Summer [Racing] Plans

As summer draws closer for me (I know most people are already done for the semester), I can’t help but think of my exciting plans and goals.  I mean…who knows, this could be my last summer at home! 

I don’t talk about schooling much, but if you followed my blog a year ago you know I switched majors (math and education to community health).  It was the best choice of my life-though switching majors your SENIOR year of college isn’t optimal. 

That being said, I’ll be done with all my undergraduate courses and will be interning (something required of my health major) next fall in downstate NY.  Well-downstate forme-central NY in Syracuse.   I also have no idea where life will take me after December.

So this could be my last Summer at home.

I want to enjoy it all.  I don’t really have too many plans but living the dream.  I’ll be working at The Cav (you know…my pool that has a barbed wire around it…has it been a year since I blogged about that?  😉

No this is not a prison-it’s my pool Yes it has barbed wire around it. Ha

I’ll be racing the first part of the summer…simmering down through August. 

I wrote out a brief racing schedule and traveling schedule because that’s all I know so far about this summer.  I’m pretty casual so I tend to make last minute plans (I know…not my most quality feature).

But at least for my sake I can refer back to this.  It’s not optimal for me to think that I’ll be running *fast* races in 100 degree weather, but races are fun and I love meeting and hanging out with people regardless if I have a fast race or not.

And that is why I race a lot.   (mostly because it’s the only time I see my friends…as dad says)

May 26: Elizabeth River 10k VA

June 2nd: ZOOMA Women’s Half Marathon (this will be my last half for at least 6 months?!)

June 9th Local 5k VA Beach

June 16th Traveling to Syracuse for a wedding! 

June 24th Jack King 1 Mile Open Water Swim VA Beach, VA

July 4th Mount Trashmore 5k

July 12th– My 22nd Birthday (let’s hope I don’t celebrate like my stress fracture!)

July 15- Allen Stone Run-Swim-Run.  I won 2 years ago, got my stress fracture last year…if I want to do anything it’s dominate this race.

Was this really two years ago? Oh my stars

July 31st Memorial Scholarship 5k

August 4th: Beach 2 Mile Open Water Swim CT 

August 11th Mud Run 8k

August 19th: Internship time!  Wahh-summer over already?  😉

There will be, I’m sure, changes to this, and I don’t really know what to expect but I love seeing all my friends at races.  LOLZ!

Question for you:  What are your racing plans this summer? 


Photoshoots At Zee Pool

Today was one of the most chill days at my pool ever.  I love being my own boss and working with my bestie. 

True life: We sat and had a photoshoot while I made the d00ds lifeguard.

No scary highlights from work today, another week completed.  Although no one was arrested or caused any problems (it was mostly little kids who came to the pool today) one patron did ask if I was Jamaican.  Apparently I’ve already gotten 10 shades darker.


We love the pool! (and my brother stunnah shades)

And zee blogging besties

We also love how cray cray the chlorine makes our hair.

And yelling. We do love to blow our whistle and yell

and sunglasses just make you look scarier.

I suppose I'll go check on my other two guards now...byeee.

 Questions for you:

1.  Tell me more about your 4th of July.

2.  Do you enjoy going to the pool, beach or just laying out and relaxing?

I cannot go to the pool and recreational splash around all willy nilly.  I end up guarding or judging the guards and have no fun bahaha.  I’d rather go to the beach.

Where does the time go…Oh wait.

I have spent the last week staring at Microsoft (where I write my blogs) very hmm, emotional.  I can’t exactly decide what I want to say because really I don’t quite know (and that often doesn’t happen much because I nearly always know what I want to say).

Well anyways after Monday’s blog about food, it kind of even bored me a little a bit.  I went back and read it several times on Tuesday, hoping to be inspired about what I should write but I stared blankly.  In fact, I didn’t really do anything productive Tuesday night because I normally set about an hour to write a blog and instead I kind of just let it blur by.

I read a great post the yesterday from Emily, about spending way to much time on the internet between facebook, twitter and blogging.  I think as bloggers, half our lives (okay not half….but you get my jive) is spent on the internet.  I don’t like it.  Right now I’m taking an online course, which adds more internet face time.

Am I enjoying life?

Well yes- I always enjoy my life. 

I think lately a lot of past emotions have been flooding back into my mind which is another reason I have been a little bit MIA.   Instead of reading blogs and writing worthwhile ones I have been painting and relaxing and spending less time in front of the computer.  I have also been spending time with the broski since he leaves for college in a couple weeks and we won’t be able to talk but on Sundays for 10 minutes for a while.  Each to their own college (again not my jive).

 It’s quite refreshing really to take a break and spend time with tangible things


But yes-I’m still around. Here is a brief but highly fascinating cliff note version of my life.

I have been lifeguarding at my pool.  I actually sat in the stand a couple times.  Managing the pool you just stare at chemicals the entire time and make sure nothing blows up and your lifeguards don’t kill each other and or the patrons.  And that they are intelligent enough to save people.  Which no bad things have happened thus far. 

I learned to Dougie from so uh professionals at Cav (my pool too).  It seems about the same way as Upstate minus…a little better ha.  Today they asked me what race I was because I had such a “ghetto booty”.  #mostawkwardmomentoftheweek

I have been also obsessing over this song called right there (you may have recalled me searching for it for a solid hour last night…).  New Superbass to put on repeat? 

It’s a possibility.  It’s also a possibility that I plan on dancing just like that everywhere I go.

Oh and sorry to be a depressing Debbie but I was not a real girl today.  Unless you count my long lost hot pink hoodie and leggings. 

Please remind me that I'm not in middle school and this isn't myspace.

Okay-so aDuBs judges me for this and I don’t see the problem.  I bought four pairs of the same everlast black leggings.  Two for running and two for lounging.  They are mad comfortable and normal leggings you have wear white underwear because the leggings are somewhat see through.  These leggings are thick and the


Finally I have been running and swimming.  I am cutting down my miles this week to keep injuries at bay.  Although I do have an open water swim this weekend, my next road race is July 4th.  I would hypothetically right now like to be under 20 minutes again (but we will see).


Questions for you:

1.       Do you think you spend too much time online?  Where do you spend most of your time?  Facebook? Twitter?  Blogging? 

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