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{May 25, 2010}   Junkie

I am normally a semi healthy eater. I can’t eat alot of bad foods due to my digestive system so I tend to stay away from fried and fatty foods. My weakness of course would be sweets. I’m not really on a diet I am just aware of what I eat and try not to over do bad foods. Well today I just threw that out of the water and it’s not even dinner yet. Our office is fundraising money for the Army Relief Campaign and they were having a food sale w/ chicfila chicken biscuts and baked goods. So I had to have one, along w/ two cookies for breakfast. and then I unfortunately did not bring lunch and now have had a red velvet cake for lunch- I will now try to avoid the leftover cheesecake that my husband made that is in the fridge!!!!! Good thing I made it to the gym and ran at lunch! 3 miles in 27:40 but what was even better was that the first two were in 17:20! I was booking it.

In shopping updates I have not gone to a store- but was reminded that it’s  Memorial Day Week- and there are SALES! 😦 This will not be easy. I did get a dress that I bought last week in the mail.. so it kinda felt like I bought something 😉  ” I am Stephanie and I am a shopahaulic”



I have a shopping problem. I am good about getting things on sale, but I don’t think I could go awhole week without buying some form of clothes/shoes/purse/or jewelry. I need to work on that! I am trying to pay off my loans and could probably have done so by now. So my goal is to not buy anything for the next TWO WEEKS! Maybe I should only give myself a week goal…..  See below recent sale/splurge purchase from Anthropologie:

In running news I finally got around to running more than 2 miles on the treadmill and did 4 on the greenway yesterday. I really needed to do 8 but it was just so hot and my husband came with me and he was done. My first 3 miles were great times though, 8:30, 8:50 and 9:25!  I am definately getting my speed up a bit. I will try to run 6ish tonight when it cools down.

So the cotton row is next week and I am not getting to run it 😦 My husband had signed up months ago and since we don’t really have anyone to watch Jaylin at 6:30am on memorial day I decided that me and Jaylin would volunteer to pass out food or water or something. Give back some. Should be fun except I will feel alittle sad when all my friends go running by.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


{May 18, 2010}   From Sea to Shining Sea

Sorry Guys! I haven’t been posting lately. Mother’s Day, Weddings, and the like have been keeping me busy. So busy in fact that I haven’t been getting any long runs in! 😦 boo. My Navy Nautical 10 miler is in 3 weeks so I need to step it up. I did 4 miles on the treadmill yesterday but did intervals and inclines and was SLOW. Jaylin will be going out of town w/ my parents this week so hopefully I will get more chances to get out there and RUN.

So I have a new goal. I want to run a 1/2 marathon in every state! I think it would be so cool to have metals from each state. So far I only have 2 from TN, and 1 in FL (I don’t even have my own state yet). I think if I can do 3 a year I would be done by the time I’m 40- which would be cool.  I’m thinking one plane trip a year and two drives, but eventually I would have to fly more.  I’m putting together a list of the ones I want to do in the states- help me out. What is your favorite races that you have run so far and when/where is it??? Also if I’m coming to your area you better run with me!!!

This year I’m thinking either the Dayton, OH Airforce Half Sept 18, or same day the Citizen-Times in Ashville, NC.

and then probably the Huntsville 1/2 in Nov. Gotta get Al.  After that who knows- mardi gras, LA  in Feb? or Little Rock, AK in March (Largest Metals)….

Anyways, thats that! Jaylin’s Dance recital is tonight so I will have to post pictures of my cutie pie.


{May 4, 2010}   Slacker!

Sorry guys, been slacking at my blog. This weekend I went to the Crawfish Boil in Birmingham, AL. It was lots of fun. Now I am not a huge fan of crawfish, I tend to like my food to not resemble the animal that it came from but I did try one and it wasn’t bad.. similar to shrimp. but there is no way in hell that I would have “sucked their heads” as I learned it may be common to do in the deep south.. sorry not that southern!!

