A difficult but productive run

Let’s start with earlier today, i had class and lab this morning. In between class and lab I did some HW and went old school on my snack PB&J

Lab today was cool

Our setup looked super complicated. 

When I got home I was desperate for a snack 

Wheat thins and laughing cow cheese. 

Took Artemis for a walk. 

Got back and had lunch

Grilled cheese and an orange. I realized that it had been waaaay too long simce i had an orange, it was delicious. 

I worked on my lab report that is due Thursday then met my friend at the gym at 8. We did strength training for about 45 minutes then ran on the treadmill for 45 minutes 

Running on tired legs is really hard!! This was my first time doing it. But I feel very accomplished. 

I came home and ate my weight in pasta


Artemis enjoyed cleaning the bowl for me

And now I am super exhausted. Sleep time for me.

Have you ever purposely trained on fatigued legs?

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Weekend Wrap-up 

Howdy! 

Friday the boyfriend and I thought we would go for a little hike. We picked a spot, got some snacks, and packed up the dog. I was excited for a fun hike, our first one together!! We get there and start walking up the trail and……….it’s almost all ice

This might not have a been problem if my shoes had better traction, if i wasn’t clumsy, and if the below dog didn’t like to run into me at full speed ans knock me over

I turned us around pretty quickly, so our hike eneded up being a grand total of .75 miles. 

We picked up a pizza Friday night. 

Another yummy pizza. Peperoni, sausage, onions and peppers. 

Saturday we mostly relaxed, I got a delicious root beer float from A&W!!! Yumm, i hadn’t had one since September 

Sunday was a study and read day for me

Got my HW done

Watched some old episodes of amazing race

Then decided I felt like reading

I had some company…….though my company kept passing some nasty gas

And i enjoyed a bottle of hard cider to go with it!

And now I’m tired and want sleep.

Adaptability 

Well my running Bones date didn’t go quite as planned. I got to the gym…..and none of the TV’s were set to Fox!!! Tragedy, ok a first world tragedy, but still arg. I still ran but not as well or as long as I would have if I had the distraction of Bones. 

Wednesday was an all study day.

Thursday was class and lab. They went well. In between class and lab I have about a 90 min break so I usually do some HW and snack, I’m finally getting my school routine down and brought a snack so I only bought a soda

Naan bread and hummus.

Just hanging out between classes.

When I got home I took Artemis for a walk

Something about this tree must have smelled amazing because we were there for like 3 minutes. My goal was to run after class but I didn’t feel 100% so I took Artemis for a walk then did a few errands then studied. After I laid down for a little nap. I was meeting my gym partner at 6:30pm for strength training and after my nap I got my butt up off the couch and went to the gym early to get my run in. 

She always makes me feel so bad when I leave!!!! She is so dang cute!!!

My run felt really good!!!

Out of 44 minutes I only walked about i of it. 

Slowly building back up. Then the boyfriend came over and picked up Taco for us. My splurge TGIT dinner! 

I was so hungry i only got a blurry picture before i wolfed it down 

Of course I didn’t actually watch my TGIT shows since the boyfriend came and they are not his kind of shows so I’ll be watching the later on demand.  Here’s to a great weekend!!!

First, ok sort of second, step to physical therapy school!!!

The first step was enrolling in my first prerequisite class. 

I’ve been making extra large batches of food on the weekends to live off during the week and supplementing with snacks and things I have put in the freezer in the past few months. 

Nice leftovers though huh?

Ugh and the boyfriend has gotten me stuck on these

I am trying really hard to only drink them on the weekends though, fake sugar is not good for you. 

I passed my personal training certification exam yesterday!!!!! Woot woot! Now comes the question, how do I want to use it? I haven’t quite figured that out yet. 

After the exhaustive exam I got an hour of HW done then headed to the gym to workout with a friend. After the gym it was HW time, I buckled down and got HW done at a reasonable hour and again had a cuddle buddy.

Of course I’m rocking some Veronica Mars in the background! 

Today I had biology class and lab, once again I felt like I really had my stuff together. I love that feeling.

After class I came home And took Artemis for a walk

Now for the PT school stuff
I can already tell trying to get these hours done is going to be difficult, at least until I get some contacts in the industry. 

