2014 Goals

I thought I would set some 2014 Goals/New Year’s Resolutions. Yay 2014! I’m kicking off the year with a cold.

Finish Grad School

  • I was supposed to go back in December so we got snowed out. This year is our year though. We are doing it well.

Lose Weight

  • I will have more specific goals for this each month

Eat in More/Eat Out Less

  • Bring my lunch to work 3-4 days a week

Save Money 

  • I have some bigger purchases I’m looking towards doing this year.
  • Again more specific goals for this each month starting tomorrow.

Play More Video Games

Read 52 books

  • Read 8 non-fiction books

PR in a race

  • Either the half or full marathon distance. Preferably both.

Run 750 miles

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November Goals

Alright time for November Goals! Yay November. So close to the holidays.

Track Everything even if I’m -600 for the week freaking track
Limit Eating Out To 5 Times a Week: I think I’ll be more successful with sticking to this if I let myself be flexible
Stick to my running plan
Run a smart race for the Route 66 Marathon
Prep for my grad school exams: I’m planning on going back sometime in early December for this so yay!
Don’t Gain 500 LBS over Thanksgiving.
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New Recipes and Rewards

Well my October goals are going okay. I’ll probably reuse the goals for next month though because they have not been super stellar.

With Becky’s help, I also made some rewards for my weight loss goals! I am excited about these.

150–Amazon gift card for books/fun purchases NOT necessities. 
145-A nice purse (which one is to be determined)
140–iTunes gift card for some music
135–A SparkleSkirt (I love these for running) http://sparkleskirts.com/
130–Nice pair of shoes (nice-ish maybe boots)
125–GOAL so something bigish. Maybe a trip. 

Becky suggested a trip to a race for my goal and I love that. I’m thinking making the Disney Princess half in 2015.

I made this recipe today and it is awesome. Make it right now. 




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October Goals

well hello!

After emailing with Becky, I’ve decided to start blogging again. No promises with how often, but I wanted to start the month (ish) with monthly goals. This is going to be a crazy month at work, so I think to stay on track I will need goals.


I haven’t lost any of the weight I’ve gained from grad school yet (well I lost some and then gained it back again) but I am kind of ready to recommit. Oh and I got a full-time job and moved to Tulsa. Lots of life changes. 


Track Everything even if I’m -600 for the week freaking track
Limit Eating Out twice a week for lunch and three times a week for dinner. Maybe even less. This includes weekends but excludes my trip to St. Louis on Oct. 12th. Haha. This will help with WL goals and budgeting goals
Stick to my running plan I’m running a full marathon in November so I need to stick to my training plan.
Bootcamp 3 times a week I’ve been going to a women’s only bootcamp gym in Tulsa, and I love it. I plan on going 3 times a week this month.
Send in my materials for grad school and schedule my return to take my exams seriously it’s time.
Those are it for now!! I’ve been doing okay with them thus far. I think it will help to reference them.
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Disney Marathon

Disney Marathon

So I did it! I finished the Disney Marathon.

It is my slowest time by far, but it was hot and I’m proud I finished.

Oh and I ran it with Traveling Tj.

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2013 Goals

Happy 2013 everyone! I like sticking with the goals I made on my birthday, but I did want to add some overarching goals for 2013.  I’ll also post monthly goals to help me stay committed to my overall goals.

Fitness Goals

  • Run 13 races in 2013. I’m doing Jill’s 13 in 13 challenge, and I’ve already signed up for 7 races just before July.  
  • Finish my next full marathon.  Coming up on Jan. 13th
  • Run 700 miles.  
  • PR in one race
  • Regular strength training program

Lifestyle Goals

  • Get to goal weight.  I know I can do this this year
  • Cook more.  My cooking lately has been pathetic.
  • Read 50 books.  20 of them non-fiction.  
  • Clean regularly (and not just in a panic before visitors).


Finish my master’s degree!




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Elf For Health and Running Survey

So I signed up for a few challenges to get me through the holiday season (perhaps too many), and one of them was the Elf 4 Health group.  This pairs people up to offer support during the holiday season and has a variety of daily challenges.  My current partner (for two weeks) is Katie.  It is great for support and I love the challenges.  Tomorrow is try to eat as many colors as possible.  I definitely am not the greatest at that, so I stocked up on veggies and fruit at Trader Joe’s last night to get as much variety as possible.

I’ve been doing really well with my training for the marathon.  I have a half marathon over the weekend, and I’m afraid I will come in last.  Luckily the full marathon is happening on the same course, so not all of them will beat me.  I’m glad the course won’t shut down.

I saw this fun running survey on a few blogs, and I decided to fill it out.

1.  FUEL: Shot Bloks, GU, Energy Chews, Candy or Other?

Mainly GU while running.  I can’t really chew anything so I stick with them.  I do love shot blocks or sport jelly beans before I start.  They taste like cand


2.  Race Length: 5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon, Marathon, Ultra or Other?

I think probably the 1/2 marathon is my favorite.  I loathe 5ks, and I haven’t done a lot of 10ks (only two).  The 1/2 is great because I like the amount of training requires.  Just the right amount.

Although I do have quite a few marathons on my bucket list, and I will probably continue to do 1 per year for the foreseeable future.


3.  Workout Bottoms: Skirts, Running Shorts, Capris, Pants, or Other?

Capris.  I’m usually too hot for pants, but I chafe in shorts.  I want to try a skirt though.


4.  Sports Drink: Gatorade, Powerade, Cytomax, you stick to water when you run or Other?

Usually carry water so I can take a Gu, but I will also have whatever sports drink the race I’m training for serves.


5.  Running temperatures: HOT or COLD?

I guess cold.  I warm up pretty quickly while running.


6.  Running Shoe Brands: Saucony, Mizuno, Nike, Brooks, Asics, or Other?

I have a pair of asics and a pair of new balance.  I will go with whatever works, but I’ve had new balance for a while now.


7.  Pre-Race Meal: Oatmeal. Bagel, Banana, Eggs, Cereal or Other?

Coffee and a powerbar.


8.  Rest Days: 1x per week, 2x per week, never ever ever or Other?

1-2 depending on how good I am with cross training


9.  Music: Have to have it or go without it?

Music for sure.  I also like audio books


10.  #1 reason for running: stress-relief, endorphins, you love to race, so you can eat all the cupcakes you want, weight-loss, love running for social reasons or other?

I love races (specifically finishing them) and I also use it as exercise//weight-loss.  

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