Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I can honestly say that I am a runner. I ran my first 5K this past Saturday and I feel so great about it. My husband and father were there cheering me on the entire time. At times during the run I wanted to stop but I just kept on and before I knew it I was crossing the finish line. I loved being in a competitive setting so much that I signed up for an 8K. I am more excited about this one because it is at the end of March and the weather will be warmer I hope. Training is going great; I am running 4 miles at a time this week and eventually will get up to 5 miles. I have never been considered an athlete of any kind but since running is an Olympic sport I consider myself an athlete. I may not be the best and I do not want to be the best. Running gives me an outlet for stress and I have a lot of stressful things going on in my life at this moment. We are looking for a house. House hunting is exhasuting and exciting at the same time. As we are driving to a potential home I feel my heart racing and my imagination is filled with scenes of our future. I see my sweet children running down the stairs asking for chocolate milk, I hear my husband working on the leaky faucet and I smell the fresh scent of a home filled with love. We are trying not get our hopes up because anything could happen with during this process. Not only are we looking for a house but I am in the whirlwind of graduate school. Assignments coming at me from all directions and the excitement of teaching students my lesson plans. I am ahead on my class assignments but my personality is always looking for something to complete. My dad is constantly reminding me to, "Relax." Of course, I am having to work at least 10 hours a week and serving tables is not a calming job. At times I love it and other times I want to scream. Just remember when you have dinner out put yourself in your server's shoes. If they are running around like a mad person do not ask them to get you a "to go" cup of diet coke. Just one of my pet peeves. Speaking of part time work: my sweet husband got a second job. He will be working at Blockbuster on the weekends which coincides with my work schedule. He will be tired but he is looking forward to the extra money. This is just a small bit of our busy lives right now. I will try to update this blog at least once per week because it does relax me to write.