Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Want to Escape

Weather sucks.

Except if it rocks.

Think about it.

I really love running...but only outside. The dreadmill is literally the last place you will find me.  I would rather get a cavity filled, or eat cod liver or some other terrible task.  Honestly, if it came down to the final challenge on Fear Factor was to run on the treadmill for an hour, I would lose out on a large sum of money.

Unfortunately for me, according to my training timeline I should run at or about 3 miles today and it's freezing-sleeting rain.  Even Goliath doesn't want to be outside, so I did not have much of a choice.  30 minutes of the TM is probably my max.  I don't know what it is, I don't know what speed to run at, I don't like not being able to pace myself and the fact that if I want to speed up or slow down I have to press a button and then there's the whole lot of variables the gym throws in like: the millions of things overloading my senses like body odor, perfumes, muscles at every angle, millions of televisions, music.  

Running at the gym is just not my bag.  Running is my zen, it brings me inner peace and running there on a the TM gives me anxiety and phobias and probably a staph infection.

Anyway, I begrudgingly pumped out three miles at a whacko pace which turned out to be more like an interval work out.  Seriously, is the TM in kilometers or miles?  How fast am I going at 8.5? Why is it so hard to just put UNITS on the freaking thing?? seriously...come on...

I had a nice refreshing garden salad after and now here I am updating you on my loathing of the dreadmill.

Food Today Not Pictured:  Coffee, Greek yogurt with strawberries, grapes, grilled chicken breast on the bone, green bean casserole, brownie x 2, salad

Today's Picture Post Run:

Do you like the treadmill?  
How far can you run on it?
Do you like fudgy brownies or cakey brownies?

This Post Brought to You By: "Closer" -Ne-Yo

Monday, December 19, 2011

You Got it Girl, There You Go

Hello Friends!!!!!!

Ahhh I am so excited to have enough time to breath, think and even update this little thing I call a blog!

Let me just say the past two weeks have been INSANE. Between starting a new job and finals, the transition, training and studying I was totally swamped.

By the end of it, I was exhausted and my fridge looked like this my laundry looked like this...
...and I found myself looking a lot like this most days...

Anyway, finals are over and I am getting acclimated to my new schedule but not for long because next semester I switch to night classes. So I apologize ahead of time for the weird hours I will be keeping come January.

Here's a quick update on Goliath and I, and then we jump right back in where we left off:
-Goliath is officially three years old, but still a puppy and next week we celebrate our three years of familyhood
-My knee was officially diagnosed with a torn medial meniscus.  I was depressed at first, but really the diagnosis didn't change anything, the treatment regime is still the same and I am still allowed to run in moderation and under my Sports Team's supervision
-My new position at work ROCKS! I lurrrv it and we are in the works of kicking off our 2012 wellness program with a bang
-I joined Weight Watchers again.  I figured that if my running wasn't going to as regular as it has been due to my knee injury, I needed something to keep my accountable.  I seriously can't deal with the scale guilt, and I seriously can't allow myself to get back to where I was three years ago.
-My sister is back in town!! WEEEE!!! Shannigans!!

So that's about it on my end, and now I leave you with pictures from yesterday's amazing run:
...and don't worry guys, I bought groceries and did my laundry.

How are you!?!?
Tell me three things about the last two weeks!
What's your favorite running setting: streets, treadmill, trail, other?

The Post Brought to You By: "Make Me Proud"-Drake feat. Nicki Minaj

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hi.

Geewleuh is alive. eye tink.

she haz dese big tests, eye tink.

she sez hi.


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Give Me Hugs and Lots of Kisses

Guess what I did today?!?!

Did you say win the lottery?  Because, although a good guess is wrong.  I ran.
 Obviously.

My sincere apologies for the lame-o photos, I took my camera with us out on the run and guess who forgot the memory card?  You're right, Goliath did.  Whattta dummie.

I thought about running all day, and prayed I got outta work early enough to see some daylight on my run.  Unfortunately, the sun was setting on my way home and by the time I geared up it was dark.  Goliath knew something was up the second I got home, and he ran circles around me, barked and stretched.  Which is something I should have done....hmpf.

