I’m Really Bad at This

June 13, 2013 at 11:25 am 3 comments

You guys… I can’t even begin to explain how busy I’ve been over the past three weeks! I’m glad blogging isn’t my job because I’m really bad at it when my life gets too crazy. πŸ˜‰

First up on my list of things I had to do was to get through the last week of school which included lots of graduations and special services at church for our seniors. Then we went on a 5 days cruise to the Eastern Caribbean islands. It was wonderful, but sadly the weather wasn’t the best. We had fun anyway!

cruise 1

cruise 2


We got home from the cruise on a Saturday night and left the very next Sunday afternoon to attend the Methodist Annual Conference in Birmingham. It was a three day conference, but I didn’t go to many of the events. Mostly I was just Chad’s chauffeur. I did run in a charity 5k for missions on Sunday night though. It was hot, late (the race started at 9:30 pm), and SUPER hilly. We ran about 3 laps around the Birmingham Southern College campus, and it might have been my worst race ever. haha Oh well, all for a good cause! πŸ™‚


I had one day to recover before heading out for another three day event. This time I attended a spiritual retreat called The Walk to Emmaus. It was such a special weekend that I can’t even describe with words, so I wont try! πŸ˜‰ All I can say is if you ever get a chance to attend, DO IT! πŸ™‚ Going on an Emmaus Walk was also part of my 30 Before 30 list. So I can officially cross it off!


I got home late Sunday night and crashed into bed. This week I teach music at our summer school program, so on Monday I woke up early to get my room and lessons ready. I have a very short schedule and only teach two 30 minute classes with 1 hour of planning time built into the schedule. So I’m only working for 2 hours a day. After lunch on Monday I accidentally took a 3 hour nap. I guess I was more tired than I thought. Chad and I went to get groceries and ended up picking up Subway for dinner and going to bed shortly after eating.


Tuesday I got back into the swing of things by doing some speed intervals at the high school track.Β I ran to the track for a 1/2 mile warm-up, stretched, and then completed the following intervals:

10 seconds: Sprint Β 20 seconds: Run Β 30 seconds: Walk

After 4 rounds of that, I jogged for 2 minutes before doing it again. Then I ran/walked home.

run and breakfast

I followed up my run with some overnight oats topped with fresh blueberries and almond butter!

After work, I came home and made a wrap for lunch that had spinach, black beans, avocado, cucumber, and sriracha.

lunch 1

I spent the afternoon in my favorite spot! πŸ™‚


Then made dinner: Chicken breast with a roasted tomato salsa and a side of fresh pineapple. (I swear there’s chicken underneath all that salsa!) You can find the recipe for the chicken and salsa here. It was so good!



I’m sure this is more information that you want right now. I hate when I’m away from the blog for so long because I feel like I have so much catching up to do, but I don’t want to bore you all with long posts. I’ll have to catch up on yesterday and today’s workouts/food later tonight or tomorrow. Until then….

Thanks for reading. Happy Thursday! πŸ™‚


Entry filed under: 30 Before 30, Diet and Exercise, Food, Life, Random, Running, Travel, Uncategorized.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. di @ life of di.  |  June 13, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Stinks that you didn’t have the best weather for the cruise; however, a cruise is fun nonetheless πŸ™‚ Glad you still had a good time! Also, that wrap looks really good! I love that you added Sriracha sauce to it – can’t get enough of it!

  • 3. Alex @ therunwithin  |  June 13, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    good to see you back! I am so glad you had such a great cruise, I bet it was exactly what you needed


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Hello, I'm Grace! I'm a 24 year old living in a small town in Alabama. I'm married and have the most amazing job teaching music to elementary students. I blog about healthy eating, exercising, running, and the random things that happen in my life. I've recently completed my second half marathon and can't wait to pursue that 26.2!

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