So I don’t have much time to post.. getting ready to head to Hoboken for church/RCIA buuuuut

Just look at these splits :). From my 9 miler this morning (outside running finally!). FYI, my 5k PR is at this avg pace…. cah-razy!

Happy Super Bowl-ing everyone!

D

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Hey there, D here!

Soooo.. life is too boring right now to blog about. My life is basically wake up at 4:30, commute to work, run, work 12 hours (!), eat, sleep. No time for much else. But, Rodrigo and I picked our wedding invitations last weekend!

The process was pretty overwhelming. They just hand you TONS of huge books to flip through until you find something you like. I really liked purple pocket invitations but they had to be put together by hand (veto from my step mom), so we ended up going with something more simple. Still like them… hope they turn out ok!

Really glad we’re making progress with wedding stuff. Michelle and I are going bridesmaid dress shopping tomorrow! Woohoo!

And, that’s about it. Today, I applied to 2 junior trader positions — yikes! Class starts on Tuesday, so don’t count on my life getting any more exciting :(.

Workouts for the past week:

Sunday – 6 miles in Hoboken

Monday – 3.4 treadmill

Tuesday – 3.4 treadmill

Wednesday – 3.4 treadmill

Thursday – 1.2 treadmill

Friday – 3.5 treadmill

Even though they’re all the same general distance, every run is different. Monday was a typical pyramid but every other day, I played around with speed. Fun fun!

Hope everyone has a GREAT holiday weekend. Muah!

Hi everyone, can you believe it’s 2012?! I can’t believe it came so fast.

My weekend was pretty awesome. After a slow week at work, Friday was the best. All of the traders left REALLY early, so I decided to hit the gym around 1 since I slept in and skipped that morning :-P. The gym was packed with coworkers (I will never get used to sweating in front of them haha), but I was able to nab MY treadmill. I felt kind of horrible since it’s THAT time of the month, but I knew Rodrigo was working late so I had some time to kill! 6.55 in 59 minutes. Not horrible. Not great. Meh.

Showered and then kept my future hubby company until he was ready to leave.

It was GREAT having another relaxing weekend with him :). We were lazy bums Fri night AND yesterday. But we finally dragged our butts out of bed to celebrate a really exciting new year (we’re getting hitched in 2012!!!).

We headed to a restaurant in Newark with a few of his friends (and their friends) for yummy food and open bar. Perfect way to ring in the new year. It was insane watching Times Square and thinking that we were there just last year!

See?

[Please ignore my raccoon eyes.. keep in mind this was taken after standing/freezing for TEN hours!]

It was much better staying warm indoors :).

We came home around 3 and passed out. Very fun night though.

Aaand I got to try out my Garmin this morning!!!!

The weather was perfect so I laced up and hit the road. The first mile felt good and the 2nd mile was better. I was impressed with my split (I love that the watch beeps and shows your split every mile!), so I decided to push a little harder on the last mile to beat my 5k PR of 25:41. Done and done! It felt awesome. I think I can get addicted used to this Garmin thing!

I hope you all had a fabulous time ringing in the new year. I am VERY pumped for 2012 because 8 months from today, I get to marry this hottie:

Can’t wait!

Which reminds me, one of my friends got engaged yesterday! What a great way to ring in a new year! So happy for Kelsey and Ryan :).

D

Hi everyone!

I have a new “PR” to tell you about!

On Christmas Eve, I woke up to go to the gym to pound out 5 miles. Buut, I felt great after 5 so I kept going to complete a virtual 10k. I’ve never done a 10k before, so I guess you could consider my time a PR :). Finished the run in 53:58 — not horrible! I seriously miss running outside.. the treadmill isn’t cutting it (even WITH the cardio theater in my gym).

Christmas came and went — it was a great weekend. I loved spending the holiday with my family and especially my twin and fiance :). School has been insane so this was the first weekend I had solid quality time with them.

For Xmas, I got a lot of stuff on my registry including knives, bakeware, China, etc. All fun!

Aaaand I got a ton of running stuff! Including my new friend….

A Garmin 210!

I’ve wanted a GPS watch forever, but held off on buying one because of the price. SO EXCITED!!!

Unfortunately, it’s too cold/pitch black during all possible running hours for me, so I’ll have to wait until Sunday to try it out. Love love love!

Now, off to clean my room and find something to wear for NYE.

Hope you had a great holiday!!

D

Hola friends. Hope the beginning of your week has been going well! I have a midterm tomorrow, so I’m home studying today and tomorrow.. ugh. I can’t wait until this masters degree is OVER.

My workouts so far this week:

MONDAY – 3.3 miles in 30 mins (treadmill)

TUESDAY – 2.25 miles in 20 mins (treadmill)

TODAY – 5.1 miles in 45 minutes (outside)

Today, I woke up at 8:30 (glorious!) and saw that it was rainy and overcast. The last thing I wanted to do was run, but I knew I would feel good after it was said and done, so I got my butt in gear. I planned on doing 3 miles around my neighborhood at an 8:30 pace. Buuuut my phone wasn’t finding me (rain and GPS don’t mix..?), so I decided to just have a laid back 3 miler. Ran from my cul-de-sac to the opposite cul-de-sac and then headed to the main highway. Ran down to the next light and turned into a development that I had never been through before (not planned!). I liked the name of the road — Whirlaway Rd so I decided to run until it ended :). I’ve realized that I run further/faster when I’m exploring new places. After reaching the end, I turned back and then ran a bit more near my house. The run took about 45 mins and mapmyrun.com says it was 5.1 miles :). I was a sweaty, wet mess when I got back but it felt AWESOME!

Last night, I came home to a package…

My pink laces from Fit Approach! I tweeted them a week ago saying that I wanted to be part of the Sweat Pink movement and they sent some laces over. Basically, Sweat Pink is all about showing that you’re proud to be a girl who isn’t afraid to show her STRENGTH and ACCOMPLISHMENTS. Love it!

How cute is this?! Couldn’t wait to open it at 11pm last night (yes, that’s when I got home. yuck.)

Laced up my Mizunos right away:

And hit the road with them this morning. Even wore pink/black shorts and a pink shirt to match 🙂

So I definitely got my Sweat Pink on this morning!

Ok, off to study. I’m sure I’ll post again today/tomorrow since I love to procrastinate. Adios!

D