Saturday, August 29, 2015


OK, so here I am...11:30pm and I'm a little tired. I haven't blogged much lately. However, tonight I just felt like it. I'm taking 3 classes this semester, so I'm not promising a ton of posts, but I will try. Work, school, family, and life in general is keeping me pretty busy.

One of the classes I'm taking is a Physical Education class - yes I take online classes and yes I am actually doing the required exercising, no I'm not just saying I'm doing it.

Today was the 1st actual day, and the last day I had to turn in my "pre-test". Basically, I had a routine I had to complete and then list all my results. At the end of the semester, we "post-test" (same routine) and see how we have improved.

So, part of it was running 12 miles, a minute of push-ups, a minute of crunches, and a 90 sec wall squat (basically sitting against the wall like a chair for 90 sec). Let me first say, that other than swimming - I have not exercised like that in FOREVER!! My husband kept me very accountable by the way. Of course, when he saw the list and I said "I can run for 12 mins, no big deal. Easy peasy." "90 sec squats --- pfft no's 90 secs."

OH MY GOODNESS --- started running and began being chased by a pit bull (still a pup and friendly)tried to get him to run with me but his owner was calling him home. I thought I was going to die!! And that wall squat --- don't wish anyone that pain at 30secs left! My husband was very supportive, "You got this, half way done, 10 secs --- that's nothing." Crunches, I had those --- push-ups I thought my arms were soooo much stronger (and FYI no girly ones for me).

But you know what, I did it and it felt GOOD. In my head, I think I'm still in my 20's --- today's workout was a harsh reminder that I wasn't. I can't wait for more.

So, tonight I leave you with this ---

Goodnight Blog Readers.

Don't forget to try,


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

This Love

I've had a lot going on recently. I keep promising updates - but it's a little much sometimes. I've rarely taken time to just be me. I've felt like I'm losing the reality of who I am and instead replaced it with who I need to be for everyone else, always in the "what do I need to run and do/get done next....go, go, go"! For instance, I love music so much. I could sit for hours and just sink into the songs I was listening to. For fun, I'd blast it as loud as possible and just dance around. I haven't done that in forever!

So, tonight in this hotel I'm assigned to for my last leg of training, that's exactly what I'm doing. Whole albums - straight through!! Earbuds in mind you, b/c if not I'd have to endure alien video game sounds from my husband's favorite hobby. :) Tonight, sitting here listening to "this sick beat"*, I'm ALMOST moved to tears at how good this feels and how long I've needed this. It's the little things people!

Do not ever forget to dance and sing like nobody is watching!! Do you!! Life is WAY to short.


*P.S - YES as I write this I'm listening to Taylor Swift's 1989.