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I have less than 2 months to raise $1300, please HELP ME OUT!

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Derek and I randomly decided to go to the Blind Tiger Ale house to get some wings and beer! I have been craving chicken wings for like 2 weeks now and I could not wait go. We stayed for a couple hours and ended up getting 3 beers each and two appetizers. An order of hot wings and a quesadilla. For beer, I got a

  • Brew Dog Dogma, which is a Spiced Ale
  • Victory Harvest Pils – German Pilsner
  • Mc Neills Blonde Bombshell.

I have decided that this is my favorite bar in the city. Okay yes, I have not been to many bars at all, but this places is seriously amazing and any other bar I got to has a lot to live up to. The food there is always so good and they are all about the quality and taste. The hot wings were spectacular and totally exceeded my expectations.  The quesadilla was also surprisingly good an I was surprised with how much I enjoyed everything there. I also wrote about the Blind Tiger at Mapcidy and IReallyLikeFood (dot) com.

This happened a few days ago, but I got offered two free tickets to see “The Miracle Worker” on Broadway. All I have to do is write a review. I’m so excited, especially because it will be my first show on Broadway. Derek and I are going on the night of February 18th.

Magnolia Bakery is right down the street from Blind Tiger so we of course had to stop there on the way home. We were going to get cupcakes, but we changed our minds and ended up getting two mini cheesecakes to split. We brought them home and enjoyed them here.

Caramel Pecan and Pumpkin Cheesecake. Yum!

It’s so warm out today! Back in New Hampshire it is in the low thirties and snowing!


I had a very successful run this morning. I felt very strong and stayed on target throughout most of it. I did track work this morning and ended up running 5.45 miles in 52:55. Scheduled for today was: 6 x 800 with 90 sec. rest intervals.
Here are my stats:
Target 800 Meter pace: 3:50
Warmup 1 mile: 10:05
1 x 800:  3:49
2 x 800:  3:48
3 x 800: 3:50
4 x 800: 3:50
5 x 800: 3:51
6 x 800: 3:58
Cooldown 1 Mile: 11:35
I have a lot to do today:
  • Go to the bank
  • Write 2 more articles for Health Kicker and Mapcidy
  • Possibly some yoga
  • Update resume (again!)
  • Figure out a fundraising plan / strategy
  • Blog about career and life changes

I have a little less than two months to raise $1300. Please help save lives and donate to                      Team in Training.

I did Key Workout # 2 yesterday, which was a tempo run. I was scheduled to run 2 miles easy, 3 miles at short tempo pace and then 1 mile easy. My short tempo pace was 8:30, which seemed pretty manageable. It was a great day for a run, who knew 33° would ever seem warm. Yes, it was 33 outside and I thought it was beautiful and perfect running weather, who have I become?

I had a very busy day yesterday and I wasn’t able to get out there until 2:45. I always try to avoid running at this hour because of all the people out and it’s when school lets out. I felt very positive at the start of the run and I didn’t let anything bother me. I did have to stop quite a few times in the beginning because of cars and stop lights, but I kept a pretty good attitude about it all. After all I was supposed to be taking it easy for the first 2 miles.

The fast 3 miles in the middle were nice and smooth for the most part. I hit a few hills, but stayed strong during most of them. I tried my hardest to stay as close to 8:30 as possible, but I found it extremely difficult. I decided to just run strong and fast, but without burning myself out. That is what a tempo run should be anyway. I was dying by mile 4 and could not wait until mile 5 to hit! I knew once mile 5 came I could slow down and take it a little easier. I made it though, I’m not sure how close I got to the 8:30 average, but I gave it everything I had and I think I managed to do a pretty good job, considering it was my first real tempo run.

Unfortunately I have not figured out my Garmin watch completely and I didn’t discover the auto lap feature until today. If I had this enabled I would have been able to figure out my mile splits and would therefore know how close I was to those 8:30 mile splits. Oh well, there is always next week!

  • Distance: 6 Miles
  • Duration: 56:37
  • Pace: 9:26
  • Calories Burned: 595