Thursday, June 2, 2011

My life status update!

Happy Thursday afternoon everyone!  I've been MIA.  There has been much going on with me.  Good things of course.

First topic of the "My Life" series:  my new job.

I was nervous taking a new job.  I knew I wanted to move on from my old place but starting somewhere else can be scary. You wonder if you made the right decision.

Well, I started on Tuesday.  From what I can tell right now, I made the right decision.  The attorney I will be working directly for is 1 year younger than me (haha) and very very nice and patient.  Another girl started at the same time for the other attorney. 

And I actually get my own office too!  Nice right?  Pretty big for a small time girl like me!

My office!

Anyway, other new in the "My Life" stories:  Running.

I had a 10k run with my cousin Nick on Memorial Day.  I do this run every year and I love it.  The only problem was, it was hot!!  But here is Nick and I before the run.

We were pretending to run here, but it looks like we are going to  chest bump each other
I finished the 10k in a personal best.  6.2 miles in 59.48 min.  Great job!  Pace of 9.38 per mile!

Nick also made a personal best by cutting his previous time by 11 minutes!  Way to go Nick!

My next run is a half marathon this weekend by my Aunt and Uncle's house.  I almost forgot I had this one because I only signed up 3 weeks ago.  Wish me luck!

Other running news:  Marathon Training.

I start my marathon training officially next week.  I'm really nervous about doing the marathon.  I know how physically and emotionally draining it is on people.  But I have my personal trainer's running schedule that he made me.  This month is not too bad.  Here is a really bad, sideways copy of sorry!

I will be running 4 times a week. 3 smaller runs and 1 longer run.  I will post more as I start this.

"Small Change Challenge"

This week starts the small change challenge from Tami at Nutmeg Notebook.  Click here for the most recent post about it.

My small change that I will be working on this week is to not drink any soda/pop.  We get pop free at work and I tend to start relying on it too much.  It's free, it has caffeine, I use it when I'm hungry.  But instead, it makes me feel bloated.  I don't drink enough water.  It probably makes me hungrier.  So this week, that's what I'm working on.

Still going to my personal training too.  I will post a separate post more about that another time.

Have a great summer everyone!  I love that Chicago warm weather is finally here!!


  1. Congrats on the new job and the PR! Best of luck in marathon training! You will be great!!

  2. Awesome post Amanda....
    Great job on the PR...just another step closer.
    Regarding the training...I'm no expert, since well, I just finished my first one. By the time your done you may get sick of hearing from me...heehee
    But keep your head up and enjoy it. There will be days you don't feel like running...But stick with it. But there may be days your body doesn't feel like running...listen to your body. Skipping a day will not hurt you :-)

    Regarding your little challenge...Good for you for giving up soda or pop however its called. Water is where it's at. You will need to be hydrated. I bet water is free at your office too :-)
    Here is a little info that a friend of mine posted on facebook yesterday...funny that I get to pass it on :-)

    If you consume 1 teaspoon of sugar, it will affect 50% of your immune system for 4 hours. The immune system will be greatly suppressed.

    1 can of soda = 8-12 teaspoons of sugar. ~

    You are going to need your immune system strong for the marathon heehee

  3. Glad things are going well, haven't been able to post comments from last month on your blog for some reason.

  4. Wow - great PR on that run!! Be careful running in the heat!