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Stinky Wardrobe

Hi Hots and Fits!!

Check this out:


This is my wardrobe. I have my dear mama to thank for the neatness. Everything goes folded. But that’s not the reason I am posting a picture of it. This is the problem:


This past week my wardrobe has been smelling like I just take off my workout clothes and put them back in without washing them. I DON’T DO THAT, mind you. I always wash my clothes in the shortest amount of time because I just wash clothes ALL THE TIME. Like, I wear something for just a few hours and it immediately goes to the washing machine. So I don’t want to use temperature brcause I will be destroying my clothes in 2-3 weeks on average.

I have sprayed lots of this:


Paco Rabanne Black XS

Wardrobe smells better, but I gotta figure this out. Maybe my washing detergent is faking it…

By the way, have you see the guy who models this perfume? Moment of silence, please!

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Alright, I am back to Hot and Fit business. I didn’t post all week (open-mouth-shock) so I gotta catch up with ya’ll! Yes, I am still hard at work with my Sweat and The City Fine Tube February program. Why am I so freaking motivated and why won’t I shut up about it? Because every single time someone sees me I am getting the “OMG you look AMAZING what are you doing?” question. And I don’t just look better, I feel better! I give Jen full credit (I am still planning on relocating to the US of A just so I could work out with her!) because whatever she got me doing, is working!! The diet plan (which I have talked about here) is amazing but I am obviously not following it well enough. But the small things I am doing, like smoothie a day keeps the doctor away, adding more EVOO, drinking plenty of water and No Carbs After Dark seem to be working extremely well.

Right, enough talk, enough chit-chat. Here is this week’s magic!

MONDAY – February 7th

Triple Threat Training

Segment #1

  • Lower Body – 1 minute 10 low jacks + 10 plank jacks; 1 minute reverse lunge R; 1 minute reverse lunge L

  • Upper Body – 2 minutes ultimate walking plank (I rock this move, guys. I should video it cause I am so proud of myself!!)

  • Fine Tune – 1 minute Bicycle crunches. Jen’s tip on opposite shoulder to opposite knee really works. And my abdominals are toughies.

*Repeat immediately!

Segment #2

  • Lower body – 1 minute sumo squat walks (really gets the heart rate up!); 2 minutes balance challenge consisting of squats and dead lifts. You gotta head over here for the deets!

  • Upper Body – 1 minute side push ups R; 1 minute side push ups L

  • Fine Tune – 1 minute shake hands in bridge

*Repeat immediately!

Segment #3

  • Lower body – 1 minute lateral skate jumps; 1 minute reverse lunge with kick R; 1 minute reverse lunge with kick L

  • Upper Body – 1 minute plank jacks; 1 minute dancing crab (another move I totally rock. Gosh I am so obsessed with self!)

  • Fine Tune – 1 minute power plank

*I should have repeated this one more time but I was rushing to complete my sibling duties and could not. Awesome workout, none the less

TUESDAY – February 8th

This was another insane day here at the casa; I had lots of meeting s at work and then I had to spend the afternoon at my siblings’ school for parent-teacher conference. No, I am not the actual parent, but I am responsible enough and old enough and act like one. Besides, I adore my siblings, it’s the least I could do for them.

So, quick warm up and then hit the treadmill instead of the Sweat and The City workout. I did a bunch of other cardio machines, too (bikes and step master), AND I ran 2 miles @ 11 km/hour. Amazing for me, people!!

WEDNESDAY – February 9th

Another awesome Triple Threat Training session…Oh I never thought working out could be so freaking awesome! Time FLIES!

*For this workout you need weights and bands. I used 3 kg dumbbells (6 kg in total) , and since I don’t have bands, I substituted weights again.

Segment #1

  • Lower Body – 2 minutes on the stepmaster, level 8/12; 1 minute alternating reverse lunges with core twist (this move kills you. Use one dumbbell!)

  • Upper Body – 1 minute V-Press; 1 minute Push ups on stability ball

  • Fine Tune – 1 minute seated oblique twist, 1 dumbbell in hand

*Repeat immediately!

Segment #2

  • Lower Body – 1 minute side lunges with touchdown press; 1 minute single leg bridge R; 1 minute single leg bridge L. Ouch, ouch ouch!

