Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Some RANDOM facts

Some random facts about my life:
  • I completed a 40 day challenge to run at least 3 miles everyday for 40 days. (I will admit, that I took a few days off here and there due to the humidity and my lungs, they were supplemented with Jazzercise classes)
  • I have begun my training for a 10k. Whoop.
  • I went to the doctors and I may or may not have asthma for the rest of my life. I’ll get a better picture in 3 months. But for now I’m on daily inhalers. No whoop. 
  • I’m going to a Women’s Steelers Training Camp Day in July. I’m completely pumped about that.
  • I got to see an amazing artist on Monday. Joe Purdy. Check him out. He’s way different, but one of the coolest guys evvvvaaaaa. 
  • This weekend marks my final travel weekend. In 14 weekends I would have travelled 9. I’m ready to stay at home for a while.
  • I finally got a phone where I can actually talk to people without it dying in 5 minutes. Bad side is it’s a touch screen only and auto correct and I just don’t get along.
  • I haven’t done anything crafy in what seems like forever. Hopefully that changes soon.
  • In the last 13 weeks I’ve lost 10 lbs. Yyayy for me.
  • I saw Pretty in Pink at an old movie theater… in my prom dress from senior year. Yes. I am that awesome…. Or an embarrassment. Either one.
  • I booked a ticket to Houston in November to visit a friend. My first big girl visit to a friend without driving. Totally pumped.
  • Everything is looking pretty darn good for this girl right now.
That’s all I got for the moment.

Take it easy!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Weekly Words To Inspire - Michael Jackson

In honor of the anniversary of MJ's Death (June 25th) I've pulled out some quotes.... I know a lot of people don't like him.. but as most of you know, I've loved him since.... forever.
Enjoy the last week of June!

“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”

“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.”

"Our parents taught us to always be respectful and, no matter what you do, to give it everything you have. Be the best, not the second best."

'In the end, the most important thing is to be true to yourself and those you love and work hard. Work like there's no tomorrow. Train. Strive. Really train and cultivate your talent to the highest degree. Be the best at what you do. Get to know more about your field than anybody alive. Use the tools of your trade, if it's books or a floor to dance on or a body of water to swim in. Whatever it is, it's yours. That's what I've always tried to remember.'

"Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons."

Take it easy.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Weekly Words to Inspire

Here we are approaching the last full week in June! I can't even believe that!!!!!

I hope all is well with everyone and you have been able to enjoy some decent weather!
I only have 2 this week.. this first one, I just love...

"It’s not about what happens.
It’s about perspective.
I may not be able to change what takes place, but I can always choose to change my thinking. "
-Michelle Sedas
This weekend I went back to Charleston, WV & my cousin indulged me in visiting the cutest antique story. I'm kicking myself for not buying this sign, but I found a similiar quote & I just love it.
"Quality is like buying oats. If you want clean fresh oats you must pay a fair price, however if you can be satisfied with oats that have already been through the horse they come a little cheaper."
- Unknown
Have a great week!
Take it easy.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Fantastic Friday

Today is another road trip! :)

(I know, I'm hoping July begins my stay-at-home-weekends... Anyways, I'm going to visit a cousin in Huntington, WV.... Which his super close to my place of birth, so I'm spending tomorrow around the city! I'm soooooo excited. So excited!!!!

My weekend also started off by my Friday Morning run, which was hard, but with my new running pal, I successfully completed it! Now I'm ready for the weekend!

Take it easy!

(Once I stop traveling, I'll start having better posts.)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Weekly Words to Inspire

Well, it's the middle of June... It feels like summer. I hope everyone has been able to enjoy at least sum of the weather.  I can't believe it's already Monday. Here's hoping to a good week.

