It's Been Rough...

Do you ever get to that point in your life when it is like EVERYTHING imaginable starts to pile up on you all at once. You try and try to keep up with all the demands that are facing you, with a huge smile on your face of course, and then suddenly right before your eyes the demands disappear and you're at the point where you are sitting there wondering... what now?

That is how these past few months have been for me. It seemed like at one point I was asking myself how I was going to make it through everything that had appeared on my plate and today I'm a little shocked they are no longer there.


So as I slowly get myself accustomed to blogging again like I use to (I'm sorry I fell off the face of the blogging world recently)... I hope to fill you in on what has been happening these past couple months which took so much of my energy and attention that you may have asked yourself what happened to me. It's been rough... a roller coaster of emotions... from shock, to happiness, to sadness, and everything in between... and I'll fill you in on everything in the posts to come.

Photo a Day Challenge Retires : Week #43

Sadly, after almost two years of taking a photo a day everyday I have decided to retire from it. I really had high hopes of making it through the end of this year and then throwing in the towel, but I got so far behind with all the other stuff going on that I don't think I can catch up at this point. 


Day 26 - Z is for... Zebra Print 

Day 27 - One


Day 28 - Two... Doodle Nostrils


Day 29 - Three


Day 30 - Four... Doodle Paws


Day 31 - Five

Mileage Monday x 2

Running stats for the November 3rd - November 16th... Folks, life has been hectic and one of the things that has really suffered is this blog. I always said that no matter what I would keep up with my blogging because I love it so much, but the past couple of months just haven't allowed me to do so. Work is crazy as usual... I work usually two 12+ hour days a week and sometimes the weekends. I'm also almost at the end of my Master Program... I have exactly three weeks before I present my capstone project and then I will be finished with school forever so I am scrambling to get things done. And... if that wasn't enough... the woman who played a huge part in raising me, my Grandma, is not well at all. Her health is failing and she is having to be placed in a nursing home. It has been heartbreaking for me to think about, but also equally as hard to watch my parents struggle with the hard decisions they are having to make and me be too far away to really help them in any way. Life has been a whirlwind to say the least, and I'm just waiting for the ups and downs of the roller coaster ride to level out.


Monday, November 3rd, 2014 - 5,798 total steps / 2.1 total miles / 110 calories

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 - 4,327 total steps / 1.8 total miles / 65 calories

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 - 14,872 total steps / 4.8 total miles / 302 calories

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 - 11,369 total steps / 3.7 total miles / 222 calories

Friday, November 7th, 2014 - 11,841 total steps / 3.9 total miles / 248 calories

Saturday, November 8th, 2014 - 3,294 total steps / 1.2 total miles / 10 calories

Sunday, November 9th, 2014 - 3,330 total steps / 1.2 total miles / 11 calories

Totals for the week : 54,831 total steps / 18.7 total miles / 968 calories / 
100 oz of water / zero coffee


Monday, November 10th, 2014 - 11,166 total steps / 3.6 total miles / 199 calories

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 - 10,283 total steps / 3.3 total miles / 196 calories

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 - 12,639 total steps / 4.1 total miles / 213 calories

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 - 7,631 total steps / 2.5 total miles / 127 calories

Friday, November 14th, 2014 - 1,211 total steps / .2 total miles / 9 calories

Saturday, November 15th, 2014 - 8,941 total steps / 2.9 total miles / 163 calories

Sunday, November 16th, 2014 - 10,974 total steps / 3.5 total miles / 187 calories

Totals for the week : 62,845 total steps / 20.1 total miles / 1094 calories / 
163 oz of water / zero coffee

Mileage Monday

Running stats for the week of October 27th - November 2nd... Well it was another pitiful week of not running. I'm sure I'm going to regret not keeping up with it since I will start losing the endurance I had built up. Plus, not running makes me feel like a fat cow. Ekkkk! The change in temperatures and the end of daylight savings time sure doesn't help things either. There really just isn't anything good about winter time. The one thing I do have going for me is the huge amount of walking I'm doing 5-7 days a week. Now that keeps me somewhat in shape!


Monday, October 27th, 2014 - 14,946 total steps / 4.8 total miles / 257 calories

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 - 10,098 total steps / 3.2 total miles / 193 calories

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - 14,742 total steps / 4.8 total miles / 301 calories

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 - 1,010 total steps / .2 total miles / 9 calories

Friday, October 31st, 2014 - 9,748 total steps / 3.2 total miles / 205 calories

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 - 9,883 total steps / 3.2 total miles / 185 calories

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 - 5,199 total steps / 1.6 total miles / 87 calories

Totals for the week : 65,626 total steps / 21 total miles / 1,237 calories /
168 oz of water / zero coffee

Photo a Day Challenge : Week #42

I'm still a week behind everyone, but slowly catching up...


Day 19 - S is for... Soap


Day 20 - T is for... Time


Day 21 - U is for... Umbrella


Day 22 - V is for... Victory (celebrating Melitta's B-day)


Day 23 - W is for... Wash


Day 24 - X is for... X-cited (for Therapy Dog Visits)


Day 25 - Y is for... Yarn

Mileage Monday x 2

Running stats for October 13th - October 26th... Hello everyone! Yes! I am still alive. Things have been crazy around here and my blogging has gotten a little behind so I'm forced to play catch up and do two posts in one! I have not been able to get hardly any running in with all that has been going on. However,  I have been trying my best to sneak a few short runs in when possible. Work, school, and life in general has been overwhelming. Sometimes I forget what it is like to take a little time for myself or do something fun with my family. It can be extremely draining to constantly be working, studying, or just trying to stay ahead of the game. I'm pooped :( So here you go. Two weeks of stats in one post.


Monday, October 13th, 2014 - 3,110 total miles / 1.2 total miles / 12 calories

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - Ran 3.1 miles / 5,120 total steps / 3.5 total miles / 265 calories

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 - 14,127 total steps / 4.6 total miles / 294 calories

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 -11,096 total steps / 3.6 total miles / 215 calories

Friday, October 17th, 2014 - 11,909 total steps / 3.9 total miles / 248 calories

Saturday, October 18th, 2014 - 3, 371 total steps / 1.3 total miles / 11 calories

Sunday, October 19th, 2014 - 3, 125 total steps / 1.2 total miles / 10 calories

Totals for the week : 3.1 miles ran / 51, 858 total steps / 19.3 total miles / 1,055 calories /
238 oz of water / zero coffee


Monday, October 20th, 2014 - 11,225 total steps / 3.6 total miles / 227 calories

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 - 10,367 total steps / 3.4 total miles / 227 calories

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 -  16,721 total steps / 5.5 total miles / 330 calories

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 - 9,089 total steps / 3 total miles / 175 calories

Friday, October 24th, 2014 - 20,831 total steps / 6.7 total miles / 311 calories

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 - 7,396 total steps / 2.4 total miles / 112 calories

Sunday, October 26th, 2014 -  4,196 total steps / 1.6 total miles / 22 calories

Totals for the week : 79,825 total steps / 26.2 total miles / 1,404 calories / 
156 oz of water / zero coffee
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