Thinking Out Loud: Rest & Airports

Oh hey everyone! I’ve been missing from the blog world for the past week and it’s truly been a nice break. So let’s try to catch up by linking up with Thinking Out Loud!


  • Coffee and kitties are my favorite way to start my morning!photo(153)
  • In just a few hours I go into the dentist office and get my wisdom teeth taken out. I’m not excited about it, but I know I need to stop putting it off. Bring on the chipmunk cheeks!
  • While I’ve been away I was able to truly rest. I think my body needed and enjoyed a break from Crossfit. It was also refreshing for my mind to get away to a new place and not have the stress and worries that fill my mind while at home. And it’s always nice to spend time with people who fill you with happiness.Jul 31 rest week
  • Airports are one of the most fascinating places to me. I absolutely love being in the airport. I love looking at all the people. Where are they going? What are they doing? Who are they? You see the true colors of people when they are dealing with delays and cancelled flights. After a evening filled with delays I was thankful to finally get home.jul 31 rain airport
  • A rainy day afternoon/night in the airport made me crave warm, savory foods. I had a cappuccino from Starbucks with a cinnamon chip scone. I forget how good cappuccinos are. I was also so thankful that I had chosen to wear skinny jeans and bring a hoodie since I was sitting in a cold place for a long time!Jul 31 Starbucks
  • Yesterday was my last Crossfit workout at the box I’ve been going to all summer. Next week I’ll return to school and will be trying out a new box once my wisdom teeth heal up. Yesterday’s workout was fun and I really enjoyed it. For 20 minutes we worked on gymnastics moves that we wanted to improve on. Many of us worked on handstands and it was a lot of fun. I definitely improved and got more okay with getting up on the wall. The WOD: 3 rounds of 3 min: 500 meter row then wall balls until time ran out. My quads were so tired!Jul 31 crossfit
  • It’s always nice to catch up with you old friends from home. It’s neat how we can be at completely different stages of our lives, but still can talk about anything.
  • I know I’ve been saying I’m moving to a new blog and I promise it’s happening soon. The design is almost done and I’m thinking by next week it’ll be complete! Eeeek! I cannot wait!
  • I can’t believe my summer is basically over. All of a sudden last week was my last time working with my Dad since I’ll be out of commission this weekend due to my wisdom teeth. But I’m ready to get my final semester of school started. Jul 31 sprinkler and dad

That’s all for today!

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Thinking Out Loud: I Met Jackie

It’s Thursdayyyy! Of course that means linking up with Running With Spoons for Thinking Out Loud!Thinking-Out-Loud

  • ย I met Jackie on Tuesday.jackie jul 17
  • She’s not a nice lady. For the WOD we did 1000 meter row, 50 Thrusters with 35lb bar, then 30 pull-ups. My quads have been soooo sore!! It doesn’t look like much, but I think our strength definitely was a contributing factor to my soreness of course on top of rowing and thrusters. We did 8 min of Every Minute On The Minute (EMOM) of a power clean down into a front squat and then a squat clean. We increased the weight we had on the bar after each minute. I got up to 70 or 75lbs I don’t remember. I have weak little chicken legs. I know hahaquads jul 17
  • Tuesday we worked on what I think is my favorite CrossFit move. The split jerk.
  • I got to start season 4 of Downton Abbey last night. I decided to check to see if Amazon had made that season available for free streaming. They did and I was so happy!
  • This week working with my Dad has consisted of being out in the mud working on a sprinkler. This sprinkler is on a field of sorghum silage. I got some spiffy pictures out there. My Dad was probably waiting for me to get a tool. Oops. sprinkler jul 17
  • I went to a baby shower this weekend for a guy I went to high school with and his wife. It was lovely and the decorations were cute. I have a hard time believing people my age are having babies!! Everyone is having babies and being married while I’m over here making photo collages for my kitties. baby shower jul 17
  • My decision to change my blog name is in process! I’m getting a blog design done so I’m waiting on that. I don’t know how long it’ll take, but I’m getting super excited about my new blog and to have a more focused direction for my blogging.
  • After my little talk on Sunday and my Monday blog post I’ve been more mindful of taking in the moment. Prime example taking an hour with no phone/computer to watch Jimmy Fallon. It was great.
  • Kitties! They are growing too fast! I seriously could spend hours outside watching them play around in their jungle. AKA my mom’s flower bed. And now for some kitten collages. kitty collage jul 17kittie collage 2 jul17
  • Lastly, this is one of my favorite pins from Pinterest this week: Beauty4ashes

Have a terrific Thursday everyone!

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Birthday Weekend Recap & July Goals

So last weekend was my 22nd birthday if you didn’t realize that despite all my “birthday” posts. The CrossFit box I go to designs a special WOD whenever someone has a birthday, so Friday they made one for me.


WOD: 6 Squat Cleans, 27 Box Jump Overs, 19 Pull-Ups, 92 Double Unders, 19 Pull-Ups, 27 Box Jump overs, 6 Squat Cleans.

The numbers 19 & 92 make the year I was born. The number 6 and 27, form June 27th! Nifty right?! They made me feel special, until we actually had to do the workout. Then I realized it wasn’t so special that I was dripping with sweat, and everyone was cursing my birthday workout. Haha just kidding. It was a great workout.

On Saturday I went to Lubbock, Texas to meet up with a sorority sister to celebrate our birthdays since we’re both June babies. We had lunch and tried to go shopping, but decided getting fro-yo was a better idea.

fro-yo july 1

Then we spent our afternoon at a outdoor bar restaurant place and we talked for hours. When you go from seeing someone almost every day during the week to almost once a month, you have a lot of catching up to do.


Later we went out to a few bars and had a great time. Then Sunday morning we split ways and headed back home. My time with her was too short, but I’m so happy I got to see her.


Anyways time for some July goals. You would think that since my birthday is at the end of June I would be ready and welcoming for July to arrive, but I’m not. I’m still surprised it’s here.


-Progress on pull-up form and kipping

-Consistently get toes to bar

-Improve squat form

-Run 5 miles (3 is too comfy)

-Do more yoga


– Cut back on grains.

-Eat more fruits and vegetable.

-Cook/bake more healthy variations of recipes

-Basically really try to eat Paleo.


-Enjoy spending time with my family

-Get together with my girlfriends here at home


-Be more consistent in reading a devotional/journaling


-Become self-hosted

-New Blog design

-Post 3 times a week

-Figure out which direction I want to take with my blog


-Break out my camera more often & edit my photos

-Love on our sweet baby kitties (Itโ€™s crazy how much growth happens in a month!)

kitties july 1
If I add any more goals on there I’ll have a hard time checking them off, so I’ll be realistic and stop right there. Have a joyous first day of July!

Do you have any goals set for July?