Two Lives, One Lifestyle

Welcome to the World, William Joseph Bartholomew by Kelli
March 23, 2010, 8:48 pm
Filed under: Kelli

My sister in law, Elizabeth, gave birth to my second nephew this morning!  Yesterday Elizabeth’s water broke and she was admitted into the hospital.  Unfortunately, as things often do in child birth, things did not go as planned.  After a full night of labor, no progression, and a little babies heart rate that would just not cooperate the doctor decided to perform a C section.  Little William came into world at 7:09 AM.  Mommy, baby, and Daddy are all doing wonderfully 🙂  Enjoy some pictures below!

The proud grandparents!

Uncle Stephen!!

(i want one…..)

(….later 🙂 )

The Holyoke St. Patricks Day 10K Race by Kelli
March 23, 2010, 8:38 pm
Filed under: Kelli, Races, Run, Workout

This past Saturday I ran the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day 10K!  It was a beautiful day, but unfortunately it was not a very good race for me.  What I thought was allergies was actually a really bad cold coming on.  I couldn’t figure out why my body felt SO heavy and weak.  My nose was Very stuffy and really prevented proper breathing!  The race went a little like this…

Mile 1: Uphill.  Bobbing and weaving.  So many people cheering us on!  But wait, can’t breathe.

Mile 2: More uphill.  Cant breathe!!  Water stop!!!  Trying to drink water while running with a stuffy nose is basically the same as drowning. FAIL

Mile 3: Turning a corner by the Holyoke Credit Union “Yes!  I’m almost halfway!  woohoo!” .  As I turn the corner all I see is a massive hill.  and I want to cry.

Mile 4: I made it to the top of that f*cking hill.  That was horrible!  I CANT BREATH!  Oh wait, I think I’m on flat ground…  YES!  I AM ON FLAT GROUND!  YES!!!


Mile 6: My time is going to suck, I still cant breath, but at least I’m going to finish

Mile 6.2: MADE IT!

Next year for this race I will definitely do hill workouts before hand!!

California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser by Katie
March 23, 2010, 10:57 am
Filed under: Dinner, Katie, Pizza

As I’ve mentioned, I’m running the San Diego Rock N Roll marathon while supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through Team in Training.  If anyone in the Denver area is interested in supporting  Team in Training fundraising efforts, eat at California Pizza Kitchen tonight in Cherry Creek Mall & 20% of the bill goes toward my fundraising efforts!  You must bring a flier with you so email me if you are interested:

Thanks! 🙂

Sicky by Kelli
March 23, 2010, 6:21 am
Filed under: Kelli

Hey blog friends!  I have been MIA because I have been incredibly sick.  Starting Saturday at the race (which I will do a recap of here soon) my nose was stuffy, which I thought was just allergies.  Sunday I couldn’t breath and was coughing, and yesterday I had a fever and stayed home for the afternoon from work.  My fever is down, so I am going into work this morning, but my entire body feels incredibly weak and just un-usable.

On another HAPPIER note, we have a nephew!  My sister-in-law went into labor yesterday and after some difficulty through the night they decided at 5 this morning to do a C-section.  The baby was born at around 7AM, and that is all the details I have right now!  I will have pictures and more details later today 🙂  I’m not sure if I will be able to visit because of my sickness, but Stephen will defiantely be taking pictures for me to post!!

No Such Thing as Leftover Sushi by Katie
March 23, 2010, 12:05 am
Filed under: Breakfast, Dinner, Eggs, Frozen yogurt, Katie, Lift, Mushrooms, Protein shake, Run, Snacks

Once John awoke from his slumber on Sunday morning/afternoon, we went house hunting.  SIKE!  We did walk around the Highlands neighborhood and go through a few open houses though- it’s fun to see what’s out there.

After lots of walking, we were both ready for some food (though it was my snack time and his lunch time).   This is John’s post flip omelet- he is a good flipper.

His cooking skills are a work in progress so he told me his strategy is to get really good at one thing and then learn one more thing, and on and on.

I made a Greek yogurt, banana, & peanut butter snack.

Peanut butter tastes so sweet compared to the tart yogurt (and there is no sugar in the PB).

For dinner, we tried to get sushi again.  I started with a seaweed salad and not sure what the issue was but I could not manage more than 3 bites of the rolls.  I felt so nauseous and full and in pain.  It sounds pathetic but all I wanted to do was get in bed.

Well, after a yogurt + frozen blueberries + granola breakfast (and some Irish soda bread I munched in the car), I got a phone call that might explain my issues.  My gall bladder is broken :(.

By broken I mean it isn’t pumping out bile to digest foods as it should.  The recommendation is for surgery.  With my thesis defense and marathon coming up, this is kind of a bummer but life doesn’t always happen how we plan it now does it?

[I had a turkey sandwich + Cold Stone Tart ‘n Tangy yogurt for lunch but my camera was forgotten.  Impressed with the yogurt!]

After work, I fit in a quick run before it got dark- my legs were feeling heavy!

  • Mile 1: 9:40
  • Mile 2: 9:28
  • Mile 3: 9:10

Glad I pushed a bit for those negative splits. I made a green monster right after with this Terra’s Whey protein sample that was on sale.  The flavor enticed me…

I wish I had tried it just by itself for comparison but I wasn’t a huge fan of it in the monster.  Maybe it was the somewhat weird flavor combo- almond milk + banana + spinach + bourbon vanilla?  It was very sweet too.

For awhile, I was staying right on track with the Fitnessista’s Intro to Iron plan but ever since I was home last weekend, I fell off the bandwagon.  I jumped back on tonight!

  • Overhead press: 3 x 15 with 12-lb dumbbells
  • Dips: 3 x 12
  • Stability Ball Push Ups:  3 x 15
  • Lateral Raises: 3 x 15 with 8-lb dumbells
  • Cable Tricep Extension: 0- cause some guys are machine hoggers

In the ~2 weeks of slacking, I noticed my arms were not as firm.  That’s sadly fast but also great motivation!

I tried to eat the sushi from last night for dinner.  Um.  Don’t do that.  The rice was dried out and crunchy and the eel wasn’t sweet and soft anymore but more like dead eel on the beach.

Instead- whole wheat penne with mushrooms and tomato sauteed with garlic and a splash of red wine.

Oh and parmesan on top of course.

The less than normal appetite (seriously, that is way less food than usual) is bothering me but hopefully this gall bladder is the culprit. Nothing sounds all that appealing.  Every time I think of food, I start to think of how much pain I’ll be in afterwards and it’s a real buzz kill! I like food!  Anyone out there ever had gall bladder symptoms or surgery and have some good tips??