Thursday, November 25, 2010

New PR

Yei!!!!! 12:47 minutes a mile!

Not too shabby for a new run after being out for a week thanks to illness. Go go go!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Running update

So at the thought of not wanting to break training despite illness, I went on an easy run today. A couple minutes in, I felt I could push a bit, but as I started to increase speed I starting having weird stomach cramps so I slowed down and trotted at turtle pace for the remaining run.

2.01 miles in 35 minutes. Definitely taking it easy. :)

Alright, off to shower and bed. Must not be late to work tomorrow or D. will have my head.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tittering on the edge of illness

For the past couple of days I've been skimming on the edge of a viral infection thanks to my boss who graciously shared her virus while working together in her office. But hopefully by staying home and doing almost close to nothing today would be enough to ward it off for a while. Sleep, staying warm, and doses of propalis will be my attempt at keeping this stupid virus at bay.

With the combination of not feeling well, it definitely makes it hard to go out and run...I'm afraid that if I do push again I will just end up spending the next two weeks trying to recover from a cold. SIGH. I resent winter occasionally, I mean seriously, I live in Sol Cal where it is suppose to be sunny and nice ALL THE TIME, what is wrong with this weather?

Anyways, after working on work at home for a couple of hours, I decided to bake me some blueberry muffins. How they turn out? I don't know, I'm currently waiting for them to cool down for me before I even attempt to taste one--one too many burnt tongues will definitely teach ya. Verdict: A bit too much lemon but overall has a nice crunchy and moist contrast. 7.5 out of 10.

Alrighty, shower and bed!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Push my buttons and I will explode

I am surprised that I even lasted so long. Little to no dinner last night, and then a 8 hour work day power fueled by 2 cups of tea, and 2 bagels with a bit of cream cheese--with no rest in between. I was ravenous when I got home, and on the brink of a mental meltdown if I didn't shove food down my throat asap. But meltdown mode I went since A. insisted on confronting me on a disagreement we had last night, even though I warned her to let me eat first. After a handful of slamming doors, tears (on her part), I shoved food down my throat grudgingly and pissed off as hell.

Now, a couple hours later, where the sugar has been properly absorbed and my stomach is satiated I'm still annoyed buy also extremely aware at how exhausted I am. Yet at the same time, I can't ring myself to shower, and go to bed. I fell like I should be doing something....what? I don't know.

My day started out with Mumford and Sons at the local Starbucks with the really cute red head barista; only fitting that end my day having the Mumford and Sons lure me to sleep.

No running, hopefully I'll be able to get out tomorrow! G'night ya'll

Saturday, November 13, 2010


I spent a good part of this morning toting visiting scholars from Taiwan (from work) around town to the fish market (that was more than a little bit disappointing), and to Balboa Park. For the whole duration of the morning, all I could hear was blah, blah, blah, and more blah. I think I'm becoming more and more disconnected with the Taiwanese society, such that their behavior grates on my nerves a bit.

The wife, who is a petite tiny little thing, wanted to take a picture with me. But what really got on my nerves was the fact when we started to pose for the picture, she hid about 80% of her body behind me instead of standing side by side with me. Now, I'm by no means huge, but the mentally of having to look "tiny" with me and doing whatever she could to make her self look "good" to appear great in the picture irritated me to no end. I suppose If I didn't know the Taiwanese/Asian mentality of girls in which they have to look tiny and are willing to go extremes to look skinny no matter the cost, it wouldn't have bothered me as much--at moments, I wanted to scream, you are in freaking AMERICA! STOP IT. But such is life, I'm just glad today was a lesson learned and no longer will I ask them to accompany me on my social outings.

I stopped running for the past two days, and today I gently eased back into it again and I was surprised how easily my body adjusted to the workout. 16miles down, and only 14 more miles to log before the end of this month! I told myself that if I find my self running still when December pasts, I will gift myself with a new pair of running shoes! Speaking of shoes, drools, there are so many pairs of shoes to die for this season! Pumps, heels, boots, and sneakers! Why am attracted to so many things??? They aren't even shiny!

Hopefully by next summer, I'll feel the most comfortable in my own skin than I ever have been, and squeeze into a wetsuit with no problem. Go! Go! Go!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Krispy Kreame

Is what was for breakfast, amongst other snacks during the day. The only healthy meal I had for the day was lunch.

No run, just stretches and some more hula hooping.

