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Week 8…We Knew Ye Well

24 Aug

So, summer is flying by right?

summer end

Which means that fall race season is rapidly approaching!!  And after fall race season — yeah, you know it!!! #Dopey15 (seriously this needs to catch on, ya’ll help a girl out!!)


So, on with the recap — it’s gonna be short so we can all get to bed! I think a lot of parents have kids starting school tomorrow or later this week. And a lot of people have to go to work!!

The Galloway plan for the week called for

Tuesday 45 minute run/walk
Thursday 45 minute run/walk
Saturday 9 miles

Yeah. 9!! That means we’re 2 weeks from double digits ya’ll!!

So here’s what happened:

Tuesday: Yeah. I did it! 3.2 miles cause I ended up walking the first 10 minutes but it got done!
Thursday: What?! Yes. 45 minutes and 3.5 miles. Though I’m annoyed at myself because when I got in from my run I realized I had missed out on the final Hartford Marathon Foundation Xtreme Scramble of the summer <sad face>
Saturday: I was heading out to my run and got a message from a friend that she was going to need a lift to a golf tournament we were going to so I headed in and got dressed, knowing that I’d be doing a 10K Sunday. Got home around 11:30 and as usual didn’t get to sleep til around 1 and naturally didn’t set my alarm. Which means my second missed run of the week. BUUUUT…that meant I could do my full 9! Or, could I? Poor planning, bad hydration and nutrition and starting mid-day led me to cutting my run short. So. 8 in today. PS Middletown CT – where you can run uphill for 3 miles and never head downhill…what’s up with that!!

Rewarded myself with a cool bath and an Italian ice after rehydrating and getting some protein in my system.

Looking forward to this week — plan to really hit it!! And heading to my dad’s on Thursday which means a hot humid 3 on Saturday!! It’s just part of the “training to run in Orlando” plan!!

So have a great Sunday evening and hopefully everyone is ready for the excitement of going back to school!!

PS — I know lots of folks are getting all wet and all for ALS (and donating too–don’t forget that!!) but if your heart leans in another direction have a look here and maybe drop me a couple of bucks!! 😉

Put a Bow on It!!

20 Jul

bow clip


AKA – wrapping up my week!! It wasn’t a good one ya’ll…

The Galloway plan for the week called for

Tuesday 45 minute run/walk
Thursday 45 minute run/walk
Saturday 3 miles

I will start by saying, I was lacking in motivation this week. Even starting a new DietBet on Monday couldn’t get me moving as much as I needed to…<sad clown>

Tuesday — I did this Thursday afternoon. No real reason except for laziness on my part. I did make it a full 3 miles and I did take a bit less than the scheduled 45 minutes. So, there’s that.
Thursday — So, Saturday I did the Hartford Run or Dye 5K  (recap coming!) and made the decision in the car that this would be my second 45 minute workout of the week. And I did it in about 43 minutes. And it was closer to 3.5 so…again. There’s that 🙂
Saturday — I had intentions of getting up on Sunday to do my 3. I didn’t. So, I’m adding an extra 3 miler to my goals for this week. Hoping to get it done tomorrow before I go to the doctor

And, didn’t do so bad on my other goals that I’m tracking. My non-#Dopey15 goals. But I didn’t do a tremendous job either.  I got in a Jillian workout – but something in the cardio in this workout causes my calf to feel really strained so I may make this an “extra” – once my running gets on a more steady/reliable schedule. But given the choice between doing this workout and getting in the miles — I need the miles more

I didn’t get to the hot room this week either — I know once I start back and get in THAT groove, it’ll be a piece of cake.  Again, it’s just getting started…

On the bright side, I think I am improving a little bit. I do need to work on being more consistent…So, starting a new week tomorrow and hoping for a burst of motivation!

Hoping everyone is enjoying their summer weekends! We’ve been pretty lucky weather-wise the last couple of weekends…I can only hope this holds up!!


Winter? Is that You?

24 Nov


While it isn’t “officially” winter yet, you’d never really know it from here! Morning temps in the 20s with a windchill in the teens and lower!!

The only thing missing is some snow. Some real snow that is…not the dusting that was on my grass last night.


