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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The One Where I Wore A Skirt Over My Dress (an OOTD post)


That’s right, the Unlikely Runner is doing an Outfit Of The Day post, I’m as shocked as you guys are! Honestly, fashion is not my thing, it’s just not. I have a decent eye by most standards but it’s just not a gift I possess. If I could be completely fashionable in workout attire I would, but sadly I can’t.

On most days I do manage to look presentable and somewhat with the times; most of my clothing comes from Target or Old Navy (and is always from the clearance rack, always!!) and is within the season so I know I’m not too far off but for the most part if I have a fashion/hair/make-up question I will always, always call my sisters. My middle sister actually cuts my hair (what a saint!) and if you see me at any major event where I have to look nice you can guarantee one of my sisters has either dressed me, done my make-up or helped with my hair, man I’m so glad I have sisters!

So yesterday, when I put together this lovely little ensemble you better believe I was really proud of myself! Not only did I put together a professional looking outfit that looked cute, but I also got really creative with layering.


That yellow top, yeah, it’s actually a dress! It’s a dress I got a long time ago on sale at Old Navy (I think it was like $5) not really knowing what I would wear it for but I thought it was cute. It turns out that it makes me look like a box because it has no shape to it at all, it’s also a little short for work day attire but I have held on to it for some reason.

The skirt I got about a year and a half ago at a thrift store for $1 and the belt was from a resale shop for $3. The shoes came from Target on sale for $6 about a year ago.

When I pulled the dress out I initially put a black shirt over it but decided that was too bumble-bee-ish and so I pulled the tan one out and then added a belt for a slimmer look. I was very proud of the outfit yesterday and even got several compliments.


So there you have it, I may be finally starting to pick up some of the tips my sisters have been teaching me for years. I would still live in yoga pants and tennis shoes all day if I could but at least I know I look presentable at work! I know my sisters would be proud!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The One With A Naked Run



That’s right, I ran without my Garmin last night! It was weird and I felt naked for a while but it was also oddly liberating and I kind of liked it. I didn’t plan on running without my Garmin but when I went to put it on it was dead! (Seriously? I haven’t used you in a long time, why are you dead?? This is a great mystery to me, and also kind of annoying!)

Last night’s run was actually really good for many reasons; to start with I finally conquered the weird fear I had developed of running outside. I’m still not really sure why lately I’ve been so stuck on the treadmill and have done anything in my power to avoid running outdoors but that has been the case, until last night. Thankfully Alex agreed to do my 4 miles with me (since he’s supposed to be training for this marathon too!) and so that made me feel tons better about taking my run outside. All I needed apparently was a little encouragement and some company.

This run was also really nice because Alex joined me! Not only did it get me outside but he is really a great running partner, he is slightly faster than me and so he pushes me and it’s just nice to share something I love with him.

The weather, while at times was a bit humid was actually not that bad; we went a bit later in the evening and so the sun was already setting and we spent the good part running in the dark (when did it all of a sudden get dark earlier??).

I also feel like I’m getting faster as well (thank you treadmill runs!!). I didn't have my Garmin so I can’t prove it to be a fact but I know my first and last miles were a very decent pace for me and according to Alex’s calculations (he was logging our run on an app on his phone) they were around the 11:30 range. The middle two miles were a bit slower and I did have to stop a little after mile 2 because my heart rate was really high and I needed to get that under control but the rest of the time we ran strong.

I know it was only 4 miles last night and my overall time and pace seems slower due to that small walk break and a few red lights but for me the run was a significant one and gave me energy and motivation to really push hard on this marathon training. I felt really strong last night and was happy that I ran by how I felt and not by constantly looking at my watch. I may just try running naked again sometime…..

Monday, August 27, 2012

The One With A Weekly Goal

Here is what I had on my original schedule for training this week:

Week 8 (Aug20-26)
50 min tempo
Elliptical
3 easy
Elliptical & yoga
Off
6 miles
Elliptical
9+ miles

And here is what actually transpired throughout the week.

Week 8 (Aug20-26)
Off



done
Elliptical + yoga


Babysitting
3 easy



5.3 mile tempo
tennis + yoga


done
Off



done
6 miles



Off
Elliptical + softball


6.1 miles
9+ miles

11.4 miles



I did finally get my act together mid-week and got back on track. It wasn't my workout plan to a tee but at least I finally gave into my lazy ways and got my body moving! I did a decent tempo run, tried a new yoga class and brought the tennis racquet back out! I also made it to the gym yesterday for my 6 miles and that felt good to finally cross that off my list. 

