If life wasn't crazy enough with working on our home, Ryan and I getting used to living together after having opposite schedules, trying to figure out my place in the photography world, enjoying our adorable lil' nephews Evan, Forrest, and Levi plus Vivian, our adorable niece... Ryan and I also have a puppy or at least is the size of one, Jack, who is a Jack Russell mix! How fun and YES, and a little crazy, but we wouldn't have it any other way!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

5Ks in 2011

I signed up for my first 5k of the year! Well, really Ryan signed me up so I’m hoping I’m really not running the 10k. GMB sponsors the Eagles 10/5k Run -Walk in Hudsonville and with being a spouse of an employee I got free registration! My only concern at the moment is temperature. It’s at 9 a.m. Saturday March 26. From the pictures of the past 2 races… it’s been cold! Might have to invest in some cold weather running gear!

I’m currently up to 2 miles 3 days a week. But I have a feeling I should bump that up to 4 or 5 days a week to get my body ready. Hopefully the snow will go away in the beginning of March so I feel more comfortable running outside to get my system used to it.

Not only that… Megan is going to be my running buddy for the Fifth-Third River Bank Run 5k! :)

Looks like quite a bit of running in my future!

Friday, January 7, 2011


Making sure I'm starting the New Year out on the right foot, I attended my first strictly spin class! It was almost as good as my first day of F.A.S.T... struggling to walk, wanting to puke... feeling like I just got an awesome WORKOUT! I did at times think, "man I'd like to be at work over this", but in the end it was amazing!

The class had a lot of people... or what I think is a lot of people for 9:30 a.m. on a Friday! One man with 13 women, his lucky day! Most seemed to be stay-at-home moms from their conversations, a few others sounded to have weird schedules like me! A variety of ages , all very polite and friendly when I asked a few questions.

The lights were off... the music was jammin'... and the hills were long and steep! That definitely makes for a great spin class!

What a great way to start a Friday! :D

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Is it Thursday yet!?!

It is only Wednesday and it feels like it should be Thursday!

Few things I've learned this week...

*I am not a morning person... so running at 6:30 a.m. is not going to happen except for this past Monday

*Nail polish has helped me to NOT bite my nails for a week... its a gross habit that I'm hopefully stopping... just have to invest in more nail polish

*That I need to let go of control in some aspects of my life... I've been putting my nose to the grindstone at work trying to make this year better than the last but have been lacking at home... I need more equality across the board with work, home, and fun! I'm wearing myself down and making it not very pleasant to be around  :(

*Since September 11... I've gained 12 lbs!!! YIPES! My new bathing suit came today... lets hope we can fit that extra 12 lbs in to it! :-/

Looking forward to catching up on some stuff around the house and getting ready for Jilly's baby shower!

Thursday, you need to be here!

Monday, January 3, 2011

First Day Back in to the Swing of Things

What a start to the weekly routine!

I shocked myself and was able to get up at 6:30 a.m. without feeling tired! :) Jack and I went for his usual walk than I hooped on the treadmill! Two miles later and I'm ready to get ready for work! Worked my 10 hours plus... and still going strong!

Hopefully I can say the same come Thursday!