Monday, April 16, 2012


I have been sucking at blogging (shocker)

I have been working my butt off at school.

I have been running a lot.

Two weeks ago I ran the Cherry Blossom 10 miler. I really do like this race, but this year there were no Cherry blossoms!! I also was hunting a PR so I have no pictures! Except of my bib and medal.IMG_20120416_211534


I need to get a better way to display these… its getting a little full Open-mouthed smile

I ran it in 2011 in 1:59:18. SLOW

This year I ran it in 1:43:35!  Loving that I am PRing everything – but I guess when everything is so slow, its easy to do!!

Speaking of PRing. My running coach, Kelly, and I have decided I am going to try and Sub 2 hour a half marathon. I picked the Marine Corps half marathon that is about a month away… hoping I can do this!!

I ran 12 miles last weekend around a VERY hilly neighborhood. I need to keep doing that and run a little faster.

My short runs are all pretty fast, but I need to keep going faster.

This weekend I am running another 10 miler, but I am not after a PR, just running with a friend and taking in the pretty route!

In other running news, I ordered new running shoes. Same shoes I always wear, except the best upgrade ever! They come in PINK. Holy heck! So happy!!!!!! When I bought my shoes I promised myself I would buy what was best for my running and not what was cute. Finally after 2 years, the two have merged!!

They came today!! I can’t wait till I have to wear them! I will be running Marine Corp Marathon in pink shoes. Seriously makes me much more happy than it should. I am odd. IMG_20120416_161652

I am officially half way to my first masters degree and one third to completing my dual degree program!! This past semester was hard. The classes were hard, the work was HARD, I was juggling running and some exciting additions to my social life. My weekends are a lot busier than they used to be.

I am glad I get a little break. I will be reading Catching Fire and Mockingjay. Watching the shows I have neglected on my DVR and running. 

Life is good these days. Really very good. Open-mouthed smile


  1. So....... have you finished catching fire and mocking jay? Such a good series!!

    You're awesome, don't forget it :)

    1. Finished catching fire, and I am almost done mockingjay... i have 3 days to finish since it is on loan to me from my dad's kindle. Hopefully soon!! Its good!