Tuesday, October 30, 2012
I've been scrolling through blogs while eating my lunch at work and noticed all the blogs on Hurricane Sandy. It's amazing how many areas of the country this storm has affected and is still affecting. I live in North Georgia and we've had 3 days of high winds. Nothing like the people in the storm's path and thankfully not the torrential rain, flooding, etc. But we're in Georgia and way off the coast and we've had winds gusting to over 50 mph and we're also getting the massive cold front, so it will be very cold tonight! Quite the storm!
Anyway, I've been doing ok with the eating & exercise. I'll get on the scale tomorrow. I had a pretty busy end of the week and weekend (as usual). I ended up not running on Wednesday, but went with DD#2 to the indoor track and played some basketball on Thursday. I went a little easy on the running since I still didn't have new shoes. My feet and knees were killing me! I didn't do anything on Friday. DD#2 went to the corn maze with a friend on Friday, so she didn't run, so DH and I both decided to just relax that night (feet still killing me!).
On Saturday DD#2 had an all day retreat at church. DD#1 had some exciting news - she got asked out on a date. This is her first "official" date (she's 16). She has a lot of guy friends and had a "boyfriend" in middle school, but really hasn't been on a date. The guy is a friend of a friend that she met a couple of times over the summer at some concerts. He goes to another high school about 45 mins. away. Both of them are juniors and 16 almost 17, but neither one drives yet. So guess who had to take her to her date?! Later on Saturday I dropped her off at a really nice mall about 30 mins. away and met the boy and his Dad. She had showed me his picture on Facebook and he's pretty cute. She's tall, so they're about the same height. I dropped her off, drove back home, watched a little of the Ga/Fla game (go Dawgs!), went to church and then brought DD#2 home from the retreat, took DD#3 to a Halloween party and then picked DD#1 up from her date. DD#2 and I met them at the food court. They had a very good time and they looked cute! Needless to say, I didn't exercise Saturday either (unless you count some pretty intense housecleaning/laundry that morning!).
Sunday I already warned everyone to leave me alone from 1 - 4 so I could watch my Falcons beat the Eagles! DD#1 & #2 raked leaves, which was a pretty futile task since the winds were already whipping. They stopped after about an hour and DD#2 wanted to run since basketball tryouts started on Monday. I've still been too lazy to get shoes, so I took DD#2 and a friend to the indoor track (after the 7-0 Falcons whipped the Eagles!) to run and DD#3, the dog and I walked the hilly trail (about 1.6 miles).
Yesterday was cold and windy, but DH wanted to run. Since I still didn't have shoes, I took DD#1 to work and he ran without me. After we picked up DD#2 from basketball try-outs, we went to Academy Sports and I bought new running shoes (a really great pair of Nike's), so now I have no more excuses. We're going to run today after work (it's still going to be cold & windy!) and I'll take it a little easy with my new shoes - mostly walking. We have until 6:30 until we have to pick up DD#2 from try-outs. She said last night that they were going to do the cuts right after the try-0uts. That sounds a little harsh doing it right there instead of posting it on the website. I know when I was growing up, they just told you right there in front of everyone or posted it on the bulletin board the next day, but these days, they're usually a little more "sensitive".
I'm really anxious for her. She didn't make the HS softball team (they only had JV & Varsity), made the 9th Grade volleyball team (never played volleyball before) and now we'll see about basketball. She probably trains, practices & conditions the most for basketball, so fingers crossed! They do have a 9th Grade team, so I feel pretty confident, but still anxious.
I'm a little worried about Halloween tomorrow. We don't have Trick or Treaters (live off a busy road, down a long gravel driveway). DD#1 has to work, but DD#2 & #3 are going with friends, so even though we won't have "left over" candy, I'll still have to contend with their bags!
I weigh tomorrow morning, so we'll see how October ends! November & December will continue to be a challenge with our busy schedules and the added holiday festivities. Fortunately I like running in the cool weather better and now I have new shoes!!