Thursday, September 20, 2012

Weekday Recap and EXCITING NEWS

MAN! This week has flown by!!

What I like most about when I go home to Durham on the weekends, is that I’m only in Wilmington Monday morning until Thursday afternoon. Breaking up the week in this way makes me feel like I have these long luxurious weekends….in which to do school work…but hey who cares!

My meals haven’t been terribly exciting this week. I have had great fitness days however. A successful five mile run on Monday on my new favorite trail in town:

with my new favorite gadget:

The Garmin Forerunner10 was one of my anniversary gifts from Parrish and I absolutely love it! It’s SUPER lightweight, easy to use, and you can set it to run/walk intervals or target paces. Plus, at only $129 as compared to the other Garmins, it’s an easier price to swallow.

Tuesday I went to yoga again at the Wilmington Yoga Center. There’s just something about this studio that I freakin’ love. Maybe because it’s where I first started practicing yoga or maybe it’s the instructors. Either way, Tuesdays class was just needed. All stretchy and flowy and with just the right amount of sweat!

Wednesday I hit the trail again. This run was much harder.

My anterior shin splint is acting up again. Surprise Surprise. It’s such a bummer. I’m going back on Glucosamine Chondroitin – hoping this helps. I’m not running back to back days. On the trail I run beside the pavement on the dirt as often as I can. I’m doing walk intervals. Sigh. I don’t know.

But I didn’t let it get me down (well I did and then my endorphins kicked in and I shook it off) I finished 2.5 miles with more power walking and squats. If I can’t run then I’m at least going to do some squats!

After each workout this week, I was able to have a real treat!

 

Blog/Instagram friend Lindsay Cotter makes these awesome recovery bites! Her husband is a pro-athlete and she’s a fitness guru as well, so she created Healthy Bites. Pictured above is the Lemon Coconut Whey Protein bite. It pretty much tastes just like cookie and it’s gluten free!

Amazing.

And even though the bites were amazing and I’m happy that I’ve accomplished fitness everyday this week so far, I am MOST proud of:

watching the first episode of Season 3 of Downton Abbey. NO NO NO.

That’s not it! (Although. Yes. It was amazing)

I’m most proud of THIS EXCITING NEWS:

applying for graduation yesterday!

Yes. They make you “apply” for graduation. It is total lame sauce, as is the “processing fee”. Just one more way to suck money out of you.

But hey! Who cares!! It’s starting to actually feel like it’s going to happen. For real. Like really. I’m going to graduate.

I nearly teared up as I signed the paper, and the registrar lady looked at me like I was crazy, but I didn’t care. This is ELEVEN YEARS coming!!! I couldn’t be more excited!