Posted in October 2012

Treadmill Running is Better Than No Running

Happy Halloween! T and I skipped Monday night’s run due to high winds and rain, quite frankly we didn’t want to get whacked in the head with a tree branch. Last night’s weather was still wet and cold, so we hit the gym.  T did a super-cool stationary bike program (which I will try on Friday–he “cycled” … Continue reading

…And the Rest Of the Weekend

Yes, I know it’s Tuesday and this post is a little late, but it’s been kinda crazy with the weather…thankfully we weren’t hit nearly as hard as predicted by Sandy… The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing and eating really good food cooked by T and a sweet treat from Trader Joe’s. Swordfish with … Continue reading

Race Report: Wicked 10k

Oh what a race! T and I woke up around 4am Saturday in order to get to the VA Beach Convention Center early enough to get a parking spot there, especially since Hurricane Sandy forced the post-race party indoors.  When  we were almost halfway there, I realized I had forgotten the Garmin.  I was a … Continue reading

The Day I Found Out How Weak My Abs Are

I regularly follow a blog called Carrots ‘n Cake.   The author, Tina, is a machine–she’s really big into CrossFit these days–something I just can’t get into–but her blog is a wealth of fitness as well as staying healthy information. For the next four weeks I’ll be following the CnC Plank Challenge.  The challenge started on … Continue reading

Wicked Weather Forecast

The weather for the Wicked 10k on Saturday went from being in the low 70s (mid-60s but dry at race time–8am) with a 20% chance of rain in the afternoon to this:   Luckily the likelihood of rain is in the afternoon (90% chance) but I—like everyone else I’m sure—was hoping for a brisk sunny race!   … Continue reading

Cajun Quinoa

Quinoa has been around for a long time.  I just tried it for the first time this week for lunch and I’m hooked.  It’s super-filling, and you can basically throw together any combination of veggies and spices and make a delish lunch. Per’s nutrition fact database the serving size is 1 cup (cooked); 222 calories, 8 grams … Continue reading

Oh, Hello Little Blog

I have been so busy for the past week and a half—I forgot I even had a blog.  Well, not really, but it seemed like it. It’s been a busy month indeed–OT at work, moving out of my apartment, sticking to a training plan (finally), school, and of course all of the fun that fall has … Continue reading

Debate Time!

Ran for the first time in over a week after work, now I’m all showered up and ready for the first debate of the presidential election!  Can’t wait to hear some of these Romney “zingers” haha!