Monday, February 27, 2012

Couch to 5k- Update

     Well week one is over and week two is about to begin. I wasn't really worried about week one when I started. It's a 5 minute warm-up, then you alternate 60 seconds of running with 90 seconds of walking, then a 5 minute cool down.  Easy enough, and it was. The only down side to the start of C25k is that it is still February in the north east, the weather is unpredictable at best. The start of the week was very nice, sunny, warm (mid 40's) and not bad to run in. Then a nasty wave of crappy weather came through, though not very precipitous, it was windy.  Really, really, windy. I shouldn't complain Syracuse was getting battered with snow and lots of it, and Miss M was running in it. I was a pansy though, and waited to complete my week on Sunday as it was too yucky on Friday and too windy on Saturday. So Sunday turned out to be my best day to run, and it wasn't bad, just cold. I have a hard time breathing in the cold. I've never been diagnosed with asthma, and for the most part never have a hard time breathing, except when it's cold out. Anything around 30 degrees and below, it becomes hard to really catch my breath. So running in the cold becomes extra hard, but I'm committed and I'll just huff and puff through it.  

So this weeks work out is a 5 minute warm up and alternating 90 seconds of running with 2 minutes of walking. I'm not sure about this week. I've found it hard to get going again after I run. Sometimes I am thankful for that little voice saying 'walk'  but I feel like I could keep running. I'm not worried about how the 90 seconds of running will be, I'm far more concerned about how hard it will be getting back to running after 2 minutes of walking.

Anyone else doing the C25k? Did you find it hard to start running again?

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Couch to 5k

yeah.

So my friend from High School, Miss M (see her awesome blog here) is a runner. And I want to be a runner, but have never fancied myself one. M was never a runner in HS we played tennis together, and were nerds together, but never running. Then graduation happened and we went our separate ways. Then facebook happened. And I saw M for the first time in years. WOW!!!  Who was that beautiful women? What happened? Sleek, sophisticated, and stylish! Not saying that she wasn't beautiful before, we are all beautiful women, but she was shiny now! Gittery, and shiny, and WOW!

And then I found out the awful horrible truth.....She was a runner. Sh*t. My hopes are dashed. I am not a runner, well I don't think I am a runner. Last summer, in my weightloss-stravaganza for the wedding, I took up jogging (with a soft J) and Holy-sh*t I like it.



Really-me? Like... running?  No way Jose! But for sure. It happened. Then the wedding came, then fall, then holidays, then this half-arsed winter that we're having. Since there isn't a foot and a half of snow on the ground, and it's far to early to till the garden, I'm starting to run again. I started the couch to 5k program yesterday. It's designed to make getting off your ass easy. And it is. So to my friend M who silently pushed me to get out and run... I hate you bitch. And I mean that from the bottom of my heart.  <3  (also thank you)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Thanks for stopping by!

If you were out at the Honest Weight Food Market yesterday, Thanks for stopping by! You made the day a real success!  Everyone at the Co-op is so nice and helpful. The customers are great, and always looking for something tasty! I hope we will be a great fit. See you there!

Andi

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Naked White Boy with Arrows Patroling the Streets!

It's Valentines Day, so if your with someone who moderately likes/loves you, and they buy into it, you should be having a pretty decent day. Or, you could be like the millions among us that don't have anyone special in our lives and be hating today with a passion.

I'm not a huge fan of the holiday, but I participate none the less. It's nice to say how much I love my husband, though we're the folks that say it to each other many, many times each and everyday. The last words that he hears as he leaves in the morning are "I love you" and so are the last words that he hears at night. I couldn't imagine being with someone that doesn't say I love you all the time. I know of people that never heard it during their marriage, or from a parent. I really don't understand that. I come from a family that shows their emotion, we hug, and kiss, and tell each other we love them. Though it's a cynical way to look at life, or maybe just realistic, it might be the last time that I get to tell them. I don't want to take the chance of them not hearing it one last time.

This week two very special people died in a car accident. I grew up in a small town were everyone knew everyone. Families have lived in the same area for generations, and are intertwined through the countryside. Most of the big families are related somehow. Two pillars of the community were killed in Florida, in a car accident. They were Farmers, and active in the community and church. They held their family and friends, which was really everyone, in such high regard. They were the people that would offer you the shirt off their back, a warm meal, a good laugh, a hug and a prayer. God called them home, together.

Looking back at Charlie & Georgianna's life, I can only hope that my husband and I have a tenth of the love that they shared with each other and their friends, because then we will truly be rich. So this valentines day, I remember to share my love with everyone. Let it enrich my life and my heart, and hopefully make someone's day a little brighter. Pass a good deed or word along, and make this place, just a little better.

Happy Valentines day to you, and know that some where, someone loves you.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

My Trip to Boston in Pictures

View from Cambridge into Boston

We giggled, and so are you.

Take from the top of the Prudential Building

in the Top of the Hub Restaurant

Great Views and Delish Food!




Everyone needs one.

 
Really? Genny? Really???
 There are more to come, but it's a nice Sampling.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

More good News!

Hey what are you doing next week around lunch time on Thursday? Are you in the Albany area? Do you like (or would like to try) Apple Cake? Well then do I have the Activity for you!!!! 

Come and visit Me (YES, ME!!!)  at the Honest Weight Food Co-op on Central Ave in Albany. If you like food, then you probably know where it is. If not HERE is a handy little map.  I'll be there from 11am- 1pm
sampling my fine wares. Please stop in, buy a delish apple cake and see all the other things that the market has to offer! Which is a ton, come hungry!

See you there!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Gaining Steam!

Today was the first delivery day for Fred the Butcher in Clifton Park. The display looks great, and I've got a few ideas to make it a home run, so I'll update it next week when I get there. On another bright note Andi's Apple Cakes will be at LePages Market in Cohoes starting next Wednesday! It's a great little Deli/Convenience store, and the Owner Tony is 100% behind buying local. Keep checking back and seeing where I'll be popping up next!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Andi's Apple Cakes Welcomes Fred the Butcher to her Family!

Starting on Wednesday February  8th, AAC will be selling her products at Fred the Butcher!

   














































































   
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Come and check out the Apple Cakes and other goodies right by the register!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Conversation Heart Cookies!