Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I'm 27!!!!!!!!!

Your horoscope for December 30, 2009
You can expect to have to settle some inner disputes today. You have just dutifully promised to commit considerable time and energy to your job, but suddenly part of you craves a change of scenery. The contradiction will create some inner tension, shan; it's inevitable! What a shame you can't clone yourself. How about, instead, taking a working vacation? It might be just the compromise you need...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

what i did in 2009

ran my 1st race
leaned that age is just a silly number
learned how to run without getting injured
overcame "evil sweets" syndrome haha
learned how to save and budget
learned to support myself
gained confidence
got my awesome sasha kitty :)
sprained my foot
ran the whole road!!! (My 2009 res)
Am directing stress to positive outlets
overcame many fears
made new friends
got into the best shape of my life ;)
learned to cook many new things

love to BAKE now!!
refound my love for art

started reading!!!!
Became a tea addict
My passion is RUNNING!
Bought a roadbike....love.....

Learned not to care about other's opinions..
learned to be happy with less
Learned that nature is my love...and that comforts me more than people!!
got my 1st convertible....LOVEEEEEEEEE
Cannot stand crowds/shopping hahahahha
Reconnected with my family>>>> :) :) :) And realized how much they mean to me and support me :P

Monday, December 21, 2009
















eeeeee new running shoes <3 <3 <3

i cant stop sniffing them hahaha i loooove new running shoe smell.
They are fabulous b/c they are all terrian...ie..for ICE and snow on the roads. ;)
Your horoscope for December 21, 2009
Has your heart been broken recently, shan? If so, what have you done to nurture yourself? Are you spending your time wallowing and wondering "what if?" Or are you engaging in soothing and uplifting activities such as talking with a friend or getting a new outfit? While you can't change how you feel, you can decide how you're going to handle it. Choose to take care of yourself as best as you can.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

stuff

asics kahana running shoes
sweater dresses/tights
ugg-likes
highlights
target running tights
cute rings

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

http://http://happyherbivore.com/2009/11/pumpkin-raisin-oatmeal-cookies/ OMG LOVEEEEE

Happy Turkey day

What I am thankful for:
My amazing familia ;)
My gorgeous kitty always on me
My health/strength which allows me to ruuuun
Celestial Seasonings Pomegranite Roobios tea :) :): :)
My homemade whole wheat triple chocolate smores brownie bites OMG
My homemade blueberry cheesecake bars!
PUMPKIN ANYTHING
dark chocolate anything
I am hot ;)
I am in the best shape of my life
My perrrty car
I am strong and free
I am spoiled ;)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Beautiful run

As I was running along the Hudson River today, I watched a speedboat tear along and make the shape of an "S" and ripple away for a good 10 minutes. It was glorious! It was for me ;)
I need to focus more on the beauty of my runs....
As I biked today (15 miles) it was 48 degrees. I WAS FREEZING! I am a master at dressing for winter runs, but biking i ssoooo different. It is so windy the whole time. My toes were cold. My face was cold. I blew snot rockets the whole time (per usual) hahha
I will get it right!

Also loving at the moment:
my banana/walnut/flax/dark choc chunk muffins mmmmmm

best. soup. everrr

Yummmm
brown some 93% lean ground turkey in seperate pan.

Take 1 onion, 1 can of diced tomatoes, bag frozen buttternut squash, bag of split peas, some bite sized kale.

In a big pot saute the onion until soft. Add tomatoes, butternut squash and bag of peas with about 4 cups water. Bring to a boil then simmer for about an hour or until peas are mushy (yum). Add turkey, spices and kale.

sooo good.

Top with some cheddar cheese and light ranch dressing ;)

Saturday, November 7, 2009











chilly days

ahh i forgot how much i love running in the cold. It was my 1st 30 degree run of the season. I feel I can breathe better than in the summer...every breath is cleansing! haha
Plus I dont sweat as much and thats great by me. I did an easy 5 miler..will bike 20 tomorrow!!
All the leaves are almost fallen, can't believe its almost winter. So much has changed since this time last year....A LOTTT!!
I am very content...or maybe its the coffee haha

I have many things that make me happy
my french press coffee maker
winter running clothes
my banana-chocolate chip muffins
my soup creations
wheat thins (random....obsessed....)
dark chocolate ANYTHINGGGG
hazelnut coffee creamer
skinny jeans under boots
biking/running tights ;)
...... hahahah
kitty paws

