Weekly Updates – 7/4/2016 & 7/11/2016

I decided to lump two weeks together because honestly, not a lot happened that was of note, and I figured I’d just put it all together! Being on vacation also throws a wrench in your blogging plans too….


I already talked about Monday in last week’s post.


It was hard to come back to work on Tuesday after a nice long weekend that followed our crazy work weeks.  After work I headed to Kohl’s to try to find a new bathing suit for the beach.  I realized that I have been wearing the same suits for the last 4 years now…they are getting very worn out! I found a nice Nike 2 piece suit (I like some more coverage than the average suit).


After work on Wednesday I went to visit my mom.  She’s watching my nephew for a few days and I got to soak up some time with him and his huge cheeks!


On Thursday, I brought mom dinner and helped her bake 3 batches of cookies.  Spent even more time with my nephew and it was a blast.

Friday – Wednesday

Friday night was spent doing laundry, packing and getting ready to go to the beach.  On Saturday we left to go to Nags Head for a few days with my mom and stepdad’s family.

Saturday through Wednesday were spent at the beach.  Here’s a few pictures of our time there…notice they are pretty much all of my nephew!

Thursday – Friday

On Thursday and Friday it was back to work as normal.  Its so rough to go back to work after a vacation!


On Saturday, Michael went to Dover to do a little gambling.  He came back with $700.  I spent my day completely lazy, catching up on shows on my DVR, doing a puzzle, etc.


On Sunday it was nice to get to back to church.  We did chores afterwards and all of our food prep for the week.

How have the last few weeks been for you? Have you had a summer vacation yet?


2015 – A Year in Review

I wanted to take some time and look back at the last year and all of the things that happened in life.  While this year may not have been a banner year for running for me, it was such a huge year of change and growth.


January was relatively uneventful.  I continued working out, failed at committing to a training schedule for Shamrock, and started to write Stitch Fix reviews.


February was the month of snow.  I missed so many workouts due to bad weather and being snowed in or the gym being closed.  I also decided to defer Shamrock.


In March I got the cold from hell.  I also ran Shamrock 8k instead of the Dolphin Challenge.


In April, we moved Michael’s stuff into my townhouse, got diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, started PT, went to Florida for work, saw Jewel in concert, creeped on Wanda Sykes at an airport, got sick again, and turned 28!


In May, I got sick again, got a corneal abrasion from my contacts, did ALL the wedding stuff, had a wedding shower at work, cheated on my PT, had my bachelorette party, and did more wedding stuff!


In June, Michael and I got married!


Also in June: Danny and Nicole decided to leave the gym, I changed my name, my cousin got married,  I watched Danny and Nicole(my trainers) get ENGAGED, I got to meet my nephew 🙂


I finally made it back to yoga in July, started doing protein shakes, and we went to Nags Head with my family.


In August I went to a casino for the first time, we visited my brother, and I started playing Fantasy football.



I started really loving yoga, went to more casinos, started going to ODU football games and enjoyed the fall.


My church celebrated its 9 year anniversary, my husband ruined a pot, Crawlin Crab 5k was cancelled and rescheduled due to a hurricane, I took a training class and got a certification, I went on a work conference and took a fall vacation. I also did the Wicked 10k.


We bought a new car, we did some early Christmas shopping, I ran the Harbor Lights 5k, saw the new Hunger Games movie, enjoyed Thanksgiving with family, and went Black Friday shopping.


I got pampered at the Red Door Spa, cleaned out my closet, ran the Surf-N-Santa 5 miler, and celebrated Christmas with my family.

 How was 2015 for you? What are you looking forward to in 2016?

Weekly Update – 7/20/15


We were still at the beach and it was wonderful.  We were there with my mom and stepdad, stepsister and her husband, and my nephew.  I love being able to spend time with him while he’s still so young.  It goes by so fast and I enjoyed every baby snuggle I could get.


He looks terrified, but he love his nephew!


Ahhhh beach life!


This was about 2.5 seconds before he threw up.


Someone love his Aunt!



We left the beach at around 11.  We stopped at Morris Farm on the way home to stock up with some yummy fresh fruit and veggies.  Once we got home, we had to do all the laundry and all that jazz.


We spent the night at home catching up on all the chores we didn’t do on the weekend!


Well, at least I made it to the gym once!  I opted for just 15 minutes on the elliptical.


1. ReACT for 1 min facing forward, 5 pushups

2. ReACT for 1 min facing left, 5 pushups

3. ReACT for 1 min facing right, 5 pushups

4. ReACT for 1 min facing backward, 5 pushups

5. ReACT for 1 min facing forward, 5 pushups


Michael and I had a date night and went to see the movie “Trainwreck.” There were times that it was a little on the dirty/vulgar side for me, but overall I enjoyed it.  It was nice to have a true date night.


Saturday was a crazy busy day.  We had to drive up to Richmond so I could try on bridesmaid’s dresses for my brother’s wedding next year.  It took us 2 1/2 hrs to get there (normally takes about 90 minutes).  Once we got there, I was able to try on my dresses, get a sizing done, now I just have to decide what style I want.

After that, we went to a really cool diner call the Continental.  We had SO MUCH food. Here’s a super cool shot of my super yummy cobb salad!


We headed to Tiffany’s to get my rings cleaned, then spent another 2.5 hours on the road to get home.  We made a few stops before going to my friend Alayna’s house in VA Beach.  She was home from CA visiting family, and we got  a chance to see her.


After church, Michael and I headed down to see his parents and have lunch.  His mom gave me a 1000 piece puzzle to do, which is now my total obsession.

Do you go on a beach vacation in the summer? Have you seen the movie “Trainwreck”?