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Ok I'll blog... :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I'm not getting a good routine going yet, but I will get there.

To sum up:

Sunday we DID go to the gym -- I did upper body mostly w/ a tiny bit of ab work.
Monday - 4 miles before work (SUPER SLOW but it felt good, so that's nice), Thought work was going to suck, ZUMBA (which was awesome!) after work!
Tuesday - OFF day for workouts - work was MUCH better, ate out w/ some people Mexican, got fajitas and it was awesome but too much food. Didn't go totally insane on the chips and salsa though, just had some, but not constant food shoveling. Ya know?

So now I'm at home and I think everyone else is GONE... so the dogs are in their cages and I didn't realize I was home alone until I came down to our room and DH isn't here and neither are his shoes or anything... and I don't feel like dealing with the dogs. Now is about the time they usually EAT...?! So I'm surprised no one is home... unless they left RIGHT before I got here and they fed them before they left? Gonna go call DH cause I was so looking forward to coming home and spending time with him because I was crazy tired yesterday. (Not used to my new schedule yet.)

Tomorrow morning I run - 5 miles w/ 3 at tempo pace according to my new HM Plan from RW. I'm just doing the plan they published but adjusting all suggested tempos to my estimated current fitness suggestions from McMillan's Calculator thingie. I know exactly where I will go for the run, just gotta DO IT. then tomorrow after work I hope to make it to the gym in time for Pilates.

So yesterday work seemed horribly annoying and boring. I find out today that I was being trained on the worst most boring part of the job only at first. HAHAHAHA. *phwew* So far I really like the people I've met and interacted with and the company does seem really great except for dropping the ball on my first day.

I was supposed to have new hire orientation, but the HR people were NOT THERE so some other guy tried and he didn't know where any of the files were for what he was supposed to show us, so he essentially just took our paperwork and sent us back to wait (again) in the lobby until someone from our dept came to rescue us. :P

Well apparently the orientation is usually fabulous and you go out for lunch (so they did that for me today w/ the sup and mgr from my area), and I dunno, everything just seems much better all of a sudden. HAHA. Tomorrow there is the area's monthly meeting and they will apparently introduce me - unless I'm in Orientation - but they'll still introduce me because a girl came and took my picture and gave me a cute little survey to fill out about myself so they will have some things to say about me. (hobbies, what I'd take on a desert island and why, favorite sports team, etc.)

OK. Time to go do other things. Call DH at least...

  
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HEALTHY4CAROLYN 7/21/2010 9:33PM

    Glad you're doing well!

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WHATAGRL42 7/15/2010 12:04AM

    Starting up a new job is bittersweet... soon, it will be smooth. I fantasize about working with grownups..... enjoy the fact that your days do not consist of 5 year old's with conjunctivitis and cafeteria corn dogs......
How do u like Pilates? It's like yoga on steroids.....
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CATIATM 7/14/2010 5:14PM

    I hear 'ya on the getting settled and finding a routine. I often struggle with getting into my groove when I switch locations - which you konw is pretty often.

Congrats on finding a rhythm so quickly. You are doing great - with the house, work, and your exercise program!

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SKYFYRE 7/14/2010 4:00PM

    Oh, how sad, you came home from work and nobody's home! :( Sorry! Well, at least the work situation is looking up, and hey! awesome about all those great classes at you gym!

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CLOVERR1 7/14/2010 2:34PM

    Am thinking to do an early Saturday morning run (6-8 miles) at the Indian Creek Greenway; let me know if you want to join me!

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NUTRIGIRL08 7/14/2010 11:05AM

    Give yourself a few weeks to adjust! You will find a rhythm!

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 7/14/2010 9:36AM

    Our dogs will try and fool us that they have not been fed, when in fact they have. Sometimes the little scammers even succeed!

I think that training, and frankly the first approximately 4 weeks of any job are the roughest, so if yours is already seeming better, that is a great sign!

I am so with you on the routine. I am ready for law school to start so I can get settled into some semblance of routine. I already know the first weeks are going to be chaos . . . .