My Saturday’s have been lazy lately and I really need to change that; I've been sort of coasting through this early part of marathon training and haven’t taken it too seriously so this week things are going to change!


I am making it my weekly goal to stick to the workouts as prescribed, no missing any! And I am also going to get my butt in action on Saturday and get those 10 miles done. It’s been way too long since I’ve run double digits and it needs to happen and I need to get it done Saturday, I feel so much better when my run is done on Saturday morning.

Week 9 (Aug 27-Sept 2)
4 easy
Elliptical
Workout #3
Yoga + tennis
Off
10 miles
Elliptical
14+ miles


What does your week of workouts look like? I like to know what other people are doing so let me know with a comment!
Happy Training!

Friday, August 24, 2012

The One With A Successful Run & A Groupon & Tennis


I’ve struggled to keep my workouts up over the past week or so, some due to a busy schedule, some due to being sick and mostly due to my lack of energy. But I was determined to get back to it on Wednesday night and knock out a solid run.
I didn’t really know what was on my schedule for the evening but I had in my mind a number (5) that I wanted to hit for mileage.  I also have an app on my phone from Runner’s World that if you put in some basic information they will give you a marathon training plan. I don’t usually use this as my guide for most of my training but I do like to consult it from time to time and see how closely related my training is to what they suggest or even use it for a new idea on a workout when I don’t feel like doing the one I’ve scheduled, such was the case the other night.

I currently have the app set for my December marathon coming up and on the calendar for Wednesday night it said I should do a 5 mile tempo run; there’s my number 5! So I decided that a tempo run, specifically what it was suggesting would be a good idea.

Since my treadmill is still on the fritz at home I headed up to the gym to use the treadmill there.

*side note – I’m not sure what my deal lately with running on the treadmill is, I used to completely hate it, but lately it’s like I have anxiety about running outside and only want to run on a treadmill, I seriously have no idea what that is!

I started with a warm-up mile at a little under a 12 min pace. Then I bumped it up to a 10:54 pace and kept it there for a mile and a half. At this point I was feeling really tired and my legs were feeling really heavy! I wanted to call it quits so badly. At 3 miles I actually did stop the treadmill and contemplated getting off and calling it a day, but something told me that I would really regret it if I did. So I’m sure I looked like an idiot for stopping my workout and then starting right back up again!

The second half was actually a little bit better and once I hit the 4 mile mark and had finished my tempo portion (which ended up averaging at 10:40ish pace) I didn’t actually want to slow down. I was still tired and would have to step on the sides of the treadmill to grab a quick drink but I was motivated to finish what I had started. In fact, by the time I hit the 5 mile mark I was sitting around 56 minutes and I wanted to finish out a full 60 minutes so I ended up with 5.3 miles for the day. I was actually quite happy with that and managed a decent time and pace.

Several weeks ago I bought a Groupon for a yoga studio that is right down the street from me because I wanted to find a yoga class that I liked more than the one I was taking at the gym (this was before I realized my favorite teacher taught on Tuesday nights) and I also wanted more times available to me to take classes. The deal was pay $29 and get 10 sessions of yoga to use. When I went to the website I noticed they offered a class specific for runners and that sold it for me.


I went last night to try it out for the first time and I really liked it. The class I took was called Power Yoga for runners and I was a little scared at first because I had no idea what power yoga was. But honestly I left there wondering where the power was. I am not sure if it was just a night where they didn’t do as many power moves or what but I was expecting a hard class and it was one of the easier yoga classes I think I have ever taken. Don’t get me wrong it was still a great class and there was lots of stretching for my poor little legs and hips which felt great and the teacher was awesome as well, but it just wasn’t the power I was expecting.

I really enjoyed the class and the stretching so I will definitely go back. The other big thing for me was the instructor, I am not a yoga guru and I only do it to help with my running; I’m not great at most poses and I am definitely not flexible by any means so for me a good yoga class is really based on the personality of the instructor and this girl had one I really enjoyed!

After that since I hadn’t quite worked up the sweat I was intending to I met up with Alex and his friend to play tennis for a about 45 minutes. It had been a while since I had gone to hit tennis balls and my shoulders are sure feeling it today!


