11 things

Last night, I discovered a super awesome new blog, a.k.a Olive to Run (http://olivetorun.com/)…I’m failing at technology this morning so don’t judge my lack of an awesome link. She posed some interesting questions and I got in the whole “get to know me” mode. So here are my answers to her questions:

1. What does your ideal cup of FROYO look like?

Cheesecake, cake batter, and peanut butter fro yo + lots of graham crackers, granola, fruit, and whipped cream. So much yum.

2. What do you miss the most about the time period you grew up in?
Definitely getting to wear leggings and oversize sweatshirts everywhere. Those were the days.
3. What is your most embarrassing habit?
Hmm…that’s a hard one. Probably that I play with my hair when I get nervous. Not professional when talking with a patient! 
4. What is the worst food you have ever tried?
Some people LOVE them, but I just cannot do Odwalla Super Food smoothies. Blech. 
5. If you could be a super hero (that YOU make up) what would your name be and what would your super power be?
My super power would definitely be never getting tired. I’d hope to be called The Energizer 
6. What meal could you eat every day?
Anything breakfast. But I could probably eat pizza every single night and be satisfied
7. Who was your favorite teacher? What grade was it and why do they stand out to you?
10th grade. My history teacher was so unbelievably smart and independent and always had the best assortment of tea.
8. If you were able to do anything (fitness related) what would it be?
Run a marathon. Excuses, excuses but I just do not have energy for 18 mile runs. School has been taking it out of me lately.
9. If you could write a letter to your daughter what three things would you want her to know?
Be confident, love yourself no matter what anyone says, and find one girl-friend who will be your confidant forever
10. Who is your favorite blogger and why?
Hungry Runner Girl because she has the most adorable baby and a wonderful husband and totes awesome running skills! 
11. What is your favorite app?
I downloaded Fitocracy and it’s kind of like a video game for workouts. Every time you log a workout you get points and eventually you level up. Addicting. 
What would your answers be?! 


I’m not afraid to admit that I’ve spent all of today in my pajamas. I had huge aspirations for yoga and/or a gentle run, but the softness of my robe was just too comfy to say no to. So, I got out of bed at 10 am, showered, got right back into my PJs, and settled onto the couch with the TV on E! for a good afternoon of fruit, leftover pizza, and homemade espresso.

It has been bliss. And probably the first day that I’ve had completely to myself since I moved in May.

A lot has changed since then. I’ve got a big ‘ole rock on my left hand, I’ve got my own apartment (with my own washer and dryer!…basically, this girl’s dream since living on my own), and I’ve starting working 2 jobs on top of school in an attempt to make ends meet.

Yeah. A lot has changed.

Despite the fact that I technically “moved” away from this blog, I never could bring myself to delete it and I ended up deciding that it was on this blog that I would start writing again. Reading through some of my older posts are somewhat painful for me and it’s easier to just pretend that none of it ever happened…but I’ve gotten into the habit of just running away when times get bumpy instead of settling in for the long haul.

So here I am, exhausted to the core, but so extraordinarily happy. I’ve got my own subscription to Southern Living, a “boring” engaged life, a messy apartment, and more work than I care to think about. But life could not be better.

February in review!

February is over. Eek. That is both terrifying and exciting to me. In fact, most things in my life are both terrifying and exciting right now. March is going to bring so many changes and so much new-ness. I don’t even know what to expect. I guess all I can say at this point is, “bring it on”. I really want March to be the best month yet. I think February had a good end, but I’m ready to keep climbing up the happiness ladder.

Miles run: 91.3

Current shame-inducing guilty pleasure: Grocery shopping at Whole Foods. I totally cannot afford it but I don’t have one close by so I totally went all out when I was close to one on my weekend trip.

Current drink: Soy lattes. Delicious, especially when they’re made at the cute coffee shop down the street from me.

Current song: Sing by the Glee Cast (originally by My Chemical Romance)

Current need: Spring Break. It’s only 2 weeks away but I am so ready for a “real” vacation.

Current triumph: I road tripped. By myself. I was terrified to do this and I somehow managed to conquer that fear. Go me!

Current bane of my existence: This semester. Studying? Papers? Yeah, no. I’m just trying to survive!

Current blessings: My dad. He listens to my rants, helps me when I’m stressed, and is just all around awesome. I wouldn’t have survived February without him!

Current excitement: I’ll be hearing back from all of the programs I applied to this month!!!

Goals and plans for March: I have tunnel vision right now…my goal is to decide which program I will attend without losing my mind. And to talk about the future with the boy. And to have fun!

January in review!

Can you believe that January is gone already?! I feel like it was just New Year’s and yet here comes February, creeping up like that weirdo you avoid eye contact with. January was a rougher month for me, but I survived. And for the better, I think. Here’s to a splendiforous February!

Miles planned/ran: 82 miles planned, 90.8 miles run

Current shame-inducing guilty pleasure: Hmm…I don’t know that it’s shame inducing, but I am so incredibly in love with the kettle chips from Jimmy John’s. And their veggie sandwiches. Oh, and Newman’s Own organic chocolate cups

Current drink: Irish (or English) breakfast tea. So delicious.

Current song: What the h#ll by Avril Lavigne

Current need: A good night’s sleep

Current triumph: Looking on the bright side even when I’d much rather curl up on the couch and ignore the world (most of the time)

Current bane of my existence: Not know where I’m going to be living in 4ish months!

Current blessings: The boy. He puts up with so much from me, I’m lucky to having such a loving and wonderful person in my life!

Current excitement: Probably the same as the bane of my existence. I don’t know where I’m going to be in 4ish months…basically anything is possible in my life at this very moment!

Current goals and plans for February: Spend less money on groceries, go to a yoga class at a yoga studio, do 21 days of sun salutations, read an entire book

How did your January shape up? What are you hoping for your January?