Tuesday, July 27, 2010

July in Review

Wait what? It's the end of July? What in the world? I've been busy.

Here's the run down
-Camp War Eagle Sessions 7 & 8
-CWE Banquets

Nashville/10K: What an absolute blast. Seriously seeing some of my favorite people in the world, hanging out in a city that is known for music and running a 10K. So many laughs, so many sights, next year's 4th of July has a lot to live up to are back to back stellar ones.

Hair: After 4 months my hair was a warn brown with blonde highlights which were fun. My hair really takes to the sun. However those highlights were originally my blue and purple streaks that have faded out. Since Camp was wrapping up I made an appointment to "return to the darkside." After a 4 hour multi-step process I'm back to my near black hair with tongs of blue and purple streaks! I'm growing my hair out for the time being...but I have plans for a major chop down the road.

CWE Sessions 7 & 8: I love Camp, don't get me wrong, but by session 7 I'm ready for it to be over. In addition to my other responsibilitites I really enjoyed doing diversity presentations to the freshmen and out of state student presents to students and families (twice each session aka presented the same stuff 16 times this summer!) HOWEVER Camp sometimes feels like Groundhogs day...the same 3 days over and over again. We oriented around 4,200 freshmen - HUGE, HUGE group and we all survived.

Camp War Eagle Banquets: Always a fun celebration after a long spring and summer. I must say I looked super cute for both - I loved my dresses. My awesome head counselors got me a $50 gift card to Dick's sporting goods for some running gear. Both banquets had a lot of laughs and tears as well. This year's CC banquet went from 5:30pm until 7AM. Yes you read that right AM. We so awards, videos, slideshows and speeches. We usually see dawn, but this is a new record. After very little sleep I was headed to the PC panquet which was from 5:30pm-10:30pm. All these students were so hard this year and I'm thier orientation experience meant a lot to them because they all mean a lot to me!

Running: I'm still be running like whoa. More so indoors due to all the heat. I also managed to make it to another CWE Parent run sesion 8. Proper running clothes have made me a better runner, seriously. I'm not as sweaty and gross - don't get me wrong I'm still sweaty and gross, but it's like 50% less. Slowly but surely I'm increasing my proper running wardrobe. Now thanks to my Head Counselor's gift card that I spent yesterday I have 3 dri fit running shirts, 2 pairs of compression shorts and 4 pairs of shorts. I also got the Nike+ ipod sensor. I need to the get shoes, but I'm hoping they can be a birthday present while home. I plan on using the Nike+ sensor to track my running/mileage from 8/4/10-8/4/11 aka birthday. I'm all about measuring a year, so I'm going to measure in miles as well. For the record I'm on pace to run about 98 miles for the month of July... WHAT!?!

Bronzing: Any free weekend time I've had I've been at the pool bronzing as I like to call it. I've got some GREAT color going on. However since I got my hair did a few weeks ago I got to the pool in a bandana a la Bret Michaels. Actually I wear 2 bandanas one like a old tyme cleaning lady and one like Bret Michaels to cover all my hair from the sun.

So really there you have July in a nutshell. Tomorrow I leave for roadtrip to New York with overnight visits to see friends along the way. I will be in New York Friday and have tons of stuff planned. Very exciting. I also have a job interview in NYC whilst home that I'm gonna stay mum on, but send me some good vibes on Monday.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Book Em Danno I Dropped 3-0

I have so much to tell you guys, but time is at a premium right now. However I did want to shout from the rooftops that as of yesterday I am officially down 30.2 pounds since January. WHAT IS UP!!

I also knocked out an 8 mile run outside yesterday evening. Effing OWNNNNNNNED it.

Sound Mind. Sound Body. Spirit that is not Afraid.


I am still working on my July in Review post, but in the mean time I wanted to talk about 2 things I fancy as of lately.

-Work of Art: The Next Great Artist on Bravo

-Bob Dylan

Work of Art really may be my new favorite reality show. The cast are such art snob hipsters. I freakin LOVEEEEE IT. The challenges are good and the "villians" are better. Seriously if you are not watching it you really should.

Bob Dylan, well as of yesterday. I watched Prefontaine the biopic of runner Steve Prefontaine played by Jared Leto. What a legend in his own time he was, too bad his life was cut tragically short to see what could have been. I suppose the brightest stars are the first to fade. The closing credits of the movie features Bob Dylan's "Forever Young." I don't know it SPOKE to me. If I die young (and sometime I think I really will) than I want this song played at my funeral. I have listened to this song 20+ times since yesterday.

Apparently Mr. Dylan doesn't like his music online because this was hard to track, not the best version, but still check it out.

Friday, July 23, 2010

I Love CWE: The Video

I'm working on a post that I'll most likely chop into a few parts, but in the meantime enjoy this video one of the Camp Counselors made in honor of Camp War Eagle 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Blame Camp

I'm alive....barely. Camp War Eagle is wrapping up this week and life is la vida loca. I can't believe session 8 of Camp is upon us, so crazy. I will talk more about camp at a later date, but I did want to quickly say that my Nashville trip was PHE-wait for it-NOMENAL. Phenomenal.

Great Friends - Sara, Star, Travis & other fun new Auburn Friends

Great Music - Live bands 24/7, dueling piano bars, and me singing karaoke

Great Fun - Nashville Tour, Art Walk, Robert is Bothered, Lots of Laughs

And a Great Race Day - I did my 10K in 1:09:19 - it was an awesome run, I felt so great!

I hope I can expand a bit more on my trip next week following session 8 and both of our Camp Banquets. Lots of tears and also a lot of fun ahead :)

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Quick post, but wanted to share. Ran my 10K this morning and it was awwwwwwesome. I felt great. Excellent day. Well we just got our official times posted online and I clocked in at 1:09:19 which means my average pace was 11:11. I saw 11:11 on the website and about died, that number is stalking me. Seriously so weird seeing that i JUST blogged about it. Once I get back home I'll be sure to blog about the race more.

Also today is ONE MONTH until my 27th birthday - crazy!

Thursday, July 1, 2010


For about the past month I have seen 11:11 on the clock almost everyday. It's creepy. I would rarely see it and now it's ALL THE TIME. I make a same wish everytime I see it because you're supposed to wish on 11:11. I think it's coming true.

I'm headed out of town tomorrow for Nashville. So excited to see Sara, Star, Travis as well as explore Nashville further and especially run my 10K!

Happy 4th of July!