Wednesday, September 26, 2012

While The City Still Sleeps

Today, I woke up at 5AM and couldn't go back to sleep. I laid in bed for about an hour before I headed out for a run. I've noticed that I perform better before the sun's out. There's something about running while the city still sleeps that allows me to feel more relaxed and run for longer periods of time. Once the sun is out and traffic begins to build up, I feel so exposed. All I wanna do is walk home and not be seen. I don't know if that makes sense? LOL
Today there was no sun. Yey for cloudy days.
Half way done. Nice little park by my house.
 I like that around 6AM other people are also at the park! I saw a couple of people walking their dogs, and others jogging by themselves. It make me feel at ease because I live in the hood and it's not a good idea to be out alone, especially at night (or in my case before sunrise.) I still remain alert at all times.

I wear bright colors so I'm visible to cars LOL I hope it helps.

After my run, I took Kimbo and Max out for a walk. I walk them separately and take about 25 minutes with each. As you can see from the picture above, Kimbo was not too happy about our walk being over. He layed there for about 5 minutes before giving up.
Sitting on the porch. He finally gave up after he started to get sleepy. Here he's yawning.

Max's turn! He was a good boy today.
Max chillaxing after our walk.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Late Night Run

Since I slept in this morning, I had to make it up with a late night run. Tonight was my first time running in timed intervals. I usually just run for X amount of time or until I reach a certain X amount of miles. Although it was hard to keep track (most legit runners have watches that track each mile/time but of course they're like $200!), I think I was able to manage. I typed the time/distance on my phone for each split, which btw is hard!  I don't know if I'll do it again, but I hope this helps me improve my average pace.

My average pace was higher than what I expected, of course the warm up and cool down are included. My goal is to run closer to a 10 minute pace. Only dedication and time will tell.... goodnight! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Grilled P&J Banana Sandwich

Today's morning run didn't happen, oops! **Gotta hit up the gym tonight** My bed was just tooooooo comfy, I couldn't get up! First thing that did come to mind, as I dragged myself out the bed, was what to eat for breakfast. I had the essentials to make a peanut butter and jelly OH-OKAY-YUUH sandwich. Just as I got started, I decided to chopped a banana and throw the whole thing on a pan!!

Hello, I am a p&j banana sandwich. 
The result was a mouth watering p&j banana bam-in-your-mouth wonder! The p&j melted all over the bread, orgasmic! I threw in an egg with tomatoes because I knew the sandwich alone wouldn't fill me up. I was right. Mission accomplished!

I google(d) this afterwards and found out there is a recipe! [Click here]


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Gym Time AGAIN!

Despite hitting up the gym this morning, after work I felt that I needed to go back. As soon as I got home, I grabbed my gym clothes and off the door I was. I did an easy 2 mile walk on the treadmill.

I'm about to eat a quick light dinner since I didn't eat when I got home :\

Monday, September 17, 2012

Muddy Morning

This morning Kimbo and I took a nice long walk/run around the neighborhood. He really liked it, can you tell from the picture below? He was being all macho dog, barking at all the dogs that kept trying to mess with us. The only complaint I did have about him is that he pausing a lot, hence the reason I wrote "walk/run." That prevented me from running for long periods of time, but hopefully he gets the hint next time and keeps running.

Happy tired Kimbo!
Look at my muddy "new" shoes! I knew I shouldn't have worn them out after a rainy weekend (BIG DUHH!!!). I got them about a month ago and had only worn them to the gym. Through the morning I kept cringing as I looked down.

Surprisingly, it was not that hard to wake up this morning despite going to bed past 2am... I don't know what woke me up, but when I did I knew I had to go for a run. I got dressed, got Kimbo ready and 10 minutes later we were out the door! 

I've been slacking on tracking my progress on my blog, but I intend to make it a priority to my readers. I will post my daily runs on Daily Mile so feel free to check it out!! The Dallas Half Marathon is less then 3 months away! I'm excited but I still have a lot of work to do!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Customer Thinks I'm Legit

A while back I asked a customer to write a quick note about his car buying experience. I handed him a yellow notebook paper as I attended another customer. He drove off in his new "used" car and left this note on my desk. I always get a typical short paragraph about how satisfied they are with their purchase but never this. He went straight to the point lol

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Throwback Thursdays!

Here I am with my awesome friends and favorite teacher Mr. deBerry back in 2007. Check out that hair!! I swear I thought I looked cute with that hair -_- 

GMD: Gym, Max and the DNC

Finally I had a day off on Tuesday and what better way to get the day started by sleeping in! But as usual, my mother had other plans -_- "Get up!" "Did you take care of your inspection sticker?" "Get up!" "Blah.. blah... blah..." So I got up and had no choice but to act like an grown up. I got my inspection sticker, paid my car insurance and went to the gym. I know, crazy? I ran on the treadmill and inclined the heck out of that thing. It felt good to challenge myself and pretend I was running up a hill. I also did cycling for 30 minutes. 

After a cold shower, Max and I spend most of Tuesday night watching the Democratic National Convention. 

He loved Michelle Obama's speech. 

But last night during President Bill Clinton's speech, he was a little cold.

Regardless of your political party affiliation, get out and vote! The beauty about voting is that no matter your income, education level or career path, we all get one vote. Get out and vote!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Carol the Corolla Limps to Work

Last week, on my way to work, I stopped at a gas station to pump some MUCH NEEDED gas. I always wait until it's on E to pump gas. Do you to that too?

I was pumping gas when I looked at my front tire, "OH SHIT!!!!" My tire was flat! I always have my music super loud, so I was probably why didn't notice Carol the Corolla was limping :(

Thankfully, there was a tire shop right by the gas station. I had to buy a new tire after they found 2 nails buried in my flat tire. The guy was very quick and helpful (that's what she said....).

And off to work I went...