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Happy President’s day! I hope that you unlike me have a paid day off today and are enjoying it.
I made it to the gym twice last week!!! Woohoo!!! Sunday and Monday I went after work and got in 2 miles each day for a total of 4 miles!
This coming week might be a little tricker, I got a cold from my roommate so I am fighting that off as well as having 2 tests and a quiz this week. I am not sure how this is going to go. I also want to get a load or 2 of stuff taken to the new house.
My eating has definitely been better this week, I only ate out twice. Once I had an egg McMuffin at McDonalds and immediately regretted it, my stomach did not like it and on Saturday I had subway at the new house which was good.
That was my week. I am so excited to get moved into our new place, then even if I cant make it to the gym or don’t feel 100% I can still do a quick 20 min workout because I will have space and a clean place to do it. I also can’t wait to have a fully functioning kitchen!!!
I fed a cow
Woke my dog up from a nap
Had one of these deliciously terrible cookies….ok, more than one.
Tried to balance the cookies and candy with healthy snacks.
Filmed my crazy dog
Talked too fast lol. I am reading Holly Madison’s book about living in the playboy mansion.
Tried to talk while running
I had an amazing time, obviously hahaha, but it is so good to be home. But I am not going to lie it took a few weeks for me to get back into my normal rhythm. Even now I am just starting to get a running regimen back down. And even with taking melatonin and not sleeping on the flight back, it took a good week to get back to a normal sleep pattern.
I am taking all the puppy cuddles I can get. I missed my little girl so much but she did pretty good which is awesome.
I am taking all the cuddles and fun I can get from my man as well. I missed him a lot. I can’t wait to travel with him.
We had a fun fall day of taking a country drive, picked out pumpkins, ate some caramel corn, and carved pumpkins while watching “Pet Cemetery”. Oh and the boyfriend made an AMAZING roast that I have been living on for the past week. Finally finished the last bit for lunch today.
He makes me pretty happy.
Trying to get back to smoothies or juice for breakfast. Been using the bits and pieces that I have to make it all though, I need to get a good grocery shopping trip in soon.
Got my run on. The days right now are pretty nice. I anticipate another run tomorrow.
Using C25k (couch to 5k) to get my butt moving and in the groove again. Fun fact: this is how I started running in the first place! It is a free app, you should try it!!! Thankfully it isn’t as hard this time as it was my first time hahahaha, but now instead of struggling to finish 60 seconds of jogging I am struggling by making myself run a few minutes faster than I normally would so I am still winded by the 3rd interval hahaha and never quite recover completely until the end.
Enjoying the foliage here in Oregon………or should I say the death of the trees. It’s so pretty!!!!!
And yes, I am enjoying my fair share of pumpkin spice coffee!!!!!
Bye, Bye Europe! It’s back to the states I go! I doubt I will look like this upon my return but one can hope hahahahaha! Get ready for some blog posts. Anything I didn’t get posted overseas will start showing up over the next few days.
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Goodbye September and Hello October!!
Yay we are entering my favorite part of the year!!! All the best holidays are ahead of us.
School: haven’t gotten anything done for my CNA class since I’ve been on vacation so my goal this month is to get some Dr. Appts set up to get up tp date on vaccines and up to date on all normal check-ups so i can enter school with a clean bill of health.
Food and fitness:
Happy Saturday morning!!!
Wasn’t feeling 100% great yesterday so i spent the day napping and cuddling on the couch with Artemis
I got Artemis almost 2 years ago and she was so timid. Over the last 2 years i have taken Artemis on road trips and hikes and overnight trips and now to a farm and she is also sharing her house with 2 other dogs and slowly……very slowly she has started to come out of her shell.
I showed you guys her and the cow
And now here is a video of her playing with DeeDee the other girl dog in our house
She is working on learning how to play lol.
She loves to run full out. She gets the buggest grin! She loves to be out exploring on a hike or out on a farm. She loves to ride in the car.
This was from our hike last September. I LOVE the picture of her under the sleeping bag. I have that framed in my room
Playing in the snow
I love my crazy dog.
Now for the extras…..
I just booked my Vatican city tour!
I just bought some new shoes because the other ones i got were giving my blisters blisters.
These feel like they should be better on my feet.
