Hump Day!!!!

Howdy!!!!

Met with my trainer this morning and am finally getting back on track with my workouts. Before today i hadn’t worked out since my run on Saturday. Yes, i live a life where 3 days without working out is a lifetime hahahaha.

Sorry i didn’t post yesterday i went out on a pizza date and passed out as soon as i got home to make it to try and get in 7 hours of sleep before getting up to go to the gym this morning. The date……….well the pizza was good lol. The converstation kind of ebbed and flowed, there were some awkward silent ebbs though hahaha. This was our second date so i kissed him at the end of the night……also awkward, i sort of ran to my car after that LOL.

Speaking of pizza letrs talk Blue Apron Meal 3! Veggie Calzones. So they were supposed to be mushroom, collared green calzones, they turned into collared green, onion and pineapple calzones to fit my desire lol.
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Yep i drink the pineapple juice
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Pizza spices
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Yea i didn’t quite get them to stay shut lol
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I am excited these actually reheated quite well for lunches. Out of this box with me doctoring the meals a bit and adding and subtracting a few things here and there i got a total of 10 meals instead of 6, woot woot!!! So far 4 of those are in the freezer for a later date, it might be 5 depending on what i eat tonight and if i make one of the meals from the box that is arrive tonight for my lunch tomorrow or not.
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My sweet little girl.

 

Lastly i have a finanicaly dilemma, though i have come to a decision but yea. So i by no means make a lot of money. I am lower middle income and personal training and races cost money, also i have student loans and credit card debt and spent several years living beyond my means. Mixed with my medical debt from my sugery i am slowly paying off i am broke most of the time. I just set up a whole budget for myself to get back on track and start paying off debt and stop living beyong my means, yay me.

So of course, my gym emails me and says we are raising our personal training fees, not by a lot but every dollar counts. I have like 4 hours left of training on my account so i know i was going to have to buy more soon but i was thinking of doing a lesser package but of course now if i buy the largest non-reaccuring package i can lock my price in and train consistently for about 4 months which is great, but it is going to cost me $1440. OUCH!!!!! This does give me the lowest hourly cost and i am splitting it into 4 payments but of course it has to be purchased by the end of the month so the first payment is going on my credit card. I was feeling guilt about this after promising myself not to live beyond my means but i sat down and really thought about it and i have been battling depression pretty badly out here the last few months and consistently working out has kept me on a happier, healther past. My mom made the great point of saying that $1440 is a lot but its also a lot cheaper than months of therapy LOL.

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Monday Motivation

Welcome to the last Monday in March!!!!

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Well i was supposed to meet with my trainer this morning to do a strength workout at 5am. I rolled over to look at the clock this morning and it was 5:30am…….oops.

Now i know i set my alarm, not only did i set one alarm on my phone, i set 5!!!!! None of them went off. I know i did not roll over and hit the off button 5 times and not once wake up, at least one of them even had a little puzzle i have to solve to make it turn off. I think the universe silenced my phone and decided i needed the rest. Just saying. And that rest cost me $65 because i still had to pay for the session since i stood her up. Now as much as that sucks i totally understand it, my awesome trainer still got her butt out of bed at an ungodly hour to be at the gym to train me so she should get paid if i flake out or oversleep no matter whether it was intentional or not. I just wish it didn’t cost so much lol, but that is what i get for training through a gym. She should really go independent so i can save some money lol.

As for the rest of the week:

Tuesday: bike and swim

Wednesday: AM swim with trainer

Thursday: bike and swim

Friday: OFF!!!

Saturday/Sunday- 6.5 miles one of these days.

Vortex 10k race recap.

The vortex 10k was fun but brutal.
It was a really small race which was cool.

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This was the entire half marathon group.

So i loved the small group but there was no bag drop or anything like that which i did not like. Though by not having a bag drop i had to keep my phone with me which allowed for a few photos.

