Friday, September 9, 2011


Hello lovelies, I'm moving this page so that the url reflects the site. That way its easier to find. You can now find me here: 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sunday Bloody ^%@#'n Sunday

Dear Baby Jesus: Can you please make it stop raining?? Love, Gitchie

I don't know if your weather is anything like mine (Upstate New York.... hook a left at Satan's armpit and there you have us) but it's been raining for a while now. Our lawn is a soggy jungle and the ground won't dry enough for me to pester my boyfriend to mow. This has seriously held me back from running (fast walking) and after the near death experience on the treadmill I'm still a bit leery about the machine. So once again, trial by mud and fire this Saturday. I'm (almost) sure I won't die. 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

I may be crazy but...

Well, two 5k's in a weekend. I know what you are thinking... "Gitch, what are you doing??" The fall is just about here and I want to get into the swing of things before the winter is on us. I would have to wait a whole year (A WHOLE YEAR?!!?!) before I could do either of these again. 

So here it goes:
Saturday 9/10/11 The Spartan Sprint at the Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton, PA
 Sunday 9/11/11 Bell of Hope 5k walk/run in Binghamton, NY

I'm sure this is crazy but I'm so very excited. These past few weeks have been an eye opener for me. I've been sober (as of today) 19 days. Now that may not seem like much to most people but this is the longest I've gone with out even touching a glass of wine. Cold sober peoples. Cold sober. There was this physically fit and active person inside me that was screaming to get out. Unfortunately, I shut her up with merlot and chocolate. Not anymore. I want to do the Tough Mudder in April of next year and giving in to being lazy and not following the things I know in both food and fitness is a waste of my potential. I've surrounded my self with people who are on the same track as me and I'm loving life. 

I can't wait to share with all of you.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Oops I did it again.

Well, I didn't sign up for The Spartan Sprint. I wanted to, believe me, but with the time frame and travel it's not enough time to plan accordingly. So to make up for it I'll be doing a flat land 5k (mostly walking really fast) on the 11th! WOOT! Motto for the next week: "Fake it till I make it"

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I did it! I did it!

Yup, you heard me. I did the Dash. And survived. I didn't die, puke, cry, pass out, or break anything. I didn't give up or back down. I guess the lesson here is have more faith in my self. Especially at 4:30am the night before the race when I woke up freaking out and threw up. Smooth huh? Now that I've got the racing bug, I'm seriously considering the Spartan Race on September 10th. in Pennsylvania. As in will most likely register at the end of the week. #gluttenforpunnishment

Saturday, August 6, 2011

8 Days left..... oh dear

Last week, oh last week. Total bust. Home life is pretty stressful right now and working out has been very hard to come by. Diet? Feh. What diet?? As with so many challenging things we must hit the refresh key and start again. The Dash is in 8 days and I'm never going to be the person I said I was going to be last year but I'm going to do my best to not die walking (power walking) up that hill.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

14 days left

Sunday evenings are bitter sweet for me. Being a hairdresser, my Sundays, are Saturdays to most people. Not that I want to go out and rage, mind you. What I really want to do is have a strong cup of kava kava tea (which I'm out of) and snuggle into my bed. Tomorrow should prove to be a pretty busy day. I have cardio/combat training at 9:30AM and ZumbaMax at 6:30PM. Plus a lot of cleaning and running around to do inbetween. So sleep! Come hence forth! Please?

I've been doing a lot of thinking about the raw life style. I do love it. And it's amazing what happens if I eat something that is processed (like Chicken McNuggets. I know I know, not on the plan and most likely a mineral and not an animal) and my body is none too happy with me. But with eating mostly raw it feels like all I eat is salads. As much as I love salads, I'm bored. I'm going to start adding cooked food into my meal plans but I'm keeping it very vegetable oriented.