In addition to running everyday, one of my goals for 2014 is to experience different types of races. Yes, I have done the Color Run before (twice), and I have ran countless 5k’s, a 10k, and a half marathon. And I want to continue to work on that half marathon distance, as well as my 5k speed. But I also want to compliment that training with some strength training. I’m not talking about lifting a few weights; I want to challenge myself to do things that I honestly don’t know weather or not I can do! And what better way to enjoy strength training and push my limits then trying out an obstacle race?
Good morning! And congratulations on making it through the first week of the New Year! How are you doing on those resolutions?
Outside of my running streak, I haven’t really spoken much to what my other resolutions for this year are. I have a few that are personal that I will leave off of the blog for now. But I do want to share one other resolution of mine. This year I am going to make the effort to start being more honest with myself and others around me. I spend a lot of energy trying to please others, and I’m learning that it is usually not worth it. Have you experienced this? I waste a lot of time stressing over what others are going to think of decisions I make for myself. When I say ‘others’, I’m talking about people who I love. And I’m realizing that if I love them, and they love me, then it should not matter what decisions I make for myself. So that’s where I’m at. Like anytime we try to adjust our thought patterns, this is not going to be easy; but I believe it is manageable.
Happy limbo weekend! Haha! I heard the term Limbo weekend on the Today show this morning; it means the weekend between Christmas and New Years! I loved it, so I am probably going to be saying it all weekend! Yes, I’m officially a nerd.
Anywho …. I wanted to drop in and see what kind of running goals everyone has for this coming year?
I have been experimenting lately with fresh, healthy recipes – which I know you’re thinking, is nothing new for me. The new part is that I have been stepping out of my comfort zone and looking to limit the amount of wheat I consume, while still cooking satisfying meals. If you know anything about me you know that I am a huge pasta and bread lover, so this is no easy feat.
Hi, I’m Madalyn and am excited to be writing for Court’s blog today! I was lucky to meet Court (virtually) through an online health challenge—Elf 4 Health, organized by Nutritionella—where we were paired to swap blogs for a day. So if your looking for Court, not to worry, she’s on Sweet on Cinnamon today!
Although we are miles apart—me being a Bay Area, California girl—we both have a love for pursuing a healthy lifestyle. Right now, I’m after dairy-free recipes and mastering a headstand. Besides blogging, cooking and being a yogi, I’m a Managing Editor for I Do Venues where I get to look and write about beautiful brides all day!
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I spent the majority of my weekend finishing up Christmas shopping. But here are two other highlights:
1) Steven and I celebrated our two years of dating anniversary with sushi and wine! Sorry didn’t take any pictures because we didn’t take our phones out the whole time :)
Good evening readers –
First of all to update you on things with my family: the service to celebrate my grandmother’s life was beautiful. My grandmother was an amazing woman and she will be dearly missed by many! I am still planning to post more about her once I can gather my thoughts! For now, I am going to post on a little bit of a lighter, more flavorful subject – PASTA!!
Today’s Elf4Health challenge is Taste the Rainbow! No we are not supposed to eat a bag of skittles, but instead to eat as many colorful fruits and veggies as we can!
If you know me, you know I’m a pasta-addict! So I decided to make a colorful, veggie pasta dish!