Saturday, October 15, 2011

Back on the fitness train [Week 1]

Monday (Oct 10) - 1.15 miles - DONE!
Tuesday (Oct 11) - 30 minutes stairmaster and 30 minutes elliptical - DONE!
Wednesday (Oct 12) - Lap swim 1.00 mile - DONE!
Thursday (Oct 13) - 30 minutes stairmaster, 30 minutes biking, and 30 minutes elliptical - DONE!
Friday (Oct 14) - Run 1.50 miles - DONE!
Saturday (Oct 15) - Lap swim 1 mile and 100 yards - DONE!
Sunday (Oct 16) - Rest!

**Really hoping that this will help me to stay on track!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Feature and Follow Friday with "Alison Can Read" #1

So for the first time I am joining in on a Friday Hop with a book blog... each week they ask a question and request that we answer it in our blog, so here goes!

Q: If you could have characters from a particular book meet and form an epic storyline with characters from a particular TV series, which would you choose and why?

A: I would like the characters from Twilight Series (books) to meet with the characters from True Blood (tv show) and form an epic storyline. I love both of these groups of characters and I think it would be fascinating to see what kind of storyline could be made with both, since while they both focus on vampires, they do so in very different ways.

Just Closed... [The Ghost of Greenwich Village]

The Ghost of Greenwich VillageThe Ghost of Greenwich Village by Lorna Graham

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was fabulous. A woman moves to NY to follow in her dead mother's footsteps. She ends up living in an apartment that is haunted by an old author who died before he was able to really make a name for himself. This book is about her time in NY, trying to fit in, and learning a lot from her "ghost" roommate.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Movie Night [Dream House]

Tonight was $5.00 movie night at our local cinema.

Joe and I decided to go watch a movie!

We chose the movie Dream House with Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Naomi Watts.


This was a movie I really wanted to see.

I have a BAD habit of checking the reviews prior to going to the movie, and tonight was no different. I checked the reviews, and saw that the movie had gotten poor reviews.

I was worried that it would be bad and that Joe would once again have ammunition for saying that again the movie I picked was no good.

However, we both REALLY liked it. Reviews be damned! It was an original idea for a flick and I did NOT expect the outcome or ending that it had. I won't say much more so as not to be a spoiler, but just wanted to say that if anyone is on the fence about seeing it, you should!

Even if it's just at the "cheap" seats :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Running Inner Dialogue

My inner voice (IV): "Starting running again?"

Me: "I believe so, yes"

IV: "what is this, your 100th re-start in this year alone?"

Me: "Probably like 101st... but who is counting anyway? Besides, I feel like I have many reasons why this year has been rough...."

IV: "How about we quit with the reasons and excuses?"

Me: "I would sure like to try..."

Now, honestly, how many of you have dialogues with your inner voice like that of above? Maybe not with regard to running, but with other things in your life? I am certain we all do, with one thing or another... Maybe even with 2 or 3 things!

However, here I am, again, ready to start running again.

I HATE how much I have let my desire slip... I HATE the fact that I am even saying my desire slipped. But it has! However, yesterday I had the complete urge to run. Sadly I was nowhere where I could actually run. And even if I had been able I did not have my clothes to run in or my shoes or my music. Now I know these are not necessarily things I need to have to run, but still.

Just hoping that today's run doesn't make me lose my desire.

Praying that it only ignites the fire that has lately been out.