Preparing

I just mapped out 18 weeks of full marathon training for the Dublin Marathon that woulds start on June 22. 

I HOPE to run Dublin this year, but I have a few life things that may throw a wrench into that plan. The only (and last) Marathon I want to do is Dublin, so if it’s not this October it’s next. 

I don’t want to train to not run it/run another race. So hopefully I will have a better sense of the next few months soon. I’m running sporadically 2-3x a week at low mileage, but I want to pick things up slightly so I can be ready for 18 scheduled weeks of running 4x week. 

Measuring LIFE

“Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.”

I started this blog back on blogger back in Jan 2010 then moved it to tumblr in May 2010. I specifically called it Measuring Life because it was more than just weight loss and fitness, it was measuring successes in all avenues of my life and holding myself accountable for failures. 

I have so many wonderful things going on in my life right now that I don’t always have time or need the high of a good workout – although I do miss it at times. My pants may be a bit snugger these days, but my heart is also SO FULL. 

My social life, finances, friendships, career trajectory and love life are all in a very good place these days. My life is bursting at the seams with awesomeness. 

I need to gush about T. Next month is our ONE YEAR anniversary AKA my longest relationship. He just has completely changed so much in my life. I’ve always been a “lone wolf” of sorts and now him and I are a pair, a team, a duo, partners. I literally can feel us CLICK. Seriously every once in a while when we are in bed cuddling, we’ll like literally click into place. So much so that on occasion it leaves me practically gasping for breath – this weekend was an example of laying snuggled up with him that took my breath away.  I feel so connected to him on so many levels it’s mind-boggling. 

I may be out of the tumblr loop and maybe even the fitness loop – but I promise you I am living the hell out of life! 

P.S. I have my best friend’s wedding 4 months from today, so whether I like it or not I need to get back on the fitness train and when I do, I promise to be back here and would love to have you cheer me on! 

Earn your body

The Australian trainer from my Body Pump “Pump and Burn” DVD. I can’t get her voice saying it out of my head along with the Celine Dion song “Drove All Night” that plays during this segment of the workout.