Happy Tuesday :).
I had a busy Saturday (complete with gym, car maintenance, grocery shopping, home shopping, and a trip to see the parents). For most of last week, I debated running in a local 10K that I did in 2010 and 2011 and finally decided against it. I love 10Ks, but with more and more races coming to the area, I can afford to be picky. Let’s just say duplicate t-shirts three years in a row and starting the pet walk as I was finishing last year didn’t help…
Sunday, on the other hand, was very restful. I ran 3 miles and went to Sam’s Club with Clay- that’s it. I can be lazy when I want to…
Apparently I *really* needed the rest because I ended up oversleeping Monday morning. Not sure what happened, but my alarm clock just didn’t go off! Maybe I turned it off in my sleep or something? I was over an hour late to work, but I ate lunch at my desk, stayed a little later, and made the time up. I’m glad I work at a company that understands because some places flip out if you’re late. As much as it messed up my daily routine and made me feel lazy, I’m chalking it up as my body’s way of telling me to slow down.
Clay had a crazy busy weekend with applying for programming jobs (if you’re in South Carolina and need a programmer, I know a great one!) and working at Rebel Pie Saturday night. Yep, that’s right- when we went out to eat last Saturday, he talked to the owner about working there and picked up a few hours Saturday night when Alan needed help. Let’s hope his search for a programming job goes this well.
I don’t have much else to say, so I’ll leave you with the ABC survey that’s been going around the blog world. Happy reading!
A is for age: I’m 26! I love it when people guess my age, because I get everything from 15 to 26. I look young in general, but it depends on what I’m wearing and where I am (I think I look younger with my hair back)
B is for breakfast today: I usually just do coffee, but on days when I have breakfast, it’s typically Greek yogurt. Except on race days or long run mornings, then it’s oatmeal.
C is for currently craving: Indian food… hoping one of my friends and I can go out for it this week.
D is for dinner tonight: Probably a veggie burger or something of the like. I bought some new portobello ones and am excited to try them.
E is for favorite type of exercise: Running, of course! Besides that… lifting weights. I also like CrossFit style workouts if I want to change it up.
F is for an irrational fear: I’m scared that if something ever happens to my job, I won’t be able to find another writing job. My first job out of college was very rough. I won’t go into details (obviously I wasn’t blogging here then), but I left emotionally beat up and it’s safe to say it will affect my working life for a long time. I was lucky to get my current job, but I’m apprehensive about ever leaving it due to the situations at my first job.
G is for gross food: Obviously, I’m not a fan of meat; however, the only foods that really grossed me out were the bloody meats that I checked out when I worked at the grocery store in high school and my first year of college. I became a vegetarian in college… maybe there’s a correlation…
H is for hometown: Williamsburg County, South Carolina. Yup, I’m from the sticks.
I is for something important: My amazing and supportive family and friends.
J is for current favorite jam: I like the pop-rap music on the radio (i.e., the clean rap) and I added a bunch of it to my running playlist. I also just downloaded The Hives, Tick Tick Boom. It’s a pretty good song.
K is for kids: Hopefully in a few years- I think 30 is a good age. I’d love to have a furry kid too- I have an entire board on Pinterest where I pin pictures of cute animals :). I also have a board dedicated to ideas for my future kids.
L is for current location: Florence, SC. Or, if you want to get specific, my dining room table.
M is for the most recent way you spent money: I spent about $6 on Apple Cinnamon Chobani and bananas at Walmart. 9 AM on Sunday morning is the ideal time to go to Walmart…
N is for something you need: A vacation, preferably a cruise in the sunny Caribbean waters.
O is for occupation:
Technical Writer Dorkumentation Extraordinaire.
P is for pet peeve: When people say they’re going to do something and don’t intend to follow through. I really hate it when I can’t count on someone.
Q is for a quote: Oh, I love quotes. Here’s one of my faves.
So many people want to do more and be more but they can never quite figure out how to get there.
You can be like them, if you want. But I’m guessing you want more. So be more. Work harder, work longer, work smarter, and figure out how to find that extra gear. It’s not going to be easy. So what. Easy got you second (or third or fifth or tenth) place.
You want more then you go get more. Find that gear.
R is for random fact about you: I always thought I was 5’0″, and I went to a new doctor two years ago who measured my height (for the first time since I was a kid), and they told me I was 4’11” and 3/4 of an inch. I still claim 5’0″…
S is for favorite healthy snack: Pretty much any kind of fruit, baby carrots with hummus, VitaTop muffins, Greek yogurt, egg whites mixed with spinach post-workout, peanut butter straight from the jar…
T is for favorite treat: Ice cream or frozen yogurt, but Sweet cupcakes are also ranking pretty high these days.
U is for something that makes you unique: Believe it or not, this was one of the harder questions to answer during this survey! But, one unique thing is that I coach cross country and track, but I never did those sports growing up. In fact, I was never on a sports team at all until after college, where I was on the company softball team for one season. I mostly took score but occasionally took walks… team sports just aren’t for me.
V is for favorite vegetable: Most all vegetables, but not a big mushroom fan.
W is for today’s workout: I haven’t worked out yet today, but yesterday’s was a 3.1 mile run with some post-run pull ups, tricep dips, and a few other strength machines at the gym.
X is for X-rays you’ve had: Teeth, chest, sinuses (pretty glad I outgrew my respiratory issues from when I was a kid).
Y is for yesterday’s highlight: I had a really amazing cappuccino on my way to work (yeah, there aren’t many highlights when you’re grown…)
Z is for your time zone: This is an interesting question I’ve never seen before, but Eastern!
Q1.) Do you set multiple alarms to avoid oversleeping? I did this (Tuesday) morning! It worked too- I was at work by 7 AM.
Q2.) Answer any of the questions above 🙂