  • Upper Body – 2 minutes lateral bicep curl into V-Press

  • Fine Tune – 1 minutes seated boat pose with overhead press and leg extension

*Repeat immediately!

THURSDAY – February 10th

Another junk cardio day because I was short on time. Oh junk cardio days you will find me waiting for somebody to get off the effing, single treadmill we have at my gym, but since they won’t, I am just alternating cardio machines like a crazy person. The goal is usually to burn 300-400 calories as fast as I can and get out of the gym to do the other things I gotta do…

So, today, FRIDAY, ended up being workout-less, because I had a few appointments in the afternoon and I was actually concerned that if I insisted on heading to the gym after them my madre would think I have an exercise compulsive disorder. I don’t actually have one, I really do love working out, but this was just one of those moments…Instead I indulged in dinner, of which I shall detail later, and I am now going to bum around and watch The Romantics because I am cool like that.

Plan for tomorrow: 15 KM run @ 10.5 km/hour. Should be 11 km/hour but that’s a VERY, VERY long shot! How do you people run so fast?!?!?! Make my legs work, too!! I will post tomorrow about today’s dinner and about the run. If I run it. Weather forecast isn’t promising AND I am a lazy runner!

By the way, please head over here to check out the Bikini Boot Camp for Bloggers starting February 28th. I am sticking to Sweat and the City because it works like magic for me. Why mess with the right formula, right?


Have an awesome weekend, and don’t forget to tweet me!!


Abs Are on FIRE!!


Hi Hots and Fits!!


I gotta say I am a very, very happy girl today!







Star Jumps, anyone? 


I need to start by recapping workouts from Friday so here goes!










I got to el gimnasio an as I was getting ready I saw that my Polar F6 is really in its final days i.e. wrist unit’s battery is dying…dying…almost dead…





This is how it should look, but we are far from it!! It still managed to pull it through my workout sessions which included:



  • 8 minute warm up on the stepmaster, level 8 


  • 20 minute run on the treadmill varying between 9.5-10.5 km/hr, 1% incline 


  • 20 minutes on the bikes whilst reading The Economist







So if you’ve been following me on twitter you’d have known that I’ve been trying to get a long run in (above 10 KM) for a long time, but due to weather conditions and a mental block I have not been able to get it done. But with the pressure of a half marathon coming up soon (8 weeks, people!!) I knew I had to get my running on. ASAP.



Got dressed (it was a biutiful day outside) and headed to tackle 12 KM. Here are the stats:





How I run it: 


At first I just thought I’d “do what I can”. After all, the whole world says you run faster on the treadmill…So I was aiming for about 9.5 km/hour pace



After about 4 KM I remembered that a few years back when I was in a fitter state I used to do a 12 KM interval/speed run at least 2 times a week (oh, those were the days). So I thought, well, why not try a similar tactic…Basically, I run LAPS around my neighbourhood, and pick portions of about 50-150 meters where I run them as fast as I can; 2 portions in each lap. The results were gorgeous, but I won’t deny that it was hard!






This exceeded my expectations (I just don’t understand how people can run a 7 min/mile – just beyond me!!) but I don’t know how I will handle this for longer distances (12 KM is still not 22!!), and how on earth can I run a half marathon, interval style…this will be very weird, but then again, I don’t fit normality when it comes to exercise…







My abs are ON FIRE from yesterday’s speed bursts, and my legs and upper body are pretty sore, too, so technically I should have taken today OFF.


However, I am committed to my Sweat and the City routine, and decided I’d give T3 a shot! Here is what I did (no third segment cause I didn’t want to push myself too hard!):



Segment #1 


  • Lower Body – 1 minute lateral skate jumps; 1 minute reverse lunges with kick R; 1 minute reverse lunges with kick L
  • Upper Body – 1 minute side push ups R; 1 minute side push ups L
  • Fine Tune – 1 minute push ups


Segment #2 


  • Lower Body – 2 minutes lunge series; 1 minute single leg dead lift (R first round, L second round)
  • Upper Body – 1 minute plank jack; 1 minute dancing crab
  • Fine Tune – 1 minute plank raises



I also did some cardio before and after for an extra calorie burn…









imageSo, like I previously stated, my Polar’s battery is dead. I was contemplating getting a brand new Garmin 305 (reviews are better than the 405) but then I read that despite the fact that it has an HR strap, it will not calculate the calories burned in an indoor workout (???). I don’t get it, and I do too many indoor workouts, so I need that possibility. So, I think I am just going to find a Polar service somewhere in this country (mission impossible, almost) and maybe in addition get a Garmin 305, cause RunKeeper can only keep working for distances shorter than 20KM, after that it’s pretty much DEAD.



