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After Thursday’s gratitude breakthrough, I have been on a high of some sort. I just feel happy. Yes I have a massive to do list and things I could be stressing about, but in the big picture . . . Life is good πŸ™‚

So I did something crazy . . .

I signed up for a 5k!

Yes, it’s in two weeks and I know I am not trained whatsoever for it, but it sounds like a good time and Why the heck not?

It’s held at the boardwalk where my usual runs are, and it is also a costume race. I’m debating if I am going to wear a costume only because I may not have time to put it all together. I had a great idea of chris being Mario and me being an ‘invincible star’ with something attached to me that sings the tune. I know you all know it πŸ˜‰


Oh and another awesome thing besides Chris doing it too is that so is my mom and my two sisters! They don’t plan to run either which is why it’s good that its a walk too.

Luckily, I was able to get to road runner to get fitted for some serious sneaks. They do this awesome free testing to see check balance, where you pronate and I even got custom orthotics! I ended up taking home these babies. I’m a fan of Saucony, very comfortable.



I was lucky enough to score some free stuff like socks, gu chomps, a hat and some pens since it was Ladies Night

I’m excited! Exercise is so much more enjoyable when you aren’t doing it for weight loss πŸ™‚

What do you think of me signing up for a 5k with zero training? Yay or Nay?

I should point out here that I’m really not at the point that i am actually ‘running’ it’s more Ike spurts of running/jogging with walking and whatnot. I hope to be able to actually call myself a runner one day. I’m just going to go with the flow for right now and not put labels on myself . . . . Err . . . I hate labels!

I got up at 4:45 even though my alarm was set at 5. It wasn’t raining then but it definitely looked like it had been all night. Mom and I went anyway. Holy crap! The wind was brutal and the water came all the way up to some buildings by the boardwalk. It was tough to even walk against that wind in the sand. I ended up doing what I could though and still managed to get in a solid hour and 15 minutes of movement which is all I wanted.

Day number one . . . Check!

Believe me, I planned to take a bunch of pictures today for you, but it started raining fairly heavy as i got to the car. Β In the meantime, i can link you to my dads flickr account which has pictures of Point Pleasant Beach on a sunny day. Photography is a hobby of his and he is getting really good at it.

I got a to do list like no other today . . . Time to get crackin’ 8)



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  • Ayla: My easiest dinner recipe? PB + banana sandwich. Takes 2 minutes which makes me a very happy girl.
  • kristisn: Yum! That looks like a great dinner.
  • Kate D: After two scarring experiences stuck in big city rush hour traffic (facing the wrong direction) while on vacation with my parents I totally understand

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