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A Little Bit of Everything

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Hey everyone! Nothing special going on here. It is Tuesday, it is snowing, I have to work tonight. That’s about it. I just miss the old days of regular, every day blogs. I know I haven’t been posting them here lately so I thought I’d give you all a life update

School

Classes started on January 14th. I didn’t have much of a break over winter, as I was working a few days per week at the clinic and I was sick for the rest of the time. My class schedule was stressing me out at first

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Winter Running Gear 101

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“All you need are sneakers!” That’s what everyone says about running… Just throw a pair on and go! I think this is the biggest lie ever told to newbie runners. I realized this when getting ready for my wintery run the other day…

I spent 20 minutes looking for my gloves and hat because it was too dang cold out to go without them. This process quickly make me realize all the crap I NEED to go for a run (on the bright side, my dead Garmin got to charge enough to track my 2.2 mile run).

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Planet Fitness Experience

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This week’s workouts went really well!

When I was off visiting my friend Jess for a few days, we visited her gym, Planet Fitness, on Monday. I have heard of these gyms before but we don’t have any near me so it was my first time there. Here are my thoughts:

Positives:

Everything was clean and tidy. TONS of cardio equipment – no signing up for machines, waiting for one to clear, or getting kicked off before you’re done. Lots of TVs to keep you distracted. Dedicated workout circuit so you can get in and out with a full

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Race Plans: AC April Fool’s Day Half Marathon & 7K

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It all started so innocently. I was on the registration website, signing up for the Atlantic City April Fool’s Day 7K with a discount code I got for doing the Atlantic City 10K back in October. I was scrolling through the registration options, and I said jokingly to Rob that I could register for the Fool’s Challenge: run the 7K on Saturday and the Half Marathon on Sunday. He responded “why not?”, we chatted it over, and I registered for it!

I know, I know – why another half marathon? Well, let’s be honest. I enjoy running! I know,

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Snow & Meal Planning

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Hello everyone! Finally a free day! This has been one hell of a winter “break”. First, it was chaos getting ready for Christmas. Then I had a paper to finish and got a horrible cold. I just spent the last couple of days visiting a friend.

I used to run with her all the time and then she left to move back near her family. It was just like old times! It was great that she is into healthy living also because I was able to eat relatively well and we even hit the gym once. No pressure to

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Plans for 2015

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Happy New Year! The new year is kind of fun because everyone is excited to jump on the healthy band wagon. I like seeing people motivated to get in shape and eat right. It also makes it a lot easier for me to stay on track with my goals when everyone else wants to do the same thing. Minimal bad influences around!

Of course, lots of people also set big grand goals for the new year but I’m not feeling that this year. I didn’t really make big plans last year either. Of course there are things I want to

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2014 Recap

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This past year was pretty good, considering I have been killing myself in grad school. I got a few races under my belt and kept at in my Master’s program. I don’t feel like I have many “big moments” to recap other than races but I’ll do my best!

Rob and I both turned 30 this year!

I got better at crochet and started to knit!

I spent 6 awesome weeks in Florida relaxing and learning all about my chosen field. And finished 3/4 of the Master’s

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Holiday Fun

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Things have been really crazy this past week. I had tons of work to do for school plus getting ready for the holidays. Since its been over a week since I blogged, I’m just going to use my Instagram photos for a little recap!

Holiday Celebrations

Rob and I attended our first ugly sweater parties the weekend before Christmas and Rob’s homemade sweater was a huge hit. My sister crocheted it for him and we added the lights. I took a santa sweater I found at the store and added accents to it like bells and crocheted cuffs. We’ll have

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