Cherry Blossoms

Remember my 101 in 1001 days list? #12 on that list was “See the cherry blossoms in bloom (d.c.)”. I finally got to do that this year. It was beautiful!

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Couch to 5k

My 101 list is getting a little sad. I haven’t scratched anything off in months. Time to change that!

I’m working on #50. Start and finish the couch to 5k program. It’s a program that takes a couch potato and transforms them into a runner in 9 weeks. It eases you into a running program and every week it gradually gets a bit harder. Many, many, moons ago I loved running. I ran 4 miles a day. After 2 ankle breaks and just pure laziness. I hated it. I was convinced my previous injuries wouldn’t allow me to run without pain. For awhile, I couldn’t. But it’s been a couple of years since the my last break. I’ve strengthened my legs and angles from skating. So, I had no more excuses. I started running again.

I’m currently on week 3 of the program. I bought one of the many couch to 5k apps

in the App Store. It was the cheapest with the most reviews. It gives me cues in the form of a man with a Russian accent. He interrupts my playlists ever so often to tell me to “run”, “walk”, and “good job, see ya later”. The first two weeks were easy peasy for me. I skate and run at practice, so I’m not a complete couch potato. Week 3 is a bit more challenging and I find myself very winded after each run. Can’t wait to finish the program. I’m looking forward to having more endurance, being more in shape, losing some lbs, and just being able to run an entire 5k! #51 on my list to running a 5k. What great practice! My ultimate goal is to love running again and make it a part of my lifestyle.

90 days no soda/coke/pop is still going strong. It’s day 35. I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t want a nice cold vanilla coke. Someone told me the cravings would go away and I wouldn’t even think about soda after the first few weeks. WRONG!

101 list

I haven’t updated my 101 list in quite some time. Mostly because I haven’t done anything on it! Here are a few things I’ve done, and hope to do very soon. November 18,2012 will be here before I know it, so I better start crossing things off!

36. see 5 live sporting events

I’ve seen more than 5. I’ve even played in more than 5. So I’m scratching this off.

39. Visit 5 museums-2/5 (1-carnegie museum, 2-The Met, 3-National Sculpture Museum)
When I was in DC I visited the National Sculpture Museum. That brings my count to 3/5!

64. Read 50 books
I’m always working on this one. You can check out my progress on Goodreads. And as always, suggest books for me to read! I’m currently reading “Gil’s All-Fright Diner” which is hilarious.

79. send a picture wearing one of Threadless tee’s to Threadless
I’m hoping to scratch this off this week. Threadless had a $10 sale last week and I picked u a couple of shirts. I will take pics this week and upload them here and on Threadless.

Oh, yea. my 101 list

Remember my 101 list? I haven’t thought about it in awhile. >.<  RayJ actually reminded me of it when she posted a 101 list update post on her blog.

1. Travel to 10 states (6/10 Pennsylvania  (feb 2010), New York (march 2010), Ohio (July 2010), Connecticut (March 2011), New Jersey (March 2011), Massachusetts (March2011)

After our roadtrip last week, I get to add 3 more states to my goal of travelling to 10 states. We stopped in Connecticut for lunch and to visit my great-great grandfather’s statue which is located in New Haven, We stopped IN Jersey for shopping ^_^, and of course we were in Boston for PaxEast. I had such a good time! I’ll blog more about my trip in another post.

16. improve my Dutch

This one is a work in progress. I’m not sure exactly how I’ll judge this one. I’m currently on the intermediate Dutch Rosetta Stone CD

17. Try 10 new recipes (8/10 flourless peanut butter cookies, pepper soup, fufu, fried plaintain, pecan piechicken and broccoli stir frybolognese stuffed peppersbolognese sauce )

Thanks to my other blog, SophLearnstoCook, I can add 4 more new recipes to my list…with links!

22. knit 5 scarves for five friends (1-gryffindor scarf for Nat, 2-Black/white for Dev, )

41. Draw a heart in 50 places and take pictures of it (5/50 hhttp://heartsandhearts.tumblr.com/ )

I drew one on the “Rocky Steps”!

67. Complete 3 video games 3/3 (new super mario bros, Dragon Age, Limbo)

Oh yea…I can scratch this off! Could’ve scratched it off months ago

crossing off some stuff

Remember my 101 list? You know the list where I have to do 101 things in 1001 days? Yah well it’s time to update it!

Things I get to cross off

31. Make 5 new friends.
I joined a roller derby team and I got about 15 new friends!

59. purple headphones I actually bought these a while ago. flat over the ear headphones. I HATE earbuds.

69. see a film in IMAX– Again, another thing I did awhile ago. The bf and I saw Alice in Wonderland in 3-D Imax

In progress…
36. see 5 live sporting events-1/5 I went to roller derby bout in May.

34. visit or meet up with 5 of my friends I met in Amsterdam Planning on meeting up with at least one of them while I’m in Austin in August

32. Meet one of my blogger friends in real life! I may be meeting Michelle of Desultory Diversions of and Ms. Ebony of Seize the Moments at the end of July!

41. Draw a heart in 50 places and document it in pictures (4/50 Check them out here–> http://heartsandhearts.tumblr.com/ )

44. Try 5 new foods– (1/5) 1. Pepperoni Roll.

48. Lose 25 lbs ( lost 14)-Since January a total of 14lbs. woot

70. send 3 postcards or letters every month for a year (3/12 March, April, May) I need to send out June postcards. Only have a week left.

Peanut Butter Cookies inspired by Jim

Today I was inspired to make cookies by my good friend, James Francis. He found the recipe “from some bitch’s blog” and made them while drunk. Even today in his soberness he said they were yum, so I asked for the recipe and made it! I was a little wary of it since it doesn’t call for flour. I expected them to be flat and fail, but they weren’t!

Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 tspn of vanilla extract
1 beaten egg

1. Combine and mix sugar, peanut butter, beaten egg, and vanilla extract.
2. preheat the oven to 350
3. plop the dough on the cookie sheet (“you can be cute and use a fork to make the pattern on the top”-james francis)

4. bake for 10 minutes
5. cool and eat!

They were yum! I prefer cookies with flour so I probbaly won’t be making these again, but they were tasty. A bit too sweet for my liking. I’d use less sugar next time too.

OOh! I get to add 1, to my 10 new recipes made for my 101 list. That’s 1/10 folks. hehe

updating my list!

I have a couple of things to knock off of my 101 list!

I crossed off the following!
#3 take a road trip
#4 see Niagara Falls
#69 see a film in Imax (alice in wonderland)
#79-start a weekly series on my blog (music monday)

and I got to start working on crossing off a few others
I got to add a state to #1 (travel to 10 states- 2/10)
#48 is to lose 25 lbs. I’ve lost 8 so far!
#41 is to draw a heart in 50 random places-I’ve drawn 3 so far


on the side of a lighthouse on Lake Eerie


in the skypod of the CN tower, 1465ft above Toronto
(don’t worry, it was with eyeliner-not permanent!)


on top of graffiti on a wall in Toronto, Canada

I made a tumblr for my hearts. If you have one, follow it!

Heartsandhearts.tumblr.com