I know how Claire likes these little photo collages, so I made one just for her :)

Crossfit was short, but awesome. We didn’t get to do a full workout, but we did a mini workout to get the feel of it. And I absolutely loved it!! The people there were awesome and I’m excited to go back. I’m going to start looking for Crossfit deals now so I can start doing it after I run the Chicago marathon in October.

WOD consisted of some sprinting, air squats, body rows (which I love), and push-ups. I don’t think I could’ve handled much more leg work than a couple sprints and air squats, but my legs actually didn’t feel too bad, considering what I put them through yesterday.

First Crossfit adventure= success.


Marathon Training, Day 48: 12 Mile Run

I was lucky enough to have Stephanie run part of my 12 mile run with me this weekend, and Craig joined me for the last 3 miles!! It’s amazing how much easier running is when I have a partner to keep me from getting bored. My weather app said it was going to be 91 on Saturday, but it definitely felt cooler than that and we had a nice breeze going on, too. Overall a successful run and minimal soreness!

12.09 miles in 2:30, 12:24 pace



I’ve had a not-so-great day and I’m getting in a progressively worse mood as the night goes on, so I’m going to attempt to sleep even though it’s only 9:30… tomorrow will be better and I’ll be crazy excited for the marathon!!!!! Stephanie is coming with me to the expo and then we’re going to dinner with my family and she’s staying to keep me company in the hotel :) But for now… sleep. Good night, everyone.


Hello Tumblr! Today has been a pretty good day so far. I got a lot of homework done over the weekend so I’m not as stressed as I usually am on Mondays. My legs are definitely feeling yesterday’s run… stairs are not my friend today. My knees are hurting on and off, but they could be worse and Ibuprofen is helping.

I’m honestly not sure how I’m going to get through Crossfit tonight. The arm stuff will be no problem (I mean, it’ll still be fucking hard, but I can do it), but the squats might kill me. A free Crossfit session is too good to turn down though, plus I get to do it with my two favorite people on Tumblr- Stephanie and Claire!!!

I’m really excited, and if I’m still alive afterwards I’ll give you a recap :)



What I Ate Today:

  • Banana
  • Turkey sandwich with light mayo and Colby Jack cheese
  • Yoplait Whips yogurt
  • Blueberries
  • Lean Cuisine- Sesame Chicken with Noodles
  • Peanut butter banana sandwich
  • 2 Peanut Butter GUs
  • Chopped Chicken Cobb salad with avocado
  • Broccoli cheddar soup
  • Whole wheat baguette


  • 13.15 mile run

I’m too tired to write anything about this… I think I did pretty good though :)


@thetikistyle I’ve done a lot of research on Paleo and I tried it for a week or so last year. If I was going to choose a “diet” (and when I say diet, I just mean eating certain foods and avoiding others), I would do this one. I avoided it for awhile because I had high hopes of becoming a vegetarian (which obviously didn’t workout so well). It’s always hard for me to stick with stuff like this, but I’ve been thinking about giving it another try.

And also, Stephanie texted me last night after she saw my post (because she’s amazing, obviously) and suggested I start taking photos of everything I eat again, since that’s what I did when I started my blog and it obviously worked really well- I lost 30 pounds doing that!! It hasn’t worked quite as well the last couple times I tried it, but I may also think about giving that another shot.

For now, I’m going to relax and try not to stress about weight loss. Next step: come up with a new plan for losing weight that involves eating foods that are better for me, sticking to my marathon training schedule as much as I can, and doesn’t involve obsessing.