It’s really crazy being from the boston area and hearing about this from london. i have been streaming channel 5 news for a while now i am sick to my stomach. my sister called my mom bawling saying she doesn’t want me to run the chicago marathon. this is unreal. thank goodness the two more bombs were found by the police and were not set off. huge respect for all of the safety staff over there. thoughts and prayers to everyone.
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That awesome moment when you have two really yummy dinners in a row that are healthy and make you excited for more and more healthy delicious meals.
Tonight’s dinner takes the prize for best thing I’ve made while in London. I grilled a pork and herb burger on the stove top and ate it wrapped in lettuce and had steamed veggies as a side. Thinking I will have this same exact meal tomorrow because that burger was for real to die for. My oh my.
Some how, after taking a few weeks off from running, I ran my fastest mile ever. Like I don’t even know how this happened… 8 minutes 37 seconds. uhmmmm WHAT.
Legs felt decent, but lungs are still wondering what the hell is going on. Need to get back to where I was, which I have a feeling wont take too too long.
Weather was lovely today. Even with the random raining during my run. Days like today make me want to eat fruit and listen to some good music. Summer is upon us!
Feeling quite good today after a day FULL of fruits yesterday and healthy eating today as well. It still amazes me how even just a day and a half back on track and I feel so much better about myself. Touching up my roots then hitting the grocery store and then logging some miles. It won’t be pretty, but maybe I’ll surprise myself?
Either it’s the new JT record, or the hair dye sinking into my scalp right now but I am beyond excited and motivated about life right now. Feels good :)
As much as I like traveling, I am SO SO SO glad to be back at my little dorm in London. This was a fun european adventure, but full of small and big things going wrong constantly. I am so glad to be back to some sort of reality..which I am going to say actually starts tomorrow. Need to grocery shop soon to get some major fruits and veggies to detox from this trip. It was very much impossible to eat healthy while in Italy. All of our hotels there had free breakfast which was literally ALL carbs..pies, pastries, tortes, bread, cereals. No fruit, no egg options, nothing. Everywhere we went to dinner there had no options for salads or soups. I am carbed out. All of this bad eating for two weeks has taken a toll on me mentally. Plan is to drink tons and tons of water, eat a lot of fruits, veggies, salads, grilled chicken, etc. Plan is to eat really clean until May 16 when my sister comes to visit, then we go to paris for a weekend, so I will have a treat there, of course. About a month until then, definitely a doable challenge for myself. So April 10-May 16 I vow to stick to a clean eating meal and snack plan I will set up for myself, as well as adequate marathon training and regular exercise. I am taking this month and making it my bitch.
Greetings from italia!! Currently on the island of Capri and its gorgeous. It’s their off season so it’s not very warm but it’s a gorgeous place. We got here yesterday from Barcelona which was also beautiful. Eating hasn’t been horribleeee but I would not say its been good. I did make some smart meal choices along the way but I’ve also tried some things I wouldn’t normally be able to get elsewhere so I can’t feel guilty about that. The plus side to traveling is all the walking. I know it doesn’t counter react to some of my food intake but it’s something! Definitely looking forward to healthy eating and exercise when this trip is over! But unfortunately, that’s not unil April 9th. Can’t wait to share some photos and stories with you all! And I can’t wait to see how much butt you’ve all been kicking in my absence. Cao!
I leave tomorrow for a two and a half week european adventure. I’m bringing some workout clothes, but running around random cities and countries by myself doesn’t sound too safe..so we will how that will work itself out. I will at least work out in the hotel rooms and whatnot.. I know one of my hotels has a lot of stairs..maybe I’ll do some running up and down them? I am a little bit down over this, and feel uneasy but there is nothing to be done. I’ll just really try to watch my intake and make the most reasonable choice I can while still enjoying my vacation.
Marathon training will be iffy these next few weeks because of all this, but I still think I have more than enough time to effectively train. I’m not too concerned, but again, just a little uneasy.
Besides too many easter butterfinger egg things, today wasn’t bad with eating. I had some DELICIOUS soup for dinner which I cannot wait to buy again next time I hit the store. I got burnt pretttty good while tanning today, but at least the fake sun light is making a difference and I’m getting further and further out of this rut every day. I am also not sick anymore! Went a full day without feeling nauseous so it’s back to the road for some miles tomorrow, which is very much needed. For body and mind.
Just did a quick zumba video and then level 3 of 30DS. I noticed in the workout how much stronger I have become since last doing it. My abs and arms have made quite in improvement and I was able to do most everything with ease. Yes I am sweating, but I don’t feel that my butt was kicked all that hard. Might do some other workouts tonight, or find something harder for tomorrow. I feel like I’m back in motivation mode, I guess I just needed some down time. With tonight’s work out proving to me that I am getting stronger, and with starting to tan to get some “sun light” in my life, I think I’m on track to a happier and healthier Shelby.