Today I am thankful for my friends. Two of them in particular. Leah and Carol. They have been very attentive to me the last few days as I have been feeling kind of stressed out about the whole coming-to-terms-with-not-competing thing. I feel kind of lucky that I had a few days of vacation to be thinking about it, and it wasn’t a as-soon-as-we-got-home shock, that would have made it much more difficult to swallow. But, I guess I lucked out as I had a few days to digest my situation before I came back to Ohio, back to the real world.
The MGM Grand. This was the view of it that J and I got as we walked from Hooters over to our fancy steak dinner on Saturday night. If you are seeing part of it greyed out, like I am as I am writing this, I am sorry. Not sure why it is doing that, because it is adjusting to that AFTER I get the picture loaded into my writer. Weird. And definitely lame.
But yes, Craftsteak was in the MGM. There are lots of restaurants there, but this one J and I walk by every year when we are in there and talk about going in, but we always convince ourselves not to spend the money. I decided that this year would be different. I mean, J and I work hard and we make decent money, and this was vacation, we SHOULD be able to spend a little more on a nice dinner.
This is my brand new coffee mug. I obviously got it at Hooters. I kind of wanted it to be obvious and obnoxious. That is why I selected the orange one. :) Its called the “honeypot” coffee mug, I am assuming for its shape. Right now it has green tea in it. That’s called “Em makes an effort” to cut back on coffee. I drank one cup this morning, and then made some green tea. The green tea that we have at the office only has half of the caffeine that coffee does. That’s a step in the right direction, right?
People were kind of laughing at it yesterday. I got a few “awesomes” and one “wow, that’s a really cute mug” (then sees the hooters logo) “oh… nevermind.” That’s hilarious, right?
Today I emailed my coach. Leah was a big help to that. I blind copied her on the email. I wanted it to sound like I was sorry, but that it is just not the right time in my life, and I need to focus on my family, etc., not that I am obedient to my husband, you know? She was huge to that and said that it just sounded like I was very busy with class and stuff, and I need to focus on my family and being a newlywed. I thank her for the read, because I was nervous about sending the email. But it is done. And so now I can take a deep breath relating to that.
I am sad. I admit it. I really wanted this, and I have wanted it for a long time. But I also cannot go against what my husband wants or wants for us as a couple. I mean, family is way too important for that. So, I am taking a deep breath and moving forward with some other dreams and goals. That’s what its all about, right?
Oh yeah. Flying Pig Marathon 2012. There’s another goal. I guess I won’t have to worry so much about carbs while marathon training as I was going to have to, now that I am not competing, right? I guess I have to look on the bright side, right?
So – Flying Pig, here I come, you better look out!
I got to work this morning. I ran for 40 straight minutes. That is the longest since being out of the boot. I am proud of myself, and I cannot wait to run the Thanksgiving Day 10K next week! I CAN do it! I know it!