Wisco Wonders

I love my home state and rep it when ever i can( HELLO WERE GOIN TO THE SUPER BOWL )..but as I look out my window on this “lovely” January morning..im greeted with…BLAH

and it gets me thinking..why would any one live here? The weather is gaurenteed to be pretty pathetic from November until April..such a drag..but then I remember WE HAVE FOUR SEASONS..and those 4 seasons make living here worth it.

One of the best things about living in good ol’ wisconsin it one of the worlds best farmers markets up in Madison.

Every saturday hundreds of farmers come out with stands filled with amazing locally grown produce that tastes like they have been grown by the gods

People of every shape,size, and tastes come to the market to fill up their bags with whatever is in season.  Every since i can remember my dad and I make the trip up there at least twice a year to fill up our bags and our stomachs..i always put in a special request to go up during apple season..because im addicted to apples and eat one every single day

Seeing the farmers who have worked so hard to grow all of the produce really reminds you how important it is to eat locally, and eat foods that are good for you body, foods that only have a few steps to them: dirt, water, grow, pick

The farmers market is for sure a reason why i appreciate my state and all the goodness it has to give..

Like Michael Pollan says:
Eat food, Not too much, Mostly Plants

oh yeah..the other reason why the farmers market is outta this world:

cookies the size of yo face!

what do you love most about your state?

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Copy Cat

Okay so I want to play with the cool kids in this blogging world..so im taking a cue from the hilarious Janae and participating in Three Tangent Tuesday

Basically the rules of the game are:
share with the world three tangents/awkward/random/ridiculous things that you do or things that happened in your life for the rest of us to laugh at/question your levels of sanity and to learn a little more about YOU.

So here goes NOTHING

1.) My friends tell me I’m worse than the paparazzi when it comes to taking photographs after i’ve had a little bit to drink..i literally can not stop taking photos of people in the most awkward situations..such as this gem

God if that was a celebrity, and i was selling this image to Star magazine..MAJAH bucks my friends…

2.) I judge people and their relationships based of the floral arrangements they get. When im not Super Student of the World..I moon light as a florist..so you can say im some what of a floral snob..when ever people post pictures of flowers that they got from their other half..and they look like really ugly..i just shake my head..HELLO MEN..think outside of the BabysBreath and Roses and/or Canations please..SUPA SUPA fug. That would be a deal breaker for me

wait..thats a joke right

AND FINALLY

3.) Okay try not to be jealous about this one..i dont mean to toot my own horn or anything…

But I take REALLY Good Race photos

Dont Be Jeal

(more about exactly what this race was for in a later post..and its not an embarrassing one either)

Okay thats all I got..What are 3 awkward things about you..you know you want to share!

My Relationship with Running

well since im so new to this bloggy world..I think I need to do a little more sharing about who I am so here is a little post about one of my passions..

i.love.to.run

Running is the cheapest form of therapy out there..all it takes is a swift jog/kick in the pants to clear your mind of any negative thoughts.

Running can do WONDERS for not only you body but your soul.

But…it is possible to get too much a of a good thing.

I started running in high school when I joined the distance team in track.  I started because I started HS by playing softball..and i couldn’t hit, I couldn’t catch, hell i was so scared of that ball…BUT i could run, so track was obviously the most logical thing for me to do.

track was AWESOME..i love listening to all the sprinter girls gawk over the fact that we ran 3 miles for WARMUP..i had finally found a sport I was pretty good at, without having to try much.

Slowly my running left the “hey this is fun” side and transformed into the “god if i don’t get this run in today..my life is over” I began to use and abuse it.  I ran as a way to burn maximum amounts of calories instead of a way of burning off stress.  I lost a lot of weight, but yet my body never gave out on me (i kind of wished it had).  Running was no longer fun, and the thinner and sicker i got, the harder it got to carry my body.

