9.26.2016

Monday Musings

Yesterday was a pretty good day. Cory finally has Sunday's off again for a few weeks, so I didn't have to go to church alone. After church we went to his parents house with the whole family to have lunch. We had amazing hamburgers and then played a game taking turns eating jelly beans that were either delicious or flavored with horrible things like sour milk, vomit, dead fish, and dirty socks. You couldn't tell what you were going to get. I got super lucky and got all good ones. Well, one was grass clippings but it really didn't taste bad. 


After lunch we decided to take a quick family drive up the mountain. The girls love any drive where they can get out of their seat belts (aka, a dirt road). 
Kennedy kept insisting she could see dinosaurs and hear them peeing. Brynlie kept believing her and I kept laughing at her imagination. 

Photo bombed by Kennedy. 
I desperately wished we had a nice camera because the lighting was perfect last night for scenery shots! I do have a birthday coming up... 

I can't even tell you how much I love this family of mine. 

And of course I drooled over the fall colors. 

It was a great end to a good day. 


Guys, one year ago today I did what I thought was impossible; I ran my first marathon. 
I bring this up yet again, because I want everyone out there to know that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to. That sounds so cliché, but I mean it. I never ever thought I would be a marathon runner. And here we are. I also can't believe how much has changed in a year. It's crazy looking at this picture and thinking of all the things we've been through since then. A year really isn't a long time and it screamed by, but it hasn't been without it's accomplishments, challenges or life changes. Does anyone else ever feel like their life is on the fast track and you can't get time to slow down no matter how hard you try? Cause I feel like that a lot. 


Today was one of those days where you spend every possible minute doing something that needs to get done, but while you're doing it your making a list of everything else that needs to get done once you complete that task. It was kind of crazy. But I did get a lot accomplished today; laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning, meal prep, dinner, homework, more laundry, mowing the lawn, showering... 


So let's talk about the gym thing real quick. I know months ago I promised you a tour of my gym I was going to. But it was also around that time that my health turned south and I felt like I just needed a change. So I ended up switching gyms. 
After some time, I've decided i love both places and I go to both during the week. The new gym, called GPP Fitness, has amazing workouts. It's not a crossfit gym, but the workouts are definitely more toward the crossfit style. They're generally shorter and more intense with heavier weight. I'm always drenched in sweat at the end of the workout. I also love that this place has many cardio options. There are ellipticals, bikes, row machines... I think that'll continue to come in handy in the future when I'm pregnant. However, the people at this gym aren't as friendly or supportive as my previous gym. There also isn't a manned daycare. After some time away from the first gym I really began to miss my friends and the opportunity to workout uninterrupted by B. I also noticed I was gaining strength in some areas at GPP but losing strength in other areas from the previous place. I didn't feel the need to go all West Side Story and be forced to pick a gym -- so I didn't. I go to both. I get the best of both worlds. I think occasionally I'll share things about my gym workouts whenever they're relevant, like I've been doing, but I don't feel the need to share everything I do there with you, especially now that there are two places I'm going. If you have any questions, let me know and I'll be happy to answer them. 


Ok, my 15 minutes to myself are over. Time to get more crap done. See you, soon! 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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