Posted in November 2012

Busy Week

As I sit here writing this post, I’m enjoying my dinner of a Trader Joe’s Salmon Burger (broken up and seasoned with garlic seasoning) and roasted brussels sprouts.  It is so good and satisfying.  I could get used to eating like this 🙂  Yes, it is a small dinner, but I had a hearty butternut … Continue reading

Weekly Workout Schedule

This week’s workout schedule: Monday:  3 mile run–DONE Tuesday:  1 mile TM run, lifting (NROLFW), plank workout Wednesday:  6 mile run Thursday:  yoga, plank workout, 1 mile run Friday:  1 mile TM run, lifting (NROLFW) Saturday:  1 mile run, yoga Sunday:  plank (hold as long as I can), and Reindeer Dash For Cash 10-Miler in Greenville, … Continue reading

Operation: Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The holiday season has officially kicked off and you know what that means…sweet treats, indulgent dishes, festive holiday parties, grabbing a bite at the food court while shopping…and the pounds and bloated bellies that accompany those fun times.  Days grow busier and shorter, while consciously healthy eating and workouts become obsolete.   We all go into the season saying “I’m not … Continue reading

26.2, I’m Lookin’ at YOU!

So I’m a day late with the announcement but………… I’M RUNNING A MARATHON! T and I are running the Mount Desert Island Marathon next year!  We were originally going to run the Maine Marathon in Portland, but T found MDI and after looking at the race and the area I was sold! Marathon training pretty … Continue reading

Thanksgiving 2012

Links to recipes: Alex Guarnaschelli’s Parker House Rolls Ina Garten’s Sausage and Herb Stuffing The Pioneer Woman’s Cranberry Sauce The Pioneer Woman’s Caramel Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake BTW….The RW Holiday run streak continued today…1 mile done this evening….8 on the schedule for tomorrow…plus a super-cool (running related) announcement!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Yesterday at 3pm marked the start of what has so far been a great Thanksgiving holiday!  It’s a lovely day here in Yorktown, nice, crisp autumn air and I’m sitting on the patio drinking a Hibernator (yum) and chillin’ with the dogs while T is working on smoking the turkey.   T and I had … Continue reading

Weekly Workout Schedule

It’s going to be a busy week indeed (at both work and home), but workouts will resume and hopefully make it less stressful… Monday:  6 mile run outside Tuesday: weightlifting Wednesday:  rest/yoga Thursday:  Blue Talon Bistro Thanksgiving 5k (the RW running streak challenge starts today!) Friday:  yoga/lifting (or on Sunday..or both days), 1 mile run Saturday:  … Continue reading


I was so happy for the weekend to get here, but it has been a busy one! With Thanksgiving this week T and I did a lot of grocery shopping, and I did some prepwork in the kitchen–baking bread for the stuffing and preparing Parker house rolls for dinner on Thursday.  I also finished my … Continue reading

Runner’s World 2012 Holiday Running Streak

               Who’s in? This challenge starts with a race for me–the Blue Talon Bistro Turkey Trot 5k in Williamsburg.  Can’t wait! (As for the weightlifting, that will start on Saturday…too much sitting at work equals very stiff hip flexors for me—foam rolling and yoga for now 🙂

Race Report: Richmond Half Marathon

4:30am came a little too early… I didn’t do my usual routine of jumping right out of bed and getting ready…I wanted to stay in the perfect comfy bed until the absolute last-minute!  Alas, we got up, ate bagels and peanut butter and started getting ready for the race.   Way too early and cold … Continue reading