Such is my life lately. I have not been working out, I have not been eating super healthy, I have not been doing a lot of anything...I have been taking my math class, struggling through changes at work, and snuggling with Matilda Faye.
But I've signed up for three 5ks, one is two weeks away. I have a fourth one to sign up for. So, needless to say the running starts again on Tuesday. I would start tomorrow but things are kind of treacherous outside. I can say two weeks ago I did run twice. So there's that. If you would like to run a 5K with me let me know and I'll give you the info on the races I'll be running! Just be warned that I am the slowest runner ever.
I've been TRYING to go to church more frequently. And by trying I mean I've gone like three times since mid-January and one of those times I didn't actually get to go to church because it was at a different time. I've been going to St. Lawrence on campus. The people don't seem as pretentious as other churches I've visited in Lawrence. The main reason I decided to go again was because just going through the motions and reciting the prayers that were a part of my life from a really young age are comforting to me. Do I agree with everything the Catholic church preaches, believes, etc. Definitely not. But I know I'm not the only person there that is a flaming liberal, I mean it's Lawrence for pete's sake. And I totally dig Pope Francis as well, he seems like a genuine guy who really LOVES people and wants to help them.
I'm getting into Lent this year for the first time in forever. I'm not really giving up anything though I'm doing things. I'm going to park in the last parking spot whenever I travel anywhere, with the exception of the REALLY big parking lots at Target and Wal-Mart, I mean I'll park far back but all the way back is basically parking for other stores. This will give me a little extra exercise and a little time to clear my head and such while running errands etc. I'm also going to journal everyday and I found some great Lenten journaling prompts so I always have something to write about :) And that's it.
One thing I have done this year is give up carbonated drinks. I've gone almost a month with only one carbonated drink and that's because I opened an Angry Orchard hard cider and then remembered it was carbonated but didn't want to dump it out. But with the exception of that ONE drink I haven't had anything carbonated. I've been drinking a lot of tea (sweetened with Splenda) and even more Crystal Light. Now if I could only give up chocolate...who am I kidding, that's never going to happen. Haha :)