Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Summer Days :)

Today I got out of bed to 65*, breezy weather! Woohoo! Ran 3.5 miles in a little under 30 minutes not very fast but I was definitely enjoying the weather! I came home and dined on a Kashi Peanut bar, drank some coffee then headed up to sister's! I enjoyed the day staring at my nephew and being the most wonderful Aunt I know how to be :)! Went to the grocery store and stocked up on some Kashi cereal, Kashi bars and various things to try and make some green smoothies. Very mixed emotions regarding these green smoothies...I just don't know how I'm not going to be able to taste the spinach. But I'll give a go. I used it as an excuse to buy myself one of those plastic cups with a straw :) Came home from there and walked with my next door neighbor. We think we did a 3.5 mile walk around the neighborhood while enjoying this amazing weather! I love getting in exercise while enjoying myself! Trying pizza on the grill for dinner tonight. I bought a whole wheat pizza crust from the grocery store, layered it with diced tomatoes mixed with green pepper and onion and mozzarella cheese! Definitely looking forward to seeing how this turns out :) Sweet potato fries on the side. Yum! Off to enjoy that fun now!!!


Monday, June 25, 2012

Busy Life

Where to begin. In the past week and a half I have run a 10 miler, became an Aunt, worked some, worked out less and basically have no idea what I did the rest of the time. So let's back track to the 10 miler.

I signed up for the 10 miler before school was over and thought it sounded wonderful. As Saturday (6/16) approached, I got more and more nervous. That whole week leading up to it some muscle in my thigh was driving me crazy so I was nervous to run but then I was nervous to not run. Being the inner lazy girl that I am...I convinced myself resting it would be good for it and didn't do much besides walk that week. By the time Friday rolled around, I was trying to find ways to induce labor for my sister so I wouldn't have to do it. She was having contractions that Friday afternoon and I thought I had found my golden ticket but then the contractions stopped. By the time Sat at 5 am rolled around...I knew I had to do it! I hadn't slept well the night before. Libby barked the whole night and it was H.O.T in my bedroom (and Megan...I mean hot as in temperature...get your mind out of the gutter). I got up...ate my Cliff bar and headed on my way. I was so nervous. I knew that I would finish but I didn't want to take forever. It took minutes into the race before I got into my head. I started out wanting to finish then I wanted a decent time. Then I really wanted to beat 1.30 which I did! This girl finished her first 10 miler in (drumroll please) 1 hour and 29 minutes!!!!! My average pace was 8:59. Had it down to like 8:30 at one point but those last two miles were s   lllll   oooo   wwwww miles! But I did it and I maybe wouldn't mind doing it again!

Sadly though I didn't sleep much Friday and then Saturday night I slept 0 hours because we were awaiting the arrival of the most precious baby boy to be born into this world! That's right...1 week late we welcomed Scott Alan into our family! All 9.1 lbs of him :) My sister did great and is doing great! She is so strong and adjusting to Mommyhood quite well! I haven't missed a day of the sweeties life yet! I love how close we live to each other! I am constantly finding an excuse to pop up just for a few precious moments of snuggles! Can't believe the little guy is already over a week old! Crazy how time flies!

After Scott arrived, time seemed to fly. I have found time to run to Target like 600 times but can't seem to manage to clean a single toilet. ha. priorities. I would just rather buy new toilets then clean the ones I have ;)! I leave you with all of this chaos and hope that I can find the balance to begin posting regularly and not just to update on my life but about my daily life...eating and exercising because I do do both :)


Thursday, June 14, 2012

What happened to Me?

I started this blog out so ready to go and I did great the first few weeks...then life happened. The end of school, one of my best friend's wedding, waiting for my sister to pop, etc. etc. But I'm back! With nothing but time on my hands. Aside from an online grad class and 6 hours of tutoring a week, I have no commitments and I couldn't be happier! Hubby and I have actually eaten dinner together every night this week at a time that is appropriate to eat dinner! The weather has been so amazing that we ate on the deck the past two nights and tonight we even got in a walk with our cute, lovebug Libby after dinner :) Life in the summer is grand! I have plenty of time for exercise now and I am super happy about that. I am running my first 10 miler on Sat (assuming Baby T doesn't make his/her grand appearance @ the time of the race)! I am super nervous but super excited at the same time! I tried to take it easy this week but I am nervous because my running the last week of school was lame because I was so busy and preoccupied! Wish me luck on Saturday! I will be sure to give a post-race report :)! Scroll for pics from the wedding and the last day of school :)

We clean up well ;)

We got a workout trying to avoid being photo bombed!

Groom Stalkers ;)

Love working with these women! It is mandatory to take a picture of the team in this spot on the last day...I wonder whose crazy need that is ;)

And I will leave you with this pic to sum up the amount of fun I had at the wedding :)

Life has been good but hectic and I am glad to be able to spend more time dedicating myself to my blog and my various other goals! Happy Summer!