I hope you all have a great weekend! Anything fun planned? 
I will be doing pretty much a whole lot of nothing and I am very excited! I have 6 miles planned, a trip to the farmer’s market, a few errands and some laundry but that’s about all.

And for some inspiration to carry you through the weekend

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The One With A So What Wednesday Link Up


linking up today with Life After I "Dew"

So what if it has been after 12:30 that I have gone to bed the past 2 nights; I just can’t seem to fall asleep even though I am tired! Ok, this one may be becoming a problem….

So what if I overslept today and had about 10 minutes to get ready, at least my hair still looked decent and I had already picked out my clothes for the day, I did that when I couldn’t sleep last night!

So what if I haven’t done laundry in 3 weeks, I have plans to get it done this weekend, really I do.

So what if I haven’t worked out in a week, a whole week! My excuse is that I have been sick lately and haven’t had much energy, also I just haven’t made it a priority and it should be; that ends today, I will be running tonight, sleep deprivation and all.


So what if I only ran 1.6 miles last week. Yep, that was all, super pathetic and lame I know! But in my defense my treadmill is still broken (and clearly there is nowhere else in the whole wide world that I can go and run….)

So what if my treadmill being broken makes me depressed. I know I should just bite the bullet and take my booty outside or to the gym but I had such a nice relationship with my treadmill, it truly is a haven for me at the end of the day. Judge me all you want but it was perfection to be able to run at home on it.

So what if I am ready for August to be over; I absolutely love fall and everything about fall and to me September means fall is here!

So what if I already have a game plan as to what I want to eat and see when I go to the state fair this year. Never mind that it’s still 6 weeks away. Aside from Christmas, the Texas State Fair is my most favorite thing in the world and I am so excited about it!! So excited!


So what if I forgot that I still need to write a monthly recap for April before I am finally caught up on my blog and so what if I forgot to post all the pictures from our road trip to Indiana back in May. I will get to them eventually, you’ll read them and be confused as to why I’m finally posting them and all will be well in the world. It’s ok, it’s my blog and it can be completely random and out of order (oh that hurt my little type-A heart to say!)

So what if I am really boring and have done hardly anything worth talking about in the past few days and weeks and that is why you are reading this crazy ongoing rambling post…..

Have a happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The One With A Concert That Didn’t Happen


This past Saturday night was the I won the fitness competition so I get to chose the concert concert, at least it was supposed to be this past Saturday night….

But let’s start at the beginning of this probably too boring to bother story…

The concert tickets said 4:30pm, we all thought it was an odd time for a concert but hey, whatever, the tickets say 4:30, we will be there. Alex and I rode the train down to Fair Park where the concert was going to be and our friends who live down in that area drove and met us there. 



We got there about 4:15 and there was a huge line of people waiting to get in, apparently the gates didn’t open until 4:30.

So we wait. Once we finally made it inside we were heading to the lawn area to stake out the best possible cheap seats in the world when we were again stopped by event staff saying that, the seats don’t open until 5:00pm. Ok, sure, I can wait some more, no big deal.

So we waited again. Finally we were able to find our lawn seats and we laid out the blanket and prepared to sit for a while thinking the concert would start soon, but instead it decided that it would rain and when I say rain I mean a torrential downpour of sorts. It started out fairly slowly and my friends are so great and said that they didn’t mind sitting in the rain as long as we could leave after The Band Perry played, which I was totally fine with.





Well we sat there for about 10 minutes and rain just kept getting worse and worse but I think we had all prepared ourselves to get soaked at this point, however, it also didn’t look like the concert was anywhere near ready to start. Then our saving grace came when a concert employee told everyone in the lawn area that they could all go under the pavilion to the covered seats and sit in specific areas, so we quickly gathered our things and found great seats.



And then we waited some more. And waited. And waited. Annnnnnnd waited. Obviously we didn’t mind too much just sitting there since we weren’t getting wet and we had seats. The seating wasn’t filled out and no one had kicked us out of the seats. There was a leak over the stage that they were attempting to deal with and they were covering things with tarps and squeegeeing water off the stage but other than that we just sat. It was still pouring down rain and there were still a few determined people still sitting out in the lawn with their tarps and measly umbrellas, we kept thinking at some point they would give up. Many teenagers got restless and decided it would be fun to make a slip and slide out in the lawn area and were out there being stupid until security told them they had to stop.



