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Happy New Year and Stuff

Are you all tired of reading New Years posts yet? Great! Here's another, but a short one. As my facebook status says (and yes, I speak in 3rd person):


"has had such a great year without even realizing it. She has been able to rekindle her love of running and exercise, complete a triathlon, be accepted into graduate school, rescue animals, remain true to herself and LOSE 36 POUNDS! All while sharing in these experiences with her fantastic family, amazing boyfriend, a few loyal friends and sweet furbabies. Here's to 2012 and ringing in 2013. May yours be full of health, happiness, fun and life :)"

That pretty much sums it up. As you may notice, I did not reach the goal mentioned in this post. I did not lose 40 pounds this year. I'm disappointed but I'm mostly proud that I was still able to lose 36! If you round up that's totally 40. Aside from that, this year has been great...and on second thought, even missing that goal has been pretty great. As you know, I …

Happy Birthday to the VIV Sister!

Happiest of Birthdays to my very special, very AMAZING sister Alexis/Autumn! She is by far my most favorite person and best friend and she has done so much in her 20 something years! I'm incredibly proud to be her sister everyday and look forward to many more workouts, gluten-free/dairy-free/egg-free desserts, lazy days, bad DVR'd tv show afternoons and of course RACES!HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEXIS!!!!!!!

Snow and Christmas (Which did NOT go together this year)

I'm a little grumpy today. For those of you who may not know, I LOVE SNOW. I love winter. I love the cold. I love sweaters, hot drinks and space heaters. I love warm fluffy socks. I sometimes love that it gets dark earlier so I feel no guilt for getting ready for bed before 9 pm. I love the months October-March because they're supposed to be cold and snowy. The past few years, that has not happened. If this is not a sign of global warming, what is? I'm grumpy today because of this:I live in Louisville (duh) and as you can see, right on the line where the snow stops. WTF?! I want snow damn it! It's December! It's actually cold. So why is it still raining?! Even my winter-hating-nemeses agree that if it's going to be cold it might as well snow, or at least, might as well NOT rain. Nothing worse than cold rain. Guess what's happening outside? On the bright side, I am in the midst of planning my big SNOWBOARDING TRIP to Paoli Peaks! I'm also hoping to make …

Final Thoughts

So just in case the world ends I thought I'd share some final thoughts on...you know...the world and living in it.I think that if the world ends, we deserve it. I'm a tree hugging, environmentalist, go green, recycling, vegetarian. I think the state our planet is in and is going into is despicable and I think it's due to our own apathy and greed. The Earth is like our body and you get out what you put in. We can't continue to contribute nothing to the Earth and expect to keep reaping the same benefits. I hope that if (when) the world doesn't end we get another chance to do things right.On a more selfish note, I hope the world doesn't end before I get a chance to lose 40 pounds of an eventual 60+. I'm a little off track right now for a variety of reasons and I hope I get more time to work it out.If we do all explode or get engulfed in liquid hot magma, I hope we'll get to be reborn or at least pick up where we left off sort of. Looking back, I've mad…

Wordless Wednesday (My First One!)

Not the First Time...or the Last

So once again my friends I've sustained a minor injury. Although my last injury of note was back in July about 5 weeks from my tri, I still feel like I'm injured a lot. I'm not. I'm actually very rarely injured enough to stop exercising for more than a day. My plantar fasciitis has been acting up again and since it's particularly terrible in my right foot, my right ankle has been having some residual issues. I think what happens is when I'm running, to avoid the plantar fasciitis I roll my foot out a little bit which has stressed the outside of my right ankle. Don't be alarmed! I tried to run Thursday after work but it was a lost cause so I'm resting until Monday. I also have acupuncture Monday so that will definitely be refreshing. I am however depressed by my lack of exercise but that's just how it goes. I have been able to spend some QT with my pup, blankets, couch and pillows though today and that's always worth it.This is my mean cat. She&#…

Kaliwood Meets the Ville

If you aren't reading the musings of Kaliwood I suggest you go there right now. Far more fashionable than I can dream to be, it'll give you some tips on feminism and how to live your life outside of swimmingbikingrunning. You know, how to live in real life. If you're wondering why this shameless plug has been inserted, it's because on Tuesday I got to have dinner with this lovely lady who I have known since I was 18, naturally skinny, very mildly fashionable, and if you can believe it, a party animal. Even though we have a lot of differences, we are scarily similar when it comes to the important stuff like our careers and our lack of urgency when it comes to marriage.So again you ask, why do I care? You might not. But following in the footsteps of the Discom-BOB-ulated runner I thought I'd mention a little of what I'm thankful for this Thursday. I'm thankful for my favorite people. If we're being honest, I only have a small handful of favorite people. P…