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SEEHOLZ 7/14/2010 9:29AM

    Sounds like you are adjusting... totally well. Glad you enjoyed Zumba and sounds like your running is also coming along nicely.
Good to hear from you girl!

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KEAKMAN 7/13/2010 9:46PM

    Free lunch always makes me feel better!

Hope today is "normal" for your new job!

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 7/13/2010 7:41PM

    You'll get it down. Keep moving forward. I love that you are learning to eat at restaurants and not blow everything.

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MBSHAZZER 7/13/2010 7:05PM

    Glad things are looking up at work! The first few weeks always suck till you get going with your routine, and who to call for x task and who to avoid before they get coffee, etc. etc. Hang in there!

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Gym Membership Acquired - oohhhh yeahhhh

Saturday, July 10, 2010

And gym BUDDY acquired simultaneously!!!

My BIL felt inspired to find himself a gym membership to give himself some more varied and excited tools to use to get muscles. :) That is his #1 goal. hehe. Anyway, so I went with him to check out the local University Gym and well... the guy who showed us around showed us what an awesome deal we could get and bingbamboom - we signed up. I'm on his membership as a family member so it is an extremely reasonable price for all inclusive classes, great ST floor which includes a Kettlebell Selection, a ton of BOSU and Stability Balls (my old gym had one. of each. and NO KETTLEBELLS), cardio floor, basketball gym, and nearby old gym facility w/ racquetball and volleyball courts if we so desire. OH and an indoor pool... and a hot tub.... the pool has every pool equipment I could think of looking around there - water jogging belts and foot thingies, all those underwater dumbbell thinges, flippers, etc.etc.etc... even freaking RUBBER DUCKIES. I AM NOT JOKING. Other pool toys like balls and whatnot, some nets... I mean it's insane. I'm not sure when you can use all of that, but there are some interesting sounding pool classes that probably make use of some of those things. Like an aqua BOOT CAMP class.

So yesterday we got our membership, came home, changed, and went right back to work out. 30 min on the cardio floor (roughly), then 20min or so back checking out the ST floor again, did some ab stuff. (Thursday I did some kb work w/ swings and whatnot, as well as a bunch of squats and deadlifts (deadlifts w/ my BIL's 35lb KB YIKES - I did some swings with that sucker but I didn't last too long, only about 30 seconds), so I avoided lower body and my upper body was still sore as well since I also tried to do some negative chin ups, which didn't work, and then some assisted ones, which felt too easy cause I knew I was relying on my legs too much, but hey obviously I did something....) THEN back to cardio for another 30 min or so... I did Arc Trainer, rowing machine, this cool upper body cardio machine which has you doing like a WIDE kayaking kind of motion..., and some spin bike between all of that. Then after stretching a bit, it was only 20min till POWER YOGA so we stayed for that as well and almost died. HAHAHAHA.

Fast forward to this morning I got up and lugged my sore butt around for almost 9 miles. Oh it was SLOOWWWW but I did it. I'm proud of myself.

I'm gonna change HM Training plans and switch to the 10 week RW plan on Monday sooooooooo yay. I was using this free plan from TrainingPeaks and it was kind of insane. Like 2 days of running M-F - one easy, one hill repeats - and then saturday long run, Sunday TEMPO run. yeah. I was like uhhhh what? So while I did that to form last week, skipped hill repeats and likely tempo run tomorrow this week (because I want to run on Monday and need a recovery day).... I think the new plan will be better for me.

I'm thinking run in the morning, gym in the early evening right after work -- there are a bunch of great classes at 5:30 and 6:30 (or on Tuesday night's there's CLUB SALSA at 6:40). This gym has bellydancing classes, pilates, TAE KWON DO (in which you can actually do belt tests, the testing costs $20 when you test and move up a belt but the class is free), Body Pump and Body attack, turbo kick, Zumba, yoga, Power yoga, Gentle Yoga, cycling classes...ABSolution, Butts&Guts or whatever, um.. yeah. I think there are a couple more I'm forgetting... oh a beginner lindy hop class on Mondays... :D haha and more I think.... So I'm super excited. Hip hop is in there somewhere... yeah.

