Monday, September 22, 2014

I Take Pictures of Leaves // Picture Practice

I'm linking up with Just Beachy Blog today to share some of my favorite fall photos!  Check back later for a vlog  (whoop. whoop!) about all things blogging.  Also, if someone wants to clear some space on my dinosaur laptop while I'm at school so I can make that happen, that would be great.



Allie

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sometimes I Run // I Should Really Be a Fitness Blogger

One time, I tried to be fitness blogger for like a day.  As in, I created a whole new blog and dedicated it to all things health/fitness and NO I AM NOT GIVING YOU THE URL ITS EMBARASSING.  Actually, I'm pretty sure that it was literally a one-day stint.  I had this thought that if I was constantly blogging about kale chips and pilates and stuff, I would naturally want to eat kale chips, do pilates,  and otherwise lead an obsessively healthy lifestyle.  Well, just for the record, it doesn't work that way, nor is living a lifestyle that is obsessively anything in any way a good thing. The more you know.

A year or so later, I'm trying to make some healthy changes in a less drastic way ... but it's making me think that I may have missed my calling when I gave up that fitness blog in the first place.  I mean, I'm pretty good at this!  Example:

Exercise plan: 

 Run (almost) every day.  Except if they're showing iCarly reruns on TV that are only showing during the perfect window of time when temperature, humidity, and wind speed are ideal for running.  Or if you just ate a fudge chocolate chip brownie or few or a big meal.  Time your run only when you're feeling really confident or planning on running less than a mile so you can go fast the whole time.  That being said, if you've misjudged how fast you're feeling on a particular day, you can always blame your Map My Run app for not GPS tracking you correctly.  Like that time that you headed out for a fast mile run and ended up taking over eight minutes to do it?  Chalk that up to Map My Run.  You don't need that kind of negativity in your life - it'll only slow you down.

Also, don't forget to take LOTS of recovery time.  You're working really hard.

Nutrition plan: 

First of all, peanut butter.  Oh my gosh you guys, THE PEANUT BUTTER.  In copius amounts that would seem excessive if they hadn't been recommended to you by a healthcare proffessional (me) (jk please don't sue me).  I like to pair mine with a nice big spoon, because, hello, protein.
Speaking of which, make sure to drink a lot of "protein" shakes that actually taste like chocolate ice cream.   Peanut butter works well with these, too, incidentally.  Those things will power you through then intense cardio training that we alread talked about, plus they taste like ice cream. That's a win-win. 

So, fitness blogger, right?  Maybe I'll give it another shot.  Until then, enjoy your Friday and your whole entire weekend! 

Allie

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ice Cream Hangover & Cold Showers // #CanWeNot

Hey you guys!  Today's the day - the #CanWeNot linkup is officially going live!  No longer do you have to sit back and let Nina and I have all the fun - you get to participate this week, too. That, and you get to meet a bunch of other bloggers who are ranting about their #canwenot moments, and who doesn't want to do that?  I think that last sentence was a logical fallacy, but if it gets you to try this link up than it's cool, right?  #CanWeNot is basically a great big girl talk minus the half-gallon of ice cream and spoons.  Come to think of it, maybe we need to find a way to incorporate half gallons of ice cream. Or just gallons. Yes?

Anyway, since you're going to be participating in #CanWeNot from now until death do us part, you're going to need to know how this works!

1.  Write a post including all of your #CanWeNot moments from the week.  (For examples of #CanWeNot moments, see below.)

2. Make sure to link back to Nina's #CanWeNot post for that day or mine so that you can connect with the rest of the link up. You can do that by simply adding a link that connects to one of our blogs in your post or grabbing this button to add.


3.  Add your link to the gadget at the end of this post to participate and let a bunch of other people read what you have to say.

4.Take a few minutes to read the other posts and meet some fellow bloggers - so fun!

Without further ado, my #CanWeNots for the week:

When my dog pooped on the floor of my room.  More accurately, he pooped on my clothes that were on my floor.  I don't know if you guys have ever woken up to the smell of dog poop, but I wouldn't recommend it.  I would recommend instead getting a nice crate with a humongous lock on it and locking your dog in it all night.  Watch out, Eddie.  #canwenot

Then there was the time that my shower at school didn't bother producing hot water until I was rinsing the conditioner out of my hair.  Only slightly worse than being being sweaty longer than necessary is attempting to get clean in a cold shower.   #canwenot

Also, there was the time that I lost my self control and ate way more spoonfuls of chocolate moose tracks straight out of the container than I should have WITH THE HELP OF FRIENDS WITH THE HELP OF FRIENDS I promise I didn't eat the whole half gallon completely by myself.  But yeah anyway that one didn't really become a #canwenot until the next morning when I felt like I was going to die. Feeling like you're dying unnecessarily is definitely a #canwenot.

This morning, I tried to ice my knee on the way to school, because it hurt and I needed relief.  Actually, I succeeded in icing it.  The trouble started when I put the bag of ice in my gym bag with plans to throw it away once I got into the building.  And then the trouble worsened when I forgot about it.  When the ice decided to go and melt, getting my practice clothes and volleyball shoes soaked through, things were downright tragic.  So, I'm not sure if this #canwenot is to the ice for doing what it physically had to do or to myself for forgetting about it. Let's blame the ice.  #canwenot, ice?  Forreal. Gosh.

To this sock that is on my left foot and has a hole right where my big toe is, resulting in a very cold big toe that keeps slipping out through the hole and making me very uncomfortable.  Not to mention that my foot looks like a hobo foot.  #canwenot.

Speaking of uncomfortable, can we talk about that permanent wedgie I had during volleyball practice today?  Why do wedgies even need to happen, ever? #canwenot.

Losing, as in volleyball games.  I'm competitive, and so losing is not fun for me and I'd really prefer not to.  In addition, not making mistakes would be beyond fabulous.  #canwenot?

A couple days ago, I woke up to some really pretty, soothing music.  "Oh, that's nice! My phone decide to play lullabies to me at 5:00 AM!  I can definitely sleep to this!"  It wasn't until I woke up again, this time around 6:30, that I realized that that soothing music had been my alarm.  Also, that I had half an hour to shower and get ready for school. #canwenot.

How about those hand spasms? Like the one I had today that sent my smoothie cup and all its contents into a mess on the counter just as I had finished adding the last ingredient.  Is this something I should see a doctor about?  I would love to be able to make my smoothies on the first try.  #canwenot.

Does anyone else have extremely sensitive ears?  Like, when you go running and it's colder than sixty degrees and your ears are exposed they almost freeze off?  And if they don't freeze off they just hurt really, really badly? No?  Well, I have those, and if I could change one thing about my body . . . well, sorry ears.  But you'd be the first to go.  Since I'm probably never going to have that option, though . . . #canwenot?

And that's all she wrote. Literally.

Allie

P.S. What are your #canwenot moments from this week?

P.S. again:  My link up tool isn't working, so go link up with Nina! Go go go!

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