Just to let you know- this blog is no longer active. I'll be keeping up my 101 in 1001 list until its completion, but will not be writing new posts. You can read the post below if you want the long version. Thanks for the journey to all my friends in the blogosphere!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Brain Dump List

1. I'm running again! I was really nervous after that walk/run failure with my husband Monday, but I think it was mainly the heat. I ran 3 miles yesterday evening and 3 this morning. Don't ask me about my times.

2. Once again, I'm starting the 30 Day Shred.

I'm still fast-forwarding through the cardio on days that I run. Cheating? Maybe. The only way I'm going to get through the 30 Day Shred. Probably. It's not that the cardio is hard, it's just boring and it's kind of a bribe to myself to make me do the strength and abs if I know I don't have to take time for the jumping jacks and all that.

3. I'm teaching swim lessons again this summer and decided it was FINALLY time for a new racing/teaching suit. My two suits from college are getting to that see-through phase and that's just not the look I'm going for. I took a risk and went with the TYR grab bag!

It was the best deal I could find on TYR or Speedo, but the color/print will be a surprise! I'm really excited about getting the package, but I could end up embarrassed if it's hideous.

4. I've been having some weird catches, cracks, and minor occasional pain in my left knee. It's strange because this started last week and is completely unrelated to running or working out because I've been a sloth until yesterday. No problems while running though so hopefully it will work its way out. Anybody else have this?

5. My summer reading has commenced and I plan on posting what I've been reading lately soon, but I need ideas from y'all on what to read next! I've been on a non-fiction kick lately but need some novels to work on too.

6. I'm in love with my new camera! My husband and dad are both great photographers and have been giving me tips.

I documented our entire-Outer-Banks-in-two-days-trip.

And my cat and my in-law's new puppy have been my subjects many times.

As much as I love my cat, I hate to say that she's not very photogenic. The puppy receives a much greater response on facebook when I post pictures. : )

7. It's time to plan out my summer! For the past month, I've been asked dozens of times, "You finished grad school and you'll be on summer break from work- what will you do?" And honestly, I've been so busy the past few weeks that I've only been able to think from one day and one week to the next that I haven't been able to formulate a response. Now that's it's here, I want to set some goals for the summer. I'll keep you updated!


  1. Love the pix. Congrats on the new camara. I gotta agree, the pup is a cutie pie.
    Be sure to post pix of the new suit when you get it!!!

    Happy Summer!

  2. Cute pictures! And happy for you to be running again! Hoping I can join the bandwagon next week (say some prayers!)

    As for books, what kind of fiction do you like best? I read a lot of historical and christian fiction, so know some fantastic books in those genres. But as a general recommendation, Life of Pi by Yann Martel is a good one. :)

  3. PUPPY!!!!!!! So cute.

    I hope your grab bag bathing suit is awesome!

  4. 1. See-through swim wear + working with children = you will end up on Nancy Grace.

    2. I have gifted Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close to everyone this year. The Hunger Games trilogy was fun and quick (and by fun I mean it's about small children killing each other in a televised game. Who writes this stuff? Love it)

    3. What sort of camera do you have?

  5. i totally want to do the tyr grabbag !!!

  6. Ahhhh puppy!! I love lil' boston terriers (yes, I am so biased). What a cute expressive little face!