I planned on testing the waters, but I intended on going for three solid miles.  With the new orthotics in toe, ha get it? pun INTENDED.  I prepared myself for the worst: excruciating pain, like at the marathon and hoped for the best: a pain-free-speedy-few miles. 

I got a hybrid.  My muscle memory was pretty solid, I expected to feel fatigue pretty early on and anticipated muscle failure.  Apparently, the cross training has kept my fitness pretty decent.  Unfortunately, my upper respirtory fitness was a whole 'notha story.  I am wheezy, probably from the cold, but man breathing was ROUGH.  Most importantly, my knee felt great until about a half mile in.  It hurts specifically more on the downhill, which is common for lower joint injuries, and the uphill was a breeze.  

For our first run back, we had pretty decent splits based on estimates because I didn't wear my garmin, as it hasn't been charged since...uhm...Chicago Half?  eek.

I can already tell I am going to have a little DOMs tomorrow, and
I AM SO EXCITED!

The husband and I went for our regular Wednesday sushi date, and I tried two new rolls:
Midnight Fantasy Roll, it's a mix of salmon and yellow tail with minced scallion
Alaskan Roll, salmon-avocado-cucumber in a rice wrapper

Food not pictured: Coffee, Chocolate Chip cliff bar, spinach salad with red peppers and banana peppers, apple and peanut butter

...and Today's Daily Picture:

Did you run today?
What is the hardest part of your workout?
What are some good gifts for runners?

This post brought to you by: "Yes"-LMFAO

Catching Up

So with my interned being out, and starting s new job updating this thing....as always...took a backseat.

Obviously things have been very busy, and it is about to get busier as I am going to run tonight and make my husband fix my Internet.

But here are just a few pictures from the last few days.

Frozen Yogurt with my lovies!

Spending lots of time at Home Depot doing home repairs.....my dishwasher went out, miserable!

The one home cooked meal this weeke has been home made boneless buffalo wings. So healthy....right?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Hey friends!

My interwebs is down here at the casa so I can't make sweet updates. I need to just invest in a new modew and/or router so this doesn't keep happening.

How was your loooooonnngggg weekend??

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Oh, I Needed That

I heard something wonderful today: "I need you to run now."

'Scuze me Doc, nerbody needs to tell me that twice...not even once.  In fact, I am use to the "hey don't run for X weeks and then we will see."  Things are little different when you work with a team that has a goal, and the goal is not to treat symptoms but to get you back to running permanently.  

So once I heard that, there was some of this going on:
Booty Dancing
The Wave
Heck-yessssin'
Fist Pumpin

Why? My orthotics came in, and even though I dropped a cool $300 on them, I was told to break them over the next two days and then run.  In fact, Dr. Tony said I HAVE to run in the next 7-10 days.  I will ACE this homework.


Unfortunately, I was so hyped on this news that I didn't photograph much of anything else today.  Blogger fail. So here's  funny pictureS of Goliath.

Food not pictured:  ALL Egg and pepperjack cheese on a bagel thin, beef jerky, sweedish fish (a really wholesome lunch), ginger salad, assorted sushi

Today's Picture:

What's the longest you've been "benched"?
What is your go-to dance move?
Do you have a date night?

This post brought to you by: "Headlines"-Drake

...a few things...

o1. I added a new section called "Understanding The Bosky Blog"  please read it, includes important disclaimers.

o2. I am planning a super epic giveaway when we get to 200 followers.

o3. I will not be updating tomorrow

o4. Love you!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Head on My Pillow

Being sick is super lame.

Getting sick over and over and over is super lame.  I left work early today because of a mega head cold and low grade fever that I so graciously caught from my husband.  Thanks babe, you are so generous.  I did however stay long enough at work to enjoy the work provided luncheon.

Fried chicken, heck yaaaaa....wouldn't miss that even if I had the plague.

