Monday, July 29, 2013

Road to my first 5k.


Two weeks ago I re started the couch to 5k program. I had been running before that just tracking my runs with the nike running app. But after about a month I had become addicted to running and wanted to run faster,farther and everyday. I had thought about running a 5k before but thought to myself could I actually do this? And I thought why not? I wanted to really challenge myself and thought this would be the perfect challenge. The couch to 5k running program takes 9 weeks. I went on the search for races in Portland and I had heard of the turkey trot before and a run on thanksgiving which just so happens to be on my birthday this year (every 9 years it falls on my birthday). So what better of a present to myself then to do something good for me and that would make me feel so good and proud of myself. I have a few friends who will be joining me so this way I still get to spend time with friends on my birthday. I am going to be documenting my journey along the way here on this blog it will be exciting I cant wait to see how I will run in the race and how I will look at the end of this. Because well lets be honest it's also for some weight loss I've been trying to loose. I took a photo of me this past Saturday and I'll update every once and a while along the way.


I will also be doing the race for the cure again this September with my family to support and show our love for my Grandma who has been cancer free for 6 years now. We did the race for the first time last year it was a lot of fun and emotional at the same time to see all that pink gathering to show up and walk for a cure to this disease.
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I can't wait to share this fun new journey on the blog.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013



Loving: This warm weather I love Portland summers because they get warm but not so warm and humid everyday it's always uncomfortable. And our summers start so late here and go a bit into September so they are pretty great.

Watching: The bachelorette, I just love this show I know only like what two couples maybe three are still together after all the seasons two couples have been together for a long time and have kids. But I can't help it I get sucked in every time except the last season of bachelor cause it had shawn I couldn't stand him on bachelorette so I knew I wouldn't be watching his season. My favorites out of the three left are a tie between Chris and Brooks I like them both. I felt so bad when Zak W got the boot I just wanted to give that guy a hug. And the sneak peak for the season finale look intense and they say the weirdest season finale ever. It makes it seem like she didn't choose any or non proposed I am not sure but its going to be crazy.

Eating: All the veggies and fruits. I love summer because that means farmers markets and all the fresh from the farm fruits and veggies you want for great prices. I have been eating A LOT of zucchini lately I pretty much eat it almost everyday I think. And to think I used to hate it until my room mate made spaghetti and put it in there and I was hooked ever since.

Excited about: The camas vintage street faire coming up at the end of next month. It is so crazy how fast time has flown by and summer is almost over which bums be out a little cause it went so fast BUT excited at the same time because it leads into my favorite season FALL!! I just love everything about it I wish it lasted a little bit longer though.

I am also excited about training for my first 5K that is on Thanksgiving the turkey trot which so happens to be on my birthday this year every 9 years my birthday falls on thanksgiving which is great because I love me some turkey and pumpkin pie. I've been running three days a week with the couch to 5k program I have 5 months to get ready for it and I think that is well then enough time as long as I stay diligent with it every week.

Working on: Projects for the faire I have two pieces I am giving little make overs to, to add to my booth I am so so so excited. It will be my first time doing anything like this there is still so much I need to do. I need to make some business cards which is more of an overwhelming task then I thought it would be it's so final once you make those cards you can't erase and start over after they have been printed. So I am still working on that but vista print has an amazing deal right now 250 cards for $10 AND free shipping. I was going to go with Moo but its 19.99 for 100 cards and I know Id want more then that.

I hope your all have a wonderful day. I am off to the store to get some things for my projects and food for dinner.

Friday, July 12, 2013

New york city.

Since I can remember it's always been my dream to visit the big apple but something seemed to always happen that got in the way of going. My mom just recently went for work I was supposed to tag along but wasn't able to take that many days off for work so I wasn't able to go and I was so bummed over it. She sent me pictures along her trip I would text her of places I wanted to go so I could live through her. She loved every minute of it and told me how much I would love it to. It just seems like such an exciting place always something to do at any time of the day, a million and one places to eat and gorgeous parks. So after she got back I had started planning when we could go back together she will be going back next summer again for work and this time I WILL be tagging along. But next summer feels like a lifetime away but probably would take me that much time to save up to go its a lot more expensive then I had thought it would be. Thankfully it was her work trip so she just had to pay for food and whatnot. After realizing how expensive it could be it kind of bummed me out a lot and thinking it would be an impossible trip to make. THEN my lovely friend Amber who lives in PA had the most genius idea her sister lives right outside of DC and suggested I come and visiting in October like I had last year and we could take the train into New York I was so excited especially after finding a great plane ticket deal. Sooo for my birthday present this year I might just might be getting to finally visit DC and New york I am so overly excited but I guess until that ticket has been purchased I will have my doubts cause its not set in stone just yet. I also thought I would share some photos my mom took on her trip. nyc nyc nyc nyc nyc nyc nyc nyc nyc nyc nyc nyc nyc

I can't wait to have my own photos to share with everyone, October cannot come soon enough. Until then I will just keep daydreaming and planning out all the places I want to go to food,carries apartment from sex and the city etc etc. I CANNOT WAIT!