You all remember I went to a blog class last week, right?  Ready to listen and learn — excited for an opportunity to improve my blog, my writing, and really myself.


This has nothing to do with the class — but seriously how cute does Zach look? Doesn’t he look ready to study?

One of the major things I took away from that class is the importance of utilizing social networking tools.


  • facebook
  • twitter
  • pinterest
  • instagram

Now — I’m the first to admit that I am far from tech savy.  The blog has really helped to expand my experiences and force me to begin using these toold — but I am FAR from a pro.

I am currently on:

Edited to add:  I made a Chocolatemedals Facebook page after all the great advice I already got!! Thanks so much everyone for your advice — not everyone feel free to LIKE it 🙂

Unfortunately I don’t have a smart phone, so instragram is out for the time being.  (Seriously, how out of the loop am I?)


So — now I need YOUR help!

The class completely inspired me to reach out to these other social networks and become more involved — but I’m still a newbie.  Anyone who wants to be my friend, PLEASE click the above links, or the links on the side bars of my page,  and we can have TONS of fun on these other networks and be BFFs forever 🙂

And of course — I’m reaching out to any of you that ARE tech savy — any tips/idea/connections/thoughts, ANYTHING you have for me, I am HAPPY to hear it.   Please and Thank you! 🙂  Comments or email @

This little blog and all you readers are really important to me, and I’d love to make this little passion of mine the best it can be! WIth your help, of course 😉

Question of the Day: What is your favorite social networking site?

WordPress 🙂

Workout Plan for the Week: October 7 and ONE MONTH!

Good Morning and Happy Monday All 🙂



After a weekend full of fun — it’s kind of a bummer that Monday has rolled around again.  But — on the bright side. . .

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Today is our one month wedding anniversary 🙂

I promise I won’t do a sappy post like this every month — I’m just a little excited about the one month mark.  Feels like a fun mini milestone, right?

Zach and I have a fun date night planned tonight to celebrate. He’ll be traveling all over the world (literally) for the next month, so we also wanted to take some time together while he’s still in town.

this Morning

I woke up this morning ready to start the week off with a work out knowing that I had a date night planned tonight.

Workout of the Morning:  10 miles stationary bike.  30 minutes strength

My strength training routine was taken from the newest SELF magazine.  It was a 24  minute full body routine that can pretty much be done anywhere with minimal equipment.

The work out included three 7 minute sets.  Each including 3 different work outs.

Set one: (minutes 1-7)

  • power squats (10 lbs)
  • leg press (45 lbs)
  • plank jumps

Rest 1 minute

Set two (minutes 8-14)

  • Incline sit ups
  • Incline row (20 lbs)
  • V – ups

Rest 1 minute

Set two (Minutes 15-21)

  • Curtsy squats (10 lbs)
  • Tricep dips
  • Power push ups (push up, then bring knee to opposite elbow.  Repeat L and R for 1 rep)

By the time I was done with this work out, I was fairly spent.  My body was still a bit exhausted from the weekends activities, but this was a good way to ease back into cardio and strength.

Workout Plan for the Week:

Guess what guys — It’s TAPER TIME! 🙂

  • Monday – 10 miles stationary bike and 30 minutes strength
  • Tuesday – AM yoga – PM 4-5 mile run
  • Wednesday – 10 miles stationary bike and yoga/light strength
  • Thursday – 4-5 mile easy run
  • Friday – Rest/Yoga
  • Saturday – Long run – 10 miles
  • Sunday – Recovery run/bike

I’m respecting the taper period by lowering my miles and also trying to lighten up the strength training for the next few weeks.  More yoga and light weights, less hard strength.   I will have plenty of time AFTER the race to focus on strength training again, but I want to give my body some time to recover and prepare for the big day!

Question of the Day:  Am I crazy to be excited about one month? It’s OK to say yes 😉