This month I received my goodies from Stephanie @ Confessions of a City Eater. I was super excited because as soon as I checked her blog, it had so many recipes of so many delicious stuff. Stephanie is a cook and a baker. I knew I was in for some great goodies.
|Freddie and I in front of the ship|
According to Norwegian Cruise Lines' statistics the average cruiser gains 7-20 pounds in the week and only 3% of the 4,000 passengers visit the fitness center during the cruise. I must admit that these statistics scared me.
It was our plan that after my husband and I retired, we were going to be traveling, but God/Universe had other plans for us.
Getting diagnosed with cervical cancer was NOT in our plans. Then again, it is not in anyone's plan to get any kind of cancer.
|Keeping a steady pace|
I woke up so early with very little sleep. I was so excited and anxious at the same time. It was a cold day, but I felt confident. The race was starting at 7:45 am.
We got to the site about 6:30 am and I already felt the energy of the people. We ALL felt it!!! My cheer leading squad was present with me (my good friend Maria who was going to run the race with me, my husband and my brother).
It was amazing to see the sea of women ready to tackle the run. Some were experienced runners and some of us first timers, but nevertheless the energy soared.
The fact that I'm doing this is unbelievable to me because I NEVER liked to run before, and now I'm doing it and no one is putting a gun to my head. (I think that was the only way I would have run before- LOL)
On this journey- it's to my amazement to have learned how the mind set changes when you make it change. You start seeing and approaching things differently.
So when I heard about the program "Foodie Pen Pals", I was intrigued. So what is it? you might ask. Well, Foodie Penpals is a program that Lindsay Livingston from TheLeanGreenBean.com started in September 2011.