Hello Again! (A random post about lessons that turns into cluing you into what is going on in my life lately)

It’s been so long since I’ve been on here that I actually forgot my password!

I know. I know. I said I’d post again when school started but life happens and I had more interesting things to do then sit at my computer tip-tapping away about my (non-existent) life. But. NOW. I am going to sit and tippy-tap at my computer about my life that I DO in fact have and I will not post as much as I used to. SO deal.

Oh I’m just warning you. This is coming off of watching a LOT of Jenna Marbles so I am a little hyper and like…idk Jenna Marble-ish…just warning you! 

I had a great summer and a great fall. So far. I went to some parties. I met a lot of new people. I ran cross country and became amazing at running. Well, not amazing but pretty awesome. I mean life has been awesome. I’ve learned some lessons too. 

1. Don’t give your heart away when you’re 15. Just don’t. No. You’re not going to get married. So, just don’t use the word ‘love’ unless you are talking to your friends that are girls or talking about some delicious food. Or cute animals.

2. School is important. In my family, we have a rule where we have to have all our homework done before we can go do fun things. So I just do it you know? Like easy as that. Okay I actually didn’t learn that lesson cause I already knew it. Disregard this.

3. Figure out who your real friends are. Hint: No matter how much you like them, they are not the ones who back-stab you, treat you unkindly, or ignore you. They ARE the ones who listen to your rants and then forgive you, apologize for what they did wrong without making excuses, listen to you, and are there for you when you need them.

4. Don’t do stuff on a whim. Like seriously? Whoever came up with the saying, “Follow your heart” was stupid. Don’t follow your head either. Just….get lots of advice. From a lot of different people. Of different ages.

5. You never know how people will react. If you haven’t already figured this out, I had a bit of a “relationship” through the past couple weeks. And I want to talk about it. It’s not secret anymore. But it was a big part of my life. And leaving it out would be leaving out a big part of who I have become. But the point of this lesson is that, some of the people I told about this who I thought would react in an “I told you so” fashion were actually the most sympathetic and understanding towards me. And some of the ones who I thought would care, just didn’t. So…don’t lose hope. Someone always cares.

6. Move on. Just do. And you need to find someone who will slap you upside the head and scream at you, “Move on.” But that person also has to hug you at those hard moments and tell you it’s gonna be okay. And she/he has to understand what you’re going through.

7. P!nk is awesome. Have you heard her new album? So amazing.

8. I know that I haven’t talked a lot about God on here in awhile. I actually had one of my readers talk to me about it. He said, “You know I really appreciated when you talked about God on here. Could you do that more?” And I said, “I really don’t feel like I am in a place where I could talk about how much I LOVE God and how wonderful He is and how much I am striving to live a godly life, when truthfully I’m not.” But I’m at a different place now. I don’t know. This summer was really great. I absolutely loved it. But it was hard too. A lot of self-discovery going on. And now I know myself a little better and I know what I want and being a Christian is definitely something that I want. I can’t imagine my life without Christianity a part of it. I do believe in God. I do want to please Him. I’m not perfect and you can’t always tell I am a Christian but I do love God. We are going to the most amazing church now and it really has been quite a wake-up call for me. So, I’m refocusing my life. This should be fun….

9. Injuries stink. I actually couldn’t run for the past two weeks because of a knee injury. It is serious deja vu. Ugh. Even with my stretching, I’m still side-lined. At my highest point over the cross-country season, I ran a 21:11 5k. My best time ever. And it was amazing. And today I ran for the first time in two weeks and I ran 2.6 miles. I couldn’t even run three miles. And I ran it in 21:25. I’m really trying to not let that upset me. Because I know that I am making a comeback. Oh, and the pain when I was done running those painfully slow 2 and a half miles? It was UNBEARABLE. I thought I was going to barf my knee hurt so bad. But I ran today. And that’s something! 🙂 And I love cross country. I am so sad it’s over.

10. Friends are awesome. Guys. Friends are so important. I am so thankful for my friends. They are so good to me. I know I’m hyperactive. I know I talk a lot. I know that I can be sooo annoying. I know I can get a little obsessive. But they stick it out. Cause they love me. And knowing that is just really…sometimes the only thing I’m living for. I’m not in any way suicidal but, everyone has those days where they’re like, “What am I even doing? I should just run away and start over!” But I couldn’t. I couldn’t leave my friends. This includes my family. Cause even though they’re annoying, my brothers are so sweet and fun. And even though she yells at me for not doing the laundry, my sister is the one who is up at one in the morning making me laugh after a really. bad. day. And my parents, even though they annoy me sometimes, are really pretty great. So guys, find friends who love you and who will always believe the best of you and who will take you for who you are. And if you need someone to talk to, I’m here. Cause I know how important it is to have someone there to listen to you.

