NoJoMo–Day 17

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.

2011-11-12_19-05-02_708The 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.

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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?

Speaking of other dreams/goals:  Look what I found on the back of a magazine when I was browsing at Walgreens:
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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!

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