You know what’s funny? It’s really easy to say I haven’t blogged consistently because life is nuts. And you know what? That’s not a lie. It is nuts. I’m a full time student, more than full time worker, and have a busy family of 5 – plus try to have at least some semblance of a social life.
The demands on my time can often suck and are almost always overwhelming.
Want to know the biggest reason I haven’t blogged?
The title. RUNCRISSIERUN – sort of indicates that I run, right? This is a vegan food, fitness, and lifestyle blog. And I haven’t lived up to any of those well in months. So I think I’ve been a bit embarrassed to blog, just to leave the “fitness” section blank…so…no blogging.
As I went for my first run yesterday in a shamefully long time, I got to thinking about the origin of this blog. Without going into the drunken email part of the story (though it’s kind of funny), I started writing this blog to chronicle my adventures as I prepared to run the Chicago Marathon in 2010. It was a lot of fun, and it kept me honest.
So after this post, I’m hoping you’ll join me as a re-kick-start my running life and healthy habits. I’m doing the 10K trainer app from zen labs, and have made it through day 1. Woo hoo! It’s a start, right?
So with that, here are a few of my normal updates!
Too much processed crap and going out to eat, but a few highlights as well – like the big Indian feast on Halloween! Anyway, not a lot off food pics as I haven’t had anything remarkable to share!
one of my favorite fall soups – butternut squash and green chilies from the Happy Herbivore Holiday’s and Gatherings book. Filling and amazing
an all too rare green smoothie
bagel w/coconut butter and sliced tomatoes
green smoothie selfie before a very long day
one of the yummy potato and cauliflower curry dishes from Indian night
Well, other than yesterday’s run – none.
Well, it’s certainly no fib that the past two weeks have been insanely busy! There was of course Halloween and R had her last legal go at trick or treating. Our neighborhood really gets into it, and it was awesome to see the families out and about.
I also had my first round of grad school exams. We’re given two weeks to take 4 exams, but once you start an exam, you have a time limit to finish them. I won’t gloss over here – they were hard! So from 10/30 when they opened until 11/14 when they closed, I spent a lot of time reviewing and studying. Overall, I feel pretty good about them. I know I did my best, and that’s all I can do, right?
And with no rest for the wicked, classes picked up again this week with 3x per week now (last term it was 2). I honestly feel like I wake up, go to work, come home, hit the books, and then (sometimes) eat and sleep. I’ve lost any sense of balance, an have done an awful job taking care of myself. Anyway, hope that’s about to change!
Also in the past three weeks I’ve had 2 trips, though one got to include an investment conference, which was interesting!
My cats – especially Ginny – have become incredibly invasive when I try to study! They’re cute – but definitely get in the way!
So..I leave you with many, many pictures. Morning pictures, rare outside java pictures (it’s starting to get too cold), and cats.
Will blog again soon with updates on healthy eats, runs, and other relevant things for a blog called RunCrissieRun 🙂
going for goofy face here, clearly!
my study station on a chilly day!
they’re almost touching!
Bumble watching something on the laptop about cats!