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Showing posts from April, 2012


Over the past few weeks, I have made a number of life altering decisions. I honestly did not even realize how many until I wrote that sentence and began to count each off. It seems my life is in the midst of great transition. That’s exciting and a bit daunting.
First off, I have decided to go back to school. I have discussed it for years, but never followed through. It’s now or never. 
Either this summer or fall I will begin a master’s program in English with an emphasis in literature. I am extremely nervous about returning to school. I know I will do fine. However, the amount of work seems daunting and I am overwhelmed at the mere thought of it. But this has always been a goal of mine and I couldn’t think of a good reason to wait any longer. I know I will regret not doing it, so back to school I go.
Another big change? For months J.R. and I have felt as though something was missing at our church. It is an amazing church. However, we just didn’t feel connected. We didn’t seem to fit…

My Husband Rocks! ~ Cycling

Most men are fairly competitive. J.R. is no exception. Thankfully, he doesn't get super crazy about it. He is secure enough in himself to not feel the need to prove himself at every turn like some men. However, being athletically inclined is a point of pride for him. 
For years, he has been encouraging me to be physically active. He was continually looking for activities for the two of us to do in order to spend quality time together. He was more excited than I was when we first purchased my bike. He finally found something active the two of us could do. (And I was fit enough to do it with him.) 
A few weeks ago, we set off on our bikes with a few friends for a ride. This was no ordinary ride. This was a tough ride. Up to this point our rides consisted of trails. This means very few hills and very small hills. The biggest obstacle we might come across would be a headwind. No such luck in this ride. This ride contained 3 cat 5 climbs. Somewhere going up the second hill, I thought …

Leprechaun Leap 5K

A few weeks ago, I embarked on my 3rd 5K. I was very excited for this one. It was on a flat course and I felt this was a great opportunity to complete a sub 30 race. Plus, it was on St. Patrick’s Day which gave me a wonderful excuse to go green.
 J.R. decided to do the race with me, though he complained about me “forcing” him into yet another run. The man definitely hates to run. We set out that morning hoping it wouldn't rain on us. I don’t know what it is, but every time I do a 5K it is in rainy weather. Thankfully, the rain held off until after the race.

I have to say I had a pretty easy time of running this race. Recently, I started running outside again, instead of at the gym. I forgot how much I love running outside. This time I am running up all the hills that surround my house, rather than walking them. I believe this may have something to do with the ease of this race. Also, I was able to have my music during this run. This helps me out greatly, as I can focus on the mus…