Monday, August 4, 2014


I recently ran into an old friend while camping who told me I needed to update my blog, which has gotten me motivated to get it going again! (Thanks, T!)

I never intended to stop writing the blog, but unfortunately, life got in the way. That shiesty little sucker....

Grad school and work kept me beyond busy for the rest of the school year. I wasn't making it to the gym as often as I wanted to be (only 1-2 times a week) because I was staying up too late trying to stay on top of all of the homework!

In July I completed the color run. Turns out, the girls that I was doing this with hadn't been doing much training either, so we wound up walking most of the course. It was SO much fun, but it did take me at least three days to get all of the dye out of my hairline and off of my skin! I definitely plan on doing it again next summer, time to start training for next year's color run!

I recently went tent camping for the first time on my own for two nights. I went up to Ludington (my home away from home) and I even managed to get a site in the State Park. The weather was good, it rained a bit my first night, but the weather during the days was absolutely beautiful. My parents also came up to Ludington during that time, but they stayed at a hotel. Chumps.

We went out to the beach the second day. We tried to just lay out up in the dunes, but the black flies would not stop biting our legs! I had several places that I wound up bleeding from because of those stupid little buggers!

After a bit, I decided to go for it and stick my toes in the lake. After running in and out a couple times, and standing next to the water with my dad for about five minutes, I finally decided to go in (almost!) all the way. I wound up going in about waist deep and then dropping down until it got to my shoulders.

That. Water. Was. COLD.

Not just cold, but more like, you-don't-go-completely-under-because-it-will-take-your-breath-away-and-you'll-gasp-for-air-and-instead-take-in-water-and-you'll-wind-up-drowning-because-it's-too-cold-for-someone-to-go-in-and-save-you cold.

It didn't take long for my toes to go numb. I didn't even last 5 minutes before I was losing all feeling in my extremities.

Thankfully the sand and sun were warm!

While coming back from Ludington, I made a stop in Clare at Cops & Doughnuts. Awesome little bakery that I have wanted to go to ever since I first heard about it on the news several years ago. My parents have been there a few times (without me, I might add) but I had yet to go. Decided on this trip that I was finally going to stop in. It is a really neat place, with a neat back story. If you ever get the chance, you definitely need to stop by and pay them a visit!