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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas In Pictures

T'was a very merry and very white Christmas this year!
{Snowy Reindeer Drink Tray}

{A Family Tradition - Christmas Sugar Cookies}
{A Home-made Stocking for Georgia's 1st Christmas...Thanks Mom!}
{Christmas Day Hike with my Hunnie's Family}

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Holiday Challenge {Marathon Update 1}

With a thesis and a graduation done and Christmas around the corner (more on those later), it has been really difficult to focus on my next big challenge: My 1st Full Marathon.  I've got the hotel reservation, now all I need to do is make it through some serious mileage.  While my thesis kept me from sustaining my training, I was still able to get in some good runs and a hike with the family.  So for this week's training I'm skipping over any build-up (assuming I can at this stage still run a half-marathon) and am heading straight into full throttle marathon training.

Some of my personal goals for a successful week of training:
  1. Get at least 7 hours of sleep
  2. Ice any soreness for 10-15 minutes after a run
  3. Drink at least 4 glasses of water before AND after workouts
I'm excited to get 'er done.
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Total
Hills/6 mi
Bikram Yoga
Tempo 5 mi
15 mi
26 mi
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Sunday, December 9, 2012

T minus 30

I may have missed the fondue party tonight because of a take-home final, and more importantly my thesis, but I found a way to celebrate the 30 hour countdown...ice cream for dinner.  I'm starting to think this gurgley stomach is actually due to sugar overflow and not nerves.  Wish me luck!

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Parallel Universe

Somewhere in a parallel universe, I have already finished my Master's thesis, with a topic of "The Implications of Basket Weaving on Modern Society."  Alas, in this universe I am no where near completion of my thesis.  One thing I am done with...class.  Yes indeedy, today I celebrate my last college class.  Forever?  Who knows what the Universe has in store for me.  While I am still leaps and bounds away from really being done for the semester, I am taking several moments today to celebrate how far I've come.  And even though I'm sleep deprived and have had no time to go running the last few days, I made an effort to commemorate my last day of class by dressing "extra nice"--a.k.a. throwing my hair in a bun and putting on one of my favority Nordy's tops.  It's the final countdown.
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