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I had a 30 minute Tempo Run planned for this morning and man was it cold! I knew what to expect though by looking at this!

I guess it wasn’t so much the cold, but the wind was absolutely terrible. I could barely control myself. I bundled up real well, I was wearing two pairs of pants, a sports bar, a tank top, a long sleeved shirt, a short sleeved shirt and then over that I had 2 zip up coats. I also had a pair of gloves and a hat! It was completely necessary. Okay maybe I could’ve done without one of the coats, but it was brutal out there. At one point my left leg kept hitting my right leg and causing me to trip in the middle of my stride, it was crazy. That was the coldest temperature I’ve ever run through.

  • Distance: 2.9 Miles
  • Duration: 26:47
  • Pace: 9:14

So, it wasn’t exactly a tempo run and I didn’t exactly hit the 30 minute mark, but seriously I was glad that I even got out there and ran because that is what really counts. I was ready to stop, I was tired and my lungs were hurtin’ for some warm air.

I got the book ‘Run Less, Run Faster’ for Christmas and I started reading it last night and I already love it. I’ve heard so many good things about it in the past that I knew it wouldn’t let me down. I am going to revamp my training schedule for the HM and base it on the book so that I can follow along with it. It basically is a training plan that involves running 3 days a week with 2 days of cross training. That is exactly what I am looking for in these winter months. It focuses on quality, not quantity.

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Such a Pretty Fat

I just finished this book a few days ago and I must say it is one of the funniest books I’ve read. It is probably the only one that has ever made me laugh out loud. Jen Lancaster is a great writer and I can not wait to buy her other books. Her footnotes were amusing and even though I didn’t think so at first, it turned out to be a good, progressive story. It’s truthfulness in the situations were scary at points, but somewhat educational at the same time. I found myself repeating many things in the book to my boyfriend because I knew he would appreciate the hilarity of the situation. A lot of memorable moments and overall a great book, I recommend to almost anyone. 4 1/2 out of 5 stars. 

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These are cute little matchbook notepads. Found’em on Etsy. They seem a little pricey for what they are, around $5.50 ea. I think I could make one myself : )

I love Michael J. Fox. I saw him on Letterman (I think, I can’t actually remember what show I watched him on) the other night and he was on talking about his new book. He has two memoirs out now, I would also like to read the first one. There have been a lot of positive reviews about the book and I’m just really interested in what he has to say. I will have to pick this up soon!

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New Inspiration

I officially signed up for my Triathlon!

I started reading a new book: The Alchemist, it’s amazing and I know I am going to blow right through it. Next up – Angels and Demons, then American Psycho.

I finally watched ‘Silence of the Lambs’ I know! I’m weird because I’ve never seen it, but this movie definitely lived up to the hype! It’s usually hard to like a movie as much as everyone else when they make a big deal of you not seeing it. Really though, it was phenomenal and I give it 5 stars. I saw probably the first 45 minutes of it in my Film Theory class, it was for my final exam and my professor made us watch half of it then he shut it off and made us write. Ever since then I was dying to see the rest, only 2 years later was I finally able to finish it. 

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir

          READ THIS BOOK!

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