Saturday, July 23, 2011

Will Return....

Hey all!!!!

I am leaving for Lake Shasta en la mañana and I will be back August 31st!

Have a wonderful week and I shall be back soon :)



Long Run Saturday

Good morning all!!!!

This morning I enjoyed 1/2 a double fiber english muffin with (1) scrambled egg w/ cheese. SO delicious! While I made my scrambled egg, I gnawed on grapes and gouda cheese. I love love love fruit w/ delish cheese, if you were to add a hard bread roll or french bread baguette, I'd be done for. Perfection!

Yesterday's workout was awesome! My iPod died near the end of it {totally throwing off my groove}, I need to remember to charge that thing every now and again... oops. ANYWAY... the workout was...
Warm up 1 mile
Hard run 1/2 mile
Easy run 1/2 mile
Hard run 1/2 mile
Cool down 1/2 to 1 mile

Amazing calorie torcher! It felt so good! Today's workout is quite simple.... run 4 miles. Easily stated.... we shall see how it goes in, actual, execution!

My family, family friends, and I are leaving for Lake Shasta tomorrow morning to play it up on a house boat for a week. SWEET! It's one of my favorite family getaways, BUT I need tips on how to keep up my cardio/workouts when I'm beached on some random cove and confined to a "box" for a living arrangement with 3 other families. Close quarters, people. ack! ANYWAY.... I figure I'll do TONS of swimming and just be constantly moving but it's going to be weird not running everyday?

Any vacation tips? Workout ideas? Please share!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Five

Friday Five

Welcome to Friday Five where I share 5 randoms about ME!

1. I am currently reading The Hunger Games... it's keeping my interest but the mushy lovey stuff is getting in the way of the mass murder arena thing. Less gush, more gore! Ok, I'm not really serious about wanting more gore, but props to Suzanne Collins for a clever and twisted plot line. I like! Not that Collins would care, but this has received the Heather Stamp of Approval.

2. I am OBSESSED (yes obsessed) with Chobani Greek Yogurt. Freaking delicious and a great source of protein. I love gnawing on this for breakfast with 1/2 a Double Fiber English Muffin. Leaves me full and satisfied. Give Chobani a try! Pomegranate is my favorite flavor, but all of them are pretty freaking awesome!
3. I am the great secret keeper! All through high school and college, I was the person that people opened up to... I guess I just have one of those faces? Is that the correct phrase? Whatever, moving on... I know many things about many people. I won't tell a soul, though, so feel free to go into politics peeps! Secrets to the grave!

4. My favorite vacation I have ever been on with my family was to Key Largo, FL. We went scuba diving, played on wave runners, ate pizza on the dock while the sun set, ordered Piña Coladas with little umbrellas on the beach, pet a manatee, and played with a sea turtle. It was incredible and WAY too much fun.

5. I talk in my sleep. I babble on about crap and if you catch me at the right time, you can usually get me to engage in a random conversation with you. Be careful, though, I have been able to tell when someone isn't telling me the truth... Rachel was messing with my sleep talkyness and I responded in a very creepy monotone voice "you're lying to me." Freaked her out for sure. Oh... and if you happen to get me and Rachel in the same room while we're sleeping, you might be able to catch us have a conversation in our sleep to one another from across the room. Last time we were caught doing this we were talking about sparkles and glitter. Ya. We're cool.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Half Marathon Training

I started training for my half marathon yesterday... I can't believe it. I am training for a half marathon. I don't think that's going to sink in for a while... I'm training for a half marathon? Moving on....

Monday's Workout
1. 20 min warm up light run
2. 1/4 mile hard run
3. 50 squats
Repeat 2 & 3 three more times
(yes my quads were crying today)

Today's Workout
Warm up 5 min
Run 40 min
Cool down 5 min
(I just walked out the rest of the hour)

I've been listening to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone while I run and I LOVE it. I like switching to my music playlist now and then that contains my favorite running songs when I feel like giving up on running... then I switch back to HP. It's nice. I highly recommend audiobooks, they ROCK. This was actually a recommendation made by one of my favorite bloggers... Running Off the Reese's

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Happy 56th Disneyland!

Today marks the 56th "birthday" of my favorite place on Earth... Disneyland! I'm a complete cheeseball when it comes to all things Disney. I, generally, don't cry. I'm mildly heartless, but if you pop in a Disney movie and if you watch me closely, you may just see a tear or two. I love Disney!

I cannot wait to start my job with Disney, exactly one month from today. It is a dream come true and I couldn't be more proud to say that I will work where Walt Disney, himself, once walked. Not only did Walt Disney create one of the most formidable companies in the world, but he created something that every man and woman, of any age, could love and experience magic. Disney can help dreams come true and I cannot wait to be apart of the Disney Magic. I hope that everyone could find a job with a company that they love as much as I LOVE Disney.
So grab your favorite Disney movie and a friend and enjoy the magic that you once loved as a child and let it happen for you all over again. Come visit The Happiest Place On Earth and walk down Main Street, U.S.A., just as Walt Disney did!

