Goodies Galore

Learning to focus less on dieting and more on overall health and wellness

Best season ever.

There are many people in the world that LOVE Autumn. I am absolutely one of  those people. (If you hate Fall, you’re the devil.) For me, Fall brings about feelings of comfort and happiness, along with a desire for renewal and improvement of self. The crisp air alone makes my heart sing, never mind the beauty that surrounds us as the season progresses.

There are many fun and exciting adventures to partake in during Fall. The most obvious is apple picking. I went to Lookout Farm this weekend with my friends from work. Lookout Farm was very pretty but I wouldn’t go there again. The charged per pound vs. by bag size and they charged 14 bucks admission. Rip off. It was weird going without Len since it was an annual tradition for us. Renewal, right?

The best part of our adventure was staring at the sheep. I love these critters and wish I could take them home.

Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

 

Fall also encourages sugar comas.

Little bitches get me every single time. I’m surprised my poop wasn’t cone shaped.

Here’s another Fall favorite.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee!!!

Last but not least…..

I could eat this in an ice cream cone. No joke.

What’s do you love about this fabulous season?

September 27, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Marathons are no joke.

Dudes, my feet are so mangled from running it’s not even funny. The sight of these suckers could make a grown man chuck. (Trust me, you do not want an inserted picture here.) With that said, my roommate and I are running a marathon in 3 weeks.

I do not anticipate this kind of happiness.

We originally signed up for the Green Mountain Marathon on October 16th but decided we want to run the Bay State Marathon instead.  This decision was made for 3 reasons.

1) Convenience. The Bay State Marathon requires little planning and travel compared to driving to Vermont for the weekend.

2) Amount of runners. I am someone who feeds off the energy of other runners and spectators during races. I need it for fuel. The Green Mountain Marathon is tiny which means few runners and hardly any fans.

3) Hills. Vermont is not flat, Massachusetts is. Enough said.

While Melissa and I have been training, we haven’t been training enough. We essentially get 3-4 short (4 mile) runs in during the week and one long run on the weekend. I have missed at least 2 long runs secondary to being away. This past weekend we ran 18 flat miles. They were do-able, but it was hard to imagine having to run about 8.2 miles. I might kill someone.

Len and I ran a marathon back in 2008 so I know the kind of physical and mental distress marathons can cause. Around mile 17, I wanted to rip off my legs and beat the spectators with them. Although the physical pain was terrible, it was my mind that really got the best of me. I want to prepare my head this time around. Any tips?

No matter what happens, Melissa and I will finish and then bask in the glory of our hard work. I really only sign up for races for the free food anyways.

If anyone wants my bib number for the Green Mountain Marathon email me. I’m happy to hand it off.

September 26, 2011 Posted by | Marathon Training, running | 9 Comments

Celebrate.

I’m sorry I haven’t blogged, I’ve been too busy having fun.

While my vacation is long gone, the amazing memories remain. Two weekends ago I went to Vermont to attend my best friends wedding. I’d been looking forward to the wedding because essentially, it was a college reunion. It was a chance for all of us girls to gather from different parts of the US to celebrate. Holy crap, it did not disappoint. Fun bride + open bar + a bunch of college girlfriends without dates + beautiful location = Ridiculousness. Things got wild.

The night started off innocently enough… until our “shuttle” decided to drive into the dirt.

The bus got stuck in the ground after dropping us all off. Priceless.

The only natural thing to do while the bride and groom took pictures was to drink  have your own photo shoot.

 

 

We eventually made our way into the barn to drink, eat,  and get hammered  our grove on.

I love when everyone dances around the bride and she picks and choses people to come into the circle. We had some special moments.

So what if I spilled a glass of red wine down some guys back in the process. The good news is that neither of us noticed.

There’s nothing better than spending a night with your favorite people. Sheer happiness.

I may or may not have gotten into a fight with Dave Grippo from the Grippo Funk Band.  Apparently requesting Lil’ Wayne isn’t appreciated.  Oops!

It was definitely a night to remember.

Congrats to Biff and Mike. I couldn’t think of a better pair. Love you guys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 26, 2011 Posted by | Friends, fun, Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Weddings + Babies = nothing close to my life.

Hi loves,

I’m currently blogging from my sister’s house because I’m on vacation  I didn’t think I’d be able to mentally separate myself from work but it turns out it’s pretty easy. I should do this more often!

This week has been action packed with all sorts of activity.  I left Boston on Saturday to attend a wedding in Ct. My girlfriend from high school got hitched at a vineyard and everything was perfect. ( I stole this picture from her website. Hope that’s okay Alia!)

It was so fun to catch up with people I hadn’t seen in 12 years. I was one of the few single people there. It seems like everyone is married, engaged or having children which makes sense since we’re all 30/31 years old. I went stag and felt fine about it but did feel weird when everyone was slow dancing with their partner. Talk about awkward! It’s almost impossible not to reflect on your life when at a wedding. Some girls dream up their perfect wedding from a young age. I am definitely not that person. It’s actually really difficult to imagine myself at the altar, going through the process of getting married. Who knows, maybe that will change. For now, my plans include getting knocked up at age 35 before my eggs dry up and fall out. 🙂

 

On Sunday morning, I hopped on a train for my sister’s house to meet my new nephew, Zach.

He’s a pretty chill little Critter. He does a lot of eating, sleeping and farting. Definitely a Perrone. My dad told my sister that I shouldn’t be trusted with an infant. How rude!! Let it be known that I have more babysitting experience than my sister and her husband combined. I’m watching the Critter right now while my sister is at spin class. Fingers crossed he doesn’t blow up his diaper on my watch.

Have a great day!

Do weddings make you self-reflect?

September 14, 2011 Posted by | Family, Friends, fun | 9 Comments