Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Week In Pictures

Okay blogworld, I know you missed me as much as I missed you this past week!! Sadly, I cannot believe I didn't get a single post out or even really read any blogs this past week....craziness!! Because I have obviously been so busy and because you care so much about what I have been up to, here is a quick run down in random order of the past week!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Yesterday's RunDown

After the obligatory e-mail/twitter/facebook/blog checks, a big glass of water and a spoonful of fresh-ground natural peanut butter & organic dark cocoa I set out with the hubs for an hour long cycling session, in which the first 45 minutes I was actually smiling and enjoying the ride and the last 15 minutes of hell I was gritting my teeth in fear that if I opened my mouth the words would not be pretty!! As I said earlier, I am not a cyclist, but I am trying hard to become one, but these hills in Auburn sure make it hard!!

Duty Calls: White Pizza

So since the hubs said the White Pizza recipe would be posted on my blog, I need to get my rear in gear and get it posted!! This pizza is so easy to make and much healthier than any delivery or frozen pizza out there.

Fish Outta Water

Heading out for an hour bike ride with the hubs since we both have the day 'off work'. I make no bones about it.....I am not a cyclist, but I have been trying to turn my distance runner self into a cyclist, as it's easier on my poor knees which have suffered years of abuse, is a great workout and most importantly, my husband loves cycling. Since we enjoy working out together and I have distant dreams of doing a triathlon one-day, I pull my heavily-padded bike shorts on, strap my helmet down and force my butt to stay in the saddle for an hour at least once a week!! Oh and try to smile and act like I'm loving it at the same time :) I think I am finally about to progress out of pre-beginner stage and buy a pair of clips, so I can start pretending like I am a real cyclist!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Not Even Close

This was supposed to get posted yesterday, but alas, it spent the night in my drafts folder :) Sometimes I think I am figuring out this blog world and then I realize I am no where even close!!
**Bangs head on desk**

Day off work but still working!!

I have today off work, which means I get to work on crossing things off the never-ending to-do list of working towards fulfilling my goals of working for myself. Thus, a day off is not really a day off but instead is a chance for me to work on making my passion (fitness) into a flourishing career. However, a day off also means I get in a morning run and have time to actually make food and not just grab a bar on the way out the door :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Barefoot Running!!

Interested in the somewhat recent phenomenon of Barefoot Running, running in Vibram Five Fingers, or Nike Frees?!? I devoted too many months of my life researching and writing about this topic for my Masters Degree project. The paper focuses on the benefits and risks associated with barefoot running and the research behind the hype. Also, based on the research I devised an 8-week beginner's training program. Be sure to check out my husband's blog, in which he was kind enough to post my project under his research section!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Who Knew?!?

Wow...I had no idea how much time it takes to set up a blog, and I have only done the easy part, the set-up/design!! I spent several hours of my lazy/relaxing Sunday creating the layout of my blog, adding gadgets and just trying to learn some of the basics. I would love any and all tips and insider 411 from those who have been around the blogging block!!