A Little About Me!

Hey everybody! I thought that I would take my friend, Amanda’s, over at www.xothelittleladybug.com, idea and write a fun little post about myself! “21 Things About The 21-Year-Old!” I generally write slightly random things about training or my days (which are probably snore-worthy), so here are 21 facts about me!

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  1. I am from a really small town on the Canadian border and lived there until I was 18. There is just something about small towns that you can never find in the city.
  2. I’ve only been on a plane two times…I guess I need to travel more.
  3. I love golfing! Besides running and other forms of exercise in and outside of the gym I would love to spend all of my time golfing if it wasn’t as expensive. I played in high school and made it to state!
  4. I love fruit. You may think this is a weird fact…but if there is a bowl of fruit in front of me I will eat all of it.

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5. I have a cat named Whiskers who resides at my parents house who I love dearly. We’ve had him for 15 years and he is the fluffiest cat in the world. Hahah!2014-01-20 10.34.5411130719_951458784885998_600091188_n

6. I have an amazing boyfriend who I have been with for almost five years. We have been together since junior year in high school! He goes to school for aerospace engineering…We’ve got a rocket scientist in the house!!!

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7. I pretty much only wear workout clothes…it’s kind of a problem.

8. I’m currently going to school and studying special education and elementary education. When I graduate I want to teach within the inner schools in Seattle.

9. For now I work as a barista to make my way through school! It’s a good thing I love coffee!

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10. I love Canada.

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11. I love playing board games!

12. When I was younger I was sick for FIVE Christmas’s in a row. Like throwing up, ear infections, and the flu…For a long time it was a curse and I feared Christmas! Thankfully I have passed that stage in my life.

13. I am a clutz. I drop things, spill things, trip over things (or nothing), walk into walls or doors ALL OF THE TIME.

14. I am 5’11”, so I can reach the glasses in the tall cabinets. 😉

15. I have 5 alarms set for the morning every day…I have anxiety that I won’t wake up on time, but I also have a really hard time getting out of bed…hahah.

16. I’ve been working since I was 15. $$$

17. I love food. I am thinking about dinner while I am eating breakfast. It’s always been like that hahahah.

18. I love running so much, but if I run when it’s hot outside I feel like my life is coming to an end. Hence the lack of running posts this summer. That’s why my next half-marathon is in November.

19. I love reading during my free time and before bed. I love a wide genre of books, but Harry Potter will always be my favourite…

20. I have one older brother who works for Americorps and he is amazing.

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21. I can twist my arm all the way around. The only cool thing I can do!

Well there ya go! Props to you if you read all of those things! Now I am off to go lift some heavy things and then spend some time on the stairmaster! Have a fit day, everybody!!

xoxo,

Shan

Taking a Walk

Today I went for a run that I was looking forward to all day. I started running and it felt so great, my legs felt good and my breathing was great! But then all of the sudden, a little bit more than half way through my run I just wasn’t feelin it anymore.

Something that I almost never do during my runs is walk. I feel like walking (for me) is defeat. But today it just felt so good to walk, so I kept on walking! I walked for about a mile at a fast pace to keep my heart rate up and it was so great! I walked for about a mile and then started jogging again. I didn’t have any pace or goals set for the run so walking didn’t mess anything up. As I was walking I was thinking that sometimes it’s nice to just slow things down and take it all in, things don’t always have to go fast paced and plans can be changed!

And some random rambles —>

1. Does anybody else leave their race tags on their shoes? Well I do! It’s a nice reminder of my hard work when I am running 🙂 Anyway, today when I was at the grocery store waiting in line a fellow runner asked about my race tag and it started a whole conversation on races! It was really awesome!

2. Today I bought this yogurt:

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I don’t drink cow milk and thought that I would try this non-dairy yogurt. Consensus—SO GOOD! I will definitely buy it again. I usually prefer to eat yogurt that is higher in protein but this is good for a snack too!

Tomorrow I’ve got a great shoulder workout planned along with some on the stairmonster…wish me luck.

Have a great Monday tomorrow!

Shan 🙂