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Showing posts from November, 2013

Thankful for sugar cookies and restaurants

This morning I got up early, took a shower and got completely ready. In normal, grown-up clothes. Not running clothes. It is the first time I have done that in a long time. This is especially worth documenting because I even wore something other than jeans, which is rare. I love jeans. Almost as much as I love running clothes. Not sure if I've ever mentioned that. I had a doctor's appointment, which I felt was a good enough reason to get dressed for the day. So my run has been scheduled for later in the day. Last night I had date night with Janae . After devouring my sugar cookie, we talked about our Thanksgiving plans. It's funny because every time I tell someone my plans, I expect the complete opposite reaction of what I inevitably get. The I Have Run family is going to a restaurant with a big group of my aunts, uncles, grandpa and cousins. Other people seem to think eating Thanksgiving at a restaurant sounds like a great idea. I'm getting used to the idea

Do Spartans run virtual races?

Hello everyone. I have been keeping busy. Seems like every time I think things are slowing down, my calendar starts filling up again. I have a work project due right after Thanksgiving and two cake projects in the next two weeks. No matter how busy I get though, I know I have to make time to run. It just makes everything else go more smoothly. This is true even when everything leading up to the run seems to be working against me, which happened to be the case on Friday. On Wednesday, I couldn't find my headphones (which are also a wireless MP3 player) when I got back to my car after my run. I had taken them out of my ears when I finished running and put them in my pocket while I walked the last little bit to my car. When I realized they were missing, I retraced my steps and found them about 100 feet from my car. Friday when I went to use them, I noticed they were a little banged up. Looking closer, I realized they had actually been run over. And they didn't work anymore.

A Healthier Me...with a cherry on top

Yesterday I ran eight great miles. Actually, six of them were great. The first two kind of sucked. I had a bad attitude all morning, and I took it with me on my run. After two miles spent focusing on all the things I want to change about my body, I started to think about the things I like about it and how it lets me run mile after mile. The funny thing is the nicer I am to my body, the nicer it is to me. And the more I focus on what I like about it, the more I like it. Being nice to it has a lot to do with how and what I eat and drink. A few weeks ago I received some Cheribundi cherry juice to try. I decided to try the Cheribundi 7-Day Challenge since some of the benefits include: reduced post-exercise muscle and joint pain carbohydrates that provide energy and nutrients promotes deeper, more restful sleep post-workout because it contains significant levels of melatonin After too many recent restless nights, which mean less energy, the possibility of better

Bins of Christmas Cheer

I'm not usually a TGIF kind of girl. Don't get me wrong. I love the weekends. But I try to make the most of every day. Yes even Monday. But this week I'm kind of happy it's finally Friday. It has been a busy week, as you can see from my lack of posts. But it has been a good kind of busy. I've been working on a freelance editing project. I also had a cupcake/cake order from my cousin for her son's Eagle Scout Court of Honor. And I have to point out that the eagle in the bottom of the picture is made of fondant. And that I, of no natural artistic abilities, free handed that eagle and am a little bit proud of it. It will go on top of the cake just before it is displayed. I've been trying to get my house decorated for Christmas (which is a multiple day project even when I don't have anything else to do). Yes, those bins are stacked three high. And they are full of Christmas cheer! And I have also been running. There's always running because,

Candy Crush is evil

I have been meaning to post the past few days but keep getting sidetracked by Candy Crush. That's one of the problems with blogging on my iPad. The game apps are there to distract me. I'm not telling you this so you will send me an invite to play Candy Crush. I don't exactly understand the purpose of those invitations anyway. So don't send me one. I'll just delete it. The point is, I obviously failed miserably at Candy Crush because here I am posting anyway. Don't you just hate it when you have to wait almost 20 minutes for another life?!? In addition to playing Candy Crush, I have been doing a little running lately. With two unplanned rest days last week (life happens and you have to learn to roll with it), I was happy to still end the week with 40 miles. My focus the entire week was to just enjoy each run. I didn't worry about speed or distance. I ran completely based on how I felt. And I ended up with some great runs. I've learned that some

Found something I don't like in oatmeal

Yesterday I wore a pair of my old running tights that I bought back when my main priority when it came to running clothes was the price. As in a low price. I did make sure they had flat seams and wicking material, but the price was always the make-or-break point. These particular tights are not particularly tight. So they are also not particularly flattering. They are loose in all the places you want them to be tight. And they are just loose enough that they move in the opposite direction of your legs when you are running, which tends to make one hyper-aware of one's body and what seems to be the jiggling of it. Not nice. Today I wore a pair of running tights I got for my birthday last month. And they were amazing. Tight in all the right places. Just the right thickness. And very important - not too tight anywhere that they caused rolls or bulges. Pretty much perfect. I know you can't tell much of a difference in this picture, but trust me. There is a night and day differ