OH MY GOSH! My blog is ONE YEAR OLD! Its my blogaversary!!! I can’t believe it!
I really feel all of my ramblings on this bad boy are helping me to achieve my dream of becoming a writer. Maybe it’s a bit of free therapy, a bit of an ego boost, people to “talk to” and an amazing way to meet SO MANY INCREDIBLE PEOPLE! I can’t believe the opportunities (by the way – I misspell this word every time I type it!) that have come my way because of this. I’ve become a SweatPink Ambassador through FitApproach, run a marathon, was left a comment by the AUTHOR of “Second Wind”, ran 200 miles with some fellow bloggers and so much more! I still can’t believe how much has happened.
It’s also been a positive creative outlet for me. I didn’t realize how much I needed it until I started writing. But the best part? I was super nervous – what if it sucked? But I took the plunge and my mom got to see it before she passed. She loved it! This was her favorite pic that I posted early on
In light of celebration, I also got good news yesterday – I WON an entry into the Blue Ridge Mountain Marathon! Wahoooo!
Ummm… check out this map and elevation!
Yesterday wasn’t the best day so finding out I had won this certainly made it better. Then my brother-in-law posted this on my facebook wall
Isn’t this awesome?! I loved it! Unfortunately I didn’t see this before the afternoon class that I teach… they weren’t participating in class and a few were on their phones. Usually, I can brush it off but today was a whole other story. They got extra homework!
Once I got home, I wanted to make a beeline for the couch. Luckily, I knew I would be tired so I pre-packed my gym bag, got an Ipod shuffle (yes, my new nano is no longer with us) and set it all ON the couch! I also refused to let myself sit down. I changed and was off to the gym for 9 miles! Mentally, this was tough – I ran on an indoor track and you have to go around it 9 times to make a mile, haha. So, I broke it up into 3 sections and took a drink of water after each set of 3 miles. This also helped me from getting too dizzy as well!
Oh and tonight – getting my tree!!