OOTW

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It’s pouring outside and the sound is glorious.

I spent most of my morning waiting in line for a chance to win $100 at ULTA to only win $5, but it’s okay because Elliah went with me and she got to pick something out.  I’m sure the texturizing cream she got will work wonders on her hair  =P

There’s so much to say and no way to say it, so here’s a bunch of pictures of my outfits from this school year.  Riveting stuff, right?  Have a great Sunday, people!

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Dreams. Fridays. Outfits.

When a dream shatters, it’s heartbreaking.  No matter how hard you try to put the pieces back together, there will always be a piece of the original missing.  The vision you had will never be the same.  It’s been broken, shards missing, integral parts gone.  The rebuilding process is tough.  It makes you angry and resentful.  It hurts.  It’s painful.  But it’s worth it.  Because a dream *can* be rebuilt and although it may not be the same as it once was, the heart of it remains the same and that’s what matters.  As long as the heart is in the dream, that’s all that really matters.

In semi-related news, my last two Fridays have followed the same pattern and have royally sucked.  They start out amazing.  Good mood, good hair, good makeup, and then something goes craptastically wrong and it all just goes south.  Maybe I should just not work on Fridays…lucky for me, I’m off the next one thanks to Charro Days.  Hopefully that’ll break the spell.

I realized I’m behind on my OOTWs and I have somehow also managed to have missed a day in the last two weeks, but that’s okay because I pretty much love every single outfit in these pictures and I think it shows.

Have a fabulous Friday, y’all!

Friday Wrap-Up

So I dropped my 10k training program in favor of a 5k one.  I got all the way through Day 19, but my knee started hurting and I’m paranoid about over-training and getting injured, so that’s that.  Plus it’s not like I’m going to actually be running a 10k anytime soon, so other than proving to myself that I could, there wasn’t a point to it.

I signed up for the Charro Days Classic 5K on February 27th so I’ll be training for that instead and then taking a few days to recoup and then training again and running another one in April.

I am a little bummed because I really have a half marathon in mind as an end-goal and part of me is like “how can you ever do that if you didn’t even stick with 6 miles,” but it *will* happen.  I  have my eye set on the South Padre Marathon in November.  Hopefully that’s enough time to get my ass inn gear and learn how to strength train at home.

 

This week has tired me out like you wouldn’t believe.  My husband showed me a picture he took of me out cold on the couch earlier this week.  I look dead.  Literally.

Needless to say, I’m looking forward unwinding over dinner with my fellow teacher friends as we don’t discuss students or testing or strategies AT ALL.  Haha, who am I kidding, that’ll probably be a main topic of conversation.  Life of a teacher, gotta love it.

Have a great weekend!

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Metaphors & OOTW

I bought a domain on google and now I have no idea what to do with it.  Any help/advice is certainly appreciated.

So this happened yesterday and it was monumental in my fitness journey as I have a) never exercised non-stop for over 40 minutes and b) never walked/jogged/ran 5 consecutive miles.  I mean, I probably have never done that in my life, but I don’t want to hyperbolize.

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When I started training for a 10K I did it more because I need structure and the Nike Fuel app gave me a daily distance, workout, and built in rest days.  If I didn’t have a plan for what to do each day, I’d just do the same thing everyday until I burned out and quit a week in.  So I figured it would at least help me stay active and I’d cut back on days when I had long runs because no way I could run anything past 3.5 miles.  Well.  I’ve proven myself wrong.  Don’t get me wrong, I wanted to die yesterday.  I was near tears after mile 4.  But I pushed myself and I was so damn excited/proud/high when I was done.

I think that’s a great metaphor for other things going on in my life right now.

Things may get uncomfortable, and some days I may just want to throw in the towel and deal with the consequences rather than put in the work and effort, but the reward for sticking with it and seeing it through is so much greater.

So that’s that.

Here’s the OOTW for last week.  I got an awesome new top from Glam Tops, but have yet to take a decent picture of me in it.  Hopefully it’ll make it’s debut next week if I have time to do my hurr.

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So there you have it.  I’m off to get ready to take my girls to the zoo since the weather is gorgeous!  Have a great Sunday, y’all!

Friday thoughts & OOTW

Teenagers are exhausting,

Kids can be unappreciative little assholes sometimes.

Coming home to a clean house does wonders for an anxious mind.

I will be rewarding myself with a new something or other when I reach Day 15 of this training.

Squats suck, but muscle memory is awesome.

My hair needs…work.

I was feeling so cute last weekend, too.  Then Monday came about and my hair decided to just turn into an oily, shapeless mess.  Back to wishing it was short and black.

Tomorrow is Day 6 of my training.  I’m supposed to run 4 miles.  That makes me chuckle a little every time I think about it.  I’m actually looking forward to it.

Caleb has a game out of town tomorrow.  Regionals.  Hoping to make it to state.

Monika’s boyfriend just asked me if I blogged about him when he started dating her.  “Did you write “Some idiot is dating my daughter now’?” Inexplicably so, no, I did not blog about him.

Which then got me to thinking that I don’t blog like I used to anymore.  I mean, your daughter dating is something I thought I would blog about, no?  I hate the word blog.  Post? Entry? Journal?  Bueller?

Anyway, my brain is fried so I’m out.

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Monday was gross.  I need to lose weight.

My hair needs a trim and wearing it scrunched just doesn’t work anymore. I love the outfit tho.

Basic teacher look.  Comfy, bright, cute.

Love my hair, but this dress doesn’t work with flats and this jacket is way too big already.

Run. Rinse. Repeat.

I’m running 3 miles tomorrow morning before the sun even rises.  And then I’m wearing my cherry red Michael Kors pumps because I’m fucking fabulous.

And now it’s on the internet so it must be true.  I might die, yes, but that’s a risk I’m willing to take at this point.

I started a 10K training program on Nike Run today.  Will I be running a 10k anytime soon? Perhaps.  But I’ll definitely be running a 5k in a few months so I’m sure this will prep me for that as well.  I will say that I found it a bit ridiculous that it’s taking me from walking 1 mile today to running 3 tomorrow, but I guess it makes sense to someone who knows what they’re doing.

I’ve seriously been considering purchasing a domain because I’m so frustrated with wordpress, but it seems like a silly investment since I don’t post consistently whatsoever, although that may be because wordpress sucks and now we’ve come full circle.

I’m throwing in my Outfits of the Week post from last week because I got so frustrated Friday with not being able to post the picture that I just gave up, so here it is.  Wednesday was a disaster, but I was SO damn comfortable.  I felt like I was walking around wrapped in a blanket.  And Friday was my favorite although it didn’t photograph well.  Oh well.

Ok, off to bed to wake up at the butt crack of dawn to get my fitness in.  We’ll see if it really happens.

 

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