Happy Halloween!!!!!

(Images from google)

Happy Halloween!!!! Today is my favorite holiday!!!! Unfortunately I have to work tonight which is super depressing, adulting blows sometimes lol.

Went for a run and it was cold! The wind dropped the temp a few degrees so I had planned on wearing this

and changed to this…..long sleeves, also do you love my bed head hahaha

Got my best time to 8:11!!!!!!!!!!!! still only a 90 second interval but still! That is rock’em sock’em fast for me.

Kept a good heart rate for me, was dying a little at the end hahaha

Now for more Halloween fun.

Halloween is fun and magical and mysterious and wonderful. Today people remember/believe that the impossible may be possible. This is also the day that the veils between the world of the living and dead are the thinnest. Remember a loved one that has passed today and set out a cup of juice, wine or beer for them and give them a toast. It is the perfect day to remember my dad since his birthday was yesterday, I love and miss you always dad.

Service announcement: remember to keep all your black fur babies inside tonight, especially cats! There are cruel people out there that love to hurt/kill black animals tonight so be vigilant!

Other than that have fun tonight, be safe and remember, there is a little magic in all of us…………

I hope you have a great night!

Have fun and be safe!!!!

Back home

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!!!!!

Holiday catch up

My last few days:

Lots of studying 

Mixing in some fun studying 

Still continuing my Gray’s Anatomy bindge 

I made the bf my favorite family breakfast, it’s basically chipped beef on toast, my dad called it SOS and he learned it in the military. 

Artemis liked it too

I ordered some awesome anatomy flashcards to study from

Had another great breakfast 

Really enjoying the sight of my bf’s running shoes by the door. 

And 4 days in a row of running!!! Yay!

How was your Holiday?

Blue Apron day 2 and studying

Happy Hump day!!! The week is now more than half over, woot woot!!

This morning I got the call that i wasn’t needed for package delivery today…….HALLELUJAH!!!!!! My right forearm and right butt cheek have noce bruises on them from a good fall yesterday.  

I got to relax and sort of sleep in this morning then make myself a delicious breakfast sandwich. 

After that came studying. I was actually really looking forward to studying today hahahaha. 

I got through one module then took a break and did the reading on a second module. I got up to cook my Blue Apron meal.

There are short lecture videos and activities that come with studying so I did a little multitasking 

Yep, I had videos playing while I cooked. 

I got through 2 entire modules and a practice midterm today. 

Here is the finished food product 

In the PM I started to read one of my mom’s presents to me

I am so excited to garden this year. It will be a noce break between working and studying. 

And I am soooo looking forward to all the amazing meals I will be able to cook with fresh food. The amazing boyfriend has agreed to help me with the garden as well 🙂 added bonus. 

Have you ever had straight off the vine/branch/stem/out of the ground food? 

Monday Motivation 

New Years week!!!!

Monday: Insanity day 8

Tuesday: PM strength then 2:25 miles fast (11:25) and .2 mile hills x 6 at a 4 incline

Wednesday: OFF 

Thursday: PM strength then 4.25 miles @ tempo (12:30)

Friday: OFF

Saturday: Spin class then swim 800m (again spin class will depend on the gyms schedule for the holiday week)

Sunday: 11 easy miles then yoga 

Here’s to a GREAT 2017!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

This is another of my favorite hoildays during my FAVORITE time of year!!! This time of year just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. And of couse there is the amazing food.


How flipping delicious does this look????!!! Yes i will be consuming way too mamy calories today like most of America, but i tried to be good yesterday to offset it a bit.


Love this fireplace decore, beautiful but not overwhelming.


Everything i like seems like it will be very high in calories hahahaha!!!!


pumpkin french toast……yes, must try this.


Once again yes, i will be making these, look forward to that blog post lol


and last but not least……cookies!!!!!!!!!!!

If you make any of these let me know how they turn out and i will do the same.

I hope you are spending today with people you love.

 Turkey, stuffing, potatoes oh my!!!!

Road Trip!!!!

Thanksgiving week has arrived!!!! So off to mom’s I went. I packed up the car and Artemis and I were off.

About half way there the rain started and never stopped. The Olympic Peninsula is known for its rain

Saw some pretty Oregon beaches along the way

Artemis is wary of places that aren’t her home but she is settling in…..slowly

And to top it all off, a home cooked meal at the table!!!!

Our table at home is still piled with stuff so i generally eat at the coffee table in front of the TV.

What are your holiday plans?

Any travel for you?

Happy Halloween!!!!!

Also known as the 3rd harvest festival!



these will definitely be on my snack rotation this halloween


This would be a great center piece at dinner.


This will also make an apperance in my lunch box


Love this, it is fun but i think it still looks sophisticated


Super fun and cute dinner!

Don’t forget to honor your ancestors today! Set a place for them at the table, set a plate of food out overnight for them.

Happy All Hallows Eve!!!!!

Also The Exorcist is on sale on Audible today for $4.99!!


This is what i will be listening to today!!!!


Weekend Road trip!

Starbucks is a must

A little stop at a wildlife safari

Some of the animals get sooooo close

Our hotel room was pretty nice

It was one of thise extended stay marriot kind of places

In ‘n’ Out! I introduced in n out to someone, my life mission is complete lol

We also hit a winery and got some AMAZING pear wine

A little ice cream and chocolate stop in Ashland and we headed back home. 

It was a really fun low key road trip weekend. I look forward to the next one, I’m thinking the coast in a month or 2 when its nice and stormy. 

Monday came way too soon. 

How was your weekend?