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I’VE MOVED!

Okay so I could’ve sworn that I already put this up a long time ago, but apparently it is not there.

I have five finally moved my site to my own domain.

http://epicuriousrunner.com

Today has literally flew by! I can’t believe it is already 4 o’clock. I woke up late this morning, I didn’t get to bed until after 1 am last night. Got up and did some great Strength Training. It was one of the best sessions I’ve had in a long time. I felt strong and I feel like I really worked my muscles. I’ve decided that after my Half Marathon is over I want to focus a lot on strength training, well more than I have been. I want to aim to do it 3 times a week because I know it will help with my running and I long for awesome muscles!

I did some writing for a few hours, but ended up taking a break in the middle because I was REALLY craving falafel! I was actually writing an article on it and I couldn’t stand it anymore so I left and took a walk down to the street vendor, The King of Falafel. Ohhh it was soo good and satisfying! Sorry, no picture, I had to eat it on the go. The guy from the shop called me and told me my car was ready to be picked up. So I left from the falafel stand and headed over to auto place.

Yeah, um my oil change cost me $105!!! I’m pretty sure it’s because my car has a diesel engine so it’s way more expensive for the oil and it also takes more oil than an average car. Oh well, what’s good about diesel cars is that I don’t need another oil change now for another 10,000 miles.

I came home and wrote for another hour and now I am enjoying a little snack because it’s that time of the day where I definitely need a pick-me-up. A nice hot coffee and a delicious cupcake : )

Headed over to Kelly’s house in a little while for a fun girls night with her and Erin. Can’t stay out too late though, I have a long 9 miler planned for Central Park in the morning.

I Feel Improvement!

I did not sleep well last night AT ALL! I woke up at like 4:30 with a stomach ache and I could not get back to sleep til like 6. I ended up sleeping later than I wanted to because I needed to catch up on the missed hour. I quickly got out of bed and brought my car to the shop for an oil change. I must admit though it was a nice walk home after I dropped the car off. It was a nice morning and it woke me up some.

I’ve been working on my new blog because I finally have my own domain name. It’s not quite ready yet, but things are coming along smoothly. I am excited about it.

I definitely needed a coffee today! Especially before I started writing.

I wrote three articles today for IRLF and Health Kicker and I was extra proud of those specific ones for some reason. I just thought they were some of the best articles I’ve written. I eventually got out for a run around 3 pm. I had a dreadful tempo run scheduled for today.

Scheduled was 2 miles easy, followed by 3 miles at short tempo pace (8:30), then 1 mile easy. I must say I had a surprisingly good run today. I feel improvement.
Here are my stats:

  • Distance: 6 Miles
  • Duration: 56:52
  • Pace: 9:28
  • Calories Burned: 609

Mile 1: 10:05

Mile 2: 10:11

Mile 3: 8:53

Mile 4: 8:40

Mile 5: 8:50

Mile 6: 10:11

I felt pretty strong by the time I finished Mile 5, two weeks ago when I did this same run, I was dying by mile 4.5. I am also very happy that the tempo miles were all under 9 minutes. I honestly believe that mile 3 and mile 5 were longer because of how many stop lights I had to stop at. I felt right on target today.  : )

I ate this when I got home. Some Bear Naked granola and some Chobani greek yogurt.

For dinner I made the most amazing egg sandwich ever! I don’t know why it was so good, but I did not want it to end. I could’ve eaten 3 of them!

A Ray’s bagel with butter and 1 egg with muenster cheese, mmmmm!

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Woke up bright and early this morning around 8:45, yes that is bright and early for me. I did the cardio workout on my Shape Body Camp DVD. It felt great and I had a lot of energy so I’m sure I got the most out of it. I had a frozen NY Ray’s bagel for breakfast. It was just what I was craving. I love bagels and cream cheese!

I FINALLY made an appointment to get an oil change for my car. I have to bring it in tomorrow morning. I made sure to do some research on where to go and I found this great place a few minutes from my apartment. It got some great reviews and I feel confident going there.

Got one of my Mapcidy (dot) com articles done today. I wrote about the Blind Tiger and added it to my map.  I am writing another one later, but I’m not sure what about.

It was nice to eat lunch today at normal lunch time. I usually end up eating breakfast so late so my lunch is usually around 3 o’clock. In between breakfast and lunch, I enjoyed a delicious orange.

I ate lunch just a little while ago, while listening to Tina’s interview about her blog. It sounded great. I would be so nervous doing a radio interview, although it’s probably a lot easier than doing it in person.

