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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

LONG overdue....

I'm finally updating the blog from Thanksgiving and Christmas! It has been a whirwind couple months.

For Thanksgiving, Bill, Ryan, and I loaded into the Hoppus van after school and drove the 14+ hours through the night down to Mississippi. Marti left the morning before we did, as Southwest Allen County did not have school that day.

It was a long, but smooth drive through the night and arrived Thanksgiving Day around 7am. I went up to Ross and my hotel room and took a much needed nap while Ross drive his dad and brother over to where they were staying.

We spent Thursday through Sunday (early morning) in Mississippi with Ross. It was a nice visit. Much colder than when I was there in October, but still a great time. We did manage to get to the beach for a walk Thansgiving afternoon. That was nice! Not a usualy Thanksgiving Day activity!

Below are some pictures from Thanksgiving weekend!

One of the C130 Hurricand Hunters stationed at Keesler AFB -- a HUGE plane!

This is where Ross lives!

Just hanging out at Biloxi Beach.

The BEST BBQ place E.V.E.R!!!!

Leaving our mark at The Shed. -- There is writing ALL over the walls!

Having fun at Stennis Space Center!

Five weeks after I was in Mississippi visiting Ross, he was able to come home for 12 days! I was a fantastic 12 days! Fenway was so excited to have him home! I'll try to post the video of Fenway's greeting later.

While Ross was here, we didn't spend a lot of time at home. There were so many people who wanted to see Ross and whom Ross wanted to see. We spent a lot of time with family and several days with friends. We took three days and went to the Detroit area to visit Ross's college friends. That was a lot of fun!

Ross gets to come back home at the end of February. Hopefully this tine we will be less busy!

More to come...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Two days in....

The rundown...
I'm trying to start this new year with a new kick. I have been unhappy with myself for a while and decided now is the time. I have had too many days of "I'll start tomorrow."

So that brings me to today... two days into this (I have to start somewhere)...
So far I'm feeling great! My motivation to eat well is still high and I went running last night for the first time in WAY too long. I can definitely tell my stamina is gone, but hopefully before long I will be back up to the 4-ish miles I was doing this summer. My long term running goal, I would say, is to be able to run a 5K in under 30 minutes. No date set or even in sight yet, but it's a long term goal for myself.

My biggest goal is feeling better about the way I look before my friend, Brooke's wedding in October. This past summer a group of friends and I went and spent a day on Lake James. My biggest memory of that day is being extremely self conscious about the way I look. I definitely do not want to relive that experience when we are supposed to be having a great time in Mexico! My mind could easily tell me, "you don't have to start working out now, October is a long ways off." And that's true, but I know myself well enough to know if I do not get into a groove now, I will continue my past pattern of "I'll start tomorrow," and then tomorrow rarely comes. I have no excuse for not working out. I'm dressed for it daily when I go to school! All I need to do is alter my route home! How hard is that?!?!?!

So... for tonight...
My plan is to go running right away after school. Then go home, possible update the blog from Thanksgiving and Christmas (I know, I know... LONG overdue!) and meet the crew at B Dubs where my dinner will be a nice salad and a tall glass of water.

For the first time in a long time, I am not weighing myself daily. Instead, I am waiting until Monday evening to assess the progress.

Here's to a happier me!!!!!