Friday, May 30, 2014

Five Things Friday

I'm back in the Five Things Friday groove! Wooooo!

There are so many Friday favorites this week that I'm not even entirely sure where to start! But I'll do my best. :)

1. MURPH!!! In honor of Memorial Day, my box did an all weekend long Murph event. For non-crossfitters, Murph is a hero WOD named after Lt. Michael Murphy who died in combat. It's a 1 mile run + 100 pull-ups + 200 pushups + 300 squats + 1 mile run--one of Murph's favorite workouts. Going into Murph, my legs and arms were both sore from some hard workouts the week before but when I started thinking about why I was doing it, it didn't matter anymore. I pushed myself and came in with a time 41:57--best female time in the box. I was proud of that accomplishment but more proud of our box came together and honored a true hero.
SN: I've been doing cross fit since October and my baby muscles are slowly growing into real muscles!!!

2. My new running shoes! Let's be honest, new running shoes for a runner is pretty much the equivalent to a new car. I waited and waited and WAITED for the new ASICS gel nimbus 16's to come out and finally ordered them a couple of weeks ago. This is my third pair of Nimbus' and I'm OBSESSED! Especially with these! They are beyond perfect. I should be an Asics sales rep at this point--I get so many people coming to me with shoe advice and that's the direction I always point them in. :) Not to mention that their first run out of the gate was a 5K overall female win. I normally take my shoes out for a test run but took a chance with these and they delivered big time. It wasn't my fastest 5k by any means--I had just done Murph a few hours before!--but wow (I think I came in around 22:20?). Considering my legs were TIGHT, it felt like I could do no wrong. If you're in the market for new running shoes, they're definitely worth a look.

3. P & I finally bought "grown up" furniture! So, confession. For the last 2 years, P & I have been shacking up in a full size bed. And it's miserable. ha. I love P but I need my SPACE! With all of the Memorial Day sales going on and the fact that we decided against buying a house, we figured it was about time to upgrade. And upgrade we did. We are now the proud owners of a King size bed. THANK. GOD. We also may or may not have bought a new couch too... the sales girl was good.

4. Wedding stuff! My save the dates are FINALLY out... well, almost. I still have a few left to address. I'm so behind on all things wedding but I'm finally starting to feel like I'm going in the right direction. I also went and picked up my dress a few weekends ago.... and it's safe to say, I still love it. I was worried I'd pick it up and realize I made a HUGE mistake but it's still amazing. And I can't wait to put it on for real! I'll do a Wedding Wednesday post soon with all of my updates!

5. Perhaps the biggest thing of all this week is that... it's official. I'M FINALLY GOING BACK TO SCHOOL! Guys, I've been stressing hardcore about this. I've been wanting to go back to school for quite some time but never really found the right program up until recently. I wanted to keep working at my current job and start working on becoming a dietitian and to be honest, there aren't many online programs out there. And then I found Kansas State. And they have been AWESOME to work with and have been helping me along every step of the way and... I'm just so excited! It's going to be HARD but.... that just means it's worth it. As someone who was once pretty obese (220lbs!), I want to help others become healthy. :)

There you go! I hope everyone has a lovely weekend! I'll be attending a co-workers wedding tomorrow and P & I are moving into a new place on Sunday! Busy, busy, busy!

Happy Friday!


Monday, May 26, 2014


Long time, no see! Life has been crazy, crazy, crazy so the little blogging I was actually doing fell to the wayside. That's life I suppose, right?

Luckily, school's out for the summer (cue the song?) and life is significantly less hectic. With some time on my hands, I thought I'd jump back into it.

I'll update on life later this week but since it's Memorial Day, I'm moving this weekend (blahhh!), and need to start getting ready for Crossfit, I'm stealing this "Would You Rather" thing from Clare at Fitting It All In (one of my favorite blogs! :)).

Speak another language or get higher degree?
Higher degree! I'm working on it... :) More on that later!

Have a beautiful singing voice or be a fantastic dancer?
Hmm... beautiful voice I think!

Be a CEO of a huge company or run your own small business?
Run my own small business. By far.

Fly like a bird or teleport?
This is a tough one. I think I'd like to teleport because I'd be too impatient to fly. 

Eat only sweet food or only salty food for the rest of your life?
SWEET!!! I love chocolate!

Do yoga or lift weights?
Lift weights. I can't focus long enough to do yoga. 

Be a SUPER fast runner be SUPER strong?
Super fast runner. :) 

Have 8 kids or no kids?
no kids!

Have a small, older home with character or design a big brand new home?
Small, older home with character. I hate big brand new homes that are all the same. Blah. Too boring.

Watch the Today Show or Good Morning America?
Today Show! I <3 Willie Geist. 

Watch only sports or watch only BRAVO?

Cook a romantic dinner at home or go to the nicest restaurant in town?
Romantic dinner at home. :)

Drink beer or wine?
Neither. But if I had to choose, probably wine. 

Eat cookies or eat cake?

Have only brothers or have only sisters?
Well, I have one of both. ha. I guess only brothers?! 

Go to Africa or Asia?

Eat sweet potato fries or regular fries?
I don't discriminate against any fry but.... I'd have to go for sweet potato. 

Own an SUV or a sports car?
SUV. I miss mine. :(

Have a personal chef or a personal trainer?
Chef. Definitely. I don't have a problem working hard in the gym. I DO have a problem being lazy and not wanting to cook though. ;)

Sleep for 9 hours every night but no coffee, or sleep for 6 hours a night and have coffee?
9 hours and no coffee. I don't drink it anyway. :)

Read a book or watch a movie?
Terrible but watch a movie. I love reading but more often than not lately I start a book and never finish. Whoops.

Live on the east coast or west coast?
East coast. 

Have your toenails painted or your fingernails painted?
Neither. Is it weird that I've never painted my fingernails or toenails???? I think it might be. 

Go to the beach or the mountains?
BEACH!! I live in the mountains. I'm already counting down to my trip to Hilton Head in July! :)


Be back later this week with pictures and an update on life! Lots of fun/interesting/crazy things to discuss!

Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy your day off if you get it and remember why we celebrate.