Last Things Thursday

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Last Song on the iPod:

Bruno Mars Locked out of Heaven

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Last Workout:

It was supposed to be a 4 mile run last night butttt I decided against it. I was tired, my body was tired and in favor of a crazy circuit workout this morning at 6am, I said heck with it and decided to not run. I’ll be running Friday and Saturday instead!

Last Meal

Spaghetti and Meatballssss. I’ll never get sick of that for a meal, so glad there’s leftovers for lunch!

(Last) New Show I Love

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Did I ever tell you how much I love Netflix? Well, I do. I have found so many awesome shows on there. My new one is Once Upon a Time, I’m loving it. It’s so clever, and lots of characters with crazy stories and twists. If you don’t know it’s about a town where all the characters are from Fairy Tales but living in modern times and they don’t KNOW they are a fairy tale character. It’s really interesting. Do watch 🙂

Last Snack

Lately I’ve been obsessed with Cinnamon Toast. I love it so much. I really have to stop myself from eating like 5 slices at a time. Life is hard.

Last picture on my iPhone:

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My sweeties snuggled up in my bed. They don’t like to share with me. Rude.

  • What’s on your Last Things Thursday List? Any new shows…music?

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Last Things Thursday

Another Last Things Thursday!

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Last Song on my iPod

Apparently I stopped running to this! (Belieber!)

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Last Workout

3 miles was on my training plan, so 3 miles it was! But a little bit different- meet my new running buddy!

20130109-205632.jpgRiley ran his first 3 miles with me and it went very well. I never took him far but he trotted right beside me the whole time (lucky 4 legs!) it only got a little out of control the one time he saw a squirrel… And my left arm was so fatigued! However, my pace was great!

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Last Book (Started)

So a coworker of mine was talking about an interesting book and brought it in for me to borrow. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a TRUE story about a woman who died of cancer in the 1950s who had her cells harvested. Her cells never died. Those of you who have studied biology or are interested in it might have heard a lot about her cells, called HeLa. From her cells we now have many vaccines, such as the polio vaccine, influenza and many many more. It looks into ethics of scientific research and the family of Lacks. I’m looking forward to getting into. Very interesting to think that this woman’s cells are STILL around! (and have saved us all!) I’ll let you know how it goes, maybe some of you will like it too.

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Last Manicure

Purple with sparklesssss 🙂

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  • What are some of you last things this Thursday?

Hurricane Day 2

I can say that no damage has been done here at my home, and I’m am safe and well. I am very thankful to be able to say that because I know many can’t. Drew actually is very close to the coast of Ocean City, MD and thankfully he is okay too…not that I didn’t worry about him much of the day after seeing pictures of the coast! The eye of the storm was over my town last night and the wind and rain kept me up some but you can tell everything has died down a lot by now. We are now dealing with rainy/wintry mixes and the temperatures have dropped by 10-12 degrees. From what they are saying things should be moving out later today and into tomorrow. That being said I wish all the best to those affected on the coast. Scary and crazy!

Todays weather map

Anyways- yesterday I literally did nothing but bake, eat, read blogs/reasearch (aka google) cycling and running training, foam roll, and online shop (meaning I put a lot of things in my Shopping cart and I never check out as it begs me too…cruel.)

My body was begging me for a full rest day because I was hurting from the trainer and 3 hours of field hockey the day before. My back was incredibly tight and my glutes and hamstrings didn’t want to do anything. I’m so glad I did because today I feel 100% better and am ready to get a good (indoor) workout in. I’m hoping to do some riding on the trainer.

Speaking of riding a bike… yesterday I downloaded some race pics from this fall of Drew and I! There were many but I tried to pick out the ones where I looked least in pain…(this was the dreaded side stitch race..bleh).

So enjoy!

 

Stud!! (he also looks so official in his team Tri Kit!)

Gotta love Race Pics! 🙂

  • Do you get/like your race pictures? ( I always feel like theres very few good ones)
  • How are you after Sandy today?

Hurricane day!

Well everyone I hope you all had a good weekend. My weekend got extended a little bit and because of Hurrican Sandy I will be at home today and most likely tomorrow considering things are supposed to get worse tonight and into Tuesday. At one point a town 30 minutes from me was supposed to get a direct hit and was even a trending topic on Twitter. Twitter makes everything serious. YIKES!

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I’m at that little green dot…And that’s what we are dealing with this morning. The wind should be picking up by tonight…

So anyways, this weekend- I was supposed to run a 5k. It was nice because it was set up right in my town and easy to get to so I went and…..Cancelled. So great to get that notice before hand…but ohhhh well. I was excited to race so it was disappointing but what can you do? With all this I ended up losing motivation to run and decided to get on the trainer and watch Netflix instead- good choice I might say. (Side note: if you have Netflix start watching all the seasons of the TV show Rules of Engagement– it’s hilarious!)

Then I decided shopping was a good idea ..and then an even better idea was buying new shoes 🙂 PRETTY new shoes!

Brooks Pureflows! They had me at their color and then putting them on was even better. I feel like they are molded right to my foot! Can’t wait to take them for a spin. (OH, running guru, Alex– whatcha think!?) I definitely wish that the weather wouldn’t be so terrible because I would have loved to take them out for a nice run! (And no…not running in the rain… 🙂 )

Today is a much needed rest day– I spent 45 minutes on the indoor trainer Saturday and then an ab workout and played hockey for 3 hours Sunday (my team had NO subs either- ugh) and today my body hurts soooo very much. I may be popping in my Beach Babe DVD for the stretching session!

The rest of my hurricane day will be spent making pancakes…

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Literally the best I’ve ever made. Adapted from Hollie’s recipe… ( I only added a packet of stevia and some agave for my sweetner part). Oh and I added a bunch of cinnamon because I LOVE it. Cocoa would also be an awesome add-in.

 

Eating apple crisp…

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And preparing for possible power outage! Yikes- candles ready!

  • Are you affected by the hurricane today?
  • How was your weekend?

Friday Things

Hi everyone! This post will be short and sweet mostly because I’m exhausted… The earliest I’ve been home this week has been 8:30 and the latest 9:30. Sorry for the lack of posts but you know- life happens! Also the kids at school have had trick-or-treating and parades all week and you can imagine how wild 5-8 year olds get after that. Seriously, it’s been crazy! So. Much. Candy!

Workouts this week:
I have another 5k this Saturday right in my hometown which I’m pretty excited about. Since I’ve been out so late I’ve been working out at night after my shifts instead of waking up early. I’ve done a lot more running and even some intervals/hill training on the treadmill! (which almost NEVER happens!) I hope to get a better time this week 🙂 My other workouts have included…. TRAINER RIDES!!! That’s right- my very own indoor trainer!!

My bike is all set up in my basement …literally right in front of the TV so now in the dead of the bitterly cold PA winter I can still be on my bike! I’m so excited. The trainer was acually my birthday present from Drew! (I hinted about it for like 4 months 😉 ) This trainer is super nice and he got it from nashbar.com if interested. Drew said it is nicer than the one he has AND it was cheaper because Nashbar has amazing deal! Somehow I feel like I may want to hide it from him 🙂

The best way to enjoy (well..kinda) staying on the trainer is to watch some DVR..

Obsessed with Country Music! 

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Breakfast Best

Joining the blogging trend, these pumpkin bagels are the BEST!

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Treat This Week

It’s been unbelievably warm this week. Like almost 80 degrees! Iced dunkin donut coffee was necessary!

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  • What are some of your favorite things this week?
  • Would you use an indoor trainer?