Today I decided to officially sign up for the Carlsbad race. At first I was going to be a spectator but after being caught up in the energy of the whole experience in Sedona between hanging out with other runners, to the award’s ceremony, I knew that it would be so much more fun to participate. They do get expensive after a while so I’ve had to pace myself (no pun intended) on registrations. My closet is also getting filled up with t-shirts!
Athletica has also filled me in on the best places to grab a post-race beer. As a desert dweller I also get the added bonus of seeing the ocean. Can’t wait for that!
Thank goodness it’s Friday! Between some late nights this week with a meeting with my women’s group, to church stuff because of Ash Wednesday, and then attempting to get my taxes done again last night (the first time they ran out of time and last night the Internet was down) I am ready for bed! Then of course the workouts at 5am and getting used to a new eating plan are somewhat wearing me out. Next week should be a calmer week and I look forward to hitting the hay at a decent hour.
For Lent I decided to give up Facebook. This has already proven to be hard because I’m somewhat of a social creature by nature. My best friend texted me yesterday that she caught me on it already. I actually hadn’t been on it but I guess it showed me as on. Not sure what was up with that. It’s going to be a long 40 days! Regardless, maybe this will actually be encouragement to pick up the phone and call someone instead of Facebook.
My cousin, who I thought had long left for Afghanistan, saw my post and texted me asking why I was giving this up. It turns out he is still in the states for a few more weeks. He will be shipping out shortly though. I said that hopefully the time will go by quick and he’ll be back before he knows it. His response: “Hopefully. . .lol. But we never count on hopefullies.” I found it a bit chilling but real. I don’t have the best feeling about his being away. Its something I can’t place my finger on but I really hope this just stems from my own worry and nothing substantial.
Tomorrow I will begin the day with another work out. This time I can sleep in a bit as it doesn’t start until 8am. My endurance must be improving because I no longer feel like I’m going to hurl at the end. After this I scheduled a day of beauty and will get my hair cut and colored. My eyebrows also need to be waxed. I’m looking forward to this.
Well, here’s to a great weekend!