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running… navy style.

so, in my gym time tonight,
i made a decision.
as it’s nights, and i prefer/wish/like to do 2 works outs per shift (one at the beginning and one at the end) i decided that my second workout of the shift and the times that i happen to get to the gym/workout on my off days i’m going to do PRT practice.
our PRT schedule starts 29April and i want to get a super high score.
for those that don’t know – PRT is physical readiness test…
we get scored in our ability to do pushups, situps, and running the mile and a half…
my last one i didn’t do as well as i’d wanted…
and i also did it on the bike. .
my last practice one, i pushed myself super hard, but then almost threw up, so i had to back off a little bit..
and didn’t get as high as i wanted 😦
so, i figure if i start practicing… granted i don’t have much time left… i just realized how late in the month it is… *sigh*
if i take the latest availability – which is may 16, i have 3 weeks to practice…
i’m all over it!!!
like white on rice!!

but, my goal is:
85 situps, 35 pushups, and my mile and a half in 13:30.
i prefer to run outside, i really do — vs the treadmill, but. . . our track is 2 feet wide, and you have a ton of people trying to run at the same time … and it’s just not smooth and even and flat… so, it’s kind of unsafe… so, rather than — i don’t know – sprain my ankle again, like i did last time – i’ll just run it on the treadmill…
better that than nothin – right?

go me!


For the girls…


so, this post is definitely for females… all suggestions welcome…

i have previously come to the conclusion that i’m in dire need of more sports bras…

as it is, i have to wear two of them when working out…

so, if i work out twice in one shift — that’s 4 that i have to utilize… i have 7 total… :-\

i told my husband that i need to invest in more, and he said why  – you have so many…

i informed him that i need to wear 2, so… not really…

he said oh, well, can you go to lane bryant and get some?

o_O  … um…. no… that store is for larger people, not just people with large boobs…

he said OH…

(it waaaaas funny… but… still)

anyways, i need suggestions for what and where to buy

i wear a 32D/DD … and i don’t like the bounce factor AT ALL.

and i like to run… ((wellllll…. like is a bit of a stretch, prefer is a better word…))

i just don’t like to spend tons of money on them… especially if i want to buy a few of them…

i normally get them at target … but Champion changed the way they make them… and it’s just not as supportive…

so, i mean i guess i can buy them there still, just 2 at a time…

but geez oh pete — 

peeling those suckers off when i’m done with a workout — D I F F I C U L T

so, new followers out there, old followers, ANYONE… please help me out??

i’d much appreciate it…

running and running and running


i’ve complained about it before, indeed i have..

and i’ve finallllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyy conquered my running demons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i’ve been running 3x a week for 2 months… (for the most part)

and i’ve been struggling. tremendously.

*le sigh*

friday, i ran for 2 miles before i walked… and i was planning on walking the 2 miles back, but i ended up running more than i anticipated!!!

today; i realized that i see my husband in two weeks.

and i look awful. i don’t look like i’ve been running for 2 months… which i guess isn’t that long — but it seems forever long to me!!!

so, instead of just doing the running 3/week — i’m going to be going to the gym every day, on tues & thurs after school… and thennnnn i might also go after school on mondays and wednesdays too… my only issue is the lack of workout clothes and the amount i sweat, and the fact that this isn’t my house, so i can’t do laundry as often as i would need to… i went today to look at some new workout clothes, and did not have any luck…

boooo hissssss
can i just tell you how difficult it is to find a sports bra that works for me… as it is, i have to wear 2 of them right now…
i wish i didn’t have to, b/c at the end of my workout (and my sweatiness) it’s difficult to get those off… ((tmi??))
 so, yeah. . .

but today, i ran a mile and a half — then did

50 crunches
12 pushups
1 min plank
30 sec side plank (1 side)
1 min bridge
30 sec side plank (2nd side)
15 pushups
1 min plank
30 sec side plank (both sides)
50 crunches
1 min plank
2 min bridge
50 crunches
50 oblique twists w/15 lb weights
then ran a mile and a half back

and wouldn’t ya know it – i feel fatter at the end of the day than i did at the beginning.. and that was before i ate anything… (well yogurt for breakfast after my workout)

so i have two more workouts in the plan for the week; we’ll see how those work…

i have to either get over the fact that i’m going to have to wash clothes more often (i don’t wanna get bitched at for wearing shorts instead of my capris; and i only have two pairs)
or i’m going to have to just get more stuff….
which means spending money that i shouldn’t spend………


there is no proper ending for this blog.

the end.

