We're experiencing a mini-thaw here in New Hampshire. Not a bad way to welcome in the New Year with temps reaching the 50's yesterday and 40's today. Because of this, most of the snow we received from the Christmas Blizzard is about gone. We didn't get much here in Epping, about 6", but other places got over 1 to 2 feet just a short 30-40 minutes drive away. So.. I'm pretty happy. I made it out for a run today and got muddy on the short trail section I snuck in up the hill. Forecasts are calling for us to sink back into the deep freeze with some snow by next weekend. I hope to get out on Tuesday for a hike in the Whites. Should be an adventure.
It's week 1 of the diet I started. I've been reading a book called Ultra-Metabolism. Right now is Detox week... getting rid of soda, alcohol, junk food, anything with high fructose corn syrup, caffeine, super processed foods... While I'm kind of going through withdrawals all ready, and I'm pretty hungry, I'm fighting pretty good so far in my attempt to shed the pounds. I weighed in at 177.6 pounds this morning.. unacceptable to me.. I want to get back to at least 150 (or more). So.. I just ate a Natural Peanut Butter with Flaxseed and natural fruit spread sandwich on 12 Grain organic bread. And I topped it off with a small glass of Chocolate Almond Milk. Those who know me.. know that this all ready is a huge win for me..
2 Days in and I'm still running strong. I actually have a busy month ahead with at least one 50K run planned.. maybe two. Hoping to get some long hiking days in to get some time on my feet. Lots of excitement and adventure to come as we work our way towards the Snowshoe 100 (March) and the year ahead in Colorado. Hoping to find out at the beginning of February that I'm in for Hardrock and trying again at Leadville.
I'd like to thank my sponsors Brooks, PowerBar, Headsweats and Peak Races for being the first 3 to stay on with Team Sherpa for 2011. Here's to many more miles together!
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