The festival was 2 days and friday night’s line up was Fuel, Seether, Theory of a Deadman, Akon, and Alice in Chains.   My fav of the night was Seether, theory sucked, and Akon put on a good show.

Sat night was Train and Goo Goo Dolls! They both were awesome and I enjoyed it!!!

I will def go back next year if the line up is as good as it was!

So since I have been out of town and due to rain I ran 6 miles on the treadmill yesterday. I did it  in 57.25 which was decent for the treadmill. 4 more weeks till the 11.5 mile Navy race in TN. Can’t wait!


{April 28, 2010}   Polka Dot Bikini

OK so this is a lessons learned post and passing on knowledge so it doesn’t happen to ya’ll .. Might have TMI in it but I don’t want it happening to you!

Laser Hair removal rocks- I was on my 9th treatment. Now the lighter the skin you have the better it works- and I’m a sucker for the sun and tanning so I tried hard in the beginning to stay light but it just didn’t work. So they can use a lower power lazer for darker skin. Well I had been to Orlando for a week so I rescheduled my treatment for a week out because it is not good to have been in the sun before or after a treatment. Well brilliant me forgot I had gone to the tanning bed the day before my treatment! If I would have told her that this could have all been avoided. Now I have a million crop circle burns across the top of my area. First it just burned like crap and I put alot of lotion stuff on it and now some are healing and some are  peeling!!! So I will have circles either way.. NICE. Maybe I can use fake tanner or lighten the rest or something.  So lesson always tell them if you have been in the sun- I would have much rather they used the lesser laser than have this happen to me! 😦 😦 😦


I am so going to an awesome line up of concerts this week at the Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil in Birmingham, Al ! Fuel, Train, Goo Goo Dolls, Seether, Alice in Chains, Theory of a Deadman, and some others. Now all  I need is a babysitter 😦 I’m going no matter what though!


On a running note I kicked “trail” this weekend.. hehe  On friday my friend Christie and I ran the trail at work. We did 7 miles. It was alright. I started out too quick 8:45 and so after about 2.5 miles my right shoulder was cramping like it got air in it. So I slowed down a bit- I also wasn’t carrying water and it was warm out. So at the turn around 3.5miles I stopped for a bit to listen to a song Christie wanted me to hear and get the cramp out.  The way back I picked up the pace at a mile to go- that is until Christie pointed out a large snake curled up in the tree beside us! I HATE snakes!!! Stemming from the time I was sitting a few feet from a rattler I don’t care if they are poisonous or not.  Anyways we finished the 7 in 1hour and 10min. Not counting the break at 3.5 and a water fountain stop.

On Sun I went for a 4mile run on the greenway and was feeling great! 

I got some great split times too! Mile 1-8:55 , 2- 17.55, 3- 27.15, 4 – 36:18.

Probably was my fastest 4miler to date!

So that was my weekend- relaxed and read some books. Went with two of my friends and their kids to Panoply (an Arts festival) Kinda got there too late to do much but watched LAME fireworks. Even the kids didn’t like them- that’s bad.


{April 20, 2010}   Running Recap

Yesterday afternoon I went for a run on the Greenway. 4 miles.

Mile 1- Under 9 min

Mile 2- 17min and some odd sec (for both miles not one)

Mile 3- screwed up the phone and it didn’t time it 😦

Mile 4 – 9:15. Restarted timer- so my guess is under 37 min for the 4 miles. YAY total PR!

It made me happy to know I am getting faster- hated always being the slowest. Of course I am the shortest too though 🙂 Can’t wait for the next 5k to see what I can get on a race day.


{April 18, 2010}   Spring Cleaning

I am no Domestic Goddess- I proved it yet again this morning trying to iron a shirt before church. I don’t even know how I did it but I burned my hand. Someone pointed out that it looked like a heart- I thought that was cool. So I took a picture. 🙂 Do you see it??

