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Busy day

Tuesday, September 16, 2014      3 comments

I had a fun tennis lesson at noon, went running this afternoon (sprints) and then my favorite activity, swimming "lesson" with my 5 month old daughter. ... Read more


Monday, September 08, 2014      1 comments

I signed up for tennis lessons! I've never played tennis before so I'm excited to try it out. The plan is to run every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and tennis lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the next few weeks. Read more

Let's do this again

Sunday, September 07, 2014      3 comments

So much has happened in the last 2 years or so. Most importantly, I'm a mom to a 5 month old baby girl named Emma. She was born on April Fools' Day :) She's a wonderful baby and I couldn't be happier. I'm on maternity leave and I'm not going b... Read more

2013 - Goal

Wednesday, January 09, 2013      1 comments

New year. Same goal. :) To be able to run a 5k in less than 30 minutes. This year I'm gonna make it happen. Hopefully as early as this summer. I've started training again after taking some time off and my current form is terrible! I p... Read more

September is gone

Sunday, October 07, 2012      1 comments

After a long week I finally have my wonderful and supportive boyfriend back from San Francisco. I always do better with my food and exercise when he's around. He motivates me. The cold I had for over 2 weeks destroyed my September plans but e... Read more


Thursday, September 13, 2012      5 comments

I have a cold. My second cold in two months. Ugh. Yesterday was awful but I'm feeling better today and I plan to go out for a run on Saturday. My boyfriend is leaving for London tomorrow morning for a 10k race on Saturday. I wish I was going ... Read more

Two 5k races this week

Saturday, September 01, 2012      2 comments

I ran another 5k race this morning. My boyfriend had signed up for a 10k race and since I was going to run this morning I decided to go with him and sign up for the 5k race for fun. We woke up early and had to drive to a small town in the countr... Read more

The 5k Race

Thursday, August 30, 2012      4 comments

The weather could've been better. It was cold and windy and I stupidly ate only 2 hours before the race and it was difficult with hills... But! I did it in 33:05 which is a personal best. I'm slowly reaching my goal. Sub 30! Hopefully next year?... Read more

The 10k!

Saturday, August 18, 2012      10 comments

I finished my 10k in 1:08:30. I'm happy with it since this was my first 10k and my longest run ever. The weather was brilliant, the atmosphere was wonderful. So many people and everyone was having fun. I'm going to participate again next year. F... Read more


Sunday, July 22, 2012      2 comments

France is lovely. So very pretty. I'm staying in Savigny-en-Revermont. Went to Baume-les-Messieurs today. ... Read more

10k and France

Sunday, July 15, 2012      1 comments

I ran 8.5 kilometers today (>5 miles). My longest run so far. My 10k race will be on August 18th so I'm confident that I will be able to finish it. I just want to be able to run faster. I haven't set a specific goal for myself yet. It would be a... Read more

Hills, sprints and caves

Friday, July 06, 2012      2 comments

Just came back from this week's sprint training. 7x200m sprints with a minutes' rest (walk) between sprints. This hill is part of my training. Run up and down 7x. Will be ... Read more

The Race

Monday, June 25, 2012      6 comments

The race went very well, thank you all for asking! I am a slow runner and my goal was to run under 35 minutes and I did it in 34:38 so I'm very happy. It was a gorgeous night, the longest day of the year and it's my favorite time of the year ... Read more

Plant Based Foods and a 5k Race tomorrow

Wednesday, June 20, 2012      5 comments

I've been rapidly losing weight and I think it's mostly because I've cut dairy, bread/pasta and sugar from my diet. I eat plant based foods. Lots of veggies and fruits. I drink as much juice as possible. I love my juicer! I'm so happy I bought i... Read more


Friday, June 08, 2012      2 comments

Today marks the one year anniversary of the day I quit smoking. I'm the same weight that I was a year ago (maybe a couple of pounds lighter) and even though I gained weight shortly after I quit I did manage to lose it within the year. I'm determ... Read more

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