August 11, 2010

I can admit, I’ve given up the blog for logging exercise on, it’s just so much easier and my work is doing a competition through the site.

I’ve been doing really well, making sure to get at least 40 minutes of running in at least 2 times a week. Scott and I just moved this past weekend and he’s been a great motivation. If I ask him to run with me, he will. I give him credit because I can be quite irritable towards my running partner. However, Sunday we ran 9 miles together total! The furthest I’ve ever gone! It was great to have him there. Why? He mapped out the course which was on flat ground and included a hill similar to the one that will be in the race, he made sure to run with water and practiced with me grabbing water at each mile mark and to top it all off, he’s not to shabby to look at when he’s all sweaty 🙂 Haha, insert “ewwwwwwwwwww” here!

Monday I took the day off because of Sunday’s run. We ran the 9 miles around 5, so it was still hot out. At one point I got cold chills but Scott talked me through it and encouraged me I could keep going! I’m proud of myself for finishing the distance, but even more proud that I wasn’t nasty towards him. He said it was pleasant! I even laughed and talked – things must be changing! We even scoped out more of the surroundings roads and located a few places we’d like to eat at!

Tonight, I ran 5 miles. Tomorrow is 12 miles on the bike. Thursday is a 6 mile run. Friday is another 12 on the bike. Saturday, we are waking up early to do our 10 mile run, then errands and a wedding to go to in the evening.

I love living with Scott! There’s no more scheduling. The best part being we can do our own thing and know that we are both coming home to each other. Oh and carpooling – which is cute and very adult-esque!


July 28, 2010

Wow, it’s been over a month since I last blogged … whoopsies?

Things have been going well. Just came back from the beach. Currently packing my room up so I can move on FRIDAY!! yay!! I thought this day would never come and it finally has 🙂

So blogging hasn’t been a top priority, running/exercising has and buying stuff for the apartment!

I’ll be back come August 1st … 🙂

I lied …

June 23, 2010

So the last headline read “BAAAAACK”, I apologize for being a liar.

It was really hard to get back into a running routine once I came back from the beach. I would start to run and then make excuses for why I needed to stop. I’ve also bought 2 new pairs of sneakers in that time frame as I tried to convince myself it was my shoes. Come to find out I even purchased a pair of shoes that wasn’t a pair at all … 1 at size 8 the other at a size 8.5. Yes, my fault for not checking, but I knew which shoes I wanted so I just grabbed the box. Shame on the lady for not checking, but more shame on me.

I’m not gonna update on the little runs I did because I can’t remember off the top of my head, nor am I near my chart where I keep track. So let’s try for the recent runs.

Saturday I went shopping with my Mom and sister. Granted we weren’t sprinting but we were walking around from probably 1-6, so I didn’t feel guilty counting that time towards the “President’s Challenge”.

Sunday being Father’s Day, I was booked. Er … I didn’t make time to exercise. Whoopsies?

Monday I ran for 45 minutes for a total of 4.15 miles. Not as fast as I wanted, but I think running slower keeps me motivated. I don’t want to give up running because I still have a goal to reach. I’ve come to terms with the cliche “slow and steady”.

Tuesday – nada.

Wednesday – TODAY – I went to the Y and planned to run for 45 minutes, instead I went 60 minutes! YAY!! I ran the furthest I’ve ever gone 5.7 miles!! W00T!!!


June 10, 2010

So the weather at the beach was nothing short of perfect. Weather was sunny every day, not one drop of rain! The plus side to vacation is getting to sleep in. Typically when I’m in a unfamiliar place, I wake up even earlier than I already do. Somehow not the case for last week’s trip. Waking up at 8:30/9 became normal and FABULOUS! The first day (Monday), Meg and I tried to run on the sand but it wasn’t packed very well so running was a no. Instead, we walked the Duck trail along the road. It was nice to catch up and spend time with her. We did that 3 mornings for about an hour.