OK I need to go SHOWER.

WORK STARTS MONDAY!!!!!! :D

  
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SWEATONCEADAY 7/14/2010 1:19AM

    yeah for gym membership!!!! sounds like a great gym too.

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GRACEFULTURTLES 7/13/2010 3:20PM

    I am so jealous! A buddy and a cool gym!! That is awesome lady!!

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DANCETHEBEACH 7/13/2010 2:37PM

    BTW - Tasha's Monday night Zumba class is incredible.
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DANCETHEBEACH 7/13/2010 11:48AM

    "local university gym" ... as in UAH's UFC? Please let me know! That's where my membership is!

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TRACYZABELLE 7/13/2010 2:52AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonYou rock woman!!

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 7/12/2010 10:55PM

    Sounds way cool. I want to do the aqua boot camp. I would love that. I think all the classes sound interesting. Don't over do. But have fun.

You are so motivating.

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KSGROTHE 7/12/2010 8:46PM

    Hey, now I have that "Oohhh Yeahhhh" song from Ferris Bueller's Day Off going through my head, so thanks for that! emoticon

It sounds like you found an emoticon gym! And there's so much variety, you should never get bored with your workouts! emoticon

Keep up the good work!

- Karen

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NUTRIGIRL08 7/12/2010 10:37AM

    Gym sounds great!

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MDTWEETY 7/12/2010 9:16AM

    Hi Dana!! Your new gym sounds absolutely awesome!! And of course you've already explored every inch of the place!! LOL! emoticon Enjoy it!

And...CONGRATS on the new job!!!! I am playing catchup on blogs (again) as I've been away on vacation last week and not on SP much. So, sorry I am late with the congrats. I am so happy for you.

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JOHNBABJR 7/11/2010 8:42PM

    Good luck on your first day of the new job, Dana. And congrats on getting the gym membership!

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SKYFYRE 7/11/2010 6:00PM

    yay! How exciting! Glad you have a gym membership, tht sounds like a great place to work out!

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SWEETZMIX 7/11/2010 1:26PM

    emoticon That gym rocks!! I always wanted an awesome gym membership like that, but can't afford one here in NYC. You are going to kick some serious ass! I just know it, b/c there is sO much to do!! ugghhh take me with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JOPAPGH 7/11/2010 8:52AM

    sounds perfect for you, and good luck in the new job!

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EDGEOFSANITY 7/11/2010 8:28AM

    I want that gym by my house! =)

Good luck with your new job!

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BRAVE_NEW_ME 7/11/2010 2:31AM

    Sounds like a phenomenal deal! Glad you were able to find this gym!

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CCSDESTINY 7/10/2010 9:45PM

    I am slobbering over your new gym!! WOWZERS!! I really hope you enjoy yourself, there is no way you cant find something that you love to do there!! :D

Great job on getting all those miles in today! You are like SUPERWOMAN! I love love love RW smart coach training plan. The scheduled runs are perfect for me. I just started a HM plan but I dont have any HMs to do at the end, which is weird, but I just needed 'a plan' to get my rear in gear :)

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CASSIOEPIA 7/10/2010 3:21PM

    Holy Kettlebells Batman! We'll never see you anymore :)

The gym sounds awesome, and the classes are so varied - how will you ever fit them all in? It'll be fun trying out all those dance ones.

Enjoy. emoticon

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KEAKMAN 7/10/2010 3:13PM

    WOOHOO!!! Sounds great! I want THAT gym to be near my house!

AND you got in your 9 miles too -what a studly woman you are!

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SEEHOLZ 7/10/2010 1:58PM

    Sounds like my kind of gym-LOL! How awesome that you have so many options... especially after doing that TRX thingy for awhile.. it'll be extra fun!

Enjoy your week-end before work starts!

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 7/10/2010 1:30PM

    That gym sounds incredible! How great that you and BIL are going to be workout buddies :). Any chance your sister will join, as well?

