Monday, July 26, 2010

Work it out and kick some buttt verison 2.0

So #95:
Work out 4 times a week for 3 months straight (1 hour)

was an epic fail after doing it for about 3 weeks. So I'm am trying again. But since I realized that working out for an hour just takes WAY to much of my time. So I'm modifying my goal to 4 times a weeks for 3 months straight for at least 45 minutes. I'm hoping that 45 minutes is more feasible and I can achieve the goal.

So I started today and went jogging. Boy do I feel out of shape for not working out for about a month.
So my goal will be done by October 17, 2010.

Lets hope that I can stick to it this time :)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Just because it isn't on the list doesn't mean it isn't AWESOME

So there are a few things that I have done lately that really aren't on the list, but I thought I would share. It is kind of funny, because lately I have been doing stuff that I really wanted to do, but never thought I would get the opportunity. So I didn't put them on my list. And can I just say, if you haven't heard me say this before, coming up with 101 things to do in 1001 days, was very hard for me. It took me at least 3-4 days to come up with 101 things. It is funny because of course after I came up with these things, I have thought of 20 other things I could of put of the list. But I'll just have to make another list after I do this list :)

So the something fun I did, that I actually wanted to originally put on the list, but never did, because I thought I would never have the opportunity to. And that is ride a motorcycle. I completely forgot my cousin Mark recently bought a motorcycle. The motorcycle looks like something an old man would ride but that is beside the point. Anyways when I visited my grandparents' house for Fourth of July, Mark was there with his motorcycle, so I saw it as a perfect opportunity to ride one. I always thought it would be a lot of fun to ride on a motorcycle and can I say it is tons of fun!

Though I'm not going to lie that it completely scared the shit out of me pretty much the entire time I was riding. I of course was wearing a helmet, the helmet was very odd looking, it looked like a helmet you wear when riding a horse. So I rode on a motorcycle with my cousin Mark, I hope he wasn't creeped out that I had a death grip on him. We took a little 2 mile ride on a main road, and the entire time I was praying and saying a Hail Mary, just because I seriously felt like we could easily fall off the bike and I plummet to my death. But that didn't happen, and I actually enjoyed it once I got over the fear of dying. lol.

Here is a pic of me riding the awesome motorcycle!

Another awesome thing was I got to see Gin Blossoms super close up, at a free concert. I heart the Gin Blossoms, they are one of my favorite things of the 90's. My favorite songs from them is Hey Jealousy and Found out about you. My awesome mom got us super close seats, I was probably about 10 feet from them. The only crappy part was that is rained before the concert, and I was soaking wet. But it was totally worth it, and the lead singer was so hot in his jeans and little bucket hat.
Here is a pic of the Gin Blossoms at the concert we went to:

And the other awesome thing we did just this past Tuesday was go to a Chicago and Doobie Brothers concert down in Riverbend. It was sooooooo amazing. Granted Matt and I were about the youngest ones there at the concert, it was almost a sold out concert. There were barely any empty seats. Matt's mom and dad went with us too. We were sitting in the very back row, but we were in dead center and had a pretty good view. Doobie Brothers was my favorite, they can really rock it out. Chicago wasn't too bad though. My favorite part was at the end when both bands played their songs together, so there were like 16 men playing and singing at once. It was a great concert. The only part I didn't like was when Chicago had some lady come up the stage and sing their ENTIRE song, apparently she paid thousands of dollars to sing live on the stage with them. And it was terrible sounding, it sounded like bad karaoke, and you could barely hear her sing, I wanted to hear the real thing not some random lady singing. If I paid thousands of dollars to sing live on stage with a famous band, I'm going to totally bust it out and rock it. Anyways here is a pic of the concert:

and something I have been obsessing over lately that is not on the list, is completing the Rubik Cube. I am so close! When I do, I'm taking a picture of it to show the entire world. I'm going to feel so proud when I solve the Rubik Cube. I want to be one of those people that is able to solve in under 20 moves. That would be awesome.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Cedar Point fun!

On Friday July 2nd my mom and brother Derrick went with me to Cedar Point which is in Sandusky, Ohio.

