Monday, May 30, 2011

thank you.

thank you to all of the men and women in the armed forces, I am eternally grateful and would never be able to express how lucky we are to have you serving for us.


Lets talk about tequila for a moment. My favorite cocktail in the world is a margarita. Since I started watching calories and trying to shed some of my extra pounds I mostly cut alcohol out of my diet. My only exception is tequila. I love a good margarita. I don't drink them often so when I do, I'm fairly picky about it. I don't like sweet mixers, I'm a classic kind of girl. Just give me tequila, triple sec and lime. When it comes to tequila, Hornitos is definitely my favorite. The flavor is smooth and wonderful. If you haven't tried it I really suggest you give it a shot next time you have a margarita!

Sunday, May 29, 2011


I started running as a method to lose weight, who would have ever thought that I would fall in love with it the way I have. I love the time alone with my headphones just my feet hitting the asphalt. It is calm and soothing in a way I never expected. I'm not fast, nor can I go long distances, but I'm working on those things, separately of course.

I have found that setting goals has been a huge help in keeping me motivated and helping me move forward so I don't get stuck in a rut.

Sunday: Easy morning run, 3.5 miles
Monday: Speed run, 3.5 miles in 45 minutes
Tuesday: Walk with dogs, strength training
Wednesday: Distance run, 6 miles
Thursday: Walk, 3.5 miles
Friday: Race day! 18th Annual Moonlight Run 5k in New Milford, CT
Saturday: Rest day!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

lust list: running shorts

This will be the first post in a series I'm going to call my lust list. I'm going to use my lust list to show off different clothes, running gear, shoes or jewelry that I'm currently lusting over  but can't really bring myself to spend money on just yet.

2x the compression sounds awesome!

I'm going to start with running shorts. I tend to call these "biggest loser shorts" because of the length. I would love to throw on a pair of short shorts and just go. However, after the run I would pay for such things with immense pain from the chaffing that would happen from my thighs rubbing together! (yuck-o!) So I will go the more practical route and go with bermuda shorts instead.

Now if only I'd look that good in them...

(both pairs are from road runner sports)

Friday, May 27, 2011

One door closes and another opens.

Some of the gorgeous lilacs in bloom in my backyard. Flowers are one of my favorite signs of a
new beginning. And lilacs are one of my favorite flowers.
Life brings big changes sometimes when you don't expect them. Over the past year or so I've experienced some of these changes and I couldn't be more excited about some of them. But with these changes I've decided to let go of my old cooking blog, my cooking adventure and move over here to be able track some of these changes.

One of the biggest changes has been the addition of running to my life. It started on kind of a whim back in January. I started working out in an effort to lose some weight, but more importantly to get healthy. I was feeling tired and lazy and overall I just wasn't feeling great. So between the gym and running I am working on getting to a healthier and happier place.