June life in-review

July 2, 2013 at 10:00 am | Posted in Recap | Leave a comment
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Stats for June 2013:

Miles ran: 9.5 miles

Miles biked: 71.55 miles

Yards swam: 0

Miles on the elliptical: (a few that I didn’t record)

Calories burned: 8831 (lots of Body Combat and bootcamp)

Number of workouts: 14 on dailymile; 14 on MyFitnessPal

Current book: “Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls” by David Sedaris; and “World War Z” by Max Brooks

Current healthy snacks: Salad

Current song: Body combat music

Current splurge: Carbs of all kinds.

Current triumph: Kicking butt at Body Combat

Current goal: Figure out my body weight issue/if I am insulin resistant

2013 To Do List:

Fitness

Complete an indoor triathlon — Tri to Help completed 2/23

Complete my first half marathon — Completed 4/28! (2:31:30 was my time)

Complete my first outdoor triathlon — Pass

Start lifting again — Boo.

Nutrition

Lose 33 pounds by Dec. 31 — Down 13; 20 to go

Less carbs, more protein (55/30/15) — Heck no.

Personal

Save 10K for the wedding — Completed!

Save 1K for emergencies — Next on my list

Get a grip on my spending — Fail

For more: January recap
May recap

May life recap

May 30, 2013 at 10:00 am | Posted in Recap | 1 Comment
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I got away from this, so I will not do a total but what I did for May:

Stats for May 2013:

Miles ran: 1.7 miles (seriously?!)

Miles biked: 28.81 miles

Yards swam: 0 (no swimming for a while)

Miles on the elliptical: 4.49 miles

Calories burned: 6708

Number of workouts: 8 on dailymile; 14 on MyFitnessPal

Current book: “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins

Current healthy snacks: Somersaults Pacific Sea Salt

Current song: “I Love It (I Don’t Care)” by Icona Pop

Current splurge: Oreos. I can’t get enough of them.

Current triumph: Kicking butt at Body Combat

Current goal: Figuring out the rest of my race schedule for the year

2013 To Do List:

Fitness

Complete an indoor triathlon — Tri to Help completed 2/23

Complete my first half marathon — Completed 4/28! (2:31:30 was my time)

Complete my first outdoor triathlon — pass

Start lifting again — Going great!

Nutrition

Lose 33 pounds by Dec. 31 — Down 13; 20 to go

Less carbs, more protein (55/30/15) — Heck no.

Personal

Save 10K for the wedding — Completed!

Save 1K for emergencies — On hold for now

Get a grip on my spending — Fail

For more: January recap 

January life recap

February 1, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Posted in Recap | 2 Comments
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I love Tonia from Racing with Babes‘ recaps each month. So I borrowed her idea.

Stats from January 2013:

Miles ran: 20.56 (taking a 4-week break to help my shin splints)

Miles biked: 32.5

Yards swam: 6425 (3.65 miles)

Miles on the elliptical: 8.18

Calories burned: 10,414

Number of workouts: 22

Current book: Finished “The Hunger Games” by Christmas; Now listening to “The Dante Club” by Matthew Pearl on CD in the car. Many, many wedding books.

Current healthy snacks: Planter’s NUT-rition Energy Mix (which seems vegan!) and Primal vegan jerky

Current song: “Everylong” by Foo Fighters

Current splurge: I did go to Roburrito’s once this month. Was it worth it? Always. But I think I need to give myself other splurges, as this was TOO calorie dense for my liking.

Current triumph: Finishing an intense swimming workout at a clinic

Current goal: To get back to running; to finish my indoor tri on Feb. 23

2013 To Do List:

Fitness

Complete an indoor triathlon — signed up for the Tri To Help in MD on Feb. 23

Complete my first half marathon — signed up for the Nike’s Women’s Half on April 28

Complete my first outdoor triathlon 

Start lifting again — Fail

Nutrition

Lose 33 pounds by Dec. 31 — Down 7 pounds; 26 to go

Less carbs, more protein (55/30/15) — the past two weeks have been great

Personal

Save 10K for the wedding — Closing in on this goal

Save 1K for emergencies — On hold for now

Get a grip on my spending — Fail

2012 was a year full of surprises; hello, 2013!

December 31, 2012 at 11:16 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Yup, this was quite an event for 2012.

Yup, this was quite an event for 2012.

Wow. I can’t believe it has been a full year already. 2012 went by so quickly, and many things have happened.

January – March: The weather wasn’t so frightful here, and the warmer winter helped my seasonal depression and running. I went out on the trail a lot. I didn’t get stuck at the bottom of the hill near our apartment. I also tried to give up technology on Sundays. That eventually failed.

April: I tried 50 States, 50 Vegan Dishes. It was my 26th birthday.

May: Three years with Batman. We went to Virginia. What a trip.

Summer: I trained and raced a 10-miler. I loved it, most of the time. I decided to run a half marathon next. I also switched jobs in my office, moving to days and finally having weekends and nights off for the first time in five years. Also, I had my first yard sale. My dad almost had a second heart attack.

Fall: The new schedule made working on the farm that much more difficult. Earlier in the summer, I decided to take a break from blogging, but came back for Vegan MoFo. That didn’t go as successfully as I would have hoped. Plus, I burnt apple butter. We moved into a new apartment, and realized it wasn’t the best decision we ever made; it was quite possibly the worst of the year.

Winter: I tried NaNoWriMo and realized that I can’t write on a timeline. I prefer reading on a timeline. My Pop wasn’t doing so well and he went into a nursing home. I got ENGAGED!

YES, Batman is marrying Wonder Woman. Watch out, world.

2012 was quite an eventful year, with a few changes. I am hoping 2013 will be even better, with a wedding to plan (not until 2014, so hold off, people), pounds to lose, races to race, books to read, posts to write and trips to take. Also, I hope to check things off my bucket list.

Happy 2013, everyone!

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