Friday, March 25, 2011

Where Do YOU Run?

I'm so lucky to live in one of the coolest spots ever...Long Island is not just the LIE and traffic...we have charming downtown's, great restaurants and water...lots of it! Makes for some really great running! And who knew my town was home to the Cuban Giants?!?!

Whats makes your 'hood rock? Any cool spots?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

WW For Life!

Wow, I joined Weight Watchers...god help me. My mom needed a buddy that's how I got roped in, oh and yes, I'm a little chubby.

I'm fascinated by the meetings and the people, they are pretty funny, even my mom gets all into it. I guess if you have a dynamic meeting leader it can be a good time, for me it's more of a chore but I'm going in with open eyes. I need to make a change, don't want to go back to the no sugar/flour/wheat plan and am ready to do this. My goal is 20 lbs. I'm fairly certain I can do it, today I'm motivated, let's see about tomorrow.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Getting My Run On...

I love when the clocks turn over and we go from dark at night to light! I'm not running in the mornings yet, but I managed 3 pretty good runs this week. The temps were perfect, mid 50's which was great. All 3 runs were around 3 miles, and not really all that easy. My breathing is off and my HR is high, the only good thing is I'm burning my max amount of calories, but I feel so out of shape. I know it will get easier as the weeks go on, I just have to put in the work!

Leaving tonight to go back to the mountain, I'm tempted to not go, but there are only really like 2 weekends left for me before the season is over, plus I have a ticket for OAR on the mountain. Should be fun all around!

I would love to say that I will get a run in this weekend, but I know that's not really going to happen...skiing counts though, so I'm all good!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Breakfast For Dessert

My only regret from this past weekend was not taking a picture of THE BEST dessert I have ever ever...

Picture it: french toast like no other - custardy, crusty, moist with grade B maple syrup and the kicker - homemade buttermilk bacon ice cream on top. I died. Literally died.

All I can say is thank god I packed in 2 full days of skiing to burn off all that awesomeness! (Oh, and the oxtail gnocchi were equally as delish). If you are ever in the Ludlow VT area make sure to check out The Downtown Grocery (no website, but lots of reviews on Yelp).

My quads are burning like no other, taking today off, running with D-rock tomorrow - woop woop!

Monday, March 7, 2011


I'm so tired, my eyes are twitching.

I hate that.

This week the plan is to runnnnnn! I got a few nice runs in last week after work then a nice day on the slopes Sat. Looking at 3 runs and a swim for this week, then up to VT with CC for a nice weekend.

Now if I could just focus on this day without wanting to fall asleep with my head on my desk 1st grade style (nap time anyone?!?!).