Tomorrow, run I shall.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A capella

Singing is good, walking two miles is good, going to sleep is even better.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010


The weather has started to dropped in Sandy Eggo recently...yes yes yes, I am well aware that 56 F isn't really THAT cold, but for us that live in the sunny Sol Cal, it is COLD. Anyways, after a very long day that included trying to siphon 19 gallons of water from an incubator unsuccessfully, working with data and feeling that nothing else was done, and walking around work on a caffeine high I was ready to shower and go straight to bed once I got home. But somehow the running bug kept, for lack of better words, bugging me, I put my trainers on and braved the weather to the gym for a run.

And boy, am I glad that I forced myself to go out on a run! After a week and half of starting to run again, I was able to run 2 miles in 28min and 47 seconds!!! Woohoo!! that is like average 1 mile per 14.23 minutes!!! YAY! I can finally run 2 miles within 30 minutes. Hurrah!!! I'm so excited! I understand this probably won't be the same case tomorrow, but none the less I would like to pat myself on my back. :)

Maybe that goal of 30 miles a month might just be doable after all.

Monday, November 8, 2010


The soreness from yesterday's yoga is definitely carrying through and every raising movement I have my arms do make me wince and hiss. I suppose this really means that I stretched my muscles good yesterday! Hopefully this elasticity will be ingrained in muscle memory and today's rest will only mean that I will be able to do more next time.

Due to fatigue, I forgo-ed today's run. >_< I will definitely get back on the treadmill tomorrow!!! My goal for this month will be running for a total of 30 miles. Assuming that I will keep the current pace up through Thanksgiving festivities I will definitely make it!

Go! Go! Go!

Recently at work, it has been an interesting ride; ex supervisor constantly dropping in left and right, co workers getting vacation whenever they wish for, and some co-workers slacking their ass off while getting praised and me on the other side working and just looking at them in bewilderment. Life can be a bit biased at times.

Hopefully the pendulum of fairness will swing my way soon. Sigh. Till then, Allie, just keep running, writing, reading and staying true to yourself!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Yoga = Soreness

Today, instead of running, I went to do Bikram Yoga. Yoga totally kicked my butt. Returning from a hiatus of 2 weeks and jumping in after a night of partying at friend's wedding does not equal a very happy body.

For the most part I was able to make it through the class, but after class I just felt like a puddle of jelly, and muscle soreness in every fiber I possess. Blah. Tomorrow it will be a toss up between going to yoga again or getting my ass out there/on a treadmill and running again. In all honesty, I would much prefer running, however I bought a couple classes and they do need to be used up soon, dilemmas dilemmas.

I suppose it all depends on how everyone else (I have buddies) feels by the end of the day.

Aside from soreness, I manage to clean up the apartment, do laundry, and bake an apple cinnamon cake with cream cheese frosting! Yum.

Hope ya'll had a great day!

Friday, November 5, 2010


Today I don't have much to say. Other than the fact that I am exhausted from work and working out for the past couple of days. I feel a bit weak that my body is caving so easily. Is this because I am not sleeping normal hours?

Hopefully this will change tomorrow...except tomorrow is the big day for a friend of mine and I have to go early to help set up for his wedding. Poohie, I hope I don't dissolve into a puddle of mush and cranky-ness from being too tired.

That and I really really need to find time to go do more yoga.

Off to bed.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Well, apparently when I heard about NaBloPoMo, it is already 4 days in. I suppose minus 4 entries in a month wouldn't be too bad; that and I suppose I can make it up by blogging 4 days into Dec. :)

Anyways, I decided to start running again thanks to Ben, from Ben Does Life, and Dr. Mama. I suppose starting to ease myself back to the running business is a bit hard, but with inspiration from those two cool cats, it would be a shame on me if I didn't at least gave it a go...again.

Last time when I started, I just ended a painful and depressing 7 year relationship. Overweight and depressed, I knew I had to do something to help myself get out of that funk and make it easier to breathe, so after reading Dr. Mama's posts, I ran.

This time, I am doing it for myself, for my health and for vanity. I want to wear a size 6 dress and not have to worry about sucking my tummy in or have to try to avoid the camera as much as I can. I want to be able to say, "yea I did a 5 mile run today, it felt good" in conversations. But most of all I want to look fucking amazing for once during my twenties (and keep it up), not just cute/adorable (the most common compliment I receive when I go out).

The logging of miles started this past Monday, 4.75 miles and counting.

Wish me luck bloggy world!


This site's main theme more so stems from "Grace Kelly" by Mika. There is absolutely no association with Grace Kelly the actress. I only wish I could have 1/2 the grace she possesses on screen. *sighs*