Trust in yourself and everything you do will be right.

I got the title for this post off of a fortune cookie fortune, one of the few good ones I’ve ever gotten.  Anywhoser, my life was quite busy and stressful- mostly related to Ryan.  I’ve found that when we are fighting each other and are generally not agreeing on anything I’m like 10x more stressed than I otherwise would be. And it all accumulated into a lovely disagreement around 2 weekends ago, where he actually ended up apologizing to me.  I was actually really impressed because he has never apologized to me for anything… ever.  So I know that probably took a lot for him.  So anyways, since then things have been going much better between us, which definitely takes away a lot of the stress I had in my life.
Now nominations for E-board of SGA start this Wednesday and I’m stressing about whether I’m going to be nominated for President, and whether I will win and whether I will do a good job.  Because that’s one thing- I’m always wondering if I’m doing a good job as Vice-President.  tea_party_poster_reagan_protect_the_people-r4e6c1c5c726b4883b1d8b48ad2dd50c8_adju_400
I mean I try hard. I want to be both the voice of the people and be there for them to talk to to raise any concerns that they might have.  I also want to be able to look at any situation and be able to help decide things calmly and with a fair head.  I don’t know, I guess I just care a lot about people and I want to be able to do everything that I can to help them.  That’s another reason I want to go to law school, to help the people.  There are always going to be people who need help or who are being taken advantage of and need someone to stand up for them and I want to be that person.
So that’s the dealio of what’s going on in my life currently.  I’m doing the SGA thing, the house thing, the school thing and the working out thing.  Although, today and yesterday I am taking off because I’m feeling a tad under the weather and I’d rather rest and be better tomorrow then go workout and be worse off tomorrow.

Oh and my friend Chris and I are in a disagreement about whose better Batman or Superman.  He says Batman and I say Superman.  So I posted this picture to his facebook to prove my point; batman vs superman

I believe it very accurately depicts how it is between Batman and Superman. But that’s just my opinion.  You can disagree with me, but you’d be wrong.  But I digress….

So yeah that is currently everything that is going on in my life right now.  It’s not super exciting as of right now, but that always changes at like a minutes notice so maybe it will get super exciting by tomorrow, who knows?!

So I need to get some work done before my house meeting, so until later, TTFN.

STRESSED!

Ok so there’s honestly no other way to say it, but that I’m stressed hardcore and its only the 2nd week of school.  And let’s be honest I didn’t really do too much the 1st week because it was my birthday week, so really this is like the 1st real week of work and I’m super stressed. stressed

    The Greek community on my campus is like being persecuted by the administration and it is all centered around the one woman who I’ve been fighting against with our Student Code of Conduct.  She just keeps adding fuel to my hate-fire.   But I’d like to digress…

My training has been down the shitter if you will pardon my french. (Side-note: why is that the saying when you swear?) I mean I took my 1 day off for the week on Monday because quite frankly I was feeling a Monday as the day off.  So I ran 5 on Tuesday and then I didn’t run Wednesday morning because I knew I was going to be up wicked late that night and I didn’t particularly feel like getting no sleep, but honestly I regretted not running. But I mean there’s nothing I can really do about it now.  And today I only ran 4, I’m not sure why but I haven’t been really feeling the running thing these  past few days.  But I don’t care I am still going to “Live like a clock” plus since I’m stressed beyond all belief it will should help, but I’m not 100% sure about that right now.

Oh, I got yelled at by Ra Ra this morning, that was lovely.  Needless to say it was not appreciated and I don’t like being yelled at, I never have.  Like even if its in class and my professor is yelling at the whole class my first reaction is to like start crying, I’m not sure why but it is.  Anyways, that was my first reaction this morning and thank God for my friend Joe who I love to pieces who tried to make me feel better and then when he realized it wasn’t working just gave me a hug.  I love Joe. friends

Anyways, I tried to be calm and tell Ry later why he was an ass in the morning later in the day, but it just ended up with us kinda yelling at each other while I walked down the hall. And quite frankly I’m still mad at him so I’m not talking to him and he’s not really talking to me and its stupid, but at the same time I’m mad so I refuse to be the first to give into this silence thing.  Either way, my friend/therapist Sean gave me a hug also and confirmed Ra Ra’s ass-like status so I do feel better.

On top of all this I have tons of homework and I have to worry about this girl Jully who ran against me for Vice-President who I beat running against me for President, which is super stressing me out.  So yeah, that’s all the things that are currently going on in my life.  Ugh, ok let me attempt to get back to work before I go to Sean and his awesome girlfriend Alicia’s performance!

