Wednesday, April 10, 2013

You might be turning into a runner when...

You use the dead cat you saw on yesterday's run as a mile marker.

It was pretty gross and sad, and I wish someone would get rid of it because it's right on my path. With the heat we've been having I can't imagine it remaining odorless for much longer and inhaling dead animal is not exactly good for my exercise mantra of "Just keep breathing...don't die."

Also it makes me want to cry cause I like kitties. :'(

In other/happier news this weekend went pretty awesomely. Yes, I know it's Wednesday, but since I didn't fill you in before now this is what you get.

Saturday we went to see Book of Mormon. My sister and I always seem to get each other tickets to the same shows for Christmas, so this year we organized and just got them for ourselves. So Merry Christmas to us!
The show was freaking hilarious, we were dying through most of it. I knew the music already, but there were so many little jokes that are brought to life by the stage. Go see it. Immediately.
I bought an apron that they were selling as part of the Broadway Cares organization. Basically shows that participate in it ask you for your money and often give you incentives and it goes towards a bunch of charities and AIDS research. So you get something cool and get to give to charity!
My awesome apron. Be jealous.
After the shows, we hit up a place called Church Brew Works, which is an awesome church turned brewery. The brewing equipment is on the altar. I see this as proof that God loves beer, or they probably would have been Smited by now. Smote? Smitten.

So after a lovely weekend of doing nothing resembling exercise I started to get my butt back in gear this week. As the race is 6 weeks out now and I'd been running two miles pretty consistently I decided to increase my run yesterday. Turns out running in 86 degree weather is WAAAY different than running in the 50s. So, I kept it to the 2 miles and stepped backwards to about 27 minutes. Today,  I sucked it up and ran early before it got balls hot. I often lack motivation in the morning, but with the heat I had no choice. With the extra length added on I hit 3 miles (just over!) and finished the whole circuit in 38 minutes. Just a little proud. :)

So that's where we are now. I'm feeling pretty good on the runs, even though I rotate between walking and running. I figure if it's what I have to do to finish, then it's better than giving up!

This update brought to you by the beautiful weather outside, sitting on my deck and Woodchuck Spring Cider.
See ya tomorrow!
Cheers for crappy backwards webcam pictures! Wee!

 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

I feel like poop.

Woke up with a cough and feeling just super blah today.

Old me would have used this as an excuse to sleep all day and eat that Easter candy. Instead I sent boyfriend off to work with the 2 dozen cupcakes I made yesterday.
Trust me..hard to part with.
And then I sucked it up and went for a run. Fake it till you make it.
I thought I'd try extending my run since I've been handling the 2 miles pretty well, but I took a wrong turn and it still evened out to 2 miles..so I'll have to map out a better route I guess.
Still feel like crap. Pittsburgh tomorrow. Need sleep.
Cheers, or whatever.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter is my favorite.

Because I am the Easter Bunny!

And Pepper is my bunny helper!

However, I was surprisingly good this weekend! Being that it is usually the fattest weekend ever in my house I think that I controlled it pretty well.
Boyfriend and I headed home on Friday and spent the weekend like we do every holiday. Clean the house, cook the dinner, eat the dinner, watch a movie and try to stay awake to finish the movie. This year it was Wreck it Ralph which is one of our new favorites. :)
I ran on Saturday morning (just under 2 miles in 23 minutes) and had a big bowl of roasted veggies for dinner. So I didn't feel as bad eating ham, cheesy potatoes and green beans on Sunday. It's tradition, okay?
I took it easy on my own Easter basket this year, and I have major plans to make that chocolate last. Just got my favorite things and I super duper promise not to eat it all right away! (pinky swear!)

Me and my basket of evil. Delicious evil.
Anyway, we are back in VA now, just relaxing and getting ready for the week. I'm going to start the Couch to 5k routine either this week or next week. Figure a good set schedule of workouts will help me reach my goals.
Next weekend we are back to the 'Burgh to see The Book of Mormon on Saturday! I'm so stoked. Do people still say stoked? Cause that's what I am.
I'm also scheduled to shoot some engagement pictures for my friend and her fiance at Hartwood Acres on Sunday. It's a beautiful park, and the weather is supposed to be good so I'm looking forward to it!
Not much else to report right now, just a short weekend update!
Cheers!