Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Running, Really?

Is it true that I am seriously considering running again? Ugh! I never thought I would feel the need to run again ever!

It has been nearly 6 years since I last truly ran or trained. Its hard to believe that time has flown by that quickly! I stopped running mid-April of 2007. It was the end of my freshman year of college and I could not have been more grateful for that school year to be almost over! I had committed to running 1-year with the coach at the University of Illinois. (I am the first to admit that if it had not been for the coach I would not have gotten into school there, for that I am thankful). But it was a long, stressful, horrible year!

I even told my mom and sister, Maggie (who also run for Illinois) that I was good for the next 5-6 years to do nothing, after I quit. Welp, those 5-6 years are up! Eek!

I never really enjoyed running or competing it was just what we did, and I had some natural ability for it and I actually got really good when I started weight lifting (which I loved). So, now I need to again find what love I did have for the sport, oh so many years ago!

I know I won't be back to the level I was on, and not sure I would really want to be. This is more for my health and future health. Wish me luck and motivation to actually get back out there and run! Below are some photos to let you see where I was physically going into college and where I am now. Maybe if your lucky I will do a new spandex and sports bra photo! ;)

Summer 2006 - Just before freshman year of college with my sisters (I'm on the far right)

April 2007 - Last official track meet of my life!

Fall 2012 - Still supporting and loving the Illini!
Summer 2012 - With Jon (check out the difference in my arm from 2007 to 2012)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

It says, "I beat Meryl!"

So, I didn't really watch the Golden Globes, however I was watching when Jennifer Lawrence won for Silver Linings Playbook.

I love Jennifer Lawrence because she seems to truly accept that she is human and embraces her randomness! And isn't afraid to make a joke at her own expense.

Anyway, I didn't realize that Twitter has been going insane with people getting mad at her for "dissing" Meryl Streep when accepting the award. When she said, "It says, "I beat Meryl."" It was a quote from one of my favorite movies, "The First Wives Club." I got it and thought it was awesome since no one ever seems to know what the heck I'm talking about! J. Law, we could be besties? (fingers crossed, haha)

No shocker that the leader in this is Lindsey Lohan; that girl needs a dose of reality! Your an actress and should be more familiar with random movies like that. I don't even remember you ever being nominated for a Golden Globe, Lindsey, so in the words of Jenna Marbles, "Pipe the F*** Down!"

I have a dying urge to watch "The First Wives Club". Its a major female cast: Bette Milder, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith, and SJP; just to name the ladies!

Thank you, Jennifer Lawrence for referencing a classic to my! And seriously, she did beat Meryl Streep, so it was a perfectly timed quote!

J. Law, keep doing what your doing!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thrown for a Loop!

I'm so out of sync right now with life! Jon and I are having a schedule change-up going on right now and will be trying to settle into a in rhythm. Jon's work schedule has changed. Still 2nd shift but with his days off on Sunday and Monday for 2013. Luckily, my work has let me switch too! This is the first time ever in our relationship both dating and married that we will have the same days off! I seriously never thought it would happen!

Now my schedule is all off and up in the air. Jon also used up his last few vacation days last week and the weekend switch just happened this week. So, I have been very spoiled with him being around. It will be a little while before we are able to truly comfy with the changes.

I am looking forward to 2013 so much! I can't believe I will get 2 days off with my husband! The downfall is that I will be alone every night when I get home from work and on Friday and Saturday but 2 days off together makes up for that!

The big hiccups are that I have bible study Monday nights and I have my shows on Sunday night that we will need to work with....

Have you had any scheduling changes for 2013?