~peace out yo

a run and a test

two completely different blog subjects today . . .

i DID have a great idea to write about… i think yesterday… but yesterday; i did not get to my computer until ten at night; and it was only to send a quick email out… unfortunately i didn’t like the response to that email, and now i wish i would have just gone to bed.  stupid people!!


back to subject — ((i tend to do that… get lost in my own mind…))

~~~a run. . .

monday we did our little warm up exercises, which kind of kicked my butt… and then i did my run; and i did my first 2 miles, turned around, and did lunges for about a quarter mile… ummm… yeah…. i’m a glutton for punishment… i got realllllly dizzy by the time i was done, and was in a bunch of pain, but i needed to get back to my starting point, so i got back there… i honestly don’t remember if i ran any more of that outing… but anyhoo — i was in a lot of pain yesterday… and today… but — today is wednesday ((ya know; in case you weren’t aware)) that means another day of PT… so i’m dreading the warmup b/c frankly, my body still hurts. A LOT. more than a lot. it’s CAPITAL a lot… so, hey; that’s life – nothing i can do about it… gotta do it… except that today — we didn’t have to do it… SCORE!!!!!

so i did a few stretches — b/c i am not of the new mindset that you shouldn’t stretch before you work out. . . i am old… (er) and my body hurts. plus i had an injury — f you — i’m stretching… i get hurt when i don’t.

and then i set out on my merry way to hopefully see the dolphins and do my 4(ish) miles now i don’t know if i said this previously, but — I SUCK AT RUNNING. i really do… for my prt — it’s a good thing i have a longer time to run my mile and a half; b/c i have to walk some of it… i just do. it. hurts. but today ———————– my first 2 miles — hardly any walking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i (for the most part) consistently ran for 2 miles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  granted the 2 miles back weren’t so consistent — but i did run more than i intended to. i was going to give myself a break and just walk… but then i decided i wouldn’t be too happy with myself if i did that…

so!. yay me!!!

~~~a test. . .

tomorrow I take my advancement exam… ((notice how i capitalized the I there? it’s a serious topic that requires proper capitalization of proper pronouns in the first sentence)) anyways… in my head – i should be a 2nd class already.. .many of the people i went to boot camp with – are 2nd classes, along with many of the people that i knew the first time i was a student… i’m very envious of these 2nd class petty officers with their extra money and their extra bah… and THEIR EXTRA CROW… the money’s great, i’m sure — but f-u mr. navy i want my crow!!! unfortunately… i will not be advancing this time around. i know this. for. a. fact. *le sigh* i don’t have a real evaluation… only a non observed. my early promotion one from last year is invalid, so it does not count towards anything. the only thing i have over any of the 3rd classes that haven’t taken it before is my good conduct ribbon. a whopping two points… yeahhhhhh…. it’s so not happening . . . and because i know this, i have deemed it unnecessary to study. i know. that’s not the smartest idea in the world… but, i have tons of other stuff to take care of right now, like stressing about my class i’m currently taking, and stressing about our apartment, and if my husband will find a job, and this, and that, and thit, and thas… suffice it to say — i have a few things overshadowing this… i didn’t study. i had time. i really did. i just didn’t have the discipline… cuz i know i won’t advance… i know i get points for passing — so, i hope i pass… but… come march — i’ll be ready. i’ll have a valid eval; and i will study… I promise… plus i will have my husband here, so he will make sure that i study… i’m a step ahead of the study game having spent the money for the northstar guide… i will start in january and engorge my little bitty brain with all kinds of random et facts… ((no not extra terrestrial))

and then, i will put on my extra crow after the march results are announced…

anyways ( i need to look up a new word for anyways…) that’s my random thoughts for the day…

on a completely unrelated note — i’m very jealous of my husband who is at this very moment taking a nap with the kitten… i am signing off in order to take a nap… but i’m very sad i can’t be with them; and instead get to listen to the rants and rages of a very loud vocal 5 year old… have i mentioned EVER that i wish i could tune things out?? well; probably not on my blog… that’s another post for another day…


