Friday, March 25, 2011


I stepped on the scale this morning for my usual Friday weigh in and was pleasantly surprised to see that there was no longer a 7 in the 10's place! Woo! Not until just now did I do the math and realize that I am down 2.2lbs from last week! Yes! 169.6lbs was my weigh in! Yes! I feel so great about this! I am certainly not keeping the best track of my calories, but I have been more conscious of my food choices and am certainly exercising like a wild woman(today is day 84 of the 100 day challenge!)! There is really no better way to start my weekend, which is a busy one!

Tonight I am working a casino night from 6-9. Tomorrow is a 9.5 mile walk/run with SacFit followed by another casino night from 6-10 which is a 2 hour drive away. Sunday I am heading to Tahoe to spend some time with my family for my mom's birthday and am taking Monday off as a mental-health/travel back day. I am excited for the casino nights because it means an extra $130 that I could really use right now! And of course seeing my family and staying in an awesome timeshare is always fun! Hopefully my achilles holds up for 9.5 miles tomorrow!

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Rainy Friday update

You would think that I would remember that every year around this time it is rainy...but alas. I guess I choose not to think about it. It's not that I don't like the rain, I just don't like it when it happens so often. A few days here and there are fine, but a whole week of rain is a little much for me. I want to be outside and take my dog for a walk and run and soak up the sunshine. Argh. But I guess the fact that we won't have to deal with a drought this summer is a good thing!

Tomorrow is a scheduled 8.5 miles on the parkway which will more than likely all be in the rain. I volunteered to head up the 15:00 purples which means I won't be running at all tomorrow, just walking. I figured it would be a nice change of pace for me, especially since last Saturday I hobbled the last 3.5 miles back to the pond with an achilles injury. I nursed it all weekend and it feels much better, but better safe than sorry! The parkway half marathon is a month away and I do not need to injure myself. I want to get faster and I can't do that if I am hurt.

My goal for the parkway is to PR, which means under 3:07. My ULTIMATE goal is under 3:00. For me to do a sub 3:00 I would have to keep a pace of 13:43 average. I am scared of this. I need to be doing everything right in my training if I want to accomplish this goal. That means all of my midweeks (sorry Zumba :C ) and speedwork at the track on Tuesdays. I know I can do it if I put all my effort into it!

This is getting long...sorry. One more thing and I am done. promise. I weighed in this morning expecting bad things, but was pleasantly surprised. 171.8lbs. That is a loss of 1.2lbs this week! Woo! I am almost out of the 170's again! I guess using sparkpeople to track my calories is working and I am sure the exercise daily isn't hurting. I have actually discovered that I had been eating not enough food versus too much. Weird. It feels good to be on the way back down again! :D

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The ABC's of me

I have seen a few bloggers do this and it seemed like fun. Enjoy!

A. Age: 26
B. Bed size: Double...wish it were queen
C. Chore you dislike: cleaning the bathroom
D. Dogs: 1, her name is Jenny and she is a corgi mix
E. Essential start to your day: coffee!
F. Favorite color: green
G. Gold or silver: white gold
H. Height: 5' 10"
I. Instruments you play(ed): clarinet and tenor sax
J. Job title: spanish teacher
K. Kids: none
L. Live: Carmichael, California
M. Mom’s name: Brenda
N. Nicknames: Jess, babe, Jessiebear
O. Overnight hospital stays: none :D
P. Pet peeves: when people say "sure" as a response...
Q. Quote from a movie: "Life moves pretty fast, if you don't slow down and look around once in awhile you might miss it" Ferris Bueller
R. Righty or lefty: Righty.
S. Siblings: one brother, he's 23
T. Time you wake up: weekdays-5:30am weekends-6:30 (stupid cats and internal clock)
U. Underwear: yes?
V. Vegetables you don’t like: yams, ew
W.What makes you run late: I am never late.
X. X-rays you’ve had: teeth
Y. Yummy food you make: I make really yummy enchiladas
Z. Zoo animal favorites: elephants!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Good news and bad news

The good news is that I lost a pound this week to put me at 173lbs. Woo.

The bad news is that I met with my principal today and he is not asking me back next year...aka I do not have a job at that school next year. My last paycheck is in June and after that who knows? I have to start looking for new jobs and hope that it pans out. If I can't find a teaching job maybe I will find something else. I am still in shock I think.