Beach Getaway

Along with a crappy start to the week I had a great time at the beach with a great guy. 

It was perfect Oregon coast weather. 

We had pizza, coffee, and relaxed and watched movies. Cuddled by an awesome wood stove

Artemis loved the beach but hated the house she didn’t know

Along with all the food and cuddling we also walked/ran up a giant san dune two days in a row

Artemis loved running around

We ran up and down the beach both days as well and did some exploring. 

Have you been to the Oregon coast?

Current Life

Happy Hump Day!!!!!!

I got up and went to an AM spinning class, being active feels so good and keeps any stress and depression away. It was very obvious that I hadn’t taken a spin class in awhile……I wanted to die. 

I went at about 75% of my max and was still dead at the end

Need to get my butt to spin class more often. 

Stopped at the store to pickup a prescription and grabbed some much needed broke people food

Actually I just like to have stock on hand for when a craving hits or I don’t feel too good. I’m not broke yet thankfully.

Lots of laundry going on

A short but powerful thunderstorm hit and the puppies freaked out. I got some cuddles

I had great (but unhealthy) leftovers for lunch

My man took me out for a sorry you got fired, but yay you can sleep in dinner hahahaha!!! I love Mexican food. 

My first Ipsy bag

A few weeks ago I ran out of mascara and went to go shopping for a new one. It had been so long since I had bought a new mascara that I forgot how expensive it is! Why would I pay $10 for a single mascara when I could pay the same for a whole bag of samples? With that thought in mind I signed up for Ipsy.

Cute bag

Its a greenishy blue color. My nail painting leaves something to be desired lol. Hopefully painting them will help me stop biting them again

I’m excited to try this out. 

Looks fancy!!! I’m probably going to poke my eye out but I’m excited to try it!

I love to try a new lip color!!!!!

And yay! Mascara!!!!

Can’t wait to see what comes next month!!

I’ll do an update in a week or two and let you know how I like the products. 

A new Adventure 

Well another life adventure is underway, yesterday afternoon i got fired from my job. First time in my life I have ever been fired, it was not pleasant. 

I feel very betrayed by several people in how it happened but that is life. That is all I am going to say about the job. I will focus on the positives this is a new opportunity for me! I haven’t been happy at my job in a long time, friendships I thought would hold true fell apart when I left to hike the trail and were never mended, so c’est la vie. 

I can now focus on setting myself up with a job or jobs that I like. The 9-5 grind is not my dream so I am working on making my dreams come true. I’ll keep you posted as things advance.

Beaver Moon, November 2016



“November’s full Moon was called the Beaver Moon because it was the time to set traps, before the waters froze over. This Moon was also called the Full Frost Moon. ”

VIA the farmers almanac.  click the link for a video about the full moon.

Here is a great way to celebrate the full moon!

On a piece of paper write down any fears & worries, stagnant energy, habits you would like to let go of then burn that piece of paper in a sacred ritual by lighting a candle. As you burn away what no longer serves you, know that you are support and guided by the moon as you create room in your life for new energy to enter.

from The school of Gypsy Arts.

Monday Motivation 

Good morning!!! Here’s to another awesome week!

Monday: Insanity Day 2

Tuesday: PM strength training then 1.25 mile fast (11:45 min pace) and .1 mile hills X 6 at a 3 incline

Wednesday: OFF

Thursday: PM strength training then 2.5 miles at tempo (12:30)

Friday: OFF

Saturday: Spin class then swim 500m

Sunday: 6 miles easy and yoga 

What are your plans this week?

Weekly Check in

Time to check in and see if i made it to all my workouts. Comments will be in bold.

Here was the plan:

Monday: Insanity Day 1 Did not happen, I came home and just wanted to cuddle with my dog. 

Tuesday: PM Strength training and 1 mile fast (for me lol) 12 min mile pace then .1 mile hills x 6 at a 2 incline DONE!!!! Though it was 5 hills instead of 6 because i felt good and did the last hill as .2 miles instead of .1. It felt good, i wasn’t dead after which is awesome progress. 

Wednesday: OFF

Thursday: PM Strenght training and 2.5 miles at tempo (12:30, see i told you i am slow) did not happen, took the day off

Friday: OFF actually ran 1.5 miles before heading to the beach

Saturday: Am Spin class followed by 450m swim ran 1.5 miles on the beach and hiked up a giant sand dune

Sunday: 5 miles slow and yoga ran/walked 2.5 miles all over the beach  and up a giant sand dune


How i did: i feel ok with how i did but it could have been better 

What i could have done better: not skipped Mondays workout 

How was my food consumption: ugh not bad but not great. Ate out Thursday through Sunday 

Comment and let me know how your workouts went this week.

Run like Hell 5k Review


This is a very late post but here is my review for the Portland Run like Hell 5k.

Costumes were optional but the majority of people dressed up which made it so much fun!


My roommate and i dressed up as Batman and Robin.

Check in and packet pickup was pretty effortless for this race, it was very well organized. They had a small bag drop as well which was much appreciated becuase it was a little chilly and i had not bought a throw away jacket. They also provided some small snacks and water before the race which i was thankful for. There were a lot of porta poties, all clean, so very few lines.

The race itself was super fun, it ran through downtown Portland and was well maintained and coordened off. At about 2 miles they had an aid station which had water, some kind of electrolyte drink and were offering energy gels also if wanted, i split one with my roommate so we could make it through and speed up at the end.

After the race they had beer of course but they also had CIDER!!!


That made me happy and i was tipsy after 1.5 ciders, dont worry i wasn’t driving. They also were handing out chips, and peanut butter toast, and Cliff Bars. They were well stocked.


All in all our little group (there were 5 of us) had a blast!!! We all signed up for the Bridge to Brews 10k so we will see you in April!!!


Carra, my roommate, purchesed the medal to commemorate her first 5k!

Also even though i felt great and wasn’t really trying, i PR’d by about 20 seconds!!! Yay for training.

Here are a few of my stats.

Check out that hear rate! woot woot!

I Sit at a Desk All Day

Happy Thursday!!!!!

I don’t know about you but I sit at a desk all day, and as they are starting to tell us, that is bascially a death sentance. So I Googled some stretches you can easily (and inconspicuously) do at your desk. I have started doing them and they do help and feel good.


Obviously this feels super great since i am a runner and it stretches your IT bands.


This feel super great, especially if i slept funny and my back is tweaked.



These are awesome too to get the blood flowing and wake me back up in the afternoon.


Stretching is sooooo good for you, whether you sit at a desk or not get it some stretching today!!!!

Check in with a comment when you have stretched!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Book Review: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes


My coworker likes non-fiction books and gave this to me after she finished reading it. It was not quite what i expected, it was even better lol.

Yes it is about death and is a little dark but overall it is really funny and enteretaining and seriously educational!!! I learned so much about what happens to your body after you die and let me tell you I want a natural burial, no embalming so the earth can take me back and i dont pollute it.

Overall it was a fun, different, easy read.

Slight warning there are a few sort of gross parts (EX body fat melting out of the crematorium and getting all over everything) but i thought it was funny the way she described it.