Wednesday, May 2, 2012

april 2012

miles run: 59.45 woo hoo!

other workouts: stationary bike (2x), nike training club/body weight type workouts (4x) maybe 5?

days off: 12

netflix obsession(s)/fail: didn't netflix this month. i did watch shark tank and touch on hulu though.

artistic/creative outlet: attempted another watercolor. it's better... but i still don't know if i like it enough to actually hang it up (not to mention i still haven't finished it, go figure). i also dabbled in clothing alterations, which is a tale for another post.

new food i tried: hmm, nothing. and i was very bad and 'cheated' on my elimination diet so basically i have to start that all over again if i want to finish the food-challenges. i know, you're shaking your heads at me. sorry, but rice and veggies gets old.

book(s) read:
hunger games (suzanne collins) - yes, i finally hopped on this bandwagon, though i haven't read the other books in the series yet. i read this book in a mere 3 hours or so.

no way out: a story of valor in the mountains of afghanistan (mitch weiss and kevin maurer) - apparently i like reading books about the middle east. this was a good read about a mission our special forces went on, even though every bone in their bodies told them it was not well planned out. easy read; good pacing. this was supposed to be "the book i read when at the gym on the stationary bike" to force me to go do cardio on my non-running days but i only went once and ended up finishing it on the couch.

forbidden lessons in a kabul guesthouse (suraya sadeed) - the "new books" section at my library had a few middle eastern books on display, can you tell? another good read about an afghan-american woman who, after a life-changing event, turned her life around and started a non-profit (before 9/11) to provide aid to her war-ridden home-country of afghanistan. also an easy read, i think i read it all in one day.

number of blog visitors: 862 (thank you!)

number of doctor visits: 8

april kicked off a busy 2012 wedding season
with a college teammate's nuptials

i dug out my postcard collection

i've been 'collecting' postcards since i was a kid though not avidly as some have probably been thrown out over the years, but i do have a hoarder-ish sized pile of them. i want to make two big collage frames for the living room, but i don't quite have enough for that. not without repeating a bunch from the same destination at least (i have so many from california i could make a collage of just them).

you can tell we took a family vacation
touring the midwest back in the day
(ia, in, il, mn, mi, wi)

i'm mentioning this because in the event you want to mail me a postcard from your town/state/travels, i would love to include it in my collage(s)! as you can see i'm going to do one collage of map-style postcards and one of anything-goes postcards. my only rule is no guys-in-speedos or women-in-thongs type postcards, sorry.

so please! send me an email anytime if you remember to grab a postcard and want to mail it my way (lindsay at chasingthekenyans dot com). i'll even reimburse you the $1.50 or however much it costs for a postcard + stamp these days.

26 comments:

  1. Great April and wow, your training is really getting along very well. Awesome! Have a splendid May!

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  2. Love you wedding outfit. :) Do you have any Florida postcards?

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  3. We probably need to see the watercolor before we can pass judgment on its quality.

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  4. Have you considered joining Postcrossing to expand your postcard collection?

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    1. Never heard of it, but will check it out! Thanks!

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  5. If I go anywhere I will *so* mail you a postcard! I have no plans to go anywhere anytime soon but if I do you will hear about it :). Glad you're able to run more too, I know it's a good stress reliever for you because you love it.

    Looks like you had a fun April!

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  6. I don't see a Texas postcard... might need to remedy that! Nice stats for the month :)

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  7. Great stats! I'll so mail you an Arkansas post card! Inbox me an addy woman!

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  8. Looks like a decent month elimination diet aside. I see Illinois is represented so I won't go running out to get you a postcard. When we lived in Europe and travelled a ton I wish I would've started a collection. Guess I just have to go again...
    Great wedding fashion girl!

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    1. Haha. I definitely think you should return to Europe to start your own postcard (or other cheap souvenir collection)! I will gladly come with you ;)

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  9. Yay for almost 60 miles! And you look great in the wedding pic. :)
    I think we have very similar tastes in books from what you pick and how you review them!

    Do you have a Wyoming post card? Utah? Idaho? Let me know and I can hook you up. i have some extra Vietnam ones too if you need one. Let me know!

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  10. 60 miles of running! Yay..............

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  11. I don't think I have any postcards but I'll definitely keep you in mind!

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  12. I only have one question.....59.45???? I so would have run another half mile just to get that to 60! I'm a little OCD that way! LOL
    Congrats on that mileage-you gotta be smiling from ear to ear!!

    I'm a little disappointed that I don't see a post card from Lambeau Field! I guess we spent too much time looking for that bedazzled "disposable" sweater for race day! LOL

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    1. I don't add up the monthly total til after the month is over with, so I didn't know I was 0.55mi short. It doesn't bother me though. I would love to see where my sweatshirt ended up. I hope someone picked it up and gave it a good home, it deserved one.

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  13. I love post cards also!
    I save all of them
    I always tell my friends to send me one and they think I am very strange
    anyway I will send you one from Quebec!
    I am going in June!

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  14. i'll send you a postcard.

    btw, who is this girl who is running so many awesome miles????? YOU!!!!! YAY!!!!

    now if i could get right, me you AND Red would all be running. hell may freeze over.

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  15. Like I'm going to remember a post card while I'm out somewhere shopping? I can barely remember my list! But I will definitely give it a try!

    The mileage is picking up - hooray!!! Good month, aside from the minor slip on the eating. You must be a stick by now. Jealous!

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  16. 60 miles in the month......yee-haa! That is awesome.

    I have been watching Sons Of Anarchy on Netflix while on the trainer and LOVE that show. I never watched it until recently. Hook up on that.

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  17. 59 miles?!?!? Guess who's back bitches??!?! WOOOOO HOOO!!! So freaking excited for you girl! :) :) :)

    Also, I'd send you a postcard from MI but I see you already have one. Lame.

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  18. That's 58.45 miles further than me in April. But I *am* up to 2 miles this month (lol).

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  19. We both run, we both love this sport and we both have just read Hunger Games. Best Regards,

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  20. Great month Linday, I love your postcard collection, if you want one of Spain please give me your address!
    I hope next month you change the doctor visits to zero.

    Love your blog and how do you tell us.

    See you, take care friend.

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  21. You can get a postcard when you are here in NEW JERSEY :) Which you should be arriving soon!!!!

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  22. Funnnn! I will get you a post card. Will that make up for my absentee-ism?

    Am I making up for it now by going back to catch up on all posts and even commenting on ones that I read before but did not comment?

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