And then we sat some more until finally at 7:00pm on the dot (nearly 3 hours after we got there!!) they made the announcement that the concert was cancelled. I was really bummed but honestly it was just as well, people were restless and soaked, the stage was still wet and it would have been a late night. I just really hate that we wasted so much of our time only to just have to go right back home. The announcer said to “check the website for updates” but so far there have been none, given the exception of an email that my friend got on Sunday morning saying that the Brad Paisley concert was cancelled, uh, thanks for that!

Anyways, since our evening ended so early Alex and I, being the crazy and awesome couple that we are went grocery shopping, yep, that was our Saturday night. We really should try to slow things down; I would hate to wear ourselves out all the time!

So that was that and that’s about all I have to say today. I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!

Friday, August 17, 2012

The One With A Fantastic Find And A Shoe Problem


Shoes.

I like them way too much, that is my problem! Actually, shoes as an overall category aren’t really that much of a problem for me but if you are specific to “Running shoes” then I most definitely have a problem, a HUGE one!



I mean do you see all of those Brooks shoe boxes? Clearly I have a thing for Brooks. I am brand loyal through and through that is for sure. Now, if I could just figure out a way for them to sponsor me so that I don’t have to keep spending all my hard earned money…..

Anyways, as you can see I do like running shoes, and these don’t even include the other, unspeakable brands of shoes that I own for other things more awful than running.

I have always had a love for workout shoes, but lately I feel like I have a problem. I was introduced to the Brooks Pure line recently and after a love/hate relationship for a while with the minimal shoes I have completely fallen in love; head over heels! And my poor Ghost 4’s have not seen the light of day in who knows how long!

I loved my first pair so much so that when Road Runner Sports sent me an email the other day telling me that I had an extra 25% off on top of my VIP status (yeah, do you like that? I buy so many shoes I have VIP status!) I just could not resist the urge to splurge on a beautiful purple pair of my new beloved shoes. 


What girl does not need a pair of purple running shoes? I really blame this person, she started the whole thing when she sent me the link to the VIP status at Road Runner Sports; now RRS and I are on a frequent tweet basis type friendship and I feel sort of important (I don’t really feel important, not until I start receiving FREE shoes will I truly feel important!)

This girl is important because apparently she actually knows the people at RRS…

Anyways, now for the most important part of this pointless post – my amazing find!
These awesome shoes!!


I was so excited I think I nearly had a heart attack when I just saw them laying there at TJMaxx last night. I had about half an hour to kill before I had to go and babysit so I thought I would browse and it turns out to be a decision in my favor!
I have been drooling over the Merrell glove shoes for quite a while now. I really wanted a pair of the Run Pace Gloves or the Run Dash Gloves and have saved the links for them and keeping eyeing them thinking that one day I will cave. But the price tag has always gotten me to refrain.

However, when I stumbled upon the Train Lithe Glove in a beautiful blue color I knew I had hit the instant jackpot!


I hadn’t actually ever heard of this style before and had to do some research on them but they are still in the Glove line of their shoes and that was all I really wanted.

I actually saw the price of the shoes online and when I realized I paid less than half of what they are worth I was even more excited!


My only complaint is that I think they are maybe a half size too big. For my running shoes I always buy an 8.5. I usually wear a size 7-7.5 and for running 8.5 is perfect. These Merrells are an 8.5 but I think for the Glove fit I was reading it is better if they are only a half size bigger, so I’m thinking an 8 would probably be perfect. But I’m not about to let that stop me, I want to try them out first before I decide they are too big.

I do not actually intend to run in these shoes, at least not now and probably not ever. But I am trying to incorporate more barefoot style shoes when I am cross training and lifting weights. I also have high hopes of breaking into the CrossFit world soon and I have read many places that barefoot and minimalist shoes are highly recommended.  

All that being said I was so excited to find these! I really hope they work out, and if not they at least look pretty! 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The One About Books


I know I mainly talk about running and workouts on this blog, with a few other things included, but one thing I rarely talk about it my love of books and reading. I am an avid reader and always have been; and while I’m fairly picky at times as to what I read (I can’t stand romance novels!) I have learned to branch out some and take on different books.  I am very blessed to be able to ride the train to work each day and that gives me about 45 minutes each way to enjoy reading!


One of my long-time favorite authors has been James Patterson; his books are very easy reading and often keep me captivated for the 24 hours it takes me to finish one of his books. I am always waiting for his next paperback to hit the Target sale section so I can read it. I have also been known to set down something I am currently reading to read his new book and then just go back to my other one when I am done.