Lunch was a turkey and muenster cheese sandwich with dijon mustard heated on a griddle. On the side I had a few carrots and peanut butter and a yummy pickle. I am  obsessed with pickles recently, they are so refreshing.

Ohh and I watched the first episode of True Blood last night and I liked it. It wasn’t amazing, but I wasn’t expecting it to be. I’ve heard it’s a great show and it gets better as the seasons progress. I definitely liked it enough to continue watching, especially since I bought it for Derek on Blu Ray.

Okay, time to go knock a few more things off my to do list!

I’ve been thinking  A LOT lately! My mind is constantly running and focusing on many things at once. Every day is different than the next. I have really stressful days and I have days where I am very happy and carefree. Other days I am constantly struggling with what I want to do with my life. This move to NYC hasn’t only changed my physical location, but it’s changed my outlook on my future and what exactly I want to do with it.

I’ve always had a few things that I wouldn’t mind doing as a career, but never actually thought of pursuing anything but film. I moved to NYC to pursue my career in film production because I love making movies and it’s what I went to school for. I especially love special effects and I always want that to be part of my life in some way or another.

Over the past 5 months I have come to realize how many things I want to do in my life. I have developed so many new interests and I have become even more independent. I’m not going to lie, I feel like I’ve had a lot of alone time over these past few months and I’ve tried to make the best of them as much as I could. I had some pretty depressing days, because really it sucks to be stuck in your apartment alone every single day struggling to find a job! Those days are over though, I feel very strongly that there is something for me out there and it is coming soon!

I have developed a love for writing and my blog has progressed immensely within these past few months. I love my blog and I want it to continue to grow. I’m very excited to announce that I will soon have my very own domain name. It’s currently in the works and I thank my brother in law Scott very much for helping me out with it. I hope to have it officially complete by the end of the month. I also got into an internship program because of my blog and it is helping me advance as a writer. I am currently writing for I Really Like food (dot) com and Health Kicker (dot) com. It’s been a wonderful experience thus far and I look forward to what will come out of it.

I’m at the point where I REALLY NEED A JOB, my savings has come to a close. I’ve been finding opportunities every day and I continue to stay positive. I would absolutely love to get a job on the set of a film, as a makeup artist, or even office work in a production office. But, what I’ve come to realize is that film is not the only job that will make me happy. I just want to like what I do. There are many opportunities out there that I would be happy to do. I’ve got so many plans and goals in my future that I won’t let get away even if I end up working somewhere I hate.

I would love to work in a retail store that catered to my style, like lululemon or EMS. If I had a job like that right now I would still be able to write for my internship and shortly down the line I would open up a prosthetics / makeup effects online business. I have thought about doing this for such a long time. I would absolutely love to create my own masks and sell them online. I would be able to use my creativeness and love for effects towards creating an awesome  little side business.

I have no idea what kind of job I am going to end up getting. I am going to get something soon though, I know it. I have kept my spirits high and I have continued to work hard at my personal goals during all of my free time. I am signed up for my first Half Marathon and it’s very nice to have all this time to run.

I would absolutely love to become a NYC food critic. I am trying to research everything I can about what it takes to become one. There are also a few classes I am interested in taking. I found a few schools in the area that offer food writing courses and I also want to take a cooking class. They are obviously pricey, but I’m going to look into them some more and hopefully I can take them sometime in the near future.

If anyone is looking for a hard working writer/blogger/film maker/food critic/fitness enthusiast, then I’m your girl!

Thanks for listening.

Is it Spring?

It’s so warm out today! Back in New Hampshire it is in the low thirties and snowing!

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I had a very successful run this morning. I felt very strong and stayed on target throughout most of it. I did track work this morning and ended up running 5.45 miles in 52:55. Scheduled for today was: 6 x 800 with 90 sec. rest intervals.
Here are my stats:
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Target 800 Meter pace: 3:50
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Warmup 1 mile: 10:05
1 x 800:  3:49
2 x 800:  3:48
3 x 800: 3:50
4 x 800: 3:50
5 x 800: 3:51
6 x 800: 3:58
Cooldown 1 Mile: 11:35
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I have a lot to do today:
  • Go to the bank
  • Write 2 more articles for Health Kicker and Mapcidy
  • Possibly some yoga
  • Update resume (again!)
  • Figure out a fundraising plan / strategy
  • Blog about career and life changes

I have a little less than two months to raise $1300. Please help save lives and donate to                      Team in Training.

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