Day 447 - Ups and Downs and Ups

Monday, September 09, 2013

Well, guys, I'm here!

I'm alive!

I haven't given up!

It's been a very, very busy last month for me. Mostly, I got to spend a lot of time with family and in front of a sewing machine. I spent five very magical days travelling to and enjoying DragonCon. I had a great trip. I've also been eaten by work. So, now that all of that is over and I have a moment to breathe I can finally let you guys know what I've been up to.

Last month there was my family reunion and a lot of time spent sewing a costume I didn't ultimately wear. The reunion was fine - I ate a lot of food - and it was nice to see family I don't see all too often. The sewing and abandoned costume were not that much fun.

It was rough - my Mom and I usually work on a costume together and this year, well, she abandoned me. It was rough. I mean, all I wanted was a little help or attention and all she wanted to do was play games on her Kindle. I literally felt like a five year old who was making too many demands. If I could go back and do it again I would have just sewed at home, I could have figured it out on my own :(

So, I ran out of time at the end of my Agent Hill dress and wound up abandoning it for the sake of my own sanity. It was tough. I know I could have worked harder; but, I was just so tired by the end of it that I decided I wanted to keep my sanity and forgo the chaos. I'm glad I did.

I had a great time at DragonCon - I totally had my first year without worrying how I looked in costumes. Sure, I wasn't AMAZING, and I didn't get tons of attention; but, I didn't mind. I felt confident and healthy. I wound up bringing Squirrel Girl, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, Phoenix, and Claptrap. It was a nice time. I really have some awesome pictures that I'll post later.

So, what am I up to now? Well, I'm currently weighing in at 187. Which is frustrating. But, it's okay. Tonight I have plans for my first stab at five miles since my injury and I'm so excited. I can't wait to tackle a course I haven't done for a while tonight. My calories are at 1200 for today - and I haven't had dinner yet. I'll have to figure something out when I get home.

Oh! I ran the Liberty mile last month and I'm proud to say I've chopped 90 seconds off my mile time since last year. How awesome is that!

I updated my front page with my planned races. I have the EQT 10 miler hanging out there like a spectre - I really need to get my butt in gear for it!

I hope you guys have all been well. I'm so glad to finally have time to get back to the Spark :)
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  • BRADMILL2922
    Glad you made it back! Life can get in the way and busy but the nice thing is knowing that this will be here waiting :)
    2224 days ago
    WooHoo! Glad to see you back!
    2226 days ago
    Glad you had fun at dragoncon. I am sure you looked great! emoticon
    2226 days ago
    I didn't know you were up&running again! I haven't decided if I'm angry with you for not posting more often, or just happy to see you back. :P. welcome back!

    I'm sorry to hear about your dress. I was looking forward to seeing how that one was coming along, and I TOTALLY nderstanding how devastating it is to spend a lot of time working on something like that only to not be able to wear it at your planned convention. :( I'm having the costume feels for you right now, yo!

    I'm looking forward to D*C pics, since I didn't go this year. (Had a blast at AFEST, though!)

    Glad to see you around here again! :) let's keep at it! Rawr!
    2226 days ago
    welcome back
    2226 days ago
  • KAITLYN993
    Sounds like you've been very very busy!
    I've never been to dragoncon. is it anime or something else? i've heard very little about it. I'm glad you still had such a great time!
    Congrats on the liberty mile! Thats so great that you improved your time!! its so awesome that you do those races! what a great work out! Keep it up! :D
    2226 days ago
    Wow - you've definitely been busy, but it sounds as if it all worked out just the way it was supposed to. I've missed seeing your posts and was glad to hear you're healing and happy and cruising along. The weight - not to worry. You'll be fine, I'm sure. I have total faith in you.
    2226 days ago
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