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Best Run Ever

Saturday, September 28, 2013



Today was week 4 run 3.... I have been slow to get back to running after my injury. Run 1 was terrible...and killed my confidence. I barely did half before I quit and started to walk. Run 2 was a bit better...but only did 3 minutes at most.

I gave myself a pep talk and went out for run 3...rocked it. Did 4 five minute intervals instead of 3-5-3-5. Woo hooo....I felt strong and confident and got a real high from it. Week 5 here I come...by the end of next week I should be able to run 20 minutes straight.

After run and breakfast, we all walked over to library. They got books and left...I stayed to study. It was perfect and I plan to hit the library every day after dinner to study.

Night night,

Jck

  
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QTLADY 10/1/2013 3:32PM

    Great job!!! My husband is still doing C25K and he has had a hard time with Week 4 as well. This is his second week of it.

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ABAKER34 9/30/2013 1:00PM

    Congrats on finishing your run!

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GALINAZ 9/28/2013 7:09PM

    sounds like a good day, congrats on your run!

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Still Spark-l-ing !

Friday, September 27, 2013



Happy Friday all !!! I hope you are gearing up for a great weekend.

It's already the end of September. Life has been so very busy and ups and downs but mostly good. I am still sparking and sparkling - just not blogging.

Last night was a freak show - some random person sent me a facebook request. I have no idea who she was so I emailed her back- Hello how do we know each other? Well soon I get an email - about how she saw my cat outside her window having a bloody poop - so she took the cat into the vet and the microchip said she belonged to me but that my number was no longer up to date and she wondered if I was the right person. Along with some weird comments about cat being super skinny and having a hefty vet bill in the future.

I freaked out - I mean WHAT ???? I have had my cat for 13 years - she's always been an outdoor cat - she is wise to the world, just not crazy cat ladies I guess !! So this happens at 6 pm - I have no way to contact her except facebook...so I did some sleuthing !!! AMAZING what you can find out online...I mean I know where she works...I know who her boyfriend is and where he works...just no address or phone number.

I left messages on facebook and gave her my phone number...and nothing. It was going to be the longest night of my life. My fiance knocked on a few doors and I took a drive. I thought I knew where they lived and was going to knock - glad I didn't LOL It was the wrong people !! I knew I had to stay calm and pray and remember that this woman was concerned for the cat so Molly was in good hands !

Finally at 10 pm - just as I had resided myself to a sleepless night - she calls. She is my neighbor - there is one house between ours - she said she'd be home in an hour. 11:30 pm - Molly is safe and sound at home with us.

And the giant mystery is solved !!! The girl's cat was killed crossing the street two weeks ago - so this woman I was perceiving as a crazy person was actually just hyper sensitive and being vigilant or maybe shopping for a new cat? Anyways - happy ending !!!

This morning Neal and I were telling our neighbor about the story - and we were laughing - imagining there were wanted posters put up around the neighborhood - Have you seen this couple? They claim to have lost a cat. Warning they are weird !! LOL

October is a big month !! My mom and dad are coming next weekend to help me buy my wedding dress. This is stressful !! I hate trying on clothes, let alone an outfit I will have photos in forever. And there are HUGE urges to weigh myself. I have committed that I will NOT weigh myself. I am doing well and I do not want the number on the scale to send me in to a tailspin. I remind myself - I am feeling much better about how I look - I have lost weight - my clothes fit very differently. I continue to focus on food and exercise and not the weight.

Mid October we are moving !! So excited !! And feeling really blessed. My parents are bringing a uhaul of furniture for us !! It started out with my mom replacing her sofas and saying they'd bring the old ones up to me. Then my grandmother decided to move in with my aunt and she has a two bedroom condo to clear out - so there is tons more furniture coming our way !!!! It's amazing !!! All about timing and generosity from my family. Another aunt has even donated a couple of chairs to the pile !! So blessed !

On last thing to get off my chest - I have an exam to write at the end of October and time spent on all this other stuff and not enough on studying - which I really need to do !! Of course knowing that I have to do it - puts me in procrastination mode. It's like I want to succeed but at least if I do not try I have a reason why I didn't !! So silly !!! Need to get motivated.

