to a degree-ish

12 miles in 91% humidity & 81 degrees 🔥 Long(ish), SLOW distance ✔️

Legs felt good, but it’s so disgusting out that I was barely moving. I woke up this morning determined to run 12 miles no matter how the weather and my body felt, and I did. Mind over matter.
I ate a gel around mile 8 because I realized I want to start doing longer runs for marathon training and I should be fueling during that not just pushing myself further. I tried a new flavor because we didn’t have chocolate (my go-to). Strawberry/banana gel is not something my stomach is a fan of. Or my tastebuds. But I got calories in during the run and that’s what counts.

7/21 workout

5 wall walks
20 Knees to chest
25 American Kettlebell swings
30 Crunches
50 Feet of Broad Jumps (3 burpees every 5 Jumps)
30 Crunches
25 American Kettlebell swings
20 Knees to chest
5 wall walks

Then 5 minutes run, 2 minutes walk for 35 mins.

So today I was dripping in sweat. The salt stung my eyes as I went vertical on the wall walks. Basically, you start in a push up position with your feet at the wall, then you walk your feet up the wall, pushing your body towards it along the way. You end up doing a handstand with your whole body flat against the wall, and then you walk your way back down. That’s one. I did five, twice. I didn’t quite get 90 degrees, more like 80, or 70….ish….

The knees to chest were supposed to be toes to bar. Psssshhhhh. You had to hang from a bar and bring your feet up to where your hands are. Ppppppsssssssshhhhhhhhhh!!! Bye Felicia to that. I got on that stand where you rest your forearms and bring your knees up. I considered that an acceptable substitute for now. I’m not Gabby Douglas.

American Kettlebell swings. I had a 20lb Kettlebell, swung it through my legs and up over my head, repeat. Those were awesome.

I looked like an idiot doing broad jumps. You just basically jump forward. Repeat. I had to do it in the hallway outside of the weight room. The people in there must have been tripping out seeing a dwarf occasionally hop by the door like a frog. But whatever.

After the broad jumps, I worked my way back through the workouts. I ended with my run, which actually felt great!

My water intake was awesome today, I must have drank a fish tank. But it paid off in the run, I had no pain at all, and plenty of endurance. I cranked up the speed to 4.5 (say whaaaaa?) and the incline to 7 (double say whaaaaa???) for the last 5 minutes (oh…)

I’m just feeling great.


My bags are packed and I’m ready (so ready) to head home. Home to my bed, to my computer, to my parent’s cats, to my internet connection, to home.

Madrid has been wonderful. The weather has been the most different, somewhere between 30 and 40 degrees most days (86-105 ish F), and I’ve actually tanned a bit, even with sunscreen and fairly low sun exposure rates.

It’s hot and smelly here, there’s so many people packed into such small areas. The architecture is amazing. People are loud and very affectionate - I can’t tell when people are flirting here because everyone’s so affectionate and seem to have very few personal boundaries. J’s family is amazing - we’ve never met them before they have looked after us as if we were their own children. [Also as an aside, J’s 55 year old uncle doesn’t look a day over 40, and a hot, well kept, buff 40 at that. Amazing genetics.]

I’ve heard travellers say that when they’ve been surrounded by people overseas other Australian accents pop out like they’ve been spotlighted. I hadn’t experienced that until Madrid, and I think it’s because of the language barrier. Surrounded and isolated by people when I hear something I recognise I’ve been very excited.

As a native English speaker I have mixed thoughts about travelling while speaking English that I hope to write about in the next few days.

Now, onwards to lunch and later this evening, the airport!


Alice in Chains at the Pala Casino 7-17-15 

Shitty pictures, can’t capture the awesome show.    Was almost a two hour performance. Typical San Diego night weather(60 ish degrees) great small venue, great set list, good crowd, and they sounded amazing. He may not be Layne Staley but  William DuVall did the old songs justice. Hit all the right notes on man in the box to cause the crowd go nuts. 

If they’re in your city or near by definitely worth seeing. 400 miles round trip, would do it again. 

When Reading UchiSaku

When reading UchiSaku or MultiSaku (humor fics/ AU’S/ Non-massacre) I’ve noticed that some Uchiha’s personalties are tweaked up just a bit while keeping some of their main behaviors (depending on the author of course)

And I had come to realize that it sort of reminds me of a certain Ouran host club

Madara: seems to be Tamaki-ish, Not to a full degree but depending on the story, it would remind you of Tamaki. (mostly the humor stories,obviously)

Itachi and Sasuke: It’s a toss up as both of them would be, Kyouya

Tobi/Obito: Clearly, Honey-Senpai,but Tobi is Tobi, who just happens to be a good boy. 

Shisui:, again it’s another toss up because hikaru and kaoru just them combine into one person 

Sakura: Haruhi (No Shit, Sherlock), because of how dismissive she is of their antics in stories. 

…Kind of wish there was one more Uchiha just i could mention Mori! I known some people mention Izuna but he’s more often left out then Shisui is!

Temp going up and down a bit. 20 min ago I checked it and it was 98.1 and just now it was 98.7 (our temp is normally 87.4 ish, and for some reason a one degree fever is kicking my ass 😑)

anonymous asked:

Hi, I wanted come on here and say some of the most entertaining Fics have come from you. Thanks for all the hard work you put into your writing! I also have two questions for you... Firat, have you ever considered writing a historical AU-ish type piece? And secondly, what are your thoughts on burnvin?

