Sunday: 6 mile walk
Tuesday: Tracey Mallet F.I.T.
Wednesday: 5k walk
No runs this week, partly because my legs needed a little rest after an active weekend, and partly because it was suddenly 80 degrees and humid out every day here. I’m used to running in that type of weather during my early morning Summer runs but I’m just not ready for it right now!
I’ve been trying to do this Tracey Mallet workout, along with my favorite Bob Harper one, once a week. They are both amazing strength training workouts and I’m already noticing an increase in strength since I started doing them regularly again a few weeks ago.
Despite some great workouts my eating has been totally average. I’m okay with that! I was standing at a checkout line and saw these babies calling my name. I haven’t had any sort of gummy candy in years but they just looked so delicious!
With the warmer temps I’ve been rocking sundresses and shorts all week. I saw the cutest nail idea on Pinterest so I pulled out my polishes and did this bright and easy design. It was very hard to photograph but I started with two coats of a light pink and went back with a silver glitter topcoat from Essie and just painted the bottom half of my nails. I am obsessed with them. Travis came home and I must have shoved them in his face a dozen times saying, “LOOK AT HOW SPARKLY I AM!”Gratuitous cat photo of the week:I wish our other cat, Smokey, was easier to photograph. He’s such a weird cat. He never comes near me, doesn’t make eye contact, and while the other two cats sleep with us he sleeps alone in a different room. The only time he will always come up to you is when you are using the bathroom. Freak.
I picked up a GRE study guide and have been making vocab flashcards based on popular word lists I’ve found online. I did really well the last time I took them (2007 and God I’m old.) I remember studying for them for about 6 hours a day for three weeks over Christmas break and I took the test January 6th, 2007. I know it sounds ridiculous but I really, really like standardized tests. I love studying. I love putting pressure on myself to do well. I am a nerd.
As of now I’m tentatively planning to take it in 2 months before Summer classes start. Since we still have no idea where we will be moving (sometime in September) I can’t be certain what type of program I will be applying to. If we aren’t close to a PA school then I may go for a Doctorate in Psychology (although I’m really questioning whether that would actually increase my earning potentially significantly enough to justify the time/costs.) Regardless of what direction I go in the GRE is required for most of the areas I’d pursue, and if I don’t end up using the 2-3 science courses I take this Summer I won’t consider it a waste. Education always pays off!
This weekend we are supposed to have some pretty nasty weather so I’m not sure what we’ll be able to do. Worst case scenario I’ve got a lot of craft projects and cooking I can do, and I may finally try out the gym on post if I start to get cabin fever. I’m also like 2 months overdue for a haircut and since I don’t have a stylist yet here (and there’s no point in getting attached to one) I may just walk into a cuts-by-us and let ’em hack it off (and by hack I mean trim.)
What are you up to this weekend?
Love/hate standardized tests?