To do lists, (belated) photo dump and DOGS

Hello! I hope you guys enjoyed Bryan’s post!

If you know me, you know I like to make lists.  So, every day I try to make a little list of what I want to accomplish for that day.  Today’s list:


Item number 3 brings me here 😉

Anyway, this last week has been fairly uneventful.  We joined a kickball league and decided to practice before it started.  So on Saturday we did our thing.  Well, apparently kickball is no good for you if you’ve got a metal rod in your kicking ankle.  So, I have been left with a gimp ankle this whole week.  As such, my workouts looked like this:

Monday: 3 mile (turtle-paced) walk outside with dogs + husband

Tuesday: kick-ass spin class

Today: 25 minute elliptical + upper body/abs workout

Nothing to write home about, I know.

Here is a little photo dump for your viewing pleasure…

I’m running a 10k that benefits breast cancer on Monther’s Day and I got my bib in the mail (terrible picture, I know…pfft, husbands!).


On Saturday, Bryan & I went for a 4 mile run and then after, I rode my bike over to this cute vintage market to meet up with Leslie.




I REALLY liked that dresser but unfortunately, I am not currently in the market for one, sigh #firstworldproblems  On the bright side, champagne was involved!

Kickball with the Frenks on Sunday.



Post kickball



When I was in college, my dear friend (who was my roomie back then) got a Pug and named him Bruno.  WELL, the other day she sent me a picture of this cute little guy that I miss so much and he has a gray beard, just look!!!



I really can’t take his cuteness.  

THEN, the other day I was walking during lunch to meet up with my husband and look who I happened upon:

ImageThe one on the left is all like “excuse me, I am just drinking my water and waiting for the bus, nothing to see here!”

Ah, and just because, here’s a picture of my 3 main men chillaxin’



Hope you guys have a good rest of the week!

Any animal that simply makes you swoon?!?!?!



Chicago’s Perfect 10(k)

So I ran my first 10k!!! Woooo…sort of.  Let’s start from the beginning.

Pre-race, I made sure I laid out all my gear and had coffee ready.  This blend rocks!!


I got there about 30 minutes early so I could be sure I had enough time to check my gear.  The weather was PERFECT (about 55 degrees) so it got started off right.  Well, then they announced that the race was going to be 30 minutes late because of Chicago parking issues…Duh! Of COURSE there is going to be issues, this is Chicago, GET HERE EARLY!  Anyway, I digress…

As you can see below, there was a good amount of people running the race but apparently, a lot of them didn’t get the memo to line up in your pace corral.  This made it SO hard to pass people (and I’m SLOW)!!!


I started off ok and was feeling good, until my knee started to bother (around mile 2.5).  My knee hurt the whole time (I sprained it about 2 months ago and it hasn’t really been right since) so I spent most of the time thinking about that.  But I was not going to be deterred into stopping!  So, I did end up running the whole thing with a pace that is great for me (about 9:55) so all-in-all, it was a success.

I look soooo miserable happy!  (Side Note: My eyes LOOK closed but they are so small that believe it or not, they are actually open)


My knee has been bugging me since the race so I am going to take about 2-3 weeks off from running (waaah!) so that it can heal.  I bought this ice pack for $4.35…bam!


Even though I’m not running, I am still working out.  Today I did 5 sets of the following:

7 minutes on the elliptical (various levels)

10 push-ups

10 squats

10 jump squats

20 sit-ups.

It was a good one!!!