well. i know when the race sucked SO much....i was sick. really sick. went to the drs. on tuesday night. fever. virus. etc. etc. i am fine and glad to be on medicine but even happier that i know why my race was so bad. my body just did not move when i said go and now i know why. it felt like crap. post race i was dizzy and nauceous and seeing spots during..i kept thinking are they going to make me stop if i faint?? ha not a good place to be on a 5K for goodness sake... but thats whats up!
BFFs birthday is this wknd. i am giving her the gift of $$$$.. isnt that what everyone needs most?
Lastly, the only thing in my cube is a picture of Michelle Obama. Weird? I just loved that story...
sorry to leave everyone hanging. new job= less time to blog.
the new job is going ok. new jobs are tough. it is night & day from my previous job..but i am finding my way.
here is a funny story from today...i ran in a 5K yesterday morning. (Sunday) i decided to run the race last Wednesday and did not get any training or workouts in last week. i had just started the new job and so i was too busy getting adjusted and celebrating i made it through each day that work outs took a back seat.
friday night i drank too much tequila and saturday treated my body like crap. did not eat dinner and was not feeling so hot..the nature in Upstate, NY has my allergies on overdrive.
I know. excuses, excuses.
Momma & I got to the race really early. Like 2hrs early. the race did not specify that the women were running a whole 45 minutes after the men.
The race was an ELITE race where 'masters' were running for PR and to qualify for additional races..participants came from 28 states. Needless to say, it was hard to make the correct pace for myself. Another aspect of this race, the course loops around so you can see that you are being passed by the people in the front. Not great for the ole' self esteem.
Anyway. I finished in 27 minutes 10 seconds.. This was in this morning's newspaper in the sports section. 202 people finished before me. They do not really mention how 100-out of the 200 are elite runners.
I feel lame but I am like hey!! i would of run a lot faster if I knew you were posting! :) How conceited of me. Yet incredibly true. A girl just runs faster knowing her boyfriends are seeing how in shape she is over their morning coffee..
today is my parent's wedding anniversary. they have been married for 26 years. in 26 years they have raised 3 children. they sent all 3 children to college. my mom waited 12 years for an engagement ring.
they met when they were 16. they have been together for 38 yrs in total. they built 2 houses from scratch. they survived 5 years of college. they are helping their elderly parents age gracefully. they welcomed their eldest (me) back to their home with open arms. they both work full time and receive awards and recognition each yr. they are the greatest example of love conquering all...
i do not believe in love today.
they want me to celebrate their acheivements by being the 3rd wheel.
I do not feel much like celebrating.
As of 4pm last night, Hkyplayer & I called it quits. I drove 10 hours in a car to end our relationship. We spent 1 last night together (he was so confused by my tossing & turning.) We made it 5 years. We lasted through 4 years of college. We celebrated birthdays and holidays. We cried together, we fought together, we smiled together and challenged each other. He became patient, I became confident. We dreamed of little babies with green eyes and dirty blonde curly hair. We planned out our wedding. We lived in France together for 3 months. We had plans. We had goals. We had promises.
I forget what being alone is like. I forget the girl who was Me before he waltzed up to me one Saturday night ...late August, 2004. I forget what her goals are. Her dreams.
I am going to go find them. Come along for the ride.
***UPDATE! The Online Shopping Gods are now in my Good Books.***
I called the Customer Service Line to get more info on the price change. Turns out, the boots were originally 165$ and People Mag messed it up! So the company dropped the price down to $110. BUT! If you call-- they drop the price down to $90.00 and provide free shipping and handling. And ship in 5 days.
..." therefore i tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. is life not more important than food and the body more important than clothes? look at the birds in the air; they do not sow or reap or stow away in barns, & yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life."...matthew 6:25-27