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Day 471- Everything Happens for a Reason (and vacation pics!)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

So... if you've been following my blogs, you know that I've been training for my half-marathon on April 14. And when I signed up, I told my boyfriend JD that he HAD to be there. He of course agreed.

If you've been following my blogs, you might also know that my dear sweet Grandma died on December 29, 2012, the day after JD's final football game. I of course, didn't go to JD's bowl game in Louisiana because I needed to be with my mother and family at that moment. But losing my Grandma really hurt, and missing JD's last football game ever was rough too.

Well today, JD called me (he went home for the weekend) to tell me that he had good news and bad news. The good news was that he's been asked to play in the Ohio Vs. Michigan Senior Bowl! However, the bad news is that one of the practices is on April 14.

Well, silly me I kept waiting for the bad news. He's contemplating not playing in this game to see me in my half marathon but I told him that's CRAZY! It was fate, destiny, divine intervention...whatever you want to call it. I am going to get to see him play his last football game EVER.

I think I'll keep running races, and he's been to 5k's I've done. A half marathon is a big deal, but I am SO proud and excited for him being selected that I don't mind that he won't be at the finish line. He'll watch me cross the start, and depending on how fast I run, he might see me finish.

The point is... I get to see his last football game ever. And for that I am so thankful.


Oh and I promised some beach pics from vacation. I realized this break, I spent a lot less time worrying about how I looked in my bathing suit. I'm still obviously the biggest of my friends, but not my much. I'm pretty much a normal sized woman now, and that feels awesome. So here are the pictures :)



I'm the green sweatshirt on the right. Normal sized right?



I have some beautiful friends.



Last year I would have dreaded a photo like this. Now, I'm pretty okay with how I look.



We had such a great vacation.



I truly love this man.

Hope you're having a good weekend.
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ELIZABETH5268 4/2/2013 4:33PM

    You two seem really supportive of one another:) That is awesome that you have another chance to see him play:)

On a side note my passion is photography and when I first saw the top picture I thought it was one shared from another site, like an uplifting friends photo. I love it! And you look great!

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TINYRUNNER-GIRL 3/25/2013 7:51PM

    You are gorgeous!

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LUVS2BIKE101 3/22/2013 3:07PM

    Congratulations on achieving a great healthy look! You are amazing! Keep Sparking!
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PRETTYPITHY 3/20/2013 1:45AM

    Great pictures and great attitude!

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SDLEE514 3/19/2013 3:07PM

    That's so wonderful! love all the pics, you look fantastic

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STHOMAS1009 3/19/2013 3:02PM

    You look fantastic!

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KCLARK89 3/19/2013 11:41AM

    YAY!!! So much excitement and positivity in this post and I love it! That for sure adds some extra motivation if I ever heard of it! Keep it up!

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CLPURNELL 3/18/2013 10:52PM

    You guys look awesome!!! Glad you had such a great spring break and that you get to see his last football game!!!!

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SHAYGETSLEAN 3/18/2013 9:08PM

    You looked beautiful! Oh and by the way, you look around the same size of your friends!

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CLHENDY1 3/18/2013 8:11AM

    Looked like a good vacation, you look great! Good luck on your half-marathon!!

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DB1167 3/17/2013 10:13AM

    You look great! emoticon

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KNYAGENYA 3/17/2013 8:45AM

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GROOVER4 3/17/2013 3:27AM

    Can't wait till I look that good in a bathing suit! Congrats on still working towards your run and its fab that you get to this AND see the game. You both rock.

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CHOCOCAT78 3/17/2013 1:18AM

    You look great!!! Love how you and your boyfriend support each other's fitness/athletic pursuits emoticon

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NASFKAB 3/17/2013 1:02AM

  awesome pics all the best for the race

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COCK-ROBIN 3/17/2013 12:57AM

    Wow! emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 3/17/2013 12:57AM

    Wow! emoticon

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NIKKICOLE83 3/16/2013 11:59PM

    I knew which one was you only because I can tell those thick curls from anywhere. You are NOT the big friend, you are just the friend now. You are standard size and EXTRA beautiful.

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JENIYE707 3/16/2013 8:53PM

    U look amazing. U are such a inspiration. Love the pics.

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MERRY_XMAS 3/16/2013 5:48PM

    I'm so happy for you! You look amazing in your bathing suit!

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GARDENSFORLIFE 3/16/2013 5:13PM

    Great pictures!
Great blog!
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ROBYNROSE26 3/16/2013 5:13PM

    You look Fantastic, and definately "normal" sized! Congrats!

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