Friday, March 29, 2013

Blog #156: Big News!

This morning I got up and did my workout at the gym BEFORE work all on my own without having the accountability and $ motivation of having an appointment with my trainer!

These clothes actually got worn for their purpose today!
Granted, my motivation wasn't entirely pure. Aside from my upcoming poolside weekend in TX, my trainer has me on MWF resistance workout days.If I didn't get up early for this one, I'd have to do it after work meaning:
1. I'd be stuck inside for my workout while the sun was shining outside.
2. I'd be rushed to clean up in time for one of my all time favorite church services. (Good Friday is so powerful)
and perhaps most convincingly (though I know how admitting this makes me look)
3. I wouldn't be able to entertain the possibility of Friday happy hour at the office.

So, I was at the gym by 5:40am, warming up on the treadmill and then busting my muscles.

(What, you were expecting different news? THIS IS MY LIFE.) 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Blog #155: "Spring" Break?

Yes, you did lie, Phil. Not okay. But that didn't stop me from taking a last minute "spring break" trip with boyfriend.

Yes, this guy.

We found ourselves in Eureka Springs, AR for 3 days of rest and relaxation just for the heck of it.

That's our little cabin, complete with the bikes out front which we didn't end up riding because we forgot to bring helmets, the bike store wasn't open when we needed to get them, and SAFETY FIRST.

We did, however, hike like it was our job. (Meaning, after sleeping in and leisurely getting ready, we hiked for a couple hours in the morning, took a lunch break and a nap, then hiked a couple more hours before dinner.Best job ever.)

Boyfriend wouldn't let me take this heart shaped rock we found home because he is noble and unselfish unlike myself. I settled for a picture.

Here are more shots from our intrepid explorations.

And then, of course, we spent an evening like this:

The trip home included some BBQ Nachos & Quesadillas at Danna's in Branson that may have changed my life. Were they really that good or was it the fact that I was eating them relishing in the knowledge that Coach T was returning to Northwest? We may never know. And I have no photographic evidence because we devoured that stuff before I had a chance. I did get a shot of this though:
We went to another distillery! After the fun we had touring the Garrison Brothers Bourbon Distillery in TX, we were excited to check this place out. Not quite as big of an operation but still delicious stuff.

Then, from Branson, we went through Springfield. Boyfriend wanted to stop a specific boating/surfing/etc shop and I wanted this:

If someone opens one in the KC area I will be forever indebted.

That's all for now. I'm going to be cryptic and tell you I have a few things in the realm of possibility over the next week or so that I will definitely be back here sharing if/when they happen.