Alright, ya’ll, I am out!







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The Weekend, Michael Gray Style

Yo Hots and Fits!

How’s it going? I have to say “I can’t wait for the weekend to begin

Yep, yep, good stuff, people

We have plans to head to my favourite vegetarian restaurant Saturday night – awesome people + awesome food = awesome time!

I didn’t post yesterday but I am still going strong with the workouts a la Sweat and the City! Here is a quick breakdown of the past two days (if you logged onto the website you may have noticed, or not, that my workouts are lagging behind. That’s cause of the time differences. I live at the other side of the planet. Kind of.)

Wednesday – TABATA

I absolutely love tabata, and its all thanks to Jen

since she introduced me to it! Anyhoo, here is what I did:

Round #1: Jump Rope

Round #2: Triple Jack

Round #3: Jump Rope

Round #4: 3 Lateral skates with plyo jump

Round #5: Jump Rope/High Knees (alternating)


Thursday – Triple Threat Training aka T3

This workout design just does not disappoint. Wow. Here is today’s, and you can find an instructions video online here (triple threat training, February 2nd)


Segment #1

Lower body – 1 minute 10 low jacks + 10 plank jacks; 1 minute reverse plyo lunge R; 1 minute reverse plyo lunge L

Upper body – 2 minutes ultimate walking plank

Fine Tune – 1 minute bicycle crunches


Segment #2

Lower body – 1 minute walking sumos; 2 minutes balance challenge

Upper body – 1 minute side push ups R; 1 minute side push ups L

Fine Tune – 1 minute Shake hands bridge



Segment #3

Lower body – The Surfer for THREE minutes. I should get an award or something

Upper body – 1 minute Lunge with T Raises R; 1 minute Lunge with T Raises L

Fine Tune – pike on ball




I am off to contemplate whether a) I should invest in a new Polar or Garmin because my Polar’s battery is dying and b) If I decide on a Garmin, which one should I get?





*all pictures, when clicked on, lead to source 😀

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Puff The Magic Dragon

Hi Hots and Fits!

Don’t even ask what’s with the blog title…extremely random but this song is stuck in my head. Probably a result of the fact that I work as a teacher 😀

Actually, my mind is pretty occupied with this piece of truth:

image click on image for the source


Oh yes, Edward Cullen and I go way back. Way before Rpatz made him famous and all….

Anyhoo, I gotta keep this short and sweet cause I need to get my ZZZs soon.

By the way – have you checked my Sweat and the City Resolution Challenge reviews? Part 1 (Workouts) is here, Part 2 (Diet) is here.

This month the Sweat and the City website is running a fine tune february page which features daily FREE workouts. Since I am living my life at the other side of the planet I could not get today’s workout before my actual workout sessions (get it? I am about 12 hours ahead. Or 9. Something like that…) so instead I just rolled with the good old T3 training. Here is my routine from today:

Routine #1

3 minutes burpees and cone jumps

2 minutes split into 1 minute plank jacks, 1 minute plank push ups

1 minute woodchopper

Repeat circuit once more


Routine #2

3 minutes reverse lunge and knee lift x 10, low runners lunge knee “lifts” x 10 (repeat till your leg is about to fall off from the pain)

2 minutes split into 1 minute 1.5 push ups into side plank, 1 minute rocking bridge

1 minute toe sumo

Repeat circuit once more


Routine #3

3 minutes side kick and squat kicks

2 minutes walking lunges

1 minute jumping jacks with shoulder press (using 2 kg dumbbells)


Alright friends, I am off to get my beauty sleep. Tomorrow I shall complete today’s tabata workout! Check it out here!


Later, skaters! And don’t forget to tweet me!!

Resolution Challenge – Diet

Hi Hots and Fits!

