Mileage Recap ~ 5 – 11 Jan and 2014 Goals

I almost did it.  I almost gave myself two weeks of rest.  Two weeks of body rejuvenation before I start-up again.  The weather was very bad last week so that helped keep me inside and at home, but then I became too stir-crazy and had to do at least the elliptical and was happy to start-up yoga again.  Now that the holidays are behind me I was glad to get back to my normal routine.  Had a great yoga class and the next day my hip felt much better.

My main goal for 2014 is to complete 1500 miles.  I completed 1000 miles last year and I’m looking forward to as many road miles I can put in this year without injury.  Looking to finally purchase a bike this year too!  My mileage goals for 2014:

  1. Two half marathons (maybe a full)
  2. One destination race
  3. First Biathlon
  4. Five separate local races
  5. Bike the Katy Trail in MO
  6. More strength training
  7. Complete 1500 miles

Not to lofty and plenty of room to expand.

This weeks total miles equal 3 miles on the elliptical on a snowy day.  Total mileage happily remaining = 10,303.56.  I’m ready!

 

Passion Post #6 ~ The Art of Letting Go

Letting go.  It sounds so simple, but depending on the circumstances it might be painful and tough.  Life’s lessons.  Letting go of loved ones, friendships, and bad habits.  Sometimes we let go on purpose to better ourselves, other times change is thrown upon us and we have no choice but to let go in  hope that there is a lesson to be learned and that in the end we become better.

Letting go is an art form so-to-speak.  You can handle letting go well or you can handle it poorly.   So for this post it’s all positive.

For most women our hair is our crowning glory.  It is the cherry on top.  Our hair defines us.  Don’t think so?  How many times have you looked in the mirror ~ you’re wearing a rocking outfit but that hair!  Bad hair can put a damper on anybody’s day.  We spend lot’s of money each year cutting, coloring and taking care of our hair.  It is the ultimate accessory.  I am no different.  I think I’ve had my hair every conceivable way.  Short, long, colored, punk and don’t forget big.  Hey the bigger the hair the closer to God!    There was a musical based on Hair!

Have you ever thought what it would be like if you lost it to disease?  Would it bother you?  How would you feel?  Hopefully, most of us won’t ever find out, but for many it is a reality.  I have been growing my hair out for the last two years in order to donate to Locks of Love. My hair was getting majorly long and I really, really loved it.  I haven’t had my hair that long since I was sixteen.  I was getting to the point I liked it so much I didn’t want to cut it anytime soon.  Kind of had this feeling….hair blowing in the wind.  Ok, not really ~ :).

Joe Dirt

This weekend I decided to part with my hair so someone else can enjoy it.  I can only hope that each strand will bring someone the happiness and strength they need to fight their disease.  Donating my hair only strengthened my ability for patience and fills my heart with gratitude for giving.  Letting go can mean, strength, respect and resolve.  If you’re interested in donating to Locks of Love see the link below:

Locks of Love

Before

Before

Hair

After

 

Enjoy your Sunday ~ capture your passion.  Happy Miles to you!

Portobello Mushroom Burgers

In a veggie mood tonight?  Why not try a Portobello mushroom burger?  I found this recipe and tried it tonight.  Very good and the possibilities are endless.  If it wasn’t 23 degrees outside I definitely would have grilled them outside ~ enjoy!  The recipe can be found at Portobello Mushroom Burger

Portobello