Sunday, February 9, 2014

Life Lately

Hey, y'all!  Long time, no see!  I've had a really busy week, and I haven't really made to time to check in here.  So sorry!

Let's do a quick catch-up about what I've been to lately:

-I completed my last long run in training for the Daytona Beach Half and the Princess Half last Sunday.  I can't believe the DB half is only 7 days away!  I did 10 miles, which included running a large bridge twice and running on the beach.
It was quite a foggy day as you can see!
I felt great until the last mile of the run.  My knee started hurting much like it did during the Lighthouse Loop Half back in October, so I'm afraid my IT band is still a little unhappy.  The next week will be spent with my foam roller and doing a lot of stretching in preparation for the race!

-I had a pretty stressful few days at work between meeting with a group of my teachers with the district math specialist, having my evaluation done, and dealing with some issues that came up.  Plus, I was only in at my schools for three days this week!  More on that later.

-I got to meet my friend Ashley's baby!  I took her and her husband dinner and cookies, and I spent some time catching up with her and holding little Kourtney.  Everyone's doing well, and I'm so happy for their family!
Plus, I got to use this sweet casserole carrier I got for Christmas last year.  Lots of excitement that day, I tell ya!

-Wednesday's Bible study and discussion helped me realize something that I need to work on.  I've been in a little bit of a funk, and I realized that doing things for myself all the time doesn't really satisfy me in the long run.  I need to get back to serving others like I did all throughout middle and high school!  I feel like that's what God was saying to me, and I've gotten further confirmation of that through this week's Bible study homework.

-Thursday and Friday were spent attending two different trainings.  I really enjoy learning, and both of these sessions taught me some things I can use right away with my teachers.  I'm really excited about that!

-I tried the new Quest bar on Friday.

If you haven't yet, you need to!  Not only do I love all things cookies 'n cream, but this Quest bar doesn't taste like a protein bar AT ALL.
That's my "these are delicious" face
I'm going to need to stock up on these for any sweet tooth flare-ups so that I can "cheat clean"!

-I'm pumped for November because Joe and I just booked a TRIP TO DUBAI!!!!  We found a great Groupon deal and knew we couldn't pass it up.  I'm so, so excited!  Time to finally change my name on my passport :)
-I didn't do so well in the workout realm this week.  Here's what my workouts looked like:
Sunday-10 mile run
Thursday-Bikram yoga
Saturday-BodyPUMP class in the morning
Sunday-2 mile walk on the beach with Joe
Couldn't pass up the nice weather today!

Ok, I think that's all that I need to catch y'all up on.  I'm most definitely going to post more this week, including the recipe for the quinoa pizza bites I made for the Super Bowl and a post about my thoughts on hot yoga.  Hopefully there will be more posts than that, though!

Question for you:  What's life been like for you lately?  Got any exciting vacations coming up?


  1. I struggled with getting moving this week, too! I had a bunch of running around to do and didn't make as much time for exercise as I should have. I do have a vacay coming up - my honeymoon! :) Fiance and I are going to the Bahamas in August!!

    1. Oh, that sounds like so much fun!! We had blast on our honeymoon to Mexico!

  2. Dubai???? That is so amazing!!! What made you want to go there? You'll definitely have to show us all the amazing pictures when you go - I'm sure it's going to be an AMAZING trip!

    1. Honestly, after the Sex in the City 2 movie I've wanted to go over there :) Plus, I want to go to all the continents, and Dubai seems like the "easiest" place to go to in that part of the world! I'm so excited, and will DEFINITELY share pics!