Hello! Thank you so much, I’m really happy you enjoy the fics! <3 I have heaps of fun writing them so I’m glad to hear you can get some enjoyment out of them as well aha.

Historical AUs I generally stay away from just because of the amount of research that has to go into making them accurate (which is probably ironic bc my minor for my degree is history) - the only historical-ish things I might work on are an eventual king au and a gladiator au that I’ve been planning for the distant future, but those won’t be real-world historical settings, just historical in terms of being medieval/ancient period pieces aha~

( the only periods i know with any confidence are cold war era and ancient rome, i hesitate to write a cold war au, so the ancient rome i’ll incorporate into the gladiator au )

I ADORE BURNVIN AND I LOVE TO READ IT but I struggle to write it because I’m not confident with writing Burnie - but someone prompted it for the inbox game so I’m gonna fill that some time soon… with great trepidation… haha


EDIT- i know WWI well too but I know a lot more about the Australian and English sides of it than the American side so it’s not much help to me in writing AUs haha

myislandofmisfitoys said: It’s just terrible. Even worse that it’s so close to you. I hope for your sake that they arent connected to you. And you know that if there are those connection there’s going to be months of investigations and perserverating

Right now it seems more six degrees of separation-ish. A good friend of mine is connected to one of the victims but not myself personally. Can’t wait to see the typical media spin, with the NRA lobbying for more and more lax gun laws.

Which seems like an appropriate time to use Mr. S.L.J: to America I say:

Originally posted by blvkvholic

My roommate just told me last night she wasnt going to have enough money to pay rent so im going to have to pay the whole thing when I just paid for all my school and my credit card. She is always like i have so much debt but she only spent $12,000 ish for her whole degree and I’m still in school and have to pay so much every year. She told me it would take her two years to pay it off as if that was a long time. One more month until she moves out and I cant wait

anonymous asked:

How can an apartment kill an animal

Reptiles are cold blooded animals, therefore need to be kept at very warm temperatures (optimal is 80 ish degrees).
November through January my apartment had no heat and the landlords refused to do a thing about it.
Because we had no heat, despite her lamp, and a heated pad. I couldn’t regulate the temperature in her tank well enough and I ended up losing her. I could barely keep the temperature in the house above 55 or so.

Fell swoop

By 2:15 p.m. I had burned maybe 30 of my daily 930 active calories goal. 900 calories left with most of the day gone. Now, if I had gone out earlier I could have taken it easier. And it would have been 15 - 20 degrees cooler.

My decision was to fell swoop it, as in burn them all at once and reduce the amount of time spent on physical activity.

So, over the next 2 hrs 45 min, I burned 972 calories. A mix of running and walking. (3 miles running. Then 4.3 walking. Then 1.8 running and the rest walking.)

Physical status: tired, but fine. Ha!

Outside temp: 83-ish degrees F

Mental status: pleased. Not only that I got the calories burned. Well, a lot of that, including hitting 100 days of meeting my goal which actually has an award. For further details see later post.

Today was a very cool and windy day. It was only 80 ish degrees Fahrenheit and i was outside all day so I could hear the trees rustling and it made me so happy because it felt like October and not July. It was so peaceful, the people weren’t talking loud and I was drawing in the sand and feeling the wind on my body. It was nice. I liked today.

anonymous asked:

Oh, ok! Um. I'm out of creative juice for the moment (so no funny stories, sorry), mainly because it's kinda humid today where I live x_x cause of that I got up 5 hours earlier than I usually do, bleh. How's the weather where you are?

Aw dude that sucks. I really hate humid weather. Its p hot, like 90 ish degrees and really sunny

💥5 Ingredient Energy Bars!

1 cup packed dates, pitted (deglet nour or medjool)*
¼ - ½ cup honey (or sub maple syrup or agave for vegan option)
¼ - ½ cup creamy salted natural peanut butter or almond butter
1 cup roasted unsalted almonds, loosely chopped
1 ½ cups rolled oats (gluten free for GF eaters)
optional additions: chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, banana chips, vanilla, coconut etc.

1. Process dates in a food processor until small bits remain (about 1 minute). It should form a “dough” like consistency. (mine rolled into a ball)
1a. Optional step: Toast your oats in a 350 degree oven for 15-ish minutes or until slightly golden brown. Otherwise, leave them raw - I just prefer the toasted flavor.
2. Place oats, almonds and dates in a bowl - set aside.
3. Warm honey and peanut butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir and pour over oat mixture and then mix, breaking up the dates to disperse throughout.
4. Once thoroughly mixed, transfer to an 8x8 dish or other small pan lined with plastic wrap or parchment paper so they lift out easily. (A loaf pan might work, but will yield thicker bars.)
5. Press down until uniformly flattened. Cover with parchment or plastic wrap, and let set in fridge for one hour or a freezer for 15-20 minutes to harden.
6. Remove bars from pan and chop into 10 even bars. Store in an airtight container for up to a few days. I kept mine in the freezer to keep them extra fresh, but it isn’t necessary.
*If your dates don’t feel sticky and moist, soak them in water for 10 minutes then drain before processing. This will ultimately help hold the bars together better.
Nutrition Information

▶Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 217 Fat: 8 g Saturated fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 31 g Sugar: 19 g Fiber: 4 g Protein: 6 g

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