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Brain Dump between Snow Dumps

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I feel like it’s been forever since I just did a chatty post. This snow has got me all out of wack. Plus, I have so much going on. Specifically surrounding the FitBloggin’ conference. We are a month away and I’m in full fledged planning mode. I don’t think I anticipated how much work organizing a conference would be but I’m having a ton of fun with it. I’m seriously thinking I should have been an event planner. Maybe I’ll change careers. Again. :)

Seriously though, FitBloggin’ is shaping up nicely. The schedule is working out, the speakers are simply inspirational and you got to check out the Who’s Comin’ list. What an amazing bunch of bloggers!

Besides the conference I’ve been spending a lot of time in the kitchen recently. In the last week on GreenLiteBites I’ve posted. . .

And to think I thought I was losing my creative juices. Apparently all I needed was trip to the grocery store before a big snow storm. :)

All this cooking and experimenting has me eating a bit more then I normally do and I’m feeling quite… bleh. The lack of running isn’t helping either.

The snow is really crimping my running style. Remember my 2010 Running goals? Well my February run has been rescheduled due to snow and and I’m supposed to start my half marathon training tomorrow! Umm yeah.. with 2 feet of snow on the ground and more on the way, I’m not sure when THAT will happen.

I’ve gotten a few requests to post my training schedule and I will. When I’m able to start it! I promise. :)

So besides shoveling snow and a bit of dancing around the house with the little guy I’m doing nothing in the exercise department at the moment. I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. I’ll get back in the grove again but I definitely notice a difference in how I feel when my activity level decreases. And when I say feel, I mean not only physically but also mentally. I’m so much happier in my skin when active and moving and challenging myself. What a crazy turn of events for the girl who declared her self an exercise hater not that long ago.

Let’s see… what else is going on? Not much really. I updated a few short posts on RoniNoone.com. I’ve been battling SPAM again on BlogToLose and I have a few initiatives I want to get started but they are all going to have to wait until post conference. Here’s what I’m thinking…

  • 2010 will be the GreenLiteBites cookbook year. I’m tired of giving myself excuses. I just need to do it already. I have to stop being so scared of it!
  • I haven’t had time to record any new Ask Roni video/podcasts and I miss doing them. I’m seriously considering doing a weekly or monthly Ask Roni live chat on USTREAM or BlogTalkRadio. This way I have sessions scheduled and I can do them live instead of taking time to pre-record, edit and upload. Anyway just something I’ve been pondering.
  • Redesign! It’s time for a change. I really have an itch to redesign Roni’s Weigh and make it simpler. There are too many things going on on this page! I really want to streamline the whole layout and create a new simple theme.

Ok, I think that’s it. That’s enough, right? :) Right now my inbox is jam packed but I don’t care. I want to cuddle with the hubz, watch a little TV and get some sleep. That’s the only think on my agenda at this very moment. :)

Hope you’re week is off to a great start!

Update: Oh! and I forgot… The @Skinny_Scoopers interview me this week on their podcast this week! Click here to listen. SO fun! :)



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Discussion

There are 14 comments so far.

    shandy (aka @webgals)

    February 9, 2010

    I really wish I was going to FitBloggin’ this year. It just isn’t going to work. Next year!! I really want to meet you Roni~ You’ve been a great inspiration!

    Arlene

    February 9, 2010

    I, too, wish I could do Fit Bloggin’. Maybe next time.

    Looks like you and the family had a lot more fun with the snow than I had a couple of weeks ago, when we had 5 feet of the stuff over about 3 days. Times like that, I wish I could:

    A. Hole up inside with cocoa and watch it come down

    B. Be a kid so I could enjoy playing in it. (As it is, I just have to shovel it and drive in it. No fun at all.)

    Faith Plvan

    February 9, 2010

    Roni,

    Feel free to email me if you’d like some tips on running in the snow/ice. I live in Syracuse, NY, and we have this much snow many, many times during the winter–and our “winter” can go from October to April! Despite that, I run almost every other day early in the AM. I’d be happy to share what I’ve learned!

    Faith

    Andrea

    February 9, 2010

    Actually, Faith, I wouldn’t mind some tips!

    Amanda

    February 9, 2010

    When I typed in your website this morning I was thinking “It’s about time for her to re-do her page b/c it’s been a while.” Wow! Nailed that one on the head! :) I don’t think it’s too busy but you’re the expert.

    I’m jealous of all your snow. We got 6″ on Friday and are getting more as I type…maybe up to 8″ this time. I’d love to see a dump like you got!! :) Can’t wait to see your half marathon training….Mine is a few weeks before yours.

    roni

    February 9, 2010

    Faith,

    I’d love to hear them! I have run in the snow by my problem with this storm is there are is no room! I’m in a suburban area and there are no sidewalks cleared. Even the 2 lane roads are only plowed down to 1. So there’s hardly room for cars. :(

    Lauren @ Eater not a runner

    February 9, 2010

    Can’t believe all that snow! I wish I was going to fitbloggin as well…

    Jenn @ Watch My Butt Shrink!

    February 9, 2010

    I don’t know how you do it all!!!! You must have a high reserve of energy!
    I’m so excited about Fitbloggin! Can’t wait!!!

    Laura Jane

    February 9, 2010

    I’m excited to see the cookbook and the blog redesign!

    Krista S.

    February 9, 2010

    Simply cannot wait for the cookbook! OMG, I’m so excited. =)

    Will

    February 9, 2010

    Wow! What an awesome job you’ve done and an awesome blog! Those recipes look so good, and recently I switched over to almond milk, now I’m in love with the stuff! I’ve lost over 40 pounds so far with diet and exercise. I just might try some of your recipes to help me out too lol Fitness Achievement

    All Women Stalker

    February 10, 2010

    I can relate to how you find cooking stimulating. When I feel down in the dumps, cooking up an interesting but simple dish is enough to make me smile. Even if just a bit.

    Sally

    February 10, 2010

    Hi Roni! This has nothing to do with this post but I was wondering if you picked the winners for your spice giveaway yet.. I dont know if I may have missed it.. Thanks! =]

    Deanna - The Unnatural Mother

    February 10, 2010

    I wish I thought of going to fitbloggin…. what was I thinking?? I’ll be thinking of you all while I am pounding away at my first half marathon on March 21st!!!