Thursday, December 22, 2011

What have I been up to?

I was able to get a short run in on Saturday morning. Silly me, I forgot my gloves, and had to cut my run a little short. My fingers were starting to turn blue. I didn't think that was a good sign. I'm not feeling the 4 am wake up calls. I'm not going to stress about it, I have much more going on right now.

The big moving day is coming near. We are either getting keys sometime early next week or the following. Of course, the sooner the better for us. This is what I've been up to:

 And a little of this:

Some more of this:

And, the cats have been enjoying this entire process, so far. Can you find Izzie (she's a black cat)?

I'm not sure how many more posts I can do this year. It all depends on when we move and when the internet will be turned off. If I can, I'll sneak in some more. So, don't worry about me. I will be back as soon as I can. Follow me on Twitter (on the right side of the blog) and I'll keep you updated there and I will even upload pictures when we are official home owners.

I wish everyone a merry christmas and happy new year (if I'm not back before then). Enjoy yourself and run some miles for me!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2 Consecutive

Well, I did it 2 consecutive days!!! I went back to the gym this morning. I don't want to jinx myself, or anything, but maybe I am back to my old habits??

I am easing back into this entire running thing. Man, my lungs got the worst of my break. It hurts to breath when I run. I really can't wait to be back at my last speed/running shape. It's great to run, though. I will be a runner for life! Nothing can stop me (unless I'm sick).

A lot of people have been sick (in real life and blogging world). Everyone is going out for their runs. See, I'm a big baby when I'm sick. I don't even want to go to work (which I do, because I can't afford to take un-fun time off). I need my rest and then I get back to it. I don't know how you guys do it. You are all tough peeps (yes, I just wrote peeps). I'm glad you guys can go out there and get your run on while being sick!!

I'm not sick (knock on wood), right now, so I'm not faced with this at this moment. Do you workout/run when you're sick? Does it help you feel better or get better faster?

Monday, December 12, 2011


Well, I'm back at trying to do this gym thing, once again. I am very determined to get up at 4 am Monday thru Thursday and run outside on Saturday morning. I am happy to be back there. I love seeing the regulars and the newbies. It's fun and I enjoy running!

Today, I stopped at 3 miles (my lungs need to get worked out, too) because I started feeling weird. I think I may be coming down with this cold everyone has. I hope not and I'm going to keep thinking healthy.

What have I been doing in my non-gym time? Well, we have been home furnishing window shopping. We're in the final steps of getting the house and we don't want to buy anything yet (especially, since we don't have room for it). So, we're shopping around and seeing what we like for the best price. I am so picky when it comes to rugs. Jason likes very ornate rungs and I like very plain rugs. I think we found one that we both like (it isn't one of these), but we were surrounded by them this weekend.

Everything is very messy here, we've packed so much stuff and so much stuff left to pack. I'm trying to keep the very breakable things for the very last minute, hoping to save them from being broken.We have some much to do still, but we're making it fun along the way.

What are you training for?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Me Gusta Enchiladas

I made such a good dinner last night (if I don't say so myself). It was chicken enchiladas from the food network. I love Tyler Florence. He's always really good. If anyone wants to buy me his cookbook, I wouldn't turn it down.

I've been having the worst time trying to get up early in the morning to hit up the gym. I don't have time to go after work, so the morning is the only time. I feel like a loser. This type of weather is so much more difficult to get up to. It's always so cold outside of the covers, and even colder outside the house. By the time I finally do make it out of bed, I feel like I should have gotten up earlier and made it the gym.

Is anyone else having this trouble?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Red Nosed Runner

Yesterday, I went for a great, but freezing (for Cali) 3 mile run. It felt wonderful to let my legs run free outside. My lunges need to catch up with my body. I need to re-train them again. My body wanted to go further and faster, but my lunges were left in the dust trying to crawl to catch up.

I also had gloves and a jacket when I ran. I forgot to take a picture until after I started to warm up in the house.

Speaking of house, we're still waiting to hear for sure, but we've already starting packing. I'm on a count down. We have 24 days (hopefully) until we move. We're shooting for the 27th (the other date we have is Jan. 6th).

I can't wait to read all of the recaps from Vegas and I hope everyone is having a great time!! Maybe next year, I'll join everyone!