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By request …

by Ali on April 20, 2015

I’ve had a request to blog while on our PeruBolivia Adventure … If there is wifi (I remember, I’m so soberish, can lift my arms, move at all, can find my iPad, remembered to pack the charger, not lost, partying, sleeping) you can virtually join me!




finding my way

by Ali on January 28, 2015

I’ve tried to train on my own.  For a while I actually believed I would do it. Mostly while sitting on the sofa, drinking a glass of wine on a Sunday night planning my week.  To my credit, I was very consistent with the sofa, wine and planning.  The running however was minimal.  The winter arrived and minimal was downgraded to none existent.

I joined a 5/10k running group last week.  Turns out paying to run has brought back my motivation.

On Monday night we had a 5k route.  There was a group of 6 of us, all faster than me. I am overjoyed to run without stopping even if it is ridiculously slow.  We headed out.  They soon pulled away.  About 2.5k into the run I notice up ahead some runners heading south through the intersection.  Less than a minute later another group headed through the same intersection heading north.  I thought how great it was to see so many runner out on this frigid cold and dark night.  I crossed the intersection when I heard some runners behind me.  It was my group.  My faster than me group. Turns out they were the same runners that I had seen heading south, then north and now east.   They were lost 🙂



… steady on

by Ali on January 27, 2015

It’s been so long, my computer stopped remembering my account dets.  I [am] probably not even [using] the same computer!

I may actually attempt to make regular posts over the next few months. 

May.  That’s insurance when I look back in 3 years time and laugh at this random post.

I’m heading to Peru for a Race2Adventure.  Which means I have to run.  Preferably have run before getting to Peru.  And since I can’t afford to take you all with me, I will drag you (the one person who either still checks this page, or stumbled upon it accidentally) on my training (typing that made me laugh) journey … cue Steve Perry.



… episode 6

after episode 5, actually 12 minutes into episode 5 I had officially given up on the show.  I don’t even think I watched half of it.  So no recap. This week I wasn’t going to watch at all.  Then 8pm came, bottle of vodka in hand, I decided to give it 15 minutes.  I wish […]

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… somedays, coffee is the only reason I get out of bed

Was I just talking about how I was going to post more often?   That’s funny.  Because … well I’m not. So here’s a little recap Last week ran 3 times and bootcamp 4 times.  I hurt.  My lower back feels like it is made of concrete.  I got a deep tissue massage on Friday, which helped, […]

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… sweet potato, coconut and shrimp soup

I got the latest Looney Spoons cook book for christmas.   It’s a great cook book (all 3 are) if you want health options or a healthier version of some not so healthy choices.     Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup with Shrimp 2 tsp olive oil 1 cup ea chopped onions, chopped red bell […]

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… che

earlier this month I met up with J and L for lunch at a new Peruvian restaurant Che.  It was fabulous!  I highly recommend and if you decide to try it, invite me … J and I split the ceviche nikei (tuna in a tamarind leche de tigre, avocado, jicama,red onion yam ) this was […]

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… episode 4

It’s that time again folks, the quest for true ever lasting love on a reality show … week 4 Firstly, I know I am a tad tardy in my recap, but I have a new game I like to play.  In lieu of helicopters in this year’s season (budget cuts made in the air transport […]

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… the detox

as part of bootcamp we get a 4-week nutrition plan. The first 3 days are a detox. It’s day one and I want to eat my hand. Breakfast Green smoothie (spinach, pineapple, blueberries) Snack … water Lunch … 2 cups of veggies sliced and a cup of fruit Snack … water Dinner … 2 cups […]

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… reason 87

It has been a very bad running week.  House guests, snow storms, head cold, the usual excuses. I had arranged to meet G this morning for a run, and no matter what I was going.  I awoke at 7am with a pounding headache, congestion and wanting nothing more than to stay in bed forever.  I […]

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