Hello Blog world. I am here to chronicle my crazy life. Maybe some of you will find interest in my day-to-day activities or maybe not...either way I'm fine with it. This is mostly a place for me to vent, log miles ran and share the daily adventures I experience. Throughout this process I am not looking for accolades or sympathy. I just need a place to organize my thoughts. What better place than a blog?
I am currently:
On winter break.
This equals me being the most relaxed I have been in months. I haven't thought about school for more than 5 minutes at a time since break began a few days ago. This also means I am getting TONS of sleep and when the sun actually decides to come out, I will get a much needed dose of vitamin D. Winter break = VERY happy Amy.
With all this spare time, I have been doing various craft project. I started crocheting potholders (that is about all the skill I have so far), making jewelry, and once my new sewing machine gets here, I will be getting my sew on (thanks mother!)
I LOVE reading, and have taken zero time to do it for pleasure since summer. I am thrilled to have a bunch of new books waiting to be read. I am currently reading a book by Dawn Dais. She is absolutely hilarious and is helping me mentally prepare for this lofty personal goal I am determined to achieve next December. Next, I have the Percy Jackson series waiting for me.
After crunching the numbers, I ran 57 miles in November followed by a whopping 5 miles so far in December. Yikes... December has been a crazy month, but there are no excuses for my lack of treadmill time. That being said, I am now training for a few races coming up in the next few months. The first being the Great Aloha Run in February followed by the Kona half marathon in June. This week my training looks like this:
Monday: 2 mile run (completed)
Tuesday: rest day
Wednesday: 2 mile run (completed)
Thursday: 2 mile run
Friday: cross train 1 hour
Saturday: rest day
Sunday: 3 mile run.
This training schedule seems pretty simple compared to what I was doing in November, but I went too hard too fast. I was constantly hungry and exhausted. I want to slowly work up to doing higher mileage so I don't burn out.
Excited for ChristmasWe have an adorably decorated home right now and I love it! I have been baking and watching insanely cheesy Christmas movies. Oh how I love this time of year! On Christmas eve we are planning to spend the day at Lanikai (weather permitting) then do presents and cocktails that night. On Christmas morning, we exchange stockings and Warren cooks a FAB dinner with little help from me. The only bad thing about Christmas is that it eventually has to end.