Saturday, December 31, 2011


Today I started off bright and early with a workout with Manda, Adam and Hey Hey at the gym. I got 5 miles in on the bike and 40 mins plus in on the circuit machines. I am loving the weight training so far! I am hoping once I get back to work that I can keep it up.

The rest of the day I have been updating things on my laptop. Hey Hey suggested that I get Google Chrome and Live Writer. Doing such easy tasks takes me forever to figure out usually but it was quite simple to do. I am using Live Writer now and I can not wait to actually have some pictures to arrange and play around with on here.

Bri and I are going to his friends house tonight for the usual NYE gathering. I am going to attempt to throw together a Crab Dip to take. It is already 3:30 and I am all wrapped up in a blanket I am literally going to have to throw it together since I still have to go to the store. But plus side I know what I am taking tonight!!

Yesterday Bri and I drove to NY to go bowling with my niece and nephew. It was a blast I will have a recap up tomorrow of how I got my bum kicked by a 3 year old!!


Happy New Years EVE!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Workout week!!

This week has felt great walk/jog wise! Last week I was still walking daily. This week I was able to start jogging a little bit. Today I did 4:2 with walk:jog. IT FELT AMAZING! I wish we had a camera to capture the smile on my face when I got to jog! Talk about paying attention to the clock too much too. I was counting down from 30secs until I got to jog again!! I did 30mins for a total of 3.2miles :) YIPPEEE!!

Tomorrow I am hoping to go to the gym and just do a little cardio with some machines. New muscles hurt from using the machines the other day. So...I need to keep using them!

QOTD: When you are sore the next day does that just motivate you to work harder on those muscles?

Monday, December 26, 2011

Favs of xmas and first time running!

I made it back to PA yesterday around 3:30 after spending Thursday-Sunday AM with my family in NY. Xmas was a blast with my niece and nephew.

Henry and Evie got mini Mickey and Minnie Mouses' from B and I. The reaction was priceless!!

 Neither of them has been to Disney and REALLY want to go. Every time they see a picture of Disney they say Aunt SB has been there! (Lucky for me we still had points to use up from our trip so all their gift for Bday and xmas were free!!)

Best gift without a doubt for Henry was his leaf blower!

I got some great gifts as well. I now will be receiving Women's Running Mag., I got a new Road ID slim youth size which fits great, iTunes card, and awesome stocking holders that I flipped into a Medals Holder!!! (pic to come once it gets into is final home)

Thanks everyone for my great gifts and a wonderful holiday. Now it is time to relax and focus on getting into my workouts.

I started my walk:jog workouts today with 5min walk 1min jog repeat 5xs. It felt great!! I got in a total of a 5k with my warm up and cool down!! Tomorrow I am headed to the gym with Hey Hey and Manda to get some more sweating in!!

QOTD: What were your fav gifts this year?

Friday, December 23, 2011

Brownie balls and trains!!

It has been a busy day today. The kids are out cold now. Here are pictures of us making brownie balls (similar to cake balls) and going to see the trains with a light show.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Almost there...

I have exactly half an hour until all the kids leave the buiding then we have a faculty luncheon. I want to be on the road by 1:30-2pm so I am not driving to NY in the dark at all. Secret Santa ended without a hitch! My last few hints were given to me from followers. I used the height hint where I was over 5feet and under 6feet. Which eliminated only 1 person! Then I said my first job was 15yrs ago and I was a camp counselor! I threw her off completely!! She guessed a guy like I thought. After she took her guess someone stood up and gave her another hint I had prepared. It said that I was closer than she thinks! I was sitting right next to her...:) I didn't even stand up to reveal myself I just busted out laughing and handed her her gift! I LOVED every minuted of this and can not wait for the Secret Sweetheart one on Valentines Day that Kinder team is organizing!

Here are some of my treats I got today form my secret santa who ended up being another reading teacher but I figured it out on Tuesday!

Oh I can not wait to spend tomorrow with my niece and nephew. My mom and I plan on taking them to see some trains and I want to also do some cake or cookie balls with them.

I will be  back after my travels on Xmas day to spend time with "My other family!!" I will be back on here eventually with photos of my adventures!

Happy Holidays everyone;)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Secret Santa

I LOVE LOVE LOVE getting a chance to sneak around and try with all my heart not give myself away. This year instead of a boring boring boring prank gift thing at the school dinner we decided to do secret santa. I just delivered my first gift and I am waiting to see what my person says! Want to know how I will know??!! Well lucky me I picked one of the ladies that works in Title I with me! She sits at the table right next to me!! So I had to be creative with how I delivered the gift! So it is just sitting in the doorway at the moment. I get here way before everyone else so I have to pretend I didn't see it. I also had to type a card because she knows my hand writing.