11. Contrary to popular belief, sleep actually DOES make the world go round. Those people who stay up till like three in the morning and then get up at six? Or those people who pull all-nighters? i have no idea what is wrong with them. I need my sleep. Which is why I will end my very random post now even though I could continue. Cause I need to go to bed. And I still have reading to do….

hmmmmm. why am i writing a blog post? oh yeah cause I’m sick of school…


Speedy Bob

Yes, I came up with THAT clever name. A looong time ago when I actually thought it was clever.

Now, I am turning into a speedy-bob… whatever that is. I think it was a turtle. Which makes no sense.


Today I did sprints.

Wow. Hard.

The one nice thing about when Daylights Saving Time ends is that it’s bright outside at 6:40. So, when my alarm goes off, I seriously sit up straight right out of my dreams and like slam my alarm clock. Then in like 2 minutes I am out the door and down the street. I ♥ it.

Today me and my LRB met at 6:50 and walked down to the track. She ran normally and I did sprints. I am slow because my 400-meter sprint pace is around 6:30-7:00 pace which is actually some peoples marathon pace. Whatever.

I will get better. And it was my first day of training.

I did 5×400 and yea, it was really fun.

I was wearing sweaty running clothes from the day before. It was sleeting.

What’s NOT to love about that?

Actually, I really did love it though.

Sleet is most definitely the best weather to run in. I always have good experiences when I run in sleet.

I can feel my abs making a slow comeback after my week off of training! 🙂

Lol. I’m so weird.

Indian Summer!

I have been so cold for the past couple of weeks.

Today  I was sitting in a van and I realized I was SWEATING!

I’m actually hot! So, right now I am wearing shorts!

I actually thought I was going to have to put away my shorts for they year but now I don’t have to…yet!

Indian Summers are such a blessing!!

Actually, today is just a good day overall!! I think it might be because I got 8 hours of sleep last night. Did you know that each sleep cycle is 90 minutes? So, what you are supposed to do is set your alarms so you will wake up at the end of a sleep cycle and feel very refreshed, instead of waking up in the middle of one and feeling groggy… I kinda did that. I woke up at 6:40 which I am thinking was the end of a sleep cycle because I felt very alive. But it was only 6:40 so I went back to bed for 40 minutes and woke up…kinda groggy.

I am so glad I went on my run yesterday afternoon. Even though it was hot and I went slower than I have gone in a loong time I didn’t mind cause then I could sleep in today! 🙂 Sleep is important! Especially now when I MUST stay well! You know, just yesterday I actually realized what I am getting myself into. A half-marathon. Like, this is a legitimate thing. I’m not gonna be running on a trail with Mom behind me. i’m gonna have a runner’s belt with my own water, my own food, I am gonna be by myself lost in a sea of faces.

I think my heart might have stopped for a minute when I thought of that! 🙂 I realized that it would be kinda nice to have a friend running it with me.  Maybe I will find a nice person to run next to the whole time.

Hm. Wouldn’t that be nice! 🙂


Food keeps me going

I am tired.

Tired of training.

Tired of getting up early.

Tired of being tired.

To tell the truth, I can NOT wait for this half-marathon to be over with.

Yes. I love running far. I love how good I feel after my runs. I love all the attention I get (self-centered…but true).

But, I don’t think that now is the best time to be training for it. I truly do NOT have time to run right now.

So…my guess is that I am going to keep my half-marathon training to spring and summer.

This is not to say that I will stop running long distances after my race…I jsut won’t feel as much pressure to get up early and run far distances. I need my sleep. Every day, I pray that I can just stay healthy for 3 more weeks. I am a healthy person. iIhave a strong immune system and don’t get sick that much…but I need my sleep!!!


Without food, I would need to be locked up or something… I am a foodie person!! 🙂 I am lucky to be blessed with a very fast metabolism cause I eat alot! 🙂 Although, I am learning self-control! 🙂 My favorite foods are peanut butter, trail mix, and almonds, and chocolate (of course). Seriously, you can find me any day writing a post on here with a little ceramic bowl of trail mix to munch on! 🙂 It’s so good!! That was random…but very true!