Saturday, February 26, 2011

Skinny ghost

My sister will probably murder me for posting this picture on the internet, but I am far too lazy to crop her out of this. Whoops. Hi Linzay, I love you!

Christmas morning circa, my guess 2003. First thought, oh my god is that a ghost? Luckily I don't get that pale anymore, eek. I came across this in iPhoto and I couldn't help but notice how SKINNY I look. Can I look like this again please? Minus the I just got out of bed and i'm wearing no make-up look.

Like our matching Abercrombie pajamas? We used to be beyond obsessed. I can't get over how funny this picture is. I am sure my sister will disagree.

I'm off to go get my running gear on and hopefully do a nice 7.5 miles. Ta ta.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The year of amazing-ness

I am aware that we are well into February but I wanted to write down some goals for 2011

*Land an amazing big girl job, this may be happening as soon as next month :)

*Run a full marathon, I am already signed up for the San Diego Rock and Roll! I hope I don't dieeeee. My goal is really to just finish but I'm hoping for a time around 4:40 maybe?

*Run at least 30-35 miles a week

* Run a sub 2:00 hour half marathon, I need to find one or two to sign up for soon! Suggestions?

*Lose 20 pounds, it's not really about the number but I have gained a good amount of weight in college and in Europe and i'm not too happy about it.

*Spend less time on my computer and phone (my sister knows how bad this issue is)  Is there a rehab for this? Sign me up!

Today my BFF (read: NOT) the treadmill and I spent an hour and a half of quality time together. I decided I need to start doing some hill training since the hills in races always KILL me.  I ran 3.75 miles of running at 5.7 for a song then running at an incline (1.5%-3%) for a song. Then I did 45sec hills at 5% incline. I'm not gonna lie, it was hard! Then I walked another 3.25 miles at a 3% incline.  The treadmill and I may becoming friends... maybe. Then my real BFF, the foam roller and I spent some quality time together. My muscles needed it.  I may attempt a long run of 10 miles tomorrow. Eek! Who am I kidding, I can do it!

My mom and I made pizza for dinner tonight.  My half is the one with turkey pepperoni. Yum yum!

I'm no wine snob, I love me some cheap $5-8 wine from Trader Joes, but Newman's Own wine? Really? Don't they make salad dressing? That's like Kraft making wine. I don't think I will be trying it in the near future, or ever.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Good for you

I have yet to get my run on yet today. It is looking mighty freezing out right now so I am waiting till it warms up into the 50's or so. Yes, I am a wienie, I know. (Plus, Regis and Kelly is on and how could I say no to that?)

So in Napa there isn't too many exciting places to run.  A few weeks ago I starting running along the river trail that is right by my house.  It's 1.2 miles long so it does get kind of boring after running back and forth for an hour. I think I'm going to start doing my longer runs once a week somewhere else.  Other than the boring-ness it's great! I don't have to worry about crossing traffic, mapping out a route before hand and there is no way I can get lost on my way home (It has happened before, oops). And I know exactly how far I ran! 

Not too many run this river trail, mostly walkers! The other day I passed this women in the start of my run, then turned around passed her again, turned around and passed her again. On the third time she looked at me very impressed and said, "good for you!"  I couldn't help but smile and say thank you! But she's right! Good for me! Hey, I may not be the fastest runner, but not many of my friends ran an 8 miler the other day or are able to say they logged 30 miles last week. I also love that I am able to see the same smiling walkers as I run back and forth.  Yesterday these two cute old lady's yelled they loved my pink shirt and they would say "There she goes" every time I ran by them. It was cute.

Right now I am really loving running. I really feel like I am finally becoming dedicated and it is paying off big time.  It also makes me look and feel great. I often find myself running and smiling now. The river trail people probably think i'm some sort of crazy.  I didn't mention earlier the people who look at me like, "how have you past me 3 times and I havn't walked the trail once...what's wrong with you?" I smile at them too!

I need to bring my camera this week so I can show you my happy running place.  For now though here is a picture I found on the internet. I think this from a few years ago when they just contructed it, becuase it does not look near this nice in person.

Funny side note, actually not funny at all. A while back ago a homeless man stabbed someone on the river trail. So please pray I never get stabbed by a homeless man while running. I wouldn't like that.

Also, today is my sister's first day at her new job! She is super excited, but a little nervous, so go wish her good luck!

She is also featured as SkinnyRunner's cat lady blogger today so go check that out! Woo hoo Linzay!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

My Valentines day was pretty uneventful. Figures since I'm single.  I went to the gym, ran some errands, tried to find a shirt for my interview and made dinner with my Valentine, my Mama.  My spin instructor today was totally in the Valentines day spirit, she handed out hersheys kisses and every song on her play list was about love. I'm not going to lie, it kind of wanted to make me vomit. She also admitted that the last song she found on her husbands baby making playlist. I kid you not. TMI for sure.  Since it was raining outside I tried to run on the treadmill but I only got to about 3 miles. I think i'd rather run in the rain, more to come on that tomorrow.

Breakfast was cinnamon rolls, my valentines day present to myself. I threw away the last one, I need to stop eating these. They are just so good though.

Like my cute v-day plate?

Dinner was shrimp, baked potato, asparagus and red wine. Yummy, yummy, yummy.

I am SO glad Michelle went home on the Bachelor tonight, highlight of my Valentines day for sure.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Rolls of yummy goodess

Today was a good day, 5 miles this morning, the last a super speedy 8:00. It was really windy and cold outside. I hit the gym up tonight too, one of the perks of being unemployed, you have PLENTY of time to workout. I took a power pump and then a turbo kick class from Judy, she is awesome and always kicks my trash. Almost 3 hours of working out, not too shabby.

I don't have any pictures, but I made a yummy veggie burrito for dinner with a side of brussel sprouts. Brussel sprouts are def my new favorite veggie thanks to my sister. I may or may not have eaten 2 cinnamon rolls before my run today. They were delicious and worth everything single calorie I had to burn off. I froze the rest so I can't eat them.

I may have another job possibility. I hate to say it, but unemployed is pretty boring. Having NOTHING to do or no where to be all day gets old, and I only have like 5 friends. Sad sad, atleast I have blog friends! It also makes me excited for things like teen mom. This should not be the highlight of my day. Luckily today the highlight was cinnamon rolls. I may just start working out 4 hours everyday so that I can always have cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Something tells me that isn't a good idea though. I think eating too many will only add rolls to my body. I think the rolls should with the cinnamon, not me.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

"this aircraft is equiped with four emergency exits..."

These words and other like vocabulary will hopefully be in my near future! In my recent job search I decided to mix it up and apply to a few flight attendant jobs. Well, after a quick phone interview I was offered a face to face interview next month as a flight attendant! I am super excited and really hope I get the job! I am confident that I will get it and that it will be a career I will be very happy in.
This was taken at Wine Steals in San Diego, we were celebrating my sister's roommate Matt getting a new job and I was super excited about my interview. Please excuse my lack of make up haha

I am back to Napa now after two weeks of loveliness in southern California. I will miss my sister and the warm beach weather. Now I am back to the life of running, sleeping and unemployment (but hopefully not for long.

Today I went to bootcamp and ran 5 miles, it is a lovely day out.