~*Have a Magical Day*~

Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Five

Friday Five

Welcome to Friday Five where I share 5 randoms about ME!

1. As we all know, I LOVE Disney. My favorite Disney movie, of ALL time is...
The Little Mermaid
It was the first movie I saw in theaters and I was hooked ever since. It's probably the reason why I love the ocean and swimming SO much.

2. You know how some people overeat when they're upset or stressed? I do the exact opposite. I forget to eat! I just lose my appetite entirely.

3. I am watching Minority Report right now... what is this movie even about!? I am not a fan of Tom Cruise... He's just so strange and can only play one character... Weird, chatty, secret agent type...
Oh, and don't even get me started on Nicolas Cage. His acting is TERRIBLE! The voice!? I mean really, it NEVER changes.

4. I LOVE rolls. LOVE. They are my idea of a perfect dessert. When my friends would go out for ice cream or something, I would stop at the grocery store with the best butterflake rolls in town. Jeffy's rolls are the best... but the man won't share the recipe with me. Actually, here's the recipe for his rolls that he gave me... "Be nice to Jeff, and he'll make them for you!" Real cute Jeffy... real cute.

5. I love Clinique's All About Eyes Rich Creme. It is AMAZING. I rarely ever have dark circles or puffy eyes. It's always apart of my night routine and I love love love it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Imma Cut You...

My right calf muscle is being a little twirp and it's causing me lots of ANGER. I've been doing GREAT with my running, and I will be officially starting half marathon training in 2 weeks... so WHY did my right calf muscle decide to start disobeying me?

I mean, come on! I'm trying to do good things for my body here, so it's obnoxious when the body tries to go against the greatness. Not. Happy.

It's doing this perpetual gnarly knot thing. I've had to stop and stretch it out during runs more than I'd like to and it gets tight and knotted again pretty quick. The other night I got a Charley Horse and everything as well. Boo.

I've been hydrating like a mad woman, I take my multi-vitamin, I'm really good about stretching and eating correctly. It could... POSSIBLY, have something to do with a 4-wheeling accident I got in 3 years ago. The 4-wheeler rolled on me and a friend, and the back emergency bar or whatever it is, smashed the back of my legs with all it's weight. Apparently, I should have had two broken legs, but I have SUPER intense (and weird) calf muscles (the only muscle in my body that's overly defined) and I guess the muscles protected the bone, or SOMETHING. Whatever, glad they didn't break but I had to deal with "traumatized" calf muscles for about a month. Not a pleasant experience. It was like a perpetual Charley Horse.

Any suggestions on what to do with this freaking problemo? ANY and ALL tips, suggestions, advice, help would be gladly welcomed. It's really bugging me and I don't want it to affect my progress.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

What The....?!?

Ladies... this just goes to show that we can't look at a boy and discount him because we're going to feel extremely foolish when he turns into a total hottie 10 years later.

Case & Point
Matthew Lewis age 12

Matthew Lewis age 15

Matthew Lewis age 22.... Holy Hotness Batman!?

I would now like to say that I have always found you to be attractive Matthew Lewis. I'm sorry that I didn't write you fan letters when I was 13, I was freaked out by our age difference. I am a more mature woman now, and you are a Very hot much more mature man now. Age doesn't really matter anymore, and the fact that I'm 18 months older, really means nothing.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Stage 11

Since when is it MONDAY?!? Apparently not having a job or any way of distinguishing my days of the week is totally screwing with me.

Anyway, like I said... I've skipped a couple stages and hopped around. I'm on Stage 11 now, I did Stage 10 last week... this means there is one week left in my training to become a full fledge landy and then I'll start on my 1/2 marathon training, which I'll totes document for y'all! I can tell... you're all VERY excited to hear about my bumps and bruises along the way. As am I, as am I.

Stage 11
Walk 2 min. Run 14 min.
Walk 1 min. Run 14 min.
End 3 min walk.
Then roll over and die.
(just kidding on that last one)

This weeks sexy tracks are...

- Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO
- Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) by Katy Perry
- Where Them Girls At by David Guetta
(featuring my girl, Nicki Minaj)
- I'm A Slave 4U by Britney Spears
(this song is ALWAYS on my playlists... watch the music video and it'll be your inspiration for freaking sexy oily abs like hers. Plus it's my theme song, so gotta love!)

Sunday, July 10, 2011


I have totally hit writer's block. I DVR'd a bunch of episodes of Grey's Anatomy (like 12) and in the last 3 days... I have watched every single one. WOW, that's pretty pathetic. Not sure what that has to do with my writer's block... but something I'm sure.

