first of all, thank youuuuu so much for all the positive vibes and well-wishes you sent my way regarding my running injury. i certainly appreciate all the love and sweet words, and i’m so thankful for all my beauteous blog friends i’ve made. you guys are fabulous and i’m thankful to be part of such an uplifting community of encouraging, strong women (and men, for you male readers out there!). it’s so easy to get discouraged by something like an injury, and i’m trying to stay as positive as possible and do what i can and use this setback as a means to focus on the good things in my life and count my many, many blessings.
- i’m finally putting the personal training certificate i obtained a few years ago to good use and training two of my girlfriends on a lovely outdoor pier one night a week after work. it’s been awesome and i’m really encouraged by their dedication and desire to get stronger and commit to working out, and it affirms how much i love fitness and would love to be able to train people more regularly as a job one day. you never know…
- all your blog love must have done some good, because i actually managed a solid 6-miler this morning at a decent (8:40ish) pace despite the nagging injury. i won’t lie — the pain was consistent and annoying — but it wasn’t excruciating and i didn’t cry/die/fall/swear/scream at the sky (anyone else ever done this during a bad run? tell me i’m not crazy?), soooooo, let’s call that a success, hmmm? 🙂
- i just found out yesterday that my dad’s annual work convention — which we’ve been turning into a family trip every year since i was really young — is in Vegas this coming Spring, at the Bellagio. ummmmmm hi, thrilled about this. i’ve only been to Vegas once before, with my family, and we certainly didn’t do crazy Vegas or stay on the strip, sooooo…this will technically be my first “real” Vegas experience. the Katy Perry in me is so ready.
- i start my third year (i can’t even belieeeeeve that?!) of grad classes tonight, and the two i’m taking should be pretty interesting (or at least one of them): Sexuality and Parenting. you can guess which one i’m looking forward to more. when i started this back-to-grad-school-take-two journey on somewhat of a whim two years ago, i never could have guessed where it’d take me or the amount of personal growth and introspection that’d emerge. i still don’t know what it’ll look like in terms of a future career path, exactly, but i’m taking it day by day, year by year, and letting life unfold. i know God has a plan for this and led me to this specific program for a reason, so i’m encouraged to stick with it.
- i signed up for Citibike this week, and all i can say is — what took me so long?! i don’t know if you non-NYers have this sort of commute-around-town-by-bike system in your city, but essentially, it’s a bike-share transportation system where you purchase a year membership and can unlock bikes at any of the stations scattered throughout Manhattan and zip around. it’s quite ingenious and extremely accessible and i wish i’d joined it last year when the program was established. i’ve been riding to and from work the past few days, and it’s so much better than subway-ing. i forgot how much i enjoy bike riding! makes me feel like a free little kid again.
i feel much better just writing about the good things in my lately life. it does wonders for the soul to stop and reflect upon the positives rather than get stuck in the muck of the not-so-goods, which can totally weigh us down. i’m guilty of dwelling on the things i’d like to change more than i should, so that’s something i’m working on.
tell me something good in your lately life, or something you’re looking forward to!