So today I got her a lovely snowman ceramic candle holder with a nasty cinnamon candle inside. Hopefully she likes the holder at least. I did that is why I got it for her. I also put in there two ornaments. I am starting small today because I have awesome gifts for her for the rest of the week. She put on her sheet that she wanted cheese steaks, salt and beer. Well...tomorrow she is getting 5 different kinds of chips, the next day she is getting a 6 pack of Stewarts Root beer with a huge beer mug, and the last day she is getting a gift card to her favorite sub shop!

I am also putting little hints in every card. Today I put "I get here before you do!" HA she is a paraprofessional and doesn't have to be here until 8am so that only tells her it is a teacher!!

Now I need to think of a hint for tomorrow! Any ideas??? Hair color height gender? Or is it too soon for that?

Friday, December 16, 2011

Back in it!!

Yes I am finally able to do high impact exercise!! The dr said that he could see the healing and it looked great. So I was handed a training plan to follow. Let's just say it looked nothing like run less run faster plan. I am to do walking first and build up from 8 plus 2 mins a day until I reach 30 mins. Then start walk jog then lead into jogging!! I began tonight with my walking. My poor treadmill was so dusty I gave it a wonderful cleaning! Ziva also joined me on my walk tonight. She actually walked on the treadmill and I didn't take ANY pictures! Next time.

I also wrapped all our gifts last night (don't mind the laundry by the tree I was sleeping so bri put it there instead in the room)

Do have your gifts wrapped yet??

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Reality Shows

I would like to list the top 5 reality shows I would like to go and see or the stars I would like to meet.

5. Top Gear: First off yes I love these guys. I have no clue what they are saying half the time but they are hilarious. I don't know a thing about cars but the things they do with or to cars is crazy. I would like to meet all three of those guys and say.....ummm yea your nuts!

4. Pawn Stars: I really wish I owned something rare and amazing so I could see their faces. I would not go into a bidding war with the old man because he starts to go backwards instead towards your bid.

3.Storage Wars: I don't know why but this show has me hooked! All the "characters" on the show are nuts and I have no clue what they see in any of those storage lockers prior to them winning it. So based on that I would like to go and be at one of the storage lockers they bid on so I see it too!!

2.Sing Off: No reason need here! They all are amazing and I love music, I was in a group in high school like this, I MISS IT! So I would go and just love to hear the groups live!

1. Biggest Loser: Also do I really need to explain, Dolvett and Bob? Awesome awesome awesome! I want to train with both of them and please bring Jillian with you! I do not need the other two from last season or Anna.

What reality show would you want to see or go to?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Frostbite Penguin Walk Race recap

On Sunday we did a race I ALWAYS LOVE to run. It is the Frostbite 5mile. It is an awesome out and back where the out is a long gradual uphill. Last year I killed it in the lovely cold rain. I got second women overall last year (but the cold rain scared all the fast runners away!).

This year there was a huge turn out and lots of speedy women. Robyn, Manda, Dud, Mister and I all came out to enjoy the wonderful 28 degree sunny day. The race started at 1pm at the Fire Hall. Manda, Robyn and Dud all did the 5mile run. Mister and I did the 5k walk since I am not cleared to do ANYTHING yet! I was getting really really upset as I saw more ladies that I wanted to race against and see where I was compared to them. I held back tears at one point so no one saw (but they know now). I told Mister we were going to win the walk!!! (my racewalk days were coming back though I said I was not going to get into form because I knew the course and it was tricky to do form on some of the hills up and down).

I also wanted to stick with Mister and enjoy the race but as soon as the person yell GO...I just couldn't hold back. At the beginning I stuck to a normal walk but there were 3 ladies ahead of me...and I am saying right at the start line and that bothered me! So I got moving to pass them. Ok so this lady...she made me mad...I caught up to her and what does she do...crosses the whole road and gets directly in front of me! HOW RUDE! So I go all the way across the road to pass her...she then follows me and gets right on my shoulder! ARE YOU SERIOUS! A crazy walker lady! I just wanted to be first women walker not crazy women walker! Well she pissed me off so I pulled out the old racewalking form and blew passed her. I kept form except on for the crazy gravel downhill for the whole rest of the 5k. I left Mister behind (sorry Mister but she made me so mad). I ended up getting first women overall and my time was 34:57 (awesome 10:57 pace!)