When I entered a recovery treatment i was told ABSOLUTLEY NO RUNNING..a part of me died inside…i had been running almost every single day for the past 3 years of my life..but a part of me was relieved…i finally had permission to get better..so i stopped..and got better

After 4 months…i was given the Ok to start running again..but only 1-2 miles at a time..i was thrilled..and that first time I ran again hurt SO GOOD..i started..but i started too quick..and have suffered many injuries because of it..i didnt listen to my body because all i wanted to do was run..and run far RIGHT AWAY

Finally my body shoved me to the ground, kicked dirt in my face and LAUGHED..my body actually laughed at me, and said “Yeah freakin right..you are DONE” and left me with some crippling shin splints..it was hard for me to listen to my body at first, and i continued to run, even though there were numerous times it hurt so bad i would cry as i pushed my body a rough 5 miles..how pathetic would that look ..even after numerous PT sessions..nothing helped

So i quit..again..but this time it was for me..I learned things about my body that would help me recover..i learned that my weak hips were leading to my sore shins…WHAT THE…so, ive been slowly working on my hip strength..and guess what..pain free..for the first time in years ..holy guacamole..

So..slowly but surely, starting in february Im gonna re-establish my relationship with running..and im SCARED OUTTA MY MIND..what if i get hurt again, what if i CAN NEVER RUN AGAIN..gaahh..that ELLIPTICAL IS MAKING ME INSANE! So my fingers are crossed..and my laces will be crossed and tied tight..and my sexy orthotics are in place..

My mantra this time around will be:
SLOW AND STEADY may not always WIN the race..but it sure as hell will keep your legs feelin fresh

who doesn't like some big wieners after a race

anyone ever try to push through the pain? what happened?

21 going on 13

Wow WOW WOOOOW…i am so overwhelmed by all the positive response i have received from my Guest Post on Caitlins Blog..Im glad so many of you felt the same way, and have had similar experiences!

Onto other newssss…

today on the first day of my last semester of college..i was told i looked younger than 13 years old by a 10 year old…wait wut?

Here is me at roughly 13 (middle part and braces FOR THE WIN!)

And here is me today as a second semester College Senior

okay kid…i guess youre kinda right..

Cheers to getting carded until Im 50! Everyone says embrace it..soo i guess i will!

NOTE TO SELF

do NOT try to go to the campus gym after 5pm on the first day of classes..or else you will be greeted by a crowd full of “situation” wanabees and barbies who probably spent more time doing their make then they will on their intended workout..GUESS ITS back to crack o’ dawn sessions for me..where i wont get kicked by the crazy man on the leg extension machine.

anyone every have any funny stories about people thinking you were like WAAY younger than you really were?

Jumping in the deep end

Ive finally decided to jump into the deep end..no fear right?

The time has come for me to start a blog. (i think i can i think i can) I probably have been reading healthy living, wedding (iknowimonly21BUTi can dream), and baking blogs for about 5 years now and they really helped me in a lot of aspects of my life:
1.) While in recovery from some serious disordered eating, i learned from some of my favorite health bloggers that LIFE IS AMAZING, and you shouldnt be afraid to live it!
2.) BUTTER IS AWESOME (thanks you very much eatliverun) and baking all your own goodies is amazing..hence why i got a KitchenAid Mixer for xmas..who says you have to be married to get one.
3.) I used to be a runner for the pure reason of burning calories..well i burned calories, but i also BURNED MY BODY out..i have suffered numerous injuries because i pushed too hard (IM A PUSHER..i like to PUSH..holla mean girls) but i have read so many great running blogs that re-opened my eyes to running for the health of it…run because you can, because you want to, and because it is the cheapest form of therapy around.

So Hello blog world I am here..I am here to write about my photos, a few of my (hopefully) witty words, activities, books, music, struggles, wins, losses, discovery, setbacks, the keep on keepin’ on.

I am a healthy girl in her twenties that is ready to embrace the big girl world in a few months, and its time to start documenting the trials and tribulations that will surely ensue in the next few days/weeks/months/years.

Running/Eating DELICIOUS food/(learning to)Cook/Baking/Living Life with a hint of sarcasm, humor and of course a smile will be the main theme of this thang known as a blog.

Hell Yeah i was katy perry for halloween *werk*