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Day 35 v5.0

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Oh...where to begin? My brain is a swirl and it just doesn't seem to want to land on something specific so I'm just going to roll with it and see where it takes me!

I am in the process of writing a blog post on my other blog about how numbers don't lie because I totaled up my miles this past weekend (I was simply looking for how many miles I have on my running shoes) and it was a little eye opening...and not in a good way! I knew I'd been slacking, but seeing it in ink really highlighted just how much. My average miles each week are about 8-10. I went into this year wanting to PR in the 5k, 10k, and half marathon distances (because, I mean, how freaking cool would it be to PR in every single major race distance in a single year?!?!?) so I wanted to spend the first quarter of the year focused on speed and losing weight. Which I have done close to nothing for on either front. *sigh*

Marathon training and my "diet" start on Monday.

The full moon yesterday was pretty freaking awesome, wasn't it?!? Did you get a chance to check it out...it was SO BRIGHT!

How in the world can it possibly be the middle of April already?!? Easter is SUNDAY for crying out loud...I can't seem to slow the pace down at all and am totally and completely unprepared for the holiday.

It's my oldest son's 26th birthday today!! I don't know how I have a 26 year old when I'm only 36 myself...LOL

Speaking of oldest son, he's in the Air Force and has wanted to be stationed in Japan since he first joined back in 2006. It has been at the top of his preferred locations lists every. single. year. Just for the record he was stationed in Germany the first 3 years and then has been in Los Angeles the rest of the time. Well, yesterday he got his wish - he will be leaving for Japan in June of this year!!! I, of course, have mixed emotions about it because I'm going to really miss him and my DIL while they are gone (3 years)!!! But I'm SO THRILLED for them and this new adventure they get to embark on. Additionally, he is training to do medivac stuff (there's a long complicated name for it that I can never remember even though he's told me five hundred and forty-three times) so he is really excited about that. It will be the first he is actually working on a plane or helicopter even though he's in the Air Force! HA!

So much stuff going on...I'm just trying to ride the roller coaster these days! Eating is decent, workouts are decent, I'm just plugging along! :-)

Sorry for the randomness...it's just where I'm at!
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    This year seems to be flying by more so than other years. And, I have been terribly lacking in my fitness regimen too.

    There is plenty of time yet this year four PR's...you can do it!!
    1467 days ago
    Well, your son moving to Japan gives you a great excuse to travel!! ;)
    Good luck with your continued course of speed and weightloss.. stick with it and see what you can get done before you start training! You are worth it!
    Yep, don't know where the days are going! (disappearing into training I think!)

    1468 days ago
    I am unspeakably jealous of your son's and DIL's opportunity to go to Japan. But I am also very sympathetic to your feelings about your little boy.

    Wait. It's the middle of April?!?!?!?
    1468 days ago
    I don't know where April has gone either. Honestly, I just figured out on Sunday that this coming Sunday is Easter. Is that pathetic (YES!) So, lots to do on that score.

    Thanks to your son and your family for his service. My son was discharged (medically) from the Army in Sept. 2013 and he was very proud of being in the service! Wishing your son and family good luck with relocating to Japan.

    1468 days ago
  • ALMOM68
    I can relate . . . just when you think you know what's what, life throws you another curve ball . . . the important thing is not to give up or let it derail you too much . . . emoticon
    I cannot believe that it's almost Easter also, and I now with all that our family has on the calendar, the next month or two will really fly by. emoticon
    1468 days ago
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