Thursday, May 26, 2011

Final Post

Hey Guys,
I have this titled final post because, in a way, it is. I am not leaving the blogsphere, just moving to Tumblr. Tumblr is better suited to the limited time frame I have in which to write posts. I love you all! The URL is

Friday, May 13, 2011

Couch to 5K Training

Hey Guys!

Maybe this seems weird, but I’ll just throw it out there. My sister (Emily) and I have decided to do the couch to 5K training plan. I know that I have already done three race recaps on here,but all of those races have been run/walk and I want them to be all run. Emily has never,ever run before! So, needless to say, we gotta get her moving!

We just about finished the first week, but it’s going very well. The breathing has been a little tough, and my hip has been hurting a little, but it is going okay :)

What are you guys working on? any advice on breathing while running?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Race Recap: Eco-Thon 2011

OK, I know this recap is a long time coming(the race was Saturday), but this was finals week, and you know how it goes :)

This race was seriously…AWESOME.The course was super beautiful:

photo and another:

photo(5) Just amazing…It was a little chilly but not bad. My time was less than awesome, It being a trail race, stopping to take pictures, and just generally enjoying the day instead of rushing.

OK, the cool part…ANIMALS!

photo(6) This flamingo is so beautiful. So pink! My favorite little guy(spot):

photo(7) A BABY CHEETAH! He’s 6 months old:) I know it looks like he’s dead,but he’s just rolling around in his favorite kind of grass. Check out his stripedy tail!

So, This was by far the best race I have attended. It was very well organized,super fun, and a great experience. PLUS, the money goes to help endangered species!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Women’s Boxing…My New Passion?


So, you guys may think I’m totally crazy, but I want to be a boxer. OVU has started a boxing club, hopefully to be a team next fall. So before I tell you about my experience, let me tell you a little about the kind of boxing I'll be doing.

First of all, what I will be doing is very clean fighting. We will be going off a collegiate points system, as opposed to a knock-out system. Points are scored for clean hits, and when the buzzer sounds, she with the most points wins :D

salinas Featherweight Boxing prospect Jennifer Salinas…look at this chick’s ABS!!! She even has a son! Love her pink gloves :)

Alright, so we had our first workout on Thursday. I LOVED it :) We started with footwork, jumped rope for five minutes, learned jabs,crosses and hooks. We also learned combos one through five. I am still so sore that laughing hurts! We also got in the right with Mel(the coach) and punched at the pad things.

I feel that I can easily get obsessed with boxing. I feel so strong when I’m hitting something, I feel super fit, and really fast. I love it. Stay tuned for my new pink boxing gear!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

ABC’s of my life

This fun little ABC thing has been traveling around the blogsphere this past week, and I thought I would join in.

A. Age: 20, I’ll be 21 in September

B. Bed Size: Twin :( I’m at school….it sucks

C. Chore you hate: um, dishes? They tend to be…yucky.Plus, the last thing you want to do after eating is wash dishes.

D. Dogs: I have one :) He is half Chow, half Lab. His name is Toby,short for Tobias Marley, and here he is:

010 His ears are the cutest, huh? Literally, half lab, and half chow :D

E. Essential start to your day: FOOD. I get super cranky if I’m hungry for too long.

F. Favorite color: Green. Like, Grass green :) Specifically, the color your feet turn when you run through freshly cut grass on a summer evening.

G. Gold or silver: Silver, Gold washes me out.

H. Height: 5’3”….hehe :)

I. Instruments you play:  I played flute when i was younger and still mess around sometimes. I want to play the Lap Dulcimer

J. Job title:  Student? and also Youth Leader Intern

K. Kids: None now, but i plan on getting married someday and having two kids. I have a girl name picked- Lillie Rose.

L. Live: I live in Pennsylvania, but I am going to college in West Virginia.

M. Mom’s name: Mary Frances :)

N. Nicknames: Nichelle, sar-bear, F, frinnie… These last two are courtesy of Bestie Amanda:)

O. Overnight hospital stays: nope,never.

P. Pet peeve: I’m very confrontational, and I hate when people walk away in the middle of an argument conversation.

Q. Quote from a movie: “I know you can't understand. Apologizing to those men would have just been a different way of dying. Except I had to live with it.” – The Secret Life of Bees

R. Right or left handed: Right…of course

S. Siblings:  I have a brother and a sister, a step-brother and step-sister, and two more step-brothers on the other side.

T. Time you wake up: usually around 7:30 am

U. Underwear: Anything that makes me feel hot:D I love lace and bows and silk.

V. Vegetables you dislike: The only veggies I don’t love are Brussels sprouts and mushy squash. Emphasis on mushy….ew.

W. What makes you run late: Facebook and blogging. I get really distracted trying to “catch up” as I run out of the door.

X. X-Rays you’ve had: I have never had an x-ray.

Y. Yummy food you make: I make WICKED mashed potatoes:)

Z. Zoo – favorite animal: I really like watching the penguins, but petting a tiger is on my bucket list.