Doing the Right Thing

Inspired by this Swim Bike Mom post, this will be an intense and possibly strongly worded a slight rant regarding my feelings on (you guessed it) doing the right thing. If you are easily offended, please just close this window and wait patiently for the next happy post. I'm a rule follower. I always have been. That doesn't mean I don't question rules and authority sometimes but as a whole, I understand and respect the need for rules in society and in life. This way of thinking and living doesn't always make me a lot of friends but I don't care much about that. One downside, and there are many, of being a rule follower is that we find ourselves more often than not in the minority. Rarely is the rule follower applauded for doing the right thing, rarely are we the cause of accidents yet perhaps too often we are chastised when those who are being careless or just not paying attention are hurt by our doing the right thing. There's a quote that goes "Well behave…

The Big News

Not sure if you remember this post where I briefly previewed some life changing news I was waiting on. Well the decision was handed down and I'm super excited to announce that I will be going to graduate school! I'll be going back to the University of Louisville as a graduate student in the department of anthropology and will be starting in January. Not yet sure what this means for triathlons except that I'll still be doing them, but maybe not much faster than before. SBR is still my preferred form of exercise so it'll be no problem to keep it up, there are just some unknowns still on the scheduling end. Regardless, I'm really excited for this opportunity and I'm sure you'll all be hearing more about it for the next oh I don't know...3 years.On a side note, this crazy weather has really been messing with my allergies so I'm not getting much sleep since I can't really breathe. I'm running a lot and cross training so being tired is no issue bu…

So Much for the Mommy Gene...

I just re-posted this on facebook because it is completely accurate in my brain.



Yeah...so much for that Mommy gene...

The Mommy Gene

First of all, I just did my measurements and am down 4 1/2 inches from my waist, 2 inches from my thighs and an inch from my arms. One of my fave bloggers, Swim Bike Mom tends to discuss her "butt pudding". I have arm pudding which basically means, I have fat arms. I hate my fat arms. I'm pumped to be making progress. Unfortunately I'm a terrible weight loser and forget to record minute details like the date of said measurements. I guess it doesn't really matter how long it's taken to make that kind of progress, only that I'm making progress right?

But now, back to the point. I apparently have a Mommy Gene. I know this because it was confirmed by a real live Mommy today. Last night I came home from work and almost gagged because of the smell. I assumed this meant my dog had had an oopsie in her crate. I walked over there and the smell was certainly strong but there didn't seem to be anything in the crate. Long story short, over the next hour she ended …

Um, Winning!

I've scored a couple of major wins lately. Not sure why I haven't been sharing them! There has been a bit of turmoil in my real life and I'm hoping to have a life changing (sounds dramatic, but it's true!) decision handed down by the end of this week so that will relieve some stress and tension regardless of the outcome.

But anyway, back to winning.

First of all, my workouts have been on point this whole month. I mean, consistent yet varying the actual activity which has bad me feel Bad. Ass. There has been a lot of running, a lot more than usual but that's all thanks to that little Half Marathon coming up. And thanks to acupuncture I'm actually running relatively pain free! I'm not cured by any means but the improvement is incredible which also may be due to the weight training and variety but who can really tell for sure?

Next, I only need to lose 4-5 more lbs by the end of the year to reach my amended goal! I don't know if I ever officially announced my…

Scrooge is a 24 Year Old Woman

Let's play the honest game. Honestly, I don't like holidays. The only thing I like about holidays is that I don't have to work. I am a creature of habit and my biggest flaw is likely that I'm inflexible.  I really don't like anything that disrupts my routine and holidays are the biggest disrupters of all! There's no mail, stores are closed, my eating schedule is altered, sometimes the gym is closed, sometimes the outdoor running paths are busy, I decide to take naps. In general, things get weird. It's also safe to say that I have food issues. Not like eating disorder issues, just general issues. First of all, I don't eat meat (obviously) so days when we celebrate the mass slaughter of indigenous peoples with the mass slaughter of genetically altered turkeys aren't really my idea of fun. Secondly, I don't like to overeat. Especially not now that I've gotten things under control more with my weight more or less. Something about holidays encour…

It's Been a Weekend?

I think today was my weekend. But it went by too fast for me to recognize it. For those of you who may not know (I make a lot of assumptions of my 5 ish readers) I work on Sundays which means that I don't get 2 day weekends. Pretty much ever. Thus, my weekend consists of Saturday and I also get Mondays off but that doesn't count as a weekend to me.

Anyway, on Friday I went to acupuncture for the first time for my shin splints and plantar fasciitis. I left work a bit early and rolled up to Meridian Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine. I'm a big believer in herbal, natural and holistic healing techniques ever since I met with Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Jo Matson earlier this year. She helped me turn tea and honey into a full on allergy cure which is amazing to me. But back to the point. I didn't really know what to expect but my shins and feet have been bothering me for so long that I was really to the point where I just wanted to feel better. I was so far gone that I even…