Monday, September 08, 2008
so, it's pretty much been an entire season since i've updated my sparkblog. luckily, my marathon training hasn't been as slacker-ish as my blogging is! the dreaded marathon is just under a month away, and i think i'm staying on track with my running. i did a 20-miler over a week ago, and next sunday i want to do 22 or 23. then i'll taper for two weeks. i had a minor setback when i broke my baby toe (NOT during the run ... a freak car-door-accident later that day) but it hurts a lot less now that it did right after i did it. hopefully it won't hinder me too much from now on.
personal life-wise, my fiance just moved back from hawaii! i went there for four days to help him get ready to move back, and now we're living with my family (sigh) til he gets a job and we can get a place together. good thing my fam's cool :) i've been in celebration mode for about 2 weeks though, so my eating hasn't been the best. i need to get back onto the good food wagon.
i really want to APOLOGIZE to all my sparkbuddies that i've been neglecting to get back to or check up on ... i've been a total hosebeast and i PROMISE to become more visible on here again! thank you to all of you that have wrote on my wall to say hey ... you've sucked me back in, and i thank you for it! have a wonderful week :D
Friday, June 13, 2008
it's been exactly a month since my last blog entry ... no exciting news this time. just a catch-up on what i've been doing lately!
i went to that first personal training class ... decided it's not for me. not that class, anyway. it took two hours, and the one thing they kept stressing is that the rest of the sessions would focus on the best ways to get people to buy personal training from you. i'm totally not a salesperson. i HATE bothering people, trying to get them to buy stuff. so that kind of sucked. i really wanted to learn more about training techniques! i guess it just wasn't the right time and the right class.
the engagement is going well! i'm a little over a month into it :) yeah, my wedding is still two long years away. but i'm totally excited to start planning! i think my colors are going to be azalea pink and green (green's my FAVORITE color!) . dave and i want to get married in milwaukee, and i'm going to look at a few venues tonight and on monday. woot! we're thinking of doing a friday afternoon/evening timeline; ceremony at 4pm-ish, followed by pictures for the wedding party and cocktails for the guests, and then a fun night of dinner and sweet music :) anyone have any tips? i've never done anything like plan a wedding before!
now, onto the marathon training ... i twisted my ankle last sunday and i think i sprained it in the back. i did the elliptical for a few days, and then i did a short 7-mile run yesterday thinking it felt better. it totally swelled up again! i'm taking today and tomorrow off so hopefully i can do another longer run on sunday. we'll see how it feels. i think i'm pretty on-schedule with my long runs though! sweet :D
have a good weekend, everyone!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
HOLY COW - i'm engaged! :D hooray!
ok, here's what happened: my bf dave was coming home for a short visit to celebrate our 2-year anniversary (he's currently finishing up his last few months of graduate school in honolulu at uh-manoa) on wednesday. i picked him up from the airport at 8am, and when he walked up to see me he was carrying flowers he'd brought with him from hawaii! i was hugging him and saying hello and stuff, and he said, "let's get married." now, we've discussed it before so i just said, "yeah, let's get married!" as in someday :) and then he pulls the ring out of his pocket and says, "no, really. will you marry me?" AAAHHHH i still can't believe it. i was super surprised! it was extra-romantic because our entire relationship has been back and forth between airports, and also because he knew that my favorite place to visit when i was a little girl was the airport :) i love him so much. we're planning on getting married in late summer or early fall of 2010 so we can have time to save, plan and try living in the same time zone for once ;)
and with our whirlwind weekend (he left sunday morning!) i barely had time to work out. now it's back to the grindstone - i've got a marathon to train for!
Friday, May 02, 2008
i updated my page a few days ago with pics of my fave brewer this season ... left-fielder Ryan Braun! he's awesome. my old favorite retired last year, and i miss him. sniff ... come back, damian miller!
i had my first personal training class on wednesday; it was pretty much just an informational session to let us know what we'd be covering for the next six weeks. there's no certification at the end of it, but that's okay. i'm just looking at the class as a way to see if i'm even any good at personal training. the class is supposed to help us feel more comfortable instructing others and interacting as a trainer. it also gives tips on how to get people to seek you out as their personal trainer. i'll really need help with that one, because i'm SO not a salesperson. i don't like getting heckled, so i really feel crappy trying to sell stuff to other people. hopefully people will just come to me so i don't have to ask :)
i don't know what to do ... there's another member on sparkpeople whose blog i read that i know has an ED, and frankly it's kind of frightening. i don't want to say anything to that person because i know that probably the last thing she needs is another person nagging her, but it's really worrysome. i don't know her personally, and we've never interacted through spark ... but something tells me that she's not doing well. should i reach out to her? is there a big-time sparkleader that i can tip off? help!
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
i got an e-mail yesterday telling me that i'd been nominated enough times to become a "sparkpeople motivator!" I CAN'T BELIEVE IT :D what an honor! thank you to the people that nominated me ... it really means a lot to know that i've been some kind of inspiration to other sparkers out there. it's an incredible feeling, and i'm so proud to have the motivator badge on my page!
have a wonderful day!
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