Monday, October 26, 2009

Your horoscope for October 26, 2009
This is a very promising period in your life, shan. It's quite possible that the upcoming planetary movements could finally put an end to the relatively negative period in your love life you have been going through over the last few years. So, if you're single, be ready for some passion in your life. Do you believe in love at first sight? You might, as of today! Lucky you!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Yess

I ran 9 miles today! The most ever! On the most brutal hills!
Yay! Uhh I am so sore though...i need to roll the hell out of myself hehe

On another note, I made the most fantastic soup! Lentil/veggie

Saute one onion/garlic, add crushed tomatos and a bag of lentils. Season. Add 8 cups h20, bring to a boil. Simmer 1 hour. Add lots of kale and cook it down. Top w/parm cheese and eat with kashi crackers. Yummmm!

http://eatingbender.com/recipes/maple-raisin-pumpkin-bread/ next on my list ;)

Ahhh weather was so nice today! 60...today/tomorrow love it. The WINTER IS COMING!!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

pumpkin everywhere

This annoys me. Why is it that only in the fall everyone is obsessed with pumpkin?? Pumpkin coffee, smoothies, muffins, pancakes, candles....frontrunners I say.
I love pumpkin all year.
Haha
I had the best 17.5 mile ride today. Totally wiped me out after 5 miles on the dreadmill yesterday after not working out for 4 days. LOL!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

;)

One day your life will flash before your eyes...make sure its worth watching....


http://en.proverbia.net/citastema.asp?tematica=708

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fall is here

I love it so much. I feel like I am immersed in the changing leaves. It was sooo windy today, like a leaf blizzard. I love the season changes...like the seasons of our lives...constantly throwing surprizes and changes...
The winter's coming soon. I miss running in the snow. What will I do with my bike?>!!
Ohh i'm gonna miss it. I love flying down thee hills, wind in my face...bugs too but I don't care. Life's short, let yourself go an d feel the breeze!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Your horoscope for October 5, 2009 see
Your usually dependable judgment may seem somewhat clouded by emotion today. Perhaps you find yourself unable to decide between different courses of action, or perhaps you're feeling a bit distracted and can't focus on what needs to be done. Don't be afraid to put things off for a few days and work on something less taxing, shan. Things will seem clearer tomorrow, which is soon enough. Spend your day relaxing; forget about work for a while.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Counting out the hoursLike the beat of a songI feel like a strangerWondering where I belongI wanna start all overBut I know that I can’tI’m helpless without youI don’t know who I am
I’m under your spellBound and blind and only you can save meI’m tangled up insideCaught in your webI’m hypnotized and only you can wake meOnly you can bring this heart to life
Colors feel so fadedAnd I can’t hear a soundI’m walking in circlesWatching my world burn downThere’s nothing else to fight forCuz you’re all that I knowI’m stuck in your shadowLetting you take control
I’m under your spellBound and blind and only you can save meI’m tangled up insideCaught in your webI’m hypnotized and only you can wake meOnly you can bring this heart to life
So pull me in and don’t let goI wanna fall foreverI wanna overflowIf there’s some way out, don’t let me knowI don’t wanna come toIt’s too big to undoI need to be near youI can’t keep away…Under your spellI’m under your spell
I’m under your spellBound and blind and only you can save meI’m tangled up insideCaught in your webI’m hypnotized and only you can wake meOnly you can bring this heart to life

Friday, September 25, 2009

Summer reflections

Ahh the crisp fall air..this summer has been soo...freeing..
I have finally learned to budget
I have cooked many new foods: lentils, my own beans from scratch!
Grown my own herbs
I am a biker! heehee
I can run 3 miles under 30 min
I can run a mile under 8.45
Learned to appreciate the dollar store haha
Learned to appreciate the clothes/shoes/crap that i have already
My kitty is getting big :)
I LIKE to read!!!
I'm more confident than ever
No more running injuries!!
That a car scratch/dent/etc is not the end of the world...
Many issues are not major life ending crisies....
That if i have cash..i will spend it..
No more impulse money blowing!!!
I like running hills!!!!
Biking is way harder than i thought


I WILL BE o.k!! I will be more than ok...I will be GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You will never regret the things you do, but the things you didn't do..

