Friday, July 20, 2012

Running around crazy

So so sorry it has been forever since I have written.
I keep meaning to write but then I always forget to take pics and then just loose motivation.

But anyway I am finally back :)
And will promise to try to be better. pinkie promise!

We will just go ahead and start with this morning and then work backwards :) (if that isn't to confusing... i have a feeling this might be an "all over the place post"

This morning was pretty good I must say.
Woke up at 5:20 and then did The Firm Express - 10 min Abs and Pump it up (10 mins) plus the Summer Shape up Cardio from Blogilates (13 mins)  :)

After that I got alll ready and headed down to get some grub. 
- Bad picture coming... be warned. 

Some Okios Greek Yogurt with a handful of Almond Special K and then an extra handful after.
I also added some stevia and some cinnamon :)

Yummy :)

Now I am at work.. blah blah blah. boring. but it is Friday so it is almost the weekend and I can not WAIT. Yay... I love getting to hang out and spend time with my fiance :)

The other eats for today are going to consisit of

Lunch - Turkey totilla wrap

Snack - Apple Sauce with cinnamon

Dinner - Sweet potato, Veggie Straws (not pictured) and Dark Chocolatte.

So onto 1/2 marathon training plan update.
I really feel like I am doing awesome... better than expected, escpecailly with my shin splint issues.
I am running 3 days a week. ( I would love to run more but my legs just think that is good for right now)
I run about 4-5 miles on tuesday and thursday and then do my long run on saturday. :)

This Saturday will be 6 miles again.. last saturday I ran 6 miles in 53:36. Pretty okish....i think.

I don't want to bore you with my silly life but that is what has been goin on :)

I promis there will be better posts soon :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Well I know I have been MIA for a tad while but I have just had the greatest time this past weekend :) - it included: Wipe Out, lunch at Chili's, Pink Spoon x 2, car wash and the pool.

But here is what I really wanted to talk about.

Yesterday was like any normal day... workout and then work.
But when I went out to run my 3 miles at lunch..... my shins started hurting. I almost had a breakdown... I reallly felt like... WOW wow wow this is not fair. I have been slowy running and strething and using "the stick" on my legs. Why me? Why me God? It is not fair that I always get shin splints.

I really felt abandoned and hurt.

BUT... then I picked myself up really quickly (something that I really never am able to do)
I stopped focusing on that ONE little annnoying thing... and started thinking about ALLthat God has already blessed me with.
He has blessed me beyond words.
So during that lunch I went ahead and walked.
I walked and talked to God about all that was on my mind.
I thanked God for:
  • the ablity to breath
  • the ablity to just walk... to have legs
  • eyes to see the amazing trees and all the different people
  • being able to call him my Father
  • a one hour lunch break to enjoy his creation
  • being able to come into his presence
  • Aaron and my family
  • being able to aready work out in the morning
  • having lunch in my office when I got back
  • living in a free country
  • a job
  • and the list goes on and on.... I am beyond blessed.
There are so many things that I take for granted. I tend to focus on the ONE thing that is wrong and not the millions of things that God has graciously given me.

It is so easy to focus on what we can't do and forget all we can do.

So just remember... God has a plan even when it really doesnt seem fair... HIS way is alwasy always best.. even when it doesnt feel like it is.

What are you thankful for today?
Do you ever focus on the ONE small thing that is bothering you instead of all the other good things?

Lose the Training Wheels

This past Thursday and Friday I had the opprotunity to go help out with a absolutley wonderful organization. It was so much more than I expected.

Lose the Training wheels is a non profit organization that helps mentally challenged children (who are absolutley precious and oh so smart) learn to ride bicycles.

I went into the expereince feeling a little shaky... i didn't know if I would be able to help anyone at all learn to ride a bike but after watching some of the other volunteers I decideded to finally step up and give it a try.

Lose the Training Wheels is so efficent with their techinique of teaching all the kids how to ride bikes. They start all the kids off at the begining of the week with special bikes that have cool peg wheels to help them learn how to balance. As they progress they are able to finally learn how to ride by themsleves on a real 2 wheel bike.

Once I got out of my comfort zone, I had the most rewarding experince I could ever imagine having. I loved getting to know each child and learning that we are not that different at all. Before this expereince, I had never had a lot of interaction with special needs children but though interacting I learned we are all the same.

After the two days where over I went home feeling AMAZING.
Everyday after work I always come home feeling a little down, but after volunteering and helping all those children and seeing their faces light up, I felt like a new person.
I was so excited about life and so thankful to be able to live. I honestly felt like a new person. I had been renewed.
Through this experience I truly feel renewed and refreshed... I have new eyes.

I want to go out and help and I turly want to make a difference. It really showed me that there is so much more to life than the mundane work...I want to live my life.