Prepping through the Problems

Everyone loves Friday! It was a pretty good day from the beginning. I had on a cute outfit that I planned all week and got to wear my new Tory Burch flats! So cute, thanks Ma.

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And then unfortunately, they broke. Don’t worry, they can be fixed!

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A little wardrobe malfunction can’t round my day though, especially when my boss told me to leave at 1:30pm! Freaking sweet. I bopped out of there after lunch and was free for the freakin’ weekend!

But I actually had a lot to do. Its race weekend baby! I dont have everything I need here in Birmingham, so I had to pick a few things up for my tri on Monday.

First up, new shades. They’re the Ironman brand shades, and fit great. I personally think they look great too haha. They also fit really well with my bike helmet.

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Next up was a bike helmet. Since I didn’t bring a bike to Birmingham, there wasn’t any need to bring the helmet. And I can’t legally ride without it.

Then, the bike needed some air, and that had to happen at the shop. But I don’t have a bike rack. (I’m noticing a trend here, collecting stuff I don’t have here. I’m a wreck, but am going to pull it off!) The bike had to go in the trunk. I should have bought a Tahoe, but nooo, had to have the Camaro. I suffer my own consequences. But Bumble prevailed and we made it!

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At the bike shop, we got the Trek all pumped up and ready to go. It’s a hybrid, and although I would rather use a road or tri bike, I am fortunate that my friend Hunter is letting me borrow it and I really appreciate it! But then…the nice bike store guy goes, I have a bike you can race on here! And rolls out a sick tri bike.

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So now I’m racing on this bad boy! I was told it is a good bike by the cute customer in the store who said he had it. Let me digress here for a sec, this man was b-e-a-u-tiful. For the love of all things holy, he was 6’4″ and even training for an Ironman. And then I saw his wedding ring. Another one bites the dust…NEXT.

Back to the bike. Took it on a test ride and really like it! I’m so excited. Thank youuuuu Cahaba Cycles! The shop also had the best energy food ever, my favorite! It’s so hard to find the PowerBar Energy Blast Gel Filled Chews, and they had them in both flavors! They’re kind of like, big filled funnies. And they’re super delicious I’m SO excited I found them, I even bought three bags!

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Then, true to form I then had a dilemma…getting the bike home. The Trek fits (kind of) in my trunk, but the tri bike is like, 6 inches taller and doesn’t stand a chance. So I made plans to pick it up tomorrow with the help of a friend who has a truck.

Buy THEN, a friend responded to my tweet about not being able to take the bike home, and offers me his strap on bike rack. People are watching out for me here! So tomorrow, I’m headed with the new bike rack, to pick up the new bike! Things really fell into place for me this weekend, thank goodness! The moral of this story is, if you plan on racing after you move, take your stuff with you! You think I would have known, lord knows I brought everything else to Alabama.

After all the shipping and errand running, I went for a practice ride on the trek. I felt good and will do another tomorrow on the tri bike. Then it was home to make dinner (beef tacos) and watch Friday Night Lights. It was such a pretty sunset and dusk after the show ended that I decided to take a little run. Needless to say, now I’m exhausted and ready for bed! And it’s 9:48pm on a Friday night. I’m too wild, I know! 😉

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Feeling Alive!

Happy Wednesday! Or hump day, to those who like to use that terminology. Personally, I hate it. It doesn’t give a dirty connotation to me or anything, I actually have only started hating it since moving to Alabama. Here in ‘Bama (as the locals calls it), we have speed humps. Now…what in GOD’s name is a speed hump? That would be the Alabama version of a speed bump. Why they call it that, I am sure there is a great story, but I just don’t know it yet. Should I ever find out, you’ll be the first to know.

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I completed registration for the triathlon here in Birmingham today! Way to wait until the last minute…did I mention this race is on Monday? Like, this Monday. You only live once, right? Memorial Day tris are becoming a tradition for me, and have a significance believe it or not. Last year, I did CapTex tri with Fit Chick Britt, and it was on the 9 month anniversary of having my brain tumor removed.

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So this Memorial Day is the 18 month anniversary! That means 18 months healthy and still kickin’ over here! The tri originally was kind of a bucket list thing for me, and I guess it still is. Shows me not only am I alive, but I’m doing pretty darn well and really living my life to the fullest. Next Memorial Day in Texas again!

But now that I’m registered, that means I have spent the past 2 weeks in crunch time to get ready! It’s a sprint, so I think I can handle it. The registration process had me estimate my finishing time…and I think I did a very bad job. How am I supposed to be able to do that? I’m not a timer when I bike or anything. Note to self, start that because I might have told them double the time it will actually take me…hopefully.

