Mid week run and Artemis’ birthday!!!

So I of course don’t know if it is actually Artemis’ birthday but I got her 2 years ago in November so I picked a day and called it her birthday because I don’t remember the exact day I got her. We went for a 2 mile run and they I harassed her all night.

Check out that best time!!!! It was only for a few seconds but that is my fastest time ever!! That is probably when I ran across the street before the cars came hahahaha!

After my run, I was a little sweaty but it felt good!

Artemis had a ball, but at this point she was really ready to get back home. She has a leash on your just can’t see it with my awesome quality of photography hahahaha.

Back to trying to have some juice in the morning!!!! Carrot apple is my jam!

So I just finished season 5 of Grimm last night (I know I am behind like always) and I go to press play on season 6 (on amazon prime) and it costs money!!!!! NO!!!!!!!!!! Seasons 1-5 are included with amazing prime but not season 6. I HATE when they do that! Though I guess it makes sense since it just aired this year. But now I either have to buy an episode here and there or wait and see if it drops for free. I will also check the other TV sites we have like Netflix and Hulu. Fingers crossed.

Image result for Grimm(image from Google)

Do you watch Grimm?

What is your fav show right now?

Has winter hit where you are? How are your workouts fairing if it has?

I have a feeling this winter is going to be very difficult for me training wise if I don’t find a cheap gym. I can run in the cold (I don’t love it but I can) but when its cold AND raining its hard for me to get my butt out the door.

Huckleberry half**Race Review

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.

Monday Motivation**March 6th, 2017

Can you suffer from the pain of both? I ate way too much junk this weekend and was bloated for at least half the weekend and tonight I ran 5 miles then walked for another 30. 

Tomorrow I need to do some serious stretching and foam rolling (aka tourture). My right hip (IT band) is SUPER tight so my hip is hurting and it radiates down my thigh to my knee. So foam rolling is a big to do for me tomorrow……or today since its after midnight. 

The boyfriend and I were seriously lazy this weekend, we watched at least 8 movies and some Game of Thrones episodes. But it was seriously needed for me since I was traveling the last 2 weekends. 

Some random stuff from this week:

My walk to class from the back parking lot

Gotta love Oregon lol

The boyfriend suggested running a marathon together in October, he was thinking Portland marathon until I looked it up and the cost is $130!! Too rich for our current blood so I’m looking at other options. But i did look up some training plans on Google

Then i scrapped them and made my own hahaha. 

Tonight was the premier of a new TV show 

I used the 2 hour premier to distract me while I ran. 

Yep, i run like a turtle.

Thank goodness for TVs on your treadmill.

When I got home I had some leftover sushi from yesterday’s dinner

It was good. 

And now it’s pass out time. 

Goodnight!!!!

Do you like sushi?

From Long Beach to Long Beach!

Last weekend I was in Long beach, CA for my grandmas birthday and this weekend thr bf and I took a little road trip to Long Beach, WA. 

This week I did all my training for my new floating concierge position. I worked Friday morning then met the bf at my place and we headed to Washington. 

Complete with doggie and all!! He wasn’t too happy about the traffic hahahahaha

We got a little dog friendly motel room right on the beach. Went for a little run Saturday morning 

After our little run we headed into town for lunch and some exploring 

Super stoked to see this hahahahaha

And got the biggest ice cream cone ever!!

Even sharing it with the bf I couldn’t finish it!

It was a fun quick trip, I had to be back by mid-day Sunday so I could train that night. 

This morning I had an amazing breakfast 

12 grain toast with a 2 egg omelet that had onions and Parmesan cheese and an orange. Mmmm I’m hungry just thinking about it. 

Then I rode the trimet/max around town getting down the routes from my place to the places I would concierge at. Parking downtown is horribly priced.

It was an interesting day lol. 

And tonight I hit the gym to do 3 miles while watching The Bachelor 

And a little Veronica Mars before bed

Weekend Wrap-up 

Let’s see Thursday i had class the hit the gym to train with my friend. After strength training we hit the treadmills, i watched Grey’s Anatomy and ran

I did intervals 

Friday the boyfriend came over, we took Artemis to the dog park the ran some errands. 

