Saturday, January 15, 2011


Today M and I had our first "long" run of the year.  We went 4 miles around campus.  It was SO NICE to be outside after two months of being almost entirely indoors on the treadmill.  We did run into a few icy patches, though, so I think we still have some indoor runs in our future.  Anyway, it was a very slow run, as I am still getting back into the swing of things after far too long of a running hiatus.  But we did it, and that's what matters!  4.06 miles in 48:54; average pace 12:03 min/mile.  (We did 10 min running 2 min walking intervals, too).

I also made a salad today... but sometimes photographs of salads just aren't pretty!  It had shrimp and mangos and lettuce and a delicious Asian dressing, and looked almost nothing like this:
Meh, Betty has a professional photographer.  Mine still tasted delicious.

Susan tagged me in a survey, and I decided it might be a fun thing to do to spice up the content on the blog!

1. Four TV shows that I watch
  • Glee
  • The Jersey Shore (it's television crack - so bad, but I can't stop)
  • Family Guy
  • Entourage (but we don't have HBO, so we watch it when it comes out on DVD)
2. Four Things that I’m passionate about
  • Psychology (I'm a nerd)
  • The Redskins & The Terrapins
  • Cooking delicious food
  • My friends
3. Four words/phrases I use a lot
  • Whoa
  • Nnnno!
  • I can't think of anything...
  • Hi.
4. Four things I’ve learned in the past
  • Anyone can learn to run.  Seriously.  I was terrible when I started and was in pain every I went until I got the right shoes and learned to pace myself.
  • "There are only a handful of things one can control in life. The rest is a decision in how to react to each possible experience." -My friend RM
  • "You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think." -stolen from Susan, but it's true!  And you won't know it until you try!!
  • Two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.  And it doesn't make either of them wrong.

5. Four places I would like to go
  • Hawaii
  • Australia
  • Costa Rica
  • Spain
6. Four things I did yesterday
  • Searched online for wedding venues
  • Ate delicious food at Q Shack
  • Ate delicious food made by amazing friends
  • Had someone toast to me!
7. Four things I’m looking forward to
  • Running the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in April
  • Getting married! (in 2012)
  • Working on my master's project (slash, progressing through graduate school)
  • Fun trips... hopefully visiting Susan in NYC and going to 8 weddings!
8. Four things I love about winter
  • I don’t like winter. (stolen from Susan)
  • My Redskins sweatpants and my slippers
  • Pretty snow & watching people walk on lakes when I'm visiting New England
  • Hot chocolate!
9. Tag four people to play along (sorry if you’ve done it already!)


  1. I LOVE the Redskins - they are definitely something I am passionate about! I don't think I have any blogging friends that are passionate about the 'Skins - so I HAD to comment!