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Didn't run today.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

We started to, but the wind was so cold, and so strong, it felt like I was out there in a tank top and shorts. It just didn't seem worth it, so we gave up for today. I'm still really hoping for more snow by Saturday afternoon, so we can cross country ski.

I have to say, if the weather had been the way it was today, while we were doing our "run every day from Thanksgiving to New Year" challenge, we'd have ran. I think I need a new incentive. If I can run with the stomach flu (which I did) I can run through anything, I just need a reason to!

  
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LGAR519 1/20/2012 9:53PM

    Hope you get to go on your cross country ski!

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On track, but tired.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Worked quite a bit today, and also got my run in, so I'm just a little beat tonight. Staying on track pretty well, after a couple of days of not doing so great on the weekend.

The temp dropped today, from mid 50s to maybe 30 degrees tops. It's also gotten really, really windy, and a little snow is flying. It still kind of feels like we're waiting for winter to start though, since we haven't had enough snow to even need to shovel. I'm actually starting to get a little impatient, I want to cross country ski!

  
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FITKAT62 1/18/2012 10:14PM

    I wish winter had never arrived!

We had freezing rain last night. My car was coated in a thick layer of ice this morning. All the doors were frozen shut.

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WILDFIREKRISTIN 1/17/2012 11:34PM

    Hmm..after reading this I wonder how close you are to me. I am in New Buffalo, MI. Anywhere close? I was out in this crazy stuff earlier and like to freeze from the wind. My kids are like you, they are praying for some snow so they can ski in a couple of weeks with the school. Crossing my fingers for you and them emoticon

Great job getting back on track.

Take care of you,

Kristin

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Hmmm....no idea..

Sunday, January 15, 2012

No idea what to write, but I feel like I should. Soooo...what do I want to blog about?

I ran today. Yay! First time since last wednesday.

I had a tough couple days, food wise, but today seems to be on track. Yay for getting back on track. I have to think the past couple days were PMS related. Is this stuff suppose to get tougher as we get closer to menopause? I can handle a lot, but the longer PMS part is just not fair! Who do I complain to about this?

Our minister's last day at our church, after 21 years, was today. We haven't been NEARLY as regular about going to church as we should be lately, but darn it's tough to see him go. He and his lovely wife are the sweetest, kindest, most Christian people I've ever met, and I can't even imagine our church without them. I was a sobbing mess today at church. They're moving to a retirement home near their daughter in CA, and I know it's best for them, but things won't be the same. Truly the best minister I've ever heard preach a sermon, and more insight and wisdom than one person should have. He said this morning that he's been a tentmaker preacher for 68 years. That's so incredible to me...and I suspect they'll both be quite a blessing to others in their new location :)

Oh..one more thing. Just got a text from my partner. He's registered us for a 5K on Super Bowl Sunday. Huh. 3 miles....on Feb. 5th...in Michigan. This should be interesting :)

Hope everyone's having a great weekend..and hope your week is full of blessings :)

  
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WILDFIREKRISTIN 1/17/2012 11:32PM

    I love blogs about people who speak so freely about their religious life. So many hide that. Thank you for speaking out and I am so sorry for the loss of your Minister. I am sure it will be hard on the whole congregation, change is often so hard. I suppose it is God's way of opening new possibilities for us to share with others.

I see you are from Michigan. So am I..nice to meet a neighbor! Good luck to you and your partner on race day. Tonight it is snowing and blowing here, I just couldn't imagine what it would be like running on that. Wishing you great success!

Hugs,

K emoticon

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PANDAS10 1/17/2012 5:57PM

    It's hard to see the good ones go... I know there was some talk that we might lose our priest, Fr. Kevin (no good reason other than the Catholic church likes to move them around) and everyone was pretty upset at the idea. Fortunately, Fr. Kevin is still here and we want to start getting to church more regularly as well as well as generally being more involved in the activities.

A 5k on Super Bowl Sunday?? Wow. I hope the weather holds for you to be successful!

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LGAR519 1/15/2012 8:50PM

    Glad you're back on track! We lost our Pastor this past year after 15 years. He took a teaching position at a Christian College. It's rough because he was so good!

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It finally started snowing...

Saturday, January 14, 2012

and I haven't run since...LOL. Got a little treadmill time in last night, but I HATE running on a treadmill, so I just walked as fast as I could and played with the incline a bit. I think I still got an okay workout, but it's not the same. I hula hooped this morning too. I'm getting exercise, but I haven't hit the road since wednesday, and I miss it! We're supposed to run tomorrow though, so it'll be better.

  


News I forgot to mention..and 21 years ago today.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

First of all, 21 years ago today, I became a first time mom. How is it even possible that it was THAT long ago? Time flies when you're raising kids, eh? My only daughter is 21 today, a mom herself, and a sweet, wonderful person. I'm so grateful that I was chosen to be her mom. She's pretty special to me :) Her 3 brothers are too...but...I'm glad I got the privilege of having one daughter (and I may be a little grateful that it was only ONE daughter too, but that's a whole different subject..lol)

Secondly, I think I haven't mentioned this here, but I could be wrong. After something like 17 years, I'm going to be teaching water aerobics again. I'm so excited! I love water, love aqua classes, and can't wait to try teaching again! The REC that my partner and I contract with is reopening their pool and I'm going to be subbing for instructors, for now, which is great because it'll ease me back into it, then if anyone leaves, I'll have an opportunity to teach fulltime. I was already excited about the pool, now I'm even more excited!

  
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LGAR519 1/11/2012 5:54PM

    Don't you love good memories! Glad you'll be teaching again.

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TOOTERFISH 1/11/2012 12:13PM

    how wonderfully exciting for you. :)
enjoy the experience - and the memories

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JOHNMARTINMILES 1/11/2012 10:21AM

    Two great anecdotes. You remember your daughter's birthday and get to turn your clock back 17 years.

Make it a great week!

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