This isn’t really from last night…it’s from last year..but the same thing really!

Fortunately, as far as the forecasts go, the weather shouldn’t interfere with my travel plans. At least not my going away plans…



I hope where ever you are, and whatever kind of weather you have today, you have a great Sunday!!!

happy sunday

The Week Ahead

17 Nov
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It’s here!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Sunday!! I’ve been trying to get things ready for working from home and winter at the same time!!  The big job that I’ve been avoiding is raking up the leaves. It’s not something I hate doing, I just really haven’t felt up to the job! But it’ll get done soon!

raking leaves

I am also getting ready for winter. I’ve got piles of firewood out on my patio and yesterday I moved a lot of it into the garage where I won’t have to dig it out of a ton of snow (A girl can dream right?!) to use it! I do love fires in the fireplace when it gets cold outside!


I have been waiting a few days now to start my new job — supposedly it’s happening tomorrow…we’ll see about that!! I’m really looking forward to jumping into something new. And working again. That part will really be nice. Especially the paycheck part 😉

new job

So my week ahead is going to be spent doing as much organizing as I can stand! And getting into a routine – I’m hoping that without a commute I’ll be able to get back into some consistent training. And once I have steady income I’ll be getting back into the Bikram routine!

Have a great week!!

Sunday Funday!!

27 Oct

I do love the weekends! Especially in the Fall – everything seems a little easier.

Spent most of Saturday hanging out with my dog, Phred. A little laundry, a little guest room bed-making, a lot of thinking about getting a lot done! I did manage to make some headway on a craft project I am pulling together for Wine and Dine weekend


On Sunday, I hit the ground running! Literally 🙂 It seems like all of my pains are definitely going away so I wasn’t terribly concerned about my 5K, The Pumpkin Run, this morning..or rather, this afternoon! A 1 pm start meant I could get some things done BEFORE the run and then come home and putter.

I overestimated my lack of pain, however, so it was a slow 3.1. But I got it done! The weather was beautiful, clear blue skies and the trees are still in the last stages of changing and losing leaves. Lots of folks in costumes so there is definitely some Halloween spirit(s) in the air!!

Before the race, I hit up Target – using their new Cartwheel app on my phone I saved a buck and change. Once I figure it out I am hoping the savings will add up!! Had to get laundry supplies and got some percentage off of those items so Yay! Also got some supplies for making macaroni and cheese in the crockpot! I made this last winter and it is really, surprisingly good! Made the mac and cheese and stuck it in a dish to do the final hour of cooking with melty cheese and crunchy potato chips on top. Tomorrow is gonna be SWELL!!


Yeah, it doesn’t look like much here…but just you wait!


Tomorrow, this will be all brown and bubbly on top!!

Then, since I was apparently in some kind of nesting mood, I baked up my mom’s Apple Cake. I used to bake this ALL THE TIME when I was growing up and when I found the recipe again and made it the first time again, it really brought back some great memories. I don’t know why, but I added some glaze to it this time – it’s nice, but really not necessary at all!


Before the oven….


And after. With some lumpy glaze. NOMS!!

THEN…I had some thawed chicken breasts and had figured I’d just throw them in the oven and bake them but then was struck with the desire to make chicken piccata –which I have NEVER made before but I just love! Turned out pretty amazing if I say so myself! Cooked up some noodles and broccoli and had an actual proper dinner tonight!


I may always saute chicken from now on…even without the sauce it was pretty tasty!! Butter does that!


Full of lemon-y caper-y goodness!!


A grown-up dinner. It happens every now and then!

So, if you know me – and even if you know me you might not know this – Useless Fact #23432: I don’t like when my house smells like food. I don’t care what kind of food, unless it’s baked goods made with lots of butter – that smell I don’t mind! So, I needed to do something to clear out the chicken smell.

Since I had some leftover pumpkin in the fridge to use up I whipped up a batch of really great pumpkin cookies. Another something that I used to bake all the time growing up. Me and mom would bake hundreds of these it seemed! Her original recipe calls for dates but I could never get into that, so I use raisins!!


Fluffy sweet cookie batter


Finished and frosted. Most of them anyway…ran out of frosting!

Now, who’s hungry? 🙂

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