24

Today I turn 24… so long to 23. I am sad to see it go 23 ended up being an amazing year, I was able to do and complete so many things I never thought I would accomplish. This year I ran three half marathons, two marathons, graduated from college, I got to visit Dublin and London, and overall start to feel like I have some real direction in life. When I graduated from high school, I went completely off the deep end I had no idea what I was doing and I was just a mess in general. I was afraid the same thing would happen when I graduated from college so I threw myself into running knowing I needed something to keep me afloat. It ended up being something truly remarkable, and has bettered my life in so many ways. I was the girl who dreaded gym class and would skip it for any reason possible.. today I can now say…

So much changed for me in my 23rd year, I feel like 24 can’t beat it but I do have some exciting things to look forward to this year. The Salt Lake Marathon on April 21st, The NWM Marathon in October and possible the NY marathon in November. Last my not least my ultimate goal of finally leaving UT, hopefully will happen. I am applying to graduate school at Walla Walla University the deadline is June 1st so hopefully I’ll be able to stop procrastinating like I have done all year for school and get my application in on time. 
So as far as plans for my birthday go, I do have to work awhile, then dinner at Mazza... the most delicious place to eat.  Other then that relaxing and reading the hunger games. Sounds pretty perfect. 
I am obsessed with the Hunger Games, after seeing the movie I am reading the book with a vengeance. 

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Tarantism Thursday…

It’s only 10:00 AM and I have already accomplished more today then I usually do before noon. For some reason I woke up at 5:45 AM… this is very unusual for me, I guess its because I passed out on the couch around 11:30 PM last night and my body is incapable of sleeping for more then 4-5 hours. I eventually gave in to the realization that I was not going to fall back asleep and got my ass out of bed. I had to do a 3 mile run today so I decided to get it out of the way before the heat hit … when I started at 8:00 AM it was 75 degrees, I hate heat. I finished 3.10 miles in/37:40 averaging 12:08/mile… not to bad by my standard. Now I have 4 hours with nothing to do before I head to my internship, I’m not used to spare time so I’m not quite sure what to do with myself?! My word for the day is tarantism which means a nervous disorder characterized by an uncontrollable impulse to dance; popularly attributed to bite of the southern European tarantula or wolf spider. I find myself often with a uncontrollable urge to dance at the supermarket, when I’m running, walking to my car, sitting in class, maybe I was bit by a spider? Just looking at that picture makes me shudder!!


 Do you ever find yourself dancing uncontrollably at inappropriate times? 
All the time much to the embarrassment of those around me – unless its my mom, aunt or grandma they usually join in. Maybe it runs in the genes
 
How do you feel about spiders? 
I do not like spiders they freak me out, I also disturbed by the fact or myth that we will swallow spiders in our sleep. Bluck

monday…

Happy Motivation Monday!
I think the below picture portrays my thoughts accurately
word.
My week got off to a crappy start yesterday when I…
Locked my Keys in the car
Almost lost my iphone because I left it on my trunk while driving
Had terrible allergies that prevented ultimate sleeping
attempted to run yesterday but was too sore
crazy sore throat that won’t go away
my ifitness belt still hasn’t arrived… I ordered it a month ago
there were some good things that happened this weekend though…
I completed my Saturday 6 miler at my goal pace
 I got new pillows at a ridiculous cheap price
Ordered a magic bullet from Macy’s for 29.99
they were having a discount weekend because I also ordered
a cute Nike Running Skirt  for $35
damn I love good deals!
No I am at my internship and a new source of frustration is occuring
the University of Utah’s website keeps timing out so I cannot access the things I need
 to finish my project.
Seriously I have been trying to use it for an hour…
Argh.
And finally today’s word of the day is …
malinger 
which means: to feign sickness in order to avoid duty or work
an example would be….
I wish I would have pulled a malinger this Monday.
for anybody out there that actually reads this… 
Have you ever faked sickness aka malingered to avoid work or school?
I used to do it all the time when I was in elementary school/middle school… but the time I got to high school I realized I could just not show up and the only thing that would occur was an automated phone call. I never call in sick to work, I get to nervous even when I am actually sick.
What excuse did you use?
Mom: I threw up, I have a fever, my allergies are really bad

It’s almost the weekend!

I thought that today was going to be a rest day from running but that didn’t end up happening… what did end up happening was I ran three miles that seemed to take forever but really only took 38 minutes and 5 seconds, blah. I figured that if I ran today that tomorrow I could sleep in late, late, late and catch up on my rest. For the rest of the evening I am going to have a wondrous relaxing evening filled with these things I picked up from the store…

Cosmo, Bubble Bath, Mud Mask and Fizzy Tub Colors… they just looked fun and happy. Tomorrow will really be a rest day and then Friday I have no work and no internship so I can be focused and rested for my attempt at a 10k. Get it buddy.