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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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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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September bucket list update!

September bucket list update!

Bucket List Update: As you can see, I’ve made some progress on my September bucket list!  With one week left, I do have some work to do.  This weekend, the plan is to hit up an apple orchard!   This way we can pick apples and have cider and donuts all in the same day! When we get home, we’re going to have to watch the Michigan vs Purdue football game and scratch another item off the list!   Notice…

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Thursday things

Thursday things

I’ve gotta get a move on my bucket list! We’re two weeks into September and I only checked off one item from my list.  That’s a shame!  Some things are going to be easy to check off (Looking at you Guac Day and Coffee Day!)… other things are going to have to be scheduled in and purposefully accomplished.   Reading time Going to have to get some reading time in on my book — Notice how I wrote “Girl” when…

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Thursday things

Thursday things

Thirsty Thursday Lives on! Remember this double wall insulated water cup?  It’s still going strong! I have noticed, in bringing it with me to the gym and back on the regular, that it’s not as “thermally insulated” as it’s been in the past.  The ice just seems to melt super quick — even now that the temperatures are less than 100.   Maybe it’s time for a new water jug/bottle?   Hubby has a Yeti mug for his milk/water/iced drink…

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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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Thirsty Thursday— It’s 109 degrees, drink up!

Thirsty Thursday— It’s 109 degrees, drink up!

It’s so hot and humid here in NC right now!!  I can’t believe how quickly the sweat starts pouring down my face and neck!  SICK!  GROSS!   Does anyone else hate the feeling of being super sweaty (when not at the gym?)??   Life here is returning to normal after my unusually busy and travel packed summer.  Fall 2017 classes have begun and I’m starting to settle into a routine.  My courses are all scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays…

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Thursday Things…

Thursday Things…

Weigh in This week’s weigh-in marks exactly 1 week after starting a Crossfit-type-group-Boot Camp – Class.  (*Talk about a tongue twister*) This week would also mark nearly a month since I completed my marathon training — meaning a month with no serious running training going on!  I’ve decided to take a break to avoid burn out and to avoid icy roads this winter.  The Boot Camp class is a great way to challenge myself in a new way while still getting…

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Cramps, Stiffness, and missed runs

Cramps, Stiffness, and missed runs

Hello and welcome!  I have some random things to discuss with you today — but first a question… Question of the day — is it okay to miss runs? Cramps, Stiffness, & Missed runs I ask this Q.O.D because this whole vacation thing has really been a challenge to my training schedule.  Running in unfamiliar terrain, on a weird time schedule, with some G.I. stress due to unfamiliar foods is not what I would call ideal… but I still go…

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Mental Game & Ear Pain

Mental Game & Ear Pain

For this week, I thought I’d dive deeper into the issue of mental toughness when training and also fill you in on my ear situation… Mind Over Matter After a quick second of research, I stumbled across an article from Runner’s World online discussing exactly what I struggled with on Monday’s run – the mental aspect of running. Noakes suggests, “If you want to be competitive, you have to learn how to deal with the discomfort. A lot of the…

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