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Bring on the Good Times

Since being back at school, I have had two great workouts that have increased my self confidence about running some great times (for me) in the future! We had a 2k, 2k, 1k, 1k, 4x200m workout last week and then this week we had a mile, 1k, mile, 1k, mile, 4x200m workout.

For my miles I hit around 6:20, 6:26, 6:22 which is a big difference than what I was accomplishing over winter break. We had 90 sec rest between intervals, and when we had just a 3×1 mile with 800m after, and minutes of rest in between, I couldn’t even hit 6:36. So being able to run 6:20ish comfortably and smooth was awesome on Tuesday.

I’m excited to see what I can accomplish in the next few months, but also love the fact that running is a sport that continues after college. So I have many years to continue to break my personal bests!

What I’m really looking forward to is the spring weather to come!

Let’s get crafty!

So over break, I dove into some crafts. My father helped me put this one together, especially the mesh.


I have this problem, where I buy earrings, wear them and then take them off at random times of the day. Then I somehow lose them. I swear it’s The Borrower’s

the borrowersWell anyway, I wanted to create an earring holder. So a trip to Dollar Tree and Lowe’s and all the supplies were purchased. We bought some picture frames, brushes, splatter screens and a sample size of paint.

Picture frame = $0.25 each
Splatter Screen = $1.00 each
Brushes = $1.00
Paint = $4.00 approximately

IMG_3077Painted the picture frames and then my dad cut the splatter screen to act as mesh tiny enough for stud earrings. We decided to sandwich the frames together which helped the screen stay tight and made a thicker holder.

The final product:

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Now I just need to hunt around for all of my stud earrings 🙂

There are a lot of projects that picture frames can be used for. Obviously Pinterest is the place to go for crafts, or Craftgawker. Some future projects that I would love to do involving picture frames are:



Q: What are some of your favorite pinterest crafts?

Q: What are some of your favorite workouts?

Don’t forget to enter the Injinji Performance 2.0 giveaway, it ends next Wednesday January 30th!


Happy New Year!

What a wonderful New Years Eve! Now that all the festivities are over and the family and friends have headed home, school is approaching quickly. It blows my mind that this is my last semester of undergrad.

I absolutely love Christmas and I’m sad it came and went so quickly. The sad thought of taking the tree down and saying goodbye to all the Christmas treats is sad.

In the midst of all the festivities, I have been crafting!

For $0.75 I took this shelf and revamped it.

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I just bought some scrapbook paper from Michaels and decoupage-d it to the backboard. We will gorilla glue it back sometime today.

Another project I will be constructing with my dad is a bib hanger and medal hanger for my future half marathon running bibs and medals. You have no idea how excited I am that 2013 will be the start of my road race career come May and the ability to travel over the United States to run half marathons and 5k’s! I do plan on attempting a marathon, but I will save that for 2014 probably!

Currently I am reading: Scott Jurek’s Eat & Run

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Scott Jurek’s Eat & Run


I have always been fascinated with ultramarathons, starting with Bart Yasso’s My Life on the Run and then followed by Dean Karnazes 50/50 and Ultramarathon Man. Next was Pam reed and her book The Extra Mile: One Woman’s Personal Journey to Ultra-Running Greatness.

I have made it one chapter in Scott Jurek’s Eat & Run, so far and it’s already interesting.

I have also become addicted to Rocco Dispirito’s Eat This Now book collection. I have already purchased the Eat This Now Diet that I found extremely cheap and then rented the others from the local library to see if I want to buy them. The answer is YES! I look forward to trying the recipes and posting them for you all!


Hope everyone had a fabulous New Year!

Q: Have you read any of the books above?

Q: Have you thought of doing an ultramarathon?