2017 New Years Resolutions

So here goes nothing…. drumroll please… here are my 2017 New Years Resolutions:

  1. Run the Naked Bavarian 40 mile race on March 4, 2017  – the day before my 36th birthday!
  2. Raise $5,000 for Covenant House Pennsylvania – Already 27% there but I only have 2 months left to raise the funds.
  3. Run the Dirty German 50 mile race on May 13, 2017 – Almost 1 year to the date of giving birth to Bowen.
  4. Lose the baby weight – I am over it.  I want to feel and look like myself again.  Current Weight – 140 lbs/Goal weight – 120 lbs. 20 lbs to go!
  5. Rock climb More – No set amount just get on the wall/outside more.
  6. Travel More – France and Niagara Falls are already on the list.
  7. Blog More – No set rules just simply more
  8. One small house project a month – complete with a blog post about it.
  9. Declutter – more donations and selling.
  10. Spend less – what’s the point of decluttering if I am just going to fill the house back up with more stuff?

Wish me luck!!


Falling down

falling-down-is-a-part-of-life-getting-back-up-is-living-quote-1Tuesday morning at approximately  6:00 am I was out for a run and I fell.  It happened so quickly but there was this split second moment when I thought “damn I’m falling and there is nothing I can do about it.”  Luckily I was close to a patch of grass and aimed for that but I didn’t get there without first skidding across the sidewalk. It took me a moment to get up.  It was quite shocking. I have to admit I was grateful the sun wasn’t up because it was embarrassing as well.  Although arguably had the sun been up, I probably would not have fallen. The sidewalk  had 4 inch lip and my foot just got caught. Either way I hobbled home, luckily I wasn’t too far, and jumped into the shower to wash off all of the scrapes which hurt like hell.  I kept reminding myself that the pain was nothing compared to giving birth and to suck it up but it really did sting.  So the biggest causality to the fall besides my left knee which should heal okay was my Fitbit.  RIP Fitbit.  You are missed every time I take a step.

Luckily Fitbit has the best customer service around and they sent me a 25% off coupon for a new one.  Hopefully I will be all healed up for my half marathon on Sunday, I think I am going to take the rest of this week off.  I’ve earned it.

Happy Hump Day.



Three Things

My favorite blogger, Life According to Steph, is at it again and she posted this list below  so I am going to play along and in full disclosure I may have copied some of her answers. #sorrynotsorry

Three things I’d never give up

Telling it like it is, running, and these three:


Three favorite vegetables

Broccoli, red peppers, mushrooms (not all exactly veggies but we’ll go with it)

Three shows I watched faithfully from beginning to end

Sex in the City, Greys Anatomy (still ongoing), How I Met Your Mother


Three places I want to visit inside the US

Arches National Park, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon and many many more


Three places I want to visit outside the US

Machu Picchu, St. Petersburg, Italy (all of it)


Three things I always have with me

Fitbit, earrings (I feel naked without them), comfy shoes

Three things that are always in my car

Jumper cables, car jack and a GPS (I never lock my car so I never leave anything of value)


Three most recent phone calls were to/from

Mom, husband, brother – the only 3 people I call


Three books I read and loved in college

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer and The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Three most often used makeup products

Olay Moisturizer, Voluminous Mascara and lip gloss?  I don’t do makeup products


Three things that make me laugh

My husband’s witty banter, falling and farts – my youngest farts and burps like an old man and I always laugh


Three things that make me cry

Thinking about everything my dad has missed out on – he would have been a great Abuelo to his 4 grandsons, when I’m proud of something or someone (I was a mess when my brother graduated from Harvard), frustration which quickly turns into anger – what can I say? I’m Latina.


Now you go.