Saturday, July 30, 2011

quick run

1.5 mi

ryan gosling reads "hey girls"

Thursday, July 28, 2011


little over 14 mile bike ride - around an hour

3 mile run - 27:07

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


wowowowowow, Alexander Skarsgard and Taylor Kitsch together. I don't know who to look at. plus, Liam Neeson! I started to get very excited about this movie. Then a giant-ass Transformer ship popped out of the water and I lost all desire.

"Prepare to fire"

"Sir, which weapons?"

"All of them."


Too bad, this one had potential.

End of Time

Gettin' back to my roots. My girl. Beyonce.


beautiful day!

4 miles.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Challenge #7 COMPLETE!

No TV is over! Thank goodness!! Since it's the summertime, I think it made it a little bit easier to steer clear of the boob tube. But I did feel an addict-like withdrawl sometimes, but I managed to pull through.

Funny thing is, I gots a Yankees game tonight and the MLS All Star Game tomorrow, so I won't even be watching TV til Thursday probably! CAN I WAIT THAT LONG?! ?! ?! !

Monday, July 25, 2011

work outs

yesterday: 2 miles. 17:47

today: swam 20 minutes.
biked 10 miles (34 min)

Life in a Day

Beautiful looking doc that came out yesterday, made entirely of videos submitted from all over the world that were filmed on July 24, 2010. Looks pretty moving.

via yrfriendliz.


damn, this looks really good. plus its got my Ryan Gosling, my fav... and Christina Hendricks for all you Mad Men fans.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

No TV Challenge Check In.

It's been 5 days, which means two more and I can watch television again!!! Overall, it hasn't been TOO hard to stick to the challenge, I think mostly because it's summer and it's nice out (and a lot of shows are on hiatus)...

The hardest part for me has been to figure out what ELSE to do with my time. Which sounds really awful, like all I do is watch television and lay around (which is true), but honestly it's hard to find things to do every second of every day! Sometimes you just wanna lay down in your a/c cooled living room, grab a snack and watch some episodes of Teen Mom. Especially when it's 100's of degrees outside.

But all complaining aside, I've managed to fill the week with dinners with friends, work outs, the beach, and lots of reading. Finished a book in one week, which rarely happens anymore. But other than reading, once I got home from work and ate dinner, I was left with a feeling of "what the heck am I gonna do now?" Maybe it's sad and lonely, but I miss my TV.

Now it's Sunday morning and I've got a few hours to kill before my soccer game this afternoon. So I guess I'll cook up some breakfast, and... read. sigh.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

work outs

Friday night: 20 min swim

This AM: 30 min bike ride (around 7 miles I think...)

Friday, July 22, 2011

little inspiration

to help you get through Friday...

Thanks, Cordes!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

hot run!

2.5 miles


very sweaty now! like bikram running out there today!

hot looking animal of the week.

its a scorcher!!! and this polar bear looks hot. This is also probably how I look when I'm sleeping on these hot nights. Except I look furrier.

via buzzfeed. more hot polar bears here.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


50 reps each of:
Box jumps
KB swings
Sit ups
Double Unders
Push Ups


row 1000M.


word on the street is that it's starting on Monday...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Challenge #7 - No TV for a Week

Okay, you knew it was coming eventually - no television for a week. It's the perfect time for it. It's hot out, I should be enjoying the great outdoors and training for my quickly approaching triathlon. So here goes. Today is day one of no television for me. No sports games, no reruns of House Hunters, no Teen Mom... or at least not until next Tuesday.

Now some people might think this challenge wouldn't be much of a challenge - but these people do not know the love I have for television. There's not much I enjoy more than coming home from work, making something yummy and watching television until it's time to drag my lazy bones to bed. I take after my dad in this regard.

So let's see what I find to do with my extra time when television isn't an option. Will I be productive, or merely find new useless ways to entertain myself? My guess is the latter, but I guess we shall see...

morning ride

25 minutes

5.6 miles

Sunday, July 17, 2011

beyonce @ the billboard music awards

this is amazing. beyonce is my girl.

my new bike

Specialized Vita. i love it!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

new bike!

bought an amazing new bike today.

then rode it around town for an hour. think it was somewhere around 11 miles

then 1.5 mile run. 13:03


Friday, July 15, 2011


swam 23 min
biked 20 min

not sure of distances...

adorable looking animal of the week!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

morning run

1.5 miles

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

bon(iver)nie raitt


20 minutes!

Monday, July 11, 2011


4 rounds:
400M run
10 deadlifts (30#kb)
10 pushups

10 minutes on a spin bike

Sunday, July 10, 2011

big sunday workout!

started w a 2 mile run - 17:38

went to the gym with hoover, did a physical fitness test on the bike, lasted 15 minutes. I'm in the 90th percentile for women my age! did a bit of abs, OH squats, bench press.

went to an outdoor track. ran 400M @1:34 and 1:37 with a slow lap after each one.


Saturday, July 09, 2011

slow saturday run

1.5 miles

Friday, July 08, 2011

morning run

4 miles

Thursday, July 07, 2011


40-30-20-10 of:

Wall Ball shots (12#)

Box Jumps

Kb swings (15#)


adorable looking animal of the week!

thanks WCW

work outs

Monday: 2 miles. 17:34

Tuesday: Ran 1 mile w/Hoover then BOXED!

Wednesday: Swam 20 minutes.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

young rich russians

From the New Yorker:
Images from photographer Anna Skladmann's new book "Little Adults," complete with commentary.

"When we came up to the rooftop, it was a beautiful sunny and crisp midday. Vadim asked me how many photos I was planning to shoot, and I answered “maximum ten.” As the flash lit up, he slowly counted to ten in his head. After the ten frames of my first roll were finished, he went back inside, put on his pajamas and asked for a cup of tea so he could sit in front of his television in peace. Naturally, I had wanted to shoot ten rolls of film, not just ten frames."

Check out more photos here.

Saturday, July 02, 2011


bike 5 miles (30 min)
run 2 miles (17:54)

yesterdays run:
2 miles