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Weekly Wrap 1.29.17

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Good Morning! Happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic weekend.




I'm  linking up with Holly and Tricia this week.



Work outs

Monday- 2.5 miles intervals + Weights
Tuesday - Weights
Thursday - 3.6 miles tempo + 1 hour of zumba
Friday: 4 miles fartlek + Weights
Saturday: 6 miles tempo
Sunday: 7 mikes trail run 

Last week, Roger and I had a disagreement on how many miles our training plan has been calling for. We are attempting to train for a marathon for later on the spring, but he had us on the Half Marathon training plan by mistake. I told him this last week, and he was adamant that he was correct and that we were doing the right miles... then after checking, he realized that HE WAS WRONG! and I was right! My reward for being right, was running longer distances!

Not Loving
On Saturday, I was feeling very disappointed and sad at the news of the Muslim Ban, set forth by the President. It just kept hitting me on waves, and I would cry, then be angry, then cry again. I felt impotent, and so use…

Friday Five and Some January Rufessions

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Happy Friday!

My sister sent me a text message on Wednesday, saying that she went through the day thinking it was Thursday... only to realize that it was only Wednesday. She was over the moon for today being Friday!


I'm linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness  for the Friday Five 2.0 and Marcia For Runfessions.




Before anything else, I want to send out a huge shout out to this wonderful and awesome women/bloggers who attended Women Marches through the United States. Megan, Ali and Rachel, You ladies are my heroes!

Today, I bring you some random things and Runfessions

1. I runfess that I have been feeling jealous.... of everybody posting their new ambassadorships on social media! Whenever a "I'm a Nuunbassador " pops up on instagram, I think to myself "Man! I want to be an ambassador for Nuun!" And then I get over it as quickly as the twinge of jealousy started, when I remember that I have no desire to be an ambassador for anything that i…

Weird Things and Lies I Tell My Son

In my life of  trying to be a better person, I have learned that speaking to my son openly about things, can be more beneficial to his life and learning, than me pretending to be the most patient mother in the world and wishing for time alone to sneak in sips of wine before he goes to bed. In that same time, I also learned that sometime lies are the only answer to kids questions.  

That honesty and open policy has let me to say some pretty wacked out things to my son... about everything. I started writing this down a long time ago, and this is just a short collection of them.

On Going to Sleep
Me: My Dear boy, please go to sleep. Mommy doesn't function well with only 4 hours of sleep.
My Son: But I am not tired !

On McDonalds
My son: Can I have McDonalds for lunch?
Me: no, McDonalds is closed right now.
MS: It's Sunday at 2?
Me: Yes, they close to clean up for dinner

I deny my son McDonalds, because I want to take him to get Pizza at Carrabas instead.

On Santa Claus
My son: How does S…

What I Ate Sunday

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I love eating! I am that person who lives for eating, who doesn't care or will look up calories on something that tastes delicious... even my bio here and on Instagram say Tacos for no real reason.

Over the last few years, my eating has changed, never because I wanted to lose weight, but because I wanted to eat food that would help me with my running, not have me on the side of the road puking.

However, whenever I go to visit my Mom's house, I eat a lot!! This past weekend we did the same... and later that day, I had an awful 5 mile run.

My son woke me up at 8:00 telling me he was hungry. My mom made him pancakes, and I made myself two eggs over easy with toast. Something about having eggs and toast at my mom makes me very happy. I also had a cup of OJ and 16 oz of black coffee with sugar.

The day before, I had gone with my sisters to get crepes, my son asked me to bring him a powder sugar creepe, but I didn't, because I didn't think he would eat it. But as soon as I w…

Weekly Wrap 1.22.17

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Hello there! how are you ? How was your week? Work has been busy and life has been busy too.



I'm  linking up with Holly and Tricia this week.



Workouts
Tuesday: Cardio Funk class x2
Wednesday: 3 easy miles with sprints at the end, + weights
Thursday: 2.5 miles of intervals + Weights
Friday: 7 miles easy
Sunday: 5 miles

Last Tuesday my legs were feeling really tired, so I didn't plan to run. The cardio Funk instructor was doing two classes, back to back, so I ended up staying for that instead of running on the treadmill. (each class is easily worth 3 slow miles)

Ouch! That hurt!
Can I just say intervals are really hard and exhausting? ok, that is out of the way now... Good thing I made tacos to recover from that.

