Last Things Thursday

Another Last Things Thursday!

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Last Song on my iPod

Apparently I stopped running to this! (Belieber!)

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Last Workout

3 miles was on my training plan, so 3 miles it was! But a little bit different- meet my new running buddy!

20130109-205632.jpgRiley ran his first 3 miles with me and it went very well. I never took him far but he trotted right beside me the whole time (lucky 4 legs!) it only got a little out of control the one time he saw a squirrel… And my left arm was so fatigued! However, my pace was great!

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Last Book (Started)

So a coworker of mine was talking about an interesting book and brought it in for me to borrow. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a TRUE story about a woman who died of cancer in the 1950s who had her cells harvested. Her cells never died. Those of you who have studied biology or are interested in it might have heard a lot about her cells, called HeLa. From her cells we now have many vaccines, such as the polio vaccine, influenza and many many more. It looks into ethics of scientific research and the family of Lacks. I’m looking forward to getting into. Very interesting to think that this woman’s cells are STILL around! (and have saved us all!) I’ll let you know how it goes, maybe some of you will like it too.

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Last Manicure

Purple with sparklesssss 🙂

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  • What are some of you last things this Thursday?

Last Things Thursday: Holiday Edition

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great Christmas! My Christmas was awesome and I got to spend a lot of time with family that I don’t get to see too often. We also got snowed in an extra day and that actually turned out to be great because we got extra time to relax and hang out.

This last things Thursday coming at you Holiday Style!

1. Last Workout

My dad and I were able to go to the YMCA since we belong to our one at home and they have a ‘Y away from Home’ program; meaning gym fo’ FREE! The day before, on Christmas, my dad and I went for a great run, in his super hilly hometown. Much hillier than I’m used to- but it was a really good run.

2. Last New Toy

Well if you follow me on Instagram you may know my new toy which I LOVE:

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I got the Garmin Forerunner 10! This thing was awesome to take a run with. I like my Nike App but it could be spotty and also I don’t always want to listen to music on my runs. Mostly for safety reasons and the fact that lots of time I’m on back roads. (And maybe the time I was chased by 4 different dogs of different running routes…ugh).

3. Sweet Treats

Well not that this is even all of it. Most if my diet was sweet treats haha. Not complaining! These are just some of the cookies…

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4. New running clothes. Run to Oiselle and order their clothes to get you through the rest of the winter and early spring running season! Seriously they are flattering and so functional. thumb holes! Pockets galore!

I got a stripey top..

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And run delicious and clearly vest. The run delicious is so cute and has a nice pocket on the side. I also could totally get away with wearing this to work. The clearly vest is fun and has pockets galore. I can also wear it for running or the bike, WIN!

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5. Book read

I just started to read Chrissie Wellingtons memoir which is really good to hear about her story to hear about her journey to Ironmans. The fact that she didn’t ever really intend to be one blows my mind. She accidentally ran a 3:00 London Marathon and realized she was good at endurance sports… Couple years later she was World Ironman Champion! She also had a very, very long struggle with an eating disorder which was interesting to hear about. I recommend it 🙂

6. The weather… Snowy!

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Twenty-four

The big day is here!

I am officially 24 at 8:14am today. Weird. 24??! Really? Every year goes faster and faster!

I’m lucky enough to get to spend my day with friends, family, and even more lucky to see Drew this weekend. Very excited for some fun! I plan to eat my weight in chips and salso and fro yo 🙂

This year I will try my best to:

Relax and enjoy, worrying about the little things in life doesn’t do any good!

-Remember that an extra slice of cake (or 2) won’t hurt anyone 🙂

-Be the best version of myself I can be…because of course- I am the only one of me!

Here’s to 24!

Fro-yo in hand OF COURSE!

Also my winner of my fun stuff giveaway isssss…

Jessie!!!! From Jessie Loves to Run

Have a wonderful day everyone!

  • What do you remind yourself of on your birthday? 

High Five Friday!

Ah my frist High Five Friday! I’ve been wanting to put this thing together for a while now, because Meg really make me want to pass on high fives to all of you wonderful people! 🙂

This week I am giving myself a high five for completing my 4th duathlon! We all know it didn’t go that well for me, but I did complete it and am already moving on to the next one!

And now I’m gonna give out my high fives all over the place!

To Meg: for creating High Five Friday, and to her for being featured at her school for being a leader! Girl you display fine quality leadership skills through your blog and I bet even more in person! Way to go 🙂 Go read more about her here. 

Meg and her parents- photo courtesy of Meg 🙂

To Alex: for not taking herself to seriously when she talks about her grandma ways, baking skills, and the fact that she doesn’t think her food is pretty. Her hilarious sarcasm and point of view makes me love her more each time I read her blog! Her little reminders on things we all think make my day! 🙂

To Megan for celebrating her “Runniversary!” This girl rocks and has seriously accomplished SO MUCH in a year. She inspired me to look back on my own year and see what I’ve accomplished.

Photo courtesy of Megan

To Jessie for her awesome week of running! And her reminder that it’s the little things in life 🙂

To Heidi for a successful move into her house AND its her birthday today! Happy birthday and high five!

To Nikki for mixing it up and going to Zumba for the first time in a while! It’s always fun to do something new!

  • And lastly- High fives to all of you for reading…and PLEASE share with me why you are giving YOURSELF a high five this week 🙂

I’m a Big Girl Now

I know you just sang that title in your head 🙂

But really…first day on the job today…just lots of training (CPR and First aid…even though I already have them..and harassment and such but ya know..gotta be there).

Let’s up to the weekend though, shall we? Well it wasn’t anything too crazy and I actually worked half of it besides having a full day off Sunday..wahoo! What did I do on this day?

FIELD HOCKEY!!!

Yesterday I had my first game as a Green Dragon! The league has about 5 teams in it and we play at an amazing prep school in Baltimore, equipped with two turf fields that are super nice. This is about an hour-ish drive from my house and I went down with my friend Lauren who I played hockey with in my high school years!

It’s so nice to be playing my absolute favorite way to exercise..I literally LOVE competition..i love sports and that atmosphere…not in a crazy I MUST WIN OR DIE kind of way but I like being competitive.. (okay that MIGHT be a tad true in that Drew and I can’t play games even like words with friends because we both like to win haha..) But seriously this league is just for fun..guys play, people in their 50-60’s play..just a good time all around!

Of course playing for the first time since April means that my body is hurting all over soooo what do you do ?

Torture…and compression..yup..lots of compression. Seriously kicking myself for not having compression shorts cause thats the most of my body that’s hurting!

Oh, and of course you foam roll with a buddy watching you!

I honestly hope I’m able to walk tomorrow. That’s not a joke. Staying so low in field hockey puts quite the hurt on your butt and quads…just try to run in a squat position! I’m also starting to realize that you don’t quite recover like you did when you were in your teens haha. but really your does sooo not do that.

I also finished Week 2 of Live Fit trainer and have really been loving it. I feel like I’ve gained a lot of muscle already! I’m excited to get to week 3! Off to training for the day and then tomorrow is the acutal first day of school! AHH!

  • How was your weekend? Anything exciting or fun?
  • If you could do any sport as an adult summer league what would you play?