Friday, May 23, 2014

Camping Funnies

In honor of the awesome camping trip this holiday, here are some funny camping pics

No judgement here, i have an air-mattress..

Not even sure this one is real!


and because it made me giggle!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Run run run

I have been running...or jogging i guess.

I started out 2-3 times a week, 2 mins run 1 min walk.
As i increased i hung out at 5mins run 1 min walk for 3-4 weeks.

My leg is doing really well. which makes me HAPPY.
I started running through the entire first mile then doing, 6 mins run 1 min walk after that.
So far its been good, hard, but good. (twss)

But recently spring left and summer came in FULL FORCE.
88 degrees and 1,000% humidity full force.
Here is my sweaty face, runners glow (read: red faced), and hot mess train. 
I am not Hawt in this pic, im just hot!

Thankfully my neighborhood is very shaded, but in those not so shaded spots, yikes!
between the sun beating down on me and the hot pavement killing me i was a mess!

But the real point is, i finally felt like me.
like the hardest part was over.
like i could actually enter a race again.
like i wouldnt be held back anymore.
like my anger could finally go away
like everything was fixable.

running solves everything, for me.
free therapy, man.

Also this happened this week.

This was my pace when i trained for a 10K over a year ago.
Granted my other 2 miles were more like 10:50 and 10:40, but still.
This is pretty big for me.

Now someone else who uses the Nike app, tell me if i can view other features about my run.
I cant figure out how this app works :)

Tomorrow i plan on running in the morning at home, half day at work, then FINALLY CAMPING!
I love camping! I will try to get better pictures this year!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Pink Room Makeover

The Pink Room.
Whats crazy is when we first looked at this house the room was WAAAAY more pink.
I know, how is that possible???

SOOOO PINK! I already had the outlets and lights out at this point and T-Dubs had taped for me.

WHO PAINTS A CEILING PINK!!?!?!? same color as the walls

And this lovely air exchanging grate over the door? I mean really! found out when i sanded it and painted it that it had been painted several times so they were prolly just trying to make the best of a bad situation. oh and i couldnt find one the same size at the store...of course. i just rustoleumed the old grate.

I went through 3+ gallons of primer in this room, and the next room i do, I will go ahead and buy a 5 gallon bucket.
This is the 3rd coat on the left and the 4th coat going on the right. Since we ended up with a dark color, i probably could have gotten away with 3 coats, but i was so focused on getting rid of all the PINK!

Soooo much primer...

I didn't like how our overall light grey (that will go everywhere) turned out in the first room SEE HERE 
So i started testing all kinds of colors.

After a week of those sheninagans, I just said screw it and painted it the same grey we had already picked out! 
The grey on the bottom looks blue in my photos but its really a very dark grey color.

And for the best part! Comparison Photos. i apologize if they arent at the same angle.

Who paints grates and phone jacks?? Jeesh!
The ceiling was just primed white, and i was on board with that. I had to rustoleum the air duct too...paint just randomly pink on parts of it. fun times.

I actually really like the grey in here.
So now im ok with my BM Cement Gray (top half) and i think it might be the light blubs in that other room.
AHHHHH a finished product. Took me 4 weekends Plus a weekend of 7 or so grey testers.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Whats Going on Lately

Man, i'm lucky if i post one thing a week anymore. Jeesh!

I blame the good weather! Everyone is out and breathing it all in. Long winter be gone. Hot summer is COMING!

We woke up to a house at 80 this morning on our way to the gym, im a 65-68 person, in my home and outside, i do not live far enough north! Today i think the pilot light will finally be put out, and the a/c turned on!

Busy Busy. I painted another room in April. Hoping to have that post up soon.
And for May i thought why not do another bathroom.

Maybe ill get it done by November, since we have family staying with us for Christmas.
Yes, I have my Christmas plans made.
I love Christmas, and listened to some music this week too.
Hate me.
Don't Care.

So our shower 'stall' came out in our down stairs bathroom.
I have to say i think retro fitting anything in a house always seems impossible *sigh*
Goals/Next Steps
1) draw to scale with measurements of all drains in bathroom
2) talk to 'the person' at home depot and menards about if we can order a shower stall to fit.

I've been doing a little running....or jogging. I got some training material from PT last year and instead of increasing each run, im doing each time for a week (3 runs). I have been stuck on 5 mins run 1 min walk for the last two weeks.
Its been rough. Its been getting warmer (not complaining). Its been hard.
I am out of shape.

So here is how it has gone lately, gym for lifting on Tues, Thursday, Friday. No classes right now for some mental reason i can't make myself do it. And then i run from work around my old neighborhood on M, W, F. And sometimes run on Saturday just for fun.

I will say this, running makes me happy. Even if it goes bad.
I feel like T-Dubs and I have a better handle on food since we moved into our house (last JUNE!).
I am glad that my injury is not flaring. Its sore but thats to be expected.
I am looking forward to my run on Friday.
And maybe a morning jog Saturday to just start my day right.

Some other things that have happened: surprise date night with drinks, food, and business time. T-Dubs bought me some earrings just because. Fell off the church bandwagon but we are back at it. Helped friends move. And starting binge watching on House, thank you Netflix.