Anyways its about that time to swap all my clothes and shoes from winter to summer. I had practically made a disaster getting clothes to go to Disney so it was due time to clean the mess up and swap everything out. No small task but I put my cleaning music on(have to have that) and I owned it 😉

Song playing now: Missing you by BlackEyed Peas (Love the new album to clean/run to!)

I’m posting before and after pics.. though I probably shouldn’t air out my “dirty laundry” lol. corny I know.

You don’t even want to see the floor with the shoes…..

Ok Drumroll…. after:

Organized by color.

Found some interesting things- Got a whole bag for giveaway. Have one item that I need some help on. I got this belt YEARS ago in Gatlinburg- should I keep it?? 🙂 I’d hate to get rid of it though I never wear it (heck I never even wear a seat belt anyways) but it’s cute- Maybe Jaylin would want it someday.

So that was my day… I am going to take Jaylin to play tennis and then get a short run in with my friend and then its Monday again…  See ya!


{April 18, 2010}   two four six eight!

So I finally got out there and did a long run this week. Yesterday after work I got a 4 miler in on the treadmill in 37:45 and then work up this morning and went running around 7:30am! Shocker – but I was up so figured what the heck. Drove to my local Greenway Trail which is 2 miles out and back. Started out at a decent pace 9:10 , finished the 4 miles in 37:40 and then took a min or two break to go to the car for some water and more gum and then started back out for the next 4 miles. I was alittle slower at around 10min miles and by mile 7 my hip was hurting some. I finished that 4 in 40:50. So over all not too bad.

After a shower and some resting(setting up my awesome new Ipod I won from Kayte’s Giveaway) I cleaned out my whole car. It looks beautiful except the outside 😦 gotten some quotes to fix it but haven’t heard from the other insurance people yet. Funny thing was I was at target shopping and when I got home I noticed that someone had put bandaid magnets on my car. Boo Boo Magnets. I thought it was a cute marketing technique but there is no way a magnet is going to cover that damage!

So final thing of the day is me trying to cook dinner. FAIL as always. I just am not cut out to be in the kitchen. I was trying to cut squash to go with my frozen lobster raviolies that I picked up at target and cut my finger. 😦 boo. That will be my last try for awhile..

I’m heading back to my book and glass of wine for the remainder of the night. Adios


{April 16, 2010}   Bee Happy

It’s Friday! Though I have no interesting plans for the weekend… I am going to try to run 8 tomorrow I think even though I haven’t run all week hardly! Slacker I know. I am trying to talk myself into going to the gym at lunch since I haven’t done anything in two days. I’ll let you know how that goes.

Next weekend is the Country Music Marathon and I am bummed that I am not going. That was my first 1/2 two years ago and it would be cool to do it three years in a row. My original thinking was replacing it with the Princess one(which was Amazing!) but now I still want to do it. A friend of mine might skip out on it. How much luck has anyone had picking up someone else’s packet?? I don’t know if I would be ready to run it, unless I could push out a good 10 this weekend.  So we’ll see- 1. if she doesn’t do it, and 2. if I could get her packet, or 3. I just sign up last min and go with her.

Something  I am excited about the new Stookie Stackhouse book coming out in May. I never thought I would like Vampire stuff- like it took forever for my friends to convince me to read the Twilight series. Of course I loved them and my friend suggested the Stookie Stackhouse ones which are the basis for the HBO series True Blood. Now they are nothing like Twilight’s inncoence of highschool days. I actually have only watched one of the shows and I hear it doesn’t exactly follow the books but I liked the books- just beware if your looking for wholesome Twilight type novels… not the same.

  What I am listening to now: Pandora Incubus Station. “Morning View”

So (yes Katye I know I start too many paragraphs with so!) what are some things/questions you would like to know about me?? Leave a comment and I will answer them in future posts.

Well the gym lost out. Off in a few min to eat Indian food for lunch. YUM. Maybe I can sneak off to the gym before I leave.

Have a great weekend everyone!! Check out Courtney’s Blog and Grace’s for recent giveaways!


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