How are you all doing? I know I had promised a Sweat and The City Resolution Challenge diet review a week ago, but things were hectic around here. I also fell down the stairs, at work, first thing in the morning and my back has been in OUCH mode all week.

image This translates into “besides cycling and stepping, I am doing nothin’, people

Well, let me get on with the post and tell you how the diet has been going with the resolution challenge taking place and all. I will provide as many details as I can, but before that I need to tell you a few things about me as an eater 😀

  • Food for me is FUEL – I think of myself as a car. I don’t eat to enjoy eating.

  • My family is the COMPLETE opposite of me and WILL DO ANYTHING to change me. And I live with them.

  • My family constantly nags me for my “weird eats” and just wants me to “eat the freaking chocolate cheese cake, because you only live once!!” And to take another slice. And another. And maybe some Geisha too?

  • I don’t like the kitchen too much, and I am also very lazy and constantly rushing. I consume food that can be prepared in less than 5 minutes using less than 5 ingredients and less than 5 kitchen utensils. Oh, and that can be cleaned up in less than 5 minutes! So – no pans and pots, blenders just for smoothies, and definitely not the oven. The microwave is my best friend.

Here are my typical daily eats since I’ve started the Resolution Challenge:

  1. Breakfast (7AM): H20, 1 tbsp EVOO, 50 grams dried oats mixed with non fat plain yogurt (or flavoured) and 15 grams of vanilla whey isolate

  2. Morning snack (10AM): either 60 grams Fibre One (Czech style, of course!), non fat plain yogurt and/or string cheese, apple. Sometimes I might have a bap with hummus/ham instead of cereals, or both…

  3. Lunch (2:30PM – workout usually happens before): The famous 180 calories wrap, spinach, hummus/ham, maybe some baby carrots + hummus…I find that I am ALWAYS extra hungry so I add 30 grams cereals or crackers with some more hummus/cottage cheese

  4. Afternoon snack (5:30PM): Smoothie made out of spinach, 1 scoop whey isolate, milk + H20, 1 tsp PB OR PB and string cheese

  5. Dinner (8PM): any veggie combination, or lack of combination, and for protein – fish/egg whites/hummus

SO Jen sent us an e-mail with all the details (seriously, she is amazing), telling us what she recommends for each meal and giving a ton of examples and instructions (did I mention she promptly answers all e-mails, too, not matter how often you send them?)

Here are the “rules” that stuck out to me the most, because they indicated CHANGE from what I’ve been used to (in green is how I’ve adapted my personal eating plan):

  • A smoothie a day keeps the doctor awaymake it green (preferably), after you work out (again, preferably)

  • Increase oil consumption1 tbsp EVOO in the morning, 1 tsp in the afternoon with the smoothie

  • Start the day with plenty of H20already been doing that

  • No fruit after 4 PMlast apple consumed at lunch time, if not before

  • No carbohydrates after 4 PMsmoothie as “afternoon snack” followed by a vegetable(s) dinner


The last two are THE HARDEST for me. First, the fruit, be fresh or dried. Wow. Huge obstacle. I am addicted to dates/figs/dried bananas. Kind of like how Pete Doherty is addicted to drugs. Also, apples tend to be my “dessert” after dinner. As for the carbohydrates – well, I find that protein +veggies for dinner work, and I also find that I DO lose weight when I play by this rule. So I am sticking to it.


I wish it were not so, but I am realising that the quote “Weight Loss is 80% diet 20% exercise” is so damn true. I can work out as hard as I want, for hours a day even, but it won’t change a single cell in my body unless I eat well.


Whatever I have been doing now just isn’t working. I could try to pull it off for a while, but I’d be unhappy dieting like this (eww, and I hate this word, too), and I KNOW I’d just end up gaining all the weight back whilst creating some sort of disordered eating (note – disordered eating. NOT an eating disorder. Very different)

I’d say that 90% of the eats on the eating plan just did not work for me. I am a special case so it would probably work for any other sane individual who does actually spend some time in the kitchen, but at the moment, not for me (maybe when I have my own place…)


  • YES to fruit after 4 PM –  Psychologically the alternative is  not working well. Must have some more apples, maybe even stick a banana in the smoothie

  • Spread out my morning snacks some more, cause I seem to get hungry. And hangry.

