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30 by 30 {1 year update}

22 Feb

It has been a whole year since I posted about my 30 by 30 list. Yes my birthday has just passed and I am now 28 years old.

I have completed a few more things from my 30 by 30 list so I thought I would share them with you!

19. run the BCS 5k {completed 9.15.12}

our whole team running for DeDe

our whole team running for DeDe

we did it! love you DeDe

we did it! love you DeDe

5. get a new car {completed 1.19.13}

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my new 2011 Kia Forte

my new 2011 Kia Forte

20. go skiing more than once a winter {completed 2.3.13}

skiing at Gunstock in December

skiing at Gunstock in December

skiing at McIntyre in January

skiing at McIntyre in January

That is it as of right now. Dan and I are going away this weekend on a little trip that I planned so #12, plan a surprise trip away for Dan will be completed after Tuesday.

If you want to check out my other completed tasks, you can check out my 6 month update here and see my entire list here

I did change one of the tasks on my list. I added running 700 miles in a year, which I am currently working on.

Hopefully I can check some new things off my list soon.

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pcrrs {resolution run 5k}

11 Feb

I posted a while ago about participating in a road race series, the Portsmouth Community Road Race Series, that has 5k runs all around Portsmouth. The first run was the Resolution 5k on January 1. It was a good way to start the year. I was a little behind on my running so I didn’t do that great. It was cold and I didn’t run the entire thing. I walked a few times at about a minute each time. I know my race times can only get better from there. 

We ran it with our friend Renee. Our friend Hillary was also supposed to run the race but she hurt her leg snowboarding the week before, so she just took pictures.

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I carried her number in my pocket….which is kind of cheating but we were ok with that. And she was ok with the fact that she wouldn’t get a very good time.

We were all bundled up and ready to go on the cold but sunny morning.

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I was exhausted after the run. And my leg was really hurting. But I was proud of my time and I know I will get better throughout the year. Renee and Dan both finished before I did so they were waiting for me at the finish line.

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The next race in the series is towards the end of April so I have plenty of time to get better again. I’m starting a new running plan this week. I’m doing a 5k plan first to get myself back up to where I was and then I will do a 10k plan to try and get my runs longer. I would love to be able to run 4 or 5 miles as a regular run.

I definitely haven’t been running as much as I was hoping so far this year. My running goal isn’t going so well but I’m hoping this plan will get me back on track.

 

photo friday

4 Jan
christmas at mom's

christmas at mom’s

snowy walkway to the beach

snowy walkway to the beach

rocky beach

rocky beach

pretty snowy christmas decorations downtown

pretty snowy christmas decorations downtown

christmas tree in portsmouth

christmas tree in portsmouth

skiing on my new skis!

skiing on my new skis!

beautiful view from gunstock

beautiful view from gunstock

snowy trees

snowy trees

9 favorite from 2012

9 favorite from 2012

ready to run with the hubby

ready to run with the hubby

running the resolution 5k

running the resolution 5k

sunset behind the trees

sunset behind the trees

red sunrise behind the tree

red sunrise behind the tree

Happy Friday everyone! Dan and I are off to NY to visit Dan’s parents for Christmas! Enjoy your weekend!

happy new year!

1 Jan

Happy New Year to all the readers of this blog! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!

I decided to share some of my favorite pictures from the past year. They are some favorite moments and favorite pictures. It was so hard to choose and I ended up with more than I thought. But that is ok. Hope you like them.

2012 was not a great year for me. It started off really crappy and didn’t get much better. I wasn’t that sad to see 2012 come to an end.

I’m hoping that 2013 will be much better.

Dan and I have been talking about resolutions and I thought I would share some with you guys.

I already posted about my running goal of 700 miles in one year. I started that one off right today by running a 5k, which I will post about later.

I’m planning on participating in the 365 Project and taking and posting a picture every day at 365project.org. You can follow me there if you’d like.

Dan and I decided that we need to watch TV less and actually get some more things done. We’re going to spend more time just listening to music and doing things around the apartment that we need to do.