I also wanted some comfortable but cute walking shoes for Europe that i could wear with dresses as well as jeans. Running shoes don’t go well with dresses
They are Keens!!!! Just like some hiking shoes i have and my favorite water shoes!! I am pretty stoked about them. I looked and looked and looked until i found a pair on sale on Amazon. Score!!!!!!
What is one awesome thing about your pet?
I have been on a serious sweet tooth kick over here. Made my coffee a mocha.
Always fun to study something that no one knows what it does
Salad and something with cheese has been a big lunch time ritual for me lately.
pork roast with veggies and rice. I love using the slow cooker
Artemis and I enjoyed the eclipse by going for a run. It was pretty eerie. People looking at the sun with glasses while it got dark then as a group would turn and look at us run by, very pod people-esque. I kept waiting for zombies to jump out at us.
Smoothies are still a big thing over here.
More salad and cheese.
Mmmmm breakfast sandwich from the coffee shop near work.
Life has been food, running, work and starting to freak out about Europe hahaha. Talk to you soon!!!!!
This last Saturday my boyfriend and I ran our first race together. We didn’t have high hopes going in since neither of us had trained enough and there were going to be some hills.
We are not fans of getting up early.
What can I say about this race except that it was small which was nice and off the main road so we didn’t worry too much about cars. Their fuel stations were just ok in my opinion but I am used to bigger races with bigger sponsors so in the future I would just need to plan better.
The race was on sort of back mountain roads so trail running shoes would have been better because the roads were all chewed up from snow. I got blisters on my blisters.
The course was beautiful and shaded which made all the difference.
Our pace was ok, not great but not horrible for a hilly run for me.
As you can see I started off strong and really faded toward the end hahaha
Oh the hills!!!!!!! The entire race was a series of ups and downs. There was no flat, this race just wiped me out.
Fun wood carved medals, though Brandon is disappointed we didn’t get t-shirts, he likes those more than the medals.
Overall it was fun and I am glad we did it but I wanted to cry the last 3 miles because I was so tired and my body hurt so bad.
We know to train better for the next one!
Oh and if you are a slow runner and don’t like being at the back of the pack don’t run this race, We crossed the finish line with only 4 people behind us….yes only 4. This was a small race of fast runners hahaha.
Day 13 was pretty normal and chill
Day 14 i woke up to the worst muscle cramp in my right leg. Cramps usually come from an imbalance of sodium, potassium and water so i added some stuff into my diet for the 14th and 15th
I got free leftover pizza from the pizza place next to work and i wasn’t turning down free food.
I immediately regreted the pizza, i felt horrible. The maple bar on day 14 pretty much totally fine, the pizza, nope. So excited for a yummy, healthy smoothie in the AM.
I’ve increased my sodium intake and my fluids and so far the cramps have gone away.
Its been 2 weeks and i am down about 5lbs. I am feeling better overall I’m craving better food. I am loving smoothies/juice in the AM and a big salad as part of a late lunch then eating a real dinner. And as you’ve seen i can have off day or throw in extra good food if i am going to workout.
I think this may go from a cleanse to a lifestyle change.
Though now I’m reconsidering my cheap pizza after the half marathon…….hmmm what else would i want????
I’ll keep you updated!
Today is a prime example of what happens when you don’t prep. I was tired from hiking and didn’t prep anything Friday night and woke up late Saturday morning so I had no time to make anything, I also slept horribly and needed coffee. Insert Starbucks here.
Breakfast was the reduced fat turkey bacon sandwich. I did have leftover pasta and garlic bread for lunch thankfully.
This was snack:
How is it possible that something that should be pretty healthy for you is so many weight watchers points????? All the individual components are good for you.
When I got home this had arrived from Amazon! Can’t wait to start coloring and learning!
This happened, my roommates made butterfinger cream cheesecake kind of think. Holy crap was it rich, that is the actual size piece I took, minus one bite and that was more than enough. Sugar coma totally.
To combat the sugar coma I had a quesadilla I microwaved and a salad then read and went to bed.
And with that I am ready to get back to my 3 days of juicing!!!!!
Overall the last 4 days I feel pretty good about what I ate. The dessert wasn’t great and I had some cookies before the hike on Friday and Red Robin isn’t the healthiest choice but overall I think I did pretty good.
Ready to start week 2?!