  • Allow myself to eat at least a few dried fruits a day if I want them. So, if I really want dates, then I’d agree on 5 and that’s it

I have to make these changes because I am finding myself slacking more often than I’d want. Like Jen said, you cannot go wild 8 days a month and see results (assuming I eat freely 2 days a week, which so far has been happening). I’d work out and ‘be good’ all week and then the weekend comes and I’m slacking and eating like there is no tomorrow. And I hate this cycle. I want to get out of it!

I have to say AGAIN, I am SO grateful to Jen and Sweat and The City. Not only am I learning a LOT about myself and healthy living in general, but I am also making permanent changes. I can really FEEL this. Please head over to the website NOW, you are missing out!!


I shall return tomorrow, no pun intended, with an update on my half marathon training plan! With the back injury and all, things are a little tough, but so far so good!!


Resolution Challenge – Workouts

Hi Hots and Fits!


How are you all doing? How are those New Years Resolutions coming along?

The Sweat and The City Resolution Challenge I’ve started on January 3rd is still rocking my socks!


I tweet about it daily, so if we are tweeps (i.e. twitter friends), you’ve probably seen me over-tweeting about it. And if we are not tweeps then click here!


It has been three weeks since I’ve started this plan, and I am already having people telling me I’ve lost weight. Which is probably true or at least it appears to be so. Just for the record – I do not step on a scale (unless I have a direct order from my doctor) so I cannot tell you whether I did shed off some kilograms or not.


There are many things I want to write about this challenge, but it would take forever. Most people asked me questions about the workouts and about the meal plan. So I will post about the workouts now, and then I will put up another blog post about the meal plan (because the workout one is going to be really long…)





This is a Japanese training method that was introduced to me by the program. Simply speaking, you pick one exercise and you perform it for FOUR minutes in the following way:

  1.  For twenty seconds, do as many repetitions as possible.
  2. Rest for ten seconds
  3. Repeat sequence seven more times!


Here is a video which shows tabata burpees

If Jen wants to make our life harder, she makes us do another exercise instead of the 10 minute rest or just hold plank pose. Also, there are at least TWO tabata intervals in each workout, so you definitely burn some calories!

Some of my favourite exercises for tabata (all can be found on www.sweatandthecity.com or you could just come up with your own):

  • ·         Single or Double leg skates
  • ·         Plank to Push Ups
  • ·         Dancing Crabs
  • ·         Squats Jumps
  • ·         2 Reverse Lunges w with Plyo Jump into 2 Side Lunges
  • ·         Burpees
  • ·         List goes on and on and on

You can do ANY exercise you come up with using equipment (e.g. kettlebells, dumbbells, resistance bands etc.) or no equipment at all! You also need a tabata timer – you can find one online here, or download Gymboss to your smartphone and use it there instead.

Triple Threat Training – T3

This training method was developed by Jen, and I find that from all the strength workouts I have done, this is by far my favourite because it makes time FLY! If you log on to www.sweatandthecity.com on Monday, there will be a FREE T3 plan for you to use – highly recommended. In brief, here are the rules:

  1. 1)      30 minutes in length

  1. 2)      Its a strength training interval workout, consisting of 3 minute, 2 minute, and 1 minute interval blocks

a.      The 3 minute block is designated for lower body/cardio oriented exercises

b.      The 2 minute block is designated for upper body exercises

c.       The 1 minute block is a “fine tune” interval, where you focus on your main “trouble zone”

  1. 3)      You perform a 3-2-1 sequence with NO rest, take a 1 minute break, then perform it again. Then you move on to a a NEW 3-2-1 sequence and repeat it once again (so far a total of four sets)

  1. 4)      You finish with a final 3-2-1 sequence focusing only on your trouble zones i.e. “fine tune”

You get to build this workout on your own, and you must decide in advance what are your trouble zones. Since this workout is repeated 3 times a week, I recommend alternating the equipment you use. For example, on Monday you could you dumbbells, on Wednesday a resistance band and on Friday just your body weight. Here is a sample workout I did this week (note: I change my final sequence every T3 day, and sometimes I even switch up the exercises

Sequence #1 (to be repeated TWICE)

3 min – Lower Body/Cardio

2 min – Upper Body

1 min – Fine Tune

1.        Single Leg deadlifts x15 reps R*

2.        Single Leg deadlifts x15 reps L*

3.        Hamstring curl on stability ball x15 reps

1.        40 seconds walking plank

2.        40 seconds Dancing Crab

3.        40 seconds Plank Shoulder Taps

1.        Single Leg Skates


Sequence #2 (to be repeated TWICE)

