How I do

I got the blog post title today from a song called ‘How we do” by Rita Ora.  Anywho, I’m sitting at my computer after 4 different workouts yesterday.  That’s right you read it right- 4 workouts.  I have to learn to space them out a bit better.  I did a 1,000 yard swim before swim lessons started yesterday morning.  Then, I went home and ran for a little over 4 miles.  I took a quick 20 minute break to drink some water and stretch and then I did a 40 minute Insanity workout.  And then I did a 30 minute bike ride with my brother and we rode up 2 massive hills…. just saying.  You want to know why I do it all? Well, probably because I’m insane. 

Anywho, yes I realize I workout a lot.  I’m pretty sure at least 2 hours of everyday is committed to working out.  But I’m ok with it.  And no I’m not addicted to working out.  I just took a test on-line that said I was normal. 🙂  Haha so really nothing exciting is going on right now.

I got to work Monday thru Friday teaching swimming lessons all day, and then on Mondays I have the added joy of a 5 hour shift at TJ Maxx.  So if you can’t tell Mondays are my super busy day.  But honestly that’s all I’ve been doing.  Working, working out, and sleeping. 

I’ve turned into quite the grandma since swim lessons started.  Since I’m running around working and working out I’m exhausted by like 9 every night and I end up going to bed.  Which I feel a tad bad about because my best friend Chelsea is in California so at like 9 my time she usually wants to skype/talk but I’m too exhausted.  However, that is what the weekends are for and luckily she is quite understanding. Plus, she’s coming in August! 🙂
Oh, one exciting thing did just happen- I just order a new pair of vibrams. This is a picture I grabbed off of the website but it is the color of the new ones that I ordered.

The first pair I ever bought were a purple/pink color.  The last pair was gray and blue and the new ones are black.  The black and gray/blue were the only 2 color options available for the version I wanted, which is ok because I’ve never had all black.  So once I get them I can say I’ve had a variety of colors.

Anywho, I’ve got nothing exciting planned really.  Just to get payed and hopefully go to the farmer’s market.  And if I go you can bet there will be pictures. 

Well that’s it for now, until later TTFN.

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On Being a Runner

So I deactivated my facebook page on a whim.  Mostly because I hate the new timeline crap, but also because I feel like as a whole young people have become too dependent on it (myself included) and I kinda want to see how long I can go without it.  So on that note, I’ve spent a lot of free time surfing running websites.  And one I’ve come across is http://www.letsrun.com/forum – it has people posting all the ways you know you’re a runner.  And if you’re a runner there are a lot of these sites.  Anywho, I came across a particular post that said; “You know you’re a runner when you use the words “10 miles” and “fun run” in the same sentence.” And it brought me back to High school.

One time during the winter my senior year I was talking to my boyfriend’s family.  And they asked me if I had any races or such nonsense coming up.  That’s when I told them I was just doing a 9 mile fun run.  And they looked at me like I was insane.  And that’s when I realized the level at which I’d become in love with running.  So the question I want to ask y’all is; have you ever had a moment where you realized just how much you’d become a runner?

And now I can move onto my next rambling.  So I had dinner last night with my two friends Bethany aka Big Spoon  and David.  It was a fun time, I think we all ended up hanging out for like 2 hours.

<———————————David

Bethany——————————————>

I love taking random photos.  They tried doing the same to me.  But the thing is, I own the camera.  Hahah so I just delete the pictures I don’t like 😉 Winning. Anywho, it was a fun time.  And we were fairly classy and drank wine with dinner, which made my best friend Chelsea aka Chel Chel, laugh when we skyped later last night because I was still drinking the wine when we were skyping.  I felt obligated to finish it.  And she just thought I was the classiest individual.  Anywho, this is my best friend/lover/wife/sister/my everything:

I love taking pictures of her when we skype, sometimes I get some real interesting ones.  She’s pretty darn beautiful and awesome, I mean I think so anyways.  We had a lovely little chat, and there’s this thing we’re planning to do.  See she lives in California currently because her dad is a Marine and they move around a lot.  Anywho, my parents said that for my graduation they’d buy me a ticket to Cali to see her if she’s still there.. But our plan is to take that ticket and fly to England  because we both love english type things and it’s kinda our dream to go over there together.  So we are attempting to start putting that in the works. We’re mischievous.  But I mean we have to be, I haven’t actually been face to face with her in real life in like 2 years? maybe 3.  So we definitely need some together time.    So yeah, that’s pretty much all that’s going on right now.