I'm getting more into strength training! YAY!!! My running has been coming along wonderfully SO I think it's high time I kick up the weight training and attempt to get some sexy cut arms going on over 'her, what what!?
That's a little much.... I'll just go with this...

Disney has sent me a TON of shiz that I need to get going on... Renter's Insurance, some sort of background check (what, Disney doesn't want felons? I'm offended), and some other parking/housing agreement... I don't know. Lots o' stuff to do, time to get on it! I'll be there in about a month now!!!! I'm so excited! Jeffy, is already down there. Lucky man... blast, soon enough I shall be! YAY for amazing adventures with friends that are soon to come.

Speaking of fun friend visits.... Tugaw was great fun to have around! We went boating, LOTS, and scampered over to the coast (it was super windy, so minor coast bust, oops), fireworks, delish foodsies. Good times were had! Pretty sure that when I drag him down to Cali someday in the {hopefully} near-ish future, there will be even MORE fun to be had!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday Five

Friday Five

Welcome to Friday Five where I share 5 randoms about ME!

1. I am a sucker for loose/lost dogs. If I see a dog wandering neighborhoods
or streets. I MUST stop, pull over and return them to their homes.

2. I have an extreme phobia of pregnancy. Like exposed pregnant
bellies have, literally, made me throw up. I am NOT even kidding.
It just freaks me out. I know that it's supposed to be a miracle of
life, but it just terrifies me. Take your fear of spiders, snakes, public
speaking... and that's the equivalent for me. Don't ask me what will
happen when I get pregnant someday... I just hope that the baby-daddy
is the MOST patient man in the world and that he's prepared to deal
with me HATING myself for 9 months.
I'd like to vom now.... AAAHHHHH! Just isn't right!!!

3. I LOVED beanie babies. I was convinced that I had some super rare
bear and that if I got all the limited edition bears, then I would be able to
sell them and pay for college or something. My family still mocks me to this day
but I don't care, they are SO cute! I'll hold onto them and let the babies play
with them one day.

4. I perpetually crave Dough Co. It's this AMAZING local foodie delight
with sensational calzones. To. Die. For. I am boring and get the Cheese Zone
but I LOVE it. I have to limit myself to getting it once a month or else I could
do some VERY serious damage. I could eat Dough Co. every single day and
it would NEVER get old.

5. The other tattoo I would like to get is of a crescent moon with a star on
the underside of my left wrist in white ink. I don't want it to be big, I'd
like it to be small, simple, and easy to hid under a watch band if needed.
So that symbol in white ink on my wrist


Hey Y'all!!! With the friend being in town and having the older sister plus hubby and new baby move in for a bit... it's been a wee bit crazy around 'her. Please forgive me!

Today, I promise to deliver a FABULOUS Friday Five and this weekend, some other posts I've been working on!

Just to update you, I skipped two more stages and I've gone to running 14 min straights, what what!? I shall post the other stages in case any wants them, though. I am sticking with the stages but every once and awhile I like to just keep running, just to prove to myself that I'm improving and that I am MORE than capable of reaching my goals! Since the summer began, I am down 12 lbs... again, what WHAT?! I'll post some pix from last summer to give you an idea of how oddly different I look. I don't really care about that (it doesn't hurt, of course), I am MUCH more interested in how freaking fabulous I feel. Very invincible. Can't touch this!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday Five

Friday Five

Welcome to Friday Five where I share 5 randoms about ME!

1. My most FAVORITE piano piece in the world is
"Clair De Lune" by Claude Debussy. I've been playing piano for almost 14
years now (WOW I'm getting old) and when I was able to play this piece
I felt accomplished! Yay for goals!

2. I can't braid my hair to save my life. It's pathetic. I always
need to have at least one friend that is an accomplished braider of hair.
I am now seeking a new friend since I moved out of my apartment in UT -
preferably living in the Anaheim area!
I NEED to be able to do this!

3. I LOVE saltine crackers. It's really strange. I could eat them a
sleeve at a time. It's just best if I ignore their existence. The salty
crackery goodness is like crack to me! I can't explain it. Love.

4. My current obsession is OPI's "Let Me Entertain You." It's
AMAZING! So sexy on my toes. Love love love home pedicures.
So sexy, right!?

5. I thoroughly enjoy coloring in Disney Princess Coloring Books.
I MUST have a GIANT box of crayons, they make the most vibrant colors!
I LOVE the 64 box of Crayola Crayons and mixing the colors and testing them.
Finding the right colors almost takes longer than actually coloring the page.
Jeffy, makes fun of me and has threatened to reduce my crayons to a box
of 8 because my coloring testing and trials are a wee bit intense. Mean man.
Can't go from 64 to 8! Rude!