Thursday, January 21, 2016

Whole30 - Round 2 - Days 8-14 (the slip)

Do you know how awful it is to rope a bunch of people into doing their first Whole30 with you, only to get to the END of day 14 and CHOOSE to slip! Yes, I CHOSE to slip up. I can't even tell you how bad I felt about it, and I'm not trying to make excuses, but I want to just write how it happened. But let's talk about the first part of week two first, since it was unremarkable and somewhat easy!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Whole30 - Round 2 - Days 1-7


Okay, so here we are, at the end of day 7 of my 2016 Whole30. This round has been both harder and easier than last year's round. First, I know that I can do it. So that's actually really nice! I also know what to expect. I know that the first week and a half is hard, but that it gets better. I also remember running really, really well. Like out of my mind good. So I am excited for my running to feel that good again. The other difference is, this time I am training for a full marathon, not just a half.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Recap of Running in 2015


My #2015bestnine were all running photos, so it makes a great header for this post! 2015 was an interesting running year for me. I raced a LOT, but I didn't really run for myself. I was just running. I'm not really sure why, but every time I showed up at a race, I decided to run with someone. Sometimes it was decided way in advance, but sometimes it was just me deciding to run with someone instead of running on my own and pushing. I just didn't feel like pushing.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Whole30 - Round 2 - meal prep, day 0


I love calling the day before something, day zero. It's just fun to think of the day before the first day as day zero. So here we are, day zero of my second Whole 30 and I am both confident and nervous.

New Year's Day 5k - 2016


The New Year's Day 5k has been a tradition since 2013. I haven't really gone out for New Year's Eve since then, aside from stopping by the Melting Pot for New Year's kiss with Reid, but with a 10am start time, I think I could do the New Year's Day 5k, even if I did go out the night before.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Fairfax Four Miler - 2015


So here we are, another year, and another year of running, in the books! It's a lot to think about actually, so I'm gonna start with the race and go from there.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Planning for the Whole 30 - 2016

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Last January I did the Whole 30 for the first time! I feel like I was incredibly successful, especially for where I was starting. You see, I am a junk food-a-holic. And while celiac disease is awful and I wouldn't wish it on anyone, it's silver lining is that I can't just go through a drive through and get fast food any time I wish. And I can't indulge on packaged party mix, every appetizer on TGI Friday's menu, and even worse, all of the frozen versions in the grocery store! But it doesn't mean I don't still eat junk food... I have certainly found gluten free fake foods to satisfy almost every junk food craving. Almost. There's no gluten free Burger King Whopper, but I digress.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Gluten Free, Chicken Zoodle Soup


I would love to say that this is a totally new recipe, but I'd be lying. It's just a variation on my tortilla-less tortilla soup that I have made here and here. Only this version is even lazier and easier, but it's just a yummy!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Army Ten Miler 2015

Me, Lisa, Kristin, Amanda, Tess, Erin, and Lauren

We had quite a turn out for my 9th consecutive (8 on the books), Army Ten Miler! The ATM in 2007 was my very first race over a 5k distance (and I had only done two of those before!). I went to the expo with Diana, picked up my mom's bib, showed up for the race, and ran with no training. I could barely walk for the next two days, but I was hooked and determined to run the following year and ROCK it, and I did!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Out for Blood's 20 Miler

LB, Kelli, Jackie, me, Amanda, Lauren, Kristin, Joanna, and Jess

Talk about an emotional weekend. Hurricane Joaquin sent a precursor rain event to the DC area on Wednesday that lasted through Saturday morning and left the weekend's weather as a HUGE unknown for all of us scheduled to run our longest training run of the season. We were all checking for weather updates, debating about running with the team on Saturday morning, or switching to Sunday, and remembering the last time we skipped a Saturday run for "better weather" on Sunday (post linked).

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