Tidbits from the week

Well week two of spring semester is over and here is how it went:

 

I had all my HW for the beginning of the week done by Saturday morning! Score!! Sunday morning I spent a little time studying for the quiz I had on Monday and did a quick refresher Sunday night! Sunday morning I may have forgot to hit the snooze button and instead just turned my alarm off resulting in  an extra 40 minutes of sleep and waking up to the alarm telling me to head out the door, whoops!!!! Normally I make the 6:14am train but I thought there was a 6:29am train that would let me make it JUST in time…….except its the weekend so the next train wasn’t until 6:49! That would not work so I drove to work and parked on the street, meter parking sucks as does driving in Portland and running late meant I had no breakfast and no coffee. I ran down the street to get some coffee on my break and somehow paid more than I would have paid at Starbucks. But I got coffee and that is all that mattered!

Here is what I am currently listening to on my train rides and any walks with the dog. For running it will be this or something a little faster paced, like a murder mystery or thriller.

I got some meals prepped Sunday night but that was my dinner to eat at work, I didn’t get any lunch prepped to scarf down between classes, insert Subway.

I got an 80 on my first bio quiz, not horrible but not great. Just let’s me know what I need to work on.

I have company in the kitchen when packing my dinner for work, she likes to sit on the rug right under my feet, it has led to me tripping many times hahahaha

I have my dad’s old thermos that he used when he was a cop and man this baby is awesome! I fill it with hot coffee before I leave for class, around noon and I get hot coffee at 3, still at 5, still at 8 and it is even still warm the next morning!! It’s amazing!

All loaded up for work. I take my school work with me along with my suit jacket and heels to change into at work and my lunch. I think this thing gets heavier every week.

My one big adventure this week was my relief not showing up on time one night and I missed my train! Which is of course the last train of the night………thanks to data on my phone I was able to pull up the transit system website and plan my trip back to my car on a late bus, of course the bus didn’t arrive for 40 minutes so I got to sit at night at a bus stop for 40 minutes alone. Then I was so tired by the time the bus got there that I was a little in and out of it and dozed on the bus only to miss my stop!!!!! Thankfully someone pulled the stop in front of mine, I woke up and got off. I was home an hour later than normal but I got home safe and that is what matters.


First assignment due next Wednesday that deals with anatomy!!! Love it! But man is this complicated stuff! And its only the basics, but I got it hahahaha.

Hope you had a great week!!!!!

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Welcome to adulthood Ariana

And the hits just keep on coming.

Tomorrow i get to read through all my health benefits and figure out percentages and what insurance should be  and whether it is or not. New insurance bills rolled in from my surgery which say that i am on the line for a little over 5 grand!!!! After some major panic and a conversation with my mom, some major confusion about the breakdown of my bills and some tears, i came to the realization that i get to walk step by step through every bill and charge and call Dr.s and hospitals and insurance and fight tooth and nail to get my stuff paid. Otherwise I’ll be slowly paying this off for the next 6 years. Oh goody another car payment! I want to be a kid again!!!!!!

On a happier note i have been trying to make healthier food choices. I’ve been doing oatmeal in a mason jar on the way to work, dont worry i sit in traffic im not eating oatmeal at 60mph.

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Oatmeal, brown sugar and fruit. Basic and delicious.

Remember that running wall i was working on.

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I started the begining of mine

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Lunch today was a delicious vegetarian burrito.

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Thank goodness for Excercise. I’ll be getting on the bike here soon.

How was your night?

Recovering and blue apron

I am finally starting to see major improvement from being sick which is great. Another 2-3 days max and i should hopefully be 100%.

Tonight i finally made one of my thanksgiving blue apron meals. Cornish game hen and sourdough stuffing. Delicious!!!

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I finally cooked one of the meat dishes correctly hahahahaha!

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I am super stoked with how this turned out and i got 3 meals out of it. I took some tastes tonight and will have one helping for lunch tomorrow.

Talk to you tomorrow!!!!!!

Now its time for sleep!!!! Still need as much rest as i can get.

Monday Motivation**November 30, 2015

Holy Crap its the last day of November!!!!

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Monday- training session with weights

Tuesday- bike

Wednesday-off

Thursday- training session in the pool

Friday – off

Saturday- run 2 miles

Sunday- run 3 miles

This is my optimistic plan. I have been hit with a narley cold. Surgery knocked my immune system down so i am catching everything, which super sucks, but this too shall pass.

What does your workout plan look like this week?

Weekend Catchup

Hi!!!! I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving! Mine didn’t go quite at planned. I was supposed to meet my boyfriend’s family but Wednesday during the day his grandma fell and broke her hip and was hospitalized. Thanksgiving was cancelled and he drove up by himself to see her in the hospital.

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I’ve been having serious subway cravings lately.

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A coworkers wife brought us some seriously delicious brown sugar cinnamon cupcakes.

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My roommate left me an apple pie cupcake on thanksgiving 😌

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I made north african shrimp couscous from blue apron as well as mac and cheese

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Trailing the blonde may now be trailing the red head.

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My roommate helped me dye my hair.

I woke up today with a cold 😦 Another Cold!!!
Hopefully i can kick this quick. I hate cold season.

Talk to you soon!!!!
How was your thanksgiving?

Have you been sick this season?

Medical kit

I’ve got the majority of my medical stuff bought.

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With about 43 days until I set foot on the trail I am starting to assemble things how I will have them on the trail so I can start learning how to pack and fit everything in. I packed and repackaged my backpack every few days before Costa Rica and Peru before I figured how to fit everything in.

Obviously I have things for blister prevention and care, bandaids, gauze, alcohol pads, ace bandages and so on. Then I’ve got all my sickness relievers like benadryl, nausea tablets, dramamine etc. I’ve put them in individual Ziploc bags becasue packages take up unnecessary space .

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I have labeled each bag with the name and dosage. I learned a very valuable lesson in Costa Rica about not labeling your medications. I’ll spare you the gory details but will say what I wanted was a laxative and what I took was an anti-diarrheal, needless to say I had a bad week lol.

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Ibuprofen will have the biggest bag of all. On the trail ibuprofen is called Vitamin I becasue you end up taking it so regularly. I am also stocking up on chapstick becasue I am already a chapstick-a-holic and figure I’ll want it frequently on the trail…..and I’m sure 1 or 2 will get lost or forgotten along the way.
Ahhhh we are getting closer!!! Its going to be here before I know it!!!