Sunday, April 29, 2012

Nothing like a Sunday run to breathe life into you!

In so many ways, it really feels like I'm starting the next chapter in my life... and it feels great! I spent the last 3 weeks traveling for work, but I have the whole month of May to myself. I FINALLY sold my condo that I've been trying to sell off and on since 2008. Closing is this month, and I then I go on a solo vacation to St. George, Utah at the end of the month. I can't wait to hike, do yoga, and relax. I need the time to myself so I can come back refreshed and ready to move on to bigger and better things! What those are... not sure yet, but whatever it is I'm sure it'll be great!

I went to cheer on someone at the St. Luke's Half Marathon in Allentown, PA today. It was so fun!! I've never been a spectator before. Of course, during the entire race when I wasn't cheering, all I could think was "what am I doing on the sidelines?" That question could really relate to any part of life, you know? Why wait to join in on the fun? DO IT NOW!

When I got home, I couldn't pass up the positive vibes I took in from the crowd today combined with the beautiful weather we have in PA today! I ran 5.26 miles in 44-ish minutes, which was an average of 8:30 per mile. I've done faster, but I'll take it! Especially because I haven't been running as consistently as I should. I've got the hat trick in October, and the time to start training is now!

Speaking of doing things now and not waiting, I went mountain biking for the first time this month... what have I been waiting for?? This picture is me at the top of a big hill (at over 8000 ft above sea level no less)!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hello? Is there anybody out there?

Hello!!! I've been gone for ages. Lots of stuff in my life that kept me from just about everything but work and my family... everything is great though, and I am definitely at a crossroads. Trying to sell my house and figure out the next steps from here for me. It's both exciting and daunting! The good news is I have a fantastic job and a wonderful family, so I couldn't be in a better place.

Amidst all the craziness, I have actually done quite well with health and fitness. I've had ups and downs like anyone going through a stressful time in their life, but I'm happy to say I am on track and better than ever. I've just gotten back into running and I signed up for the Runners World Half Marathon in October. I actually plan to do the hat trick, which is a 5K, 10K, and half marathon all in one weekend! I have taken up yoga on a regular basis, and it has done wonders for me. So that's what I'm up to!

I decided it was time to kick it into high gear nutritionally though because it is time to make my goal of 140! I've made significant progress, and I only have 8 pounds to go. AMAZING! I brought back those before pictures... trip down memory lane. I can't wait to take the afters! I'm going to do my best to blog my way through to the end... it helps me be more accountable.

Hope you're having a happy and healthy week!