Three Things Thursday

by Stephanie on May 21, 2015 · 0 comments

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I have a lot of things I want to write but some of them are heavier or harder to get out of my brain.  So today I am taking a break from thinking about those and just catching up.

The last 2.5 weeks were kind of a loss for training.  There are lots of reasons but they aren’t important.  What is important is that I’m taking care of myself (sometimes mental and emotional health needs to come first), I’m not getting down on myself for it, and I’m getting back on track now that I am able.  I said from the beginning that I was going to #wycwyc my training and I am.  Let me tell you, it feels way better than getting down on myself for every deviation from perfection!


I’ve mentioned before that I’m saving for a house and I hope to be able to buy one next year.  One of the things I am really excited for is having a big garden and growing lots of yummy vegetables and fruits.  Then I read a post about container gardening and thought “why wait?”.  I have very limited outdoor space but I did plant one container which should give me tomatoes, jalapeños, and banana peppers.  Exciting!


My tomato plant already has 6 flowers!!

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you may have seen that last week I was posting pictures of me in skirts or dresses.  This came about because, due to the wedding I was in, I ended up wearing dresses for three days in a row (rehearsal, wedding, gift opening brunch).  This has never happened in my entire life.  I am not much for wearing skirts or dresses.  But due to some friendly peer pressure I decided to keep the streak going.  The final tally was 7 days straight of wearing either a dress or a skirt!  It was a fun way of pushing myself out of my comfort zone and getting me to actually wear some of the things I own that just chill in my closet most of the time.


I only have pics of 5 of the 7 days.  Which is your favorite?

Happy Thursday!



Reading Recently: Racing in the Rain & Praying for God’s Will

by Stephanie May 15, 2015

Prompt: A book you own but have never read This book was a gift from a friend about 6 years ago. I always thought it sounded interesting but never read it until this challenge gave me a reason. I’m glad I did. This book is awesome! The book is told from the perspective of a […]

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Fitbloggin ’15 News!

by Stephanie May 14, 2015

I have some pretty exciting news to share today. I’m a speaker at Fitbloggin ’15! I’m so excited! I’ve actually known for a while but I wanted to wait until the session descriptiosn were posted before sharing. In case you don’t know, Fitbloggin is a healthy living and blogging conference that I have attended for […]

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Week 6: Racine Ironman 70.3 Training

by Stephanie May 13, 2015

I almost didn’t post a week 6 recap because it was pretty much a lost week.  But one purpose of this blog is to keep me accountable, so here it is. So, the weekend before week 6 started was the bachelor party weekend.  It was super fun except for the part on Sunday where I started […]

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The One Where I Was A Groomsman

by Stephanie May 12, 2015

I spent last weekend being part of my best friend, Steve’s, wedding.  He asked me to be a groomsman and I was honored to stand up with him. I love this picture! Some people asked “why didn’t they just have you be a bridesmaid” but then I wouldn’t have gotten to truly experience the wedding with […]

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Week 5: Racine Ironman 70.3 Training

by Stephanie May 5, 2015

This is going to be short and sweet because I’m super tired. Last week started off really good.  I worked out on Monday, my usual rest day, because I knew I would use the rest day on the weekend.  I had originally planned to take Friday and Saturday off and to run on Sunday when […]

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Reading Recently: The Surgeon & The 21 Balloons

by Stephanie April 30, 2015

Prompt:  A book based on or turned into a TV show I’ve watched Rizzoli and Isles since it came on the air (Season 6 starts in June) and I had no idea it was based on a book series. Apparently it does say that in the credits but I clearly never paid attention. I also […]

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Recipes I’ve Tried Recently #6

by Stephanie April 29, 2015

It’s been almost 5 months since I did a recipe post!  I’ve still been cooking most of my meals but I guess I’ve fallen into a routine with many of the same recipes.  Except for soups.  I made several new soups over the winter.  Anyway, here are a few recipes I’ve made and my thoughts […]

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Week 4: Racine Ironman 70.3 Training

by Stephanie April 28, 2015

This week was pretty solid. It was supposed to be a recovery week and I’d say the weekdays were; easy, shorter workouts with a few days off. The weekend was another story. Due to some major weekend plans coming up (this coming weekend is a bachelor party for my training partner Steve, and the next […]

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Weigh In 6

by Stephanie April 27, 2015

I am pleasantly surprised with the results of my weigh in.  This is my biggest weekly loss in a long time! I am using Lose It sporadically to track my calories.  I am particularly using it to figure out the calories in the new recipes I make each week which allows me to be more […]

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