Friday, April 29, 2011
It felt good to get out of the house even though I felt like crap.
I watched IDOL and was so depressed to see Casey go...bummer. So this morning after tossing and turning all night I decided to try to head into work. About 30minutes of a meeting where I couldn't hear what anyone was saying I got back in my car and headed home.
I curled right back in bed and didn't wake up until noon! The dayquil has finally kicked in my my throat is still killing me. So I am off to make the famous Ireland style Mrs. Grass's soup with egg noodles, Alphabet noodles and the Mrs. Grass soup! Thanks Manda for the great idea!!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
No workout tonight I cant breathe
This morning I woke up completely stuffy. I must have had trouble breathing last night because my throat was really sore (which means I snored LOL). I had a training to go to instead of school thank goodness because I would not have been able to keep up with my nose with kids. I used half a box of tissues at the training. I didn't touch anything that wasn't mine either. Didn't want to spread any germs to the Momma's at the table. But I am seriously questioning school tomorrow. The pressure in my face is killing me. I couldn't taste dinner at all either.
Hopefully making it through Idol and Bones then taking Nyquil ( I love that stuff it knocks me out in minutes)
Who do you want to win Idol?
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I had to defiantly change before running into the grocery store. Any other day I would have not cared. So....then I had an awesome dinner. I got home planning on making hamburger on the grill but Bri was already awake and cooking. He made ham and cheese omelets using up the left overs from Easter dinner. So nice of him to cook on one of his work nights. (He works at a sleep center and watches people sleep all night UGH I couldn't do it). So..then I put in Jillian Michael's 6 week abs and had the door open because there was a nice breeze. But all of a sudden the storm hits. Wind, rain, a little bit of hail. So i go to press stop on the DVD but the power flickered about 5 times and then finally went out.
Ok before I move on a major BLONDE moment is coming up so bare with me I am still learning this whole house versus apartment thing.
Ok so JM workout all sweaty decided to shower by candlelight....got in got the shampoo going...water going going gone :( Sadly to say I learned the hard way that no power no pump for the water.....not the same in apartment life. I was all excited to say I showered by candlelight and it was relaxing and blah blah blah.....nope I used Brita water to get some of the shampoo out of my hair.
So an hour later and still no power. I will have a few more hours with my laptop before that runs out of life. But hopefully it is one of those night where I read and fall asleep early because there is nothing on tv. (But it is Tuesday and there is Glee and Biggest Loser that I missed tonight!)
Do you watch Biggest loser? Who do you want to win?
Yesterday it was back to work and back to reality. After a great weekend it was time to get the final push to the end of the year on. The kids of course either were coming down from a sugar high and completely tired or had sugar for breakfast and lunch and couldn't sit in their seats. Hopefully today goes much better.
I got a nice run in with Dud after school on the local bike path. It was so hot and I was glad I wore a tank top under my outfit to school because I wore that instead of the tshirt I had packed. We both were not feeling a fast pace at all and took several walking breaks. Our lungs and bodies need time to adjust to the heat in the next few weeks. Thank goodness we have some time before our next race.
Races coming up are May Day 10k May 14th and then Crystal Lake 15mile hike/run May 15th. I am going to channel Skinny Runner that weekend with the races back to back!!
Workout plan today: Zumba and abs with Jillian Michaels
Monday, April 25, 2011
After shopping we picked up my sister and niece to get mani/pedi's for a girls night out.
Then my cousins came over with their kids to enjoy an Easter egg hunt that my dad and cousin put on every year! Aren't they adorable??
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Go check out this giveaway! They sound like some really cool earphones :)
Tuesday: Workout 3.3 miles 27:49 dodging rain drops. Around 2:30 it started pouring so I was really on the fence to use the treadmill. But I maned up and ran in the rain.
Afterward bri had a lovely back and forth conversation with the people at work. They told him don't come in then they called and said oops we were wrong it isn't your turn, come on in. So I threw some tortellini together and got him on his way.
Then I headed to the townhouse for coconut egg making and surprise rice crispy egg making too!!
We had a blast just talking and me watching Adam enjoy drinking his Pepsi Throwback. I even told the Cokes to leave the table at one point. Total for the week so far (ONE!!). I am so proud of myself with the soda challenge. :) We also watched the first hour of Biggest loser together. It was cool seeing all the neat things they did in New Zeland but it wasn't as exciting this week. It was sad to see Ken go home. I believe he will have a tough time losing the weight at home.
Wednesday: Workout 3.9miles 30:55 I would have done 4 miles but my GPS was being stupid and actually only clocked 3.5 so I kept running hoping I hit 4miles. It beeped at 2 miles 15:43 and then didn't beep again for 3miles until 25:56!! What?? So I went onto LOGYOURRUN and measured it all out.
For dinner I tried to make my own stir fry. Ok to be honest I am a processed food junky. So when you see me making things like this it is HUGE!
So I took a bag of snap peas, a can of water chestnuts and mixed it in with chicken and topped it with sweet and sour sauce. It was good the sauce wasn't as strong as I thought it would be. Bri made suggestions to improve it but he ate it all up!
I am always happy when I branch out, don't freak out and it turns out :)
It is IDOL night but Bri and I have a few more windows to work on before that.
QOTD: How often do you try new recipes?
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Overall Dud, Hey Hey and I all went home with 1st place in our age group. I am liking my age group but I have only one more race season then I move up with the tough runners!
