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Our House, In the Middle of the Street

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Just wanted to give a quick update on why I disappeared again (I know, right!):

I bought a house! We closed Jan 31st, moved for most of the month of February, and I'm finally getting my office unpacked.

Then, we got a puppy. Pics to come, I promise. Here, just one:

Okay, I'll be back, once the pup learns to pee outside and sleep anywhere but my lap!

Onward and upward!

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WYNDAKOGI 3/25/2014 10:49AM

    AWWWWWWW! Cuteness to the top! Gratz on the house! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 3/23/2014 6:40AM

    Awwww, the pup is cute. Good luck and best wishes with your new house! HUGS

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PJ2222 3/22/2014 11:32PM

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Rocking Around the Christmas Tree

Friday, December 20, 2013

So ... hi?

Yikes! That was the whole semester since I've been here. It was my busiest semester yet. I was teaching more classes than I had before and doing a bunch of new stuff in my classes. Essentially, grading and worksheets and stuff ate all my time pretty rapidly.

So, some quick updates.

Food: Bad news. With a busy semester, my stress was flying sky high, and my stress eating came right along with it. Also, the husband and I didn't plan as effectively as we could have and we ate out far more than we should have. I NEED to fix this in the new year, because I know that my carbs are too high and it affects everything else.

Exercise: On the other hand, up until about three weeks ago, my exercise was AMAZING. I ran my best half-marathon time in early November by a good 3 minutes. I could squat and deadlift my body weight, and I was in the gym constantly. Since Thanksgiving, things have been trouble, but I'll be picking it up again next week when I head to Florida.

Sleep: Like the food, this has been all levels of screwy due to some scheduling issues and other such things. I have plans to fix this ASAP.


So, I'm glad that I got on here. I'm hoping to swing in and out for the next week, but then I'll be on a cruise with my parents until Jan. 6th, and then, things go back into I'm Serious mode for everything!

So ... what'd I miss?

Onward and upward!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/21/2013 9:21AM

    Well, THERE she is! Glad you're alive and breathing. Sounds like you've been pretty busy for sure.

Hope you get a chance to relax during your break. HUGS!

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My Blue Boat Home

Monday, September 09, 2013

Not the worst nor the best weekend I could have had in terms of health. Last week was pretty good. I stayed on top of my workout schedule, ate well, slept about right, etc. Then Friday happened.

Friday wasn't all bad, but I had a bunch of student issues that needed to be dealt with causing stress, and then I spent the evening rearranging the furniture at church because we were starting a new season and decided that we wanted the piano on the other side of the room. Moving around the large items wasn't too bad, especially since I brought friends that we bribed with pizza and wings. However, due to the insanity, I missed both my usual power naps and was half-dead by 10pm, and still had to pick up my husband from a friend's house. Thus, I ended up with McDonald's fries, whoops!

Then, Saturday was a few too many chips while watching movies (at least I wasn't drinking since I was the DD), and yesterday we had ice cream from our favorite local place that's closing for the season in 10 days.

Fortunately, I also ran 10K yesterday: 6.3 miles in 70 minutes, which is about 11 minutes miles! Great timing. I'm hoping to maintain that pace for the half-marathon in 8 weeks and come in about 2:30 instead of my previous 2:45.

This week is looking good. I have plans for exercise and running and foods to eat. I need to shop today, but only for quick things like salt and bread for the hubs. I do still need to plan this week's menu.

Okay, I've got to get out to work. It's my easy day, but I have to prep for the week, so plenty to do, just not many classes.

Onward and upward!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 9/10/2013 1:30AM

    When the stress and commitments pop up it's hard to stay on track. Refocus and keep trying. Maybe someday you'll slow down! hehe

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JUSTYNA7 9/9/2013 9:09AM

    There is always something. I'm working on consistency despite the chaos but it's not easy. I like that you see the positives. It's that attitide that will help you stay on track. It's all about choices every day and we want more good ones than bad. Wow, 11 minute miles! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 9/9/2013 8:27AM

    Busy week here too. Know you're not alone. HUGS and hang in there.

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There's No Going Back

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

This is a new song by Sick Puppies that I heard on the radio, and now I'm listening to them on Spotify. I like them, I think I may buy their newest album on Amazon.

I ran 5 miles yesterday! That's good because it's actually ahead of what I anticipated for training, an I feel pretty good today, well, after some yoga. I was overall good with activity level this weekend, with some kettlebells both Sat and Sun, and walking and running yesterday. I wanted to walk in the woods, but the husband couldn't handle a little mud, bum!

My food wasn't too bad either. I did make a zucchini bread, but it's more zucchini than bread, and it did have a bunch of real sugar in it, but I used almond and quinoa flours to up the protein content. I got beets in my farm share so I made beet soup with onions, carrots, zucchini, and ginger that I'll eat for lunches this week. Delicious and healthy!

Okay, I should get going, because I have class in 35 minutes. Today is my long day, class from 9-11, 1-3, and 6-8pm. Plus a bunch of meetings, some office hours, and a trip to the gym. Yikes! Okay, I'm out.

Onward and upward!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 9/4/2013 12:45AM

    You and always being busy - I have no clue how you do it. hehe Sounds like you're still doing well with things. Keep it up!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/3/2013 3:42PM

    Good luck! HUGS

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Where There Is a Flame Someone's Bound to Get Burned

Friday, August 30, 2013

I bought Pink's new album, it's awesome.

I also survived the first three days of classes! Wed and Thurs, I had 9-3 back to back classes, ugh. Today was only 11-3. I went in early today though to meet a friend for a run. It was nice, I ran, did my strength training, and still had two hours before class.

I've mostly been pretty good this week. I got all my workouts in. I mostly ate well except for a small binge last night (carb loading for this morning's run?). Of course, I'm so busy that I barely eat when I teach. My sleep has been okay, a bit more tired than usual, but I think I was fighting a virus for a few days. I killed it rapidly with raw honey, lemon, and herbal teas, oh, and extra sleep. I still was ready for class, and that's most of what matters.

My current plan for the weekend is to chill out and get work done so that I'm on top of things. I like this plan. I'm meeting my running buddy again on Monday and I plan to go for five miles.

Hopefully, I'll have more good things to say about this weekend on Monday!

Onward and upward!

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IVORY1825 8/31/2013 10:29AM

    My current running joke is whether or not I'm famous or infamous at my school, because I had a bunch of students who had heard of me and took my class on recommendations. I think they like me, mostly.

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1STATEOFDENIAL 8/30/2013 6:50PM

    Keep it up! The longer you can stay ahead of the game now, the less chance of falling behind. Are classes going well? Are you a favorite professor for anyone yet? hehe

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1CRAZYDOG 8/30/2013 5:48PM

    First week . . . done . . . Hoozah! Glad you're feeling better!


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