Enjoying The Chaos

of life…with kids, school, and work

TNT January 10, 2012

Filed under: exercise,family,healthy living,running,TNT,training,yoga — enjoyingthechaos @ 2:24 pm

So, I did something wild and crazy the other day.

I have been playing around with the idea of joining Leukemia & Lymphoma Socitey team in training.  They are running the IronGirl 1/2 Marathon this Apirl very close to my home.

The fundraising scares me more than running the 13.1 miles.  With a $1500 mimimum commitment, could I really pull this off?  Who knows.

I ran the Maryland 1/2 back in May..and it was a DISASTER.  With limited training ( I sucked at following the training plan), horrible nutrition and SO MANY HILLS…I didn’t do as well as I had hoped when signing up.  Althought I did raise $700 toward the University of Maryland Greenbaum cancer center.

So when I received an email last week informing me that they would waive the $100 registration fee if I signed up by 1/8, I thought, how can I not sign up.  TNT gives you the option to drop out if you feel that you can’t raise the money required or pay the difference.

On Sunday night, I was about to go to sleep, but I picked up my phone and registered.  What do I have to lose, right?

I opted for the flex training.  With mine and PW’s schedules so crazy, I thought it would be best to get in the runs on my own.  I love the idea of having a coach to help me though this training.  Someone to hold me accountable for my runs.  I am very excited to get started!

I started my yoga practice back up..and I couldn’t be happier.  I took a begginer vinyasa class on Saturday..my hamstrings and shoulders feel great/sore (aren’t they the same thing?)  I am headed to a hot vinyasa class this evening at Charm City with Steph…so excited!

I am hoping to use this as a place to track my training and fundraising.  I have started a food journal and i am writing everything that goes in my mouth down :/  I am trying to shed a few lbs for my sister’s wedding in April, or atleast tone up.  Let the chaos begin:)

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feelin jazzy January 19, 2011

Filed under: exercise,yoga — enjoyingthechaos @ 11:09 pm

(http://blog.blagman.co.uk/2006/09/jazz-apples.html) for some reason I can not hyperlink this..ugh

Until recently, I had never even heard of a jazz apple.  According to many websites, it is the new upcoming apple..lol..It is a hybrid apple…a cross between a Gala and a Braeburn.  The only reason that I even bought them was because lil b thought it was the shiniest apple of all the apples…isn’t that how everyone picks their apples???

Usually I opt for a big honeycrip apple.  I remember eating them for the first time last year and thinking..”this apple is amazing”…as the juice ran down my arm..mmm…wait where was I??

Oh yeah, my juicy shiny jazz apples has taken #1 in my apple book…I just have to state that I am not an apple expert…maybe lil b is..:)  So, if you haven’t tried one…do..you won’t be disappointed.

I have a get together with my girlfriends from my cheerleading days this weekend!! 

We get together once a month for a pot luck lunch.  I may be making broccoli cheddar soup with some yummy crusty bread to take with me..but still not sure.  Sundays are my are my free day..so I want to make it count:)  I got the recipe from a blog that I have been reading but I can’t find it now..ugh..i should bookmark it but I didn’t:(  So, if I post a recipe on Saturday..and it is yours..please let me know…I will totally give credit..of course I doubt that person will read this but if they do…it is theirs:)  I hope no one sues me for copyright infringement:)

BFL has not been my friend lately.  I spent all day at the hospital yesterday…ditty had surgery…I won’t go into details but will add that he will no longer be able to procreate!

I am not stressing to much…it is a slow process.  I did catch a yoga class tonight.  It feels so good to stretch out my legs…the only issue I have with yoga is that my shoulders are weak and holding my arms in warrior 1 or warrior 2 hurts after a bit…tonight…i just focused on my breath and was able to hold the pose..even though it was tough.  I also noticed that I didn’t have to use the block this week!!  YAY!!  I feel that my arms and my shoulders are stronger.  Even ditty commented on my arms:)

Tomorrow I am heading to the Aquarium with lil b’s class.  She is very excited to ride a school bus…i think even more excited than to see the fish.  I am hoping to find my camera cord because I am sure I will have lots of great pics!!