Thursday, August 11, 2016


This week I have been lazy. I haven't ran since Friday. Going over 25 miles in 6 days just drained me and I don't think I will ever repeat that again. I can see running three days a week but four is way too much. I been doing too much sleeping in and not enough getting my workouts done in the morning when it's most likely to happen.

My friend who agreed to run the half marathon backed out on me cause not enough time to run. I was bummed and my first thought was to quit cause I feel overwhemled to get my running in.. but I don't quit. I just can't do it.

So, I will run tomorrow.. then Monday before I shop for my son for school... then after that I will wake up with my son and more likely to get out the door for my workouts. I will be missing a couple hours of sleep but I guess I can trade that in for a fitter happier me.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

running


This week I bumped my running up quite a bit. I believe I set a new record for myself. In a 6 day period, between 4 runs I have ran 25 miles this week. I do best with fitness when I have a plan in mind on what I do on each day. Now that I have a planet fitness membership along with my ymca membership I need to fit in weight training so I added a 4th running day just for this week to start the new plan.

I will basically be once a week doing a long run where I increase my distance. I no longer will think of my runs in miles but in how much time I can run and divide that time in half and turn around at that point. I figure the miles will naturally come on.

I will also be doing two other runs. One will be before work so it will be limited on how far I can go.. the other run will probably be longer than the short run but not as long as the longer run. It will all depend on how I am feeling and what I have going on for the day.

I am getting excited for my half marathon. I do wish I had a little more time to build on long runs and feel like I am good at them... right now I am pretty good with anything leading up to 8 miles.. more than that and it's a challenge.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Half Marathon training


My half marathon has been moved up a bit. It turns out the biggest loser run will not happen this summer so my friend and I are signing up for another half marathon early September.. For a few minutes I was feeling like I would possibly run two half marathons this summer but that's not going to happen.

I am doing pretty well with running. My biggest hurdle is probably just finding the time and staying motivated to get it done on work mornings. I figure once school starts it will be more likely to get those runs in cause I will have to get up.

I am probably averaging two runs a week. I will like to see that be at least three miles. I can run 6 miles no sweat.. well, not really no sweat. I am pretty soaked in sweat. I can go about 8 miles too if time allows.. It's past 8 miles where I really need to get out there and get more longer runs under my belt this summer.

I ordered a couple head bands and can't wait to get them. The sweat is burning my eyes something terribly. I hope to get to the eye doctor so I can get some contacts too. Running with glasses can be a bit of a pain.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

8 mile trail run


On the 4th of July, I ran a 8 mile trail run. It was about an hour drive for me. It's a whole new world out there waiting for me with me having the GPS and some confidence in myself not to get lost. If only I had a better car, more money and more time to travel.. awww.. what wishes.

I had ran this trail run once before. It was two years ago. I went with a friend but she was faster than me so I ran it by myself.

I was pretty good with my training. I had a few long runs in and many short ones too. I just once again failed to get some training in with the crazy hills.

It's a beautiful setting.





Felt great to get to mile 7. The finish line isn't too far off.. one more mile.. just one more mile.





The hills are the worst. They make me feel like I am going to throw up. It's almost physically impossible for me to run them but I ran up the majority of them.

I miss the idea of running with friends and having people cheering me on. I only have one friend that I have ran with and she does another run on the 4th of July. We are planning on running a half marathon together soon. We just don't know the date yet. It's the biggest loser run. I am looking forward to making that goal again.


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Summer update


Running: I been running on average twice to three times a week. My max is 8.5 miles! I love running. My only regret is that I live where it's cold and I can't find comfort in winter running. It's horrible.. For the first time in my life..at times I am ready to walk away from this town.. if only life was so simple to pick up somewhere warm.

On the 4th of July, I am running my 8 mile trail run. I haven't ran this week because it's the time during the month where I am miserable. I am so lucky with my timing. Haha.. I don't know if I will have any one there to watch me finish the race. That's kind of depressing. However, I said I would run and I don't back out unless I feel like it's a serious medical reason to do so. I only backed out of one run and that was last summer when I was still dealing with dizzy spells after learning I am anemic. As far as I know my iron levels are ok. I get tested again in August.

I don't know when my half marathon is yet cause it hasn't been posted. I am so eager to get a date so I know how much longer I have to get the length of my runs up.

Darts: I am almost done with my 9 week dart league. It was called a remote league. So it was quite different from what I did years ago. The people we were shooting agaisnt were not in the same bar or even in the same city. We are coming in last place. But we did better than my partner expected. I have one more league left.

Sunday, I start my blow and throw league. I am really excited for it. It's been so long since I shot with my blow gun. It's going to be a normal league meaning the room with be full of like mind excited people fighting for the win. I was told the team I shoot against tomorrow is probably the best of everyone. What a way to get started.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Birch box & Girly girl post


I have never been a real girly girl. It's not due to not wanting to be one but it was more a combination of not knowing how to do the girly type of stuff and the cost that it takes to be buying all the stuff a high maintenance woman might need to acquire the look of a girly girl.

For quite sometime I been enjoying subscribing to birch box. Once a month, they charge me 10.00 for a box of samples. It can be a combo of make up, hair care products and skin products. It's sort of fun opening up the box and seeing what they sent. My only complaint is that they do send a email asking if you wanna peek or not of the products you are about to receive. I can't help but to peek.

It comes in a cute decorative box that is different each month. They come in handy for wrapping Christmas gifts.



For the record, most of the finger nail products you see didn't come from birch box but one did. I just haven't gotten around to trying it out.

I been trying to paint my nails more. I bought a dryer and it makes it easier so my nails don't smudge before they dry.. but they still chip within about 2 or 3 days. Does anyone have any suggestions on a polish or a technique that will get me more time. I would be happy with 5 days.

I worked tonight until 11 pm and I get home and open up my box. They send 5 products and even though it's late not only do I open the box but I go thru all my other boxes and play around with make up.



One of the items I got tonight was to make your eye brows thicker? Is that a cool thing or not? I pay to get my waxed! Confession time. I mostly only do that because I have dark hair and grow hair on my upper lip and it makes me feel very uneasy.. So I go in and ask for my eye brows and whisper in a quieter voice to do my lip too.

I also used an eye liner from another box and lip gloss. It's after midnight and I am playing with make up. There is some of the stuff that I just don't use after trying it or not at all even. I recently gave some of it away as a gift at a retreat and it went over well. I know I can go on birch box website and rate the items. I probably should do that then cause I think they will get to know what you like or don't like.

I have yet to get anything that I just had to go order the product. but it is fun to play with. I hear there is similar companies out there. Anyone know of them and if they are any good.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

my grandbaby


It's been good getting to see my grand daughter again. I probably will see her almost weekly. My son needs rides to see her and I will do my best to support him in getting there. She is a doll.. So cute. I just love her so much. She looks so much like my son. It got tossed in my lap to throw her a first birthday party. So, I got to try to keep it a little lower key than the baby shower. Since, she is a summer baby we can do a party outside.

Here is a few pictures from the last couple weeks.