Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Good Morning!  Today is Leap Day!  Justin has been filling me in on the facts about Leap Year all week.  Today we shall celebrate this extra day of the year by purchasing furniture and getting free delivery.

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Oh, Sara.  She went to sleep like that. 

Yesterday started with a 5 MILE RUN! Here is how it went down. I didn’t feel like doing cardio at all. I finally decided to not think about it, just do it. I was going to hop on the elliptical for an hour. I put on a pair of running shorts. They were too tight.  I gasped. I put on my running shoes and headed outside.  It’s been a while since I ran outside so I told myself I would just run 3 miles and it’s okay if I have to walk some of it.

I ran 3 miles without walking.  I told myself I’ll just run one more, it’s okay if I have to walk.

Mile 4, done, feeling great!  I told myself, just one more mile, it’s totally okay if I have to walk or not even finish it at all (also, secretly telling myself…you totally have this…push through!) Now you know how my brain works…I talk to the self that is talking to myself.  Oh dear.

Killed mile 5 and ran it all in 50 minutes!  I didn’t have my Garmin on so I had no idea what pace I was keeping.  I was thrilled to walk in the door and see that it had been 50 minutes!

I leashed up the girls and took them for a walk.

I felt so good. I love running.   I don’t listen to music when I am running out in the world.  I love the sound of my feet hitting the pavement and the rhythm of my breath along with it.  It puts me in such a relaxed place.


Meal #1: Oats with chocolate protein powder

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Meal #2: Chicken and vegetable soup

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Meal #3: Chili (ground turkey, black beans, dark red kidney beans, chili beans)

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Meal #4: Chili

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Meal #5: Chicken with potatoes and carrots

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I wrapped up the day with crocheting while watching Biggest Loser.  I was sad to see Chism go.


  1. yaaaaaay for 5 miles!!!!!

    and im like you,when i run outside,i dont listen to music. there is something so tranquil and serene about running without distractions. just you and the sound of your feet and thoughts. and oh yeah,i totally talk to myself's self as well!!

    anyways,happy wednesday!!!!