And no I am not talking about the weather!

It has been a month since I last blogged, some things have changed, others not much. The one thing that remains as before is the guilt I always seem to carry.

I feel guilty for not blogging, I feel guilty for not going to the gym enough, I feel guilty for not running enough, I feel guilty for indulging in treats far more often than I have in recent years.

And so, I freeze. I don’t know what to tackle first, and I freeze.

Two weeks ago, I found out that the company I instructed boot camps for filed for bankruptcy. For the last two weeks, I have simply been working a regular full time job, with no additional commitments. Have I been working out, blogging, and meal prepping like a champ for the past two weeks with all my spare time? Absolutely not. WHAT IS MY PROBLEM? I don’t know, but we better figure it out stat! FORGIVE ME FOR SUCKING AT LIFE! But I can say proudly that I have watched Home Alone 1 and 2 approximately 3 times each this month. I have also thrown a Christmas Party where Josh and I fed turkey to 16 people. Now just look at my niece at said Christmas party.


Can you handle that stink face? Me either.


As far as my current training plan goes…

I picked up weeks 13-24 of the James Wilson program, which is what I will be doing at the gym through the winter. I always find having a preset workout makes me work harder– it doesn’t matter what I “feel like” doing, I have something to accomplish, no excuses. Running always hits the back burner for me in the winter, not because the cold bothers me, but because where I live, clearing snow and ice from the sidewalks is the responsibility of the residents, and well, people are lazy! (I’m sure you recall all my whining about this from last Winter haha). It put a serious damper on my race training last year. I had thought about doing Around the Bay again this year, and then I decided to forget it. And then I decided I wanted to do it again. I am currently on the fence…I should probably decide before it sells out! Anyone who wants to provide me with their 2 cents, please do! Overall though, my main goal for 2014 will be just to continue working on speed. I will do a few more half marathons, and maybe even a couple 10ks next season. One way or another, I know I will need Phaedra to drag my butt through race season again, hahah.

In other news, our new baby boy is fitting in pretty well. He definitely is not the perfect dog (aka. Lemon hahah), but he is learning all the time. We are his fourth home, and he is only about 1.5 years old, so you can imagine what that can do to a little dog. Good thing he is a snuggle monster, because he sure is into trouble making hahah.



After this week at work I will be on vacation for a whopping TWELVE DAYS! And I will be in cities where sidewalks get cleared! Pretty excited.


This is how ready for Christmas I am.

Soooo if anyone still reads this, the moral of the story is, I am alive, I have free time, and I don’t even know what to do with it. So I started here!

I WILL get back into the swing of things. I WILL!

I miss you guys!!!!








  1. Guilt can be disempowering and disabling – no room for it in life. Sorry about the boot camp company – but great you now have time to relax. Enjoy it! 🙂 you absolutely deserve it after this year.

  2. I feel kindred connection here. Struggling with this the last few months, but picking myself up this month. It has to be done or I’m going to turn into a mushy duvet burrito on my couch.
    Miss you!