Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sad day for me

I knew that I had a hurt knee. I knew I was sore. But now I know that I am actually injuring and have to take some time off. This totally breaks my heart because running is what I love most right now. Now I have to be more creative in my exercising to make sure that I get enough cardio without very much running. My goal is to not get all flabby again!

On a brighter was seventy degrees today! Also, P & H came over and Anne-Marie is staying here and we had a very interesting dinner. Matt and I decided to use up what we had in the cupboard, so we ended up having lentils, cous cous pasta, teriyaki meatballs, chicken strips and tomato soup. Very odd! But a fun night! Earlier in the afternoon the girls and I went to Good will and I bought a 69 cent movie, "When Harry met Sally." We all watched it tonight, even Matt, and of course all loved it! Great movie, it has been awhile since I've seen it.

That's all for now. I am back to Spokane this weekend for pedicures on Saturday and wedding on Sunday. I am excited. :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

In Spokane... still have to scrape your windows in the morning! I have forgotten about that little inconvenience!

I went on a nice run with Charnelle this morning at Five Mile Prairie. It is so pretty and sunny up there! The sun is very strong because there aren't many trees to block it. We had a nice jog and chat and then Charnelle made us protein shakes for breakfast. Yum!

I am slowly getting back into daily workouts. My intensity hasn't increased yet, but due to my current state of health, I am glad that at least I can run!

Have a good weekend everyone. Hope ya all catch some sun, and you Seattle-ites, enjoy the nearly 70's!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St Patty's Day!

Actually its not the greatest day for me, but I am determined to have a better one. I am having dinner at Peter and Hannah's tonight and am thinking of leaving my house now so I can walk there. It is beautiful outside! I am going to have a good evening. :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Weird Monday

Usually I work in the afternoon to late evening on Mondays. But this week and next week I work the morning shift on both Mondays and Tuesdays! That means I get off work in the early afternoon! I am so excited to have time after work when it isn't dark. Yay!

On a darker note, I have conjunctivitis! Fortunately, its not the bacterial kind which is highly contagious and makes you shoot gunk out of your eyes. But it does make your eyes nice and red, which is just lovely. I also still have a nasty sinus thing. I haven't really been running much, or at all actually. I walked both today and yesterday. Tomorrow I hope to go on my first run since last Wednesday, when I had the world's worst 6 mile run.

Today Matt cleaned the house! I got home and it was nice and clean with EVEN some laundry folded. I am thrilled!
Sorry all this information is mega boring. I realize that if I were to only write exciting things on this blog, then I would most likely NEVER post anything. I do want to post some pages I made of James and Josie since I just saw them last weekend:

Friday, March 12, 2010

I have news!

So maybe being sick isn't so bad.

I lost 2.8 pounds this last week! I was at the gym and I immediately ran to tell my trainer (who was in her office) the exciting news! She was happy for me and said she'd write it in my file. Yay! I also texted Hannah, Sarah and Matt. Those poor souls hear me whine about my weight ALL THE TIME. And I would like to thank them for never complaining about all my whining. Well, Matt complains, but he's allowed to since he's my hubby and endures a lot from me. I still have 2.8 pounds to go until my first goal weight (and then I get neurotic again and want to lose 5 more, I just know it, lol).

Renae is going to be here tonight at the home meeting and I am SO EXCITED! And THRILLED! YAY FOR A GOOD DAY! I only yell things when I am happy.

Here is a very funny link...Well its not a link since I am too dumb to post links, but Please copy and paste and watch this little video!!!

It made me laugh and I love the eye candy!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I am fighting a cold and winning. Yay! Today I went on a six mile run. Unfortunately I had to stop two times and walk because of my left knee pain...annoying. I sure hope this doesn't persist.

So lately I have been in a creative LOW. I haven't scrapbooked. I haven't worked on any projects, unlike my dear friend Renae that is doing fun home improvement projects. Tonight I am planning on scrapbooking so that I can get some of my creative juices flowing!

On a bright note...Matt made me a latte just now and I am also enjoying delicious low calorie lasagna leftovers from last night. Yum!

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Sarah & I before the race:

Me finishing the race!

The group of us that ran together:

Sarah did the best. She rocked it, coming in at 1:50. Julie and I ran together for the first 5 miles or so, when we finally caught up to Dan who had sped ahead. Dad didn't train at all for this race, which was amazing. I am still glad that I beat him though because I did work so hard! It was a very fun time!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

I did it!

I finished my race this morning! I ran it in 1:57:45. I am so thrilled that I not only beat my last time of 2:03 but also beat 2:00! It was a really fun race, quite easy because of how flat it was. The entire first half was into a headwind and then the last half was so easy! But it got quite hot with the sun streaming down...I even got a bit of a burn on my face. The palouse is so gorgeous. The Snake River Canyon was just amazing. I am still shocked at how beautiful today was.

I am having a good time hanging out with Sarah while Matty is off biking with Joe & Dan. Its fun to be Pullman; its been since last July that I've been here! I am wearing shorts today. :)

I will definately be back with photos, just wanted to quickly post and share my excitement about finishing the race.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Randomness on Friday!

1) Only 1 more day until my race! I am SUPER nervous. But there is nothing I can do now to prepare.
2) I am supposed to get lots of sleep these next few days...and that is just not happening! I stupidly inhaled 2 cups of french press last night at the home meeting and stayed awake until 2 am!
3) I ate four mini snickerdoodles. :)
4) Leo slept on my tummy last night. Cute kitty. :)
5) I found a really cute card online...
6) Renae made a really cute idea journal...
7) Matt and I had breakfast with Hans yesterday at the famous 14 Carrot cafe. Peter saw us on his way to school because it is only 2 blocks from his house. So then he called Hannah and she joined us for breakfast and we all walked around Greenlake together. Fun!
8) I don't normally write blogposts at 7:03 am. I am just unusually awake this morning.

So that is all I will bore you with. Happy Friday!!! :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

3 more days!

Only 3 more days until my half marathon! Here is a link for race info that I got from Sarah. I know some people might come watch me!

Training is going well I think. I did a six miler today since I am tapering. I am a little worried because that short distance was a little hard for me today. I ended up taking Monday off because I was worried that I would get sick and now I wonder if I could have benefited from one more run. Too late, I guess!

Today I finally got my car back after having a chintzy rental car for two days. My heated seats are now fixed! I made a little collage yesterday about the rental car. It had an automatic transmission and even had manual windows!