Weight loss goal:


Illinois Half Marathon
April 3oth COMPLETED

Barking Dog Duathlon

Loveland Lake to Lake Olympic

August 28th -COMPLETED

Need to add a race here... any suggestions?


More than excited about this race that goes through my hometown. My brother (athlete-supremo) and I will run our first marathon together...he of course will finish 2hrs before me! :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

KSA 5k... with bro

Yea. I have the best older brother in the world (I cant call him big brother, b/c I'm taller... 2 whole inches!)

We ran the KSA 5k at the Univeristy of Illinois together... so much fun. Very nice race... also the weather cooperated and we felt great!

Super slow pace, since it was my first run...in a month. 12min miles.

Tshirt (cotton)
Swag bag
raffle after the race (which I WON!!) two spaghetti dinners!!
CJ won an ice cream cone!!
the real plus is that it was only 10mins from CJs house..how sweet is that?
$15 for the race!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

1000 yards

Swam yesterday night with Janet.

FElt great.

Next week 1500 x 2... should get me on track for another olympic distance next year.. heck maybe even an Half Ironman. We'll see!!!


Monday, October 17, 2011

making efforts

Mix 1 cup riced cauliflower with 2 eggs, 1 cup of cheese & 1 tablespoon oil of your choice (I used grapeseed oil). Spread in baking sheet.
Bake fir 15-20 mins at 350
Spread sauce.
Add toppings
Bake toppings for 15 mins & you're done. I chose prosciutto & cheese.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

splish splash

wow..that was amazing!

a simple 500 swim with Janet. It was much needed. It took all I had because I havent worked out in a while and I feel great.

Next time... thursday or friday... 750!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Everybody's working for the weekend!!

Didnt do much...

I did however set up my Wii Fit Plus. I think I'll work on my speeches for work, school, activism there. Should help me a lot with my balance.

I ate pretty well. I am notcing my clothes fitting a little looser. A lot looser and closer to the correct fit is ideal! LOL

Anyway I have set up a race for my brother and I on the 22nd. Very muchly looking forward to it. SHould be a blast. I hope I'm back in running shape by then.

Tonight I am swimming with Janet the Fish and am so excited about it. It will be great to get back to this core fitness realm!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Organic day 6!

Saturdays are long days...
I spend from 8am-530pm at school.

This mroning on my drive to school I had breakfast

Organic beer brat
1 slice organic rudi's bread
durring class...
1 apple

Not organic...
chipotle...its provided by the school. Since I paid my tutiion I paid for it and I'm eating it...plus j'adore chiptole.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Organic day 5!

Yes Yes, I know I skipped day FOUR. it was a blur! Didnt do anything I awnted to do.

here is what I remember:
It was Coach Susan's birthday.
TWC broadcasting of the community announcements
work from home
4lbs lost!
got ok to do 5k at home with my brother, maybe we can push Annabelle in the stroller!
Retwisted my hair

Crustless QUiche

didnt eat lunch...had a banana that was supposed to go with breakfast.

32oz so far.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Organic day 3!

Woke up...sleepy... which is often the case when one wakes up. lol

Traffic was a bear. There were 17 accidents today. Yikes! I guess everyone else was sleepy too!

Crustless Quiche (see day 2 for ingrident list)

+2 hard boiled eggs
+pepper jack cheese
+half avacado
+salt and pepper
Took yogurt but didnt eat it.
Had great conversation with Coworker Pat about everything( home repairs, Autism, Politics)

Newmans Own Organic Pizza.
Special treat for Cyndi because she had a good long hard working work day..and I know she loves loves loves pizza.

Chole..oops I mean Chloe came to visit for the week. She's a sweet dog. Having fun with Chloe and Ollyvia in the same house. Kiki doesnt know what to think.She spooned me all night long. poor kitty.

Water intake:
16.9oz (need to catch up... b/c the time is 1230p)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Organic day 2!

woke up a bit sleepy, but no headache, and felt good. No work out this am.. but physical therapy for my knee this am. SHould find out if I can bike or swim soon.

4oz crustless quiche (organic recipe)
+pepper jack cheese
+fat free cottage cheese
Organics blueberry lowfat blended yorgurt

*~*~*~*~*~~*~*~*~*~*~ PT says; YES to bike and swim! Do it!!!
~*~*~ talked to Cyndi she is journaling this journey as well
~*~*~havent had as much water as I should, will work on that this afternoon

Salad with what was in the fridge (all organic)
+Spinach (2 cups)
+salad greens (1 cup)
+pan seard chicken thighs (2)
+cesaer dressing (1.5 tbsp)
+pepper jack cheese (1 oz)
Fuji Apple

**Dinner @Karen's with Cyndi and Joy
+salad greens
+goat cheese
+raspberry vinegerette
+red onions
Grilled Chicken breast
Organic, gluten free, almost sugar free sweet potato pie

Water intake:
64oz total for the day.
(not my goal, but I'll work onthat today)

Monday, October 3, 2011

We're Organic!!

So, Cyndi had this idea that we should eat organic for a week along with taking the elixir (ACV, honey, cayanne, lemon juice).

Day 1 is today:
Didnt prtepare my breakfast or lunch ahead of time so I grabbed the following when I left this am:
2 carrots
3 eggs (in the shell)
1oz cheddar
1cup cottage cheese
1 yogurt
1 banana
3 cups salad mix
2tbsp ceaser dressing

1 banana (830am)
scrambled OVER MICROWAVED eggs (1 egg actually made it into my tummy)(9am)
1 cliff bar- thank goodness for meetings in the morning!(1030am)

cheese (1215p)
salad and dressing (1145am)

**1230- Headache and very sleepy

pan seared chicken thigh
buttered carrots
sugar free, gluten free, sweet potato pie (it was alright..but nothing beats brown sugar)
hand full of mixed nuts and crazins.
(also while cooking I tasted everything... )

**Water intake:

16.9 by 1115am
16.9 by 1pm
20 by 230
32 by 430
16.9 by 630

SPecial notes: Headache continued after dinner took two excederine. Headache gone.
Cyndi had a headache too...headache didnt subside after 4 tylenol