It’s been a minute since I posted, a lot has been going on here so there will be a few posts coming.
First let’s talk about food. Found some food carts near my work.
Can you say flipping delicious!!!!!
Then it was off to cali!
We did some beach walking
And some friend visiting
And some drinking lol
The main reason we were in Cali was the wedding of my oldest friend! I was honored to be a bridesmaid.
Getting all done up for the wedding
How amazing is that dress!!!!!
I can’t believe I’ve known her since i was 2!!!!!
Then we did some family visiting. He met several family members for the first time.
My family loves to play tile rummy.
Then it was back home and back to real life.
Some of the bones are going to be very difficult to identify. Nasal bones for sure and lacrimal bones.
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!!!!!
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!