How does the movie Donnie Darko only have 2 stars?? Comcast really I think you are wrong very, very wrong.
Yep - I’m sick again - with fever!! I am planning on doing the no excuses challenge but may start a day or so late :( due to the fever - stupid fever. Can I just say how horrible it is to fly when sick - I though my head was going to explode when we were landing it hurt so bad. I am so sick of being sick!!! Seriously I’ve been sick pretty much this entire month - I am so over it.
I feel like crap
Yep again - I am so over the month of January. I’ve been sick almost all month. After not even having a sniffle in over two years this is killing me! I want to rip my head off there is so much sinus pressure…oh and I get to get on an airplane in a few hours - yeah this will be tons of fun!! Let’s all hope my head doesn’t explode during takeoff or landing :(
Why can I not have one day where no one from work calls me? I mean I sent an email saying that I was going to AZ and would not be reachable - yet they still insist on calling and texting!!!! I am sooooo over it!
People of phoenix
You have a large ball of fire in your sky - how do you survive with that - how has it not set you all ablaze? Good thing I brought these eye covering things that they sell - not sure why I have them in Seattle - but they are saving my eyes from burning out from that ball of fire in the sky ;) Anywho - thanks for arranging for the super nice weather
You know what is awesome
About losing 60ish lbs - fitting in airplane seats is way better. I mean let’s face they still suck but suck sooo much less now!!!
Spin and now to...
Finish packing, shower and get my butt going to get to the airport. AZ and sunshine here i come :) Spin was good - it was hills and my legs are jello and I was soaked. I’m looking forward to some outside swimming in AZ :)
Ass sufficiently kicked
Had my peak performance class at the gym tonight 30 minutes of spin working at mostly 80% followed by 1hr of strength/balance stuff - there was reverse wood chops while balancing on a bosu ball and tire pushing and single leg deadlifts down into a pushup and reverse lunges and…well a lot of other things it was great and pushed me in different ways. Tomorrow I’m swimming and then as...
I woke up starving this am and decided to skip spin class in favor of breakfast :) I was so hungry there was no way I was going to make it through a spin class without possibly eating my arm off. So - kale omelette and an almond milk protein shake with some blueberries - yummy and I don’t want to eat my arm off anymore ;)
So f'n HOT
You guys I decided I needed to get yoga back in my life at least once a week - so today since apparently I turned my alarm off this morning, but let’s not get into that. Today I went to hot yoga for the first time in…oh say…9 months. It is a vinyasa flow class in a heated room - I totally forgot how f’n hot that yoga studio was!! It was like being in the depths of hell or...
regainingmymoxy asked: If I run 3 on Thursday morning - then you will go to spin?
Fever gone - cold follows
I had a whole two days where I felt good! And then just as my doc said it was highly likely I got a cold or something after the virus - yep now I am so f’n congested it sucks. I’m thinking of going to the pool tonight and practicing flip turns - its a saline pool ;) but for now back to my spot on the couch, perhaps I will finish knitting my scarf today.
In case you haven't heard
There is a snowpocalypse here in Seattle…seriously the whole city shuts down - we have like no plows so the streets are all covered and well as I mentioned before seattleites don’t know how to drive in the snow. However they sure do know how to play in it!! I just looked out my widow and saw two women cross country skiing past my house - I do love that about Seattle :) In other news...
It has been three days since I’ve worked out and it’s been three days that I have been laying around resting due to this stupid “virus crud” and fever - ugh I am going crazy and am starting to get twitchy. I want to go to the gym I want this stupid fever to go away! I’m so f’n fidgety right now and can’t even concentrate enough to do anything - aargh!!!
Since I am bored out of my mind right now if anyone has any questions or comments or whatever - feel free to ask :)
That is the exact diagnosis from my doc and that there isn’t anything she can do - just rest drink tons of fluids and avoid the public until I am at minimum 24hrs without a fever :/ and it’s snowing in Seattle - which for normal winter places no big deal, but snow in Seattle is worse than rain in LA people in Seattle think that driving their car up the big icy hill is a good idea and...
And the fever is back - time to try to get in to see my doctor tomorrow. Seattle please don’t completely shutdown due to snow - I actually think i need to see the doctor tomorrow. Fingers crossed I can get in.
I love my guy
I’ve been sick since Saturday night and he has been taking care of me - making me food and bringing me tea and just in general being great - I love him
Does Angelina Jolie look insanely skinny? She looks like someone stretched skin over a skeleton - she needs to eat a steak or 5.
