Ok. I haven't posted in over a month. I keep meaning to blog, I've even written several only to delete them. I don't like to write about getting healthy, losing weight, etc. etc. etc. I feel it's what a lot of people are blogging about now and I really want to be something different. Something lighter that isn't going to make me feel like a fatty who should be doing more than I already am. But I feel like the only major thing going on in my life right now is something that has to do with health.
Six weeks ago a friend of mine from work asked me if I would like to start Couch to 5K with her and I agreed. And now here we are, one more day and we'll have been at it for six weeks! Last time I did Couch to 5k I didn't even get through week one, and when I did my training last year I basically did what I wanted, which wasn't much, it's what I thought I could do. But these last few weeks running with my FFW (friend from work) I've ran more that I have in probably two decades. Today was run ten minutes, walk three, and then run ten. I literally thought I was going to keel over and die but FFW is VERY motivational and keeps me going and I'm sure people see us and think look at FFW running with her chubby friend, who looks like she's about pass out and think what I nice person to be seen with chubby pants. And I'm sure FFW could be lapping me, but she's very nice and sticks with me and makes sure I don't give up. We're going to do the Hot Chocolate 5k in St. Louis in December, and I'm pretty excited. But on Saturday I'm running a 5k at my alma mater McPherson College, and I'm freaking out because FFW won't be there to encourage me to keep going, maybe I'll just tape record her saying things like "Maggie! If you're still breathing you can run!" "COMPLETE NOT COMPETE!" "You've already ran five minutes you can run two more!!!!!" This is how I get through our runs now. And honestly I think it's hilarious and it really does make me keep going. And yes, we've already decided we'll start the Couch to 10k training when we finish this nine week training. I should mention FFW does write a blog about getting healthy and it's one that I actually read and appreciate :)
Also, I joined the Lawrence Civic Choir, hated it, and quit. Even though I had to pay forty dollars to do it. Just wan't my cup of tea. They were kind of snobby, the music was boring, and I just wasn't feeling it. SO, I tried it, it didn't work out, I lost forty dollars, I'm moving on.
Work has been a little bit overwhelming, but I feel like I'm finally getting my shit together. Our work load has grown substantially, but it's fine. I have a lot of support and that is a good feeling.
I'm obsessed with Lorde. She sings Royals. Her whole album is amazing. And she's only seventeen! There are all of these TALENTED kids and I'm just floored by it. But I love her. You should totally check her out!
That's it. I will not delete this post. I am going to post it right.....NOW!