Motivation

I think I mentioned it in an earlier post, but I am typically not the type to make New Year’s resolutions. If anything, I do often find myself jumping on the dieting bandwagon each January, but that’s about it.

This year, I really didn’t intend to make resolutions either, but it just kind of happened. They were things that came to me in extremely random ways. One of them popped into my head when I was reading a book. Another came to me when I was feeling very down on myself and was trying to identity the source of my funky mood. Regardless of the source, I am very excited to make some changes and I think it will not only benefit me on a personal level, but also in my interactions with others, and even in my professional career.

From here on out, I plan to be more proactive about reaching my goals and doing the things that have always been rolling around in my head as “maybe someday” things.

For example, earning my certification to become a fitness instructor is something that has been stuck in my head for quite some time. Ultimately, I would love to also have a personal training certification under my belt, but for now, I can’t quite swing the $599 exam. I definitely think that teaching group exercise classes would be a lot of fun and it’ll definitely be a step in the right direction.

Tonight, I made one big leap in the right direction!

I registered for an adult CPR/AED course that will take place over the course of two evenings this month. In a strange little, nerdy way, I am actually kind of excited to hop back into a classroom again. Additionally, much like registering for that 5k got my (initial) running kick jump-started, I think that having a concrete stepping stone towards earning these certifications will help me make sure that it actually happens! And now I have some extra motivation to carry it through.

Who remembers those middle school days of American Red Cross CPR training? Too bad that’s not still active. 😉 I actually think they’ve changed the protocol since then!

Time to go give the SEASON PREMIER OF DANCE MOMS my undivided attention. 😉

Talk to y’all tomorrow!

Pretend it’s Yesterday…

(This is the post that was supposed to happen yesterday. Thanks internet 😉 )

Written 8/31.

HOLY ANNOYED.

For those of you who didn’t catch last night’s 11:30 pm post (which I ultimately created on my IPHONE after HOURS of struggling with this ridiculous internet/router/wi-fi/Ethernet/electronic voo-doo situation.) Of course the NIGHT BEFORE THE 5k my internet would decide to crap out! Nonsense. I tried everything you could imagine! Unplugging things, re-wiring things, re-starting things… nothing worked. Grrrrrr.

Anyway, the show must go on! So I’m writing this gem as a Word document and I’ll just upload it tomorrow! There’s LOTS of business to cover today!

First thing’s first. Tomorrow happens to be one of my very best friend’s 23rd birthday!

Happy birthday Chloe!!

I can’t BELIEVE my friends are starting to turn 23! It seems like yesterday we couldn’t believe we were turning 16 and could finally learn how to drive. It’s so crazy how time flies!

In other news, I have finally returned from my adventure (part 2!) One of the first things that I did when I got back this afternoon was turning in my Boot Camp registration! That’s right friends, starting next week, I’ll be taking a Boot Camp fitness class once a week! Very, very early in the morning. I’m so psyched! All I can think about is that scene from Bridesmaids where Annie and Lillian are crashing that terrifying boot camp that suddenly turns into interpretive dancing in the park. Gosh I love that movie. (Probably shouldn’t admit that…)

Anyway, here I am. Happy as clam with my registration form! I’m ready to pump the iron!

And now, for the big deal.

Tonight I swung by the packet pickup for the BIG DAY. 5k DAY!

I got a t-shirt, some nifty sunglasses and (drum roll pleeeeeeeeaseeeeee) my FIRST EVER RACE BIB! The whole thing was actually quite anticlimactic, but that didn’t stop me from taking a couple of quick pics in the parking lot anyway 😉

Got my number!

I am so nervously excited I don’t know what to do with myself! Interestingly, it’s actually a very similar feeling to how I always felt the night before school started. It’s an anxious anticipation coupled with the compulsive need to get things ready! I’ve been collecting safety pins (somehow, I actually managed to find four. Yay for being able to attach my bib to my shirt!), setting out my outfit and planning what I’ll have for breakfast in the morning. It’s quite possible that I have actually managed to re-create that back-to-school excitement that I’ve so been missing!

As I briefly mentioned, I’m going to be running the race with two of my former roommates, so the plan for tomorrow morning is to head out bright and early to pick up Katie and fuel ourselves with my favorite thing ever: a cup of coffee. Then we’ll set out to find Josh! I fully anticipate the need for backup in actually dragging sir Joshua to the race. A lot of backup. Likely in the form of a crane that will be used to pry him from his bed and deposit him in my car!

I did find my way to the gym tonight and completed an easy run for about 15 minutes just to remind my body of what runningIS after several days without it! It was actually quite a struggle, but what are we gonna do? The time has come! No looking back!

Naturally, I’ll be back tomorrow! (Errr…later, at this point I suppose.) With pictures and stories and things like that. Still can’t believe how quickly September has crept up on me!