Something else I wouldn't miss ever in a million years is picking up my sister from the airport.  You know the one, the one who left me all by me onsie in August to have her own adventure in Alabama.  While I am so excited she is off exploring and learning life on her own, I am SO STOKED she's back for a bit so we can be besties again.  We just have this bond that...well sisters do.
Like Drake says, Emily...youda best, youda youda best. 
My cuz Carie and I were super excited to venture to the airport, run through terminals, scoop her up and provide her with all the junk food in the world.  Why? Because that's what we do.  We bought all your junk food dreams and I don't even feel guilty.  Flamin' hot cheetos burn so good.
So no killer work out for me today due to me gnarly head and chest congestion.
Food not Pictured: Coffee, Greek yogurt, Beef stew(carrots, potatoes, peas and mushrooms), sourdough bread, brownie

In lieu of my daily photo, here's my lovies:


Why do I keep getting sick????
Does your work ever provide meals?
What is your favorite junk food?

This post brought to you by: "Lay it Down"- Lloyd

Monday, November 21, 2011

Girl, You Talk Too Much

It feels weird to not be training for anything.

Like seriously weird, and I have feeling my blog is a lot less interesting when I am not running....uhm, because this is a running blog, right?  Who wants to read a running blog sans the running?  I know I wouldn't.  

Miraculously I woke up this morning with no pain in my knee.  Amazing.  I wake up every morning and flex my knee, and test it out to scale the pain.  Today, I don't know what happened but it was like overnight my knee completely healed.  Well, that is until I took Goliath for a walk after work and at about mile one it started to get a tad achey.  We did a total of 1.5ish miles according to dailymile.

Our brief little jaunt was amazing.  It felt good to be out with the pup, and boy was he excited.  I got a little worried though that his leading me on leash during runs could be putting a lot of stress on my joints.  I am not going to think that way, I am going to be positive.  I think my POSITIVE attitude healed me knee over night.
Okay, so there's a difference between being positive and being delusional.
I made this amazing pasta dish tonight:  Shrimp and broccoli over whole wheat egg noodle and parmesan cheese.  ZzZomMgG!  Droolskis.

Here's how I made it: Steamed broccoli and shrimp together, prepared pasta, stirred together in a giant mixing bowl with lots of garlic, red pepper flakes, pepper and olive oil.  Tossed cheese on top.

Today's Food Not Pictured:  Greek yogurt, coffee, tortilla soup, rice, strawberry greek yogurt, fruit snacks

...and Today's Daily Picture:

Totally rockin' the sweats.
Are you currently training for anything?
Are you reading this?
How often do you wear sweat pants?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Like a Shadow

Have I ever told you how much I love the weekend?

I don't know what happened, but I have gone from having the busiest weekends ever to the most laid back care free weekends.  It definitely helps not having to work every weekend.  I love have time to get organized, relax and enjoy just being.  I am one of those people who ALWAYS has to be doing something, working, laundry, cooking, hanging out with people...something.  Logan and Goliath have really helped me to realize that part of enjoying life, is just enjoying not.  Taking the time to decompress and not think or do.  It feels good.

SATURDAY was a glorious day.  The weather was a marvelous 70 degree day.  The Urbans took to the dog park and then Chipotle.  I had a shameless chicken bol with everything my little heart desired, including guacamole.  I figured my intense cardio work out from earlier earned that extra calories.  

The night was FREEZING.  By midnight, it was 31 degrees while I sat by a bonfire and enjoyed the company of my friends who I adore.
SUNDAY even better.  Woke up and dig a personal yoga routine and some minor strength and ab training before I met SwellMary at the gym.  We were suppose to go to Spin but there weren't enough bikes and there were some snobby ladies, so I just left and we did our own bike  hill work out. The remainder of my day was leisurely laying around with Goliath, baking and preparing my meals for the week (I LOVE HAVING TIME TO DO THAT!!) and then a family dinner.  Brussel sprouts!

This next week is going to be fabulous.  
MY SEESTER EMILY IS GOING TO BE BACK ON [email protected] [email protected]@@!#%$#$^@ 

Which day do you prefer Saturday or Sunday?
Do you take time do nothing?
How do you plan your meals?