Tuesday, December 20

In case you haven't heard...

I posted this on my other blog,
the one I frequent far more than this one,
but figured just in case I'd post it here too,
you know, so we're all on the same page.


Phew, secrets finally out...to everyone I hope.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, October 18

Rules to being a red head, part 1

I hate to say it, but as a red head, there is one fashion rule that should always be followed.

Never, and I mean NEVER wear red, pink, or orange. And yes, that means your favorite red shirt, pink sweater, and orange shoes should never be worn, and definitely not together. But really, for the sake of looking a little bit fashionable, just don't do it, it looks bad, really really bad.

There is no arguing this fact. I cringe every time I see a red head in one of these colors, these colors just don't work for you. In fact, I kind of feel bad when red heads think they look good in it. You do not. Accept it and move on.

I get that it kind of stinks, there are some really cute red and pink things out there, but that's just the way it is. Life goes on, all the while you'll be looking a million times better thanks to this new found unasked for knowledge. And for that I say, you're welcome.

The only red I've ever owned was my car, and even then I questioned if, as a red head, that was an acceptable thing to do. I decided, it was.

Friday, October 7

Weekend Workout Series

I feel like I've stayed in vacation mode all week. My suitcase still isn't unpacked, my house is a little chaotic, and waking up in the morning has become increasingly more difficult than it already was. These things don't work well together.

Regardless, life still continues and workouts still must be done, although, I feel like I've somehow failed at both this week.

Here is a favorite workout for this weekend, and not because it's hard, but because unintentionally, this workout made me lose weight. What's not to love about that, right? It's all about interval training, and surprisingly enough, it makes your workout FLY by, even when with every second you're praying for it to be over.

Treadmill workout:
    Min.                 Speed: 
0-1:30                 6.5
1:30-2                    7
2-3:30                 6.5
3:30-4                 7.5
4-5:30                 6.5
5:30-6                    8
6-7:30                 6.5
7:30-8                 8.5
8-9:30                6.5
9:30-10                 9
10-11:30             6.5
11:30-12             9.5
12:13:30             6.5
13:30-14              10

Repeat 2-3 times. I've found this is the easiest way for me to get my four mile run in when I have to do it on the treadmill. Always switching it up makes for a quick workout, and the intervals make sure you get a good burn in. Want to run longer or shorter, just modify to fit your needs.

If you're not a runner, try this workout on the elliptical or bike, which ever machine is your favorite, I prefer the treadmill because I like to run...or at least that's what I tell myself so it gets done.
Maybe you'll like running more if you do it in a skirt? Have you seen Nike's running skirts? I spotted these at the outlet store a few weeks ago and I about died laughing when I saw them. But hey, if you need to feel pretty to run, I won't judge. Just remembering, it's ok to sweat! 

Friday, September 30

Thoughts on sharing a birthday

I put this on my other blog today, but I figured birthday's only come around once a year, so why not really shout it to the whole world that today's mine AND my hubby's birthday.

Whenever I tell people that John and I have the same birthday, people typically think it's cool for all of 2 seconds before they start feeling bad that we have to share our day. It's bizarre to me why people would feel bad about this. I mean, I guess I get it, but still, sharing your birthday with your husband is awesome, not terrible. It's like a double holiday for us, and we both get to feel "important" for 24 hours together. I kind of love it. And it's kind of awesome.

Our favorite thing to do is pretend we're being overly nice to each other by doing overly nice things for each other by saying, "ok, but only because it's your birthday." Yeah, we think we're kind of funny that way.

To make sharing our birthday's even better, we've actually contemplated having all of our children born on September 30th, too. We'll let you know how that goes...

Oh, and if you were looking for  a good workout this weekend, just go run a few miles (at least 3, ok?) for me outside, if you weather is anything like here, it's PERFECT fall running weather. That can be your birthday gift to me!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 29

Thursday Wish List

1, 2, 3, 4
I have a gift card to DSW that I have to use by tomorrow, otherwise, it's SOL. I never say no to getting a new pair of shoes, but the only problem is, I'm having a hard time finding a pair that I actually love. When have I not found a pair of shoes that I love? Right. When I can actually get a pair.

I've narrowed down my choices, although, I do have to say, I'm not totally crazy about any of these. Should I be? Help me pick a pair, will ya? Do you love any of these? Or, should I just go back to the drawing board? Did that just feel like we played 21 questions? No way, right?

Tuesday, September 27

Hump day

Shirt: Ross, Pants: Loft (similar), Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider, Scarf and Necklace: F21
I feel like today is my hump day, because we're headed out of town on Thursday, which can't come soon enough. The weather is finally nice here, but that doesn't mean I'm not excited to leave this state for a few days. But what am I talking about, I'm always excited to leave this state and go on vacation, especially when it means I'm going home. Which is kind of confusing since this is home now. But my my real home, you know, where I spent 20 years of life, that's really home, and I don't think any place else will ever come close.

Oh Utah, how I've missed you. And let me tell you, those are words that I don't speak very often, but I suppose being away from home for over a year forces them out of me, and surprisingly enough, I think I'm ok with that.

Monday, September 26

Weekend date

Saturday afternoon my hubby took me on a date to the state fair, where classy people watching and fried food are aplenty. I'm not sure if it's the food, or knowing that the finer people of the state will be out in full force that is more appealing about the fair, but either way, it's always a good time.

My heart was set on the ferris wheel, while hubby's was set on a fried twinkie. Being the mean wife I am, I merely mentioned he needed to take a good look around him before he decided he truly wanted to waste spend $6 on a heart attack. Thank goodness that was said after our ferris wheel ride. Apparently that comment was enough to crushed his fair dreams that day. And here I was thinking I was doing him a favor. Thank goodness there's always next year, right?

What did you do this weekend? Did anyone try running stadiums? I hope you're still sore if you did!

Someone asked me how long I usually run stadiums for? I'd say I typically spend between 30-40 minutes running a few sets from start to finish. The stairs I run are SUPER steep, so I only do two sets and it still takes me that long, but I think it's safe to say these stairs equate to double the length of a normal stadium. I hope that helps.