Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Let the running begin.

Alright February is almost here, and it's time to start my hard core running! My goal this year was to run a race  each month. I know it's going to get expensive, but I think it's going to be awesome. So Jan I didn't do a race but ended the month with 30 miles! Im proud of myself for running that much! I also was working out more at the gym as well so over all a very productive Jan! On Feb 18 ( my birthday!) I will be running my first race of 2012. It's called "knock your socks off!" It worked out perfect, this race fell on my birthday and I took that day off anyways! So win win! :) I just ordered a few team sparkle running skirts which Im very excited to go run in them. I need some practice first tho! I have the black, and now line green. I know I will get many uses out of these!
So far I have these under my belt:
Feb 18, Knock your socks off (5k)
Mar 17 St patty day (5k)
June 3 North Olympic Half (13.1) (( I did this last year and enjoyed it and would like to beat my time ))

Ones I hadn't signed up for and haven't decied yet :
April 1st Seahawks (12k)
*May 5 Cinco de mayo half (13.1)* (*NEW)*
Sept  over the narrows (10mi)
sept  you go girl half (13.1)

Monday, January 23, 2012


Well, I was finally able to leave the house by myself yesterday! I took myself and my car to the gym, I really needed "me time" even though I've been alone it was nice to be alone and not in my house. It felt great driving my self! Paul has been driving me since tueday morning. So it was nice having that freedom again. Man when it snows my driveway sucks! My driveway is a hill and it curves. Note to self, I Need a shovel! That will be my next purchase for this place. Alright the snow can be gone now. I've been looking at it since last sunday! Today is was 50 degrees and theres still SNOW on the GROUND.. WHAT the HECK! Go away already! Mostly it's on side roads, side of the roads, and yards. I wanted to go running today but still some on the sidewalks. So soon i will be able to get back to normal and run! I miss running. It's been seriously a week plus! I just started getting back to the gym. Gosh stupid snow and ruining my workouts. !
Well since i'm still home for my vacation- my goal is to work out as much as I can! There's really nothing else i can do while on vacation. I've been pretty bored. baked, cleaned, scrapbooked, and cabin fever. but im' glad it's finally gone and I can do what I want without having someone drive me some place.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Worst experience ever!

