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See this image largerPunk rock giraffe (me) next to a giraffe pretending to be a ghost (my door). (1 comments)See this image largerHere you can see my awesome giraffe ears that my mom made for me. (The hair is a wig)(1 comments)See this image largerMe at the TV tower in Stuttgart on my last day in Germany(1 comments)See this image largerMe after a haircut. August 13, 2010(1 comments)See this image largerAt graduation with my friend Kiki.See this image largerSee this image largerMy little fuzzybug. Niveus (snowy in latin). Also known as: Nivs, Niverbugs, Niverbuns, or Mr. NivsSee this image largerMy beautiful Phaea (brown or tawny in latin). Also known as Phae, Ms. Phae, and Beautiful.See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSep 3, 2013. 177 lbs(2 comments)See this image largerWhat does a Fox say?(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger11/4/13 Long, brown hair! Haven't had it like this since 2nd grade!(1 comments)See this image largerJust before our first 5K!See this image larger Day 1 of BLC23, 175 lbs;Halfway point (6 wks), 169.2 lbs, less 5in; Wk 12, 160.2, less 9 in overall(1 comments)See this image largerRace #2! Batman and Captain America!See this image largerSee this image largerMile 39 of the Avon Walk!See this image largerBF proposed 6-21-14 at the finish line of the color run!(4 comments)See this image largerShorts! 8-11-14 / 144.6(1 comments)See this image largerEngagement photo - UMass Library(1 comments)See this image largerEngagement Photo - UMass Old Chapel(1 comments)See this image largerEngagement photo - UMass Durfee Conservatory(1 comments)See this image largerEngagement photo - UMass Durfee Conservatory(1 comments)See this image largerEngagement Photo - UMass outdoor theater(1 comments)See this image largerEngagement photo - UMass Durfee ConservatorySee this image largerSo excited to have these back out! Snow and ice are finally gone off the sidewalks!See this image larger2.4 mile walk, 3.4 mile run plus running back and forth from the printer at work = awesome steps!(1 comments)See this image largerCute cups make it easier to drink lots of water!(1 comments)See this image largerLovely view on my walk. UMass Amherst Library and Old Chapel. :) See this image largerSnowy lunch time walk with my reminder of the Fair Isle - a Connemara marble shamrock. :)(2 comments)See this image largerSt Patrick's day 10k time!!!See this image largerFinished my first 10k!(3 comments)See this image largerShort and slow, but complete. Ran the whole time... Now to get back to the level I was at before the winter...See this image largerDefinitely needed this today. See this image largerUmass Dash N Dine 5K complete! Final time: 38:06.See this image largerClearly they mapped the route out better last year, but I beat my pace too!See this image largerFound this today, still on my original vision board - a magnetic poetry magnet board, with the magnets "you can do it" I may have taken a few detours along the way, but almost 6 years later, I'm closer than ever!(1 comments)See this image largerPost color run with fiancé, his brother and SIL, and 2 of my bridesmaids!(6 comments)See this image largerPost color run with fiancé, his brother and SIL, and 2 of my bridesmaids!See this image largerSlower run this year BUT ran with a group - it was my friends first time fully running 3 miles! Totally worth being by her side for that and taking the slower pace!See this image largerDay 1 of half marathon training! 3 miles in 44ish min. Took so much effort to run slow! (Target pace was 17:32... Slowest I could manage was around 14:30). See this image largerSuper active day! Yay!!!(2 comments)See this image largerDay 2 of half marathon training complete! 4.5 miles straight - all the traffic lights synced up today! Going slow was a little easier than yesterday, but still took effort. See this image largerDay 3 of half marathon training. Embracing the rest day and doing some cleaning. May go for a short walk later on tonight. Still need to make sure I hit my 10,000+ steps a day!See this image largerDay 4 of half marathon training. Got super busy today and had to skip the 3 mile run. I will do it tomorrow AM. I did walk to and from work today, so that helped the step count - 2.2 miles each way!See this image largerDay 5 of half marathon training! Completed yesterday's missed run. 3 miles, still slow (or trying at least). First time in a long time running midday and I remembered why I don't do it - super hot and sunny - glad I had my rad shades on!See this image largerDay 6 of half marathon training. Bit of a late run, but I did it! Faster but comfortable. Made sure I wore my nighttime safety equipment!See this image largerDay 7 of half marathon training. A rest day for running, but walked to and from work, as well as on my lunch break! Those steps add up!See this image largerDay 8 of half marathon training. The air was thick with heat, humidity and pollen but I pushed through. Apparently a little bit faster than I should have. Oops. See this image largerDay 9 of half marathon training. Super proud of this run - I kept my pace steady throughout and was able to "sprint" the last half mile at a pace of 10:59. I was hoping to get under the one hour mark - missed it by 6 seconds!