Saturday, July 27, 2013


Five is the number of places I have lived in the past year. FIVE. I'm tellin ya, I am soooo ready to settle down somewhere permanently. I have been house hunting the past few weeks, and I am hoping to be in a place in the next few months and start having some normalcy in my life (but let's be real, I have never really liked being normal)! Until then, I will be working crazy amounts at my new job, commuting, running, and enjoying the extra time with my favorite roommates: Kali and Rylie. 

I LOOOVED my trip to San Diego a few weeks ago for work. I learned how to use all of the systems that my new company uses and now I have the option to clock in from home and do my job from anywhere! Dream job!

I also have my own office with a big window- SOOO much better than cubicles! I can turn my music up as loud as I want and it doesn't even matter!

I have known for a few months that I needed to move out of my place in Sugarhouse, but I was hoping to find something in SLC before then. With the switching of jobs and normal craziness in my life, I didn't have time and ended up moving to Kate's for a bit. Spur of the moment, we just decided to completely move me out one night! I had great helpers!!

I also got this house warming gift from Kal- Heart shaped sprinkled ice cubes!

My new roommates now ask to have a sleepover just about every night!

With all the stress of the new job and house hunting, I finally decided I needed to take a break from it all and go to my happy place: my old home field from my club soccer days. Just relaxing out there and taking a little break helped A TON!

The newest addition to my running shoe collection! My last bonus at Ifreedom was a lot bigger than expected, so it's totally justified!

Apparently, I am starting a new trend among 2-4 year olds. 

My new roommates are the best! Who needs a pedicure when you live with these two??

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Business Trippin

Since I left IFreedom, I feel like all I have been doing is playing. has been so refreshing and much needed! The weekend after I quit, my mom and I took a little weekend road trip just the two of us. I loved it! I have missed spending quality time with my mom like that, since we are both

running around crazy busy most of the time. It was an awesome weekend. This last Friday, my friend Luke and I drove out to Jackson to raft the Snake on Saturday. It was a BLAST! I loooove rafting! That night, we drove through the night back to SLC so that I could catch a flight to San Diego for the week. I am out here training at the corporate office of my new company. I am feeling waaaay too old going on all expense paid business trips and what not! I am also very impressed I haven't gotten lost yet! I am only here a couple days and don't get too much play time, but it's nice to get away from my hectic life and have some alone time for a few days. 

Here's some recent phone pics:

First Stop: Stadium of Fire!!

   Next- Road trip with my favorite!!

I am going back to my "hillohoilic" ways and training on every hill in sight! Sugarhouse park is so sooooo pretty!

 I also trail ran the past week as well. I ran up to Dodwood lake in big cottonwood canyon. Utah is so awesome!
 Yesh, when you are that cute, no pants are required.

Roadtrippin to Jackson with my favorite guy!

The cliche instagram pic!

 Remember how I have a freakishly low heart rate???

 The kid behind me on the airplane kept kicking chair the ENTIRE flight. I am never having kids!

I found a Subway and diet coke and drove to the nearest beach. It was perfection. Sandwiches, the beach, and a diet coke. I could get used to this....

I love you hilton hotels!

Best meal of all!

The view  from my balcony

 I get so excited to go running when I am on a trip. Yep, I am crazy!

 The golf course that I ran on. It was perfect and beautiful!

I loooove running at sea level!!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Transition Stage

Holy Smokes! I seriously forgot this blog even existed. SOOO much going on ALL the time!!
Here's the scoop on my life:

On the Job:

Today was my very last day at Ifreedom. I really am super sad about it actually. It was an awesome job, but SO MUCH stress all the time. These last few weeks, I have worked 12 hour days and still had so much going on. It's busy season and it seemed the get more intense every single day! I loved working there, but I decided for my mental health, I needed a change. Back in March, I got a phone call from another company asking me what it would take to get me to make the switch. I pretty much threw out a ridiculous salary and benefits thinking they would give up, but after weeks of negotiating and back and forth, a job offer showed up in my email that I couldn't say no to. Not only will it be a better place financially, but it will be better for me as I make some personal changes and move forward. I get an awesome opportunity to help open a new branch, do some marketing, and have a guaranteed pay that I couldn't say no to. I head out to Cali in a week to start training. Until then- I am PLAYING!!! Feels so good to get the stress off my shoulders!

I am moving: 

My contract for my current lease ends in about a month. I have been looking at rentals up in SLC, but I don't think I will be renting longer than the next six months. I am beginning to look at condos and townhouses to buy and settle down in. I am just sick of moving so much and paying for something that I am not investing in. I am super stoked to start looking at places this next week! I'm gettin so big!!


A couple of weeks ago, I made the commitment to run Big Cottonwood marathon this Sept. It's supposed to be the fastest course in Utah, and I really miss running. I really want to focus on training again and maybe possibly getting a qualifying time this fall. It has been so fun getting back into the running routine, because the last year or so I haven't ran very much at all, and I can totally tell a difference. For whatever reason, my heart rate has stayed in the lower 50's though, which is really nice!!

It was really sad saying goodbye to all of my close friends and amazing managers today, but I am very hopeful that the next 6 months of transitions will be exactly what I need!