Tuesday, January 15, 2013


It seems fitting that my week of goals should start with fitness. After all, that is what drove me to start this blog in the first place. I think 2013 is going to be a great year for me as an athlete! It's the year of the triathlon. Last year I became a runner. This year I become an athlete. Not just any athlete, but a TRIathlete.

Shamrock Scramble 5k

Spring Dual Against CF - Duathlon 

Marlboro Fit Day and 5k

Orange County Triathlon (Olympic distance!!)

Vassar Brother Triathlon

Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon (This one is still a maybe)
New Paltz Turkey Trot

But in the end, it isn't just about these races. I want to work harder towards dropping the weight. Last year I dropped and kept off just about 50 pounds. I'd like to lose the rest this year. I'd also like to feel fit. I want to feel more comfortable in the gym, like I'm the girl other girls look at for inspiration at the gym. I want to feel great in my skin.

I'd also like to get the man on board. He has been the most amazingly supportive force as I've planned out my fitness journey for this year and he is out there running the miles on his own. But, I'd love the opportunity to train with him. He is strong and fit and a great inspiration in my daily life, I think he could do wonders for me when I'm exhausted 3/4 of the way through a workout.

What are your fitness goals this year??

Monday, January 14, 2013

oh. my.

I have news. I'm not allowed to share the news. I'm not good at this. It's not about me, it's about my sister and I'm dyyyying to scream it! It's about darn time!


I know I'm horribly late in setting goals for myself for 2013, but I'm ready to do it now.

In a lot of ways 2012 was huge for me, and in a lot of ways it was very stagnant. It took until November for me to make some much needed (read: drastic) changes in my life to help myself move forward. The good news is that the year ended on a great note and I am staring 2013 ready for some of the biggest changes I've made since college.

Rather than try to put all of my goals into one giant overwhelming post, I'm dedicating this entire week to looking forward and spelling out what I have in mind for myself.

I'm really looking forward to growing as a person, in a relationship, as an athlete and as a cook. These changes don't have to be drastic, but I'm ready to stretch and reach and get to new places.

Friday, January 11, 2013

cozy emeralds

Green is most definitely my favorite color so I was thrilled when it was announced as the pantone color of 2013! That must be a good sign for the year for me. I can't wait to get dressed in this kind of outfit and apply that gorgeous lipstick and spend an evening with the cutest boy on the planet.

cozy emeralds

I'm working on convincing Sean that I need to come see him this weekend, I'd have to leave in just a few short hours so lets hope that can happen.

But let's talk about that outfit! I love the cozy sweater with skinny pants and flats as a general outfit. Then, add some great flats, sparkly earrings and you have an outfit. Sean loves me in some red lipstick with simple makeup and hair, so that was the best thing to add to this look.

Hopefully you have a great weekend! See you Monday with some goals for 2013!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Gym time!

These are from yesterday, but this evening have a gym date with one of my childhood friends. She's getting married in June and working on a bridal bootcamp for herself.

Here's to big changes!

pinterest love.

Even with my lack of blogging, I've been a pinning machine!

I love the idea, but a little less rustic would be nice.

Source: bhg.com via Crissy on Pinterest

Gorgeous simple bathroom.

Loving this living room, just with different furniture. It makes me want to snuggle up in there and chat.

Source: twoellie.com via Jill on Pinterest

Beautiful dining room.

Source: hearty-home.com via Mel on Pinterest

And rounding it out with a gorgeous kitchen. Minus the sort of weird rug....

These flowers are making me swoon. I'm totally in love with them.

Source: etsy.com via Claire on Pinterest

Valentine's Day is in the back of my mind and I'm kind of loving the silliness of these cards.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

biggest loser!

I'm a huge (odd pun intended) biggest loser fan. Last season was ridiculously frustrating and not even a tiny bit motivating. I'm only 5 minutes into the second episode and I'm loving it already.

I love that Jillian is back!
I love oogling Dolvett.
I LOVE Bob's crossfit inspired outdoor workout space.
I love watching kids get excited about moving their bodies. Though listening to their stories makes me cry just about every time.
I'm not sure about the people yet - I hate whining, bitchiness and excuses. So far it hasn't been so bad, but that can turn at any moment.

I hope you're finding some inspiration in the biggest loser this season, I know I certainly am.

Oh life...

Being a bad blogger mostly means that I haven't shared any of the happenings of the last month or so...and my oh my have there been happenings. So, here's a brief update in pictures.

My December visit with Sean. Hanging on Lake Ontario. 
Lake Ontario at sunset. Perfection.

Snuggling Branson
Can you even believe how big he has gotten?!
Post Christmas in his new fleece

A new years celebration.

Sharing self-takes with the far away man.

A Shirley Temple for a 4 year old...
Vanilla rum for me...

Beautiful sunset on my way back up to Rochester - while listening to You Raise Me Up.
I had a very comforting moment thinking of my dad.

I am seriously into this man.

Kickin' ass and takin' names.

Monday, January 7, 2013

On the run.

This weekend I finally got the chance to go away again to see a good friend. I've really grown to really live my time with him. I'm not sure where things are going, but as of right now I'm loving every second of being high on happy with him.
Between the start of a new potential relationship, my triathlon goals and the start of a new year, I'm feeling super motivated to get my butt back in action. I've challenged the boy to keep up with my mileage. Once some of the ice melts and I can hop back on the bike, he has no shot! But, this week when the only miles I'm logging are on the treadmill, I'm hoping to hit 12 miles (lame! I know - this time last year I was easily doing 30!!!) But, I also have some pretty intense weight training goals to tackle this week.
Ready for another training journey? I am most definitely!!!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


New year, new start! I haven't been a very good blogger. Life has been crazy blah blah blah. Mostly, I haven't been feeling it. I haven't been a good runner either. I started blogging to go along with my running and without running I haven't had too much to talk about, especially since breaking up with Mike.

So. 2013...The year of the triathlon. I'm taking the running a step further and adding new challenges. That's not to say that I am a running master, but I'm comfortable with it. I need to mix some things up. Joining the pool, spending more time on the bike. Taking on triathlons.

Here. We. Go.