Monday, August 13, 2018

Bye (for now) (maybe)

Hi everyone.

I am going to take a blog break. I have a lot going on, and trying to sort through everything is stressing me out. I am going to take a planned, scheduled vacation from blogging. I will come back in January 2019. Maybe. I'm not sure right now. Let's see how this break goes.

If I miss it, I'll be back next week. Cause you know...I make up the rules as I go along.

For those concerned about my NYE resolution, I will make it to 250. That goal may have been a little low.

Have a good remainder of summer, fall and winter! I'll see you next year (maybe) (or sooner).

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

July NYR update

Hi! As you may remember (or maybe not), my New Years Resolution was to log 250 workouts this year. I tracked everything I did in July and here are my results!

29 workouts completed (This included 5 two-a-days and 6 rest days)

1460 minutes of working out, or just over 24 hours
On to August!

Total workouts for the year so far: 215

P.S. As soon as I hit 250, I'm done counting. This is annoying.

Monday, July 30, 2018


I turned 38 this weekend. It was fun. I spent the evening in Glenwood, which didn't help my urge to want to move there.

This year, my 38th year on earth...

A bad habit I'm going to break:
Being on my phone so much - especially right before bed.

A new skill I'd like to learn:
Quilting will be on my list until I just do it. Also, after doing 90 minutes of yoga yesterday, I want to get better at that (because it was not pretty).

A person I hope to be more like:
Connie Sperling and Jan Achenbach

A place I'd like to visit:
I mean, I want to visit Hawaii, but I don't think I will this year. But I am very excited for my LA trip in October, and I would like to get out to see Juana again early next year.

A book I'd like to read:
I'm not sure on this one. Who has suggestions?

I'm going to do better at:
Not being on my phone so much
Making sure people in my life know how much I love them
Going on walks in the evenings/not just laying on my couch watching Grey's Anatomy

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Questions and Answers

If you could take a break from your life and go back to school to master a subject, what would it be? 
I would be a teacher!
If you had asked me this question ten years ago, I never would have thought that would be the answer. I was 8 years into the casino industry at that point, and my life was very very different. However, after nine years in higher education, I see now that my calling is working with students, and I wish I could work with them at the high school level.

When you're having  a bad day, what do you do to feel better?
Put in my earbuds, sing loudly and dance around my apartment.

Where is the most beautiful place you've ever been?
St. Mary's Glacier in Colorado

Who is the kindest person you know?
Connie Sperling

What do you wish you had time to do?
I wish I had the time/resources to do a podcast. No one would listen, probably, but I would love to do a Dax Shepherd-esqe podcast where I just sit with my friends and ask them questions.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

4th of July fun

I extended my 4th of July holiday - since it fell on a Wednesday, I took Thursday and Friday off as well and headed to Lake Rathbun for my annual Boone camping trip.

Wednesday when I got there we got on the boat, and I decided getting sunburnt was the best idea. Still, totally worth it. We grilled that night and I had about ten s'mores. Also, since it was hot AF we had family movie night in the camper where we watched Trolls (which is so cute).

The next day we boated again and had dinner at a little place on the lake. Seriously...does it get better than this? More s'mores and about 24 marshmallows later, we headed to bed.

Perfect little mini vacay, right? I think so too.

Monday, July 2, 2018

June NYR update

Hi! As you may remember (or maybe not), my New Years Resolution was to log 250 workouts this year. I tracked everything I did in June and here are my results!

33 workouts completed (This included 8 two-a-days and 5 rest days)

1655 minutes of working out, or over 27 1/2 hours
On to July!

Total workouts for the year so far: 186

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Brew at the Zoo

Or, if you are our group, No Brew but Still Fun at the Zoo.

Missy, David, David's friend Gia and I went to Henry Doorly Zoo Thursday night for their first Brew at the Zoo of the summer. It was adults only (you had to show an ID to prove you are over 21, even old faces like mine), and it was $15 for non-zoo members ($10 for zoo members). The people next to me tried to use their mom's zoo ID to get in, but no dice.

It was so nice and peaceful to walk through the zoo without screaming kids, loud kids, annoying kids and strollers in your way. We went through everything but the jungle and were there for about two hours.

The only annoying thing about the event were the lines. They had four beer areas and five (I think) food trucks, but all of the lines were ridic. We never even got a beer (or any food, for that matter) because the lines were so stupid.

I am sure the zoo will reconfigure this for next time, because they are the zoo and they have crowds and public events figured out. So I highly recommend going next time it is offered!