I am so impressed you ran 9 after that! I was feeling cool for running like 7.5 today with a sore bum from weights :P. You got that beat in spades!

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RHALES199 7/10/2010 1:24PM

    That's cool that you found such a neat gym, and you have a gym buddy!!
good for you for running this morning, despite being sore!

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ZORBS13 7/10/2010 12:25PM

    If you can DL the 35 pound KB, you can swing it. Just do baby swings in short sets, 15-20 reps.

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MBSHAZZER 7/10/2010 11:55AM

    Dana, your new gym sounds AWESOME!!!! Especially the hot tub! :D Enjoy it!

And good luck on Monday at your NEW JOB!!! Sending great thoughts your way for a successful beginning to your job!

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I GOT THE JOB!!! :D

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

WOOOHOOOO!!!

I gotta go pee in a cup today. And they're running my background check.

But then assuming all comes back in order (and on time this week), I start Monday. Of course I know there's nothing wrong in my background check stuff or in my urine, but the timing on the background check might push my starting date a week (orientation only happens on Mondays apparently) so here's hoping that I do actually get to start Monday. :)

SO WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!! AGAIN! I'm so relieved.

I did NOT workout yesterday - other than to show my Freestyle Trainer to my BIL, but I didn't do any sets of anything really just a couple demo exercises.

Today I got my butt up early and ran 4ish miles then did some upper body Freestyle Training. Tomorrow should be hill repeats.

I figure - my new job schedule will be 8-5, M-F, yes- a NORMAL SCHEDULE HALLELUJAH! So I might as well get used to getting up early to get ready.

Well - I need to eat. And hydrate. Just wanted to share the good news! :)

OH and the job is as a Field Service Representative for LG Electronics - basically I will be the liason making repairs happen for people w/ LG stuff. Dealing with and explaining warranty coverage, getting the service people connected to the customers, finding service people if there is a repair that won't fall under a pre-existing service contract, etc. I'm excited, I think it'll be a good one. All I've heard around here is that LG is a really great company to work for, and the benefits are reallllly good.

  
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GRACEFULTURTLES 7/13/2010 3:17PM

    Yay!! Congratulations! That's fantastic news...I hope your first days were easy breezy :)

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BELLALUCIA 7/11/2010 10:02PM

    Congratulations!

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KASHMIR 7/10/2010 5:45PM

    Congrats!!!! Well Done!!! Now, to make this all about me... I guess this means i won't have my favorite Ghost with me on my first leg...boo. And i don't mean the spooky kinda boo either...I mean the bah humbug kinda boo.
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RUN_LIFT_EAT 7/10/2010 1:31PM

    That is wonderful news, Dana! I am so happy to hear it, girl! They got a GREAT employee :)!

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DDOORN 7/10/2010 6:39AM

    Wonderful news!

Hope all has been going well with your work!

Don

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SUNNY_GRIN 7/9/2010 10:45PM

    That is just awesome! Congrats!!

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SUPERVICKY 7/8/2010 9:03PM

    look at you!!! fantastic! you have made great things happen for yourself. enjoy the ride! you EARNED it! emoticon

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SWEETZMIX 7/8/2010 5:37PM

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I bet LG has some great benefits and perks!!

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CCSDESTINY 7/8/2010 12:59PM

    emoticon !!!

Good luck!

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EUPHRATES 7/8/2010 5:55AM

    That's awesome - congrats! And wow, your story is so inspiring!
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LADY_JOSIELOT 7/8/2010 5:00AM

    Congrats and best wishes. :)

- Josie

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SKYFYRE 7/8/2010 2:34AM

    Yeehaw! Glad you got it I know you really wanted this one! Go Dana! Oh, and here is to a normal schedule! emoticon emoticon I might be both happy for you and a little envious of your new normal schedule! emoticon

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RHALES199 7/8/2010 1:58AM

    Congrats on the new job!!

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ETTEZEUS 7/7/2010 11:39PM

    Yippee! Congrats on getting the job!
That definitely takes some of the stress off!


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CASSIOEPIA 7/7/2010 11:25PM

    So happy for you! Congratulations.

