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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!

I feel like me again!

I was a little nervous heading into the gym last night, I didn’t want my knee to start hurting five minutes into my workout.  I made sure to stretch before even attempting to get on the elliptical.  My gym unfortunately doesn’t have foam rollers, so I made do with a medicine ball, and rolled it along my IT band to work out the tightness.  Man, I could really feel where it was tight along my thigh, but it felt good.   I did 45 minutes on the elliptical, and was bored out of my mind.  I just kept staring at the people on treadmills wishing I was one of them.  Next week hopefully.  I stretched out again after, and did some abs and called it a day.  No reason to push it on the first day back, plus I was hungry and couldn’t stop thinking about dinner.  [Happy to report that my knee is still feeling good this morning.]

Dinner was extremely random.  Since both my mom and I were away all weekend there is absolutely no food in our house, and I thought I was going to have to figure out what I could make with Gatorade, cheese, and yogurt…. gross.  Then I discovered a can of tuna in my pantry, and some lettuce, spinach, and veggies in the crisper, and decided on a tuna melt and salad.

Half a can of tuna, one slice of fat-free American cheese, and a small whole wheat wrap.  In the salad there are carrots, orange pepper, red pepper, and cucumber with light Italian dressing.

I’m really annoyed, I had this huge bag of lettuce and it started to turn brown after a few days.  I had to pick through it to find pieces that looked good, and throw the rest out.  Made me so sad.

When I make tuna, I add mayo, mustard, and relish, simple and delicious.  Then it was time for LOST!  [Cue ranting and raving about the show.]

That show, we have a love hate relationship.  As the final credits rolled, my only thought was “stupid LOST”.  I just want to know what the hell is going on already!  What is with the numbers, why was Kate’s name not on Jacob’s wall, why is everyone so scared of Flocke (fake Locke), Claire is evil now, are her and Sayid going to team up and be evil together, why in the parallel time flashes is no one on the island?!?!?! Blaaaaaaaaaaaah.  I have more questions now than I did before, and I swear if this show ends with me not knowing everything, 1) I will cry, 2) I will fly to LA and hold the writers captive until they give me answers.  Ok, not really, but I will be very angry.

Ok, well happy hump day everyone!