A new workout and my day was doomed from the start


This is how I started my day…..


I will refer to my first post….. I like to start my day with an iced tea. As soon as I woke up, I remembered that I forgot to make my tea last night. I make it the night before so there is sufficient time for it to cool. I need to get it together! Coffee will have to do.

On Wednesday, I tried Orangetheory Fitness in Poughkeepsie for the first time. This is a completely unofficial review – I just wanted to share what I thought as I have been hearing more and more about Orangetheory. Their ads have been popping up in my FB feed for months and I have seen friends from all over the country raving about Orangetheory.


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My 5k PR!

The Fall Foliage Half Marathon and 5k run was last month at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY. For local runners, I highly recommend this race. It is a flat course, well-organized, and because it is at the fairgrounds there are actually bathrooms! Another bonus — race time is at 10am for the half and 10:15am for the 5k. Perfect because I am NOT a morning runner. I know so many runners like to go early or head out for races at 4am, but I’m happy to sleep in and leave my house at 8:30am.

I ran the race with Dan (the husband). Just when I think I’m not a morning person…

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Get to know me!

This is the excerpt for your very first post.

I never thought writing my very first blog post would be so daunting, but it is! I feel like I’m a little late to the blogging scene, but I am super excited to give it a try. I’m actually not an avid blog reader. I first found Skinny Runner Girl in 2012 when I was looking for motivation to get back into running, but she shut down her blog not long after. From there I stumbled across Hungry Runner Girl and fANNEtastic food To this day, those are the only 2 blogs I read daily and they are both great!

I recently left my great, very corporate type of job to pursue some personal business opportunities (more on that to come as things develop) and to have more time at home with my two kiddos. Don’t worry, I didn’t give up my job with thoughts of being a blogging superstar/millionaire. 🙂 I’m not that crazy.

What you will find on this blog is a lot of running talk, fitness goals in general, recipe and meal plan ideas and hopefully some fun, random information for when you need a break from the serious stuff called life.

What you won’t find in this blog is closet full of super cute running outfits and beautiful, photogenic pictures of me running effortlessly. I have about 2 pairs of running shorts that I actually like and wear – all of the time. So much so that the elastic is pretty much shot in the waistband. I spend half of my time running jacking up my shorts. Not pretty, I know. I really need to go shopping.

Now onto the running and food stuff! It’s been getting cold here in the Hudson Valley so I have had more treadmill runs. I really need to get some cold weather gear. That and I need to toughen up and run outside when it gets below 50 degrees! Here’s a typical breakfast for me that I now enjoy at home instead of at my desk in the office. Yes, I would bring hard boiled eggs to the office – is that rude?

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