Monday, November 8, 2010

That's what's up...

my view of the finish line
at the Fall Classic...
and my time....55:18.
~ I've been "running" for 6 months now. That is the most consistent I've ever been with any form of exercise in my life. The truly amazing part is, I still love it. I can't imagine stopping.

~ I ran the Fall Classic this weekend. It is an annual 5k. My first ever. I ran about 1/3 of the time. Before the race, I'd set a goal of finishing in under an hour. I achieved that goal with almost 5 minutes to spare. :)

It was an emotional run. But, in a good/much needed kind of way.

~ I'm down almost 50 pounds. For most, their journey would be complete. For me, it's just begun. Keeping my focus on the step/task/choice at hand, instead of the long road ahead helps me keep on keepin' on.

~ Photography's been going great. Its my busy time, which is fun...and, of course, busy. But, I love getting to meet new people and spend time with old friends and family in a different context.  I also love that I can see growth and that I'm feeling more confident about taking steps to grown this little hobby more and more.

Today, I ordered new business cards and mailing labels and made plans to get a real website in place.

Baby steps.

~ God has been very present. That makes everything better, even when some of that everything is not what I'd call good or nice or fun.

~ My nephew, Pookie, found his thumb today. I smiled a tearful smile when I saw the photo on Facebook.

Have I mentioned that I love Pookie? I do. He's such a cutie patootie! The other night, I had a dream that he was a big, chunky, smiley, dimpled thing.

I can't wait until he really is smiling and laughing and responding to us. That is going to be so much fun.

And I will probably cry some more, too. Tears of joy, of course.

~ Speaking of posting photos on Facebook...I am wearing a fun, colorful and downright sassy scarf today. It makes me feel fun and colorful and sassy. I liked it so much, I took a photo of myself wearing it and posted it on Facebook. The best part...I bought it at Walgreens for $5.99. Score!

My next two fun/sassy purchases are already planned - jeans and boots.

P.S. My hair isn't school bus yellow in real life (at least I hope it isn't).

P.P. S. My skin isn't that alabaster and clear in real life, either.

And...that's what's up.

Stay tuned for my next weight loss progress photo. I'll be donning the green shirt and taking that pic on Friday. :)

1 comment:

  1. P.P.P.S. I smiled the whole time reading this.