Spice Up Your Life, Week 4

Let’s just take a moment to appreciate the fact that it’s a Friday night at 9:30 p.m. and I’m home, drinking wine in bed, typing a blog post. Some people call that pathetic or boring, but I call it happiness. I am so freaking content right now. Let me be people. Sorry that I’m not a typical 21 year old, out partying, blowing all my money, and getting wasted. Sorry that I would rather be in the comfort of my own bed with no pants or makeup on and my $10 jug (yes, I mean jug; it’s huge) of Cabernet. If this post is all over the place, bear with me. I’ve got a lot on my mind.

Yesterday rocked my socks off. Literally. A 7-month old pulled my socks off. I babysat for two new families and in turn fell in love with 3 new children. Total, I was with the kiddies for 10 hours. Whew! Then Luke and I went out for a super nice dinner, where I ordered like a 5 year old and got minestrone soup and Caesar salad, light on the dressing. But I did get a significant amount of wine, which made me seem a bit more my age. Luke wasn’t any better. He gets penne with meat sauce anywhere we go. Oh well. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.


Last week I challenged ya’ll to read a classic book. I got Wuthering Heights on my kindle, got through approximately 26% of it (my kindle said), and shut it down. I can’t stand it. I just cannot get into it. Oh well. I tried. That’s all I have to say on that. Anyone have more success than me?

We’re going big this week.

49. Conquer a fear.

Here’s a list of my biggest fears:

  • throwing up
  • police officers
  • someone breaking into my house
  • a child I babysit choking
  • my wallet being stolen, more importantly my planner being stolen
  • locking myself out of my car
  • flying in airplanes
  • butterflies (don’t laugh, they’re creepy as hell)

My goal this week has nothing to do with any of them. My goal is to run 6 miles without stopping. I know, I know. To most of you that’s nothing, but it’s huge for me. I am more than capable of doing it, but I always second guess myself and tell myself I need a walking break or to hop on the sides to get a drink of water. All I want is me and the treadmill (my only choice right now Sad smile) and 6 miles. The end. I need to prove to myself that I can do it. I’m hoping to bust this out on Sunday. Keep your fingers crossed for me!


I have a pretty big post coming tomorrow if I can be balls-y enough to post it. Stay tuned friends.

Any big goals for this week? Are you going to conquer a fear?

12 thoughts on “Spice Up Your Life, Week 4

  1. Caitlin

    YOU CAN DOOOOOOOOOOOO IT!! I know you have those 6 miles in you ;) And that’s huge for anyone, don’t let that fool you. Four was tough for me this morning haha, so six seems challenging…oh and is! I’m with Sarah in excitement for tomorrow’s post…and incredibly happy that you love your new munchkins…babes are the best :)

    1. allison.hayes91 Post author

      Yes, we certainly can! Where do you live? haha, bed is the best place to drink wine :) <3

  2. Meagan

    I was the same as you when I was 21 (I’m 24 now, and not much has changed). I was much happier with a low-key Friday night at home than going out somewhere noisy and crowded. I think I wore myself out with all that stuff before I made it to 21, haha.

    One of my biggest fears (it’s lame, I’m warning you) is the dark. I just don’t like not being able to see and at night I’m always convinced someone is hiding in a dark corner in our house. I actually keep 2 flashlights in my nightstand drawer, in case the power goes out, but those are really just to get me to the bigger flashlight in the kitchen and the lantern on the basement steps. Seriously, if I get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, I have to practically run from the bathroom back to my bed after I turn the bathroom light off. Once I’m in bed, I’m safe! It’s like I’m a little kid.

    I am also pretty scared of scary movies, which I guess kind of goes hand in hand with the dark. Another fear that won’t ever be conquered, but I did face this fear Thursday evening, when I watched “House at the End of the Street” with my husband. It turned out not to be as scary as I thought it would be, but the previews made it look terrifying, so it still counts. :)

    Good luck on your 6 mile run! You can do it!!

    1. allison.hayes91 Post author

      Yes, I’m over the partying already! I had my fun, haha. Being afraid of the dark isn’t lame; I totally know where you’re coming from. If I have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, I literally run and leap into bed. House at the End of the Street was good I thought! I liked that it wasn’t as scary as I anticipated….haha. I’m nervous for this run tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

  3. Nicole @Fruit'N'Fitness

    I hate throwing up, it’s the worst! I then get so upset and cry that It normally makes me sick again! Horrible! You can do it, 6 miles is easy peasy! (Just kidding, I’m training for a half and still take a walk and water break at 4 miles) I think ill try this challenge with you this week!

    1. allison.hayes91 Post author

      Ugh agreed! I’ve gotten better about it since I’ve been babysitting so much and you just have to deal with that with kids, but it still sucks. Are you going to do the 6 mile challenge or something different?? :)


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