Monthly Archives: October 2013

Jazzercise Halloween & A Giant Cookie

Hey there! Halloween is almost over, but Nick and I are still getting a couple trick-or-treaters as the night winds down. We should probably turn off our porchlight soon before Mac has a heartattack from all the kids dressed up in costumes ringing the doorbell. Poor little guy has been hiding underneath my bed most of the evening!

Jazzercise Halloween

I headed over to my Jazzercise center right after work at 5 pm to teach the last class of the evening. I walked into the end of the 4:30 class where Andrea, a fellow instructor, was teaching her class while dressed as a cowgirl!

photo(91) image(3)Haha she is so funny. She kept complaining about teaching in jeggings, boots, and a cowboy hat. But she was rocking it even through all the sweat. 🙂

I only put on some fairy wings to teach my class. A full costume just wasn’t in the plans for me this year.

We had a fun class full of lots of sweat followed by lots of candy and sweet treats.

Two of my students dressed up as Thing 1 and Thing 2! (Ignore the sweat – this was after they took 2 classes!)

image(4)Dede (on the right) was SO thoughtful and brought me a giant cookie cake for my birthday!


photo(89)YUMMM!! I immediately knew what would be my dessert tonight! I made it home after class and had a small sliver of the cake before hopping in the shower.

image(1)Then post shower,  I had some veggies and a wrap with ham and cheese (unpictured) before I ate another little slice.

photo(90)I couldn’t stay away from it! Nick loved it too. His reaction to me bringing it in from the car after class was priceless though… “What are we gonna do with that?!” Well….we’re gonna eat it. Or least I am. HA!

It was a fun little evening, to say the least. I love dancing with my Jazzer sistas, especially on holidays when we get to be a little silly.

I hope you’ve had a wonderful Halloween. I still have a lot of leftover candy + a cookie cake now, so I think I’m set for my sugar fix for a few days. Tis the season for sugar comas!

Tomorrow I’ll be spending the first half of my day relaxing & shopping  with my momma, then Nick and I will have a nice dinner together after he gets off work. It should be a wonderful 24th birthday weekend!

Nighty night, and I’ll see you when I’m a year older!


Happy Halloween!

42418-Halloween-GlitterHappy Halloween!! I hope you all are having a fabulously spooky day so far. My day has been candy filled…

photo(121)And wonderful thanks to my sugar high!

Morning Run – Treadmill Edition

I woke up early this morning to get in my scheduled shorter run of 3 miles. It was raining once again….sigh. So I headed out to my gym to complete my 3 miles on the treadmill. I usually hate the treadmill, but this morning’s run was easy peasy! It definitely felt easier than running outside, so I kinda felt like I was cheating. I ran at a fairly slow pace with an incline of 2 to slightly simulate being outdoors. But I was super sweaty and got to watch the local news for 30 minutes, so it was a good little workout! I also completed some upper torso strength training and 1 mile on the Elliptical before heading home to get ready for my work day.

Last night, I went candy shopping for some good chocolate to give away to my Jazzercise class tonight. While I was at the store, I also bought some goodies to bring into work today! Halloween + my birthday (tomorrow) = lots of splurging on sweets.

photo(116)Rice crispy treats had to make an appearance in our office. They weren’t homemade obviously but still delicious. I was also greeted with a birthday gift from one of my awesome coworkers that included some sweets, but also some healthy granola!

photo(114) photo(113)The bag also lights up. Cutest thing ever. It was stuffed with granola, dark chocolate, organic granola bars, and more candy corn. She knows me a little too well! So needless to say, I’ve been on a candy corn high all morning.

photo(115)Mac has on his jammies first thing this morning. In our dark house, he was a little glow-in-the-dark skeleton!  Tonight he will have to change into his T-Rex outfit while Nick and I hand out candy.

photo(119) photo(118)We are stocked and ready for some trick-or-treaters! Nick will hand out candy until I get home from Jazzercise around 7, and then I’ll help. I love seeing the little cuties in their costumes. I have no idea how many we’ll have since this is my first year in this house. Hopefully we get enough coming by to at least give away all our goodies!

Hopefully I’ll have time to check in later with some fun pictures from our Halloween Jazzercise class. I’m off work tomorrow for my 24th birthday, which means no early bed time for me! Woo!

Happy Halloween from our little family to yours! I hope you eat too much candy and enjoy everything that goes along with this spooky day!


Muggy 10K Morning

Happy Hump day everyone! Did you and all your coworkers watch the Geico camel commercial this morning in celebration of it being Wednesday?!

what-day-is-dtuhu0I sure hope so. It’s kinda a ritual around my office. 🙂

Morning Run

I woke up at 5 AM today hoping to hear the rain had stopped. The radar was clear! Woohooo! I was so thankful for a clearing in the radar so I could get my usual Wednesday morning run in. On the training plan for today was 5+ miles. Meaning I needed to reach 5 miles but keep on going depending on how I feel and if time allows.

I made it out the door around 5:15, and it felt like I had just hit a brick wall. It was HUMID and much hotter than my morning runs have been lately. 64 degrees is not my style anymore! Luckily I dressed very lightly to help keep me cool, but I was sweating like a pig regardless due to the high humidity.

The whole run was a struggle. I wouldn’t call it my most difficult run, but it was not fun to keep pushing myself today. I think this was a mix of the temperature and my tired body from teaching two Jazzercise classes last night.

photo(113)This is the slowest pace I’ve had in a while, so I’m chalking this up to the weather I guess. Oh well, today wasn’t meant to be a crazy tempo run, so I’ll take a slower 10K before my workday starts over no run at all!

Jazzercise Evaluation

I’m still feeling a little off after my run this morning. I think my body was more fatigued than I realized before I headed out today. My 5:40 pm class last night was extra intense. I videotaped myself to send into corporate for evaluation! I have until November 15th to get a good class recorded and sent in, so I wasn’t too nervous when I set up the camera last night. I have lots of other classes that can be recorded between now and then! But once class started, I went into super instructor mode and worked really hard since the camera was on me.

About once or twice a year we get evaluated by Jazzercise, Inc. Sometimes they send out Quality Coordinators to visit our classes and do the evaluation on the spot. And other times they will just request a video. Lucky me only has to send in a video this time! I think the video from last night’s class should be more than sufficient to send in. The students and I were tired and disgustingly sweaty after the class, so that has to count for something!

Birthday Pants

Soooo, you all know my birthday is this Friday! I’ve so excited! And Nick has been stewing over what to get me for a gift. I keep telling him I’m not sure because I really don’t need or want much right now! But we finally came to the conclusion that I need some good, thermal running tights for my half-marathon in January. I found a pair on Lululemon that I fell in love with, and Nick obliged to get them for me for my birthday!

Screen Shot 2013-10-30 at 11.35.05 AMI picked out these Speed Tights, and I cannot wait to get them and try them out!

The solid black color was sold out in my size, so I opted for the black with a pink waistband. I love their running pants because of all the pockets! There’s even a nice big pocket on the side of the leg that will be perfect for storing my phone or my gloves if I start getting too warm. They should be here by Saturday or early next week, so let’s hope the temps are cool enough for me to try these babies out!

The rest of my day will be busy with work and cleaning my house! With my family coming into town for my birthday on Friday and Saturday, I have some major cleaning to do. Mostly vacuuming and putting things away, so I’m hoping I’m feeling extra productive when I get home at 5 this evening. I also need to pull out an old Halloween costume for Jazzercise tomorrow…. Should make for a fun evening!

Enjoy the rest of your day, and I’ll see you later!