Today is day 3 of my thankful challenge. Today I am thankful for the fact that my drive has returned. My drive to eat good food, to compete, to run, etc. It was missing for a little while after the wedding (especially when there was wedding cake around!) so I am glad to have it back now.
Last night I had class. Next week I have 2 more, and then I am done. I cannot WAIT to have free Mondays and Wednesdays again. I have been doing this since June and I am DYING for a whole week free where I can just plan everything out and not have to worry about spending 8 hours per week at UC. Now, I love UC, its my alma mater (or at least I consider it to be that, since I enjoyed my time there, unlike BGSU). So two more classes taught by Sam (he’s my fave instructor), then lots of study time, then the exam! Eeeiii!
Today I am planning on trying my hand at another run. Three miles, easy. We’re talking 10min/mile pace. I did my 2 miles at a 9 min/mile pace, and I am sure that had a little something to do with my lungs feeling like they might explode. I used to do that, no sweat, but now, I am going to have to take a step back and slow it down in order to redevelop my endurance (which hates me, apparently). But I will feel good about it once I know that I still can do it, and my legs still work well enough to get it in! And if I can do three, I feel comfortable doing 6 on Thanksgiving.
I heard that “Red Solo Cup” song on Sirius this morning. LOVE. It cracks me up.
I did a bit of free writing last night in my paper journal, kind of brainstorming about the competition. I think I am going to find two you tube videos (one figure comp, one bikini comp) and save them to my faves or something, so I have them. Then I am going to talk to Jason about it when we’re at Craftsteak in Vegas. We’ll be having a few glasses of wine and some delicious food, so that will help lighten the mood. Plus it won’t be a sports bar with games on (our typical dinners out), so there will be room for talking. So I will tell him how important it is for me to have his support, etc, and that I want his opinion on all of it, etc. Then I will show him the videos and see what he says. I am hoping for a positive response and he can actually see that it is not a “sex” thing, it is a fitness thing, and it’s a HUGE goal of mine. :)
We leave for Las Vegas a week from today and I cannot wait! It feels like it has been forever since we went on vacation, even though we were still in Cancun just two month ago! Granted, a Las Vegas vacation is much different that a beach one (especially on the gulf), but it’s a few days off from work where J and I will be away and on our own and spending that much needed time TOGETHER, as all of you have said we need.
I have purchased most of my Christmas gifts for people already, which I am proud of. I have a little bit more work to do, but not too much, honestly. My dad. My godfather (uncle joe). A few J things, and a piece of my mom’s gift. So yahoo! Its November everyone… how’s your Christmas shopping going? Have you started?