Until later, TTFN.

Farmer’s Market and the end of my week

Ok so yesterday I went to the farmer’s market near my house.  It was quite lovely I always love going.  I bought some bread, pesto, garlic cheese (yum) , apple cider, pickles…. and I think that’s it.  Anywhoser, I’m terribly sorry I didn’t take any pictures this time because I was awkwardly staring at all the amazing food, but I digress…

So today marked the last day of my 4 miles/day week and tomorrow I start my 5 miles/day training week.  And I also start my final count down till I go back to school, let me just take a quick moment here to pause and say I can’t wait to be back in Potsdam! As stressed as I am when I’m there I have so much fun and miss all my friends there that I love being up there.   So I can’t wait to run on my Potsdam training loops, which I can now accurately measure with my GPS watch!

So I believe that’s enough about my running for now.  I’m kinda stressed (which is part of the reason I can’t wait to be back in the ‘dam) because my parents feel the need to keep reminding/telling me how expensive law school is and pretty much making me feel like all their doing is telling me “no, you can’t” when all I want to hear is “it’s going to be difficult, but you can”.  So that’s how I’m feeling about that right now, but on the plus side I got a funny quote from the Good Wife, which I’ve taken to watching against my will with my mom.  Anyways, the quote is; “When the law is an ass, someone’s gotta kick it.”  I thought it was funny anyways…

Moving along, I had to email Ra Ra about some info I needed for a presentation, besides the point anyways, he ends his email with the line “Anyways, there are going to be some changes about me, don’t ask questions just go with it”- along those lines anyways.  What the hell?! The man knows I HATE when people say things like that.  Anywhoser, I did some sleuthing (the facebook kind) and I’ve guessed a few things; I think that he’s a) been working out and b) broken up with his girlfriend.  If my guesses turn out to be true, then I’m a mix between Jesus and a Private Detective.  Bam!
So now I have the unfortunate luck to have to wait like a week to see if I’m right or now.  Wish me the best of luck in this guessing endeavor!

TTFN. army running candences

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Because well I really need to learn these in the next few days so that Morg and I can yell them on our 6 a.m runs.

Peace out 2012!

Ok so I’m writing with like 3 1/2 hours to spare- yay for procrastination! So I thought I’d make this a look back at this past year and my ideas for 2013.

2012

General Life; k so this past year began with me turning 20 and finally being able to say that I’m in my 20s (barely). I went somewhere cool for spring break by going down to visit my grandparents for the week in Florida and getting to go to Disney World. 003   I ran for my school’s SGA Vice-President and won.  I became a senior (by credits) somehow and am on track to graduating on time (even early if I wanted) while adding a minor last-minute.  I finally decided upon law school as the route I wanted to go to continue my education.

I’ve gotten over broken hearts and general embarrassments that I always bring on myself (I’m terribly clumsy).  I’ve bonded with the SGA President, Ra Ra, whom I would call my friend. 

Even though I’m sure I have a tendency of getting on his nervs and take any and all opportunities to do something to him like pie him in the face….. multiple times.  Ryan+ Pie

Running; I  also ran in the Plattsburgh half-marathon for my 2nd time and brought my time down 15 minutes.  I ran my first marathon that seriously tested my mental and physical capabilities.  166537_3551077253459_2012934342_nI brought my 5k time down another 2 minutes from the previous season, while at the same time managing to stay major injury free (which was a serious bonus from the previous year).  I got a new awesome team when a bunch of new people joined.  And I’ve learned my priorities when it comes to running, which are; I love running and if I really want to drop my times I have to train harder, but I recognize at the same time that its fun and sometimes I can’t take it too seriously.

I completed the Pine Bush Sprint Tri for the 2nd time and brought my time down around 11 minutes.  I joined (sorta) a triathlon training group and trained with my friend Christine, in addition to attending my weekly running group.  And I’ve learned and seriously love that running with someone makes the run go 10x faster- no seriously try it.

And honestly that’s all that I can remember as being super-duper important this past year, I don’t dwell on the little stuff too much.

2013 Plans:

1. Make time for my running more in my schedule, by not letting my schedule get as hectic as this past year. 

      i.e. Learn how to not stress as much and learn to leave my office by around 7- 8 p.m every night instead of stressing myself out and staying there till midnight.

2. Swim more.

     i.e. Because I love and miss it…..