I have also become a big fan of Jodi Picoult. I really like her in-depth style and the way she makes you think. My favorite book of hers is by far, Handle With Care.

I really like Elin Hildebrand as well; I enjoy her Nantucket Island and Cape Cod living and her genuine stories of family and friendship. It is perfect summer and vacation reading.

But recently I have veered from my normal “pleasure reading” to include some “lifestyle” reading in the mix.  

I just finished reading Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr and let me tell you, this book totally rocked my world!  (I will not be doing an official book review here, but I plan to in the near future) I was inspired to read this book after reading about the Crazy Sexy Diet Challenge that Bobbi from NHerShoes did. I swore up and down when I got this book that I had no desire to be a vegetarian but this book has really made me think twice about it.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not ready to completely jump on the vegetarian train just yet, I realize it will be quite an adjustment not only for me but for those around me, but it is something that I am very seriously considering. I also realize that this is just one book, and a biased book at that (Kris Carr has cancer and made the lifestyle change to combat her disease, I mean can you blame her??) and so I want to continue my research of this topic and make an educated and well thought out and prayed over decision for myself.

In an attempt to get all my ducks in a row and do some proper research I decided I would start by reading these two books


I ordered them today and I cannot wait to start reading them.

I am really experimenting with a lot of dietary changes in my life right now; after gaining all that weight earlier this summer I am trying harder than ever to do what I can to lose it. I removed gluten from my diet but honestly that doesn’t seem to be making all that much of a difference. It did help with some initial weight loss but overall it does not seem to be an issue for me. I have slowly added some gluten back into my diet and I seem fine. I think over all I would like to maintain a mostly gluten free diet and try experimenting with other types of ingredients but I don’t need to restrict myself so closely.  I am also considering doing the Crazy Sexy Diet challenge from the book; it is a 21 day vegan cleanse that I think would be interesting. But for now I’ll just keep reading.

Let me know if you have any advice or experience with any of these books or with being a vegetarian, I would love to learn more!

Monday, August 13, 2012

The One With My Workout Recap

Week 6 (Aug 6-12)
40 min tempo

60 min tempo (6 miles)
BodyPump + Yoga

Done
4 easy


Off
Workout #2


Treadmill broke!
Off


done
8 miles


Spin + 3 miles
Elliptical


1 mile
12+ miles

10 miles


The week started out great and then on Wednesday I took an unexpected but much needed rest day and just spent the evening with Alex. I was ready to get back in my grove and I was very excited for my speed workout on Thursday when tragedy struck! My treadmill stopped working about 0.30 miles in. I was so frustrated and irritated. Alex told me I should just go run outside but I am spoiled and refused and threw a fit instead. Thankfully this weekend Alex was able to fix it enough to where I can use it. It will probably need a new motor sooner rather than later but at least I can use it. 
I had intended to get up and go to run group on Saturday morning for the 8 miles scheduled but for some reason I am having a REALLY REALLY hard time getting up for those group runs. So I went to spin and then did 3 miles to sorta make up for my missed runs.
Sunday I got up with the intention of running while watching the men's marathon and I made it a mile on the treadmill and for some reason just couldn't make myself go any further. I'm not sure if I'm pushing myself too much or if it was just an off day. I've been messing with my diet some and trying to cut back on unnecessary calories as well as completely remove sugar from my diet, so that may have something to do with it as well. But either way I was frustrated that I got up and had the motivation to do 8 miles but my body wouldn't let me.
I haven't been feeling well the past couple of days, just tiredness and today a sore throat so I'm not sure how this week will play out workout-wise. I plan to try to stick with the schedule as closely as possible and we will see how it goes.

Week 7 (Aug13-19)
45 min tempo
Elliptical + yoga
Workout #2
4 easy
Off
9 miles
Softball
13+ miles


Friday, August 10, 2012

The One With My Mighty List


My friend Karen started talking the other day about making a “Mighty List”. It’s essentially a bucket list but the idea for a Mighty List was inspired by the website MightyGirl where she posts her Mighty Life List. So Karen started making her list and that got me thinking about my list. At the time my list only existed in my head with a few ideas written down here and there. But the idea of writing things down and then crossing them off became appealing to me, so that’s just what I did. I came up with my own Mighty List of 100 things to do. I tried to be as realistic as possible, but I also didn’t want to limit myself, the idea of the Mighty List after all is to encourage you to be as mighty as possible. I hope this may make you stop and think of what would be on your own Mighty Lists. If you have a list, or decide to make one please let me know and I will share them or link them on my blog! I love being inspired from what other people want to accomplish in life!

