Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Today marks my 100th entry on this little bloggy blog.  I am not sure if that is a lot or a little but it's a round number so I thought I would call attention to it! 

I thought I would do a recap of sorts for you today.  I don't have a meaty topic so thought I would just share what I have been up to and how things are going on this healthy lifestyle path I am on! 

On Saturday I was able to get together with some great women for some coffee and conversation.  Jen at PriorFatGirl set up a date for us at The Beat coffeehouse in Uptown.  It was so great to sit around a big table with women who are going through, have been through, will go through the same successes and struggles that I have dealt with.  There were some great ideas shared, some wonderful success stories and many of us who are still on that path and trying to figure out just who we are becoming through all of this.  It's no secret that I have a great support system around me every day - but it might be a little secret that I have been so fortunate to add to my arsenal of support through the wonderful people I have met online.  I am very blessed and honored to have all of you in my life. 

My mom took the girls on Saturday for a trip to the MN Zoo and a sleep over at Grandma's house so Rob and I had the day to ourselves.  While I was at coffee, Rob got the girls out the door and headed to the golf dome.  When I got home, I changed clothes, got my shoes on and headed out on the 3.5 mile route I had mapped the night before.  I knew I didn't want this run to be a personal record or anything - because I had already planned on doing a longer run on Sunday with Missy.  I set out through the neighborhood, iPod on and the sun shining!  It was a great day for a run!  I actually ended up doing something I have never done before - I ran the entire 40 minutes!  I did not take any walk breaks like I usually do.  I felt really good - my lungs felt good, my legs felt good, my head felt good! 
Later,  as I was getting ready to go out shopping with Rob I had a meltdown of sorts.  Every shirt I attempted to put on was too big, noticeably too big!  I have really been excited that I am wearing smaller sizes but for some reason on Saturday it was really overwhelming.  So, Rob suggested we take a look for a couple of shirts for me while we were out - he really speaks my language!!!  I may attempt to write a more thought provoking post about the whole clothes meltdown later this week - still trying to work it out in my head a bit. 
Rob and I had a nice afternoon together - we did get me a couple of shirts at Old Navy and a super cute skirt at REI!  We had dinner at Kip's Irish Pub and there was an 80's party going on in their private room - it was awesome people watching!  We got a kick out of it for sure!  Rob had the salmon - it looked really good but there was a TON of olive oil on the plate - sometimes too much a good thing is just too much!  I had the Chicken Pot Pie which is the best thing EVER - I did however, remove the flaky, crusty bread from the top and only ate the innards of the pot pie.  It was delicious and satisfying! 

Sunday I had already made plans with Missy to get in a longer run as we are trying to build on our mileage for the 10K we are running at the end of the month.  It was really windy so we decided to run a route in her neighborhood - we completed just under 4 miles in 42 minutes.  It was actually the worst run I have had since I started this whole running business.  I am thinking that my body was angry at me for having a couple of beers (which I just don't do anymore) and it was really taking it out on me while I was running.  It was the first time that I thought I could have thrown up after running - I didn't, but it was not out of the realm of possibilities.  But, the fact remains, I did it - I ran 42 minutes (only one walk break) and if I hadn't been meeting Missy - I just might have skipped it! 

We went and picked up the girls from my mom on Sunday afternoon.  I had really missed them since I didn't see them at all on Saturday.  I enjoyed the quiet but I enjoy the noise just as much! 

It was a great weekend - it appears that Mother Nature may be turning around and letting us actually get a spring here in MN this year! 

I will update again tomorrow after my WW weigh in!  Really hoping to pass that 60 pound loss tomorrow! 

Be healthy and well my friends! 

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