Thinking out loud Thursday, part dos…and a giveaway

Its that time again… a short but oh so sweet post.

1. Is it bad that I am working on this post, instead of doing work for work?
I mean, it’s 6:45 p.m. and the thought of jumping back into typing up a report sounds awful. 
Who am I kidding? Nobody uses the Woodcock anymore (and yes that really is an IQ assessment kit.)
I bet you’re wondering out there, reader, why I blog about not having time to blog? Good question. What I wouldn’t give to be a full time runner and blogger. But, for now, you have a full time school psychologist, half athlete, and quarter blogger. Maybe when I get a dog, husband, baby, BQ I’ll be more interesting.

2. My FAMILY is coming up this weekend!!!! Well, I guess just my parents, but who’s excited?? I am!
(Oooh, I just realized we all have the same shaped head.)
3. I think I have a giveaway coming…
I think and know its similar to Run Eat Repeat’s.… not exactly the same, but similar. It was just a stroke of good luck and since I’m feeling generous, I wanted to share that with my readers. I will post about it on Monday morning. All of my pseudo stalkers will have to comment on my post…and the winner will be announced the following Monday, February 3rd (in honor of the start of my half marathon training).
4. My mom…and yes, I’m seriously typing this correctly.
GO MOM GO IS THINKING ABOUT RUNNING A HALF MARATHON!!!!!!
Which one you might ask? Oh, just the Biggest Loser Half Marathon in Killington, Vermont at the end of July.  It’s not a hundred percent and she always has the option of dropping down to the 5k, but she is definitely interested in taking part since her cousin has picked up the running bug.  The producers of the Biggest Loser are calling it a run/walk, in order to inspire men and women to take charge of their health and accomplish a goal they never thought was possible.
We are going to create a team and I’m going to stick with her the entire way.  Run, walk, or crawl…I don’t care because we are making it to the finish line.
5. I missed yoga.
Ce la vie! I guess there is always a plus to being a school psychologist, and when you get to witness it first hand, you know you done good. So what if I didn’t get to the gym on time. My heart is happy.
Let’s chat:

What are you thinking about on this Thursday? Is anyone having sushi for dinner, because I’m craving it?!?!
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Thinking Out Loud Thursday

I’ve decided I’m going to participate in this week’s Thinking Out Loud Thursday hosted by Amanda from Running with Spoons. 


1. Respect the swim, and the turtle pose. 
Seriously, I took a yoga class today and then swam about 15 laps in the pool immediately afterward.  It was amazing.  I haven’t taken a yoga class in months upon months, and it was exactly what my aching IT band needed.  I’m hoping to make yoga a weekly thursday tradition.  I’m not very flexible and it shows when I’m taking the class. Dang tight muscles.  I decided that I would follow yoga with a swim, and it was a great idea. I was out of breath after a few laps. Its amazing how strong you can be in one sport and then completely fall apart in another. Good night of cross training.
2. Chris’s school pictures came in, and I immediately framed one and put it on my desk.


Hahaha, how awesome is that picture?  I just can’t believe that nobody asked me about it. I’m sure you also noticed the hawk pinned to the bulletin board behind the frame… and why yes, it does say, “Don’t be hawkward, follow group expectations”. I guess you just had to be there..at social group.
3. I ate my weight in chocolate today.

I couldn’t help it. I woke up this morning and couldn’t fathom the thought of going to work this morning. I did…but I think my eyes were glued shut until I walked up to the front door. I also woke up a little cranky, so the first thing I ate (as I’ve been trying to bring my breakfasts to school in order to keep the hunger at bay in the late morning) was a piece of chocolate. and then another piece. and then another piece.  An hour a later, a handful of M&M’s here and there. You know how it goes. 
4. I absolutely love and can’t stand Vanderpump Rules. 
I’m really behind in my TV watching, since I haven’t been getting home from school and exercising until about 7:30 most nights. I am currently catching up on a few episodes and I think the only reason I watch is because they are so beautiful, but they are just. so. awful. as humans. 
Click the link to figure out yours. I took the quiz on buzzfeed and this is what it came up with.
I’m kind of surprised by this, because the last time I was in LA, I hated it there. I definitely think I belong in California because the sun, the shine, the happy vibes are calling to me all the time, but I’m a Northeast gal through and through because I can’t imagine being that far away from my family. Maybe someday, but now’s not the time. Or maybe, just maybe, I missed out when I should have gone in my 20’s. Who knows.
Let’s chat:
What’s in YOUR brain this Thursday? What city did buzzfeed pick for you?