All Systems Go! {Sort of}

While my weekend was fairly uneventful my Dad kicked things off with a bang by completing the Half Marathon I had registered for in 1:59:22! For those of you unfamiliar with run times - a sub 2 hour half marathon is a pretty big deal (and my ultimate goal one day!)

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While Dad was off running 13.1 miles I spent the morning stocking up on health food stuffs at Everman's and hanging out at our newly revamped public library. Accidentally caught this guy in the frame as we were both walking in. Kid's got swag.

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Saturday afternoon I made both of my most recent obsessions: a fruit and nut salad and another batch of my 5 calorie popsicles. This salad is pear, walnuts and cranberries (ran out of goat cheese or that's normally included.)

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Sunday I spent most of the day working but I knocked out a 6 mile run in the morning! I still had to stop and stretch quite a few times so the total time was really around 90 minutes. I'm hoping to run again Tues and Thurs and if I can get 4-5 miles in on those days without having to stop every half mile to stretch than I'm going to go ahead and do the 15k on Saturday. As of right now I have zero pain in my knee so I'm hopeful I can make it!

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I have so many amazing things to look forward to this week. I'm meeting with my future employers today regarding the personal training gig I'm starting soon. I've got a hair appt on Tuesday (contemplating chopping it all off - I won't) and most of my classes are having their first exams late this week/early next week so I don't have a lot of school stuff to prepare. That all means I'll be spending more time on the site, shooting videos, coming up with some exercise routines and writing up some of the posts you all requested!

My workout today is going to focus on abs and I'm going to try this ridiculous looking ab challenge before hitting my usual Jillian Michaels Six Week Six Pack. If any of you are brave enough to try the challenge with me, let me know what you think! Oh, and speaking of challenges, I'm organizing one. Details soon!

I'd like to end things sharing a quote I came across this weekend. I posted it on Twitter without knowing who the person was:

"Do all that you can, with all that you have, in the time that you have, in the place that you are." - Nkosi Johnson

In and of itself that quote was mind blowing to me. So simple and yet it rang very profoundly with where I'm at in my life. Something urged me to google his name and I found out he was a 12 year old boy from South Africa born HIV+.  At the time of his death he was the longest living child born with HIV.

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#MindBlown

What's your favorite quote?