Monday, February 3, 2014

The Day of ALL DAYS!

GIVEAWAY WINNER ANNOUNCED....and the lucky duck winning a Fitbit is....
Congratulations to Michele!  I will put up a shout out on Facebook to notify you of your big win!

Today also marks the first day of two other things, one of which includes the Diet Bet hosted by Jess at Blonde Ponytail.  Seriously, if you didn't enter you are crazy because the pot is up to $12,275!! Isn't that insane?  In order to share the honesty of my experience, I'll let you in on the battle that lies before me.

Hot dang, my BMI of 24 is seriously only 1 point away from being considered overweight.  Yikes!  I know I carry more muscle than most others, but I wasn't lying when I said I needed to lose weight.  In order to win a piece of the prize, I have to make sure I drop about 5 lbs by March 2nd.  Fingers crossed! My strategy is to significantly cut back on carbs, but not fat or protein. I love fat! 

Today is also the start of my half marathon training, as I'm participating in the Fools Dual Half Marathon in Gloucester, MA on April 6th, 2014. I'm doing a shorter/more intense version of half marathon training, with this specific one being about 9 weeks long.  Today should have been a rest day, but because I will be in a wedding in Tampa on Saturday, I decided to call yesterday's run off and put Saturday's 10 miler in the slot.

The run was actually pretty tough because it was snowy and windy on the 5 mile jaunt from Cambridge to downtown Boston (I decided to run along Storrow and the Charles). On the way back, I had to deal with unplowed paths and accumulating snow, which started to hurt my ankles and left knee because I was trying to keep balanced. 

 (Nice smile, Lauren.)

When all was said and done, 10 miles is in the books and I'm on my way to completing 35 miles for the week. Fingers crossed I'll keep up with running while I'm down in Tampa from Friday to Sunday. By the way, I tried Salted Caramel Gu and it was beyond amazing. Winner winner chicken dinner.

Let's Chat:
Have you started any training programs recently? What's your weekly mileage?

Have you ever won anything amazing and unexpected? 
 I'm sorry you didn't win my giveaway. I feel sad. But, if you keep reading the blog then companies will want to sponsor me by giving me free stuff to give away to you readers...and that makes me happy!


  1. Congrats to the winner! Lauren you're so inspiring.

  2. I never win anything, it seems but I did get a random surprise in the mail today which was super fun and cool!

    I don't mind running in light snow, and even enjoy it. But ice or deep snow forget it. And good for you for being able to post your weight. I just can't bring myself to do it!

  3. Never have snow here and it's summer at the moment... I run every day and alway aim at 60 miles, but am aftern up to 15 short... No big deal

    Good luck with the weight loss, take pictures and keep up in the loop.



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