(1 comments)See this image largerDay 10 of half marathon training. Not bad for a rest day. Walked to and from work (stopping downtown for a couple of hours), as well as on my lunch break!See this image largerDay 11 of half marathon training. The plan was 4.5 miles from the department picnic home, but I had to run back to campus first because I forgot my key! Total 5.65 miles with one 3 minute "stop" and one short 2 minute walk. See this image largerDay 12 of half marathon training! Rest day! Spent the day in the company of good friends. Still reached my goal of 10000 steps!See this image largerDay 13 of half marathon training. Logging an unexpected rest day. Went to the flea market early in the day and underestimated how hot it would be. Dehydration + running = no good, so spending time in and recovering. See this image largerDay 14 of half marathon training. (Forgot to post yesterday). A rest day, but walked to and from work and on my break! Forgot to turn my run keeper off when I got home so the time's a little off. Oops. (3 comments)See this image largerDay 15 of half marathon training. Finally managed a slower run. Feeling good after not wanting to do ANYTHING today (you know, the whole getting up and going to work thing). See this image largerDay 16 of half marathon training! Ran my fastest ever 4.5 miler! Also passed a couple of new runners. They were struggling, but the smiles they gave me when they ran by were full of pride. Gave me the boost I needed to get over the last hill. (1 comments)See this image largerWhite bean spinach tacos on homemade tortillas. Mmmmmm. (1 comments)See this image largerCame across these lovelies on my lunch break walk. (1 comments)See this image largerDay 17 of half marathon training. Rest day for running, but did the usual walk to and from campus. Lunch walk was a little short... Forgot my headphones so ended up walking a little slower. (1 comments)See this image largerDay 18 of half marathon training. Had an unexpected rest day, as I felt queasy all afternoon. It was solved by a dinner of wheat bagel, ginger ale and celery. May do this run tomorrow instead if I have the time. See this image largerDay 19 of half marathon training. Went to a sheep and wool festival, then walked downtown in the evening. Manages over 12,000 steps!(1 comments)See this image largerDay 20 of half marathon training. Another unexpected rest day - the day somehow got away from us. Still met my step goal though!See this image largerDay 21 of half marathon training. It was... A run. Hot, humid... Ran out of water and had to cut it .25 miles short. But at least I didn't talk myself out of this one... 5 rest days in a row would have been bad. (2 comments)See this image largerDay 22 of half marathon training. Another rest day. :( did play an hour or so of disc golf and went for a walk. Not the same as a run, but something at least. Back on track tomorrow!See this image largerDay 23 of half marathon training. Yet another unexpected rest day... Stupid thunderstorms. (2 comments)See this image largerDay 24 of half marathon training. Another day of no running due to more thunderstorms. Any other day I would go back downstairs and get that last flight of stairs, but my knees are not doing stairs today. See this image largerDay 25 of half marathon training. Walked to and from campus today (since we missed it yesterday), so no run.See this image largerDay 26 of half marathon training. (Forgot to posted yesterday) Babysat fiance's niece and nephew last minute. Not too shabby, but no run. See this image largerDay 27 of half marathon training. Woke up with a headache I couldn't kick until after 5pm. Will do today's run tomorrow (assuming there's no thunderstorms)See this image largerDay 28 of half marathon training. Longest duration and farthest distance. :) super proud!(1 comments)See this image largerDay 29 of half marathon training. Not bad for a rest day. Knees were acting up a bit, but doing better now. See this image largerDay 30 of half marathon training! If you told me 30 days ago that I'd be running 6.5 miles in under 1:30:00, I would have laughed. (2 comments)See this image largerDay 31 of half marathon training. Not bad for a rest day! Walked to and from work, and on my 45 minute lunch break. Also had a bridal event at Bed Bath and Beyond and racked up another 3000 or so steps. See this image largerDay 32 of half marathon training. A rest day. Went on my 45 minute lunch walk, but wasn't feeling anything else. Ended up dancing for about 30 minutes in the evening. See this image largerDay 33 of half marathon training. I did not want to this run. At all. But I couldn't come up with a good enough excuse. So out I went. Turns out "it's too hot and muggy" would have been a good one. But it's done, so yay. See this image largerWatched this movie last night. Recommended for people who want to know the truth about meat production. NOT recommended for people who are meat eaters and wish to stay that way. Definitely an eye opener. (Available on Netflix)(3 comments)See this image largerDay 34 of half marathon training. 