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BRAVE_NEW_ME 7/7/2010 10:47PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! So glad you were able to find something that you will enjoy in (considering the economy) fairly short order. It's AWESOME!

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HEALTH4LYFE 7/7/2010 10:37PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

So happy for you. Hope all you have heard about LG is true!

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LYNNANN43 7/7/2010 10:36PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

emoticon to you!
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KEAKMAN 7/7/2010 10:07PM

    woohoo! and congrats! I know getting a job is a relief to you both!

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FITTYTIF 7/7/2010 9:51PM

    YEAH!!!! I am so happy for you! I was just think about you and wondering if you got a job yet!!! How great to have regular hours.!

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NETTIEDEE 7/7/2010 9:32PM

    FABULOUS! I'm so happy for you. :-)

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KNH771 7/7/2010 9:22PM

    Congrats!

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DDHEART 7/7/2010 7:49PM

    Great news! And you're celebrating with an early run! WOOHOO

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MSSUNBUG 7/7/2010 6:56PM

    Congratulations! That's great news!!!

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KSGROTHE 7/7/2010 5:52PM

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emoticon (They totally need a briefcase Emoticon for occasions like these! emoticon)

Good luck on your new job! I'm glad it didn't take long for you to find one!

- Karen

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JOHNBABJR 7/7/2010 5:18PM

    That's wonderful, Dana. Congratulations!

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CECE0330 7/7/2010 4:56PM

    Congrats! I have an LG phone! Good products, IMO!

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CATIATM 7/7/2010 3:38PM

    CONGRATULATIONS! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CLOVERR1 7/7/2010 3:28PM

    All things considered...your job hunt didn't take you too discouragingly long!

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MISSROCKABILLY 7/7/2010 2:10PM

    Congrats on the new job!!

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MBSHAZZER 7/7/2010 1:48PM

    Congratulations!!!! Man, is there nothing you can't do?! You got an awesome job so fast! You totally rock!

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RAWKNRUN 7/7/2010 1:29PM

  YAY congrats girl!

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CHASINGPAVEMENT 7/7/2010 1:23PM

    That is AWESOME!! Congrats girl!

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AHOOSIERGIRL 7/7/2010 1:14PM

    Congrats Dana! That is great :D

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 7/7/2010 1:07PM

    Hey.....Life IS Good for you.

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BLAZEGRRL 7/7/2010 1:06PM

    Congratulations girl!! So happy for you :)
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SEPPIESUSAN 7/7/2010 12:54PM

    Congrats!! I think you'll love how having a normal schedule helps you have a workout routine.

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COOPSM 7/7/2010 12:36PM

    Woohoo---congrats!!!! Hope you get to start on Monday....

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 7/7/2010 12:27PM

    emoticon emoticonThis should make it much easier for you since you will be on a normal schedule. You did so much with the wacky schedule that I am impressed. Good luck.
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JOPAPGH 7/7/2010 12:23PM

    Great news!

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EDGEOFSANITY 7/7/2010 12:07PM

    Congrats!!

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LIONHERD 7/7/2010 12:01PM

    congrats!!!

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    That's so emoticon!!!!! emoticon

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COUGARPAINTBALL 7/7/2010 11:47AM

    Congrats!!!

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SEEHOLZ 7/7/2010 11:46AM

    Awesome news- how exciting!!!

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KEELY128 7/7/2010 11:43AM

    Congratulations! That's awesome! Good luck!

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SHB1964 7/7/2010 11:43AM

  CONGRATS!!!!! I was in the job market 8 months, so I feel your pain and excitement! I've got a long-term temp gig now - just can't even think about job searching again.

GOOD LUCK TO YOU. I hope it's everything you want it to be!

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FUN weekend!

Monday, July 05, 2010

Food has been kind of sporadic and not really healthy, but I've been very active as well so I'm hoping it will all kind of balance and this week and be more routine.

