Saturday, March 24, 2012

Half Marathon Training Run 3.11

Oh man, this was rough! It started out good, then it got kind of iffy, then got good, then iffy, and then ended good. I was fighting mental road blocks the entire way. I decided I would rather do my long slow distance run today instead of tomorrow, since the weather is great today and who knows what it will be like tomorrow. It is Oregon afterall! Plus tomorrow I can do my shorter run as a recovery for today of sorts. Cannot believe I am at 17 miles for this week... I cannot tell you the last time I hit that kind of mileage in a single week. Today's stats: 6.00 miles in 1:17:09

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Just Closed... [It Looked Different on the Model]

It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and InfamyIt Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy by Laurie Notaro
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I LOVED this book. Once again Laurie Notaro does not disappoint! If you enjoy her other books, or books that include little stories and her hillarious life experiences, then you will love this book.

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Half Marathon Training Run 3.10

Today's run was a bit shorter and a bit faster than yesterday. But my legs are EXTREMELY sore from yesterday. I am looking forward to a rest day tomorrow and then back to amping up on the weekend. I am so glad that I am finally starting to enjoy running again!

Today's stats = 3.05 miles in 35:51 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Half Marathon Training Run 3.9

I made it! I haven't ran this far or for this long in AGES! Let me just say... I am OVERJOYED! I didn't walk AT ALL (not that walking is a bad thing...) but for me it was HUGE. I decided to run at the gym on the indoor track... It was a bit too wet outside for my liking and the treadmill room at the gym is always too warm and I start to feel dizzy around mile 2. The running track is super short (19 laps = 1 mile) but its nice and cool in there and DRY! Wahoo!!!

Todays' stats: 5.02 miles in 1:00:00

Additionally I have decided to resurrect my participation in Weigh-In Wednesdays.

Weigh-in Wednesday #1 = 169 pounds
**Goal weight = 135 pounds
**Pounds to go = 34

Monday, March 19, 2012

Just Closed... [Mockingjay]

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While I liked this book, I did not think it was as good as the first two. It took a lot longer to get into and it wasn't quite as entertaining and fast paced as the first two. It tended to lag a little in the beginning and toward the middle, but it got better toward the final third.

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Half Marathon Training Run 3.8

Todays' stats: 3.15 miles in 40:00 min

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Just Closed... [I Remember Nothing: and Other Reflections]

I Remember Nothing: and Other ReflectionsI Remember Nothing: and Other Reflections by Nora Ephron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really liked this book. The little stories reminded me of books by Jen Lancaster and books by Laurie Notaro. Thinking I will look into reading more of her books.

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Project Zero - 101 in 1001 (update end of month 2)

So, I figured I would start updating this list every month-ish so I can see my progress on things... Here is my updated list as of the end of Month 2 - it's a little later than I wanted, but better late than never :)

Bold = DONE
Italics = Began

Start Date = Monday January 9th, 2012
End Date =Monday October 6th, 2014


1. Pass the Oregon Bar Exam
2. Participate in NanoWrimo
3. Compete in and finish a marathon!
4. Open own solo law practice
5. Write a book (or short story) 


6. Find a church to attend in Salem
7. Re-read the Bible in a year using a program like before
8. Join an online Bible study - DONE 1_15_2012
9. Spend a month actively praying for family and friends and keep a list of people and keep it in a visible place [0/31]
10. Organize my notes from when I read the Bible all the way through in 2011
11. Do at least 10 more devotionals of varying lengths from my Bible [4/10]
12. Plan a time with Aaron and my mom and sister in which to get my niece dedicated and baptized at our community church
13. Buy Selena her first Bible


14. Pay off my quad
15. Pay off both of my credit cards (Amazon and B of A)
16. Make my own coffee ONLY for 1 Month [0/31]
17. Start couponing for groceries
18. Establish an emergency fund of $5,000
19. Keep track of all spending for 1 month [0/31]
20. Donate to my undergrad
21. Buy a house
22. Buy a new car
23. Buy a new couch and recliner