Oh, I managed to get a lovely 2,000 yard swim in yesterday.  It was my fastest time to swim it in yet, I cut like 3 minutes off my best time.  I don’t know what it was, but I just didn’t cramp up and I felt great, I didn’t feel tired during it at all.  I think I could’ve done more but I had things to do and people to see :P.  So yeah, now that’s it.  So until later,TTFN.

What, Like it’s Hard?

True life fact: I want to be like Elle Woods someday.  I know that sounds ridiculous and that she’s a fictitious character, but still.  She’s kinda one of my role models.  I mean think about it.  She’s a woman whom no one expects much from, yet she gets into Harvard, works her ass off, wins a trial and gets the man.  Aka Emmett, whom I’m madly in love with just FYI he’s another one of my celebrity future husbands.  Here’s a picture of the guy who plays him in the musical:  

If you can’t tell, I’m kinda in love with him.  But it’s because he’s super adorbs and he has an AMAZING voice. But I digress…

 You gotta love it.  I mean I know I do.  One of my favorite lines from Legally Blonde the Musical is; “With the chance I’ve been given, I’m going to be driven as hell.” And I think that’s perfect.  It’s going up on my Motivation Wall.

This is it, it doesn’t have much so far.  It just has “Motivation wall” and a goal I have plus some letters I made.  It will have more soon once I start putting up my inspirational quotes. 

Here’s a close up on the letters:

But yeah that’s basically all I have to say about the wall.  Ohh, my sorority had a function where I got to get dressed up.  It was very exciting! I was even all vain and took a picture of myself and such nonsense. 

Mostly when I take these pictures I like to think; “It’s a good thing they aren’t going to be looking at my feet tonite.” Because straight up my feet are horribly calloused and blister filled from my running. 

Oh fun fact I got to have my first barefoot run of the season yesterday.  Well……….  partially barefoot run.  I only ran part of my run barefoot, but still it felt great.  I miss running barefoot, I can’t wait until it’s warm enough for me to do it everyday.  Anywho, I’ll show you a grimey picture of my foot.

Isn’t it beautiful?

Anywho, I’m jumping around from topic to topic I realize this, yet I can’t seem to help myself.  So moving right along.  I got to swim today for the first time since after the cold!! Yay me! Anyways, I swam a total of 2,000 yards.  Which I’m very impressed with for a few reasons:

1. I’m pretty sure I’ve never swam that much before.

2. I did around 1,000 yards of pull and I’ve never done that much at once.

3. I did it all in 44:10, which is pretty good because when I first started really swimming I could never do that. 

4. I’m pretty sure that if the pool hadn’t been as uber crowded as it was I could’ve done another 5oo to 1,000 yards EASY.

So let me finish this post with some pictures of my sexy swimming gear.  Please, don’t laugh too hard at my towel.

Yes, I do have a Barbie towel.  And yes I have had since I was around 6.  There was a little 8 year old at the pool with a more sophisticated towel than I had.  It made me feel a tad silly, but then again it’s ok.  Barbie is a classic. 
And then here are my bathing suits;

Yes  did say suits because I wear 2 when I swim.  It’s for drag and such (look at me using swimming terminology)

Anywho, I believe that is it for me now.  I’ve updated you on my life to the fullest extend I do believe.  And if I have left anything out I’m terribly sorry.  I will find a way to make it up to you.  So that’s it, until later TTFN.