Friday, June 14, 2013

Last weekend > This weekend

So last weekend my awesome scientist friend from Georgia flew up here so we could go to a friend's wedding up near Philly! She got in around 11:30 am on Friday and we left around 2 for what should have been a 2.5 hour trip.
We hit ALL of the traffic. Like anywhere there could be traffic, we hit it.
Arrived at the hotel at 6:30 (for anyone counting, approximately 2 hours longer than it should have taken) with the wedding at a location 15 minutes away and starting at 7. After applying makeup in the car and almost eating it in the hotel lobby cause of the rain/wet floor, we got ready in record time and got to the venue with no time to spare. Literally running in in the pouring rain right before the bridal party got out of the limo. Had to duck under the photographer.

It's always an adventure with us.

Despite our almost lateness, the wedding was great! Saw some old friends we hadn't seen in a while and had a super fun time at the wedding. Thanks for a great time friends!!
Also props for coolest/most useful favor ever.
Then Saturday after having breakfast with the friends who stayed at the hotel, we drove into Philly for a little bit. Boyfriend went to college there and has a huge man crush on the city. He'll deny it but, everyone knows it's true. Walked around, saw some stuff and ate a cheesesteak each. Sooo good.
He miiiight love me more than Philly, but it's a close one honestly.
We then spent the rest of our time pool sitting, antique shopping and wine drinking. Pretty much an extremely pleasant, relaxing weekend. I miss my Georgia Peach, so it was nice to hang out with her.

This weekend on the flip side is extremely non planned. Boyfriend's parents should be arriving shortly to stay the night on their way to the beach, but after they leave tomorrow we have no plans. Which isn't always bad, but I get bored easily and like to have activities.

Oh and before I forget, even though I'm pretty sure no one reads this besides boyfriend, I opened an Etsy store for some of my photographs! Just a way to keep up with my art, because I'm pretty sure I'm going to end up working at a bank or in food service again at this point. Don't want to fall of the creative wagon too much this time.
So check it out!: 

That's it for now. Cheers!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

I'm so bad at blogging.

This is why I don't want to get a twitter. I feel like I wouldn't give it the attention it deserves. On here I don't have anyone reading it to yell at me when I don't post.

So I survived the Warrior Dash! It was a great day and I pretty much accomplished my goal of doing all the obstacles. There was one obstacle that was four different types of climbing walls to get over, and I only made it over two, but I attempted all four. Just completely lacking the strength and grip necessary to pull myself up at that point in the run. We got completely muddy and smelly. I couldn't move for two days and I still have bruises and scabs two weeks later, but it was such a good feeling to try something out of my comfort range. Definitely going to sign up again next year. And boyfriend said he might too, so yay! Just have to remember to actually do some strength training, because it is a lot more about that than running. But I learned a lot, and I'm excited to set new goals for myself.

Our 'team' celebrating our finish. You'll notice I was not climbing anything else that day.
My warrior medal! I like getting medals.
So now the hunt is on for a new 5k. I need to have that goal to work towards, or I don't think I'll keep up the work I've been doing. And that would be bad. My good friend just mentioned that she wants to start training for a 5k, so I think we'll find one to sign up for together this fall. I think if I keep up the hard work, I can maybe run a full one at some point. Accomplishing one goal furthers me to try another. Can't get stagnant!

Speaking of that good friend/future running buddy, she and her husband came to visit for a day this weekend! We were super grown-ups and went to a couple winerys near us for wine tastings! It was a beautiful day and a super fun time.
Like I said...super grown-up.

It's a busy busy summer with a lot of fun things to do, so I'd like to try to post about it all, as well as my further running/clean eating adventures. (I CANNOT make coconut flour pancakes. I fail and fail and fail every time.) I don't want to make any blog promises, but I really will try to make time for it. Have to document my adventures somewhere, right?