Monday, September 23, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans

Sami's Shenanigans

This weekend my husband and I  went to a USC football game to watch his little brother who is in the marching band. We got tickets to sit right by the band, it was basically on the field! It was hot and football games are long.. One half was two hours. But I have to say USC's campus is beautiful. I loved it. There are also many museums and things to do close by. I also saw a girl with a t shirt that said, "I'm with the band" on it. So cute. I want one.

 After we watched his brother perform we decided to leave the game early and go across the street to the California Science Center. We wanted to see the space shuttle Endeavour.

Fun fact: the same day last year my husband, brother in law, and I went to Universal Studios City Walk to watch Endeavour fly over.

It was really neat to see a real space shuttle up close. It is huge and is made out of different material than I thought. Its not solid and smooth like an airplane, it has what looks like tiles or little pieces that connect.

After we saw Endeavour we went to meet up with little bro. I am so proud of him. It was really exciting! We got a tour of his dorm then took him out for sushi!

We had a great weekend. I hope you did too!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

5 Ways to Stay Motivated to Workout/ Run

I love to run and workout, but I have been in rut and not wanting to. I was thinking of things that have inspired me to start running last year and what keeps me motivated.

5 ways to stay motivated to workout or run

1. Write down your workout schedule and goals.
     Having something to look forward to and check off helps show your progress and helps you to continue.

2. Follow fitness blogs, make a fitness inspiration board on Pinterest, look up inspiring stores and quotes.
     One of my favorite fitness blogs:
     My Pinterest Fitness Board.
     An inspiring article about running: so what you're a slow runner

3. Workout with someone.
     Its easier to get going when someone is counting on you to workout with them. It can also become fun and maybe a little bit of a friendly competition that con motivate you to work harder. As well as a person to motivate and believe in you.

4. Believe in yourself.
     If you believe you can do it, you can. It will be tough, but if you push through and work hard you can achieve your goals!

5. Cute workout clothes and good music!
     If nothing else getting to wear your new cute yoga pants and listen to your favorite tunes will make you feel good and give you the push you need. 

What helps keep you motivated? I hope this helps you, like it helps me to stay motivated and on track!

Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

My Autumn Bucket List

I saw many people posting there autumn bucket lists and thought that it would give me many great ideas and help me with the start of my blog.

My Autumn Bucket List 2013

Attend Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Studios
Change my hair a dark or red color for Fall
Make a candy jar
Try and review different fall foods
Make a Fall wreath
Have a bonfire
Cook creamy broccoli and cauliflower soup
Read stories from my Greatest Tales of Horror book
Carve pumpkins
Roast pumpkin seeds
Go through a corn maze
Make Halloween cookies/brownies
Have a picnic in the park
Make cinnamon roll waffles
Go on a hike
Make Thanksgiving goodie bags
Play around with Halloween Makeup
Make pumpkin muffins
Find a cute Fall outfit
Make twice baked sweet potatoes

I have gotten many ideas from and created my own Autumn Bucket List On Pinterest! Check it out if you want more ideas!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Disneyland Half Marathon 2013

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I guess I will start off with the expo. I got there on Saturday and 2pm, so all of the other races besides the half was over. There was no line to get my bib or t-shirt/bag, but the expo was insanely crowded. My husband and I already knew that we wanted to purchase a sports hook for our medals. We went straight to that booth and had to order the hook we wanted because it was sold out, no biggie. I wasn't in the mood to look around, so we left pretty quickly after that. I do have to say that there was literally nothing left of the official merchandise, so if you want official merchandise come early! Also the official race shirt were mens sizes and there were no more of my size to exchange. I think a lot of people had that problem though. Also the bibs have an electronic timer strip on the back of them that when placed by a magnet can stop working. There was a little mermaid magnet in the bag they gave us with our shirt. Funny.
Down to pick up our bibs.
Bib Pick Up
What was in the bag from the expo
Well the race went way different then I was hoping... First of all I guess I should mention that my knee started to hurt a week or two before the race. Not hurting but feeling weird. I think I pulled something. But when I used a knee brace it was fine.

Also I started feeling like I was getting a cold or allergies on Friday. My breathing was so bad I couldn't sleep, and I already have insomnia so it was horrible. I took allergy medication and emergen-c. It helped a little, but not much.

On Saturday night I got less than two hours of sleep (before the race). Another big mistake was that I didn't eat before the half marathon. As well as being just straight up grumpy. I don't want to sound so negative because even though so much went wrong and during it I wasn't happy, after I was and thought "that was so much fun!" What a weirdo...
All ready to go!
We got to our corral at 5am. It was already full, but there was a little side opening we were able to get into. I was in corral F and I didn't cross the starting line until around 6:15am. The first couple miles were great and I loved running through Disney.

I was doing fine until mile 7 or 8. It was getting really warm out. I was drinking water and power aid at every station and pouring water on my head. I felt like if I ran anymore that I would fall over. I decided to just be happy with finishing.

At around mile 9 was the Angles stadium. This was my favorite part. It made me forget about the pain I was in and to relax a little. I walked most the last half. It took forever to finish and I think most of the people around me were feeling just like I was because no one was running. I think only a couple people passes us in the last 4 miles. I also so a runner laying down on the ground with medics around him. It's really scary to see I hope he's ok. I finally got to the finish line and got my metal. They also gave out wet towels, water, Power Aid, bananas, and a box of snacks.
I was disappointed in my "run", but I am so glad I got to experience what not to do and learn what I need to improve on. I am thankful for my husband that stayed by my side and encouraged me to keep going. BTW it was his birthday and I loved that he wore his birthday pin. So many people said Happy Birthday. It was really sweet. After we went to the Cheese Cake Factory at Garden Walk.
I am happy we did another Disney run (we also did the Tinker Bell 1/2), but I think thats it for us. They are so expensive! Except if I can one day afford to go to Florida and do the Epcot Wine and Dine, that sounds awesome!