Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Ok I am pretty sure I have ADHD or something of the sort. Every time I come to my computer to write a post about the crazy going on in my head, I get distracted and don't post anything. 
Tonight is the beginning of my 3rd week of training. We ran up a hill. Apparently there will be lots of hills on that route when we go for the longer distance runs. All I kept thinking is how nicely it will shape my booty ;)

So much has happened in the past 3 weeks. Some of it good, and some bad. In general I am still happy. I think a lot of that has to do with my new found enjoyment of running. I always said I was never a runner. I always swam. And here I am now proving myself wrong and loving it. Every Tuesday and Thursday on my drive home from training I crank up the music in my car and have a solo dance party. I never thought I would say that I actually love running. Now I wont say I could motivate myself to run the 5 miles (or more) I will be doing on Sunday if it wasn't for my group. Lets be real here, I am just not that person. But I find myself excited about getting together with these people that I don't talk to almost the entire time and run. 

Ahhh I had so much more to say but I will stop. I have shiny things distracting me again.

Oh and I am going on 2 weeks in a row of being at the top of the leader board for my biggest looser challenge at work :)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Officially 2012

Happy New Year!

Went with the family today to see New Years Eve at the theater. It wasnt great, that was to be expected. But I did enjoy looking at Zac Efron *swoon* 

I also met up with my friend Ashlie who is a personal trainer. She is going to help me get on track with my nutrition. Beginning Wednesday, I will be doing a boot camp 3 days a week. So my schedule will look like this:

Sunday: Fleet Feet Training PM
Monday: Boot camp AM
Tuesday: Fleet Feet Training PM
Wednesday: Boot camp AM
Thursday: Fleet Feet Training PM
Friday: Boot camp AM
Saturday: REST!

I am hoping this along with proper nutrition I will feel a lot better about myself, inside and out. Also, it may help me win my companys biggest looser challenge ;) $350 is at stake! I hear new summer wardrobe with that cash!! 

Thanks to my sister I will also be utilizing the new cookbook she got me for Christmas. 
Helloooooo delicious, healthy meals for both the boy AND I to enjoy together!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Concert and Pup

Also last weekend, after running the 5K, the boy and I went to the KNCI Country Christmas concert. I got a Groupon deal for $17, we got a lower level seating ticket (normally $48) and a $5 food voucher. We saw Montgomery GentryCraig CampbellThe JaneDear GirlsDanny GokeyThe Janedear Girls, and Attwater. I knew Montgomery Gentry would be great, but I fell in love with Craig Campbell. And the JaneDear Girls rocked. Serious fiddle skills!
He is not high or drunk... I promise he just hates pictures and has issues with his contacts
As if I hadnt done enough yet we took our dog Kyley to Petco to have her picture taken with SANTA!

This all happened before Kyley decided to dig a hole in the backyard causing her nail to completely split. I felt so bad for her. She had a trip to the vet who had to sedate her to cut the nail and wrap it. 
So sad and barely awake leaving the vet

later that night :( Still sedated
Soooo tired but soooo cute!


So last weekend I ran in my very first 5K! The Jingle Bell Rock'n 5K/10K
First ever race bib :D
 The night before I was sooooo excited I layed out everything to make sure I was to go as soon as I woke up. 

Santa leg warmers!!
Ashlie and I on the starting line
I finished in 41:36. Not too bad since it was my first race. Since I dont have a Garmin or other fancy watch, I used RunKeeper on my iPhone. It told me after that my first mile was under 11 minutes! I knew I felt great that mile, but I had NO clue that I was running faster than I ever had! Needless to say I did have to walk a bit but all my miles were under 13 minutes. My calves did get tight and hard to run. 

As soon as I finished I felt great tho. I was breathing normal and functioning fine with in a minute or two after.  I actually felt like I could probably run a little more. So that has me hopefully and confident that I wont actually during my 1/2 Marathon training that begins in January.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Jingle Bell Rock'n 5K

This Saturday will mark my first race ever. Ive participated in several walks before but never a RUN. I am going to be doing the Jingle Bell Rock'n 5K run in Folsom, CA. Its just a small local race. Apparently its on a along marshes, creeks, and oak woodlands trail. Im a little nervous but really excited. I will be running with my friend Ashlie who is a personal trainer. I am not aiming for any specific "time". I know I will be slow BUT I will be festive! I will definatley post pictures of our fun outfits.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A few days..

A few days have passed us since I have been able to blog. Basically I am just getting back into the groove from the funeral trip to Washington and trying to catch up with work. 
I love the family I dont get to see that often in other states but I really missed my own bed and my favorite pup Kyley.

Ollie on left, Kyley on right
Sunday night I made a repeat Thanksgiving dinner for my parents, sister and friend. Complete with my super delicious Texas Yams! 

I also signed up for the DailyMileSecretSanta! I love gift exchanges and you have until Dec 6th to sign up for this one.
Click to join!

Ive also been participating in the Holiday Booty Buster Challenge. Even while I was in Washington I made sure to at least get my 7 servings of fruit and veggies each day for at least 1 point. Now I am getting back into the routine of going to the gym everyday. I have been going every morning and getting my miles in!

Good luck to the rest of you HBBCers!! And the more the merrier for the Secret Santa!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fall time at home

Before I flew up to Washington I had taken a few pictures of some of trees around my house. 

Take a look :)