Well it was definitely an eventful and busy weekend! Friday, I was driving home from the ‘Burg for 5 hours, then I went for an 8-mile run that was nothing short of exciting…ha ha. Saturday, I got to go birthday shopping and I finally got my Longchamp bag that I’ve been drooling over ;) And Sunday, the fam, the boy, and I took a drive to the beach (OBX) for the day. We took my SUV because it has 4WD and we had planned to drive on the beach. So we woke up early and headed towards the beach. I had already decided on getting in a run on the beach, and the boy actually said he would run, too! I can get him to run with me occasionally, but he just isn’t loving it…he prefers strength training and playing basketball for hours rather than running. But I haven’t given up…still trying to convert him to running with me! Anyways, we both started off running together, and he stopped at about mile 1.5 and I kept going until I made it to 2.5 miles. And that is when I got a text message from one of my best friends (we’ve been great friends since high school)…she got engaged over the weekend! I am so so so thrilled for her…so exciting! Wow, so many of my friends have gotten married/engaged recently…makes me feel old! Looks like the boy & I are going to be among the LAST of our friends to get married…he has a year of school left and then one year to get his Master’s degree, and I have three years of law school ahead! So anyways, after all of that excitement, I turned around and started on my way back to catch up with the boy and continue running back to the starting point. I told him the exciting news and he was possibly in shock(?!) that another of our friends is engaged! He said he’s jealous of all of our friends…I know he’s so ready to propose, but he really wants to finish school and secure a job before we do anything drastic! ;) So we made our way back…I ended up doing about 5 miles total…I LOVE running on the beach! I plan to live near a beach and be able to do that whenever I want to! :)
After a late lunch with the fam, we all headed home. About 30 minutes in, my dad noticed my car was running rough…so we pulled off at the only place nearby, a Rest Area. Welp, long story short, the brake pads were sticking, which caused exceedingly hot temperatures from the friction and can essentially cause the tire to melt and the car to catch on fire…LOVELY. So we were basically stranded. Luckily, my uncle, a mechanic(!) made the 1.5 hour drive and he and my dad fixed the problem right there! We made it home much later than planned, but hey, its Spring Break so no worries! ;)
I was sooo exhausted after the craziness of the weekend, so I went to bed fairly early and got about 9 hours of sleep! It feels weird to be at home, doing nothing…but I guess I should enjoy it while I have the opportunity!
Pretty beach & perfect running weather ;)
I always find myself looking towards the future…whether it be the next hour, day, month, year, etc. Maybe that’s why I find myself anxious a lot of the time. Sometimes looking into the future can give you things to look forward to…which is pretty much the way I see it. Lately, though, I’m looking past the next three years I have in law school, and I don’t even begin law school until August! I find that I am more than ready to be engaged and start planning a wedding, which I know will happen in a few years….its a subject that comes up quite frequently ;)
Recently, I’ve noticed that I actually might like children and hope to have two or three someday. If you KNOW me, you know that I joke about having kids and I tell my parents all the time that they may as well adopt a child of their own because I’m not the motherly type…ha ha. The boy loves kids, and he also knows how I felt about having them…so I think he was surprised when I told him of my change of heart…ha. But as I was saying…I’m turning into this person who I hardly know (I want kids?!). I’m okay with it though…and I’m actually finding myself looking forward to it someday soon…well, not too soon.
Aw, well that was just too sappy. Back to my point…I find that a majority of my life is spent looking into the future (haha sounds like a psychic)…but really, I plan everything in advance…workouts, meals, phone calls (haha), errands, etc. I’m such a planner! I think maybe I need to be a little more spontaneous and live in the present…I’ve heard its a lot of fun ;) That’s something I intend to start working on…hey, being spontaneous can’t be such a bad thing, can it?! :)
Today was one of those days when no matter how many layers you have on, you FREEZE. Not to mention it snowed off and on all day long…and there’s a *big snow storm* brewing for the end of the week, supposedly. We shall see! I like snow, but I don’t like being stuck inside…especially since Saturdays are now designated as Hot Yoga days, and Sundays are my long run day. Sigh.
