Thursday, January 24, 2008


I started something new at the gym today...some guys on DCP were talking about it, and I figured I'd give it a try. HIIT = High Intensity Interval Training. Basically, warm up, then run your ass off for short bursts, with short recovery periods in between.

So, I walked at 4.0mph and .5 incline for 15 mintues, while catching up on my gossip via OK! magazine. Before I knew it, I was at 14:51, and hit the speed button. first interval I cranked it all the way to 9.2mph. Someone told me to run like you're being chased!!! But I did the whole 60sec, then went back to 4mph to recover for 60sec. For the rest of the intervals, I brought it down to 8mph, and did 4 more high/low.

After that, I had about 5min left of my 30min time on the treadmill, so I jogged at 5.5mph for the rest of it.

I'm really lucky Boyfriend put some amazing music on my iPod...recently old NewFoundGlory and new Britney have been getting me through my hour at the gym. I turn the music up so I can't hear my own breath, and just GO.

I stood in front of the mirror when I was lifting (and lifting for me is working with 5lb weights.), wearing my "future trophy wife" shirt, and Britney's "Piece of Me" blaring in my ears, and I realized:

I'm REALLY marching Santa Clara Vanguard.

I told my bosses today, and have a slew of people waiting for my sponsorship letter to arrive in their mailboxes.

Oh, ALSO? One of my mom's clients at her Pilates studio is the NEICE of the guy who founded Vanguard, or the corps who ultimtely became Vanguard. Or maybe she's the daughter. I can't quite remember, and everything's a huge blur right now. Either way, she's super nice, and knows about corps, and it's just so silly how small this world is.

I guess the point of this blog is that I'm really REALLY happy. The worst thing that has happened to me recently was that I dropped my left-over beef stroganauf on the ground tonight, and lost about half of it, AND broke my tupperware. :( I mean, I am really stressed about leaving the real world for 3 mo, but my fortune cookies said "the decisions you're making are the right ones", so I'm going to just believe that.

Again, if you're interested in sponsoring me, PLEASE email me at or push that little donate button up in the top right corner.

Thanks for reading,

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

2008 Santa Clara Vanguard

Ohhhh my god.

I received my email, and I'm officially a member of the 2008 Santa Clara Vanguard!!!!!

No alternate spot, no "we'll see you next camp, and then maybe"... nope nope nope, I'll pick my horn out next camp, and it's all mine for the year.

Now my workout is going to get even more intense. I'm sitting at 175 right now, and I would like to be under 170 before the next camp. School starts tomorrow, so I'm not sure WHEN I'll have time to work out, but I have to find time.

My tour fees arer $2200 this year, so please please please, if you even have an extra $20, click that donate button over there in the right top corner.


Sunday, January 20, 2008

Happy day today

This have been so crazy since last weekend.

I made it through the second camp, and now everyone's waiting for THIS weekend's camp in Texas to be over, so we can have our spots finalized.

To get me through the week, I've been working out a whole lot, and helping Boyfriend open up his store. He's probably pulling a 70hrs this week.

But today should be nice and relaxing. Allie and I already went and ran around outside in the chilly, sunny air, and now I'm heading over to the gym for an hour or so, before boyfriend gets home(!!!) hours earlier than I expected him to.

In other news: Allie and Mom's Border Collie, Jack, started tog training on Friday. They're both incredibly smart, and doing better than all their counterparts. Go collies!