Friday, January 16, 2009

Mix-Matched updates!

Well it's Friday, and who really has the fortitude to focus solely on one thing for very long when it's Friday? Not me. It's that time again when I have lots of little topics I wanted to blog about but nothing that's really interesting enough on its own, however, with their combined power (trying to think of that line from the Captain Planet cartoon.... drawing a blank...) they could possibly meld into something interesting! Maybe? *shrug*

On the moving in with Sgt. front, things are still moving along! We're both really looking forward to it, I'd venture to say it comes up at least once a day as a topic of conversation.

The other night I was reading through a cookbook of mine (Lindsay... I blame you) while he was watching TV at the apartment (yes, we hang out on the phone.... and I love it!) and I was mentioning recipes that sounded good and made a joke about how "This is all really about the kitchen honey... I'm excited to see you but lets be honest" and he laughed and said something like "I can't wait to cook with you in our kitchen" - did you catch that? Ourrrrr kitchen :). Cue the swooning and sappy post about how I am so in love with that man.

They always say hindsight is twenty-twenty, and looking back, it's easy to see how we weren't quite ready or as confident about our decision. Granted, a few months isn't a long time in the grand scheme of things but in those few months we were able to survive a very difficult time together, and through that, we learned more about each other. We learned to communicate better, and learned how to support and love one another best. I would say that this time isn't as idealistic.... it's not all thinking about sunshine and furniture placement and deciding when we're getting engaged but I feel more confident in us than ever before. He is without a doubt the love of my life, my best friend, and the person I rely on and run to. We are both so looking forward to this opportunity and in about 7 short weeks, we'll finally get it! :)

On the running and exercise goals front, I've done alright! Mostly stuck to my training plan and logged about 7 miles this week so far! Ran 22 min. the other day without taking a break which isn't bad for starting over. My biggest problem is wanting to push myself too far and not being patient with my body. I opted for a timed two mile the other day on my "easy day" because I didn't feel like the prescribed work out was enough, but my running mentor and Sgt. both told me that I have to give my body time to catch up, to recover, and to get used to it. The easy days are what that's for. Fiiiine. I'll get there, I just have to keep reminding myself to be patient. DAR, I actually went back to re-read your posts about when you first started running and seeing how far you've come is a big encouragement! So thanks! It's frustrating when you were at a certain athletic level and then you dropped off because you were "busy" instead of keeping it up. I just want to be back to where I was but I know it will take some time. Slow and steady, right? When I'm finally all moved up to Tennessee, I look forward to running and training with Sgt., he's a great encourager but won't let me wuss out, which is sometimes what I'd like to do :).


So last night at the not-so-glamorous second job, I was called a f-ing C by a customer because - are you ready for this? - Because his receipt didn't have a date on it. No, I'm serious. Nothing was wrong with his order, nothing took a long amount of time, his receipt just didn't have a date on it and was "F-ing unacceptable." He wanted us to call the cops. - As Sgt. would say, I think Darwin was an optimist. Did I mention he was wearing a plaid button down and driving a purple mini-van? I hope I see him at church on Sunday, since he looks like the stereotypical youth soccer coach and local deacon. This, my friends, is the type of thing you hear about right before the eye-witness says "And then he pulled a gun out and just started shooting people" Thank you Mr. Crazy Man, for giving me something to laugh about, please take some medication and don't ever come by there when I'm working again.


There you have it folks! Another day, another post :).



Purple mini van? That is a sure sign of incipient craziness if ever I heard one! :)


"Granted, a few months isn't a long time in the grand scheme of things" -- I beg to differ. A few months *is* a long time in the grand scheme. Big changes happen so quickly, after we've built up to them. Your experience with Sgt is such a mirror of mine with LT. Remember all my angst-y posts just weeks before we got engaged? And course how we broke up in fall 2007. But you just regroup and move on and everything just gets better and better the more you learn. :)

I also get really impatient getting back to where I started. Ugh! Let's both learn our lesson this time around, and not let ourselves get out of shape again. :-D


Wooooooooooooowwww that man sounds delightful!!!!

About the running, the best thing I have done is listen to my body. If I need to take 4 days off for either my body or for a mental break, I am doing it. I find that I still love it even after pushing myself really hard. Having fun with it and going slow have been key. You can do it!!!

Yay for the move!! When is it going to happen??


Okay, so here's the really big question. When are you, me and Becca going to get together for a girls night again?


PS- cookbooks rock.