Tomorrow is the Beginning.

Tomorrow is the beginning of everything!  Well, er, ok it really is the beginning of training again for the next cross-country season.  It will officially been 1 week since my surgery and after a week of not getting my eye wet, not running, and not wearing my contacts, it will be officially over! Yay!!  Tomorrow I get to wear my contacts, shower and get water over my eyes!, and I get too… wait for it…. RUN! I’m going to run at what’s called the Colonie Relays which is basically an open track meet every Tuesday night.  I think I’m mostly going to focus on the 1 mile and 2 mile races.  And maybe every once and awhile I’ll throw myself into an 800 or something.  Because these beautiful babies right here;  

They are going to take me places! Anywho, if you can’t tell I’m very excited.  I went to my Dr. today and he checked out my feet and ….wait for it…… no stress fracture! He said where the pain was is an uncommon place to get stress fractures, and since the pain went away so quickly and hasn’t bothered me it was probably just from the way my feet were taped for the race.  So Yay! Officially cleared for running duty, which means I have to get my butt into hyper-active training mode for my Tri in the beginning of July.  But I’ll worry about that more later.

Also, my eye looks A LOT better than it did.  It isn’t droopy anymore which is a serious plus.  And it’s almost completely better in that it’s not so ugly black and blue looking.  Here see for yourself!:

Anywho, I’ve also made myself a to-do list.  A homework list if you will of things I must get done for SGA and other such nonsense before the end of the month.  One of those things was my Big’s pillow and after working Friday thru Sunday it is finally done!

This is the front, my Big’s favorite color is blue so that’s why I made her pillow that color.  And my favorite color is pink so my name on her pillow is in pink. 

I think it turned out really well, I hand sewed all of it because i don’t have a sewing machine, but I think the way I sewed on all the letters and stuff came out pretty cool.  Oh here’s the back: 

Now I just have to find a box and send it to her! Yay for 1 think off of my checklist of like 20 things is done!

Oh and my sister Danielle is now in Espana, for those of you who don’t speak espanol (spanish) this is Spain.  Anywho, she’s chilling out there for 6 weeks and is making me super jelly because of how awesome a time she’s going to have.  Hopefully she’ll keep us updated on her blog.  So y’all should definitely check her out! I think she’s one nifty chick. Yes I did just say nifty.

Anywho, that’s it for me for right now.  I gotta eat, get some work done and then head to work! So until later, TTFN.

Nom Nom Nom.

Well peoples I’ve officially decided today is now Sushi Friday.  That’s right I said it, sushi.  Fact of my life I’m sure you didn’t know, but I love sushi.  It’s weird, I didn’t always but when I found out I had low iron my Dr. recommended foods with more iron like salmon which led me to try other fishy type foods which eventually led me to sushi.  And now I love it! In fact I bought myself some from the grocery store because I haven’t had it in a while.  So you know me and pics of food, why stop now? There was a LOT of food in this tray. 

Legit, I had to eat it in 2 different meals; 1/2 for lunch and 1/2 for an after lunch-lunch. 😛 

Anywho, I got hungry again a few hours after lunch and decided to finish off this delectable treat, all I had left any way was like 4 pieces… see:

Other than my sushi treat I did a lot of ‘running’ around today. Notice how running is in quotes? Yeah, well because I can’t officially start running around yet, *sigh* only a few more days though!

Anywho, I picked up my paycheck, went to the library, bought a pillow to start actually working on my Big’s Pillow, look at it.  It’s a nice size!

I think its like 16×16 inches, something like that.  I even started sewing the “pillowcase” for it already!

This is the inside being shown.  I mean I’m on a roll today with getting things done! I think it’s mostly because after a few days of not drinking coffee I had some today and I feel marvelous! 

More of my crazy get ‘er done attitude today includes; wrapping my dad’s father’s day present, cleaning my room – GASP!, and buying a new bathing suit for swim lessons which start on the 25th.  

I managed to find it at Tj’s for $20 and with my discount I got it for like $18.  I call that a good day.  Especially since in my 1st swim lesson paycheck they give us $50 to buy new suites so in essence I just made $30 by spending wisely.  BOYEA!

Anywho, now that I’ve been amazingly productive today I’m going to continue working on my Big’s pillow and follow my To-Do list.  I have some stuff I need to get done in the next week or two for my V.P position at my school so I’ve made a lovely to-do list.  The work will officially begin tomorrow! Er… maybe Sunday.  Who knows?
Anywho, I believe that’s it for now, Until later TTFN.

On summer vacation running.

I’m having the most fun running right now.  Since I’ve started summer break I’m not as busy with 50 bagillion things (yes that is a real number) so I have time to run whenever I want.  I would very much like to emphasis the word whenever.   Because it’s kinda a glorious word, I’m just saying. So pretty much the majority of my days go as follows; wake up, watch tv/movies, knit, putz around, eat, and then run whenever.  It’s glorious!  I’m enjoying running for however long/short I want because I don’t have to micromanage when I can run.  I mean relatively yes.. as in morning or night or hmmm maybe even go crazy and do the afternoon! But besides that I don’t have to have a specific time. 

This is my foot.  It’s kinda crooked,but I think y’all can deal.  I decided to take a picture of its gloriousness after the first half of my run.  This is because it represents something else I love about summer…..barefoot running! I have to recallus my feet again so I only did a mile, but I have missed it and it felt wonderful.  My friend Bonna and I are barefoot runners, she is far more than I am.  Her feet are like rawhide! I love her though and her ridiculously hard feet.

That brings me to my next point which has nothing to do with feet or running, so this segway is sorta a segway in itself, but I digress…

I am up for a little next semester! Yes I know I’ve been quite cranky lately about my sorority, but I mostly was having a rough patch and God bless those girls because they put up with me.  So things are going better and speaking of going better I had a lovely impromptu Skype date with my pledge sis/triplet Amanda tonite.

She is quite lovely.  I took like 5 pictures of her without her knowing then she figured it out and made me take a good picture.  Regardless, I love her so it’s ok. Even though she’s weird…. but then again I am too so I guess it’s ok.

Anywho, I am up for a little which means I’ve started getting my Big/Little stuff ready for whomever the lucky girl will be.  And one of the first steps in that is fabric!  To cover her book and for her to get letters once she makes me a Big/Little pillow.  Speaking of, I need to make my Big one, which I figured I should do before I get a Little so I got fabric for that too. My Big’s favorite color is blue so I found a really pretty one.

The light blue is for my little, the darker blue is for my Big.  The pink… well that’s for my Big’s pillow but it’s also for me and projects I need it for.  But that’s because I love pink to the highest degree.

Anywho, those two things are on my list of to-do’s for this summer.  Thank God summer has only just begun- I’ve already got so much to do! 

Which another thing is my quilt.  I make random squares of yarn using different patterns and such just to test my skills or the yarn.  And I usually end up adding it to my work-in-progress quilt.  So my goal this summer is to add more to it and maybe make it an actual useable length.  Right now it’s sorta a smallish square.  So those are some of my non-running related goals for the summer.  I figured I’d throw them in here while it was still early because as the summer progresses and I get more into races and training that will probably end up being the main focus of a lot of my blog posts.  So I believe I have exhausted myself for the night and I have a busy day tomorrow.

So until later,TTFN.