1.   Run the Boston Marathon
2.   Run the NYC Marathon
3.   Run the Chicago Marathon
4.   Run at least 10 marathons in my life
5.   Spend an extended amount of time in mission work
6.   Donate my hair
7.   Make a completely Vegan meal
8.   Learn to surf in Hawaii
9.   Spend a week in a cabin in Vermont
10.                Visit Prince Edward Island
11.                Grow a victory garden and eat from it
12.                Have children
13.                Read books to my children every night (things like Little House on the Prairie, Harry Potter, Little Women, Anne of Green Gables and other favorites)
14.                Visit Mt. Rushmore
15.                Visit Yellowstone National Park
16.                Run across the Golden Gate Bridge
17.                Run in Central Park, just to run.
18.                Live in Colorado
19.                See the Eiffel Tower in person
20.                Visit London
21.                Get my degree as a Physical Therapist (or PTA)
22.                Go to the Olympics
23.                Become certified to teach spin and BodyPump classes
24.                Read through the entire Bible
25.                Plan a trip with the intention of going alone and exploring things on my own
26.                Go to Scotland
27.                Learn how to take really good pictures
28.                Complete an Olympic distance triathlon
29.                If pregnant, be able to run through the entirety of that pregnancy
30.                Try Crossfit
31.                Donate blood
32.                Read Pillars of the earth (I’ve had it and have wanted to read it for so long but the size of it scares me!)
33.                See the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in person
34.                Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef
35.                Run a half marathon under 2:30
36.                Make my own baby food for my kids
37.                Spend at least one whole year without a television
38.                Have a library in my house
39.                Go bungee jumping (In New Zealand, I missed my first opportunity due to fear)
40.                Walk across the Great Wall of China
41.                Have a backyard space that I love to sit in every night
42.                Use my road bike more and participate in a bike race
43.                Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
44.                Go on an Alaskan Cruise
45.                Have a household binder with emergency numbers and information along with other important things so that I can have once place to look or one thing to grab in an emergency
46.                Have an in-home gym
47.                Learn to make my own gluten-free bread
48.                Successfully use a grocery and meal planning guide for a whole year
49.                Own a sheep dog
50.                Go to Scotland
51.                Go to Whistler, Canada
52.                Run Hood To Coast Relay
53.                Have a wall with a giant map so I can pinpoint places I have been
54.                Go Skiing in Vail, Co.
55.                Make a time capsule with my children
56.                Have an organized pantry
57.                Have a green front door on my house
58.                Have a salt water aquarium built into the wall of my house and own a box fish
59.                Run at least one mile every day for a year
60.                Be less than 25% body fat
61.                Have Christmas traditions that I share with my kids
62.                See a musical in New York
63.                Be a part of a book club
64.                Read 1,000 books
65.                Make a memory board
66.                Attend a Healthy Blogger conference
67.                Own a KitcheAid mixer
68.                Drink a green monster smoothie every day for a year
69.                Send an anonymous present to a friend
70.                Turn my blog into a memory book
71.                Go to a drive in movie
72.                Hike the Appalachian Trail
73.                Kiss and dance in the rain
74.                Put a message in a balloon and set it free
75.                Go kayaking
76.                Go white water rafting
77.                Build a really cool sandcastle with my kids
78.                Ride in a hot air balloon
79.                Run on the beach
80.                Go to Austria
81.                Visit Niagara Falls
82.                Go rock climbing
83.                Visit Pike Place Market in Seattle
84.                Own season tickets to the Texas Rangers
85.                Find and own the perfect pair of jeans
86.                Have my blog featured in a health magazine
87.                Be able to donate an entire paycheck to charity
88.                Throw a successful surprise party
89.                See the Statue of Liberty
90.                Run a 9 minute mile
91.                Have a Christmas where I only give homemade gifts, nothing gets bought
92.                Decorate a nursery with antique store/flea market finds and DIY projects
93.                Learn to make sushi
94.                Go 6 months without buying any new clothes or shoes
95.                Work for a Fitness or health related company
96.                Take a vacation in an RV
97.                Spend the night in a castle
98.                Write letters to my children to give them on their wedding days
99.                Make a wish in the Trevi Fountain
100.             Do all the things on my list