It’s Friday, I’m in Love
I am trying to get back into the swing of being a better blogger…
One of the things that has helped that, is I have decided to stop “blogging by the rules”.
I have got to get back to blogging for myself and writing what I want to blog about.
As a Mac nerd.. I was so super sad to hear of the passing of Steve Jobs. In a way, he was like a long lost grandfather to me. He didn’t know me, but he impacted my life on an everyday basis. J-weezy counted every Apple product we own, and that number came up at 18. 18 Apple products that we purchase and use on a daily basis. I, myself, own 4 iPods. Which, is more than nuts. 2 iPads, a macbook air, an iMac, 2 iPhones, the wireless routers.. etc. He was a true innovator and everything he came up with, changed the lives of everyone, whether you knew who he was or not. I could go on and on about what all he has done for people, whether they realize it or not. Just have a moment of silence for our generations Thomas Edison the next time you watch a movie on your computer or iPad or listen to a rocking’ playlist on your iPod in your car.
Onto my next form of business…I have a dilemma. I blogged about it earlier and then accidentally deleted it. Blissdom, Disney Princess Half Marathon, and one of Addy’s gymnastics meets are all on the same weekend. I am torn on what to do. I thought I could do Blissdom( it’s a blogging conference in Nashville) and Addy’s gymnastics meet (In Gatlinburg) in the same weekend, but it’s not possible. I would totally go to Disney but I refuse to go by myself down there. I know people going, but I honestly can’t justify the cost of a hotel room for me, myself and I. All of my internet friends are going to Nashville. I am planning on running RnR DC in March, so I should just be happy with that and go to Nashville. P.S. Before I start getting the comments on how could I not go to Addy’s meet- it’s one of several and people? I put in the hours every week watching her. I think I am allowed to take one or two weekends out of the year to do something for me.
Speaking of Addison.. she has been saying some of the funniest stuff lately. So, I am going to share her cuteness. The other day we came in from gymnastics and she was complaining about her leg cramping. I asked her why it was cramping. Her response? “I don’t know. It must be from all that dominating.”
She was asking questions about Steve Jobs’ passing and I was telling her how he created Pixar too. She looked at me and said, “You mean, he made computers, iPads, iPhones, AND TOY STORY??!?”
And last, but certainly not least, we are less than one month away from Rock N Roll Savannah.. how can it be?? Is it time already?? My training has been going swimmingly. I have missed a few runs and I won’t be getting up to 13 miles before the race like my training called for- I will most likely stay at 10 miles for the rest of my long runs. I am feeling great- very little soreness. My right hip gets tight and my last half, it gave me some problems, so anything I can do to strengthen it or stretches for it would be greatly appreciated.
Here’s the thing about running… it’s addicting. You start for one reason or another, maybe it’s a goal or to lose weight, but it ends up grabbing you. It’s always there. Those runs are always ready for you. Every bad run or hard run would have discouraged me in the past. It would have made me think, “What are you doing? You are a crazy person.” But now? I think, “You can get through this and it’s going to make you a stronger and better runner in the end.” I would have never thought in a million years, that I would be conditioned enough to wait until the day before a race to sign up. Those kind of people used to freak me out. But guess what? I am one now. I decided Thursday night, to run a 10K on Saturday. It’s crazy to me that I can be a conditioned enough runner, to be prepared to run one. Sure, I am in training. But even once training is over, I just can’t see me going back to measly 3 mile runs on an everyday basis. I know I can run 5-6 miles at least 3-4 times a week.
So.. I guess I need to start planning my race schedule for 2012.. I am thinking the Mercedes Half in Birmingham and then onto DC for Rock N Roll in March. Who’s with me??