It's vital to be growing through your life rather than going through your life. The object is not to change other people or situations; it's to do the inner work they stimulate.
-Wally Amos

Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.
-Orison Swett Marden

I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.
-Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Joy is the concomitant of productive activity. It is not a "peak experience," which culminates and ends suddenly, but rather a plateau, a feeling state that accompanies the productive expression of one's essential human faculties. ...Joy then, is what we experience in the process of growing nearer to the goal of becoming ourselves.
-Erich Fromm

My favorite ;)
Expose yourself to the possibility of doing something remarkable.
-C. Cunningham

Take it easy.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Fantastic Friday

This morning I completed a 3.21 mile run with two ladies that I met at the gym. It was awesome! Although it was quiet humid, it was a lot of fun. We ran about 2.75 miles along the rivers. The sunrise was absolutely spectacular. I'm loving the fact that I get to run with people on Friday's. It really does change from the norm. AAANNNDDD I also found some new friends. Whoop Whoop!

I hope everyone has a fantastic friday.

Here's a link to enjoy! (If you like Angry Birds, you'll LOVE this.)
Live Angry Birds Game

Have a great weekend.
Take it easy.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011



Today I was at the gym on the treadmill running. It was storming during my typical workout time so I decided that I would workout indoors. As I rounded the corner and saw the massive amounts of people on the cardio equipment, I quickly became de-motivated. However, I committed to 40 days of running 3 miles a day and darn it. I was going to do that.

So I change, I get all pumped up… and I’m excited to be wearing a shirt that I modified so I didn’t have to worry about my selves being all annoying. So moving on. I get on a treadmill and I start going at it.. and as I’m working out, I’m like man… I remember that us regulars kept thinking that by February all these people would be gone. Boy were we wrong… The thing that has gotten me is that it isn’t the same people.. it’s like people only come for a week or two and then stop. Which, don’t get me wrong, I’m all about people working out. More power to you.. But there are things to know… and this… this is the biggest, learn gym etiquette before you start…. I have a story about today…. That stunned me. Absolutely stunned me.

After I finished my 3 miles, I still had some time, so I thought I’d throw in some quick chest and back exercises. So I walk over, the bench is free, so I grab some weights and I start putting the one side on… I go back to get the weights for the other side and I go to put them on the other side, and I kid you not… like I’m DEAD SERIOUS, a lady literally sat down on the bench and started to do some exercise. Stunned. The guys that lift at that time were all laughing, I could see it in the mirror and the fact they all turned their backs and she had no idea what she did. She was absolutely clueless. Like, seriously lady? So she did her exercise and I patiently waited, with my jaw open… and then when she finished I said ‘Excuse me, can I use this now.’ She literally HUFFED! HUFFED and STOMPED AWAY. Like for real? What also got me going was the fact that there was an open bench you just had to flatten. I figure now, that she probably didn’t know how to do it. But I was speechless. Absolutely. After she walks away, the guys just all keep looking at me, because I’m just fuming… I mean, seriously. So anyways… I move on with my workout, and I move to the open bench, start doing my workout… realized I needed other weights, so I get up and get them (and 3 feet away) and she starts putting her crap on the bench. I’m like, for real? Twice. I’ve never EVER seen you in this gym, and you are taking my crap twice. I was fired up. I have never witnessed anything like that before. I’m not super skinny, but you can obviously tell I know my way around the gym…. And for someone to get mad at ME?! No. Doesn’t happen.

So for the newbies you are nervous to go to the gym…. Go, try it out. Regulars don’t care how big or overweight you are… Just respect others. Ask someone if they are done with the equipment before commandeering it. That’s all I have to say about that.

I’m still stunned. Can you tell?

Take it easy.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Weekly Words To Inspire

I had an absolute blast this weekend. I couldn't have asked for a better weekend, both company and weather wise. I went out with friends on Friday night, attended a Bridal Shower for a dear friend, and attended a wedding 3 hours away and ended the night around 2 am around a bon fire in the middle of no-where. I must say, my favorite part was my hour and a half quad ride around almost 1000 acres. Not gonna lie, it brought back a ton of GREAT memories... Guess we know what my next purchase will be!

So after this amazing weekend, I wanted to find just the right feeling... here it is:

"I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited." 
 Sylvia Plath

That pretty much sums it up.

How were your weekends?! 
Anything interesting?

Take it easy. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Weekly Words to Inspire - late edition

I apologize. My life has been on crazy mess this past week. I blame it on having Monday off.

Anyways - here's one of my all-time-favs.


“You’ll seldom experience regret for anything that you’ve done. It is what you haven’t done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you’ve lost them forever.”
-Wayne Dyer