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Shamrock Run 2013

…is in the bag!


Yesterday, on a very chilly day in Buffalo, a group of friends and I decided to be crazy nuts and do the annual Shamrock Run. This run is HUGE, 5,600 (according to the Buffalo News) huge. If I’m being honest, I don’t really hate cold weather and I don’t even hate running in the cold. A few years back when I was in super amazing running shape, my favorite time to run was in the freezing cold. Typically very few people are out which makes it quiet, so I wasn’t worried at all about the weather that an early March run could bring, what I was worried about was the fact that it was an 8K, which is 4.97 miles.


I never questioned whether I’d finish it or not, I knew I would. I can absolutely walk 5 miles (if needed) without a problem but how quickly I completed it was the question at hand. As I mentioned, I was doing this with a group of friends all of whom are in pretty amazing shape compared to my “lump” self, who is just getting back into things, so I put pressure on myself to get it done as quickly as possible so that they weren’t left waiting, though there was a beer tent at the finish line so things couldn’t have been too bad for them.


Urias, Me, Jen and Jen 😉

I completed the race in 1:16:06. I was happy with the time it took me to complete it but I was not happy with how badly I hurt. My shins were killing me and I just felt overall tired. There were plenty of hills and again it is nearly a 5 mile race, I could have been in better shape but instead of continuing to beat myself up over what has already come and gone, I am going to change the future. As I told my husband this afternoon, NO MORE BS! We both laughed really hard at me phrasing it this way but seriously…enough already!

I spent the early afternoon preparing everything for the week, so that each evening all I need to do is throw it into a container and I’m good to go.

Spaghetti Squash, Green Beans, Carrots, Radishes, Shredded Lettuce & Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti Squash, Green Beans, Carrots, Radishes, Shredded Lettuce & Spaghetti Sauce

I’m ready for the fresh start that a new week brings. I have goals for the month of March that I am working towards and I have so many reasons to work hard and accomplish what I am setting out to do.

photo (2)What are your goals for the month of March?


Friday Fitness

Results for 10/26/2012 – 11/1/2012

Amount Lost:

1 pound!

Woohoo! FINALLY headed in the right direction!!

Amount Remaining to Lose:

124 lbs

Food Goals:

  • Make and take lunch all week
Absolutely, 100% totally did this! It felt great doing it too!
  • Continue to eat veggies and fruit as snacks instead of junk food
Another check mark! I think the structure of working makes it easier to stick to healthier meals and snacks.
  • Create a healthy menu of dinners for the week ahead
Seamus and I worked on this together before we went grocery shopping. All meals are planned and bought for.

Fitness Goals:

  • Stick to workout schedule outlined above
Um…so…I did really great with all of my food goals, not so much with my fitness. I did not stick to my schedule.
  • Move at least 10 minutes on 5 days, even if I only burn a few calories, moving is better than sitting on the couch
I did this on 3 out of the 5 days. I didn’t do anything high intensity and I didn’t count calories for it but I moved & stretched.

I did complete this and it felt really good to spew (that’s a sexy word) everything out onto paper. This way I have it to look at. It wasreally motivating, now I just need to put it into practice.

Goals for 11/2/2012 – 11/8/2012:

Food Goals:

  • TRACK! Track Track and Track some more! I did a really great job of it this week, I want to continue on into next week.
I’m using My Fitness Pal, leave me a comment if you’d like to add me as a friend on their…I’ll happily share my username.
  • Keep on packin’ that lunch. I’m alright with going out to lunch one time, on Friday.
  • Make healthy and mindful choices.
Fitness Goals:
  • Since I purchased a yoga mat yesterday (and it should be arriving Monday), resume practicing of yoga. Yay!
  • Continue to try to get at least 10 minutes of movement in 5 out of the 7 days.
  • Stick to my workout schedule. I’m only asking for 3 days for 30 minutes a day, this go around. I can do it!
Here’s to a fantastic outlook and a great week ahead!!
Any goals you’d like to share?


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