Friday, January 31, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
|These aren't the exact ones, but they are close|
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
|Yeah, get it done Kerry!|
|This was the last time I ran ... December 14th, sheesh|
How about you ... Have you ever been ill-prepared for a race? Did you ever give up a little bit and then get back into it full force? How did you do it??
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
|Smash cake fun|
|The party crew|
|Jillian's party outfit|
|Before the frosting face|
|We had the most gorgeous day on Jillian's actual birthday (Monday), a great day for Disney fun|
|We did the character lunch at Crystal Palace and Jillian met Tigger|
|She was enamored|
|And we met Winnie the Pooh|
Monday, January 13, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
So all that stuff I said in my last post how I wanted to clean up my eating, get back to my workouts, seize the “if not now, when?” and “stop wishing, start doing” mentality. Well, that’s going to have to wait until AFTER Jillian’s 1st birthday party. Ever since I got home on Wednesday night I have been in go go go go mode getting everything ready for that. There is SO much to do before Sunday (actually before Saturday when my aunt comes) that I can’t even focus. So working on “me” ain’t happening until Monday, mmmkay?
This weekend, if you haven’t heard, is the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend and I have to say I’m a little jealous I’m not part of it (not that I could have fit it in with everything going on, but still). This is the second year in a row that I haven’t participated (last year I was 9 months pregnant and didn’t think running a half marathon would be smart) and even though I am nowhere near “running ready,” I really wish I were participating.
This is the first year of the “Dopey Challenge” – running the 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon all the span of four days (which is just ridiculosity) and it’s the first year of the 10K, which I desperately wanted to do, but it sold out in one day. I don’t know anyone whose running it (anyone know of any bloggers running any of the races?) so I’m going to keep up with the weekend through Carissa’s Fit2Flex blog (I’d link to it, but I haven’t figured out linking on my Blogger app just yet). She is a race announcer for all of the races, so she’s been posting about the expo and the 5K and all of the stuff that’s been happening. Fun! Next year, I’m making a comeback. And in between there I’m doing the Princess and the Tower of Terror again, so I won’t go through 2014 without a Disney race, no not me.
Alright, that’s all from me for today. I have a million things to do work related and birthday party related, so I need to jet. Enjoy your weekend and I will catch you on the flip side with 10,000 pictures from Jillian’s 1st birthday extravaganza!
Anyone running any of the Disney races this weekend? Do you wish you were?
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Last night I learned something. Blogger has an app. An app where you can blog from your phone and add pictures and stuff like that. Why did I not know about this? I’ve been blogging from my phone when I don’t have a computer handy for two years now, not knowing that there’s an app that makes that super easy and allows you to add pictures (which is what I was trying to do last night in my post). I’m so excited about this that I’m blogging from my phone again today (because the internet on my work computer is all kinds of jacked up). Sorry for the lame babble here.
I didn’t freeze last night or this morning despite the single digit weather here in Charlotte. It was painful walking out to the car this morning though. I was well covered – hoodie underneath my coat, scarf wrapped around my neck multiple times, gloves and my awesome new hat – but it was still dang cold. I looked at the weather at home and it was in the 30s this morning there. And then I looked ahead and by Friday it’s supposed to be 83. Hallelujah. My aunt from Chicago (the sub arctic) is coming on Saturday and was delighted to hear that it was going to be “summer weather” while she was in Florida.
I’m happy for the warmer weather because Jillian’s birthday party is on Sunday and I was hoping for weather where we could open up the doors to the patio and have people mingle inside and out. Looks like it’ll be perfect weather for that. Yay. I am so stinkin excited about Jillian’s birthday. I can’t believe it’s her birthday already. The year just went by way too fast.
I did not work out last night. By the time I got done with what I was working on (and watching The Bachelor) it was 10 o’clock and I thought that jumping around my room probably wasn’t the best idea and would keep me up half the night. Tonight, I am planning on doing something because I’m missing T25 and just activity in general (I have been sitting in a classroom for 8 hours a day not moving much – ugh).
Alright, that's all I've got. Hope your Tuesday is going great!! (It's only Tuesday?!?)
Monday, January 6, 2014
Friday, January 3, 2014
Thursday, January 2, 2014
In all of the excitement I forgot to set my alarm this morning and ended up sleeping in and not doing my T25 workout. Way to go, me. Ah well, tomorrow is another day.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
|Her shirt says "My First New Year" - so cute!|
I slept in this morning until 8:30 (which was glorious) and decided to get up and start the new year on the right foot by working out. Today on T25 was the "Rip't Circuit" workout and it was fun! We actually incorporated weights into this one, so that was exciting. It was a mix of cardio, strength, core, you name it. A nice change of pace from the non-stop cardio.
Today is a downright nasty day here in Florida. Dark, dreary, cold, so we have done minimal stuff all day. We watched White House Down (hi Channing Tatum), I cleaned out and organized my iPod (something that has been on my To Do List for like 6 months) and I got a New Year's pedicure, because it was MUCH needed. Now I'm talking to you fine folks.
It's the first day of the year, so it's time to make a list of all of the things I hope to accomplish. As I mentioned the other day, I have a bunch of lists (I'm Type A and make lists for literally everything in life) so I will spare you from sharing everything, but here are some "me" items that I hope to accomplish in the new year.
Cook more and eat at home more
We eat out a lot, which is bad. It's expensive and fatty (but so good). This year I vow to cook more meals at home so that we don't have to go out so much. And now that Jillian can eat real people food, this is even more important now.
I don't really need to set a resolution to work out because it's just inherent in my nature. But this year I want to experiment with workouts. I always just gravitate back to running as my main form of exercise and I want to see what else I can do. I'm loving the T25 workouts I'm doing now and would love to keep up with this type of intense style workout. I also miss the gym. I haven't set foot in my gym since August (thank God my company reimburses me for my gym membership, ha) so I would like to get back there as well.
Run two long races
I know I said I was retiring from running a while back, but I'm not really going to do that. I am going to be more selective of the races I do and not just haphazardly sign up for all of the (Disney) long runs. Because let's face it I'm really bad at training properly and then I freak out in the month leading up to the race. Who needs that stress? I do want to run something other than a half marathon, like a 10K or 15K (there aren't enough 15Ks in the world). So I will be on lookout for those.
|Michele and I at the Tower of Terror 10 Miler|
Take vitamins everyday
I eat poorly. I am sure I do not get the recommended amount of nutrients from the foods I eat, so I need a multi vitamin. And I need to remember to take it every single day! I will work on this.
I don't know what happened, I used to be a fruitaholic and now I barely eat it! It's so weird. So fruit will be making a comeback in 2014.
Don't be wasteful
If you look under my bathroom sink I have like 10 bottles of half used shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc. And then I go out and buy more. I am going to "shop under my sink" the next time I feel like I need a new product. Same goes for food. I buy food (bags of salad, lunchmeat) and then don't eat it and then I have to throw it out because it goes bad. Not cool. So no wastefulness over here in 2014.
I only read 10 books in 2013, which is a dip from the previous year, so I am going to set my goal at 12 this year. We'll see. I get a majority of my reading done on airplanes when I travel and at the gym, so there's another excuse to go back to the gym.
I am sure there is more, but that is all I can conjure up for now. If I think of anything else great, you know I'll let you know - whether you want to hear about it or not!
Hope you're having a fabulous New Years!
What are your resolutions for 2014?