Aug 25, 2012

Personal time

Sorry for the hiatus. We have been having lots of family issues and with the addition of me starting my new job, I really just need some time to get back on my feet. I am thinking another week or so before I can clear my mind enough to function.

Aug 15, 2012

Look what came in today and a baby!!

My day kicked off with a 630am run. Yes you read that right I ran, in the morning, while the sun rose, before work, and before it got hot and humid and muggy out. Generally morning runs make me feel awful with headaches for the rest of the day and I feel exhausted. But today was wonderful. I ran 3 miles along some trails. I passed bunches of runners so it must be the  thing to do at 630am in Maryland. And it was absolutely breath taking. 

When I got home somebody wanted to stretch with me but ran away as soon as I got the camera.
But mom--I don't want my picture taking plus you're gross
I made myself a smoothie with a banana, frozen strawberries, soy milk, and the new Silk fruit and protein mango flavored soy milk. Oh and for the first time I added some frozen spinach. I am not sure what made me so adventurous this morning but I gave it a go and I seriously could not taste it at all despite the weird color. 
And in case you are interested in a great coffee place near Seattle, like they are so hard to find, Whidbey Coffee is my favorite...especially the one near the entrance of Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, WA.

Another great thing about today? I had a great hair day which is amazing considering the last time my hair was cut was the beginning of May. I am going to attribute the great hair to the morning run so I can motivate my butt out of bed when I don't want to.
Look! No ponytail or sweat.
When I got to work I found a very special item that I have been waiting for. Never mind it has only been 3 days but I was sooooo excited to finally get it. 
I feel so official!!!
It is almost as good as cotton candy ice cream with gummy bears and marshmallows! Ok 1--I said almost and 2--what do you mean you don't eat that combination and it is something only 5 year old's eat?! 

I know at least one other person out there who would beg to differ with #2....Janae! Which reminds me that everyone should head over to her blog and give her some love cause she just had a baby girl today like a day after moving to Cali!! She is amazing.


Aug 13, 2012

New Job Bliss

Today was the end of unemployment for me and the start of a new job. I seriously am so excited not just to work but to work at this practice with these people. I really enjoy the people I work for and the high emphasis on patient care that the practice places importance on.

This morning I could not make myself get out of bed early for a run so instead I threw everything into my gym bag and brought it with me.

As soon as work was over I changed out of my clothes and laced up for 2 miles. Remember that trail I talked about?
I was actually able to get a pic off my phone today
Well lucky me it crosses at the road that my work is on!! So today I headed down the road and ran down the trail for a mile and then turned around. I even was able to grab a shot of the back of this building that was painted really cool.

On tonight's agenda is icing my ankle, ironing my clothes and packing my gym clothes for tomorrow. All while watching my DVRed copy of the Olympic closing ceremonies.

Aug 12, 2012

Annnnd Im Back!

Sorry for the long hiatus but there was a lot of moving and not a lot of running and since everyone I know hates moving in general (me vehemently included) I figured I would wait to get settled. Plus I didn't have internet for like 5 days. So I will give you all a quick run down of how the past week has gone.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday--Packing, packing, packing. Then my super awesome parents came down to help us move with their truck and they picked up the Uhaul trailer. They had to leave at 2am on Sat morning to get down to MD to help us move that morning. We made a total of 1 Corolla, 2 Patriot, 2 F-150, and 2 Uhaul trips. They even fed us. I swear I have the most amazing parents ever. They left Sunday afternoon.
Always down for a good time :)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday--Unpacking, unpacking, unpacking. Both Gil and I were soooo sore. I mean my calves hurt just to touch. I really need to get back to the gym and start incorporating Zumba and weight work into my workouts because it took me 3-4 days just to recover from a 2 day move....and my dad and Gil did most of the heavy lifting!

And just because I can't say enough about how great mom and dad are...they celebrated 32 years of marriage on Thursday!

Saturday--Ahhhh back to the good stuff on this blog. Running. The Wear Blue: Run to Remember--Joint Base Lewis-McChord group was running to honor SGT Brandon Maggart. His wife and I run at about the same pace and on Saturdays I would always run with her. They put out a flag with his name on it every Saturday. When she was there she would stop to give it a quick kiss and when she wasn't I would give it a high five.  Her and their son marked out the 4 mile route to honor Brandon. So with that in mind I laced up and headed out the door with 4 miles on the agenda.
SGT Brandon Maggart
KIA 22 Aug 2010
It was hard. I haven't run in a while. Some of that was due to moving soreness and some of it was due mostly to laziness. What can I say? Making a habit of running is hard. Especially when the weather is like 83* that feels like 93* with 90% humidity. Ack. But I am trying. So I mapped out a run to run around town. But on my way down the road I saw a trail!!!! Eeeeekk!!! I didn't even know about this until I saw it!!

It was a Rails-to-Trails trail. For those of you unfamiliar, it is exactly what it sounds like. A railway that is no longer used is paved over and turned into a trail. Wonderful. It even had an old train station. I got to a point where the trail kept going straight, turned left, and turned right onto a gravel path. There was a woman coming from the left walking her dog so I asked her where they all went. On the way back, I ran into her again. Her dog was playing in some water and was so cute. She told me that the gravel trail was recently made and the town puts a lot of work into the trail system. How cool is that?!

Any how I completed 3.94 miles in under 52 min. I stopped and walked and took pictures along the way. Which speaking of...somehow my not-so smart phone lost my all but one of my pictures. Boo.

My ankle hurt a bit while I was running but when I got home I iced and then iced some more. This morning my legs feel good. My calves don't hurt and neither do my feet or my ankle. The only thing that feels a little tight is my inner thighs for some reason. Which is new to me.

Today is my last day before I start work. I am so super excited. I have not worked since April and have not been in school since May. This unemployment thing has really zapped me. Tomorrow I am running 2 miles. I am shooting to run them before work. This whole running and working full time thing for me is going to be interesting but I am ready to give it a go!

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!

Aug 2, 2012

Moving and a New Job!!

I got the job!!! I was offered it yesterday morning. On Saturday, the day after our dinner with the company, Gil and I went to look at a house in the new area. We loved it. So yesterday after I accepted the position, I called the Realtor and we filled out all the lease paperwork for the new house.

My parents are driving down from NY to help us move. We are so excited. The new house is right near a coffee shop and all the little downtown shops.

There is also a running group in the area so I will be continuing running. I should start work next week sometime. I am interested to see how balancing my training for my first half with my new work schedule will go.

In any case, I may be a little silent until we get all set up in the new place. Plans for today include packing, packing, and packing.