3 min – Lower Body/Cardio

2 min – Upper Body

1 min – Fine Tune

1.        Single Leg Bridge x 15 reps L

2.        Single Leg Bridge x15 reps R

3.        Reverse Lunge with kick x10 reps L + x10 reps R

1.        40 seconds cheerleader*

2.        40 seconds Lateral Raises*

3.        40 seconds Frontal Raises*

1.        Plank Jacks


Sequence #3

3 min Fine Tune

2 min Fine Tune

1 min Fine Tune

Triple Jacks (x2 normal jack, x2 low jack, x2 plank jack)

Side Lunge with touchdown*

Squat Jumps


*I used 2 kg dumbbells for these exercises


Final Comments

·         I honestly love working out Sweat and the City style. I think I might relocate to the US of A just so I could work out with Jen

·         Which brings me to my next point – she is awesome! And she knows her stuff, too! Always has an answer and always willing to help

·         These workouts are short and they make you work!

·         Sometimes I don’t burn as many calories as I’d like so I just do some extra cardio at the end


Feel free to send me an e-mail or tweet if you have any questions! And if you want to talk to the master behind this program, then you could either follow her on twitter or go visit her amazing site!


I will see you all later with a post on the meal plan! And some Jewish shenanigans, too!

Happy Saturday!


PS – Also check out my friend Katie’s blog – all about Insanity Workouts, Fitness and Clean Eating! http://katiechangesforkatie.blogspot.com/


Hi Hots and Fits

Its been a LONG, LONG, while. I will skip the apologies and such and get on with posting 😀

My maternal grandparents came to visit us here for Christmas and I had a nice little staycation in Hilton Prague. 13 Days. Yes. THAT long! It was fabulous, though! I enjoyed doing a whole lot of nothing for almost two weeks!

(Images courtesy of Hilton.com)

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Don’t get me wrong – this has been the fittest Christmas vacation staycation I have had in my life. Hilton Prague has an awesome, massive health club consisting of an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, squash and THE BEST gym I have ever been to in my life

(All images courtesy of cybex.cz)


Each and every cardio machine has it down TV screen which made time FLY!!! I mean, I could probably run a half marathon on the treadmill and not even notice!!


For those of you rolling your eyes or going like…are you kidding me…all gyms have this….I have got news for you: NOT IN EUROPE!

Let me just tell you: it was very difficult going back to work this past Monday. Thank God I love my job so much otherwise I would have not been able to get out of bed Monday morning!


I am also doing a New Years Resolution courtesy of SWEAT AND THE CITY!

(all pictures and information belong/are from www.sweatandthecity.com –> GO THERE NOW!)


I ended up winning the Golden Ticket on Twitter and joined this challenge for FREE. Jen, who runs www.sweatandthecity.com, emailed all participants with detailed meal plans, exercise plans, and she is also answering all and any questions by e-mail. Oh and did I mention there is a live daily chat where participants discuss how they are doing? YES. That AWESOME!

I have to admit that in terms of eating I got this first week ALL wrong. Here are the main adapations I’ve had to make and…well…its been difficult:

  1. No carbs after lunch
  2. No fruit after lunch
  3. No dried fruits – [initially going like omg how will I survive….now, five days later, going like, goodness survival is hard]
  4. One green smoothie a day, preferably after working out
  5. Green and leafy dinner – [where are my carbs???]
  6. Drinking lots and lots of water – [keep forgetting that glass of morning in the AM]

Exercise wise, its been fabulous! We do lots of tabata workouts which are an awesome change, and the strength moves feel like Tracy Anderson who is the only trainer I trust with truly toning trouble spots, so I am blissfully happy 😀

You HAVE to check out the Sweat and the City website because it has SO many workout options and exercise clips which are absolutely free! I have already been using it for a month before starting on the challenge!!

In other news, I have signed up for the Prague International Marathon which will take place April 2nd I believe (sometime in the beginning of April). Still cannot run longer than 5 KM on the treadmill sans TV. Yea, better get used to it. But I gotta work. I need to drag my behind outside. Somebody make global warming shift this way and melt all the snow.

Later, skaters! Have a fabulous week!