I ran 8 miles on Saturday w/ CLOVERR1 - it was intended to be 7 but turns out it mapped longer than that (which I was VERY glad of because the effort and time taken was soooooooooo not in line with the shorter distance for me I was like whaaa?) - plus the way back of the out and back was a total disaster, I did not bring my own fluids and it was just bad business and I ended up walking at least a mile I think on the way back. BUT! I still got it done!

Then later that day we headed to a party at my BIL's friends family's house.... a HUGE 4th bash they do annually - giant inflatable water slide, pool, food, volleyball net, tetherball, everything. I mean really really everything. FIREWORKS of course - they even had their land sprayed for mosquitos right before the party. :) It was VERY fun. I didn't water slide, but I DID go in the pool and I even sundried in my suit without going insanely self conscious which was amazing. And looking back, I think I was the only adult female to go in the pool... other than the friend that invited us. My DH and my BIL were probably the only adult males. hahaha. It was very fun.

They rented the slide again today and DH and BIL are going back over there but I DID NOT GO ON THE SLIDE and do not have ANY DESIRE to... and had my fill of watching. So I'm going to stay with the dogs so they don't have to be crated again.

ANYWAY. Sunday was hanging around and then a 4.83 ish mile run - it was great!!!! Sooooo fabulous after the previous day's dissapointing results. warmup, 20min tempo, cooldown - it was so cool to run with so much purpose.

Then last night I stayed up wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too late talking first w/ BIL, DH, and BIL friend who came over and then friend left, DH went to bed, and we kept talking till like 5am. WHAT? haha. So I'm a little beat today - but at least it's an off day from running so I can recover and recuperate.

Tonight we go to shoot off our own fireworks. Today I will be hanging out with the doggies for the most part. Which can be soooo nice.

I unpacked all my clothes FINALLY this morning. The closet is SET! YAY!.

OH!!!!!

I dunno if I mentioned that I'm going to be a "ghost runner" for the Sparkin' Hood to Coast team. (Hood to Coast is a 197 mile relay from Mt. Hood down the coastline - there is a great team of sparkers running the race!). I wanted to run the race but knew that this time of year would be questionable even a year ago and now it's very good that I just pushed that idea out of my mind because traveling to Portland was NOT going to happen this August. HAHAHA. But the group has put together a team of runners across the US... and Ireland? (OK according to JOPAPGH Scotland) ... to have a teammate to run with and run their legs with them - same time, same distance, as similar elevation profile as we can work up in our varied locations. So I have the three legs that will be run with KASHMIR - YAY! :D Love her! hehe.

Anyway - I bought a team shirt so I can look the part and tried it out last night. Turns out the cut and brand is like... identical to my SparkPeople Tech shirt - fyi for any Hood to Coaster ladies who got the shortsleeve shirt and don't have an SP Tech shirt! :D hehe.



  
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KASHMIR 7/10/2010 5:49PM

    Oh my gosh, my name in lights! hah hah...Love you too, you slim trim woman!!! LOOK at You in that picture, you look so fit and healthy!!!

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HEALTH4LYFE 7/6/2010 10:12PM

    Shirt looks great. I can hardly wait to get mine... but I guess I have no choice. Glad you had a great weekend.

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SWEETZMIX 7/6/2010 8:56PM

    You make that T-Shirt look way better than what it is. And emoticon pn you know what...it was posted on FB!

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KEAKMAN 7/6/2010 8:41PM

    You look mahhhhhvelous! Way to rock that awesome shirt!

And I love your ability to run 8 instead of 7 miles - is that not pretty dang cool? Last year did you ever dream that you would be able to shrug and do it? WOOHOO!

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KSGROTHE 7/6/2010 8:11PM

    Glad you had a fun weekend! And emoticon that you're going to be ghost running with KASHMIR!

The T-shirt looks great on you! Keep up the good work!

- Karen

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CLOVERR1 7/6/2010 2:34PM

    Opps....sorry for ditzing the numbers and making your long run longer than planned on Saturday! I did enjoy having a buddy!

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SKYFYRE 7/6/2010 3:45AM

    So cute in your baby tee! Go Girl!