No run or anything today
Turns out I’m sick :( weirdly sick - first my throat was sore and I had a headache - I had and still have a fever - boooo! Basically just my whole body a aches and is compounded by sore muscles from lifting the last few days and i have a killer headache. I even took i ibuprofen, which I never do. My shoulders and neck are so sore right now. The fever has gone down some so that is good, but...
Beating the fat into submission
So…since I had the revelation of laziness I have… Thursday: 45min spin class followed by 45min strength class Friday: 30min nonstop in the pool - followed by upper body work out - arm and chest so sore Saturday: 6x400 at 6.7 on treadmill (almost puked a little) followed by lower body workout focusing on those less used muscles you know the ass and the hammy’s and balance...
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and...– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hey Friday the 13th
So far you are starting off good - got my lazy ass out of bed for 30min non-stop swimming then a upper body work out at the ol’gym, it is sunny in Seattle and a 3day weekend begins tonight - so yeah I’ll take it.
Revelation of the day
I got lazy! I fell into the post marathon blues and they sucked me in pretty hard. I was working out today and realized while I haven’t gained any real weight since the marathon I have lost muscle and there seems to be more…well…fat. This bums me out in a major way, but it is my own damn fault. Tomorrow I will swim and I need to get back into running distance again. I have been...
new york, new york
new york was fun and inspiring and long. i am a tired pup right now… i got to new york on thursday and the conference started on friday - it was meeting after meeting after meeting. i tried so hard to fit in work outs and managed one on friday morning early that turned out to be a mistake as i ended up going to a show and then a bar and then another show and didn’t get to bed until...
It was a pleasure
Thank you central park for our morning date - I’m sorry I hit snooze or it would of been longer. I know it started out rough, apparently there are no satellites near you (or so my garmin thinks) but we gave up on that and were all the better for it. It was lovely to spend 40min with you today. I will try to get back to say hello tomorrow, but not sure if I can. xoxo V
Dear Central Park
You and I have a date tomorrow morning at 7:15am - stupid meeting at 9:30am that prevents our date from being later…but I can’t wait to see you and have some good quality time together. xo V note: I only made it to the gym on Friday morning, but I have been walking everywhere the last two days - but I need a good sweat, it’s been too long.
Heavy greasy breakfast and my stomach is revolting right now - ugh I feel kinda gross right now…it was diner food - you know fried eggs, sausage, potatoes - only had a few bites of potatoes - stomach not happy :( and I am sitting here at a plenary session for the next hour an then it is meeting, meeting, meeting…
Yep - totally just went back to my room and put my compression sleeves on - my feet are killing me!! Really wishing I brought the full on socks about now though :)
6am-1am is a long ass day and I am up for a 10am meeting that somehow I am early too - which is kind of amazing being getting out of bed was really hard. The guy texted me at 7am to say he misses me which I can’t tell you how much I loved that but it was 1.5hrs before I needed to get up and I never got back to sleep :( I decided since I walked my ass around for hours yesterday I didn’t...
On NYC time
You know what I love about the NYC stuff is open all night. I mean in Seattle it is hard to find a coffee shop open at 9pm, not that I want coffee right now but if I did I could easily get some! I think Saturday morning I may go for a run in central park - if anyone is in NYC and wants to come let me know. It will be pretty early as I have a 10am meeting and there won’t be anything fast...
What I did on the plane
Can you tell I’m bored?? It is just so far from SEA to NYC! I watching the inflight movie - dolphin tale - I almost cried like 10 times. Since I am sitting next to my boss I was doing everything in my power to not cry in the middle of our flight - I’m sure he would of understood I mean dolphin almost dies gets saved by 11year old boy tail gets amputated boy gets doc to develop a...
Leaving on a jet plane
Don’t know when….ok fine I’ll be back on Tuesday - I’m headed to the NYC for work today for a few days :) I’m pretty stoked being born an raised in the jers (that would be NJ - in case “the jers” makes no sense). I really never get back to the east coast anymore unless it is for work since my mom moved to AZ when I went away to college. I won’t be...
the larabar at home
for those of you who were wondering the larabars are super crazy easy to make. i highly recommend using a food processor and not a blender though as they are seriously thick. take some nuts, some dates some dried fruit of your choice and basically blend. i start with pulsing the nuts a bit and then throw in the dates and other dried fruits - it will start to look chunky then start to add a bit...