8.5 miles. I was so happy to be home I forgot to take a picture. So instead, the number of steps to run 8.5 miles. See this image largerFinal step count for yesterday! (8.5 miler run and grocery shopping at 3 different stores) (1 comments)See this image largerDay 35 of half marathon training. Walked to and from work, as is my usual rest day routine. Sure felt good after the long run yesterday. See this image largerDay 36 of half marathon training. This was supposed to be a slow run but I wanted to get it done before the rain came around again. Ended up outrunning the rain and my best pace for this distance. See this image largerDay 37 of half marathon training. Discovered a slight pain in my knee on my lunch walk and figured resting it would be a good idea. Did a whole bunch of dishes instead. See this image largerFirst CSA pickup was today! Hard to see it all, but we got: strawberries, peas, cilantro, radishes, turnips, kohlrabi, Bok choy, kale, rainbow chard, lettuce mix, mustard greens, and spinach. We had the lettuce and mustard greens for dinner with radishes, turnips and carrots. It tasted like sunshine, happiness and love. Summer is officially here and our farmer is our hero. See this image largerDay 38 of half marathon training (yesterday). I was so excited about the farm fresh veggies I completely forgot to post this. It was a running rest day. See this image largerDay 39 of half marathon training. Another planned rest day. Walked on my lunch break and kept my meals healthy and veggie filled. See this image largerDay 49 of half marathon training. (Yesterday). Spent the day traveling and at fiance's nephew's 5th bday party. Great day!See this image largerDay 41 of half marathon training. It was too hot and humid to do the 6.5 miler today, so we settled on a 3.6 mile walk. Will do today's run tomorrow. See this image largerDay 42 of half marathon training. Had a minor panic moment yesterday when I realized this training program was doing NOTHING for weight loss. I slept on it and organized myself a new plan. Goes into action today! Will be doing 2 days a week with current plan (straight runs) and 2 days a week with interval training. See this image largerDay 43 of half marathon training. Still in re-evaluation mode. Starting up fresh tomorrow with a walk to and from work day. See this image largerDays 44-49. I met all my step goals, but didn't run at all :( motivation was gone, but it's back now!See this image largerDay 50 of half marathon training. Not bad for 94% humidity and 0 air movement. And all before 8am. I had to follow this one up with a Gatorade (which I general only use for 6+ mile runs). See this image largerDay 51 of half marathon training. Completely forgot our plan to walk to work. Oops. (1 comments)See this image largerDay 52 of half marathon training. Not quite what I had planned, but better than nothing. Short run to a local wooded area for some trail running with fiancé. See this image largerFarm freggie breakfast! All the freggies are from our csa - picked the raspberries, strawberries and peas ourselves. Our farmer picked the kale and carrots.See this image largerWe love color runs!(1 comments)See this image largerFarm fresh peas. Picked and shelled by yours truly. A perfect movie snack. (1 comments)See this image largerHomemade. Why eat the oil laden stuff at the mall when you can make these? #nofilter (1 comments)See this image largerFiancé made dinner. Homemade veggie stock, beets, carrots, onions, chard, and noodles topped with fresh dill and basil. #nofilter(3 comments)See this image largerWe made more pretzels. 😍 Maybe if we make them often enough I won't be tempted eat the whole batch at once...(3 comments)See this image largerDinner. Homemade tortillas filled with: raw zucchini, summer squash and onion, and steamed kale, cabbage and onion. Topped with a bit of cheese, homemade hot peppers and hot sauce. Sooooooo good. (2 comments)See this image largerDessert! Grilled pineapple and peaches, strawberries and vanilla ice cream!(2 comments)See this image larger2 years ago and today. Good reminder this morning of how far I've come. (9 comments)See this image largerSaturday's farmers market pickup - 2 dozen blue eggs, pink oyster mushrooms, and shiitake mushrooms. (3 comments)See this image largerCanning/drying/preserving season is in full swing!See this image largerRed quinoa, golden and red beets, green beans, onions and kale with ginger miso sauce. Who says vegetarian is boring?!