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SWEATONCEADAY 7/5/2010 6:26PM

    the shirt looks great and the weekend sounds like it was a blast.

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MOM2ACAT 7/5/2010 5:59PM

    You look great in you Spark shirt!

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MBSHAZZER 7/5/2010 3:52PM

    Don't you look fabulous in your Spark tee! Enjoy the ghostrunning! Your weekend sounds really great too! seems like you are settling right into your new locale!

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JOPAPGH 7/5/2010 2:56PM

    Nice shirt fellow Ghostie! FYI, I think our international representative is from Scotland.

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Job hunting is so lame!

Friday, July 02, 2010

So I've submitted so many applications it's ridiculous. And everyday I look for more. I can't help myself -- I want to be working again!!! I hate having that hanging over my head as the BIG THING to do.

I had a great interview Monday and I really want that job, but no word yet. I called yesterday afternoon and got a voicemail - so I left a message saying how I thought things went well and I had other interviews and appointments coming up and that they were my first choice and I had neglected to ask when they planned on making a decision on the position so please call and let me know....

Today I had an interview for a job I really don't think I want, but I got invited to the training for it next week on Tuesday. I was like, great! But really I'm like, holy crap I hope Job A calls back and says they want me tomorrow. :P I might not go to training even if I don't find anything else. The job is selling security systems door to door -- but the management of that office is also a position becoming available very soon because the current office manager is getting promoted. But I'd have to start with the sales. And that is entirely commission based. So yeah... I think I'd be good at it but it is sooooo not attractive to me AT ALL.

Tomorrow I go take the assessment exam thingie for the USPS. I could be a mail carrier! :D haha I actually think I would really enjoy that job... the downfall to that situation is that while it pays well, it is not a career-track position and therefore will not have benefits. :P It's a temporary relief of a particular route.

In other news - I haven't been tracking my food - I should start, but I have also been eating really well so I don't feel totally bogus about it all.

I am semi-on track for my half marathon training - I switched today's rest/crosstrain for yesterday. Which meant today I did my FIRST EVER HILL REPEATS. YEs - in all the time I've been running, I have never done hill repeats. It's not that I've never run up a hill... just not repeatedly. :P hahaa I had to run another place than where I had planned at the last minute so the hill I found turned out to be half as long and like 4x as steep as what my plan recommended... but I worked it out and it was very cool to do that. Also a lovely place to run.

I may be doing my LR this week w/ CLOVERR1 - we shall see. :) YAY for moving near to a running sparker friend.

WELL - time to go relax and go to sleep.

Send good happy vibes to LG and tell them to hire me. ;)

  
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BOLDFONTBEAUTY 7/5/2010 11:34PM

    Good luck with the job hunt. I'm working with underemployed and unemployed workers right now in an internship, and the struggle for a decent job is absurd. I believe in you!

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TRACYZABELLE 7/5/2010 2:01AM

    Good luck with the job hunt!

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CATIATM 7/4/2010 6:16AM

    You know, I"m curious to see what this new place is like for you. This is the first time people are meeting you with no idea that you were ever overweight. I've learned that weight affects perception, so I imagine you're reaping the benefits of looking tall and grogeous. Fingers crossed!

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SKYFYRE 7/3/2010 9:41AM

    Ooh! Here's hoping you get that job with LG!!!

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SWEETZMIX 7/3/2010 8:21AM

    emoticon Good happy, job that you want hire you vibes sent your way!!!!!

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MISSY_MAGOO 7/2/2010 2:29PM

    Blaaaaa- I hate job hunting too. It's one of the reason's I bought my own business :)
Good luck on landing the job you want- that postal job sounds great. An d even though it's not a career-track position it could open some doors for you and lead to something awesome. Years ago my sister worked for the Census and it opened that government door for her. Now she works for the Department of Disabilities in Oregon and LOVES it. And who would have ever though a hippie would like working for the man so much? haha.
Can't wait to hear the news soon!

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SEPPIESUSAN 7/2/2010 1:22PM

    LG...HIRE DANA!! Heehee. I wouldn't want a door-to-door selling job either. I had one once for one day, and then I quit.

