Snow and the bathroom

It may suck to drive in the snow with a bunch of people who don’t know how (cough cough, PORTLANDERS!!!!) But it sure is beautiful to see all those trees covered in snow and the river lined with snow on the banks.

Trying to defrost my car this morning. And I clocked in almost on time woohoo!!!

Artemis LOVES the snow!!!!! She loves to run around in it. And look you can actually see her against the white backdrop haahahhaahah

He is replacing some of the old floorboards that didn’t hold up quite as well as others.

We spend a great deal of time wandering around Lowes and Home Depot now. That is currently our version of a date out of the house.

This was only a few days ago! Scroll back up to see the progress.

Oh look more Home Depot!!

YES we are finally finished with the taking down part of the bathroom and are starting the building back up! As is evident by him putting flooring stuff back in. I even hammered a nail and screwed in 4 screws Monday night Woohoo! Now I can pretend that I have actually helped.

We have bought the flooring already, a dark wood-looking tile. I think by the end of next week we will at least have a working bathroom and be able to move in!

So we have the new flooring, new bathtub, new sink and vanity already bought. We still need to buy the wall tiles and are trying to decide if we want to keep the old toilet or buy a new one. I guess we will decide that after we bleach the crap (no pun intended) out of it and see what it looks like. We also still need to buy a shower curtain rod, shower curtain, shelves and decorations along with hand towels and wash cloths (we bought new towels for pretty cheap at Costco but it was just the towels).

I think within 2-3 weeks the bathroom will be done and I think within 1-2 weeks we will be moved in!!!!

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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

A really good day

Buenos Nochas!!!! 

Today was a really good day but we’ll start off with yesterday. 

Yesterday was spent doing biology work all day. I had two biology lecture classes and two labs cancelled due to the college being shut down for inclement weather so we were assigned lots of work to do. 

I was burned out by 9:30pm. I was working on my last assignment and got to the last question and low and behold I have to make a visual aid!!! It’s 10:30pm andy class is at 8am. Thankfully the Rite Aid down the street was open until 11am. So out I went, picked up some poster board and something to help me get through the next 2 hours

Thank goodness for 24 hour starbucks!!!

Also food was needed

Frozen burritos for the win. 

Anyways i got everything done and was in bed by 1am. 

In class this morning I had everything I needed which was awesome and felt great about the class and the information I absorbed. 

In betweem class and lab I did some classwork and had a snack

I had to hit the student store for snacks because I woke up late due to being up late from doing HW but it all worked out. Lab went awesome as well and I left school feeling amazing!!! I finally feel like it’s all gonna work out and this is what I should be doing. 

After school Artemis and I went out for a little run, it was 50 degrees outside and except for a little wind it was perfect running weather!!

There were a few spots that still had a little ice

But on the plus the path was pretty much deserted so I got to let Artemis off the leash a bit and she of course ran around in the mud.

She got some mud on her and then gave me a hug

It was a good run

After my run I scheduled my personal training certification exam for Monday!! Ahhhh!!!

I got some biology hw done then headed out and got some dinner. It was supposed to be TGIT tonight  (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder) but if course it got pushed to next week so instead I still got a bad (but unfortunately delicious ) dinner and spent the night reading the blog of a physical therapist student. 

I spent a little over 3 hours reading the blog from beginning to now and loved it!!!!

I had movie on in the background and had a cuddle bug next to me

It has been a great day. 

See you tomorrow !!!

A successful running date!!

Howdy all!!! 

3 weeks ago i didn’t make it to the gym on a Tuesday until about 9pm and BAM! There was the TV show Bones on. I started watching Bones 12 years ago with my dad. I stopped watching it regularly about 2 years ago; lack of cable, life, etc got in the way. I had stared watching it again on Netflix a few weeks ago them BAM there was the current season. I watched about 30-40 minutes of it then was done with my workout. I had done the miles I had planned. Then i decided, what a great idea, each week I’ll head to the gym and have a little running date with Bones. As far as I’m concerned from 9-10pm it’s just me and Bones in that gym. And it gets me running for a solid hour, ok it gets me doing intervals of running and walking lol. 

Post run date tonight.

I tried to start last week but the weather had other plans. Thankfully tonight we had rain instead of snow. 

My view from the treadmill. Sorry for the bad picture hahahaha

I only got 3 miles in but that is the most I’ve run in awhile. And I’m very happy with it. From here it just goes up. 

The pace is not great but that is ok cause i had a great night hahaha

In other news I had a delicious salad for lunch. 

Got Artemis some new food to try. She is still loving romping around in what snow is left. 

And the BF and I went to Color Me Mine for a totally cheesy date and made each other coffee mugs……but it was kind kf awesome and romantic too hahahahaha. 

And I leave you with the current book on tape I am listening to. 

How is life with you?

Comment and let me know what your most recent workout was?

Snow day!!

Classes were cancelled due to snow! As happy as I was to sleep in it also stressed me out a little since school is so important to me this time around. Oh well. Deep breathe and let it go. 

I had a delicious breakfast

Got some studying done

Yummy snacks

My roommate brought me back a little snack from her trip to Peru

Very nice!!!

I walked to the store again because the streets were still icy and why risk it in a car. I needed to get some stuff for the white chicken chili I’m gonna put in the slow cooker tomorrow morning to simmer away all day. 

My bags were considerably heavier walking, i should have brought a backpack to carry the groceries back more comfortably. 

Walking on the paths in the snow made me think of the PCT, I miss it. A definite goal for me this year is to get out and hike at least 100 miles of it, hopefully more. 

That is dedication 

Howdy!!! How is your day going?

It’s snow all around over here

It started last night I am guessing somewhere around 6:30-7pm. I looked out around 6 and it was raining then I stepped outside at 8:45 to drive to the gym and this was what I saw

Still i had a workout to get to. I drove to the gym with little incident until the street the gym was on I almost got stuck. But I was there and my plan was to watch Bones while I ran……but it was snowing so heavy the TV’s were out, that made me pause. I was there so I busted out a mile on the treadmill then hightailed it out of there because I knew the longer i waited the more difficult it would be to get home. 

I slipped and slid and got stuck once or twice but I kept my cool (thank you Nevada for teaching me how to drive in the snow in a small sedan hahahhaha)

I got home and let her run a bit, she loves the snow until she stops running and she gets cold

Then it was pasta time!

And a relaxing movie before bed

When i woke up, it was STILL SNOWING! 

It was beautiful outside…..until i realized i had no cream for coffee…..how do i study without coffee???!!! The snow had stopped coming down so i walked the 1.5 miles round trip to the store. That was my workout for today lol. I definitely worked up a sweat, walking through inches of snow is a workout. 

It was beautiful 

I made it back and it’s study time

I have taken over the coffee table

You’ve got water, coffee, syllabus, bio book, anatomy flashcards, a yummy smelling candle from my man and of course my personal training book in my lap. 

Artemis romped around in the snow a bit when i got back from the store and now she’s passed out hahaha!!

Dinner tonight is a delicious turkey stew i made a few months ago and threw some extra in the freezer. 

What is on your schedule for today?

Weekend Wrap-up

So I ran 5 days in a row last week then took Thursday off, Artemis and I took a little walk

It was cold but beautiful 

Anatomy studying 

Enjoyed a cup of coffee out of my new Starbucks ‘You are Here’ mug. I went to Peru 6ish years ago but didn’t hit a Starbucks while I was there because I wasn’t collecting these mugs yet, so my awesome roommate brought me one back when she travelled there over the holidays. 

Friday the boyfriend, the dog and I set out for a 2-3 mile run but i hadn’t waited long enough after a big lunch which resulted in me dry heaving on the side of the road. So the BF dropped me and the dog off at home and he headed out for another 3 miles lol. 

Saturday it snowed so instead of running we headed out and played in the snow with the Artemis. She loved to run. 

Saturday night we cooked and watched some movies. 

Today is a lovely lazy day before I start cramming for the personal training certification exam. I need to take it in about 2 weeks and in other news……

I start back to school tomorrow!!! I am only taking 1 class this quarter, Biology 101. My plan is to go to school part time for the next 2 years so I can still work while I do all my prerequisites then I will apply to a doctorate of physical therapy program. 

I’ll keep you posted. 

How was your weekend?