Long Overdue Reunion

It’s been a Happy Monday for whatever reason I don’t know.

All I know is I got off work. Ran my run. SOOO GOOD! My knees have been a little alekwjre but not like how it use to be so that’s good.

Showered and got ready and went out to Bellaire.

I had a dinner plans with my friends Graham and Oscar. They’re in town from San Antonio for work training people.

Graham has been there for me since I started college, driving me everywhere, and making sure I felt included but we all grow up and get busy. I haven’t seen him in over 2 years! So it was great catching up with him.

As with Oscar, he’s my little. But I haven’t seen him for a few months now. Especially now that I’m in Houston indefinitely. It’s nice to know his studies are going well and he’ll be working and making that dough soon enough! Two years!

It was good seeing them. I realized they’re pretty much the first ones from San Antonio that I’ve ever hung out with in Houston. Reason? I’m really bad at keeping in touch. But it felt amazing doing getting to see them.

Next time I’ll see them is when I go to San Antonio for Julia and Noel’s wedding end of January! Eep!

I hope you all had a great Monday too!

Jared, Painting, Red Dawn, 5k Race

Got to see Jared last night. Gave me a tour of his apartment, had a beer or two and talked, showed me something he’s working on … music wise, then went to Cane’s for dinner. Sometimes some friendships just work. I’ve only seen him one other time in 5 years and that was a good month or so ago. Love when you’re able to just talk. It’s kind of funny actually. Back when we were in high school I was the talker and he would listen and only talked when he felt necessary. Our roles are reversed now. I’m more reserved and he’s more outgoing. It works. Surprising how 5 years can change a person.

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Mum tied a bow around Rocky’s head … he’s Roxie now.

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Painted this weird swirly tree at 12am.

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Watched Red Dawn with the Aunt at Alamo Drafthouse.
One of the best movies.
Chris Hemsworth. That is all.

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The sky during my 5k Run.

I used this run as my 5k Race time for the virtual Gobbler Gallop For The Love of The Kids. 00:47:31. Time might suck for y’all real runners but it’s better than I thought. Especially since I started running again 2 weeks and 2 days ago … and skipping 3 of my scheduled running days due to going to San Antonio. Yes I know. No excuses so to me I’m just happy I finished. Fracture is a little twingy but other than that I feel great.

Tonight is baking time and prepping for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving Dinner. Eeep!!

And hopefully in the morning I’ll be able to go to 24 hour Fitness and try out the Yoga-lates class. Yay for 3 day passes! 🙂

Hope you’re all having a great Thanksgiving Eve! ❤

In All Honesty

I went a little crazy yesterday and did 30DS Level 1 along with a 25 minute walk/run. Then because I didn’t feel anything, I did some planks. For some weird reason, I love planks. I’ve always told y’all how I dislike Jillian Michaels because she’s just SO annoying. And watching her on screen just makes me want to drop kick her. But her methods work. I’ve seen people’s results so I stopped complaining about having to see and listen to her and started doing.

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Yeah, thankfully she didn’t look anything like that in the video.

Today I was hoping to feel a little burn and soreness but nope. Felt nothing still so I went and did the 30DS Level 1 and some planks. I feel the soreness a little but it’s so miniscule it’s pretty much nothing. Ask me again tomorrow. But seriously, what is going on? Who am I? I love it and hope it’s here to stay.

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Maybe it’s because my body knows I’m going to San Antonio this weekend and I more then likely will skimp out on my workouts. I’m not being negative. I’m just being honest with myself … and to my readers. I know how I am when I’m not in the comfort of my own home – where I don’t know the paths for runs. So why play it up. Why lie? I more than likely won’t work out Thursday – Sunday. There I said. it.

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Will I regret it? Yeah, I probably should because I’ll be eating out a whole lot and drinking here and there – alcohol or not. But in all honesty, no. Because I haven’t seen these people who I call my friends for a long while. Because I rarely go out anymore now that all I do is work and save up money. Because I need to have fun once in a while.

Happy Tuesday!

Ed! Starbucks!