(3 comments)See this image largerI've lost count and track of my half marathon training plan. I've only run 3 times since my last half marathon post. One of these days I'll pick it up again- my priorities right now are nutrition (just switched to vegetarian and am still learning things) and organization of my home. See this image largerSee this image largerHard work pays off! Don't let plateaus get to you! After 8 months, the scale is finally moving. Things like this always serve as a reminder to not give up!(5 comments)See this image largerWoot! 1000 activities (run, walk, hike, bike) tracked (I missed a couple walks here and there) since May 2013!(3 comments)See this image largerGot a little fancy with the sriracha... Homemade quinoa, kale and onion bowls with shredded carrots, tamari almonds, raisins, and ginger Nama shoyu sauce. This is my favorite way to eat - whole, real ingredients enjoyed with good friends. (2 comments)See this image largerSuper farm fresh! Lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, cucumber and peppers from our CSA. Corn from a farmstand down the street! It doesn't get better than this (except for the homemade sriracha/apple cider vinaigrette for the salad). (3 comments)See this image larger8-17-15. Day 1 of faster 5k training. Here's how it compared to my very first "run". C25K Week 1 Day 1. Then: 181 lbs. Now: 137 lbs.(1 comments)See this image larger8-18-15. Day 2 of faster 5k training. 3 mile "jog". Good news: I was able to run faster than the program wanted me to. I can still run 3 miles. Bad news: It felt like forever. I still hurt. (3 comments)See this image largerDay 1. Short-ish but a little faster than I expected. Have 2 min/a mile to get back to where I was as the beginning of the summer. But gotta restart somewhere. Also, how many day 1s is this now? Maybe it will stick this time. See this image largerDay 2. Rest day, but walked on my lunch break, even though it felt like it was a thousand degrees out. (2 comments)See this image largerDay 3. Shorter, mostly because I got out the door later. Not bad for 95% humidity and no air movement. (1 comments)See this image largerHomemade sungold tomato sauce topped with sungold tomatoes, home dried basil and home dried crushed red pepper. Can't get any fresher than this - the tomatoes were picked 4 hrs ago!See this image largerBefore photo. October 2012. We were both at our highest weights when this was taken.(1 comments)See this image largerIn progress: Most recent (good) photo of us. We've come a long way!(2 comments)See this image largerHomemade ratatouille and rustic French bread! So yummy!See this image largerI always forget how much I love the feeling I get after I run.(1 comments)See this image largerNot bad considering I had no energy for the second half. My target pace was 12:50. See this image largerEarned this bad boy yesterday!!!(8 comments)See this image largerFirst dance as husband and wife 10-31-15 (11 comments)See this image largerFirst dinner out as Mr and Mrs at our favorite veg-friendly restaurant!(5 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerFitbit upgrade! Hubby got his from my mom as a birthday present last week and I picked mine up yesterday!(2 comments)See this image largerNew kayanos! Wish the colors came through properly though. they're a beautiful mint green and hot pink. (1 comments)See this image largerIt's been awhile since I've gotten all greens! So excited to be back on track and heading the right way!(7 comments)See this image largerRan/walked home from work today. Wanted to run the whole way, but my knee started acting up so I switched to walking. Included are a post-workout photo and my final step count for the day. See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerBack at it! Day 1 complete!See this image largerGood run for a snowy morning!See this image largerDay 1. Starting up with running again. Taking it slow so I don't burn out. .5 mile jog with hubby and the puppy. See this image largerDay 4. Had two rest days then followed up with another .5 mile run. This one was a bit slower because the pup was getting distracted. Had to run back and forth several times because she refused to go past a certain house. See this image largerRestarted the C25K program on Wednesday. It's a little discouraging that I'm back to Day 1, but now I know I can do it! Just gotta push through and do it regularly!(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerOut geocaching! July '09See this image largerAnother Geocaching trip. July '09See this image largerAren't we cute? (Waiting in my car before Harry Potter 6)(1 comments)See this image largerMy amazing boyfriend and I. :) This picture is from Jan '09.(4 comments)See this image largerGo Umass Hockey. :)See this image largerMy BF, Corey with our school mascot, Sam the Minuteman. I <3 This pic. :)See this image largerMy blond haired week. April '09.(1 comments)See this image largerModeling a tank top I knit. The top looks great. I don't. Also April '09.(2 comments)

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