Friday, July 12, 2013

Five Things Friday.

My top 5 from the week! 

1. Certified Personal Trainer Certification.
For the past 3 months I've been studying for my CPT certification through ISSA. I tested last week and am elated to have received notification that I passed! I am excited for the doors that this will be opening for me and look forward to using the knowledge and training I have gained to make a difference not only in my own life, but in the lives of others. I'm looking forward to using the certification in a variety of ways, including training clients locally and online. 
Personal Trainer Certification

2. Fall Racing Schedule 
I made one. I had been tossing around plans for racing this fall, but hadn't fully committed to any races. After racing (and PRing and a story for another post) on the 4th; the bug had bitten and I did some surfing, stole some money for entry fees and started designing my color-coded training schedule. Super yay. 
Been there, done that. Only for the half marathon distance.

3. Despicable Me 2
 I'm legitimately unable to stay awake for an entire movie- theater or home theater. But Despicable Me 2 stole the show and kept my peepers open for all 98 minutes PLUS commercials. What's not to love about minions and big old tough-as-nails-acting heroes who are really like a symphony-bar-left-in-a-hot-car-in-July?!?


4. Oreos. 
If you're building a food pyramid, be advised that oreos comprise at least 2/3rds of the pyramid. I'm not sure where this oreo love came from, especially considering I don't even eat them, but it's intense. Oreos added to anything multiply the deliciousness factor by about 85%. May or may not be making these to bless my co-workers and make their oreo cookie bar dreams come true. 

Chocolate chip OREO cookie bars on ...These are incredible! Seriously, you need to make these to see for yourself!

5. Eric Church
His music, not his face. 
Eric Church-Springsteen

6. Visits from friends
(I know, I said 5, but someone wise once said; never waste a good audience and since you're all still reading, you get a bonus! Woot- to the Woo-hoo.) 
Bryant & myself circa 2009 (#flashbackfriday much?!?) 
A dear friend of mine was in the area this past week and I was delighted to have her spend the night. We had so much to catch up on, and it was wonderful to share a snippet of time together! 

Tell me one thing, two things; anything about your week, and most importantly- how much you love oreos!! 


  1. I LOVE oreos. Sadly I've stopped eating them - I seriously used to eat 3 (or 6. or 10.) a day. Whew!

    Looking forward to reading about your PR! Way to go! :)

    1. Thanks for the comment! I'm so glad you left your blog url.....I couldn't find it the other day!! :)

  2. WOW those oreo bars!!!

    Congrats on passing your personal training certification!! I would love to ask you questions about it and find out how/where you did it and how much and everything! I am SERIOUSLY considering it and just need to take the next steps of finding where I can test!

    have a great weekend!

  3. Congrats on passing!! Can't wait to see what doors are going to open for you!!
    I wanna know what races you're running. We need to run one together SOON!
    Those oreo bars look amazing. Wow.

  4. You know weeks are really good when Five things Friday has 6 things! Mine did two weeks ago. Congrats on your certification. I know it's a big undertaking, so I'm sure that's super exciting and a huge relief. I love when the racing bug bites me and I'm able to steal money. Haha! Can't wait to hear what you decided on. I'm going to see Despicable Me soon. Probably not this week but next. I'm hoping it's still out, but I think it will be...

  5. So much awesomeness in one post!! I was behind in my blog reading since I went out of town, but I'm back now! I love all things Oreo and cookies and cream. Congratulations on passing your exam, and I can't wait to read all about your racing schedule and training!