This post could alternatively be titled: 5 Random Things You Probably Won't Find Interesting but I'm Telling You Anyway, but... that doesn't have quite the same ring to it.
1. Car Naps
Let's just come out with it: I've started taking naps in my car during my lunch hour.
*This is a picture of me c. 2011 jumping for joy after I paid off my car
I can't decide how embarrassed I should feel about this, but I also kind of don't care because it's awesome. I only feel embarrassed when people walk through the parking lot and stare at me awkwardly, but then again I'm asleep, so really it doesn't matter.
My morning alarm has been going off super early lately (see #3), and by the time 2:00 rolls around, I'm pretty much falling asleep at my desk.
A few weeks ago, I took a blanket out to my car, cracked the windows, and fell dead asleep for about a half hour. I woke up feeling oh so good, and I didn't once feel tired during the afternoon! I started making my half-hour car nap a daily thing, and it's amazing. It helps that it takes me approximately .457 seconds to fall asleep, and I don't even set an alarm. I naturally wake up 20-30 minutes later feeling refreshed, even if I do have a bit of bed head going on.
**Be honest: On a scale of 1 to crazy, how weird would you rate my car naps?
2. Blogger Meetups
Remember in my March recap how I said I got together with Beka for the second time and we again forgot to take a picture? Well, we met up at the OKC marathon expo, and we finally took a picture together!
This girl totally rocks. We've met three times now, and it's like talking to a friend I've known for years. Consequently, both of our husbands are glad neither of us turned out to be a psychopathic killer. I might not make any money from this blog, but I'm making friends, and that's really the best part.
**Have you met any blog friends in real life?
3. Blog Cheating
Bet you didn't know I have another blog, did you? Yes, I'm cheating on The Lady Okie, but only a little bit. I have an editing blog, where I post writing and editing tips once a week--every Thursday. If you're a writer or an editor, check out my editing blog!
Lately I've been waking up early before my morning workout (hello, 4:30 a.m.) to work on some freelance projects, hence the need for a midday siesta. When it rains, it pours apparently, because I last week I had THREE editing projects going on at once, hence my almost complete lack of blogging. I finished two of them, so I just have one more left.
I edit for my day job, but I also do freelance editing on the side, so if you have a book that needs editing, let me know! I'm really very good.
4. Apparently I Like Salmon Now
I've gone through my entire life up until this year thinking I hated salmon. Well, turns out I do not, in fact, hate salmon. Who knew?
Well, okay me. I didn't know.
Last week we ate it twice for dinner, and both recipes I tried were de-freaking-licious and very simple. Jordan approved as well. He's a huge salmon fan and is very excited that I like it too now. Here are the recipes, in case you're looking for new ways to cook salmon:
1. Black Bean Lime Salmon
2. Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon
**Any other salmon lovers in the house? Share a favorite recipe so I can try it!
5. Pullup Update
You may remember my announcement that I want to try to do 3 legit pullups this year. I shared with you a few awesome (in my opinion) arm workout videos.
That was March 31.
Since that time, I have been working out my upper body almost every other day. Basically every time I go running, I add 15 minutes of arm workouts. I'm currently doing a lot of pushups, tricep dips, and lat pulldowns. I'm super proud of my progress on the lat machine. I'm doing 3 sets of 10. I started at 50 lbs, and just a few days ago I did my first set of 70 lbs! Progress.
ALSO, Jordan and I are doing our own pushup challenge for May. We started May 1 with one pushup, and every day we add a pushup. By May 31, hopefully I'm able to do 31 pushups! I'll keep you posted. (<-- EDIT: Jordan would like it to be known that he is doing this with me as moral support, but apparently he already can do 31 pushups. I guess he's going to keep it going every day for a year...? So, yeah I don't know. I guess we'll see.)
All right. I think that's all I've got for today.
Now everyone share something random with me. Ready? Go.
***P.S. I hope you're planning on linking up on May 21 for Runners Tell All. This month's topic is: Share a running picture. I've got some good ones! And by good, I mean terrible. This should be fun. Go here for all the info.