Sunday, February 27, 2011

Major Accomplishment!!!

The picture above is a screen shot of the longest distance I have ever walked! If you are following my blogs you know that I am training to walk a half marathon in April.  I am training with Team Rio which is helping raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. So on Saturdays we do group run/walks and yesterday was a test for me to see if I would be able to keep training.

See two Saturdays ago the route was a little over 6 miles, but a little than 5 miles through the course I gave up. What happened I made the mistake of walking 4 miles the day before and body was tired the next the day and I did not have the mental or physical ability to finish.  Then last week I could not walk with the group due to prior obligations and I did not push myself to do the walk on my own. 

The fact that I was able to finish 8.4 miles, have a pace of less than 20 miles/minute, able to go to work right after, and still be able to function the rest of the day was a testimony in itself. I know now that I have the motivation and the commitment to see this thing to the end. During the walk I thought about giving up, I kept asking myself is it worth it??? Yes it is!

I am resting today and Monday, and hoping to work on getting my miles down to around 18 minutes.  I am excited about this week's workout! Did you see the calories burned? Some people don't eat that many calories in a day!!!

I will say was nothing but God that helped me get finished with the route!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Half Marathon Training

Been busy at work and training for half marathon. Really trying to complete #11 on my 30 Things While 30 List Check out my post over at my other blog Operation Death of Fat Girl . Feel free to comment and provide suggestions

Monday, February 14, 2011

Who do you consider a friend??

Simple questions......

Who do you consider a friend? What attributes do they have?

Friday, February 11, 2011

February 9, 2010

On this day was the first time I spent 5.5 hours to go somewhere that usually takes 20 minutes. Can you say I was pissed!!!! See Nashville had snow and since it is the south several things happened.

  1. People do not know how to drive in the snow
  2. The city (as many times as it snows) does not know how to prepare for it.
  3. Everyone freaked out and left the office when they see two flakes of snow.
  4. Where I work has over 20,000 employees and in my opinion they all left at the same time and that caused it to take TWO hours to get off campus!
  5. Did I mention that people here do not know how to drive in the snow??????
During that 5.5 hours I tweeted, posted pics on facebook, chatted with other people on facebook who were stuck in the snow (in same vicinity).  This helped the time go by, but still the principle of being stuck in a car and truly wasting that much time of my life (although I probably waste that time doing other things). 

Now that that horror is over. Once it starts snowing again while I am at work I am so not leaving until extra late, let the crazy people get stuck in traffic.

Just had to vent....

SN....I so want to walk the loop during my lunch break (about 3.2 miles) but the temp outside is stuck at 10 degrees, it need to at LEAST get to freezing (never thought I would say that) for me to even attempt it.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Answer to My Question

After receiving a text today I phrase I had heard before popped in mind....
Never ask a question you are not prepared for the answer for.
But guess what....I did that this weekend and I might be getting a response soon.  Honestly I do not know what to expect. I had wrestled with not getting an answer and was prepared to not get an answer....well we shall see what happens. I am not going to contemplate the possible responses to the question, because the last time I did this about a scenario I received something that I was not expecting.

All I know is lesson learned and now I have to prepare myself to except the consequences of my question....good or bad.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Appearances & Looks

Why do people base relationships on looks and appearances? I mean does how a person looks help to make a relationship last. I had a convo with a friend recently and he made the statement that a person has to be attracted to you to get to know you, which I can understand from some aspect, but to base a relationship or completely say if a person does not have a certain appearance you will not be with them or get to know them is very superficial and from my perspective one reasons relationships are so jacked up now.

If you follow my blog you probably have read that I have never dated or been with anybody and lately this has been a real struggle for me because most of my closest friends have gotten married or are in committed relationships. I can frustrated because when I tried to explain or talk about my feelings with close friends they do not understand or dismiss my feelings....and that hurts.  It gets frustrating when you know who you are, what you have to offer, and the love you have to give, but no one gets to know it because you don't fit a mold that society says I should fit.

I know that I am a beautiful person who loves to have fun, give back, work hard, listen to friend's problems, cook, play and help influence kids who will grow to be our leaders of tomorrow. I love music and could listen and dance (not in public) to almost any great song.   I am silly and can be a dork at times, I realize that I might love to much and expect the best in people.....probably why I am let down so much.  I am not perfect, but what I am is a person who desires the companionship of another, but when no one takes the time to get to know that person it hurts.

A friend said I should spice it up, dress up more, which I think I do, but just because I don't like to wear heels, make up a lot, does not mean that a person should pass me over. I look nice, love a nice pair of pants and a shirt and I am good. I will wear a dress from time to time (more in the summer).  Plus I feel if I am not approached either way why not be comfortable???

Yes you have to be attracted to a person, but what if you miss out on something amazing just because it does not "look" like what you think it should?  If someone gave you a funny looking car that got you from point A to point B, but because it did not look like what you wanted you don't take it, but it had $1,000,000 in the trunk? You have missed something great over something superficial. 

Just some thoughts in my head right now....really needed to get those out. Have a had a lot going on health, professional, work, and spiritual......might be blogging a lot more to get some things out. Hope everyone has a great day. Trying to make the best of mine. On my way to the doctor!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Game Face On

Right now I need to wear this shirt everyday.....I want to explain more in depth, but can't today.  But what I do know is I am tired of having my game face on. Tired of the pains and hurts.  My thoughts are when people don't care about the small things why should I trust you with the big what do I do, I keep it inside, which right now it is not a good thing.