100 Mile Fitness Challenge

Fitness Challenge

On a whim, and because I really need to get back in the gym, I have joined the 100 Mile Fitness Challenge. I’m not sure if I will be able to complete it, but I’m determined and always love a challenge.

The Rules:

Here’s how it works:
In order to complete this Challenge, you will need to “travel” 100 miles from October 1st through December 31st.

Here’s how you calculate your mileage:
*Running or walking 1 mile outside or on a treadmill equals 1 mile.

*15 minutes of other workouts equals 1 mile (elliptical, swimming, weight lifting, workout video, workout classes, etc.).

A few “workout” stipulations:
“Workouts” only include activities specifically done for the purpose of exercise. Shopping, house cleaning, walking to and from the parking lot, and other day to day activities should not be included.

Partial miles travelled on different days cannot be combined. For example, if you run 1.25 miles on one day, and .75 mile on another day, that does not equal 2 miles. It counts as 1 mile.

Minutes accumulated on two different days cannot be combined. For example, if you workout 10 minutes one day and 5 minutes the next day, that does not combine to equal a mile.

1 mile on the bike does not equal 1 mile, etc. Only walking/running is mile for mile. Otherwise it would be too easy, huh?

I haven’t kept track yet, so today will be my kickoff. I will update along with everyone else on Fridays. For more details visit the blog HERE.


This Month Releases – July

I’m so far behind on putting these up I figured I would do a full July recap (minus the week of July 6).

On DVD (7.14)

  • 12
  • Grey Gardens (MY PICK)
  • The Haunting in Connecticut
  • Leverage: Season 1
  • Mad Men: Season 2

On DVD (7.21)

  • Coreline
  • Charlies Angels: Season Four
  • Messengers 2: The Scarecrow
  • Watchmen (MY PICK)

On DVD (7.28)

  • The Tenth Victim
  • Fast & Furious
  • Miss March

In Theaters (7.15)

  • Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince

In Theaters (7.24)

  • G-Force
  • Orphan
  • The Ugly Truth (My Pick)

In Theaters (7.31)

  • Aliens in the Attic
  • the Collector
  • Funny People

This Week Releases – July 6

On DVD (7.7)

  • Kath and Kim: Season 1
  • Five Fingers
  • Flying By
  • Push
  • The Unborn

In Theaters (7.10)

  • Bruno
  • I Love You Beth Cooper

This Weeks Releases – June 29

I missed a week so I’ll include it here, just in case.

On DVD (6.23)

  • Confessions of a Shopaholic
  • Inkheart
  • The Pink Panther 2
  • Waltz With Bashir

On DVD (6.30)

  • 12 Rounds
  • The Betrayed
  • Entourage: Season Five
  • Lookin’ To Get Out (Anniversary Edition)

In Theaters (6.26)

  • Cheri (MY PICK)
  • My Sister’s Keeper

In Theaters (7.1)

  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  • Public Enemies (MY PICK)

Best of True Blood – Season 2 Episode 1

Baking 101 – Devil’s Food Cupcakes

I got extremely excited about baking when I heard that Martha Stewart was releasing a cupcake book. Especially because my favorite things to make are CUPCAKES. And just for fun, since I hardly blog much, I’m going to start documenting the cupcakes I make for the various occasions.

This specific cupcake, the Devil’s Food Cupcake, made from scratch and not from a box, was for the event a friend’s birthday this past Monday. She wanted chocolate — here’s the result.

The biggest surprise was that the recipe called for sour cream, which is unexpected in cupcakes. My favorite part was probably shaving the chocolate toppings all by myself, instead of store bought sprinkles. PS-the frosting is homemade too.



They are very rich and good to eat. Yum.

Bloggiesta – Update 3


Well, I haven’t got a whole lot accomplished in the four or so hours I have spent this weekend blogging. I need to step it up some, but hopefully this afternoon or tonight I will have a chance to do some major updating and get more hours in.

I’ve completed the following reviews, bring July-December 2008 to completion:

I also realized that I had already completed a few other reviews and have never linked them up.

I may come to find even more I forgot about along the way.