Happy Friday !

JCK

  
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ABAKER34 9/30/2013 12:59PM

    What a crazy story...good thing you are moving! Good luck on getting your exam written, and have fun shopping for your wedding dress, post pictures of your dress!

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PRINCESS_SOFI 9/27/2013 12:25PM

    What a strange tale about neighbors lol emoticon is the cat ok?

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Gifts

Tuesday, September 10, 2013



Wow !! wow !!! All I can say is Wow !!

Yesterday was a big day for me - two major gifts. My boss decided to give me the promotion after all - it was more than the grant budget could cover - but she decided to give it to me anyways !! That means I'm getting a $6 an hour raise !! So amazing and if that wasn't enough I am also getting the job title I wanted. It's all so wonderful.

Then I had my doctor's appointment and she checked out my knee and it is bursitis. Because it is prepatellar it means that exercise will not hurt it - she said to let pain be my guide...which means.....*drum roll* I can return to running !!! Woooo Hoooooo !!!

Feeling great and blessed.

JCK

  
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ABAKER34 9/11/2013 1:48PM

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TAARON69 9/10/2013 8:24AM

    WOW is right!!! Congratulations on the raise and on being able to return to running. I have recently had an ATV accident and can not run at this time and I sure do miss it. I can't wait till I can get back to running. Enjoy!!!

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RIDLEYRIDER 9/10/2013 8:13AM

  Good news!! emoticon

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IDICEM 9/10/2013 8:10AM

  Congratulations on the promotion and yay for the return to running! emoticon

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Shrinking !!

Sunday, September 08, 2013



Today I decided to bite the bullet and do some clothes shopping....with our upcoming wedding in Costa Rica I needed some new summer clothes for the trip. And well summer clothes will be hard to find in December. Sooooo....off I went.

It was the BEST shopping trip in ages. I bought 3 shirts and 5 dresses - all on sale !! Love a bargain. $130 for the lot !!

But the BEST part was - I could shop in regular stores. That's right - no plus sized stores for me. I have gone from XL -1X in shirts to L !! And my dress size has gone from 18 to 14 !! And I still have more time to lose weight. I was nervous about the size I should buy - I did not want to buy too small and then have wasted clothes if I never reached that goal.

It's such a great feeling and so motivating.

Tomorrow is my doctor appointment and I should find out what's going on with my knee. I want to start running tomorrow.

Night night,

JCK

  
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ROBBIEY 9/8/2013 7:47PM

  I hope there is an answer for your knee problems. Good Luck!!

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Blessings !!!!

Thursday, September 05, 2013



Well our luck is finally turning !!! We are official residents of suburbia. After work we went to look at a couple of places. We had our hearts set on Aspen Village but they only had places for Oct 1st which would mean we'd lose a month's rent, as we are stuck with our current place until end of October. Then there was Forest View which was available for Nov 1st which was a terrace home. It would be perfect if it was just the two of us, it was two bedrooms and lots of stairs !!!! It was new and beautiful but not practical for a little girl or two dogs. And I can't imagine having to climb those stairs every time I brought in groceries...ugh !!!

After we'd seen both places, the rental agent dropped the bomb !! Well you know if you want the Aspen Village place I can rent it to you for mid-October and give you a half months rent !!! It was a no brainer - done deal !! We have two weeks to move in - and we didn't lose our deposit. I think the guy was shocked that I showed up with all the necessary information for the application and ready to sign on the dotted line.

SO yeahhh.....we have a new place to move to.

Now the task is to get rid of junk and start packing. We want to make this an organized move unlike our first one LOL

Knee is still sore so no running !! I have my doctor appointment on Monday and hope she says it's okay to run.

Just feeling so blessed....after a streak of bad luck...it seems that it wasn't bad luck but rather God just chooses what blessings to give.

Night night,

JCK

  
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ABAKER34 9/6/2013 10:59AM

    That's awesome! The place looks beautiful, congratulations!

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