Run Forrest Runnnn

So, in order to get my wobbly butt into shape, i decided to take up running. . . b/c i need to be able to run – for the PRT… granted, i have no problems passing it anytime i take it, but i would like to be better. and i would like to be less jiggly… { i have seen SOME results… but, without a scale, i can only see the way some of my clothes fit better… i still feel quite flabby… and very untoned…}
i know that i need to exercise more than just running; but my main concern is running… i want to be a good runner… unfortunately . . . i’m not. 

i have been running every monday, wednesday & friday since i got to virginia. . . i should be infinitely better than i am… but — i’m not. i run 2 – 4 miles 3 times per week… unfortunately a lot of that ‘running’ is walking – b/c i get the infamous side cramp, or some part of my body just HURTS… and i really hate hurting so badly!!! plus i want to get the lean look that runners have… *sigh*

on some days, i run to the gym, and do a mini workout ((mainly abs)), then i run back to the schoolhouse…

i am 98% positive that my running form is AWFUL… but, i don’t know what i can do about it. . .

i got new shoes when i got here, b/c i was getting shin splints every single time i ran… so i got RYKA brand shoes… they seemed like a good choice, well; they still seem like a good choice, i don’t get shin splints anymore… and they breathe very well… which makes my feet not feel sweaty… which of course is always a good thing.. .

so anyways, with all of that information — my point is that i was unable to run the week before last; and i got punched in the hip last weekend, but i started back up last week, did it my 3 days; and then today being monday – was my next day running…as i was running… both of my hips felt like they were locking up. . . it felt so constricted… like they were folding in on themselves… it hurt so bad… 😦


we started something new today – which was the same day that i was going to add a structured workout regimen to my thrice weekly routine. . . but we had to meet up with the rest of the command and do our ‘warm up’ with them. . . which felt like an actual workout to me. . . so, that kind of kept me from doing my gym routine in the middle; b/c of the time that it took. . . which just means that i’ll have to start it up on tuesdays and thursdays and one day during the weekend… no big deal; i just ahve to actually discipline myself to work out every day but one… *sigh* i suppose if i don’t wanna feel fat; i gotta work harder? yeahhh… thought so. . .



so, today — i went to the gym with the expectation of running my mile and a half in a quicker time than i did yesterday. . . husband came along to be my motivator and to time me. . .
i was running, and i found that i run faster with my eyes closed… this is not an ideal running condition, i will give you that much…

but hey it helps me… and i only did it on the straightaway . . . OH

{let me add in that i drove to the gym with my top on my car down… }

anyways, i’m running… on my 5th or 6th lap… and. . . then. . . . .

i run into a wall. except it’s not JUST the wall… it’s the i-beam that supports the building… in the wall… holy fwap. . .
and in the moment i ran into it (with my eyes closed) my arms were in the up motion, so i banged the hell outta my arm and i’m guessing punched myself in the chest at the same time cuz for some reason i hurt really bad up there too… i look down at husband who is just standing at the end of the straightaway holding his arms up like WTF… i had really hoped that he would say something when he saw me not going straight anymore. . . but alas he didn’t. . . he thought i was headed to the bathroom…

it. hurt. and it was  embarrassing. .  GOOD thing there were only 3 people in the gym at the time, and i know none of them. . .

so i am recovering, and getting ready to start running again, when i look outside. 


IT’S POURING.  like someone is dumping out a rainbucket over base…

did i mention — my top was down…



x 2


x3 if you can’t the fact that i couldn’t run after that b/c my entire right side hurt from the jolt. . . *sigh*


yes yes.

laugh it up. ..


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