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Over the Weekend

13 Aug


…made Jenna’s boyfriend’s famous spaghetti for Jordan and I (yum).

…sipped on some red wine (that was also used in said spaghetti).

…went to the racetrack for some quality time with my dad.

…went downtown with Jordan and our friends for my very first NFL game.

It was a busy weekend, but a good one :).

Today, I am finally going to go change my name (!), and then I’m starting off the first day of my half marathon training plan with a long walk with friends — today is a rest/cross training day (my choice). Just to give you a heads up, I am going to be making some changes to my blog over the next week or so, so if anything looks funny, or I’m suddenly missing for a few days, you know why!

Have a great Monday!


Friday Facts

20 Apr

1. On Wednesday night, my dad and I went drag racing for the first time this season. I believe I’ve mentioned it on the blog before, but if you didn’t know, my dad has a race car and races it for fun on occasion. I, too, used to race my street car, and this year, my dad’s going to let me go out in his! The track was ridiculously crowded and unorganized on Wednesday since the season just started, so I didn’t get home until after 11:00 p.m. (way past my bedtime ;)). But it was fun to spend a night with my dad, and totally worth it.

2. One nice thing about my job is that I can work from home when needed. Instead of taking yesterday off because of exhaustion (not just because of Wednesday night, the exhaustion’s been building for weeks), I decided to work from home. I slept in until 7:45, was working by 8:15, and was done and ready to work out by 4:15. Not having to commute two hours a day made my life much easier…and I even spent a couple of those hours working outside! There’s nothing like slathering on the SPF 30 and sitting in the sun in the middle of the April. Loved it.

3. My first bridal shower is one week from tomorrow. I’ve gotten into the bad habit of checking our online registries to see if people have been marking things off, and now that the showers are getting closer, I really need to stop. Someone please block me from viewing Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond until the end of May, okay? Thanks.

4. I am not sure that I want to completely change my last name after I get married. This one probably deserves its own post, so more on it later.

5. Last night, I did a Barre3 workout for the first time in months, and it felt so good. If you’ve never tried Sadie Lincoln’s program, you should. You will hurt the next day. And you will love it.

6. In the near future, I plan to make my blog self-hosted, and that might include a name change. I’m not in college anymore, and it’s time to let this blog reflect where I am in my life. Exciting changes to come :).

7. I am really craving Mexican food right now. This is not unusual, as I eat it (at least) once a week. Jordan and I are picking up my new laptop tonight, and I think I know where we’ll be going to dinner beforehand…

8. Tomorrow night, Jordan and I are meeting some friends to go ice skating. It should be interesting, considering I haven’t been in over two years. We actually had our second date at the same rink we’re going to tomorrow. Ah, the memories.

9. I am running a 5K in two weeks, and I have not even started to train. I guess I should really get going on that. Like, two weeks ago.

10. I’m kind of wishing that I could work from home again today, but I have an even better reason to drive in to work. My sister is meeting me for lunch at Whole Foods! Bring on the $9 salad ;).

What are you doing this weekend?

What are you craving right now?

A Day Full of Racing

2 Oct

I. am. so. sore. My whole body- my legs, my abs, my back- is sore. I guess that’s what happens when you run nearly 5 miles with only two weeks of training.

Yes, guys, that means three doses of Airborne and some extra sleep helped me fight off whatever it was I was feeling on Friday…and I ran my 8K race!

My sister and I got up bright and early yesterday to go to the park for the ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ 5K walk/8K run. Despite it only being 39 degrees outside (yuck), the clear skies and sunshine made it a beautiful morning for a run. Once checking in, we listened to the opening speaker talk about her emotional personal experience with domestic violence (the race was for October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month). Her story touched everyone, and soon after, we lined up at the start, pumped up to run for a great cause.

My sister and I ran the first mile or so together, before settling into our own paces separately. I finished in approx. 48 minutes, about a minute and a half behind my sis. I was perfectly content with this time…it was a non-competitive race, and my only goal was to finish :). There are no pictures to capture the moment, but believe me, none of you would want to see that mess anyway. Since sweat and cold air do not mix well, we grabbed our complimentary water and fruit, and headed home. But not before making a pit stop at Starbucks, of course…

No, that is not sweat in my hair. I thoroughly enjoyed my pumpkin spice latte after a nice hot shower. I’d like to thank the wind for the especially red complexion I was rocking pre-make-up. 

After the race, I had to quickly get ready to meet my dad…for another kind of racing. I don’t think I’ve talked about it much on the blog, but one of my dad’s hobbies is drag racing. He doesn’t get to do it very often because he travels a lot for work and doesn’t have a ton of free time on the weekends, but this weekend he finally took some time for himself. I spent my afternoon hanging out with him at the track. I even captured some of the action.

Unfortunately, he got out in the first round of eliminations, so we called it day and packed up to go home.

After a little bit of rest and a dinner date with my sisters and our boyfriends, my Saturday night was topped off with fro-yo.

Such a terrible way to end the day, I know ;).

Now, I must hobble out of bed and get ready for church. Enjoy your Sunday, blog friends!

How do you soothe achy muscles?

Do you or your family members have any interesting hobbies?