Tuesday, December 23, 2008

4th photo challenge

I was tagged by my friend Kristin of to participate in what I have deemed the "4th Photo Challenge".


1. Go to the place where you store all of your pictures on your computer and open up the 4th folder.
2. Open the 4th picture
3. Post the picture and give an explanation
4. Tag 4 people

The photo above was taken on my 27th birthday at Sherlocks in Addison, Texas. I am enjoying a nice refreshing Vodka/Tonic w/ 2 Limes... I'm not sure there's much more explanation than that!

I tag:

1. Erin -

2. Kristi -

3. Desiree -

4. Johanna -

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

1 week down... 18 to go...

I finished my first real week of "Operation Triathlon". It went well... I have increased my biking to about 6 miles (give or take dependent on time) each work out and 1.5 mile run. I should be good in no time.. haha j/k!

By far swimming is going to be most difficult.. I think I said this in the earlier post... but seriously I swam for the first time this week in a real lap pool at the gym and about died.... so close to death in fact my heart rate monitor stopped... which instantly made me panic and say (in my head... b/c if I said this out loud then I really would be crazy)... "OH MY GOD I THINK MY HEART STOPPED!" Seriously I said this and then realized it was just because it doesn't work in the water...

I was pumped when I saw the pool and thought 50m ain't bad... until I went to confirm the distance with the guy at the gym and he said "no ma'am our pool is 25m" - DANG I thought I had swam 200m and I really only swam 100m!

Seriously though - I may have to switch up strokes in the middle of the lake - yes I am swimming in a lake on tri day - does doggie paddle count as a stroke? Or if I start drowning and they rescue me do I automatically get to continue on the bike portion b/c I might have a chance at winning if this is the case.... Here's my plan:

Hop into the water - swim for about 45 seconds "play drowned" get whisked off by the med team - get a quick once over - they see I'm ok and I hop on my bike... maybe my sights aren't set on first place with this plan but a solid top 10! haha j/k

I'm also really excited not only b/c I completed one week of tri training but I have a big week coming up this week! I have 3 interviews! YEA GO ME! I hope one pans out - because I seriously need a job.... I have surfed the internet, watched tv and done laundry as much as 1 person can...

In addition to my 3 interviews I leave on Friday for my friend Laura's wedding in South Carolina! I'm so excited to see her and so honored to be a part of her wedding... standing beside her on her wedding day is going to be a blessing! Laura and I were roommates in college and had some pretty fun times (and lived to tell about them)... we also probably didn't always make the best decisions... but we learned from them and had a dang good time along the way.

She is going to be a beautiful bride and I'll post pictures upon my return ... I know you will all be on the edge of your seats for that!

If I don't get around to blogging before Christmas I hope you all have a WONDERFUL holiday season. I hope you all get to spend time with your families and the people you love most. And as you get whisked up in the wonders of the holiday always remember what we are celebrating and why we celebrate!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Monday, December 8, 2008

19 weeks and counting...

I got this idea in my head a few weeks ago that I would start training for my first triathlon in April... I set lofty goals what can I say...

I have absolutely no desire to run a marathon or even a 1/2 marathon for that matter... I get bored too easily running... but I thought I can do something where it changes and isn't constant repetition of the same sport so I thought "Hey Why Not a Triathlon"... So I did some research and found one in April... April 19 to be exact... in McKinney, so close to home to where I can come home and puke my guts up afterwards.

Don't let me fool you - it isn't an Ironman or anything but it should be a pretty good starting point for me and an attainable goal for which I've set.... to simply finish! It is called "My First Tri" a division of the King Tut Triathlon on the same day... it consists of:
300 Meter Swim
6 mile Bike
2 Mile Run
in that order...

I've got the biking down so far and the running actually (my cardio endurance came back rather quickly as I routinely got back into the gym) but the swimming... HOLY CRAP ... it's hard.

It's way different than just splashin' around in the lake with a beer (which I typically consider 'swimming') but I will survive (hopefully there will be life guards just in case) it's only 6 laps in an Olympic size pool after all... this sound ridiculous as I type it...

So keep checking back for my progress on my tri-training... I actually must be a pretty good sales-woman I've roped three friends into doing this with me - SO -


and come support Me, Cayla, Kristin and Ciearra as we try to complete our tri on April 19... put it in your calendar people!

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

(sing Jefferson theme song here) Movin' on up.... or out ... whatever

Ok Ok Ok... I am finally sitting down to update ....

If you had the slight chance last week to catch my blog before I deleted the post you may already know what I am going to tell you... but if you didn't I'll tell you briefly what has been happening over the course of the last few weeks...

My last post (that I deleted) was much more eloquently written but I found myself after posting it struggling to decide if I should leave it up... so I figured if I was struggling about it I should take it down...

Bill and I have decided to take some time away from each other... and by take time, I mean for no better words, break up and move out... he has moved his stuff out of my house and into his own house that he is in the process of purchasing... a lot to digest in just three measly weeks.

I guess this time in my life fits the old adage "if you love someone set them free; if they come back they are yours, if they don't they never were"

With all of this that has been going on I have run the gamut of emotions - sad, angry, bitter, lonely, happy (yes even happy)... but I finally feel peace. I am at peace with the decision... I still get angry and sad and bitter and lonely and happy... but through all of it I am peaceful because I know that I will be ok.

Bill was/is a huge part of my life but our relationship didn't define who I was or what I was it only enhanced me and my I know that I will be ok... because I am strong.

So with this new place I find myself at - I feel lucky to have a new beginning... and a new time to focus on me and my goals... to find a new job that is perfect for me and a new chapter in my life that is still unwritten (I totally just referenced the Hills theme song)

Thanks for taking time to read my little blog...

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