Journey to Half Marathon

Hey guys! It’s been almost two years since I’ve posted on here and a lot has changed! I moved down to Houston to start my dream career (fashion) and life has been really great. 

I don’t really do “resolutions” but I do set goals for myself. My goal last year was to get promoted, and I’m happy to report that it happened! But, working so much really took a toll on my health and fitness routines. Now that I’m officially in my new position and can focus on personal goals more, I want to pick up where I started 2 years ago when I signed up for the Binghamton Bridge Run Half Marathon. In 2016, I want to complete my first half marathon.

I’ve already been training for over a month and have worked myself up to 5 mile runs. Houston is the WORST place to run outside (heat, traffic, no good scenery) so I train primarily on a treadmill while watching TV shows on my phone. I guess I got really spoiled when I lived in Binghamton because the parks and scenery were so beautiful for training outside, but I’m making it work in my new home the best way I can. 

Next weekend, I am signed up for the Women’s Quarter Marathon in Katy, Texas. 6.55 miles shouldn’t be too hard since I’ve been running consistent 4-5 mile runs 3x per week. Can’t wait to participate and get that much closer to my training goal. 

I am watching my food+exercise routine really closely on MyFitnessPal. If you want to be friends on there my username is “sthoma13”. 

I will hopefully post some pics of me post quarter marathon next weekend! But in the meantime, here is me looking DRaINED after pushing my pace in my 5 mile run yesterday. 

   
 

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Julian Raven Art Show this Friday

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Hello Binghamton! If you’re free this Friday, don’t forget about First Friday Art Walk. Julian Raven will be having his inaugural show at the Art Mission Theater on Prospect Ave. For more information on his art work, check out his website at www.JulianRaven.com. He’s also put together this really fun video as an introduction to his work. Let’s make his show in Binghamton a good one!

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Roberson’s Masquerade in the Mansion – New Year’s Eve

Image Courtesy of Bingspot

Image Courtesy of Bingspot

The pictures are finally in from New Year’s Eve! I attended Roberson’s Masquerade in the Mansion which is one of my favorite annual events in Binghamton. Check out my pictures from the event and I will let you know my top five reasons for attending!

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BingoEats: My New Favorite Thing

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Okay so who else loves eating restaurant food while sitting underneath a pile of blankets and watching Discovery ID?

Oh come on, it can’t possibly just be me…

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Countdown to Masquerade: The Making of the Mask

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Image courtesy of Bingspot

Who else is going to the masquerade at Roberson this year?? I went last year ^^^ as you can see, and it was a blast! I love events where you get to dress up, and I went all out; traveled to Syracuse to buy a new dress, made a feathery mask to match it, and had a great time! I definitely did not want to miss out on the best party of the year, so I bought my tickets early. Good thing I did because they are already sold out!

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#FoodFireBBQ Soft Opening Party: New Restaurant in Binghamton

Top: Pulled Pork Entree with Mustard Cole Slaw and Mac & Cheese; Bottom: Gator Tacos and Smokebombs

Top: Pulled Pork Entree with Mustard Cole Slaw and Mac & Cheese; Bottom: Gator Tacos and Smokebombs

On Saturday night, I had the pleasure of attending the Soft Opening Party for Food Fire BBQ which is opening up in the old Christie’s Grill location across the mall in Johnson City. I’ve been following this account on Twitter @FoodFireBBQ for quite a while so I was super psyched to get the invite to the party. I got to bring a guest so I invited one of my girl friends to come along with me. I knew I would be stuffing my face with lots of food and beer so I ran 7 miles that day in preparation for the calorie overload. It was well worth the exertion.

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Binghamton Santa Run: My First Theme Race

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The 2013 Binghamton Santa Run took place on December 8th (Sunday). With nearly 800 runners in participation, it was quite a sight to behold. This was my first theme race and only second ever 5K. I had heard a lot of good things about this race from some fellow runners, and that people get pretty into the costumes. You’re supposed to dress up like your favorite Christmas character, and boy some people really do go all out. I have to say that getting involved with the running community in Binghamton has been one of the best things I’ve ever done. It’s a really great group of people coming together to do something healthy and usually for a good cause. The Santa Run proceeds benefit a local school as well as the Make A Wish Foundation.

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