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I woke up at 8:30 this morning, which NEVER happens, but I looked out the window and saw the sun! I was so excited to get up and run. I mapped out a new route and this was going to be my first long run outside in a while due to it raining every day for the past century. I don’t remember ever being this excited for a run before. I knew it was going to be a good one. I ate some clif shot bloks, chugged some water and headed out. It was almost 70 degrees outside, which is pretty hot for ideal running weather, but it was still sooo nice! I was just so happy to be outside in the sun and in the warmth. I NEED it to be summer, I can’t stand this rain anymore. My new route was awesome and I can’t wait to run it again. There were a lot of people out running/walking today and I said hello to most of them. I completed my 6 mile run in 54:52. I was extremely happy with my time. A 9 min. mile is now becoming my norm, when it used to be my speedwork. I’ve definitely been improving a lot with my running, I think all of this cross training for the triathlon has been helping a lot! 


Speaking of my triathlon, it is in 2 weeks! Ahhhhh! I’m so nervous about it. I feel ready, but at the same time I don’t and need more time. I had a stressful dream about it the other night and ever since then I have become extremely nervous about it all. I have all of my stuff for it now. I bought a new bike tire, I have my specific triathlon apparel that I am going to wear (which was really pricey!) and I have my swim cap, which looks really silly and I’m only ever going to wear it in triathlons. I’m set and ready to go, now the countdown begins. 

After my run I went to see the new Transformers movie, which was just what I expected: a fun, entertaining flick packed with corny jokes and lots of explosions. I enjoyed it overall. Later on we headed to Milly’s Tavern in Manchester for some good beer and decent food. The highlight of my day was definitely Trader Joe’s and an awesome beer store that is right next to it. I bought so many good things, including almond butter, mass amounts of cookies, and ice cream balls. I also bought some more lambic beer from the beer store, but this time I went with green apple, mmmm! 

It was a busy day and I am so tired. I would’ve like to have included many pictures in this entry, but like I said I am tired and therefore way too lazy. Please use your imagination to picture all of my yummy food and beer that was purchased today. Night!

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Green Monster

Today has been a very long day. Worked first shift this morning, just like the past 3 Fridays. I came home and had to take a nap, it was raining out anyway. It sure was nice to wake up to sunshine though! I drank a redbull and some water and headed to the gym to go for a swim. But! I got there and there were kids swimming in the lap pool. It makes me so mad, that pools is for swimming laps not for people to hang out in. I immediately left and went for a bike ride instead. After my ride I went for a short run up a huge hill and I ended up doing it pretty fast. 1.38 miles in 11:47 min.

Did some grocery shopping and made some dinner. I found a really good recipe on Food Network. I made some wheat garlic bread to go along with it.


Green Monster



Green Monster


I have had a very stressful week, I really think the crappy weather is getting to me. I NEED the sun to come out and I just want it to be 80 degrees!

I bought this stuff called Amazing Meal, which is an all natural plant based protein powder. It originally sells for $70, but I got mine for $41 because of a coupon code offered through one of the blogs I read. I can’t wait to try it. People make these drinks called ‘Green Monsters’ out of it. Basically you can add in anything you want, but an example would be: Peanut butter or almond butter, spinach, almond milk, frozen blueberries or bananas and a scoop of powder. I am so excited to try one. I am also getting a free shaker to make all of my green monsters in. I’m going to start drinking them for breakfast. They will fill me up and they will be really good for me.


Green Monster
Green Monster
Green Monster
I really want to start focusing on eating really well. I keep going into these relapses where I eat terribly and I am sick of it. Hopefully this will be a good start and I’m excited to be a part of the whole green monster movement that I keep hearing about.

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Mmm, I want these!

On the Glo Granola Bars

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Wish it was from a farmer's market though...
Yummy produce that I bought today.

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Too Many Things to Do!

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about things I want to accomplish in my life. It started me thinking about how I have so many interests and if I had the option to pick one career and be successful at it, I’m really not sure what it would be. I am happy to feel that I have many options because a lot of people can’t even figure out one thing that they want to do with their life. Here is a list of careers/jobs that I wouldn’t mind having for the rest of my life:


-Effects makeup artist
-Professional athlete
-Cook/Baker
-Owning a diner
-Anything in the fashion industry
-Nutritionist
So there they are. I tried to pick things that I could possibly achieve if I really wanted to. There are just too many things to do and not enough time. 

‘It’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years!’

-Abe Lincoln

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Dinner last night…

Cajun Trout with Crispy Asparagus

Cajun Trout with Crispy Asparagus




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Cassis Lambic

Cassis Lambic

Cassis Lambic – Belgian Cassis Beer
Made with black currants, mmmm!

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