24. Go on a hiking trip to Silver Falls with a friend or group of friends
25. Go camping with girlfriends (without our boys)
26. Go one week without caffeine [0/7]
27. Go one month without fast food [0/31]
28. Floss every night for one week [0/7]
29. Run 20 miles in one single run
30. Go skiing or snowboarding for the FIRST time
31. Give up soda for 1 month [0/31]
32. Give up sugar for 1 month [0/31]
33. Try all of the classes at the gym at least once
34. Grow a garden in the planter boxes
35. Go to bed by 9pm for 1 week [0/7]
36. Get up and out of bed by 6am for 2 weeks [0/14]


37. Use and improve my Spanish
38. Identify 100 things that make me happy [0/100]
39. Learn 1 thing new every day for 1 month [0/31]
40. Try 50 new recipes [5/50]
41. Join Toastmasters
42. Learn how to play PS3 so I can play Call of Duty with Joe
43. Make a pizza from scratch 
44. Learn how to knit
45. Learn how to crochet


46. Clean and organize office/spare room
47. Organize pictures
48. Delete all duplicated songs off itunes and find names for all unnamed songs
49. Get all photos into albums
50. Get everything of mine from mom's house and organize it
51. Help mom get her house in order
52. Clean and organize garage


53. Attend a music festival
54. Try 10 new local restaurants with or without Joe [3/10] - Ventis, Orupa, Thai Beer
55. Replace movies we only have on VHS with movies on DVD or Bluray
56. Go to the ballet
57. Go to the opera
58. Go to a comedy club
59. Join a couples' pool playing league with Joe
60. Buy a companion African Grey parrot for Harrison


61. Befriend someone new
62. Visit with a friend in person at least once a month [2/33]
63. Meet a blog friend
64. Attend MY 10 year high school reunion
65. Attend Joe's 10 year high school reunion with him
66. Host a games night
67. Host a dinner party
68. Have a mother/daughter day
69. Have a niece/auntie day


70. Read 100 NEW TO ME books [6/100]
71. Read a book of poems
72. Finish reading the entire Harry Potter series [3/7]


73. See all of AFI's top 100 movies [19/100]
74. Discover 10 (new to me) musicians [1/10] Fun
75. Learn to drive a stick shift
76. Learn to drive in Joe's BIG truck comfortably
78. Buy someone a gift off Etsy - DONE 1_18_2012


79. Find places looking for volunteers and volunteer somewhere once a month [0/33] - missed first 2 months
80. Send a family member a care package
81. Send a friend a care package
82. Give a gift "just because"
83. Choose 3 organizations/causes to contribute to financially [2/3]


84. Watch the sunrise 10 times [0/10]
85. Take walks with Joe after he gets off work every evening for a week
86. Meditate for 30 minutes every morning for 1 month [0/31]
87. Write a letter to a future me :)
88. Spend a whole day painting
89. Spend a whole day drawing


90. Visit Joe's aunt and uncle in St. Croix
91. Go to NY - a BIG dream of mine
92. Go out of the country (never been)
93. Take a road trip with some girlfriends
94. Plan a trip to see a family member I have never met before (or cannot remember ever meeting)
95. Visit 3 NEW TO ME national parks [0/3]
96. Visit Mount Rushmore
97. Visit Central Park
98. Go to Times Square
99. Shop in downtown NYC
100. Run a race somewhere out of state
101. Visit with Katie in Las Vegas

Half Marathon Training Run 3.7

Today was my seventh training run. I did 4.15 miles in 54 minutes.

Half Marathon #3 - Training Week #3

Week 3 (Monday March 12th - Sunday March 18th)

Mon - Scheduled = 0 / Done = 0
Tues - Scheduled = 3 / Done = 1.22 miles in 15:00 minutes
Wed - Scheduled = 4 / Done = 0
Thurs - Scheduled = 3 / Done = 0
Fri - Scheduled = 0 / Done = 0
Sat - Scheduled = 3 / Done = 0
Sun - Scheduled = 5 / Done = 4.15 miles in 54:00 minutes (12 jog, 2 walk, 10 jog, 2 walk, 8 jog, 2 walk, 6 jog, 2 walk, 4 jog, 2 walk, 2 jog, 2 walk)

Weekly Total = 5.37 miles