ed my Mile Time!!!

I PR-ed my Mile Time!!!

It’s Marathon Monday and I’m so excited to share that I PR-ed my mile time!  It was only by a few seconds, but it counts!   Mile Run Times First ever mile time: 12:32 on 1/22/12 2013 best mile time: 11:42 2014 best mile time: 12:18 2015 best mile time: 14:06 2016 best mile time: 15:30–marathon training, all runs were slow! 2017 best mile time: 10:05!! As you can see, I didn’t really work on pace for the majority of…

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Just for Fun Friday — October Bucket List

Just for Fun Friday — October Bucket List

Inspiration: Seasonal Living Lists: Paper & Glam September Bucket List Last month, I compiled a list of fun, fall themed activities/treats/to-do’s for myself.  I’m happy to announce that I was able to check each item off my list! It was so fun to put fun first! In order to hit everything on the list, I had to purposefully plan in activities.  It made me keep in mind fun things as well as work and home and responsibilities.   October Bucket List: This…

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Thursday things — my life in lists.

Thursday things — my life in lists.

I have a confession:  I’m a list maker… As I flipped through my bullet journal, I notice how many lists I make.  Each day, each week, and each month… lists and lists and lists.  Anyone else?   I guess I treat lists like a way to organize my brain dump and to be able to see what I’m dealing with.   My latest example of this is my Family’s Power Food List (it’s a personalized Simply Filling and Abs Diet…

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Weigh in Wednesday – 10/4/17

Weigh in Wednesday – 10/4/17

Happy Wednesday everyone!  It’s Weigh in Time!   I have to admit, when I stepped on the scale today I was a bit disappointed — I weighted 194.8 when last week I weighted 194.4.  To me, this is like a gain of 0.4… but then I remembered I use Happy Scale for this very reason.  I had really low numbers most days last week, but after camping and feeling poopy my weight shot up.   My moving average is 193.5…

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