Saturday, July 14, 2012
Life is a very strange and interesting thing.
This weekend, I had the privilege of being able to see a dear cousin of mine. The thing is, heís not related to me. . .heís my stepmomís nephew. But, we correspond as if we are related. Because personally, I donít need to be blood related to someone to love them. Itís not about blood. Itís about who is there in your life and who plays certain roles.
On Monday, I just got back from a mini-vacation. I had gone up north to avoid this heat weíve been having and stay at my parentsí cabin. The trip was filled with hiking, swimming, running, and cycling (I brought my bike with me). Unfortunately, even though I had managed to finally lose a pound down here, I gained about six up there as my diet wasnít very healthy despite of how active I was. But, I had a good time. I enjoyed myself. And thatís what matters. Iím doing my best to eat healthy now though.
On Tuesday, I went out and did the Park Run again. This time, my mile was down thirteen more seconds to 10:32.
On Wednesday, I went over to my friendís house for a walk and we watched the new Star Trek. Wouldnít it be cool to be a member of Star Fleet? Yes, it was the third time Iíve seen that movie. . .but itís still great.
Thursday was when my cousin and aunt/uncle got here. I also had the choir potluck, so I made carrot cake for that. I went to the potluck, and a girl turned to me and said, ďDo you wanna do karaoke tonight?Ē I texted my cousin and he said yes, so we went out for that. It was nice. And, itís always nice having your cousin with you so creepy guys donít start talking to you since they donít know youíre related. Hehe.
On Friday, I got some errands done, then went out and got my cousin. He is a hair stylist, so naturally, I get the ďcousin rateĒ when it comes to haircuts, if you get my gist. He gave me a beautiful new haircut. I am so happy! I think he thought I didnít like it at first, but I was so stunned. It didnít look like me. I felt like I was on an episode of ďWhat not to wearĒ or something!
We then went to my grandparents for dinner, and then for a run. The run was just so much fun. . .so uplifting and free. We just ran all over the park out there and didnít really pay attention to where we were going. Since he lives in a place that is at a higher altitude than myself, he love showing off that heís faster than me at this altitude (but at his altitude we run about the same pace!). It was so great.
Today, instead of timing myself, I did a rough distance of three miles on my run. And now I know Iím ready for what Iíve been training for. . .my first 5k of 2012, which is next Saturday, in one week. Itís an emotion I canít explain. I just want to get back to how I was before the car accident. Iíve been fighting for that. And here I come!
In the meanwhile, I move on Aug. 3. I need to study for my placement exams for grad school. Iím so excited yet so nervous for the next chapter of my life!