Hey everybody! It felt good to take some time away from blogging but I have a very good excuse!
A lot has been happening lately. A lot of things I love.
First, I have found a new love for running. It’s actually something I’m beginning to enjoy. I took your comments and advice from my Help with Running post and all of it has helped! So thank you 🙂
And I’ll let you know since the last time I posted, I ran in a Firefighter’s 5K road race (I’ll make a new post about this when I get all the pics together!) , and I signed up for a 10k road race on the 4th of July!
I’m especially excited for the race on the 4th of July which I am running with Lindsey! Also, it’s starting and ending at Gillette stadium on the 50 yard line. How cool is that? Anyone else from the Boston area doing that race?!
My goal was to run a few races this summer. I’m already signed up for my 3rd. I’m already addicted. After my 5k road race, I came home and started immediately searching for more races to sign up for. My next few goals with running? Sign up for a half marathon, triathalon, and tough mudder! It’s all gonna happen, ya know. 😉 Oh, and I should add that I want to become a better runner! Hello hills & fartleks. 😦
I can’t tell you all how different I feel after becoming vegetarian (eating mostly vegan, not at that point yet!) I’m sure most of you wonder why I became vegetarian, just like almost everyone does. I can’t really tell you. Health benefits mostly. But one morning I literally woke up and just decided I didn’t want to eat meat anymore. And it’s been one of the best decisions. I pay so much more attention to food and ingredients and even cooking! I feel physically better and my workouts thrive. Food no longer weighs me down but instead fuels me. I’ve taken time to look up information online and in books so I can continue with my knowledge of the whole vegan world.
But don’t get me wrong, I am still a newbie. Tofu scares me a little bit and going out to eat isn’t really fun anymore. Plus, my body adapted so fast to my change in diet that I ate a dessert my mom baked (with a real stick of butter instead of using my vegan butter like I told her to) and I immediately felt sick. I’ve only been doing this for a month, not even! I just want to make sure my body is being fully nourished and I’m getting everything I need!
My goals for my diet is to be open to trying new vegan foods. So far so good. And little by little transition into an all vegan diet. So far it has made a world of a difference for me!
New goals for the rest of the summer: (Besides running & food)
Go to a carnival/fair (a good one)
Start studying & register for the GRE… errrr.. someone else wanna do this for me?
Become more organized… HELP.
Do something crazy like skydiving or white water rafting!
Ride a dirt bike without falling
Bake a vegan cake and enjoy it.
Visit Roger Williams zoo in Providence
Go into Boston more, I mean it is only 20 minutes away.
Try vegan restaurants
Go see a movie at the drive in
And that’s about all I can think of, but that’s a good list so far right?! And yes I noticed that basically all of these are activities. What can I say, I wanna make sure I have a fun summer ’11! 🙂
Question: What are your goals for the summer? Do you set new goals daily, weekly or monthly?