I’m also going to get more serious about opening an Etsy shop. I’ve been thinking about it a lot over my vacation and I have some ideas. When my long term sub job is over at the beginning of March, I will have more time to concentrate on my crafts.

I am also planning on checking some more things off of my 30 by 30 list so we will see how that goes.

I hope everyone has had a great start to their year and that it continues to go wonderfully.

Happy New Year!

running goal for 2013

29 Dec

I already posted about the race series that we are participating in for next year. The first race is on the 1st, which is Tuesday, and I know it is going to be awful. It is going to be cold and I am no where near able to run 3 miles anymore.

I decided that, since I will be training for 5k’s all through the year, that I would set a running goal for myself. I was thinking about it and talking with Dan about how many miles I could give myself as a goal. 1,000 seems too overwhelming for me right now and 500 seems a little low.

I decided to give myself a goal of running 700 miles in 2013.

This makes me a little nervous but I know I can do it. 700 miles in the whole year equals out to about 60 miles a month, or about 15 miles a week. I think I will use the monthly goal of 60 miles to keep myself on track.

I hope this goal keeps me on track. I also am hoping to lose a little more weight and become healthier in 2013 so I think this goal with help with that.

I will keep the blog updated occasionally on my progress throughout the year.

Run-Goals

Is anyone else giving themselves a running goal? Or an exercise goal?

 

portsmouth community road race series

18 Dec

I ran two 5k’s in the past few months. I trained hard for the first one and felt really good. I ran the whole thing in about 30 minutes. The 2nd one was kind of last minute and I was not prepared for it. I couldn’t run for the whole thing and finished in about 33 minutes.

I have decided that I want to take running more seriously and use 2013 to really get healthy.

Dan, a couple of our friends, and I are participating in a road race series in 2013. There are 2 different series in the area. They are doing both series. I’m only doing one.

The one I’m doing, the Portsmouth Community Road Race Series, is all 5k races. There are 7 races and if you run 6, you get a jacket. I am planning on running all 7. The first race is in January and the last race is on Thanksgiving.

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The first one is on January 1st. That is 2 weeks away. 2 weeks. from today. holy cow. Am I ready for it? no. I have not been running, or even really exercising. We were gone for Thanksgiving. Then I was sick for 2 weeks. And we have been busy. So I really need to get in gear and start getting ready for this race. I don’t plan on being amazing but I also don’t want to totally suck it up.

We got a treadmill from my grandfather’s basement that no one has been using. Now we just need to fit it in our apartment and I think that will help since the weather has been so crazy outside.

I’m so afraid it might be freezing on the 1st and that will not make my running any easier. But who knows…maybe it will be a gorgeous day. I guess we will have to wait and see. And I will definitely keep updating on here about how things are going.

30 by 30 {run the bcs 5k}

15 Sep

 

Today was the day. Today was the 5k that I have been training so hard for. In May I could barely run 3 minutes. Today I ran the entire 5k without stopping in a little under 30 minutes! I was so proud of myself.
We put together a team to run in honor of my grandmother, DeDe, who passed away in February from breast cancer. So we made Team DeDe. There were 8 fabulous people running for the team.

The whole team finished in 40 minutes or under! I am so proud of everyone because everyone has been working so hard. We killed it!

We were all sweaty when we were done but so excited for each other in accomplishing everything we did.

There is a big pink fire truck that comes to certain events. You can sign the truck in remembrance of people or in celebration or for whatever reason you want. DeDe signed the truck last year, right on the gas cap door, and we all signed around it.

I’m so glad everyone was able to make it to run with the team. It meant a lot to me and I know it meant a lot to my mom to have us all there.

It was supposed to rain this morning and there was a big line of rain coming right towards us. Right before the race started, the line broke right in the middle, right where we were. I know it was DeDe giving us some good weather for the race. It ended up being a beautiful day.

I love all of these people and I’m so glad that we were all able to run the race for such a good cause. It is an amazing feeling to accomplish so much and do it with my favorite people.
I miss DeDe every day and I am proud to do something like this in her honor. I know she is proud of me.

 

 

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