Sunday when we came back, I didn’t unpack … as usual … it’s still not unpacked … am I surprised? NO! I decided I would bike Sunday night at Summit. It was nice, but my body did feel the break. Whoopsies? Then I didn’t run on Monday or Tuesday. Monday was spent celebrating the sister’s 25th birthday! Oldie Moldie now. Tuesday was spent hanging out with my other Meg – dinner and a pedicure. Megan’s boyfriend was deployed Tuesday to head to Japan for 2 years. Very tough situation and extremely hard to see that girl cry. Makes me thankful every day to have my Scobeans and know he’s not going anywhere 🙂

Wednesday I got home from work and ran 2 miles. Wimpy – yes. Why? My stomach has been going crazy for the last 3 days. Including embarrassing bathroom breaks in Barnes & Noble and Chick-fil-a. Gross. I agree. So I ran 2 miles, attempted to bike, couldn’t get the seat to move, gave up and headed home to shower and prepare for Girls Night to see Sex and the City 2. Hegazi is back from Egypt and I plan to try to cram as much girl time as I can in the next 2 months? Why? Scott and I move in together on July 30th!!!! Beyond excited 🙂 🙂 🙂

So tonight (Thursday) has turned into a lazy night. I am gonna meet Megan and Ashley and Ash’s friend Sofi for dinner and then head to Scott’s place. The occassion? We’re starting a Rock Band 🙂 Lamb and Tuna Fish – watch out!

Tomorrow, I will be going into work around 10, so I plan to wake up early and do a 6 mile run. I know, not supposed to yet. I’ve been so out of it, I just need to prove to myself I am at the half way mark whether I think I am now or not. So fingers crossed. Either way, I’m gonna take it slow and just work on getting it done!

Then, work and the weekend! Hooray!!

Biking > Running

May 27, 2010

I think I’m starting to get hooked. I really, really, really enjoy biking at the gym on the stationary bike! Wednesday I was going to run but decided to bike first and was going to run when I finished. By the time I finished biking 35 minutes, all the treadmills were full! According to the Summit Hills bike I went 12.6 miles in 35 minutes. Now, I’m gonna have to agree that that seems a little off but I was sweating my ass off! That could be because the gym has no AC, ha!

Tonight I went to the Y and biked for another 35 minutes.

Tomorrow the plan: wake up, work from 6:45 – 12, Y to run and bike, mani/pedi and then launder my life away! 5 hours at work stop me from a GREAT WEEK ahead!

My sister and I have promised to run 40 minutes each morning, which will be perfect and probably about 4 miles.

Last week

May 26, 2010

So last week was a huge mileage week for me in combination with running and biking. I was very proud of myself! I ended up running 3.5 miles on Friday after work. Saturday, Scott and I apartment shopped and ended up finding a place that we both really like! 🙂

Sunday was a lazy day. We had spent the night at my parent’s house Saturday, then ran some errands on our way home Sunday, followed by a lazy Sunday of video games, reading and watching “Big Daddy” and the 4 hour LOST hoopla 🙂 Yeah, I said it! I just don’t understand the ending and neither did Scott really. We both have our own opinions. I think the whole thing never happened, however that doesn’t make sense because Penny was in the the church and she wasn’t on the plane. I don’t know, all I know is it wasn’t Penny’s boat. Ok, enough I’m not a Lostie but the telegrams were kinda pathetic and I got a kick out of “Sawyer, have my babies!”

Monday, was more of the same. I had some returns to make and by the time I got home didn’t feel like running.

Yesterday, I finished my errands, finally got shoes for the Wedding this Saturday and then ran 3 miles.

Tonight will be another 3 mile run, maybe some biking then cleaning and packing for the BEACH, followed by some Sco time.

Sunshine (fingers crossed), I’m yours!

What’s new Pussycat?

May 21, 2010


I can’t explain.

Yesterday’s workout went a little something like this … 10 mile bike at the Y completed in less than 35 minutes. I went 10.73 miles in 35 minutes. Not too shabby, Scott tells me those things aren’t accurate (things refers to the distance calculator and the calorie counter). Then I hopped off the bike and ran to the ending the The Hills, so a total of 1.5 miles.

