Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Almost 18 :)

My 18th birthday is in one week (3/3)! I am BEYOND excited to be legal!!!!

To celebrate, I'm getting my belly button and sternum (vertical) pierced, and then going to Taco Bell for some delicious vegan tacos with my best friends. My mom is also going to bake me a vegan cake. I'm still trying to pick a flavor, but I'm strongly leaning toward the German Chocolate from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World (my favorite cookbook in the universe!)

I already know one of my gifts. Its a 2-day vacation to Montréal with my mom to see Nickelback, Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, and Sick Puppies at the Bell Centre, then clubbing (18 is the drinking age there) and shopping in Montréal. In case you didn't already know, Montréal has a 5 kilometer underground shopping center. I'm looking forward to picking up some of the latest fashions there (vegan, of course). Montréal is known for having lots of pleather in every color and style possible, so I hope to find some good things there. And the restaurants are fantastic there, so good vegan French food is a must!

I plan on taking pics from my birthday celebration(s) so I'll post them when I get the chance. Until then, ta-ta! ♥

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Indoor Track is Almost Over :(

On Monday night, I ran in the North Central Connecticut Conference Championship meet for Indoor Track and earned two medals!

My relay team got 4th place in the Sprint Medley Relay (I ran the 400m leg) and my other team finished 3rd in the 4x200m relay. I also got 13th out of 40+ girls in the 55m dash (8.1s F.A.T.)
This Saturday I'm back in New Haven for the Connecticut Class S State Meet, and I'll let you know how that goes (if it goes well). This will be my last Indoor meet ever, unless I do it at RPI. And I'm so excited for this meet, we might be stopping at either Taco Bell or Burger King afterward (my last fast food meal before I go on an insane health binge before Outdoor Track).

Speaking of getting healthy for the outdoor season, I've been working out a lot. In the past two weeks I've been able to get my max bench press at 90 pounds, which I think is pretty decent for a small girl like me. I also have been able to do 230 pounds on the incline leg press without a problem. So far I haven't even started using creatine or protein shakes, and in the next 5-6 weeks of offseason I plan on trying to bulk up. Hopefully I'll have my bench press up to 100 or more by the time Outdoor starts!

Any other vegan weight-lifters out there? Especially vegan female weightlifters? Most people I talk to are surprised that a girl, let alone a vegan, works out and can lift as much as I can (not being conceited, my school has weak and wimpy girls). Anyway, if you're out there, share a story!

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