So back to the whole, I don’t LOVE running thing from the other day. The one thing that makes me really enjoy running (and at the same time makes running in a triathlon such a pain) is music! I always have my iPod of iPhone with me when I am running to jam to some tunes. I am a country fan for the most part, but when I am running, I like to have songs on with a good fast beat so I run to keep up with it. It tends to make me faster, and if I really like the songs, it makes time pass very quickly! I busted out my old iPod last night and listened to a playlist that came from my college volleyball warm-up CD. Check these throw-backs out…

David Banner-Get Like Me
FloRida-In the Ayer
Lil Wayne-Got Money (remix)
Savage-Swing
Pussycat Dolls-When I Grow Up
Nickleback-Animals
Linkin Park-Away from You
Dem Franchise Boys/Korn-Coming Undone with It
Remy Ma-Conceited
Mims-Like This
3 Doors Down-Ticket to Heaven
Timbaland-She Got It
Brittney Spears-Overprotected

SWEEEEEET playlist huh? Brought me back to college definitely. Liked it so much I’m going to use it again tomorrow haha I can’t use an iPod during the race, so I am winging it there.

Tonight was softball night for the firm. I was all excited because I got new Nike shorts to match my uniform and it was the first time I was going to wear them! Ok, ridiculous I know, but first of all I really like matching, and second of all, I am always looking for an excuse to get new Nike shorts! Baby blue, white and navy is totally cute, and matches my jersey perfectly! I probably look better than I play, but that’s what matters right? I play catcher and am absolutely not the star of the team. But the rules state a girl has to be on the field at all times, and they usually hit the ball so I don’t have to do too much. Regardless, it’s a really fun time!

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We won tonight, again! So far, CWCD is undefeated for the season…going all the way baby! After the game, we had an awesome dinner at Outakes in Homewood, AL. The chicken tettrazini was just to die for The owner was so nice and packed me a to-go container for lunch tomorrow! If you’re in the area, definitely check it out for lunch.

After a long day or work and play, I’m catching a quick episode of Criminal Minds while ironing my shirt for tomm, and hopefully not scaring the daylights out of myself so that I can sleep! Goodnight!

What an Egg-cellent day!

But really, today was fab. First of all, I wore my pants and they were long and didn’t show my ankles and looked just fabulous! I have never been happier to wear a pair of slacks in my life. It’s truly the simple pleasures in life that put me in a great mood for the whole day at work!

After a long and busy day at the office, I was in a great mood and had to get in a run. Tri approaching, yea yea yea. For the record, I dot actually love running. I enjoy it, but I don’t love it. But one thing that makes me LOVE going for a run, is taking my main man Sarge out with me!

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Sargent York, or Sarge, (a frequent mention in here) is my friend Hunter’s Australian Ridgeback/Pitbull. And he is just precious! Hunter is nice enough to let me take Sarge running since I don’t have my own pup and I love running with Sarge. I won’t lie, he’s not trained and has a mine of his own, so he is always an adventure to take out. He likes to chase me back around posts when he goes the wrong way and I try to follow. But he is a great time and keeps me so happy while running.

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After dropping Sarge off, I went home to make dinner. The only proper meal for an egg-cellent day is…egg salad! I love egg salad but have never made it. My favorite place in Houston to get egg salad is Kenny & Ziggy’s Deli on Post Oak Boulevard. I you haven’t been there, you should try it out!

Egg salad seemed like a good, cool meal for a hot summer day. It was easy to put together after work quickly, cheap(!), and packed full of protein! Healthy and easy…I like 🙂

Ao I gave it a shot, how hard could it be?

Boiled eggs? Check.

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Chop the eggs, mix with a little mayo and spices? Check.

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Serve with toasted French bread? Check.

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See, wasn’t hard at all! And it was SO good! I even made enough to have some lunch at the office tomorrow 🙂 but of course, I can’t find Tupperwhere to put it on, so that is my task for the night during commercials in the Bachelorette! Hope everyone had a egg-cellent Monday to start their week off right!

Amazon babes need clothes too!

Happy Sundayyyy 🙂 Does anyone else think Sunday nights are kind of boring without the Amazing Race on? Good thing there was a Harry Potter marathon haha.

Lets see, today i went shopping! So Capri pants are totally in style. And I love them. BUT when you’re just wearing pants that are too short for you, that’s a high-water, not a Capri. And that’s just not cute. Well, welcome to my life. I’m almost 6’1 and have been handling the high-water situation for as long as I can remember.

With the new job, I have been forced to trade in my Nike shorts and t-shirt regime for suits and button ups.

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But the one thing I can’t handle, is short work pants. it’s not professional, it’s not cute and it’s totally my pet peeve. And for an Amazon like me (Amazon sounds better than giant…) it’s a simple pleasure when you can find awesome pants. And today at New York and Co., my little tall-minded dreams came true! I bought pants this afternoon that might even be too long! They’re fabulous, I’m wearing them tomorrow and will of course take pics of how fabulously long they are! They were also on sale, score!