I already mentioned this in my older blog (Snow) but encase you didn't read it.. I've been working my butt off since september! My dad left in November, and right after Christmas he called me to see when I wanted to go see him. I said after the new year. So I had 2 weeks to pick from. Jan 19-24 or 26-31. So i picked the sooner the better.  Once it was booked I was so excited to be getting some warmer weather and see my dad. I normally do a countdown but I didn't this time around since I will be working 8 days in a row so that was my countdown just to get finished with work. The weather man kept calling for "SNOW" I started to freak out because I really wanted this vacation. ! It started snowing Tuesday and I all i kept thinking was Please please allow me to leave. It snowed wednesday then froze thursday. I was schedule to leave Thursday. I was all packed and ready to go. I cleaned the house and was set to leave. I have never flown alone before. The roads were still icy but the flight hadn't been cancelled or delayed (scheduled to leave at 3) so we left GH at 12 and flight was still not delayed. Roads were still slushy and such and it was cold. We got to the tacoma dome and alaska texted my phone saying it was delayed by an hr. Okay an hr i can handle this. Snow kept falling off cars and scared paul, we had to pull over at federal way for a bit. the time we were pulled over so he can relax ice had formed on the passager side window. So Now im a little more freaked out about flying and getting there. So once we got moving again, we got another alart saying 30more min delayed. So we stopped at a starbucks to wait since i didn't want to get stuck at the airport. Grab coffee, ate some food because at this time I knew I wasnt going to get dinner because I was suppose to get pizza with dad. While sitting at starbucks another alert happened. 30min delayed. So now Im 2 hrs delayed. So instead of 3 it's now 5. So he dropped me off at the airport. And I was all alone. I had never done this before alone. I was a little nervous. So I found the reader board to see what gate. C-20. So i followed signs to gate c-20. walked right up to security which never happens. took things off and in buckets. Shoes, Jacket, ipad, liquids. I thought i can just go walk though, but nope I was pulled to this AIT machine.  I think i used this once before. I dont know why they keep picking me for that machine. I had to stand still for 20 seconds with my hands over my head, and i had my id in my pocket i had to hold to that as well. So at this point I wasn't having a good experience. I looked it up on line and AIT machine  they pick people who have more clothes on? I took the north face off but i had a scarf and fleece on which was probably what/why i had to use that machine. Anyway that was one experience.
Then I had to look for C-20. But first I needed water! I grabbed water and off I went looking for my gate. The plane was schedule to leave by 5:15. I found my gate, text my dad i should be there by 830. There wasn't any seats so i sat on the floor until someone got up. Finally got a seat, and bam an alert went off on my phone. My plane was delayed until 620. So i left my dad know it was delayed again. At this point i started to freak out. Never flown alone and now dealing with delays. :(
Then 10 min later they switched gates. So i had to pick up and move. no seats so i sat on the floor. the flight next to me got cancelled. so i watched people deal with that. My phone battery was dieing so i wasn't using it much, i was keeping entertained on the ipad. Then alert happened again. plane got moved up. I was excited. then it got delayed back to 620. They then passed out some food, but i passed because I usually can't handle it. Then they kept saying we were waiting for the deicer truck we were 4 and then went to 3. then it was 6;20 when we were suppose to board. no word, no word, 6:50 time we were suppose to fly out, still no word of getting on the plane.
And BAM alert happened. flight CANCELLED. We all had the alert sent to our phones and the counter didn't know what was happening until at least 4 min later. And sure enough cancelled. I was pissed. I called my dad in tears, yes tears I was so hoping to get out of washington for a bit. he wasn't happy either. He then called alaska since it was his credit card. SO the next flight out was saturday night. so we did a refund. i wasn't happy.
So i had to call paul to get me, and i had to wait an hr for him to get there. the roads were icy and horrible. I sat and waited. By this time I was starving, tired and pissed. Got in the car and off we went to icy land of home. got home at 930 and got stuck in driveway. I wasn't happy. I have vacation and now iM stuck here at home. :*( so that was my horrible travel experience where I never left! Im still a little sad/depressed.!

Snow pictures.

Snow tree

frozen harbor

harbor ice peices

Adventue of snow.

heres my week and yesterday experience...
Alright, I've been working my butt off ever since before Christmas. Dad moved in November and after Christmas we talked about me coming to visit. So i had two weeks to pick from. Jan 19-24 or the 26-31. Well I picked the first week I could the 19-24. I have been so excited leading up to having a vacation in some 70 degree weather! Finally a week before I head out the weather started to turn.
The weather kept getting colder and colder. Snow mixed with rain, and icy roads. Monday- Icy and some snow showers. Tuesday I woke up and looked outside, there was some snow on the ground, I had to open. So I left at 3:45a to give myself 45 min to get to work. (normally it takes me12min) So i got out of the driveway okay, and headed up Stinston hill. That road wasn't that bad either. Once I got to the top of the hill a freaking blizzard started, I freaked out some thinking "i have to go to tacoma I have to get to tacoma..." I was driving slow and I totally missed the onramp for 16. Which then at that moment i wasn't going to tacoma. So i called Paul, and he got up and got ready to take me. I couldn't turn around because I didn't want to get stuck. So i braved it down rosedale and back stinston and up my driveway. And that was a total of 15min. Thanks to paul for driving me to work.
Wednesday- the news was calling for snow and lots of it. So i texted the boss asking if we were opening up an hr later. her response: "The roads are bare and clear, we will be doing the normal time..." At this point schools were being cancelled. Now yes I would be concerned but okay. So I woke up at 1am and looked nothing was outside. Thank-god. (BTW I usually have wed off  but not this week) I went back to sleep knowin the alarm will go off in a few hours. at 2am I looked outside and saw some falling. At 3am I saw the roads were covered. I freaked out, jumped in the shower and got ready for work because I knew I had to leaver earlier then what I wanted to do. So by 320 I woke paul up and he looked outside and said he couldn't take me, to much snow. I texted the boss and told her I couldn't make it, i had 3 inches already at 3:30 and it was just going to get worst. Im pretty sure she wasn't happy, but im not killing myself. So Poor Tiffany for opening and closing.
So I went back to sleep for a bit more after 2 hours of being awake before that. And then had a snowday-- walked around GH took picutres and saw a frozen harbor breaking up, and grabbed some coffee. then made a snowman.
That day my boss texted me saying i wasn't needed for thursday, I asked if she was sure, and then gave me option of 6-10 and let her know in the am. Well the roads were getting icy and at 5pm I texted her saying i wont be able to come in the roads were to icy. No word, no word, so at 730 i texted her again and said cool? She kind of gave me attitude but whatever Im not killing myself to get to work. Once again poor Tiffany for walking to work and opening again! your a rock star! So I had another snow day. This week is going to suck for money.. :( monday- home early 45 min tuesday i think was normal- wed didn't show, thurs, didn't show.  :(