For the 3 race series Manda got third!! Robyn got third in her age group today too and Mister placed in his age group for the walk! Dud is in the crazy 60 age group and it is impossible to place in that! Though I listened to the 30-39 age group and I don't know if I will ever place in that next year!!

QOTD: Have you ever had someone cut you off in a race? Do you see crazy people going all out in the walk at your races?? (yea that would be me!!)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Polar express ride

Today we all took Ella and aunt evie on the local Polar express ride.
These are the characters that we saw on our ride.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Tid Bits....WARNING!!


1. I have given a lot of space to the post today so if you really did not want to see what pops up you did not have to see it. If it was still not enough pace I do apologize but I am WAY to excited to not share!

Ok so yes....I GOT A DEER!!(Side note....I have not worked out in 2 weeks to due trying to get a deer!!) Last night after school I busted home and got up in the stand by 3:30. By 4:30 I still had seen NOTHING! I text Bri, who could see me from the diningroom window, that I was bummed. Then I look up from my phone and I hear deer. I get into position but I can only barely see their tails because it is so thick of brush.

I text again that I saw some...look up again and a doe is walking by! I try again, but can't get it into my is getting real dark at this point and afer a certain distance I can't see anything.

I am usually down and inside by now but I was intrigued now that there was deer moving. SO I wait longer!

minutes later and much much darker....a group of 5 doe (including fawns) walk up. They are even closer to me! That means I can see them in my scope!! I look at each one carefully and pick the best one (SHE IS HUGE!!). Downside a fawn is right beside waiting game begins when each minute means more darkness!

Finally.....after coaching the deer to take just 2 steps I SHOOOOOOOT!! I was shaking so bad afterwards I could not text Bri at all!

I only saw one deer run and I made sure I watched the direction and I swear I heard her fall!!

I look around and all the other deer were still standing infront of me!! So Bri had to wait even more time to walk out. I did not shoot until 4:45ish Bri and I starting looking after 5pm with headlamps. It did not take more than 5mins to find her! I will never forget what Bri said "Holy Crap she is huge!!"    YEA TO ME!!!

Here she is all 175 my camo fleece and pink camo headband???

I have one battle wound to my face....I got attacked by a briar looking for her...the thick stuff!

My hunting season is almost over...and I can't stop smiling bc this is my first success and my first shot!

Monday, December 5, 2011

A 5yr old girls Bday pink and princessy can you get?? Well we tried and had elements I am sure sweet sixteen parties have been bigger.

My niece had her bday on Saturday (actual birthday is Friday!!) and I drove up to NY late Sat. morning for it.  Note to you all: I was up at 5am to hunt for a few 9am I walked back inside frozen to sleep a little more. By 11am I was on the road to NY. Around 1:15 I was getting frantic phone calls to run errands for the party. I got to the party 10mins prior to the start. I was BEAT! It was great and the kids were all so cute (well minus the one who stuck her hand all over the cake before my sister got pictures...thankfully blogger that I am I have one!).

I can not believe how fast Evie has grown up!

 Make your own crown table.
 Cake my sisters made
 The BEST cookies ever that we order for every party!!!! There were dresses, high heels, crowns, and castles

 My cousin Griffin making is prince crown! LOTS of glitter....I could not stay too close to the glitter!

 Henry enjoys princess stamps too!

The next day we went to JCP to get family pictures done. Two hours later and 2 session (had to retake some) we hit up lunch. This is Henry's GRILLLL CHEEEEESE face!
 Evie and my sister and I hit up Claire's and had a blast trying on all types of hats and head bands. I even have her hooked on Active bands. She now owns 4 of her own!
I made it home...barely. I had a severe migraine all day and tried everything to get it to subside so I could drive. I forgot sunglasses so I made a stop at a dollar general to get some. I had chocolate, Excedrin, soda....nothing worked.

I made it home made dinner (with a few tears) then turned off the lights and crashed on the couch.

PHEW.....crazy weekend but it was so nice to spend that time with the kids since I missed Henry' bday bc of the seizure.

QOTD: Kids bday parties......go big or stay small? DO you go all out?

Friday, December 2, 2011


We made it to friday and I am not frozen yet! The cold has made it to PA. I came in from hunting last night with white toes.

I have completed 3 days of the Holiday shred and I am happily sore EVERYWHERE! Who knew that pushups made your entire bra line painful to touch!! :) Loving it!

Pinned Image

Hop on over to the Fitness Friday Blog Hop