Month: January 2018

Break It Up: Preparing for My First Half Marathon

Break It Up: Preparing for My First Half Marathon

I took two days off from running to do strength training, so my body was happy to run again this morning. I got in a solid hour of running in 24º weather – not unbearably cold, but close to it. I dressed for it, so I was fine.

I stopped only to take this pic – I am a sucker for pink and red sunrise skies, and they only stick around for a few minutes. This was about 7am.

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Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

It’s time for another post about BAKING!

By the way, I am not a baker. I mean, I have baked. I will bake. But I don’t create recipes. I don’t know how. I still have to double check labels to see if I’m using baking soda or baking powder, and I always forget what either of them do or how they’re different. I know one container is square and one is circled shaped.

So that’s where I’m coming from.

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Everything Is Okay & Fred Lebow Manhattan Half Bib Pick-Up!

Everything Is Okay & Fred Lebow Manhattan Half Bib Pick-Up!

After spending Monday recuperating from my Longest Run Ever – and boy, I needed to – I was ready to get out there again this morning. I was well-rested, having luxuriously gone back to bed Monday morning after feeding the dogs, eventually getting up at ten-freaking-thirty in the A.M. After that I did an upper body strength workout, had lunch, and spent most of the day indoors.

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My Longest Run and Most Decadent Lunch

My Longest Run and Most Decadent Lunch

This morning I hit a new distance PR: 13.02 miles. Aw, my PR is a teenager! Adorable, yet petulant. This it the farthest I have ever run.

I’m trying to gradually increase distance, but also: I am running a half marathon next weekend. My first. So I wanted to feel what that distance was like before I raced it. (I stopped .08 miles short of a complete half marathon, but I think I have it in me to go the distance next week.)

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The Totally Fine Normalcy of Weight Fluctuations

The Totally Fine Normalcy of Weight Fluctuations

I wanted to write a short post about this, because I find it interesting and I’m trying not to put things off as much in 2018. So here we go.

I use myfitnesspal to track everything I eat. Not everybody subscribes to this method, but it’s worked for me. It doesn’t work for everybody, and that’s okay. Personally, I love the discipline and consistency and effectiveness of it. It works for me so I do it.

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