Thinking Out Loud Thursday

Why not jump right on the bandwagon and link up with Amanda and have my first:


  •  The last day of April (or any month) means it’s time for me to nerd out on my monthly running statistics.
    • Total Miles: 187
    • Year to Date Miles: 790
    • Number of Races: 2
      • Greater Hartford 1/4 Marathon: 6.41 miles, 6’48” average pace
      • Boston Marathon: 26.4 miles, 3:19:48, 7’34” average pace

        Hartford Track Club First Woman, 7th Overall
  • The weather right now makes me super happy. I think we are finally past all the rain and frigid temperatures (anything below 40 is frigid in my mind). This weekend calls for 76 and sunny on Sunday so best believe I will be parking myself in a lounge chair at the beach. 
  • I went to a movie, Ex Machina, with my boyfriend last night. Hmm. I honestly don’t really know what happened. Did anything actually happen? Alvin and the Chipmunks and other animated/Pixar movies are more my jam. But regardless, I love breaking up the work week with a fun date night on Wednesdays. And even though it wasn’t “my type” of movie, I did get a big Diet Coke out of it !
  • My local Green & Tonic (Greenwich) serves delicious Acai Bowls! But instead of serving them in a bowl, they are served in a cup. So they are actually Acai Cups. I’m not quite sure why, but this drives me nuts. I swear it tastes better when served in a bowl.
Berry Acai Bowl with Blueberries, Shaved Coconut, and Granola
  • I updated my “About” page to include a bit more regarding the origins of my picky eating and somewhat restrictive diet. For those of you too lazy to read, the abbreviated version is after many years of digestive and GI distress, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease last summer. I have researched different diets/methods/theories to help control my flares best I can with natural, organic foods that I will be sharing on here.
  • One of my biggest concerns when starting this blog was that I would have nothing to write about. But I’m excited to say that I have so many ideas that I cannot wait to share with all of you!

Do you try to do anything fun to break up the workweek? What are some of your favorite mid-week dates?

Any fun plans for the warm weather we are getting this weekend?

20 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud Thursday

  1. Sheesh you are fast. Great job on the first place woman overall! It’s going to be 80 and sunny all weekend and I am sooooo pumped for it. I just want to lay outside and get rid of my running tan lines.

    Every once in a while we will have a mid week date but it is usually just going out to eat. The last movie I went to we ended up spending like $50 after tickets, drinks and popcorn and then waited 45 minutes for it to start because of previews and now they put ads in between the previews, so we haven’t been back since then, but we do love redbox, Netflix and watching movies on demand at home 🙂


  2. welcome to blogland 🙂 I’m SO excited for the warm temps this weekend. It makes going back to RI/ New England that much more exciting. You killed it with the mileage this month!!

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    1. Thank you ! 🙂 I’m so excited to jump on this whole “blog” thing! I’ve been reading your blog for a few years and I love your honesty regarding injury and listening to your body. I’ve only run once since Boston and think this warm weather might be a great excuse to get back out there 🙂


  3. GOOD GRAVY woman–you ran Boston HOW FAST? I was hoping to get my paces back down there for halfs this summer. We’ll see about that now. So glad that you came and commented on my blog today–I can’t wait to learn more about you! I’m so behind, so I am going to try to get caught up on your story, but I hope that your Crohn’s is managed, and that your hip/ITB is healing up well. Have a great day!

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  4. Wow!! Welcome to blogland 🙂 Congrats on being the top female finisher – Well done! I also read your Boston Part 2 post… I am officially obsessed with Boston (though qualifying would take an absolute miracle!) and loved reading your race recap!! 🙂 Thank you for sharing your journey with us!

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