Being a trail run there was a lot of mud to get through

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I did a fair amount of slippingĀ  and sliding and walking.

By mile 2 i knew this would not be a PR kind of race so i just had fun with it. I love trail run because i always feel a little more adventurous hahahahaha. Plus its super beautiful.

Since it was such a small group i would go a few min at a time not seeing another person

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Mile 4. There was some elevation changes in the race so i was dying a bit lol. My calves are still sore.

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I had some awesome scenery

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The course ended up only being 5.5 miles because construction was going on to rebuild what some storms has washed out. But it was still tough.

Post race food was a beef stew out of #10 cans lol. Very salty. I ate some of the veggies and broth to tide me over.

All in all i enjoyed the race and think i would enjoy running it again next year.

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Another bib to add to the wall!!!!

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Did you have any races this weekend?

Another satisfying Saturday

Well my last alarm didn’t get off this morning so i work up about 45 min later than i wanted but thankfully i still have plenty of time. I ran a trail 10k this morning, which was actually 5.5 miles because some of the trail washed out and was being repaired. I will review the race in another post.

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Then i had the house to myself which was so nice.
I watched the last hunger games which i had yet to see

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Ate some leftover sweet and sour rice and veggies

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I got cuddles from my fav dog

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And i made my second blue apron meal this week. Delicious quiche.

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First time i have ever shelled peas lol.
I made a few changes to the recipe, i put the shallots in the quiche and some of the pea shoots in as well instead of making the accompanying salad.

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I actually had to put them back in for an extra 15ish minutes to cook longer.

And now goodnight.

Stitchfix #2!!!!

K first i have to show you this sunflowe in a can i got at target

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I have followed the directions and…..

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It’s sprouting!!! So excited!

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My coworker lent me the knome….nome…how do you spell that?

Ok now the good stuff, the stitchfix!!!

My stylist nailed it this time!!!!!! It was so hard not to keep it all!

So first there were magenta crop pants which thankfully were a little too small or i may have kept the whole order and got the 5 peice 25% discount. Obviously i sent them back.

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I actually really liked this purse but i tend to use one purse until its falling apart before i buy another one so i sent it back.

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I did really like this blazer as well, but i have 2 blazers so i couldn’t justify buying it.

Now for the 2 items i did keep…….

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I love the pattern on this and the fit. I kept this.

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This was my favorite thing! The pattern is so fun and great for spring. And sooooo comfortable. Its stretchy material.

So i kept those 2 items and my $20 styling fee went toward these.

What do you think?

Date Night

So the plan was to wake up early and get to the pool and swim before spin class. But 4:30am came and i so did not want to get out of bed. So i didn’t lol. I slept in and cuddled with my dog until 5:10 then jumped up and rushed to get ready and walked into spin class 5 min late.

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I left spin class 5 min early to change and hit the pool.

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My tracking messed up i think i hit 600m but oh well.

Then off to a day of work. Then i met a guy from Eharmony for dinner. I didn’t have super high hopes and i didn’t think he was that great looking in his pictures (though i am learning the older i get that personality and clicking im person is becoming more and more important), also we didn’t talk that much before meeting so i didn’t have much invested. We went to a nice little place in Oregon city, the conversation flowed well and he was nice. I didn’t feel the immediate desire to jump his bones (which is probably a good thing lol it will allow me to think clearer) but i would be happy to see him again.

And with that it is bed time for me. No AM workout tomorrow but that means if im asleep in the next 20 min i can get 9 hours!!!!!!!

A satisfying Wednesday night

Howdy!!!

Well i got home at about 6:10 today and Blue Apron was waiting for me!!

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You probably noticed i hadn’t had blue apron in awhile. It got to the point where i wasnt cooking everything or i didn’t love everything. Dont get me wrong, nothing was ever bad just some of it wasn’t to my taste so i was wasting things. And at $60/box that was unacceptable. So i took some time off and now my rule for myself is, id every meal in the box doesn’t look amazing then i skip it.

