Today, I had a blog view from Brazil. That’s pretty awesome. I hope that they weren’t lost on the internet and actually intentionally found me. I know if I found a Brazilian blog, I would be lost. Which happens quite a bit for me. Including today. I started my summer class, good ol’ Anatomy and Physiology I. This is actually my second attempt at this subject. Well, I got lost going to class. I’ve been to this campus over a dozen times, but it was over a year ago. But, still. It’s embarrassing. My lack of direction and whereabouts is atrocious. 

Have you ever had a really great invention idea and some stole it? I have. I mean, it’s not like I ever put the idea into fruition. But, when I was about six years old, I thought it was a grand idea to create a retractable sunshade for the car. Living as a Californian girl (for three years of my life), I always wondered why my parents had to always put their cardboard accordion folded sunshade with the tropical sunglasses on the dash each and every time we got out of the car. I thought to my six year old Krystal self, “why can’t they build that in?” I even verbalized it to my parents one time, without knowing the word “retractable,” and was brushed off with something like, “that’s just not how things are.” Do me a favor, and do not Google “Retractable Auto Sun Shade.” SkyMall, baby!

This week I lifted. A lot. With my work schedule being crazy, as ush, I found made time to lift after work, with a few of my workouts crossing over until the next day. I am doing my best to rewire my routines. If I make the effort and take the time to pack a gym bag, I am making sure I go to the gym. In my mind, part of rewiring is taking pride and appreciation in the time it takes to plan ahead, which should make it harder for me to give into anything other than that. And even if that isn’t the case, it usually challenges me to consider the time I put into planning.



June 2, 2015 Workout Sets x Reps
WU: Treadmill 1. 00 mile
DB Step Ups 3 x 15
Romanian DL 3 x 15
Leg Press 3 x 15
Stiff Leg DB DL 3 x 15
Leg Ext. 3 x 15
Leg Curls 3 x 15
DB Lunges 3 x 15
Standing Calf Raises 3 x 15
Seated Calf Raises 3 x 15
June 3, 2015
WU: Treadmill 1.00 mile
Bench Med Grip 1 x 15
2 x 15
Incline Med Grip 3 x 15
Dips with Plate 3 x 15
Incline DB Flyes 3 x 15
June 4, 2015
WU: HIIT- Treadmill 15 minutes
DB Rows 1 x 15
1 x 10
2 x 10
Bent Over Rows 3 x 15
Wide Grip Lat Pulldown 1 x 15
2 x 15
Iso Row 3 x 15
BO Two DB Row 1 x 15
2 x 15
DB Shrugs 3 x 15
Back Ext 3 x 15
June 8, 2015
WU: HIIT- Treadmill
DB Shoulder Press 3 x 15
Side Lat Raises 1 x 15
2 x 10
Seated BO Delts 3 x 15
Arnold DB Press 3 x 15
BO Rows with Plate 3 x 15
Standing Calf Raises 3 x 15
Seated Calf Raises 1 x 15
2 x 15

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

❤ Krystal

you’re uncomfortable, not unable

I’ll try to make this a quick one, but not sure if that will be possible. I may fall asleep counting I just took some melatonin. We shall see.

Here’s an update on my miles so far this month-

February 2- 10.12 mile run
February 3- 5.79 mile run
February 4- 3.10 mile run
February 5- 2.75 mile run (sucky run)
February 6- 8.04 mile bike
February 7- 3.00 mile run
February 8- 6.00 mile run
February 10- 14.02 mile crawl run

Total so far this month: 52.82 miles

Wow! Sometimes it’s hard to believe that I’m actually doing this. Not being much of a runner in my past life, it’s amazing to see how far I’ve come.

My main focus right now is living in the moment. Recently, and as far back as I can remember, I get so caught up in the destination. Whether it be the finish line of the race, a promotion at work, the list goes on. I forget to appreciate the moment.

I battled with this today during my run. It was the worst run ever. I wouldn’t wish my enemy the amount of mental and physical, mostly mental pain from today. I wanted to give up. I wanted to be finished running. The turn around was right by my church. I even thought about heading church earlier and praying for a miracle to get me to the finish. Many times I find myself wanting results overnight. Granted, I feel like I am working hard to be and get where I’m at training-wise. But, I need to remember there is still work to do, and it’s not over.

One of my favorite quotes, which is actually tattooed on professional soccer player, Natasha Kai’s ribs says “Appreciate the moment. The most precious treasure on earth is MY heart..when I share it with YOU, protect it as if it was your own”

Appreciating in the moment to me means doing something that makes your heart happy and sharing that with the ones who have earned that respect and trust. When you appreciate something, you hold it more dearly than other things.

I appreciate running. Although it hurts sometimes running to me represents the real me. I love the way it makes me feel afterwards. I love that I can challenge myself and have my own thoughts, even if it’s just for a little while.

Good night, y’all!