What Have I Been Up To?

Cherry Tree Festival – Blackstone Valley Half Marathon – my two second review, super organized race, pretty trails, some hills, would have done better had I listened to my own advice and been careful of my food consumption the day before. Had lots of fun running with friends though!

Fish tacos for summer!

Heidi Swanson’s Super Natural Every Day – Orzo Salad with Broccoli Pesto

Hanging with the geese on the Charles…


Chasing chickens with Kristina!!!

Get over here NOW chickens!

Got one!

Get on my arm!

Or not.

Here Kristina, I’ll help you.

Kristina, you look so happy!

You dropped your chicken!

Alright, that’s probably enough chickens.

Let’s talk about my plan.

  • Mon – Run 5m
  • Tues – Strength
  • Wed – Run 3m
  • Thurs – Run 3m & strength
  • Fri – Rest
  • Sat – Run 6m
  • Sun – Some type of cross training

I’m having a bit of a hard time with this succeeding then failing healthy eating thing and not getting down on myself. Don’t feel like dwelling on it now, but feel free to share some words of motivation/encouragement. Just in a rut. The end.


Could I Be More Lazy?

Seriously, I would be beyond mortified to admit just how many hours I spent on my couch today. But it was so, so nice. Productivity was low, that’s for sure, but I did accomplish a heaping mound of laundry and a (minor) workout.

Then I realized, what will I eat for dinner? I’ve been trying to order out less, since A. I make poor healthy eating decisions and B. our food/beverage budget is almost always overspent. Thankfully, during my couch time I spent some time with Google Reader and caught up on Joy the Baker.

And mission accomplished. I was able to essentially stay on the couch. BAKED lemon risotto and did I have most key ingredients? Yes! (or so I thought).

I did have to make a few adjustments as I realized I had no fresh thyme (major bummer, I love fresh thyme), so I went with 1 teaspoon of dried and then a few minutes later found that I only had one cup of arborio rice so the recipe has been halved. Kind of. I realized a little too late I was missing a bit of rice, but fingers crossed, it is baking away right now.

Two things, I don’t have an ability to take a photograph currently, camera has been borrowed and the phone camera is not exactly working. I’m just not feeling the Sprint store visit, you know what I mean? It’s either going to take a really long time or be really expensive, neither of which I’m excited about.

So anyway, no pictures for you right now, BUT obviously you can find many pictures of the dish here, which are much more fabulous than mine would have been!

I’m not sure I’ll have time to write tomorrow so I thought I would share my super motivating workout recap here. Well, so I’m still going to earn that gold star I hope, but as far as pushing myself, or reaching miles planned or really doing a workout longer than 20 minutes, FAIL.

But this blog is about motivating me so let’s look past this week to the one ahead. Here’s the training plan…

  • Mon – Run 3.5m
  • Tues – 6×400 @ 5k pace
  • Wed – Run 3m & strength
  • Thurs – Rest
  • Fri – Run 3m
  • Sat – Run 7m
  • Sun – Strength

How did you do this week? Go ahead, share! And if you didn’t workout, tell me about your couch time, I bet anything I have you beat!

Get Up & Go!

This is my attempt to motivate myself to get out for a run this morning. Other than the Jingle Bell 5k, I have not been doing much running and also have not done much running outside in the cold. It’s time to get up and go!

Unfortunately I won’t be able to spend much time here all week as we have days of packing and moving ahead, but before the week really gets started I need to commit to my workout plan. But first a recap…

  • Sun – Somerville Jingle Bell 5k – Done
  • Mon – Run with Back On My Feet or Cardio – 20 min elliptical & 20 min bike
  • Tues – Strength Training – Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 Level 2
  • Wed – Cardio or Run with Back On My Feet – Jillian Six Pack Abs Level 1
  • Thurs – Strength Training – Jillian 30 Day Shred Level 2
  • Fri/Sat/Sun – Something on one of these days – 30 min bike

I feel pretty good about that especially the week before Christmas. I didn’t do so well with the healthy eating, but that’s in the past. Let’s forget it and move forward!

This week…

  • Mon – Run 2m
  • Tues – Strength Training
  • Wed – Cardio
  • Thurs – Strength Training
  • Fri – Run with my sister
  • Sat/Sun – Something one of these days

I know, not the most hard-core workout, but need to keep this week simple and straightforward with the addition of working and moving.

What are you doing this week to get going?