So that crossed #40 off the list

Go to Cedar Point

I always wanted to go toe Cedar Point, the closest Amusement Park to me is Kings Island, and I'm kind of getting tired of that park, because I've been there so many times, so I was looking for something new. I know Cedar Point is well known for their roller coasters and I LOVE roller coasters. I just love the thrill of them.
It ended up being about a three hour drive for us. We left around 7:30 in the morning, and got there about 10:30. What is so neat about Cedar Point is it is surrounded by water, and if you look at the map you would think the park is very small, but looks are deceiving, the park is really big. There are so many rides. And what I loved about it is it has sooooooo many roller coasters! We went on about 10 out of the 15 roller coaster. We didn't go to the water park, and never even found it, because the park was so big. (But didn't want to go to that part anyways since it cost extra) Though we went on their 3 water rides. And of course I got drenched. I made the mistake of wearing tan shorts and pink underwear. So when I got wet, my bright hot pink underwear was showing through my shorts. oops. Oh well. I thought the whole park should know what color of panties I was wearing. :)
My favorite roller coaster was the mean streak, wasn't as good as the Beast at Kings Island (they are both wooden roller coasters) but it was still a lot of fun. The roller coaster that was super fun but really scary was the Dragster, I had my eyes closed the entire time. The ride is really fast, it is the world's third fastest roller coaster. You go 140 miles in 3.5 seconds and then up this giant hill and down it very fast. It was a great thrill. The roller coaster I liked the least was I forget the name of it, but it was one where you stand up, and I hated it because my head bounced side to side, and after wards I felts so sick and dizzy. It was not a fun ride. We rode about 25 rides. It wasn't too crowded. The longest we had to stay in a line was about 30 minutes. We left the park around 8:30. It was definitely worth the trip! I am so glad I had that on my list. What was also neat was you can leave the park to go to Lake Erie, since the park is surrounded by it. I will say visiting Sandusky, Ohio has given me a new love for Ohio. I liked it so much I would LOVE to move up by the lake though I know Matt would never go for it. For those who know me I live in Ohio, and I think it is such a BORING and non-exciting state but visiting Sandusky has made me like Ohio 40 percent more! It was so gorgeous up there!
I definitely want to visit Cedar Point again and spend a weekend at the lake and go para-sailing or something.

Here are some pics from our trip:

Donate blood!

what a busy weekend I had!

So it is official I crossed #8) Donate Blood off my list

On Thursday July 1st, 2010 I donated blood. It wasn't as scary as I thought it was going to be. The people that worked there we so nice, I felt like I was getting 5-star treatment, which makes sense because I they want to treat people really nice so they will donate blood again. When I arrived they took my picture so in the next few weeks I will get a blood card in the mail that I can show if I donate blood again. When I first checked in these two girls came in to donate blood, they told me the worst part of the whole thing would be the finger prick. Which I disagree, the finger prick wasn't that bad. They had to prick my finger to make sure my white blood cell count was good. If it wasn't then I wouldn't be able to donate blood. The nurse said my white blood cell count was really good. So then I was off to donate blood, I was a little nervous, but they made me feel very comfortable. There was a nice chair to lay on when they were drawing my blood. The part I disliked the most was the part when the needle was in my arm. I hate the sensation of a needle inside my arm, I hated it two years ago when I had an IV in my arm when I broke my arm. I just wanted the needle to get out of my arm asap. I thought seeing the blood come out of me would freak me out, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Since the blood flows out in a tube into the bag, it doesn't look as scary. It only lasted about 10-15 minutes. And they gave me a can of pop as soon as it was over, so my blood sugar would get back to normal. I was surprised that I didn't feel like I was going to pass out after wards. The girl right next to me who was getting her blood drawn did pass out though. When I was in the same room with her, she said that she was getting very dizzy. And then when I was in the other room eating cookies, I she came out and told her friend that she passed out. I'm glad that didn't witness that, it probably would of freaked me out. When I left I got a tee-shirt, and when I looked in the mirror, I looked like pale death. My armed hurt a little after wards, but not to bad. Overall the experience was not bad at all, and I feel great that a part of me will be used to help other people. I might even donate blood again, we'll see. Though I have to wait 46 days or something until I donate blood again. I'm curious to know what blood type I am, I think I am a type O (either positive or negative). I'll find out when I get my little card in the mail.

Here is some evidence that I donated blood:

This is my awesome green bandage I got from where they took the blood out:

Here is a pic of me with my First time blood donnor sticker:

And my awesome free t-shirt I got for donating blood: