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Worth noting.

13 Aug

Even though I’m really enjoying my relaxing weekends, it really doesn’t bode well for the blog. I mean, you guys don’t want to hear about how much I didn’t do every single post. But here are a couple of things that are {somewhat} notable:

1) Watched the entire first season of Downton Abbey. I had heard how awesome this show was from fellow bloggers and friends so when I saw it in Redbox, I snagged it. And I really enjoyed it. Now I’m scheming on how to watch Season 2.

2) Watched Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime. It is one of my absolute favorite shows of all time. And I am so thankful that it’s on during the summer when Bones and NCIS aren’t. I don’t know how I would survive the summer without at least one weekly show that I die for.

 

3) Veered from my cleaner eating habits. I ate Taco Bell for dinner Friday, Chinese for dinner Saturday and McDonald’s for lunch Sunday. But enough’s enough. Back on the horse today.

4) I went on my first bike ride since the beginning of marathon training. Travis and I got caught in a downpour and hid under a tree. At first, it was an adventure. Then, when the tree got saturated and stopped protecting us, it was just kind of irritating. But it was fun to ride home through all the puddles!

5) Got really sad watching the men’s Olympic marathon. (Spoiler alert) Ryan Hall seems like a such a great, down-to-earth guy and I really respect the way he involves God in his training, so seeing him have to drop out so soon was really sad. It’s also sad that Abdi Abdirahman had to drop out, but I know less about him so it didn’t affect me as much. But YAY MEB KEFLEZIGHI!!! I was SO excited to see that he came back from being in something like 10th place to being 4th. I told Travis that if the course had been longer, I think Meb would’ve been able to come in 3rd. But alas, no medals for Americans in the marathon this year.

6) I got ambitious yesterday and deep-cleaned my bathroom. Even though I really dislike cleaning, I love things being clean. If I ever have extra income burning a hole in my pocket, I would consider hiring a maid. (And I’ve already suggested to Travis that when we try to sell our house, we have a cleaning service come clean the house for me.)

And that’s all that’s worth telling you about!

I realized last week that I haven’t posted my thoughts on my new Garmin yet so stay tuned for that sometime soon…

4-Year Blogiversary!

15 Jan

On January 15th, 2008, I published my first post ever to the blogosphere:

I love writing. But I hardly ever do it–something that really needs to change. So this blog is my answer.

It’s not that I don’t want to write, it’s that I don’t make the time. I find myself distracted by other things I enjoy doing: reading, exercising, cooking. In college, I majored in Journalism and Spanish–two majors that center on writing. Almost all I did for 4 years was write and I would gladly do that for a career if ever the opportunity presented itself.

I have heard, though, that to be a good writer you have to be a consistent reader–at least I have that going for me. I just started The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan last night. It’s different than I expected it to be. It seems like a lot of the snippets I’ve heard from other people about the book have occurred in the first 2 chapters. Makes me interested to see what the other chapters have in store.

For more information about me, check out the links to the right. Until next time…

Pretty exciting stuff, huh? (ha, not!)

Since I just talked about why I blog in my 400th blog post, I will keep this short and sweet.

In honor of my lovely readers, without whom blogging just wouldn’t be the same, I’m offering one lucky winner a $25 gift card to the restaurant or store of their choice. 

To enter the giveaway, please answer this question in your comment (don’t just say that you want the gift card, because that goes without saying!):

If you could compete in one Olympic event (and be good at it), which one would you choose and why?

I would choose figure skating. I got to skate a few years growing up and loved it. Although the marathon trials were very inspiring, it also looked like a crapton of work and pain.

Not too surprisingly, my husband would choose hockey so that he could, in his words, “kick some Canadian @$$!”

The giveaway will close Wednesday night and I will announce the winner Thursday morning.

Thanks for reading! I love hearing from you.