Ok… a lot… A LOT has been going on in my life and I feel like I should share!! I think this is going to be done in list format… here we go!!!
NEW ADDITION TO THE BLOG
A couple days ago I got an exciting email!! If you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen this news… You’re looking at a new SPA sister!! That’s right… I am now a Sweat Pink Ambassador!! (Pink Shoelaces are on their way with pics to follow!!) ;) I’m excited to be a part of this awesome community! :)
One of my readers messaged me and told me that that they were trying to add their Race Report and couldn’t because the #linkup was closed!! Whoops! Sorry about that! We are now open for business and you can linkup as many Race Recaps/Reports as you want from the month of July!! #nolimits I will also leave up your links for all of August too because I feel bad! ;) Get to linking up!! :)
WORK WORK WORK…
I went from feeling like a bum with no jobs after graduation in May and like I could blog several times a day if I wanted to because I had nothing else to do… to feeling like I had no time again because I am now employed and have 4 separate different jobs! I posted about it here in a blog post that you can read if you want. Currently I am only working 2 jobs but starting mid-August I will be working all 4!! Here are my 4 jobs and my fall schedule:
- Restaurant Job (Nights and Weekends)
[I asked for an old job back when I was jobless… read about it HERE]
- ASL Interpreter (On Call 24/7)
[I signed up with one agency… hopefully more in the future!!]
- Preschool Educational Aide (Monday through Thursdays)
[Job I was doing in May… now full-time tho!]
- Substitute Teacher (Fridays)
[I can now sub for any interpreters in the area as well as teachers!!]
We’ll see how long I can keep this schedule up come fall, but I’d rather work as much as possible now while my family consists of two people instead of working and being gone all the time when we start having little additions join our family…
if you know what I mean! ;)
FROGFUEL PROTEIN SHOT GIVEAWAY (11 HRS LEFT)
You have 11 hours left to enter my FrogFuel giveaway!! Entries are really low so you have a really good chance of winning so ENTER NOW!!
DONE WITH REST… BRING ON THE WORKOUTS!
I have been really… I mean REALLY resting it up these days… the only working out I’ve done in July is being on my feet and walking back and forth really fast making food at work! lol… and bicep curls with the ice buckets when I fill the pop machines… does that count?? :-P
Really tho… I feel like I’ve given my knee a fair amount of rest time and it’s time to get legit and start working out again! I’m not talking straight up running 10 miles tomorrow!! Calm down people… ;) I want to be smart about this so my knee pain doesn’t come back…
which means I’ll start slow with walking for warmups and cooldowns and working on building up and balancing out the muscles that are heavily relied on while running… among other muscles too… and heavily foam rolling/sticking/ and stretching! Also… making use of the elliptical and bike!
Hopefully after starting out slow, it won’t be long before I get back to running!! :) I truly miss it and can’t wait to get back out there and hit the pavement pain free!!
MY 26th BIRTHDAY!
Last but not least… I turned 26 on July 14th! Crazy how time flies!! It was a great day filled with fun, laughter, and love! :) My day started out with presents and then church:
After church… we went to my favorite restaurant… Red Lobster… of course my husband told them it was my birthday when we ordered dessert so they put a candle on top and a group of about 8 employees came out to sing to me… half way through the song, the whole room was singing to me and my face was bright red!! lol… people were paying their tabs and leaving and saying happy birthday when they walked by for the next 15 minutes! I felt like a celebrity!!
Then typically my mom makes me a hoho cake (recipe here) which is chocolate cake with vanilla cream filling and chocolate icing on top!! Delicious!! But alas, this year it was just my husband and I on my birthday and he decided to make me a ho ho cake… recipe pending! ;)
Gotta love him!! It was a fantastic birthday!!
Do you have any “Randoms” to share?
What kind of cake do you usually have on your birthday?
Are you recovering from an injury or still going strong?