Weight and Running Giving it my all

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Weight and Running Giving it my all

I’ve been on a weight loss journey for a few years now, protein shakes, low carb, low fat, exercise, limited booze intake…. you name it and I am pretty sure that I might have tried it.  One thing I used to do in my younger years was run or maybe jog is a better description. I was never a fast competitive runner but I so loved that runners high you get.  Over the course of time with kids, work, injuries, weight gain and such running became a lost dream of mine.  Not that I think I can be a runner in the true sense of the word but I can get get out there and jog, speed walk and try to run.  To that end I have signed up for some road races and completed two 5 k’s so far. My motivation is high but I struggle to keep it high.  Road races to me are extremely motivating, whether I am walking or running, being in that crowd and feeling the excitement is awesome and supporting charities or civic events with the entry fee is an added bonus.  I share this because I believe you can do anything you really want to do, yes it requires something called “work” and some dedication but if you can imagine it…. of course like all goals it has to be realistic, but if you want it bad enough and make it real, it will happen.   I lead a busy lifestyle, real estate can be very demanding but without my health none of it really matters.   I would love to find a beginners running group/club locally and I am trying to decide which 5 k to do next.  If you’re interested in joining me let me know!

Video highlights of StoneyField Earth Day 5 k 2015

Video highlights of Cinco de Miles 5 k 2015

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

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Ice Castles in Lincoln NH

Entrance to Ice Castles Ice Castles in Lincoln, NH

A few weeks ago I saw a post about the Ice Castles in Lincoln, NH.

So, last Thursday Monika and I worked out of our Moultonborough office and decided to take a ride up north to Lincoln to see what they looked like.

It was 26 degrees out so we wore our heavy coats and gloves to walk around the Ice Castles. It’s amazing how they built these ice castles.They are hand made and they have about 20,000,000 pounds of ice in the area that they use. They hire lots of people to sculpt the ice castles.

Ice Tunnel

You enter under an ice covered tunnel which opens up to a large opening where you can wander around through maze like ice castles. Some are almost 20 feet high. A lot of nooks and crevices to explore.

They also had an area where there was an ice slide where children and adults slid down the ice to awaiting parents and friends. Ice castle lit up at duskWe didn’t take advantage of the slide as it was too cold and I didn’t feel like getting by whole backside full of snow and ice chips. It was cold enough out and I didn’t want to get any colder.

Another amazing aspect to the castles are they are lit up for night time viewing. We arrived just in time when the sun had set and it was getting dark so the lights were being turned on while we walked around.  This is the best time to see the castles in my opinion.

The castes are located just off Interstate 93 at exit 32 in Lincoln. It is at the Hobo Railroad Station on Railroad Street. During the week tickets for 12 and over are $9.95. Weekends $12.95.

Colorful light in the ice castles                                                                                         Ice Castles

 

Monika at the ice castles

 

Ice Castle in Lincoln NH video

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

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603-893-7999 office

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iPhone 6 plus

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iPhone 6 plus

I finally got my iPhone 6 plus after a wait that seemed like an eternity.  Jay and I had ordered our new phones the day Apple announced them through our carrier Verizon.   Jay wanted the 6 and I wanted the iPhone 6 plus as the larger screen and longer battery life really attracted me.  The wait was horrible as we were both very eager to get our new phones.  I have never ever been a good waiter so you can imagine what it felt like to me.

After using it for a few days I am so happy I got the bigger size. Yes, it does feel big in my hand and it might feel awkward to some but I love it.  I love how easy it is for me to do just about any job related task on it and in real estate there are many job related tasks that need immediate attention.  MLS, Photos, Videos, Dot Loop, Purchase Agreements you name it everything is easy with my new iPhone 6 plus.

iPhone 6 plus and some rocking videos

Of course those that know me, know I love shooting videos and taking pictures.  I have used my old iPhone 4s for the majority of my videos and photography so the upgraded camera in the iPhone 6 plus has made me so very happy.  I also went with the 64 gb storage, mainly because I am a power video user and that of course takes up some mega room.

Jay’s 6 is perfect for him and he loves it.  I crack up when he holds my iPhone 6 plus and comments on how big it is. I’m already used to it and don’t know how I was able to function all that time with my very small iPhone 4s.

I’ve already done a few test videos and so far I am very happy with the native iPhone 6 plus camera app for my videos!  I love how smooth and easy it is to shoot video and how it never loses the focus.  I have ordered a HDHat  iPhone 6 plus lens and tripod attachment from HDHat.com , which is similar to the one I had for my old 4s and I will be sure to let you all know how I like it when it comes in.   Here I go waiting again!

In the meantime be prepared to see a lot of video and photos from our new iPhones.

Kingston Lake 1st video iPhone 6 plus test

Slow Motion iPhone 6 plus video test

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct

603-893-7999 office

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Jay and Monika

Merry Christmas

 

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

 

 

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct

603-893-7999 office

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Merry Christmas from Jay and Monika

Jay Monika Christmas 2011

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all our readers, customers, clients, friends and family a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!

 

 

Merry Christmas – Silly Video from Jay and Monika

 

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct

603-893-7999 office

E-mail Jay and Monika