We went out to dinner and got Thai food. I got pineapple fried rice and he got pad thai……..they put curry in my pineapple fried rice!!!!! That was so not listed in the ingredients and I am not a big fan of curry, thankfully the boyfriend is and he very gallantly traded dinner with me.  Afterwards we hit the bar for a pre-movie cocktail, this was probably my second drink of the year hahahahaha, I don’t drink much. Then we headed to the movie and saw Fifty Shades Darker. I enjoyed it. 

Saturday I made us chips and dip, a delicious but simple dip my mom always made. Cream cheese on the bottom then mild diced green chilis add chili on top of that and cheese on top of that and bake in the oven at 375-400 until the sides bubble. 

Then we went mini-golfing

He completely decimated me. 

Saturday night we made homemade pizzas

I am also babysitting my roommates dog this weekend, he says hi

Today was relaxing. We met my friend at the park and went for a run

 


I am quite happy, my goal for the week was 9 miles and my weekly total was 10.6!!

That brings my yearly total to 41.6. 

My goal for next week is 12 miles. 

And now it’s study time!!! My midterm is on Tuesday, wish me luck!!!!!

How was your weekend?

Insomnia sucks

No I don’t suffer from insomnia on a regular basis, thank goodness!!!

It only happens like once ever few months, adulting catches up and my brain won’t shut off. I have mad respect for people who function on little sleep. I LOVE my sleep and usually get 7-9 hours. 

Yowza it is pouring outside right now. 

Here is a little recap of the last few days

I went on a mini and i emphasize the word mini cleaning spree.

Made some yummy food. 

Semi- homemade pizza. Here is my little tip: put your toppings on first then out your cheese on so you out less on

I love pineapple juice

These are yummy. 

And I got in a short run after my strength training on Tuesday night

Mix in a lot of studying and that is the majority of my week. 

What is your favorite meal?

I have too many to list

Weekend Wrap-up 

Hi!!

This time last year I was in Hawaii 

And now I am waiting to see if this rain turns to snow tonight hahahaha a little different.  

Great weekend though

I made chicken terriyaki bowls with the boyfriend Friday night

And watched Inferno. I love Dan Browns novels and am super excited that he is working on another story in the Robert Langdon series! 

Saturday the boyfriend and I took a little roadtrip to Corvallis to visit his Alma Mater

We walked around and drove around. Visited my grandmas old house

I spent at least a week here every summer.

We kept up pur streak of trying pizza places, we tried American dream pizza 

It looks amazing but sadly neither of us were very impressed with this pizza. It seemed like they just cooked a cheese pizza then put the toppings on it after. Don’t need to ever return there. 

After we got home the bf and I hit the cheap movie theater near me for a double feature. A Dog’s Purpose and The Space Between Us, both totally cute. 

In other news the boyfriend broke down and bought a Garmin!!! His is the next generation after mine so the heart rate monitor is built in. It’s pretty cool and now we are a Garmin couple lol

I made pasta with chicken, tomato and basil for meal prep this week and sent some with the bf for his lunch this week of course. 

I had some leftover pasta so dinner was a super simple cheese and basil pasta

It was actually pretty delicious 

Picked up something yummy to satisfy my sweet cravings 

Last weeks running total was 6.6 miles. 

This years running total thus far, 31 miles

Going to shoot for 9 miles this week. Slowly increasing 

How was your weekend?

How are you doing workout wise this year?

Favorite pizza topping?

Mine is pineapple and onion

TGIF

Good morning!!! Happy Friday!!!

As i write this I am sitting here drinking my coffee out of the mug my man made me and eating a bagel

And of course catching up on last night’s Grey’s Anatomy 

 image from IMDB

This morning i did a little AM yoga 

This was basic beginner yoga and it hurt. I know it’s morning so I’m stiff from sleeping but it has also been a while since I’ve done yoga, time to get back to it!!!!

Last night was my 3rd day in a row of running.

Thankfully my partner got to the gym early and I had to stop so we could pump some iron. I was definitely fatigued last night. 

After a long workout I got my splurge meal

Why does crappy crappy fast food have to taste so good?

Before the gym I had class yesterday, it went well, then I had an interview for an on call part time position. They are going to schedule a 2nd interview so fingers crossed. 

Snacks from yesterday 

My crazy dog

Wednesday I got a run in

Awesome post workout snack

I love food in case you haven’t noticed, not always the best food for me but I try. 

How has your week been?

What is your favorite food?

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?

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!!!