Thursday, May 28, 2009

And it keeps on keepin on.

Today I put in 6 miles without stopping at a pretty fast pace. I felt good and I probably could have kept going, but I didn't want to kill my knee. Every day I go to run and I have no desire to go, but something makes me go, something makes me do it... I am really hoping to keep this up.

I have been thinking a lot lately about finishing what I started...I'm not the best example of it, but I feel like Heavenly Father has been leading me a lot lately and it has been really helpful, especially since things sometimes seem so hard.

Grey's Anatomy has made me cry the last three episodes I have watched...ridiculous I know.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Training training training...

Well day 2, 3 and 4 were...pretty miserable, but in a good way.

Actually day 2 wasn't that bad, 3 was tough, and today was really hard because I have come down with a head cold which makes running the last thing on my list of things to do.  BUT I went anyways because I don't want to miss a day for fear of dying when it comes right down to actually running the marathon.

I have learned the following things :  I am very particular about the type of headphones I wear, mainly because my ear drums are tiny, though my ears themselves are giant.  It doesn't matter what I wear, I always end up with a cherry red face at the end (I somehow thought less clothing would change that...not true) 

Life has been pretty interesting as of late.  Because of certain decisions I have decided to make this a 'really fun summer'.  One where I invite everyone I know to do everything I do so that there is always a group. (Kristina do you remember when we used to do that...back in the day??) I am excited at the prospect of an adventure filled summer, and it has actually helped me rekindle a few friendships I thought could not be saved.  I have been really grateful for my new I am still friends with everyone attitude. I hope it stays around for a while!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Getting back into the swing of things

I have been home about four weeks now. I can't believe it has been so little time. I feel like it has been months since I was teaching a workshop or strolling through the park...I really really miss it. The good news is that I have been keeping my eyes open for cheap tickets. If all goes well I should be headed back in 28 weeks. Yeah I am a nerd I know, but it seems that I left something down there.

And I think that I should have taken more pictures! I am starting to go through mine and I honestly feel like I have most of them memorized. That can be either good or bad. I'm not sure which.

I started my hard core marathon training yesterday evening. It was funny because I had to get a physical for work yesterday and found out I had gained back a lot of the weight I had lost in Chile, so I find myself strangely remotivated to get into my training habits. I am running with a good friend of mine who ran track and cross country in high school and college so I figure he'll know what is safe and what not. Yesterday we put in 4 miles on the tredmill. It felt good, but my legs are a little sore today. I'm sure today will not be near as much fun.

I am learning how determined I can be. Lately I have been having to excercise a lot of self control and realizing that certain things in life are decisions, not circumstances. We have to committ to being committed. It isn't something that just happens. So my training and other events in my life that will be revealed at a later date are proving to me that I can do 'all things in Christ which strengthen {me}' and I feel great about it.

So good news blogging world, you will be updated on my marathon adventure!

And a side note, though I still have one more class to finish before the end of the month, I currently have a 4.0 for last semester. Yeah...I am STOKED!