Friday, February 26, 2010

Relaxing Before My First 5K

No crazy drinking binges, no partying with friends - that's right...tonight I'm staying in & relaxing.  Totally un 20 somethingesque huh?

Well there's a good reason for my laziness!  Tomorrow morning I am participating in my first ever 5K sponsored by a local orthopedic doctor's office. This run is not for a charity, but it's being held to increase awareness of becoming a more physically active community.  I have convinced 2 of my besties to run with me and although we don't think we will be able to run the entire way, we're going to give it our best shot! 

Today after picking my up registration packet, I drove the route that we will be walking/running.  It didn't look too bad minus the three hills that I saw. 

Wish me luck, pray that I don't puke everywhere or get some insane leg cramps.  This isn't my first time running nor my first time running 3.1 miles - I run quite a bit on my own, but this is my first organized race.  I hope this is the start of something great, I hope that tomorrow I meet more amazing people who are interested in participating in other charity races!

So here's to a night of relaxing & mentally preparing for tomorrow's insanity!

X's & O's!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Home Renovations

Some of yall follow me on Twitter & know that I've been talking a lot lately about doing some work on my house. 

I'm planning on putting down engineered hardwood flooring in my living room and tile in my kitchen and bathroom.  A lot of people ask why I'm going with engineered hardwood floors & not real hardwood and here's the uncomplicated short answer.  My condo is built on a concrete slab, in order to put down real hardwood floors on a concrete slab my contractor would have to build a wood sub floor which would inevitably increase the height of the flooring and cause problems with opening my front door.  So the next best choice is engineered hardwood flooring. 

I went to Lumber Liquidators yesterday & found exactly what I wanted!! Here's a picture of the flooring that I plan to buy!  Sadly it out of stock until mid March, but that's alright!! I can get my kitchen & bath done in the mean time!

Warm Cognac Curupay:

As I mentioned above, I will be putting tile kitchen & bath.  Here are the two tiles that I've been debating about from my favorite (sarcasm) home improvement store Lowe's.  **If I've never said this before, I hate Lowe's - long story.**

Which do you like better???



So far my friends & family like option A, but let me know what yall think!!  Alright gotta run now - going shopping with my mom in a bit to buy some new outfits for work! It's official - 11 more days till I start the new job!  Stay tuned for pictures of my new outfits!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Getting Back On Track

I joined a gym at the beginning of ask me how many times I've gone to the gym.  Maybe like 5...which is not very many.  I feel like I'm wasting my money, but I need some motivation to get up & go.  As if my increasing pants size isn't motivation enough LOL.

I used to run nearly every day, 3-4 miles a day on the treadmill - that was back when I was traveling.  I've been home since mid-Jan, but will be back on the road starting March 8th & that means back to running!  In the mean time though, I need to take full advantage of my freakin gym membership!  I had planned to run in a 5K next weekend & I think I might still do it!  I want one of my friends to do it with me, but I can tell she's iffy about signing up!  5K is only 3 miles - I can do that in about 35 minutes, so can she, she just needs a little push lol!

So here's to getting back on track....I'm going to hit the gym every morning next week, count my calories & continue my journey to being a healthier me.

Here are my "stats" at the moment:
Age: 26 (soon to be 27 sniff sniff)
Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Current weight: 159.5
Goal  weight: 150

I realize I only need to lose about 10 pounds, but 10 pounds is hard to lose - I swear!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Snowpocalypse in GA & My Lovely Blog Award

First I'll tell you about all the wonderful weather that hit GA today - we got SNOOOOOOOOOOOOOW! LOL Now - as many of you know, I travel a lot, I see snow all the time, BUT it's rare that I see snow in my hometown.  It's rare that we see snow in South GA at all, but we got loads of snow today!! So here are some of the snowpocalypse pictures!

Here I am driving to get some gas so I can take my BFF a ice scraper for her car! She had to work & doesn't get off till 9 something, so I thought it would be nice to deliver an ice scraper to her!

Driving to Papa John's to pick up our dinner for the night - who woulda thunk that Papa John's would stop delivering due to snow?!  

This is what our house looked like after about an hour or so of snow!  Isn't it lovely?  I wish I could have taken a picture of the people in the field across the street that were pulling kids on sleds with their 4 wheelers!
Alright - enough with the snowpocalypse pictures & on to my blog award!!

I have received the Sunshine Award from love Ms. Michelle over at Desultory Diversions!  I love her! YOU should follow her blog & follow her on Twitter!! Michelle I hope you don't mind my pimping you out! ;)


I have to play along with the award game so here are the rules & my fellow nominees you better follow the rules too!!
1. Put the award on your blog (on the sidebar or in one of your posts)
2. Pass it on to 6 fellow bloggers and let them konw they have received it
3. Share the love & provide a link back to the person from whom you've received it
4. Bask in the warm sunshine of your new found fame (I usually bask in my own sunshine cause I'm just hot like that, but I like blog awards too lol)

Now!! On to my 6 fellow bloggers!!

Now - I'm off to let everyone know about their award!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Yeah!! That's right! I got the job with my "dream" company!  I finally scored it, it's been a long time coming guys!

If there was one thing that made me want to leave my last employer it was because as much faith as I had in the people that I worked with, financially the company is going south...quick, fast & in a hurry.  I really did love my last job, I loved traveling, I loved the people.  I didn't love the reduction in pay, the fact that promises were made all the time, but then there were excuses as to why those promises couldn't be fulfilled.  (Yes I know that happens at EVERY employer, but on a daily basis it shouldn't)  I also knew that part of what I was participating in wasn't totally ethical & that was wearing away at me. 

So now here it is 2010 a new year, a new me, a new job, new people, new motivation, new travel!  Because this is a much larger company than the company I previously worked for, I think it will be hard for me to gain global recognition like I had at my last job.  Across the globe everyone knew me, knew my work & had 100% faith in my abilities.  I traveled to many of our offices and worked with a lot of cross functional/global teams, so my name was out there.  I know that won't be the case with this new organization, BUT I feel that I will make a great contribution and name for myself in my assigned industry within the firm! 

I'm excited!! I find out this week about my potential first assignment - how freakin awesome! :)