Well now that it is pouring I am just hanging low here at the cabin. I tried to nap but my foot is on fire so I am watching Celebrity Apprentice with an ice bag on my arch. Hoping to help Bri work on more windows this evening and a good night sleep.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
This past weekend I dropped off a broken ring at the jeweler because it broke. I absolutely love this ring because it is so unique and Bri found it while on a Boys weekend!! They weren't sure they could fix it but they did in one day!
The crazy thing is that a week earlier the band of my other ring broke and I got that ring back from repair the night before this one broke. My luck with jewelery is so bad.
I have broken a diamond necklace playing track and field wii, I lost the stone to another ring 3 times, finally lost it for good last year, I think I flushed it :( So I was really upset when both these broke. I am always scared to tell Bri bc it just shows how bad I am with jewelery. Hoping it doesn't keep happening or they will learn my face at the jewelers.
Well I had planned on steak and pasta for dinner tonight but Bri had other plans.
I did not complain at all!!! These steak wraps were delicious!
Now it is time for Biggest Loser and a quick jog on the treadmill. Easy day after my long hilly run yesterday.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Is it in my head that I think I could have run better with soda in my system?? Well I made it the whole day so far with no soda!! I had peachy tea for breakfast with no added sugar. I then downed my water bottle like I was getting paid to do so. On my break I walked 1.5 miles because it was SOOOOO nice out. Plus if I was sitting there I probably would have found an excuse to buy a soda. Yes my life is soda and running on the side. Though I had a great lunch it still did not hold me over the whole day. I tried the new tuna pouches, had a baggie with almonds and dried cranberries, a handful of caramel rice cakes. Not enough because I walked in the door and food the closest thing to eat before my run. I ate left over p****. Yea not a healthy choice after a great start to the day. So I was mad after wards and decided I would not run on the treadmill but risk the rain and humidity and do a long run. I started off thinking I would do an easy out and back but then I saw the HILL! Yes Poco was calling my name. It is half a mile uphill then a mile down. I totaled out with a nice 6miles and about 8 different uphills. I was huffing and puffing once I made it up my driveway. Bri's reaction "well it must have been a good one today!" Yuppers....I ran the lack of soda migraine right out of me. Now its Gatorade to fill the void and some JM to work the abs before House.
Hoping to make it another day with no soda and start to see a difference in the weight.
Here is the first window finished. Bri finished without his dad and drove me nuts. This is now Sunday morning because we have to stain all the boards 3 times and wait for them to dry over night. I am glad this project is complete because Bri walks into the living room with a nice big smile now!
Goal for this week: Tea instead of soda, increase ab workouts, have a good 5k on Saturday.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
This is her laser. I head to bed and she knows it is laser time on the blue rug!
We hold hands when she sleeps :)
Now I can't give all the attention to Kubbi because there are a lot of others in my life.Lily and Stormy the girls!! They live at Bri's folks house! Have you ever seen a cat go backwards down a tree? I have and Lily is very talented at it!
The big brother and sister Cooper (orange) and Emmy (black). These kiddos are in NY with my folks. Had Cooper since I was a Junior in High school and Emmy since Sophomore year in college.
Last but not least.....Peanut Butter Ripple Fluff-a-nutter Ireland!!! My first pet in PA!! She lived through a major drama as a baby when something broke into her cage. So now she lives in a palace. Literally, a two floored cage with a ramp! We take good care of our children! i only have to travel to three houses to see them all!! But they all have a place in my heart. I think I see why I can't have a dog or another Kitty now!! Well it is LASER TIME!!! Kub and I are out!
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Saturday I got up bright and early and headed out for a long run. I did one of the loops I used to bike, run and rollerblade in high school. The first 4miles went by quickly because there was no wind and it was one gradual downhill. I started to head back home and hit 4 hills that I took my time getting up. I walked at the top of each to give my legs a little break. I kept saying out loud on the last hill "down hill soon, down hill soon". But I didn't get what I wanted. The down hill has cow fields on both sides so it was nothing but wind. I had to push to get down the hill. Nothing like a fun way to end 7.8miles (1:10). I felt great though since I have avoided hills for 2 weeks.
I got quickly cleaned up and out the door because kohls was calling my name!!! I had a 30% off coupon and there was doorbuster hours going on! I ended up finding 4 shirts all one sale and a comforter (original 149.99 on sale 70% 44.99!!!) For all that I only spent $54!! I LOVE KOHLS!!
My sister and I met up at Sam's club where I purchased a huge container of almonds and a bag of dried cranberries (craisans) YUMMY!! Manda found out all the good reasons why to eat them so I had to try them out!
Now for what you all have been waiting for LION KING!!!! The show started at 2pm and it was A.W.E.S.O.M.E.There were some amazing singers that I just have to show off. The pics are from the program because I am sure I would be in jail if i took their picture during the show!!
This guy had a solo right at the beginning and I swore it was a women. His voice was higher and more beautiful than most of the women in the show!! (Sorry for the bad picture with a zebra behind)
I loved how the animals walked right down the walkways!
It was a great show and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone!! Go see Lion King!
After the show we headed over to my older sisters house to play with the kids! The were a riot and for some reason Evie kept saying "have fun at your wedding with Brian" to me!! I think she is a little confused on that one!!!! Maybe she is having the same dead end dreams I am having LOL!!!! JK I am perfectly happy with what I have!!! I got it all cleared up with her :)
Later that night this is how my folks found me.
It took all day until my legs started to hurt. But I got ice on the ASAP and they feel much better this morning! It was a great weekend and a wonderful way to celebrate my sisters birthday! Nothing like good deals, an awesome show and silly kiddos to help take your mind off a crazy week at work :)