Home is where the dog is

Howdy from my parents house! Also my puppy’s house. He is not a puppy anymore, he is almost 2 and an 85 pound lab, and he is my favorite. I wish I could steal him with me always. I could write a love song for you about Toby but I will spare you.

Anyway today  I tried on my wedding dress! It was fun and it is so beautiful and I love it, but I did see how much work I had to do still. Not a ton, but I am not 100% yet. Fun stuff though seriously it is my dream dress and I have some awesome accessories!

I ate like poo today as well though. Weird as I started out the day seeing all the work I had to do to be super ready for my wedding dress. I know, I stink at complaining and not doing, but I digress.

Yesterdays workout: I ran another 3.1 and did arms and some abs. I took today off running because I am exhausted and I wanted to rest my calves for a sec again just to check in. My speed is still pretty good but I really need to build up mileage for my half at the beginning of May. If  I can run 3.1 at least two more days this week plus a 7 mile long run I will feel pretty good. I feel like I have a pretty good icing and compression system. Also something that has been doing WONDERS for me is elevation of my legs? Let me take a sec and describe what I mean before we start jumping to things haha! At night once last week and last night, I went to my guy’s apartment to read my current book, where he has this awesome reclining chair next to the wall, so I put my legs up on the wall and read for like a half hour or so. It is pretty amazing at taking away any throbbing in my lower leg after runs. I need to research that more I guess.

Anyhoo I will end with a picture of my baby Toby!


we call this his “Rocky the Squirrel” because of the cartoon about the flying squirrel. I have never seen a dog lay like this past the tiny puppy phase, but that is my weirdo for ya. So handsome!


Hey there blizzard!

So incase anyone was curious, there is suddenly a blizzard here in the northeast (Cleveland)

For instance here is the view from my window (try and look past the snow on the window itself)


There is the pool of my apartment building and right past that would be beautiful Lake Erie! Oh wait I mean frozen tundra. Full on white out in mid March. When will this winter end! Also it doesn’t look like a lot of snow because the wind is blowing the snow sideways. But I can assure you it is there.

But in other news at least I am not currently missing any lovely outdoor runs due to my injury today! I don’t know if I can even make my way to the gym. I am new to Cleveland and am not quite the awesome snow driver everyone is up here, but I am working on it. I was supposed to do lunch with a friend today, but when my guy told me they were shutting down his work and he was coming home I said mk probably not. All I want is a bagel for the past two days. Is that too much to ask? Apparently in this winter storm it is.

Anyways the shins are feeling fantastic today so it looks like this week off is probably for the best. I went for a 2 mile walk yesterday to enjoy the last bits of non snow, and I felt a little bit of pain but not too much at all. I will still be wearing my compression socks everyday just to be sure. I got some new ones the other day and now that I have followers (thanks guys!) I will post a pic of the sock of the month I purchased.


Pro Compression sock of the month! They are where it is at. I love them and all things fun colored or even the least bit pink. But I should probably be off now to try and find some sort of food for lunch, I only had a Quest bar for breakfast (also love those things) and am a little hungry. Maybe I will venture out into the blizzard for my bagel, who knows!