3. Make President’s list again this coming semester, by getting a 3.6 for the semester.

         i.e.  Law school is very competitive!

4. Improve my 5k, half-marathon, and marathon times

5.  Compete in and finish a half-Ironman

6. Run in and finish a (“short”) ultramarathon

7. Not die on my 21st birthday

            i.e. I just think its a good goal to have, because well…. I don’t wanna die.

8. Lose ~5 lbs. and just feel better about my body.

9. Remember to take my multivitamin more frequently

       i.e. I’m anemic and sometimes forget to take it 😛

! 10. Just have fun!

     i.e. Learn to let some things go and learn that nothing is really a life or death situation, except of course if you are trapped in a car that just fell into a river and it is filling up and if you don’t get out you’ll die, but that’s an exception….

I think this is the perfect picture to end 2012 with because we don’t need to dwell on the past, and for all of you who know me in life can we forget all my clumsiness and embarrassing moments of the year? Because that would be super awesome too! forget-2012

I’ll see y’all in 2o13! So until later, TTFN!

Christmas Party/Halfway there

Ok so it is Wednesday and that means- SGA CHRISTMAS PARTY! I woke up early (as per normal) to bake the cookies I was bringing to the office today.    So let’s just say I did no real work today, I watched a shit ton of Christmas movies, I ate soooooo much food that I think I’m going to need to go up a pant size- no joke.  Anywhoser, I watched about 4 Christmas movies; Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Frosty Returns, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (most recent version).  And well Ra Ra was supposed to bring his Irish Nachos to the party today and he didn’t … granted I give him that he was working on his senior seminar paper, but I digress….

So after learning my kitchen was free and I had cooking utensils he agreed to make them! So we hit up Price Chopper where he got all his ingredients and then we headed back to my townhouse.  When we got there I got the cooking utensils he needed out and then asked; “What do you want me to do?” His response? “Nothing.”  BOOM! I love when people are going to do something for me- like cook for me- and then tell me they don’t want help because I am more than happy to oblige. 
Anywhoser, it was legitimately the longest 1/2 hour of my life.  But once it was done…..mmmmm… delicious.
So we brought the tray back to the SGA office where everyone feasted more.  You know that point when you eat so much that you just want to nap? I hit that point today.

But as per usual… I’m over it.  So then we all went to dinner at Maxfields at 6 and by all I mean all of us on E-Board plus Mo and Cindy.  So after we all got there and sat down and ordered we decided to exchange gifts.  Now I’m sneaky and annoying so I knew who 4 (including myself) out of the 7 people had for secret santa.  So we did it that if you got your gift ( i.e. Mo had Zach, so once he opened his present he had to give his to the person he had) you had to give your gift next.  So it worked out that by the 3rd person going I knew almost for a fact that Ra Ra had me.  So we went around the table and only him and I were left so we exchanged our gifts. 

I gave him 3 small movie posters from the movie ‘In the Loop’ that he likes and a bottle of gin.  He got me… wait for it… the following: Princess Barbie A princess Barbie,

red bullA 4 pack of red bull. I love red bull!

nerf gunA nerf gun, which honestly- Bad idea.  Don’t give me red bull and a nerf gun and not expect me to go a little cray.  Which I did in case you were wondering…

Irish NachosAnd his recipe for his Irish Nachos- that present made me almost hug him.  Legit Best. Present. Ever. 

Ok I know y’all are gonna tell me that this isn’t Wednesday anymore, but my computer was being a butt and I got busy so I couldn’t post everything I wanted so I waited. Oh wells!

And no, for those of you who were wondering, you can’t have the recipe.  It’s mine now and I intend to get fat off of it.  These Irish nachos consist of waffle fries, lots of cheese and bacon and jalapenos.  I LOVE IT!!!

Ok so that’s it for now, I’m trying to finish up cleaning/packing to leave tomorrow so I’ll let you know how my finals went later.

Until then, TTFN.

I must pie you a question…

Ok so I know that doesn’t make sense at all, but I don’t care. I was quite the busy bee today.  I started off my morning by putting the finishing touches on a presentation that I had with my group today.  And then I got to pie Ra Ra in the face….. 3 times.  Good day.

Legit, I was the first person to pie him, it was for a club’s fundraiser and it was him and another guy who were being pied.  I enjoyed it very much- it helped me to take out some of my frustrations that I have geared towards him.  Anywhoser, he managed to get me back a bit though, he flung whipped cream in my hair! RUDE!

It wasn’t ok because well I had a presentation today and I had to go clean it out.  So to teach him a lesson for getting whipped cream in my hair… another pie to the face!

