Pity Party- Table for One

Hey Lovelies!

I’m so frustrated with life right now…and it’s so silly that I’m feeling this way as I know that, at the end of the day, I’m very fortunate and have a roof over my head, food to eat, friends who love me and most importantly I’m running really well and completely injury free (except last night when I had a migraine and I ate all the pain away–score!). I’m super grateful for my blessings big and small (and even record them in a gratitude journal…) but lately it’s just not enough to keep my spirits high.

I feel like a frustrated, stagnant and mildly lifeless woman of late. I hate the fact that I am single, still…like always… while all of my friends are now married and currently riding the baby train.


This frustration is also permeating my dating mindset as many bad dates have skewed my view of them, seeing them less as a chance to meet someone new and more as time that would be better spent running, baking, sleeping or hanging with my friends. lol

I am not at all engaged in my work and I have no idea what I should be doing, could be doing, would enjoy doing. I’m not afraid of throwing it all away to go back to school, taking a pay cut or pursuing something new, I just don’t know what to do so I keep on the same, boring, well paying path.


All of this is just feeding this mixed up undercurrent of snark, bitterness, jealousy in me that has started when I hit 30, but it’s really started to grow in the last months. I’m not enjoying it and I’m afraid that if I don’t act on it soon, it will become permanent… unfortunately though, I don’t know how to get rid of it.

Aside from speaking to someone (the search for someone has begun), does anyone else have any advice in terms of tackling some of these things?  I mean, other than quitting my job and finding a way to live full time in Disney World.

Much love and my apologies for a downer post!

~Princess Lisa

Throwback Thursday – Travel-versary


Me walking across Abbey Road in London - July 2004

Me walking across Abbey Road in London – July 2004

Such a pudgy, young looking almost 24 year old I was in this photo.

This photo was taken on the last day of a life changing trip Contiki trip to Europe–which happened almost 10 years ago, to the day.  It’s the trip where I met my dear Aussies and created an undying love for travel.   I visited so many wonderful countries and saw so many amazing things…and I ate and drank some delicious things, too.

It truly changed my life and I am so thankful for it. In some ways it seems like it all happened yesterday and in others it seems like 20 years ago, rather than just 10.

Though I have been lucky to see my dear aussie friends (in particular, my closest aussie friend D) a number of times since the trip in 2004 (and have also seen a few other friends from that trip in the last 10 years in Las Vegas, my brief trip to NYC), I would give anything to be able to do it all again and to be with the wonderful people I met on that trip.

Before the nostalgia makes me teary eyed, I’m going to cut this short.  Happy TBT everyone!


~Princess Lisa

Weekly Workout Recap Wednesday

Week 21:




  • steady as she goes on Operations Sub 1:50
  •  N/A – doctor’s orders.



  • 3 miles slow –so sore from yesterday’s weights
  • upper body weights –will likely be sore tomorrow–hah!



  • Rest Day at Lady Gaga Concert



  • Stress/sleep deprivation migraine = sick day



  •  4 chill miles



  • 8 miles with my buddy Oliver
  • ab work and physio



  • 3 chill miles
  • 2.3 miles with Run Club
  • upper body strength
  • foam roll/stretch



  • Speed work *sigh* – 2 mile repeats at a 7:08 and 7:21 pace, plus 3 more miles for warm up, cool down and rest between my fast miles
  • Lower body strength training (legs still feel like jello 12 hours later)
  • abs/physio

Highlight(s) of the Week

  • made a decent effort at getting in my strength training, especially with two days off and some killer DOMS.

Goal(s) Moving Forward

  • Focus on meal prep/planning – especially since I am out of town for a few days next week


  • Week: 25.3 miles
  • Year: 360.69 miles
  • Week: 0
  • Year: 17ish