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Project Pixie Dust: Day 100 02-21-11

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

** Faith, trust, and pixie dust! **

One hundred days of Project Pixie Dust...that's quite a milestone! Looking back, I feel like this project has helped me get into some good rhythms/habits, like with my water drinking and fruits and veggies. It's helped motivate me to stay on track with my training and working out, although I still have some tuning up to do in my food and tracking. Hopefully my new "you bite it, you write it" item will motivate me to actually track everything and think more about what I'm putting in my mouth! Anyway, tomorrow is my big business trip so I spent the day getting geared up for that. I had my fair share of technical difficulties along the way, as is typical for me. I seem to have the worst luck with technology for some reason, and today was no exception! First, the laptop I had reserved at work was somehow MIA when I went to pick it up. (Luckily we ultimately found it.) And then, my logins in my client's system suddenly broke because someone on their end decided to reset my password and not tell me. To make that situation even more "fun," they were taking President's Day off and I had a difficult time tracking down someone to fix it for me! (Thankfully I did after a couple of hours.) After all these little glitches, hopefully this trip will be smooth sailing from here on out. I did take the liberty of finding the In 'N' Out Burger closest to my hotel, as well as some other restaurant ideas so I'm not just stuck with the hotel restaurant. And to finish up my busy day, I cleaned up the apartment soon so it's not a complete wreck when the boys come home tomorrow, packed my bed, and did a few last-minute things on the computer. Oh and worked out, since my foot was well enough to do so. I am just about tuckered out and ready for some BED!

Drink my water, 64+ ounces: DONE (73 days running)!

Eat five servings of fruits and veggies: DONE (51 days running)!

You bite it, you write it: DONE (3 days running)!

Eat mindfully all day and night: I give myself a D+ today. I went 300 calories over my limit today, mainly because I had a splurge snack with lunch - some tortilla chips from the cafeteria. They started out awesome, but towards the bottom of the basket, they were kind of greasy and I wished I had stopped eating while they were still good! And dinner, I grabbed Culver's...I didn't want to trash up the kitchen from cooking dinner...oh OK, you caught me, I was craving a good juicy burger. I guess for all that, 300 above isn't too bad, but it's not great either. I did write everything down like a good girl though! And I've had some much worse days.

Running: I tried out the old foot again with a 5k treadmill run. It went okay, although I got tired out after about two miles...I wasn't on my favorite kind of treadmill today mainly because I wanted to watch TV and hadn't figured out how to work the TVs on the "best" of these days I'll ask one of the gym employees to show me. How hard can it be?! I completed the 5k in 30:52, which is exactly the same as my 2010 Royal Family 5K time. Pretty fitting, considering that the 2011 Royal Family 5K is this weekend! I finished up with some walking to bring me to a total of 5.21 miles.

Cross Training: None today.

On my way to DISNEY WORLD! 210.00 miles complete, 1080.00 to go (1290 total)

Strength Training: None today.

I'm getting excited for some hopefully warmer and sunnier weather! We had some serious ice and snow yesterday and more snow and drizzle and general YUCK today. It's getting soooo old. The weather was such a tease, getting up into the 40s and melting most of the snow, and now all this gross-ness. BOO. It will be nice when spring is properly here!

Also thinking more and more about my friends running the Princess Half this weekend. I initially felt soooo sad and bummed that I couldn't attend this year that it just kind of overwhelmed me, but I'm past that and just excited and happy for all my Princess friends! Much as I'd love to be out there, I'll enjoy chEARing them on and thinking ahead to my next Disney races, not to mention the three other halfs I have lined up for this year. (They recently released pictures of the CMHM medal, and it is sa-WEET!) I'm curious to see what color this year's tiara medal is going to feature. They've done blue and purple, so what's next? Maybe pink? Oh, the things that get me excited...I guess we'll all know soon enough!

Time for me to try and get some sleep, I think. Early flight tomorrow!
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