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Friday, Friday!

Hello and happy Friday to you all!  I’m so glad everyone liked yesterdays post, and it’s interesting to see how many of us feel the same way.  I would also like to quickly thank my sister for waking up at the crack of dawn to drive me to work this morning, thanks you’re the best!  I’m headed right to the train station after work, and didn’t want to have to pay to park there all weekend.  Tryin to budget, ya know!

Last night the sis and I hit up the gym for our workout, and both did about 3 miles.  I’ve decided that until I start my official training for my half, that one run a week I’m going to focus on speed.  Yesterdays run was that run.

  • 3 miles
  • 26:46
  • 8:55 pace

Keeping in mind that I walk for the first two minutes at 4.0 mph.  It’s definitely getting easier and feeling more natural to keep my pace below 9 minute miles, so hopefully by half marathon day 9:05 will feel great!

Dinner last night was another delicious Red Barren frozen pizza, I think I’m a pizza addict.

Then we sat around counting down until the season finale of Bethenny Getting Married.  Seriously, my favorite show of the summer.  Her and Jason are hilarious, and I love them and their baby is adorable.  I hope they do another season.

Ok, so only two Formspring questions this week to answer, both somewhat similar.

You sound like you were in a similar ex situation than me. He left me and is with, well has been with another girl a month after we broke up. It kills me to hear about “them” and how well they are doing. Any advise?

It always sucks to hear about someone who broke up with you dating someone new, and enjoying it.  The best advice I can offer is to remind yourself of all the things that bothered you about the person, all the bad times, and not just dwell on the good memories.  Also, you’re probably better off because as cliché as it is, break ups happen for a reason.  Oh and block them on facebook, no need to see shit popping up every day.

Do you miss your ex bf since you talked about getting married with him? Who brought the M word up first?

Honestly, I don’t miss him.  I felt so disrespected by him because of the way he broke up with me (asking me out to dinner and then breaking up with me in an Applebees parking lot after almost 2 years together) that it made me realize he never appreciated me or our relationship, which in turn made it easy to get over him.  I’m probably the one who brought it up first, and he wasn’t ready which was for the best because now I know I wasn’t really ready either and was just looking for someone to get me out of a town and a situation at home that I hated.

Alright, and that’s it for today!  I’m off to NYC at 3:30 today, and I have a water bottle of vodka packed and sitting in my suitcase under my desk.  Who wants to take bets on whether or not I start swigging out of it by lunchtime?

It’s my Birthday!

Well not officially until Sunday, but it is the start of my birthday weekend!  I just have 8.5 hours of work to get through, and then I’m headed to the beach to meet up with my friends who are mostly already there.  Jerks.  Anyway, I’m really not a fan of the whole office birthday celebration thing where they come over with a cake singing Happy Birthday, so I requested bagels instead of cake for mine.  I’m currently enjoying my egg bagel with cream cheese :).

This morning I was running around like a crazy person, because as always I waited until the last possible minute to pack.  I also could not find my straightening iron anywhere, and as a person with naturally curly hair in the middle of a July heat wave that is unfortunate.  I’m pretty sure I left it sitting on the counter in the bf’s house in VA.  Sad.  So I’m packed, but I only have a strapless bra, I forgot my waterproof camera, my vodka (the biggest tragedy), and I’m sure I have the most random outfits imaginable.  Oh and don’t forget the frizzy hair.

As well as bagels, my work girlfriends and I are going out to lunch today to celebrate also.  Hopefully the work day goes by very quickly!  Here’s my birthday balloon.

Last night I again dragged myself to the gym to run on the treadmill, I’m beginning to think I may never be able to run outside again :(.

  • 3.5 miles (3.3 without .2 warm-up)
  • 33:30 (30:30 walked first 3 minutes)
  • 9:34 pace (9:15 pace without warm-up)

That brings my total mileage for this week to 11 miles, I was definitely capable of running more, but I’m now scared to not follow the 10% increase per week rule, and I only did 9 last week.

Confession Time

I am terrified to push myself when running now.  While running is never easy, all three of my runs this week barely left me out of breath at the end.  I know I can run faster and further than I am, but I am scared to death of getting hurt again so I play it safe.  Pretty soon I’m going to have to step out of my comfort zone and really start half marry training, but how do I stop being afraid?  The last thing I want to happen is to again have to drop out of a race I’m signed up for.  Sigh, when will I trust my body again?

Weirdly, after my workout I never actually got hungry for dinner.  I wanted to drink some wine though, so I figured I should eat something.  A tuna melt was the only thing that sounded appetizing.

I added a little too much mayo and relish, woopsies, but it still tasted good.  Along with my sandwich I had three glasses of Malbec while I watched a Bethenny Getting Married marathon.  I have no idea how I have not watched this show before, I was laughing so hard I was almost crying.  She’s hilarious.

Alright everyone, have a great Friday and a fabulous weekend!  I’ll be back on Monday with my birthday weekend recap!