Monthly Archives: October 2011

I’m still here, I promise!

I haven’t posted since last Tuesday!! I promise I am still alive and doing very well 🙂  I was really looking forward to my first week without a grad class and it has been fantastic. I was also ready to have my first free weekend that wouldn’t require writing a long paper.  I thought I would have a relatively calm week without class work…but Colby and I fell upon a really great opportunity this week and have been slightly stressed but in a good way! I don’t think he wants me to write about it yet, so I’ll wait! Very happy and we will have a great Christmas this year 🙂


I followed the first two weeks of the short training plan I came up with fairly well for the Nittany Valley Half Marathon. For week two, I ran 3 miles on Tuesday, missed Wednesday because I had my last night rehearsal for Marching band for the season and walk/ran 4 miles on Thursday.  My friend Amy and I planned on running at the local park after school and then going to BodyPump.  It ended up raining pretty hard, so we went to the gym right away and got on the treadmills.  I had all kinds of exciting news to talk to her about so the 4 miles seemed quick.  We walked 2 miles, ran 1 because we thought we should probably run a little and then walked the last mile.  This was the first run/walk for Amy after her first half marathon a few weeks ago.  We were nervous to go to BodyPump because we took a couple weeks off.  My favorite instructor Michelle definitely pushed us and we got to try out the new release! I liked it but the triceps killllled me! I was sore the next day but I’m ready to go back for more.

I was going to run 7 miles this weekend… but it SNOWED! Like 7 inches! I thought I would try to run today, but there was still snow/ice on the roads and I ended up going to a wedding show with my Mom and Colby. The wedding show was super crowded and we ate lots of bad cake.  The roads are almost all clear now, so I am going to run after school tomorrow.

Totally unrelated… but I bought this nail polish at Sephora today and it is pretty awesome.  I had bought a green color there a few weeks ago and when I opened the bottle there was no brush and it was a mess. I went to return it today (Sephora has a great return policy) and saw this polish and got it instead.  It took a few times to get the hang of it but it actually does look like the pictures. I would paint my toes but I’m missing a toenail…. 🙂



I also got the new Coldplay album at Target this past week and love it. I’m a huge Coldplay fan and have been looking forward to this album for awhile. I think I will get a few songs onto my running playlist.  I actually have a lot of Coldplay on my running playlist… even some of their more mellow stuff.  Sometimes I like running to slower/calmer stuff when I run by myself.

Do anything fun this weekend? Skip your long run because of the east coast snow storm?