Life is a song – sing it.
Life is a game – play it.
Life is a challenge – meet it.
Life is a dream – realize it.
Life is a sacrifice – offer it.
Life is love – enjoy it.
A lot has been going on since my last post! For starters, we found a new home for Ellie through HeavenSent Bulldog Rescue. The volunteer came to pick her up and take her to her new owner on Saturday. We were very sorry to give her up, but happy to know she is at least going to a great home where she will be spoiled rotten. Regardless, it still stung a little when she took off with the volunteer and jumped in her car without even looking back. It was as if she new she was going to her forever home. I haven’t cried about it yet today, so I guess that’s progress.
On that note, swimming classes have been going fairly well. I have been swapping back and forth between the beginner and intermediate lanes based on the coaches mood and number of people in the class. I have basically found that whatever lane I choose will be the wrong one, so I generally will pick the beginner lane to start… being promoted is better on the ego than demoted after all. 😉 Yesterday I also did a 3 hour swim clinic with the Tri Club: same coaches, same freezing pool, with the addition of the Tri Club members and the hubs. I have to admit it was a little refreshing to watch the hubs struggle with some of the drills… not because I enjoyed watching him suffer, but because my hard work actually gave me an edge over his natural athletic talent for a change!
Beyond swimming, training in general continues… though I will admit I’ve been slacking on the running. That may be why I gained a couple pounds at the last weigh in…. Or it could have been the pizza, doritos, and brownie sundae I binged on after giving up Ellie… Regardless, the hubs and I DEMOLISHED our challenge this week for the Fit Challenge of jumping rope 3000 times a piece. Currently we continue to hover in third place with the last of the challenges now done (GO TEAM RICE!) Next week will be a repeat of our fit test, and the following week will be our last weigh in- that means we are almost done! (Happy dance! No more scale!) While I gained at the last weigh in, the hubs was down to 194 lbs which he was pretty pleased with himself about. With any luck (and his weight loss), we might just sneak up to second place.
As far as all the other craziness going on recently, my mom has sold her house and bought a new one to downsize. That has meant I’ve spent a considerable amount of my free time trying to help her clean, pack, and move some of her belongings to my place for temporary storage. So my spare room is crammed to the ceiling, but luckily that is easily remedied by shutting the door. As if that weren’t enough going on, I also have been promoted to a management position at work, which essentially means I work more hours for free. 😉
So there you have it: Ellie drama, parents moving, job promotion, new waterproof ipod, and continued training.
Despite all the craziness, I have managed find a few good reads recently which I’ve added below:
How about you? Anything crazy going on in your life? Any good reads recently?
Oh how I have missed your posts. With a 20mile race tomorrow I have set aside a bit of time to catch up on your blog and to top up on your determination and drive.xx
Good luck with your race! I’ve missed your feedback! xo
Ahhh thanks. I hadn’t intentionally stopped reading. x