After a lonnnnng day of classes (that never seemed to end) and being so cold all day, I started to feel just how sore I am from BodyPump last night! Wow that was an extreme workout, I guess since I rarely do free weights…and I think I might have lifted a little too much weight for the first class! I found out that there are BodyPump classes at the gym I just joined off-campus, so I hope to do a class or two a week in between my other workouts. Anyways, I was SO sore, especially my arms and shoulders, so I decided I would take it easy tonight to let my body recover. I did 35 minutes of intervals on the elliptical…enough to feel like I got a workout, but nothing too intense.
I had a package of Tofu in the fridge that I hadn’t cooked yet, and I couldn’t decide what to make. I thought about Tofu Chili, but I had Tomato Bisque soup for lunch and wasn’t feeling more tomatoes for dinner! So I marinated the tofu in a balsamic & olive oil vinaigrette with some spices while I went to the gym…I let it marinate for close to 2 hours. I didn’t have time to bake it, so I sauteed it on the stove and made a side of steamed veggies to go with it. It was really good actually…I wasn’t sure if it would have flavor but I guess those two hours of marinating made a difference! Its nice to change it up every now and then…I am not a vegetarian, but I think I lean more toward a veggie diet than a meat-eater’s diet. I like to get protein from other sources and not rely so much on meat. Ha, I mean CHICKEN. I don’t eat red meat anyways…or pork, really. The only meat I actually eat is chicken, and I eat fish (Mahi-Mahi, Salmon, Tuna) from time to time. But I don’t know if I want to actually classify myself as a vegetarian any time soon…I do like grilled chicken every now and then!
Last night my boyfriend and I were talking about my upcoming graduation and he brought up our future…engagement. We talk about it quite often actually, but he still has another year of school (I’m graduating a year early), and then he plans to go for a year to get his Master’s in Accounting so he’ll be an official CPA :) Soooo that means I don’t necessarily get a ring anytime soon, but it may be sooner than I think… Anyways I found myself looking on TheKnot.com again…I have done that numerous times before too…I guess I can dream, for now ;)
Well since I’ve successfully killed time not doing schoolwork tonight, I guess I’ll read a little then get some sleep!
This is my first “Three Things Thursday” post…trying something new :)
1. I’m thinking that taking Spin class & Abs class and strength training is not such a great thing to do the day after running 12 miles. Oh well, I actually feel less sore now.
2. I really did just inquire about the price of a Cartier engagement ring…I’m just curious about it. Ha ha…I’m still holding out for the Tiffany’s engagement ring my boyfriend promised. I hear he’s already been saving up for it ;)
3. I was just thinking how much fun it would be to run in the Disney Princess Half-Marathon in March. I’m kind of signed up for the Shamrock Marathon in VB on March 22…but this half-marathon would make a really sweet 21st birthday present…it’s my last college Spring Break, I turn 21, I would get to run (which is my favorite thing to do of course!), and be in warm, sunny Florida…sounds pretty awesome. Hint Hint :)
Sooooo where do I begin?! It’s beginning to really hit me that I’m graduating in May and I’ll be a grown-up in the “real world”…ha. I am trying to decide what is the best career/education move for me…I still want to go to Law School, but I’m also considering Graduate School for Business or Public Policy, and maybe an Environmental Fellows program. I’m really interested in an Environmental career and I’m beginning to think that maybe having a little experience to set me apart would be a good thing for furthering my education and also getting a good job. It’s all happening at once! I’m going to apply to law school, several grad programs, and also for this potential fellow opportunity. We shall see I guess! :)
It seems like every day I find out another friend is engaged and getting married soon. It’s so exciting for them, but I still feel like we’re all so young! I must say, though, that the more I hear about these engagements and weddings, I’m more ready than ever to follow suit :) That’s the thing, no matter where you are in your life, whether you’re going back to school or going out in the workforce…being married to the love of your life is always a good thing…and I can hardly wait, even though we agreed on waiting a few years…we’ll see ;)