Wednesday, May 12, 2010

On my quest to run 3 miles in 30 minutes isn't going so well. Why? The weather. In the last 2 weeks, I've been able to run twice. The 1st time, the weather was just perfect. The 2nd, I was going against the wind - one way...and then it helped me on my way back, which of course was awesome. I did make an attempt to run on the treadmill last Thursday, and lasted .82 miles. Yep, point. eight. two. miles. Bored.
This week, due to the new schedule at the gym, I've had to switch things up a bit...
Monday - 4:30 Weights, 5:30 Kickboxing
Tuesday - 5:30 Weights, 6:30 Kickboxing
Wednesday - Day off
Thursday - 5:30 Weight, 3 mile attempt (on the treadmill...ahhhhh!)
Friday - 3 mile attempt (treadmill), 4:30 Weights

And then Saturday and Sunday I will run as well.........but I will only do so if I can run outside.

The weather has just been crappy! Back in high school, no matter what was going on outside, my coaches made us practice. I remember doing sit ups in the mud, while it hailed. No joke. But I don't have a coach. I have me. I have promised myself, and am forcing myself to hit the streets this weekend - NO MATTER WHAT!!!! We'll see how I do. Rain isn't going to hurt me. Put a rain coat on for goodness sakes!!!!!!! Geez Dawna.

Oh and my one (favorite) instructor at the gym, Deborah, has got us doing the 100 push up challenge. By July 29th, 100 push started last week. Eeek!

Monday, May 10, 2010

2 Years and counting....

As of this past weekend, we have officially been in Erie for 2 years.
For some reason I can't find some of my pictures...and I'm actually frantic about it, so I'm going to use what I have....

There were a few more people that helped us pack up, not sure where they are actually. But TJ, Alex and Leroy - you were not forgotten. (Just not sure why you weren't in this photo) This was a really sad day for me. I'm getting choked up just thinking about it. In a flash, our lives were packed up and squeezed into this truck. Neil and I created a life here - knowing we'd leave it eventually because we hated it there - but still, it was our first home.

I love this photo:

Our apartment.

What we looked like for 2500 miles...

8 months after being here, we bought a house and very shortly after (a week) we brought home this little munchkin who we call Cali. Look how cute. Seriously.

And this is Neil enjoying our backyard last summer. I just noticed that he is wearing socks with his sandals. I'm slightly embarrassed right now. What is he? Asian? (I'm allowed to say that, I'm asian...but I would never do this. This is a crime! How did I not see this?!!!!!)

I need to find my pictures. There on this computer some where. Hopefully. Despite the cold winters, we have really enjoyed living in Erie. Spring, Summer, Fall, family, friends, no traffic, good food, the Lake, my job and this house....It is all that we had hoped for. God truly blessed us. We are so thankful.

Monday, May 3, 2010

May 18th

Today, it was confirmed that I will have my braces (finally) removed on May 18th. How long have I had them on? Well, let's see....

As of today, roughly 3 years, 7 months and 22 days.

Day of removal: 3 years, 8 months and 7 days

I've been nervous and excited all at the same time for many things in my life, but this....This is more like FREAKING OUT and jumping out of my skin - mixed emotions to it's highest point. I almost don't want the day to come, because I don't know what I'll do with myself. I know I'll cry, that is inevitable...and I'm pretty positive it'll happen the moment my eyes awake for the day.

Until then....

*I've changed this post now 3 times due to schedule changes....