Monday, September 12, 2011

Update From A Mad Runner

Running, working out or any sort of activity does not come by me easy these last few months. I think the last time I really worked out was before my Vegas trip, and only because I was in a swimsuit for the majority of my time there!

But this last week I have noticed that B and my new diet of fish and chicken is not so good for me, I have a big fat belly. Now I know that it is not from the actual fish or chicken, but the carbs that I scarf down with them as well as not doing enough cardio. So instead of hitting the treadmill, I sulked and went out to eat with my girlfriends (pasta no less).

But enough sorrow for me. I have been able to run FOUR whole days last week. I know what you're thinking, but I have only been running about 1 1/2 or so each time. Hopefully it will help. I did have a customer ask me multiple times if I am a trainer, while I'm at work (and no I don't work at a gym) so this is keeping my hopes up.

But in other news, football started this week! I am not the biggest fan, but we did have a good Saturday of watching the games and drinking beer. I made it through 1 game and 2 beers. Then a was a good Saturday.

Monday, September 5, 2011

I found this on a blog and think everyone should read it

Written by a 90 year old - Regina Brett from Cleveland, Ohio
"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written."

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is ONLY up to you.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative --> dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come...
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."


My last slogan for Sunday's was "No Shower Sunday Funday". But as we all know I am now no longer a "fun" person. So I have deemed my new slogan "Bad Movie Sunday". I sure did a number yesterday and we ended the day with "Piranha" !

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Update From A Mad Runner's been a while. Let me update you on what has been going on.

After the last post and my freakout of ants, we have not seen a live ant in our house since. We have seen some dead ones on the floor. I'm not quite sure how they got there. B seems to think they just fall out of the wall. I guess ants fall sideways. B said it's cause they don't weigh a thing. Must have missed that in physics.

Two weeks ago Saturday was my 27th birthday. B threw me a HUGE surprise party on Friday. I emphasize HUGE because I didn't know about it... at all. If you don't know B, he can not keep a secret. And with that big event he pulled off I am so surprise I had no idea. It was amazing. We had a blast and I am so thankful for all the friends that were able to come to celebrate with me. I felt so blessed.

The Sunday after I had to go to a training in Cleveland OH for the week for work. It was a good time, we learned a lot and I met some great people in class.

B and I have been laying low since I got back. Last weekend it was so hot out. I don't remember what we did, but I think it existed with us laying in our house in the air conditioning, movies and again in our house. Work has been really busy, and the beginning of the week was really hot and it finally cooled off a bit. Thursday was the start of many college football games. We were able to watch the UND game and the UTAH game at a bar. Both pulled out a big W!

So, with the last few weeks I have neglected my workouts. I am happy to report that I did workout one night when I was in Cleveland. That is honestly a first! I usually don't even pack tennis shoes because I never do anything anyway and then don't feel bad about it. But I did take my shoes with me this last time and actually wore them (even if it was only once).

So not much new...but here is my favorite picture of my nephew!