Saturday, September 19, 2009

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing." ~George Bernard Shaw

Wow it got chilly really fast. I know what to wear running in chilliness...but biking is way different. Windbreaker, tights,,,etc lol!

Why is it that as soon as it breaks 50 degrees, i crave all things pumpkin? hahah Pumpkin soup, coffee, bodywash, creamer..

I don't even know how to dress in this weather. 70 in the day....45 at night! Ugh!

Friday, September 11, 2009

I've been slack

Hello. Wow Sept. 11. 8 years! I remember the morning of it, I was in NC walking to my car, the crisp fall air was so.....eerie and strange. SWEAR! Those poor people.... :(

Anyway I have been biking at least 40 miles a week and running 18-20. Crazy! I am sooo addicted. Sweating is my drug. ;)
Its getting cold again, can't believe its been a year since the leaves started changing...and myself too....
I am a new person....

More content..not ecstatic, but peaceful ;)
Your horoscope for September 9, 2009
If something is good, it is likely to feel like utopia, shan. If something is bad, you may feel like the end of the world has come. There is no in-between. This is a day of emotional extremes in which you feel like you are giving it all or nothing. This is a very climactic time of year for you, but you will find that if you work with the energy at hand instead of trying to resist it, you will be much better off. Tap into your intense emotions and use them to your advantage.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Your horoscope for September 9, 2009 If something is good, it is likely to feel like utopia, shan. If something is bad, you may feel like the end of the world has come. There is no in-between. This is a day of emotional extremes in which you feel like you are giving it all or nothing. This is a very climactic time of year for you, but you will find that if you work with the energy at hand instead of trying to resist it, you will be much better off. Tap into your intense emotions and use them to your advantage.
Your horoscope for September 9, 2009
If something is good, it is likely to feel like utopia, shan. If something is bad, you may feel like the end of the world has come. There is no in-between. This is a day of emotional extremes in which you feel like you are giving it all or nothing. This is a very climactic time of year for you, but you will find that if you work with the energy at hand instead of trying to resist it, you will be much better off. Tap into your intense emotions and use them to your advantage.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Your horoscope for August 23, 2009
Do some sort of check of yourself in which you re-evaluate what exactly it is that you are working for, shan. If it is fun and relaxation that you are after, maybe you are actually passing it by without even realizing it. The fun you seek is right there in front of your face, and it would be best if you take advantage of it now instead of waiting until some magic hour at which point you feel you have earned it.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Your horoscope for August 16, 2009
Try not to approach everything from a negative point of view, shan. By doing this, you may be cutting yourself off from incredible opportunities that are waiting for you. This is a time to be expansive. Spread your wings further than before and feel free to lift off the ground. Take a greater pride in all of your work. You will reach the goals that you strive for. Walk on the sunny side of the street so as to enjoy the path you are on. Remember that the journey is the reward.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Your horoscope for July 31, 2009
Try not to get too caught up in trying to penetrate through to the core of everything today, shan. Feel free to enjoy the simple pleasures that come for free. Let yourself be entertained by an ant walking across your kitchen counter. See things as art. See things as nature. Don't see things as pests or annoyances that shouldn't be there. Most of the time, the things that you shun are those that you can learn the most lessons from.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Your horoscope for July 28, 2009
Expect a visitor to put you in touch with people who could make a real difference in your life, shan. Changes in your life are manifesting faster than you may realize. Certainly all that is occurring is exciting, but the speed with which the changes are developing may have you feeling a little apprehensive. However, fear is often attendant with success. You can't move ahead without taking on some risk. You're up to this challenge, shan!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