I’ve called 6 places so far. 1 is going to hopefully call me back. The receptionist wasn’t sure if the physical therapist did observation hours or not (it was a complete rehab place with a bunch of different services) I left a message with her and hopefully the physical therapist will call me back. 
The 2nd place also took a message but has gotten back to me. They are a smaller place and are not accepting  any volunteers right now.
The 3rd said I needed to apply online in their job area. I looked in the education/training area but nothing so far so I am still working on that
The 4th is a hospital so my fingers are crossed on that hoping there are more opportunities, they also took a message so I’m waiting on that call.
The 5th one also took a message and will hopefully call me back. 

Success!!! Sort of. The last of the 6 places I called today is emailing me information on their volunteer program for physical therapy. Fingers crossed!!!!!!
I’ll let you know how it goes. 

Tonight I have another date with Bones at the gym!!! 

Have a great night!!

Weekend Wrap-up 

My boyfriend lives an hour away so he usually comes out and spends the weekend, before he got to my place I set up a little study nest for myself. 

I was sitting on this for hours while studying 

It was killing my back so I made this

In order to study this

Friday night we watched some Vikings tv show, I had never watched it. 

Saturday we took a roadtrip to the beach, just a day trip

We headed to Astoria and had lunch at the Wet Dog Cafe 

Delicious!!!!

After lunch we saw some protesters 

Then headed to an old fort that Lewis and Clark built to look around 

Then we headed to an old military fort built in the civil war and decommissioned after WWII

After the forts we headed to Seaside and played in an arcade for a little over an hour hahahaha. Then we found a top 50 in America pizza place

It was delicious!!!!

The boyfriend and I LOVE pizza!!! This was so good, it was an olive oil based sauce, very creamy cheese, red onions, artichoke hearts and fresh basil. 

Today was another relaxing day. Tomorrow it’s back to cracking the books. 

A really good day

Buenos Nochas!!!! 

Today was a really good day but we’ll start off with yesterday. 

Yesterday was spent doing biology work all day. I had two biology lecture classes and two labs cancelled due to the college being shut down for inclement weather so we were assigned lots of work to do. 

I was burned out by 9:30pm. I was working on my last assignment and got to the last question and low and behold I have to make a visual aid!!! It’s 10:30pm andy class is at 8am. Thankfully the Rite Aid down the street was open until 11am. So out I went, picked up some poster board and something to help me get through the next 2 hours

Thank goodness for 24 hour starbucks!!!

Also food was needed

Frozen burritos for the win. 

Anyways i got everything done and was in bed by 1am. 

In class this morning I had everything I needed which was awesome and felt great about the class and the information I absorbed. 

In betweem class and lab I did some classwork and had a snack

I had to hit the student store for snacks because I woke up late due to being up late from doing HW but it all worked out. Lab went awesome as well and I left school feeling amazing!!! I finally feel like it’s all gonna work out and this is what I should be doing. 

After school Artemis and I went out for a little run, it was 50 degrees outside and except for a little wind it was perfect running weather!!

There were a few spots that still had a little ice

But on the plus the path was pretty much deserted so I got to let Artemis off the leash a bit and she of course ran around in the mud.

She got some mud on her and then gave me a hug

It was a good run

After my run I scheduled my personal training certification exam for Monday!! Ahhhh!!!

I got some biology hw done then headed out and got some dinner. It was supposed to be TGIT tonight  (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder) but if course it got pushed to next week so instead I still got a bad (but unfortunately delicious ) dinner and spent the night reading the blog of a physical therapist student. 

I spent a little over 3 hours reading the blog from beginning to now and loved it!!!!

I had movie on in the background and had a cuddle bug next to me

It has been a great day. 

See you tomorrow !!!

A successful running date!!

Howdy all!!! 

3 weeks ago i didn’t make it to the gym on a Tuesday until about 9pm and BAM! There was the TV show Bones on. I started watching Bones 12 years ago with my dad. I stopped watching it regularly about 2 years ago; lack of cable, life, etc got in the way. I had stared watching it again on Netflix a few weeks ago them BAM there was the current season. I watched about 30-40 minutes of it then was done with my workout. I had done the miles I had planned. Then i decided, what a great idea, each week I’ll head to the gym and have a little running date with Bones. As far as I’m concerned from 9-10pm it’s just me and Bones in that gym. And it gets me running for a solid hour, ok it gets me doing intervals of running and walking lol. 

Post run date tonight.

I tried to start last week but the weather had other plans. Thankfully tonight we had rain instead of snow. 

My view from the treadmill. Sorry for the bad picture hahahaha

I only got 3 miles in but that is the most I’ve run in awhile. And I’m very happy with it. From here it just goes up. 