which will now lead me to my next adventure. ..read blog above!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Don't you wish somethings would just go away?

You might be wondering why this title... well lately, like I have mentioned before in other posts, i would like this person to not die or anything just maybe move on and do something else. Maybe something that fits this person better. This no name person, was pretty good at one point, but now is lazy, doesn't do their job that well, stresses everyone out, and we are tired of it. This has been a long 2+ years of this.

anyways.... here's a thought.. who schedules a work meeting on a sunday night at 8:30pm for an hr and expect people to have a coffee tasting?? Really? Not only was I a little annoyed with this a few others were too. Some had opened and didn't want to come back in, some had the day off and didn't want to come in, and some just wanted to go home after work. So why a meeting on a sunday night? Well to taste and talk about the new Blonde roast coffee. Yes, we have tried this coffee before back in november with our holiday meeting. I was annoyed since i had to pay a toll again, and had to open the next day. I showed up, listened , smelt coffee but didn't taste it since i knew i wouldn't been able to sleep that night. The meeting lasted until little after 930, i got home and in bed by 1020. And woke up super tired and went to work this morning. I did my shift, and after i was pulled into the back room to talk. This so called talk, wasn't a "hey hows it going.." it was more like "i know you and someone else was mad about the meeting being so late..And how you had to open this morning. I'm here all day (12hrs) and have to open tomorrow, we all have to do our jobs and such. And I'm the manager im here to listen to anything that needs to be address and (blah blah blah...)"
People maybe wondering... what did I say?? Well, this came out of no where! I wasn't expecting this talk! I showed up, and all that crap! I only said okay, and alright. but seriously? You're the boss, you are suppose to work long hours if needed. Maybe if you did your job your boss wouldn't make you cry so much! man up!

so i just needed to vent!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Welcome 2012! New Year, New blog layout! :)

Welcome 2012, the year of the dragon.
I can't believe another year is here. I swear it just felt like July, but now it's Jan! crazy! My new year's wasn't that exciting, just went to "first night" down town Tacoma, and drank some wine and passed out by 1130pm.
Most people on their blogs wrote about their past year events. Well, I will do a little recap from this year.

--this is my first whole year for blogging. I started last year and I'm going to keep up with it.
-- i was invited to so many weddings this past year!
--not only weddings, I attended lots of baby showers.
--I got my first tattoo, and 4th hole ear piercing.
--I tried to cut fast foods, and french fries out of my diet. I did really well, i only broke eating fries a few times!
--I really got into running, I ran my first 12k, first half ever in June, first half under 2 hrs in Sept-also placed 3rd in my age group! I beat my time from the 10 miler "Over the Narrows race". I ran my first race in dark (Halloween run). And I ran my first turkey trot, 10k.
--I've lived on my own this past year
--I've been out of college for a year as well.
--my dad moved away.

In this next coming up year: I am looking forward to what's to come.
--I know for sure there's at least one wedding I will be attending :)
--I would like to run at least 3 half(s)
-- I would like to run at least one race a month to keep me going!
-- I would like to run 600+ miles, (last year I only ran 350)
-- I would like to stop french fries, and cut back on sweets, less eating out more eating in
-- work out more on a set schedule
--read a book
--get a higher degree
--traveling more
--taking a picture a day for a year, and get a new camera!
--get another tatoo

so over the next 12 months, if you want to workout, run, or anything with me, I would love it please!
Happy new year :)