When you stop taking chances on people then you stop the adventure which is called life.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Open Your Eyes
"All this feels strange and untrueAnd I won't waste a minute without youMy bones ache, my skin feels coldAnd I'm getting so tired and so oldThe anger swells in my gutsAnd I won't feel these slices and cutsI want so much to open your eyes'Cause I need you to look into mineTell me that you'll open your eyes [x4]Get up, get out, get away from these liars'Cause they don't get your soul or your fireTake my hand, knot your fingers through mineAnd we'll walk from this dark room for the last timeEvery minute from this minute nowWe can do what we like anywhereI want so much to open your eyes'Cause I need you to look into mineTell me that you'll open your eyes [x8]All this feels strange and untrueAnd I won't waste a minute without you
Your horoscope for July 23, 2009
Right now you may be experiencing a wonderful openness to new ideas and grand plans. You may be enjoying a rabidly active imagination and your intuition may be highly tuned at the moment, shan. Trust in your own self-awareness and confidence built up over the years. If a friend with a negative focus tries to dissuade you from your plans keep it in perspective. Consider the source. Stay in tune with your own initiatives and you will succeed.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Your horoscope for July 14, 2009
There is a spark inside you that is about to ignite today, shan. The buzzer is going off and calling on you to act. Pay close attention to your emotions and make sure that you are taking care of yourself physically, as well as emotionally and spiritually. Take hold of the plans you've made and infuse them with passion. Bring a breath of life to your dreams and act with confidence. The inner and outer aspects of your being are working harmoniously today.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Hardest run everrr

Your horoscope for July 12, 2009 You may be playing the game of "why me?" today in almost every realm of your life, shan. For some reason it may seem that everyone except you has exactly what they want. Perhaps you are just being too picky about what you want. Your standards are high and this is fine. It is easy to reach goals when the goals are small. You, however, have picked the largest mountain to climb. Be patient.









Wow I did a mountian-ous 4 miles.....hill after hill, NO downhill, only UP!!!!!!!
I thought i was going to puke. Or die. Or both. HAHA
I stopped to walk 3 times, and powered through the last 1.5 miles. Wow.

Love it and hate it. But mostly love it. Love life too ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e43bER1cch4&feature=related

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9I_UHxH6TE&feature=PlayList&p=2B78241C538E0DD7&index=42

To have yourself a good timeThe lies have always been the inspiration of our time so rise, let's be a part of the equation, it's no crime/ now, time, it hasn't made us any younger, yeah, i know/ but i'm pretty sure i feel your hunger, so let's go you know you've got to follow me i ain't gonna set you free but if you believe in me then i'll be giving you a good time follow me/ it's in your biology the one thing you really need is just to have yourself a good time the roads we're built to lead us all in circles, it's so rough/ get close, but never reach your destination, had enough now i never really got to know you, it's alright/ 'cause you, you can be anyone you want to, yeah, tonight i don't have to fight for you i said i don't have to die for you 'cause we belong together, tonight for now but not forever, it's alright

september's follow me
Whole Wheat Banana Blueberry Muffins
yields 10 muffins
1.5 cups whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup cane sugar
3 tbsp butter
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
1 banana, mashed
1.5 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/3 cup soymilk or milk
Preheat your oven to 375.
In a small pot on the stove, melt the butter then remove the pot from the burner. Add the soymilk, the egg, the yolk and mashed banana and whisk well. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar and salt. Add the wet ingredients and stir only until incorporated. Fold in the blueberries gently.
Spoon batter into 10 greased muffin tins. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

from the site "eatliverun"
Yummm

Monday, July 6, 2009

"As every runner knows, running is about more than just putting one foot in front of the other; it is about our lifestyle and who we are."
Joan Benoit Samuelson

Sunday, July 5, 2009

I can tell in your eyes exactly where you go, 'cause I have been to every distant constellation,
To see you again In the world of my mind,
There's nothing I wouldn't do, To cast away I know it's like a trip for me too far,
Moving foward, faster, into my imagination,
Let it run, away with me,
I know your love is perfect like the stars,
When we're together, here in my imagination,
Let it run, away with me, away with me, away with me (fade)
With every thought, The journey begins again
, And we will go on,
Chasing the endless box of creation,
That holds me for hours,
There's a rising sun along the dark horizon,
As I'm driving through the ID
It's like a trip, Into my imagination,
Let it run, And you know your love is perfect,
Here in my imagination, I let it run, Aaaawayyy witttth meee (x4),
Let it run, Ooooo (x16)
I know it's like a trip for me too far
, Moving foward, faster, into my imagination,
Let it run, away with me, I know your love is perfect like the stars,
When we're here together, here in my imagination,
Let it run, away with me, away with me Let it run, Away with me I let it run, run, run, Oooo ooo (x16) Away with me, Away with me

Saturday, July 4, 2009