Workout

30 min cardio
Arm: no breaks; 5 lb. weights
     – Tricep Extensions – 30 sec (19)
     – Bicep Curls – 20 sec (14)
     – Shoulder Presses – 30 sec (20)
     – Pushups – 30 sec (21)
Ab: 3 sets
     – Plank – 45 sec hold
     – Leg Raises – 30 sec (11 – 12 – 12)
Leg: 3 sets
     – Dumbbell Lunges – 5 lb. weights; 30 sec (14 – 15 – 15)
     – Squats – 5 lb. weights; 30 sec (17 – 18 – 20)
     – Wall Sits – 40 sec hold

Ran outside for the first time. Really run … with some walking of course. HAHA It felt painful but it went pretty well.

The arms confused me. Why only one set? Oh well. In parenthesis are how many I did. I think it went pretty well. It was tough. I know I’ll feel the burn tomorrow when I wake up! Because I already feel it right now.

Ed!

I got to see an old high school friend of mine, Ed! We met at Starbucks and we caught up since we last saw each other … in December! Surprised smile We talked about the girl he liked and the boy I like. And all of our worries and wonders. He said I should give up. How disappointing of advice. I told him he should pursue the dang girl. Wonderful advice.

Time to shower. Eat dinner (later eater but I sleep late so it all works out). And relax (blog and watch shows).

Curse of the iTouch

20 minute run.

How many miles?

I’m not sure.

My iTouch thought it’d be funny to not work before my run.

My thoughts were to give up and charge it and make up the run tomorrow,

Or just run for the first time without music … without my iTouch to tell me how far I’ve ran.

I picked the latter.

You proud?

I’m sure I did not break the 2 mile mark yet but I believe I ran more than yesterday.

Another first was running with my hair down. It feels super good with the wind.

And it didn’t come out that terribly. Kind of like it … it gave me more volume.

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Anyway, so far so good with the running front.

I’ll make sure to charge up my iTouch for my next run.

Scout’s Honor.

Time to shower … then paint.

Wouldn’t it be ironic
If at this very moment
You were thinking of me
As I am thinking of you?

Pinky Promise Intact

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Why do I look like this, you ask?

Well, let me tell you.

I went out and RAN!

Okay I lied. More like got off my butt, ran and walked.

Better than nothing right?

I did 1.15 mi. with a super horrible time.

Things I learned/realized while running:

  • Never throw away everything you did in the summer training to run a 5k; it is always harder to get back on track.
  • My fracture is still there … whoops. Oh well.
  • If I motivate myself with some things (that I will not share), I can make it through.
  • I have less than 5 months to whip myself into shape.
  • Over all, I’m doing this for myself, but if it wasn’t for the promise I made on my blog that I will strap on my running shoes today, I never would have done so.
  • Also, I was thinking of Rachael all this time and didn’t want to disappoint her. Ever since college started again, I blogged way less than I use to but I know she’s always there reading (hopefully) and encouraging me. Thanks chica!

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I did a lot of Christmas shopping and helped my mum find presents for people as well.

I stumbled on this baby at TJ Maxx for $9.99. Yes it’s Jillian Michaels and I loathe her but there are exercise cards, circuit training cards and training technique cards inside.

I realized these makes me workout more than videos do. I am not sure why.

Maybe because I don’t have to listen to her voice …

Anyway, I am thinking of doing them on my off days from running.

Let’s see how that goes.

Let’s see how long it’ll take till I fall of the bandwagon again.

Hopefully, never.

A Baby?!

Oh no. Not me.

My friend who just got married last August(?), just gave birth yesterday.

Yet I am still without a boyfriend.

Which I don’t really mind since I’m so busy.

But sometimes, it’s just nice having someone else there for you.

Anyway, I’m probably passed out from my Finance final since I’m writing this the day before while taking another break from studying for my Finance final.

Now that this semester is over, I have more time to blog.

Which means a lot of random post from the past, mostly food, will be going up.

And no. I did not forget my pinky promise to you all.

It would be nice if you guys crossed your fingers for me. For those grades that will be going up soon.

Much love.