Day 447 - Ups and Downs and Ups
Monday, September 09, 2013
Well, guys, I'm here!
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 :)