is always the answer to relieving my stress & anxiety. I always feel so much better about myself and about life afterward. There is no drug that can provide this same feeling. 

I did 5k tonight. I think I want to do the 10k Go STL (Halloween) race in October. I have some work to do in order to pull that off, but I love having goals so yay. 

Two years ago I ran the October half-marathon. I’d love to do it again, but I just don’t think my knee can handle it. 

friday five: may day edition

  • Happy May!
  • Better yet: happy Friday!!
  • I’ve been more active this week. I went on two longish walks. I’m going to restart 30 Day Shred tonight, I think. That’s the plan anyway. Hopefully my joints will cooperate. 
  • Dave and I were playing around with that how old do I look app/site thingy this morning, and it most consistently said I look 26. Fuck yes.
  • I’ve seen a lot of posts here lately that remind me why I turned the anon messaging feature off. People are fucking dick bags. 


Workout log:

Fri 7/25 — 30 Day Shred (Level 1)
Sat 7/26 — rest day
Sun 7/27 — 30 Day Shred (Level 2)
Mon 7/28 — JM Banish Fat Boost Metabolism
Tues 7/29 — Ran 3 miles/walked 1 mile
Wed 7/30 — 30 Day Shred (Level 1)
Thurs 7/31 — JM Yoga Meltdown
Fri 8/1 — rest day
Sat 8/2 — rest day
Sun 8/3 — 5 mile run (10:10/mile pace)
Mon 8/4 — 30 Day Shred (Level 1)

**Friday 8/1 wasn’t supposed to be a rest day, but that was a bad day, so oh well.   There was also too much drinking this weekend, but it was worth it. I had the best time.

Overall, I think I’m doing quite well. I have all kinds of workouts planned for this week. I’m going to step it up a notch. I’m going to try Shred (Level 3) for the first time. Yikes.

she will have her way

  1. The weather was beautiful today. I went for a four mile run/walk in the park. I want it to stay this way forever.
  2. The Parenthood marathon is ongoing. I’m almost done with season 1. Oh the tears. 
  3. I took a break from Netflix to go visit with Danielle. We watched Insidious 2. It was creepy.  Watching horror with her is hilarious. She hides under the blankets and whimpers. I don’t know why she tortures herself in this way.
  4. I’m working on a budget. I hate it, but it’s necessary.
  5. I’m also figuring out an exercise schedule. 
  6. I’m not sure how I feel about TWD finale. I thought the last line was totally lame. 
  7. I have one day of vacation left. I’ve really enjoyed my time off. I needed this break.


  • My trainer kicked my ass yesterday.  I had a guy come up to me afterward to tell me he had been watching, and was impressed that I made it through, since he didn’t think he could have. He was in really good shape, so that was a nice compliment. In case you were wondering, jumping rope is super hard.  I used to do it all the time as a kid. Now…it’s not pretty.  Holy fuck. 
  • Tomorrow is chemo #3. I’m dreading it.
  • I had my third fill today.  Everything is looking really good, and even though I’m sore right now, I like the results. The nurse said I will likely have my exchange surgery in May.  I’m way excited.
  • I had a good day yesterday, and an even better night.  I got to hang out with my awesome boyfriend.  We had dinner, and then watched The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.  That show is really funny.
  • I want season 2 of The Most Popular Girls in School to start.
  • The new Tegan & Sara album is pretty good. It’s no So Jealous, but what is?  I’m excited for the concert in March.  I’ve been listening to them a lot lately, and rediscovering old songs.  I love that.  I cannot listen to So Jealous without being reminded of studying for the bar exam.  I listened to it on repeat when I drove to Jefferson City to sit for the exam. It’s weird to think that was over six years ago.
  • My range of motion is almost back to what it was pre-surgery.  This makes me very happy.  I still have a difficult time opening jars and bottles, but I’m pleased with my overall progress.
  • Why are cherry sours so good?  I cannot buy more of these. They are addicting.
  • I’m planning to spend the weekend in my comfy bed, watching movies, and eating all the things (because steroids are evil).  I have a crap ton of horror movies in my Netflix instant queue, so I guess I will start there.
  • I AM SO TIRED. I need to start going to bed earlier.
  • This post is boring. Peace out.