Friday, July 24, 2015


So I'm a tech slut lol in love with my iPad mini. The mini beat out everything my [now old but still functioning] iPad 3rd generation aka the new iPad aka the first iPad with retina screen ... I can't keep up with iPad names. Anywhoo my only beef with my iPads was writing on the screen. 

In the archives were my android devices Samsung Galaxy note phone and pro 12.2 tablet... I loved them because of the writing on the screen. However the android life, apps were designed different or not available on android yadda yadda. Given I'm on a digital declutter kick I said let me try one more time to find a way to write to enjoy writing on my apple devices.  
Ok tried the Jot stylus ugh wack that whole tiny glass disc tapping on the screen nope

The winner paper53 stylus. Omg it feels like old school thick pencil. When I'm scribbling in the app the top of the "pencil" is and "eraser" it's fabulous. 
Once my heart and mind agreed this stylus was the one. Galaxy note pro sold on eBay 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

checking in 10 miles this week

not going to be a super long post but last week i finally got back on my fitness bandwagon

I went to the gym 3x and I ran Saturday and Monday for grand total of  9.8, hey lets round up and say 10 miles!!!

Its a start

1 month and 21 days from Rock and Roll Half-Marathon
3 months and 6 days from Cherryblossom 10 -miler

This week I plan to start incorporating weights with my work-outs. More squats with ligh weights and alot of leg exercises as my legs/ham burn so bad when I'm running and cycling up hills.

I'll check back in soon

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Blackberry how dare you make a comeback

so I read this article

thought for a minute like... could I turn in my Iphone and go back to MY FAVORITE Phone and PHYSICAL KEYBOARD??? & the classic trackpad & handsdown blackberry PUSH email still the best ever - OMG!!

I got scared when I thought about a world w/ no EMOJIs.. no APPS (well no UBER, INSTAGRAM)..thats why I hung on to my old blackberry for the longest -- I didn't want the distraction of APPS.

This phone comes to Verizon next month -- I will go check out
I'm deep in the apple sauce but hey I value functionality over cool factor. I still have my iPAD mini for my iOS fixes LOLOL


former post where I profess my love for blackberry

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Race Training: weekend run & more...

Here goes weekly recap

Made it to the gym 2 days this week and my morning routine has been successful. Get in about 730 - check email, walk around (be seen lol) than sneak off to gym 8-9am.

This week I plan to try my gym Yoga class Monday 12-130..I had been going to District Yoga Strength and Strech class. Let me tell you my past history with Yoga - ITS HARD AS CRAP lol. Seriously I've sat in a few beginning Yoga courses and I feel overwhelmed. So I was rappin to some folks at Balance Gym they like please try one of our beginning courses which will help me not have to walk the mile aftework to Yoga class. Given I have such horrid back/posture/neck issues I found the yoga from District Yoga to be extremely effective at given my glutes, hamstrings, back a great stretch. So hopefully Mondays class will be OK and hopefully it won't be took packed since its in the middle of the day.

The rest of the week its supposed to rain Mon through X-Mas eve- boooo well means I will have to throw on my rainboots and still get it in. Tuesday plan to do same thing morning gym routine, wed as well because I will take off day Christmas (CAPLADY BIRTHDAY!!!!) and day after. Sat it may be hard to get workout in will be driving back to DC Area but I'm reserving Sunday for a nice run.

Which segways me into this weekend. I wanted to get out and run both days but it was COLD saturday like temps barely got above freezing. Not making an excuse well yes the cold is an excuse but I got sick a few years ago training for Nike messing with cold weather running so I have a rule it has to be at least 35/40 degrees for me to go out. I have to invest in some official compression tights that can keep me warm bc I think lack of quality cold running gear is an issue for me. I plan to visit the Under Armor outlet when I visit back home. Today was a lil bit warmer so I got out and did 2miles in about 40 miles. Now where I live in DC is pretty dang hilly so it was a struggle. I would say my walk/run ratio is 40%/60%. Some of I think is mental I have to say "girl just keep running" but my legs say "girl we can't". Personally I think that I need to work on leg strengthening exercises because I struggle with hills walk/running and even on my bike.  The Rock n Roll half goes across the city so being able to master hills is a must for training. I'm still using DEC to warm back up but Jan I will incorporate strength training into my routine and see how my body responds. Additionally I will start making my gym runs on the treadmill on the incline as that should help.

Well I'm signing off I'll report back in a few days