Friday, May 16, 2008

On the Road Again

I consider today take two of my get back in shape attempt. Last night I told Reed I was going to get up and run in the morning and he made fun of me and said it would never happen. I guess that fueled my fire because I got up early and I DID RUN. Man, it was perfect running weather. Cool, crisp air, sunshine and no wind. I'm not saying this made the experience exactly enjoyable but it sure didn't hurt. I tried to tell myself it would be easier this time since I've lost about 20 pounds since my last run (even though I'm still about 10-15 pounds over "race weight") but deep down I knew I would be just as slow. And I was. I don't want to say how long it took me to run my 2.2 mile loop because I know my runner friends from college read this and it would just be embarassing. It was nice not to have my shorts keep running up because my thighs were too big like last time...haha. I think if I can somehow manage to keep running for two weeks, at least five days a week I will like it again. And if I can keep at it for a month, I bet I can wear most of my old clothes. My old jeans "fit" but are inappropriately tight and pretty uncomfortable. I'm pretty content with my body now, I would just like my flat stomach back and tone up a little. I think the only part of my body that is smaller now is MY CALVES- as my former teammates know :).

I would love to run a race again but I don't thinking I'm willing to until I can do it right. And by right I mean I would have to be able to break 20 at least. Maybe twenty something the first time. My hope is that by writing about running I can motivate myself to keep doing it. I also want to become healthier in general. When I was pregnant, I just stopped worrying about what I ate period and consumed ample portions of cheese and sweets. It was a nice time but I paid the price. Next time I will be more....moderate.

So tomorrow we are going to go garage sale shopping when Reese wakes up I think. Probably around six if it's like normal. I want to find Reese a bookcase because his book collection is getting pretty good. Then tomorrow afternoon I have to go to Little Rock to take the NET (Nurse Entrance Test). If I get in, I will be quitting my job and starting nursing school in July. That's the big news I was going to write about earlier. I hope it all works out. I'm sure God has a plan for everything to work out just right- He's always taken care of us and provided us with everything we need and more.

Mary I hope these posts are giving you your fill. I miss you already and will probably call you this weekend. If you don't like it there you can just come back. We can finish the attic and you can live up there. Vicky, when are you coming back? You should come out to the house when you do.

That's all for now. Signing out...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

So today I get to stay home because Reese has had a fever. Luckily, he is doing better and taking some good naps so Mommy gets some free time. Wednesday is the best day to be off work because then you just have Thursday and Friday. Tomorrow I will have my fill in therapist with me so I'll have some company and Friday is usually a meeting and a shorter day. However, the weekends aren't quite what they used to be...although last weekend was great because it consisted of a relaxing Saturday and my FIRST MOTHER'S DAY!
My mother's day consisted of getting a pedicure (on Saturday), Reed making breakfast for me, taking a three hour nap after church (heaven for any new mom) and two cards, one from Reed and one from Reese. And on the back of Reese's was his little handprint and footprint. Precious! Funny, I used to hate a boring weekend but now I revel in the time to relax and spend time with my family. Sometimes I feel like I'm a twenty something living the typical thirty something life but I'm ok with that. When I am 40 Reese wil just be graduating from high school! I must admit I am pretty terrified of aging, I've always taken my youth for granted, and at 23 I don't see the use of worrying about it. I know it will sneak up on me but what else can I do but take it as it comes. As of now, I see no gray hairs or wrinkles! Although a few could have come in handy today. I was at Wal-Mart, getting Reese some medicine and the cashier kept looking at him asleep in his stroller and then at me with a very disapproving frown. Granted I was in sweats and had no makeup on I had the impression she thought I was a teen mother. SO WHAT IF I WAS? Was I not being a good mom at the time? I don't really think it's a great idea for teenagers to have babies but I think some people need to get off their high horse and quit judging others per appearances. I'm sure there are some really great teen moms out there and for one thing it forces them to grow up. Grrr....
I may have some exciting news on the forefront but it's not official yet so I'll save it for another post. I know what you're thinking. Hint: I'm NOT pregnant again. Dear God, I hope not.
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