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KNH771 7/2/2010 12:13PM

    Good luck on the job search! I'm praying you find the perfect fit!

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 7/2/2010 11:32AM

    Dana, DON'T DO THE DOOR TO DOOR!!!!!!!!!!! No one likes those people that knock on the door to sell you stuff. And yeah, looking for a job is turd, but it is harder if you already have the job, meaning if you take this door to door thing you aren't very likely to get something else.

I have never done repeats - bad runner, aren't I? I know I should, but alas, I don't :P.

Isn't not tracking, but eating really well your goal, anyway????

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MISSROCKABILLY 7/2/2010 11:11AM

    Best of luck on the job hunt!

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SEEHOLZ 7/2/2010 11:08AM

    I'm so with Sharon-I'd go for the letter carrier job.

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MBSHAZZER 7/2/2010 10:15AM

    hehe on the hill repeats! I've never done them either! How awesome that you can run with a Sparker, too!

Good luck on the job hunt. Can I tell you that I always thought being a letter carrier would be the BOMB job?! Think about how much exercise you'd get just by going to work! And the satisfaction of starting with a full bag and emptying it out each day! And you'd know ALL the streets, too! :D Anyway, I do hope the position you want works out! Fingers and toes crossed!

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NUTRIGIRL08 7/2/2010 10:01AM

    Sending good vibes!!!!

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KEAKMAN 7/2/2010 9:16AM

    Good luck and keep looking! The great thing about a job is that if you take one and a better one comes along you can always say "thanks and goodbye" to the first one. Gone are the days of you and a company together forever....they'll ditch you the first time they need to, so you can, too.

HOORAY for the hill repeats! How do you feel??

Enjoy your LSD this weekend......

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MSSUNBUG 7/2/2010 8:57AM

    I hope JOB A pans out for you. I don't blame you for not being thrilled about JOB B--I wouldn't be either. Job hunting is super frustrating.

I just started running hills on a regular basis myself. I run on a flat, flat trail which is completely lovely, but NOT realistic. We live in an incredibly hilly area, so finding hills is NOT a problem--and I find it's just as much about training to go DOWN them as UP them. :-)

Hang in there. I hope work pans out for you soon!

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LASHERTHECAT 7/2/2010 8:07AM

    Good Luck with Job A, but seriously, that job in the postal service could give you a "foot in the door" (ha ha... that's kind of funny!). Something better might come up there...

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DREMARGRL 7/2/2010 6:38AM

    Good morning,.....Okay....so I'm sending the good vibes1!!! It's been so long since I've been in that position, I just can't imagine, but I'm sure something good will happen for you soon. It's so good that you are staying on track, exercising as usual and staying upbeat about it all. I know that there are those days.....
My daughter has been a postal carrier for 15 years and loves being outside. She has her own route now, of course, but she started as a rural carrier and has certainly paid her dues. She can't imagine having to work indoors. But she's young. She may change her mind later and go inside. Naahhhhhhh...doubt it.
The hill repeat sound grinding. I have never done that before. Like you, I've run hills, but not repeatedly. Why would you want to do that?????hahaha.....I'm kidding.
Hope you have a delish weekend, my friend. Keep that spark blazin' hawwwt!
My best to you....always,
MaryAnn emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BRAVE_NEW_ME 7/2/2010 5:47AM

    Yeah... job hunting is never fun. Here's to hoping you get that job you really liked!

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RAHAFEEZ 7/2/2010 2:34AM

    Jobs out there are so hard to find. I hope you get the job you really want. This way you are happy and that is what life is about being happy.

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WOLFKITTY 7/2/2010 2:23AM

    Hope you get your first choice for jobs! :)
Hugs!
Jocelyn

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KSGROTHE 7/2/2010 1:47AM

    Good luck with your job hunt! We're going to have my older son out looking for a job starting next week. He's not going to like it, but he hasn't been serious enough about college yet, so he will be getting a job and paying rent.

I hope you get the first job that you interviewed for that you really like!

- Karen

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