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February 18, 2014

my google search history

Due in part to natural curiosity about the world, and the fact that I like to be well-informed so I can effectively argue, I Google basically everything I have a question about.

I am so out of the loop when it comes to running that I feel like I'm just beginning again. Having approximately 3.1 miles under my belt for the entire month of February thus far, I'm searching for things like beginner's running plan and how to determine tempo pace. I don't feel like a runner anymore, rather a runner wannabe.

It's odd to think that I used to actually create training plans for people. I used to work in a running shoe store! I was a wealth of knowledge when it came to running! But all that has left my brain, and been replaced with how to thank people for giving you cash, peaceful cohabitation, and how to train cats.  

I suppose all is not lost, though. I'm experienced enough to know that doing too much, too fast is a recipe for injury. I know that the first few weeks are the most difficult. I know that lots of small goals are much better than one large one.

Tomorrow's goal is tonight's Google question: How to get out bed in the morning to run when it's cold (but your husband is hot).


(Image via Pinterest.)

February 15, 2014

six years

It's hard to believe it's been six years since this little cutie left this earth. Not a day goes by that I don't think about him, and miss his little voice, and kissing his little cheeks. What I wouldn't give to have just one more day with him here...

Joel, love you so much.


February 4, 2014

horrible & great

Things I am doing a horrible job with: 
  • Working out. It was over a week ago that I mentioned needing to get back into a routine with things. Number of times I've worked out since then: zero. Literally no excuse.
  • Drinking water. It's usually around 2:30-3pm that I realize I haven't peed all day. I can partially blame it on being busy at work, but usually it's just because I leave my water bottle in the car. 

Things I am doing a great job with: 
  • Being married. We're celebrating our one-month anniversary today (we made it!) and I've loved every second of it. 
  • Being best friends with Carl. Mostly because I give him people food all. the. time. 

  • Drinking apple cider vinegar. The health benefits of this have been popping up on my radar pretty consistently so I thought I'd give it a try. I've been a champ with choking it down every morning: 2 Tbs mixed with equal parts water, and then I just chug it and make a weird face when the tartness hits me.  It's gross, but so are double shots of Jameson, and Lord knows how many of those I've taken.
  • Sleeping more. John and I have been trying to get into bed around 9pm most nights. We also have a rule of "no phones in bed" so once we're both in, phones must stay on our nightstands. We'll usually read for a half-hour or so until we're tired enough to try sleeping. Or something. Either way, we're getting pretty close to eight hours and it's great.
So really, on the whole, not too shabby. Now if only I can pry myself out of bed in the morning to workout...