The pace is not great but that is ok cause i had a great night hahaha

In other news I had a delicious salad for lunch. 

Got Artemis some new food to try. She is still loving romping around in what snow is left. 

And the BF and I went to Color Me Mine for a totally cheesy date and made each other coffee mugs……but it was kind kf awesome and romantic too hahahahaha. 

And I leave you with the current book on tape I am listening to. 

How is life with you?

Comment and let me know what your most recent workout was?

Ipsy month 3 and some other tidbits

Hi!!! The snow is really sticking around here. Most of the main streets are plowed but the side streets are still pure packed ice, as in snow that has melted then refroze. It’s a mess. It’s got 2 more days to melt a bit before I need to drive. 

Now the Ipsy bag

I like this design, I could totally carry this around as a little clutch. 

Definitely can’t wait to try some lipgasm lol

This one is perfect for this time of year! I coat on so much chapstick for my dry lips.

I am excited to see if this prolongs the life of my nail Polish, it always chips off so fast.

Bronzer!! It’s freezing here, literally, so this will bring a bit of summer to my life

And the perfect shade for a little multi-use makeup. In my world this can be eye shadow or blush, and maybe even lip gloss depending on the consistency. 

From last months bag I am LOVING the curling gel and the mascara. The lilac eye liner is nice as well and the green eye shadow is fun.

The BF and I hit up WinCo last night and for pennies I bought a bunch of stuff to make an awesome trail mix for munching on this week while studying 

I also made some white chicken chili 

I took 4 recipes I found on pintrest and took what I liked from each one and made my own version. I also bought cream cheese instead of sour cream and just went with it hahahaha! It turned out pretty awesome actually. 

Today my BF, roommate, roommate’s BF and I attemped to do a museum tour around Portland but almost everything was closed!!! Dang snow strikes again. 

We were able to hit the vacuum museum 

And hit OMSI our biggest museum around, we watched a 25 minute presentation on the night sky in Portland. It was pretty cool, the projected the night sky on the ceiling of a domed room. It looked amazing!!!

How is your winter going?

Snow day!!

Classes were cancelled due to snow! As happy as I was to sleep in it also stressed me out a little since school is so important to me this time around. Oh well. Deep breathe and let it go. 

I had a delicious breakfast

Got some studying done

Yummy snacks

My roommate brought me back a little snack from her trip to Peru

Very nice!!!

I walked to the store again because the streets were still icy and why risk it in a car. I needed to get some stuff for the white chicken chili I’m gonna put in the slow cooker tomorrow morning to simmer away all day. 

My bags were considerably heavier walking, i should have brought a backpack to carry the groceries back more comfortably. 

Walking on the paths in the snow made me think of the PCT, I miss it. A definite goal for me this year is to get out and hike at least 100 miles of it, hopefully more. 

That is dedication 

Howdy!!! How is your day going?

It’s snow all around over here

It started last night I am guessing somewhere around 6:30-7pm. I looked out around 6 and it was raining then I stepped outside at 8:45 to drive to the gym and this was what I saw

Still i had a workout to get to. I drove to the gym with little incident until the street the gym was on I almost got stuck. But I was there and my plan was to watch Bones while I ran……but it was snowing so heavy the TV’s were out, that made me pause. I was there so I busted out a mile on the treadmill then hightailed it out of there because I knew the longer i waited the more difficult it would be to get home. 

I slipped and slid and got stuck once or twice but I kept my cool (thank you Nevada for teaching me how to drive in the snow in a small sedan hahahhaha)

I got home and let her run a bit, she loves the snow until she stops running and she gets cold

Then it was pasta time!

And a relaxing movie before bed

When i woke up, it was STILL SNOWING! 

It was beautiful outside…..until i realized i had no cream for coffee…..how do i study without coffee???!!! The snow had stopped coming down so i walked the 1.5 miles round trip to the store. That was my workout for today lol. I definitely worked up a sweat, walking through inches of snow is a workout. 

It was beautiful 

I made it back and it’s study time

I have taken over the coffee table

You’ve got water, coffee, syllabus, bio book, anatomy flashcards, a yummy smelling candle from my man and of course my personal training book in my lap. 

Artemis romped around in the snow a bit when i got back from the store and now she’s passed out hahaha!!

Dinner tonight is a delicious turkey stew i made a few months ago and threw some extra in the freezer. 

What is on your schedule for today?