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Tonights meal (though im not eating it tonight)

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While cooking i managed to get a load of laundry washed and in the drying and a 2nd load into the washer.

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Garlic and almonds (i added onion)

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Add kale.
I added some aspargus, yellow squash and zucchink squash that i had in the fridge.

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I also had an extra salmon fillet in the freezer i thawed and cooked. With my few additions i made this into 3 meals instead of 2 :mrgreen:

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Lunch tomorrow :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
Though i didnt eat it tonight i did taste it and YUM!!!! The freekah (grain thing) with the fresh veggies and lemon juice perfectly balances the spiced salmon. At least in my opinion.
And 2 helpings went in the freezer. 

I also emptied the dishwasher and got another load started. And now 3 hours after i got home its time for bed so i can get up and workout in the AM before work.

Sweet dreams!!!!!
What does a productive night look like for you?

My small life

It’s funny how our lives  lives go through cycles, this time last year my life and my community consisted of hudreds of through hikers and through hiking blog readers. Some of that is still a part of my life, i may not be a through hiker but i am a hiker. But now i am back in Oregon and my life consists of going to work, working out, hanging at home with my dog and the occasional date. Yes i am part of the running community and am becoming part of the triathlon community but i am very much alone up here.

Don’t worry this is not a pity party post.

But really, none of my immediate family is here, i have no close friends here. The one wonderful woman i hung out with on a regular basis moved to the other side of the country. I am averaging seeing 1 other woman and her fiance about once every other month. But that is it. So it’s time to take the bull by the horns.

I have made exercise a priority and now meeting people will be as well.

I have joined 2 book groups and RSVP’d to these groups April event so yay.

Also i joined a few running groups and RSVP’d to a short run the weekend after the tulip festival ends. I WILL put myself out there. I need to build a base of people here.

If you are interested in meeting people I used Meetup.com there is something for everyone.

On a side note i got lots of planting done last night!

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Planted 3 small rows of onions in this 10 gal smart pot

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Got 2 rows lf corn and peas in each brown planter and planted 2 potatoes in the potato bag

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The bottom opens for easy harvesting!

How are you?
How long did it take you to establish your base of people where you live now?
How did you do it?

Monday Motivation**March 21, 2016

 
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Monday- I am taking today off to rest and relax.

Tuesday- AM spin class

Wednesday- RUn 6 min, Walk 2 min X 6

Thursday- AM swim with trainer

Friday- OFF

Saturday- Trail 10k race!!!!!!!

Sunday- OFF

It is an off week for me, starting the work on the weekends wiped me out as did the time change and i think i might have the edge of something so i am mostly taking it easy. One easy week in the hopes that nothing gets worse.

Weekend Wrap up

Well i had my alarm set to get up and go to the gym to swim before going to work at the tulip festival, 5:30am came around and no. I decided i needed the extra hour of sleep.

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This sign reminds me of the story of how my parents met, or at least the story i was told lol. My mom was working as a gardener at LBCC and my dad was working as security and he walked by her bent over gardening one day and thought ‘I have to have that A**”. Whether this is true or not, I love the story lol.

It was raining today so i got to go home at 12:45 instead of 4. I got home and once again knew if i sat down i wasn’t getting back up so i unloaded the dishwasher and reloaded. I started getting the pot ready to plant my onion seeds

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Annnnd ran out of soil lol. So i will be buying some on my lunch break tomorrow.
After that i wrote some correspondence

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Post cards!!!! Yep i still enjoy snail mail. Then i finally sat down/laid down for a little while.

Around 5:15 i got up and got dressed. My Uncle and his wife are in town looking around so they took me to dinner then i showed them around a bit.

I came back home and had every intention of going to sleep early to hit the gym but that didn’t happen. I got sucked into 3 episodes of Veronica Mars. So baring an aqua arobics class i will be swimming tomorrow night.

How was your weekend?