Unfortunately, I had to leave for class and miss out on the hilarity for a little while… but it was ok because after my presentation I was able to go back and…. pie him 2 more times! YAY!

Ryan+ Pie

Well then I had to help him clean up… not fun.  So that was the good/fun part of my day.

Pssh, He totally  enjoyed being pied.

The not so great part involved finding out the girl who ran against me last spring for Vice-President might be attempting to run against me for President…. Ok I’m about to be terribly rude so I’m sorry in advance.

Woman! I beat you last year when the experience you had was being the secretary of the Executive Board of SGA.  Now, you haven’t been on E-board for a year, nor have you had any leadership positons in any clubs and I’ve gained even more experience being Vice-President this year.  Run for Vice-President again! There’s no realistic way you can beat me, anyone with half a brain will understand that I’m the only one capable enough of dealing with the shit storm that is going to be our administration and school next year.  Not only that, I can handle the stress and busy schedule because I’ve been dealing with it this year.  And my final point is that I know what needs to be continued next year in terms of plans set forward by the current E-Board (mainly Ryan and I).  So please stop deluding yourself and get out of my way!  Ok, I feel better… just a little.

So that’s going on.  Now don’t think because of my rant that I’m deluding myself and thinking that she isn’t competition along with Tara (the girl whose made it quite known that she will run against me), but I feel like realistically I have the most experience and can do the best at the job.
As much as SGA and everything that goes with it stresses me out. I LOVE IT!   I’m not sure that I can stress that enough.

I love everything about it.  I love the people I work with, what the job entails, all the little things the job doesn’t entail but I do anyways, all the bullshit, the back talk, the people who don’t think I’m doing my job right, the days where I don’t really eat/sleep because I’m either so stressed or overloaded with work I don’t know what to do, and I especially love days like today where I get to do things like participate in a club’s fundraiser and pie someone like Ra Ra in the face.

I honestly don’t know how to make people not associated with me day in and day out see that.  I guess I’ll just have to figure it out along with my other long lists of things to do.  Well, I’ll add it to the list. For now I’m going to go home and get ready to hang out with my pledge brothers in PMA tonite.  And then tomorrow working out and studying for finals- to Final land we go!

To end this long worded post on a funny note… I want my Christmas tree decorating when I get my own place to look like this:

And on that note, until later- TTFN.running christmas tree

It’s that kinda relationship…

So I think mine and Ryan’s relationship can be summed up in a total of 2 photos. Ryan loves me65074_10200295140808026_698156236_n

I believe they explain everything perfectly.  As you can see he’s overjoyed to have to spend time with me out of the office. But I digress….

I haven’t run in a full week now… I’m kinda depressed about this. My motivation level for actually getting out and doing it is zip!  Honestly, I’m willing to not push it and force myself to go run even though I don’t want to.  I know that’s not the response my coach would like to hear, but my response to him right now is-tough luck.

I know that the off-season is the time to really train and step up on everything, but I’m trying to finish up the semester and get everything done.  In addition, I have to do my internship stuff, along with work over the winter break.  So I’m going to attempt to get back on track with my running in the next few weeks but at the same time I’m not going to beat myself up about it.

Also, I’m getting more heavily involved with my student rights ideas.  In how the administration at SUNY Potsdam goes about punishing students who violate the student code.  Sometimes it is warranted and necessary, while other times it isn’t.  And not only is it not necessary, but the way that it is done is abusive. But I digress….. mostly because you don’t want to get me started on my long-winded rant.

On the plus side I JUST signed up for the Plattsburgh half, for those of you who are new to my blog- I run it every year for the past couple of years.  And…. *drum roll please* the Ottawa marathon in… Ottawa. Go figure.  I decided to forget the Lake Placid Marathon this year- my legs still haven’t quite forgiven me.  In the attempt to find a flatter “nicer” course. And I believe Ottawa is it, plus my mom said she’ll rent a hotel and we will have a lovely time of it together- there’s a 5k the day before the marathon she is possibly going to do.

Looking at the website again its more of a full running weekend with the 5k and 10ks on Saturday and the half-marathon and marathon on Sunday.  Well this should be fun and interesting!

I hope she does the 5k that way I can yell/encourage her the day before my race.  And then we can drink together Sunday night! Because by May I will be 21- obviously my birthday is in January…..

Anywhoser, that’s it for now…. starfish….. so until later, TTFN.

Ottawa marathon weekend