Very Much Loving !
Friday I had an appointment with US Immigration and Naturalization Services, for my fingerprints. I was going to drag this out and make a big announcement, but I decided that was overly dramatic. So here it is, I am becoming a citizen of the United States. …

Coffee, My Love Story

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The first time I had coffee, I was around 5.5 years old. It was instant coffee that my grandmother gave me with lots of sugar. My memory is very blurry on why she did this, but I do remember that I loved coffee after that.




My mom denies the following story, but I have verified it to be true by 2 other sisters. When I was around 6, my mom didn't have anybody delivering fresh milk at our house. In Mexico, she used to have a lot of items delivered to our house, cheese, bread, milk, fruits. Anyway, she lost her milk person, and she still wanted us to have milk, but refused to buy milk in gallons. She bought two cans of condensed milk, and made us instant coffee with condensed milk (My mom could have capitalized on the invention of Frappuccino ) It was delicious! So, again, I was hooked on coffee!



After my mother secured a milk lady, I started adding instant coffee and sugar to my milk, and drank it that way for many years, I believe until around the age of 27. Just for the record, my …

Weekly wrap 1.15.17

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How are you today? I hope you had a good weekend.  I'm  linking up with Holly and Tricia this week.



Work outs Monday- weights  Thursday - 4.5 miles with Fleet Fee group and Zumba at the Y Friday- 3 miles tempo and weights Saturday- 7 miles and weights <- I accidentally ran 3 more miles than I had planned.  Sunday- 8 mile long run and Zumba with art in motion 
Random annoyances Tuesday, I was up extra early, and was on track to arrive 10 minutes early to work. Until something felt funny with my car. I was all too familiar with the wonky car feeling... I pulled over and started cursing when I saw a flat tire. After a long wait, a dent next to my tire and a failed attempt at taking off my tire, my car was up on the tow truck and off to the mechanic. I almost lost my cool and started crying out of frustration... but blasted the music on my headphones and kept my head up. I let the guy at Jack Williams have it, this was my 3rd flat in 2 months, and I got my tires there... they fixed my tir…

Friday Five 1.13.17

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Happy Friday! This week has been so insane, crazy busy, that it felt like 2 weeks in one. I have been a bit absent from the Blogesphere, because work and life have been super busy.




I'm linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness  for the Friday Five 2.0. Today's theme is Dream Vacations or Winter Destinations, but I'm giving you a combination of places that I want to run this year and two dream races.


1. West Chester Pa- This town has been on my list for a couple of years, they have races often, but I keep missing them! this year for sure! My sisters work here, and it's a lovely small city.

2. Oxford PA- I did a race in my hometown in 2014, and 2015, but both races didn't happen on 2016. I love running in my hometown, and the benefits of a giant pancake at the local dinner is all the motivation I need.

3. Pittsburgh, PA- I am finally registered for a race there! in September, I will be doing the Great Race 10K.

4. *DREAM RACE* Fort Lauderdale, FL-

Pennsylvania; Seeing, Running and Eating : The Bucket List

This August, I will have been living in Pennsylvania for 20 years. For some time, I was upset to be in such a cold and wintery state, but a few years ago, I decided to embrace all of PA and visit as much of it as possible. Here are some times on my PA bucket list.

I used this List as a guide from Penn Live, because I needed a base.

* Spend Groundhog Day in Punxsatawney.

* Visit Flight 93 Memorial (Done 2016)

* Attend a Little League World Series Game

* Tour the Capitol - Done (2000, 2001 and 2005).

* Visit the Yuengling Factory ( and have a beer there).

* Ride The Incline in Pittsburgh - Done ( 2003 and 2016)

* Tour Gettysburg Field - Done ( 2015 and 2016)

* Visit Centralia- or Drive Thru

* Visit the Galleries in Barnes Foundation

* Visit the PA Grand Canyon - Done ( 2015)

* Visit Road Side America

* Visit Penn Cave

* Walk Along Presque Isle - This is half done, I visited in 2001, but had no idea where I was.

* Visit Bushkill Falls

* Eat at Maple Shady Smorgasbord

* Tour Flank Lloyds Wright Fa…