Well, that was the highlight of my weekend! Other than my sweet clothing find, we had a going away party for a girlfriend from England, I ran the long trail in the heat both days, laid out at the pool, and cleaned/did laundry.

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My party outfit, it was American themed. What’s more American than Lilly Pulitzer??

What a terrific weekend, I’m all smiles 🙂 Week 2 at the new job tomorrow, and and so far so fabulous!

Back in Action!

Whew it has been a LONG LONG time. My apologies, I have really gotten caught up in life and have not been posting at all! Let’s recap the last few weeks…

I finished my first year of law school! And then we popped serious bottles and celebrated hard! I am so happy to year is over, we survived and are on summer break for a while. 2L and 3L are up next, then I graduate and am the future of the legal profession. Scary, huh?

I went to Memphis. There was a wedding the weekend after finals were over, so I drove up. My mom came in from Texas and we saw a ton of her old friends from high school and their kids. The wedding was fabulous and spending time with everyone was so fun. Then Mom and I broke loose to do some shopping (what else do we do better?!) There was a Lilly Pullitzer boutique that I had to visit while I was there, and we had some fun for a day! A good friend there just got engaged, and I will be back soon to visit since the 3.5 hour drive was so easy!

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I signed up for a triathlon! On Memorial Day I will be doing the JVCC triathlon here in Birmingham and am very stoked. I don’t have a bike here, but my good friend Hunter has one that I am borrowing. I will miss my tri buddy Fit Chick Britt, but am still excited to be doing a race. I tend to slack on my fitness sometimes when I get busy with other things, but having a race ahead gives me goals to stay focused on.

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I started my new job. It is awesome! I love working at Cory Watson Crowder Degaris, P.C., here in Birmingham, Alabama. We are a plaintiff’s law firm and I truly enjoy my work. I have a nice office, great computer, awesome people around me, and even work with another friends from Cumberland! I am playing on the firm softball team and love it. We even won our first game against a rival firm on Wednesday, and hope to kick butt for the rest of the season.

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Ok now that you’re caught up, I will be back to posting daily! I have to get back in the routine, but it can be done! I hope everyone has been fabulous during my “sabbatical” and is having a great summer so far!

Counting it down…

Needless to say, I have NOT been diligent in my blooging for the past 3 weeks. That is completely due to law school finals being in full swing, and spending every waking moment studying or reviewing or taking an exam. Its just not really exciting to write about the same thing day in and day out.

In 24 hours, I will be done with 1L. Whew.

Heres a recap for you of the last few weeks:

I took 3 finals, and have one more tommorrow. After that, I’m done. Roll out the red carpet, popl the champagne bottles, were not 1Ls anymore baby and its summertime!

I got a cold. Who does that during finals? Oh thats right, everyone. Because this ONE girl came to the library sick and got the entire basement crew infected. I know who you are, and youre at the top of my list.After two full bottles of Theraflu in 3 days, I was so medicated I didnt know top from bottom.

I drank way too much diet coke. Dear god after finals I am taking a break from the DC and DDP for at LEAST a week.

I got a job. I will be working at a plaintiff’s firm here in Birmingham for the whole summer and am very excited about it.

My mom came to town. She was in my apartment for less than 10 munites before asking for a bottle of Clorox. The bathroom looks great, thanks Ma.

I need a haircut. For the love of all things holy I need to have my hair done. Its getting long (relative here) and looks horrible. ITs bordering on mullet. and NO, I will not post photos to embarass myself in this current fragile state.

Ok so thats it. My life really isnt that exciting right now but starting tomorrow, its a new leaf! This weekend, I am headed to the hair salon and the Memphis for a wedding with my mother to have some fun! But for now, I will spend the next 24 hours nailing Civ Pro so I can celebrate accordingly! Hope every one has had a fabbbbbulous few days 🙂

SRVA Junior Regional Championship Weekend Recap

I didn’t get a chance to post this weekend because things at the SRVA Junior Regional Championships in Atlanta, Georgia were so whirlwind crazy busy! BUT it was all worth it to end the season as CHAMPIONS and fm out on top.

I won’t bore you with the details of every match and play, but I will say that I am beyond proud of the team. They are a group of girls with such heart and passion for the game of volleyball and they truly played their hearts out for me. I was so lucky to have such a great team that played so hard for me, and they are all champions to me. I thank them for all the memories this season and will always remember 16 Black! (If I ever need a reminder, they bought me a fabulous Keurig machine that I use every morning, and will be putting a team photo next to!)

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Here are some shots from this weekend, a photo truly says a thousand words, and that’s the perfect recap and says it all for me!

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Disclaimer!!

My blog is nor professional advice. I'm not a chef, a nutritionist, a certified sports medicine professional or a lawyer (yet.) I'm just a girl who tries to cook healthy for herself, coaches off personal playing experience, lives by the law she knows and understands and blogs for enttertainment. Seek out a professional if you need help is any of the above categories. Thanks for reading!