Today, I left work at 4 and then decided to run at the ASHA gym instead of the Y – reasoning being I had 4.5 miles as my goal run. I completed a 5k and then told myself to go to 4, made it to 4 and then told myself to make it to 4.5 and I DID! I was very happy … furthest I think I’ve ever run, or maybe just in a really long time. Either way, it felt good and I wasn’t dead at the end.

Tomorrow I am hoping to leave work around 1:30, run some errands then go on a 3.5 mile run followed by maybe some biking.

Then date night with my Boo … 😀


May 18, 2010

I bought some running shorts from Sports Authority … their Activa (maybe?) name brand. So far, so good. They are the bike shorts … my sister recommends the shiny ones – why don’t you buy me some 🙂

It’s been awhile …

May 18, 2010

Excuses, excuses … I’ve been busy!!

Let’s pick up:

5/12: I ran 3 miles
5/13: I biked 10 miles at work while watching Oprah, glorious! Haha, it was an episode about Twilight, too bad I’m not really into that. However, it was a welcome change from all the stories about rape on other talk shows. I’ve decided to work more biking into my routine, biking on the upright bike not the wimpy sit down one. Good thing I’ll be stealing my sister’s bike soon (yes, I know you’re reading this) and then Scott and I can go on rides.

5/14: It was a Friday, I got off at 1:15, I went to College Park – I happy hour’ed, sue me 🙂

5/15: I wake up to, “Hey you wanna go for a run?” “SURE …” I’m secretly happy he initiated the idea, because I was tempted to not run knowing I needed to run 4 miles. But we did it and early enough in the morning. It was breezy out and overall perfect. We ran 3 miles out on the trail, ran 1 mile back in and then walked the remaining 2 miles.

5/16: Busy day … had to rush back from Baltimore, get ready then head to Woodsboro for Jess’ baby shower. Little Jackson will be here in 2 months and holy pregnant! 🙂

5/17: Got off work and headed to the gym at the apartment, ran 4 miles … hooray!

5/18: Walking class for an hour. We did a lot of little exercises in between. Then the bad … I went to Panera and ate 2 bagels! I don’t know what came over me! Scott and I had gone today for lunch (soup and salad) and then I guess I didn’t get my bread craving in. Bad, bad, bad! I can’t beat myself up over it, it was delicious!

Tomorrow: THE PLAN … work til 4, 10 mile bike ride at work then come home/go to the Y and run 3.5 miles. Most likely at the Y.


May 11, 2010

Thursday walking class was canceled again so I ran another 5k after work.

Friday I was able to get to work at 7:15 and leave at 1:15. Made it to Frederick around 1:45 and bought my Mom’s mother’s day gift, Jessica’s baby shower gift, the new Lady Antebellum CD to prepare for the new concert (burning Scott a copy too, ha!), bought Sarah’s 16th birthday gift and purchased a belated birthday present for Ben – flintstones vitamins! All in all very productive!

It’s crazy to think Sarah is 16 makes me feel so old! Her birthday party was fun, but the best part for me was Scott showing up after he said he couldn’t make it 🙂

Saturday, Mom and I went to the flower nursery then laid outside in the windy/sunny weather. Raise your hand if you got sunburnt! *Raises Hand* We took a 40 minute walk and I gotta tell you, I wasn’t pleased with the new shoes I bought 😦 My cesamoid was acting up and we ended our walk. Oh well, 40 minutes is better than no minutes! I then painted my Mom’s toes as a mother’s day gift threatening to charge the price of a pedicure. Then it was off to my grandmother’s for pizza.

Sunday I went to Church then breakfast with the family followed by some shopping at Ann Taylor, Mom’s organic market and the liquor store 🙂 Then we went to celabrate Granddad’s 82nd bday … no exercise today – boo!

Monday I took a rest day, even though I should have made up my run from Sunday – whoopsies!

Tuesday I went to work, then came home and ran 3 miles. I gotta study so I’m gonna cut this short.

Is it time for Matt’s Wedding? The Beach? Lady Antebellum yet? Please, please, please COME SOON!