Monday, August 18, 2008

New goal

I am so glad another Monday is almost over. I swear, every Monday is harder and harder to get through for some reason.

This weekend was pretty good. I met up with a friend and her boyfriend for brunch on Saturday. We went to this amazing place where I ate more than I have eaten in years. It was so good. I also bought some running shoes! Well, I bought a new pair. Finally. I have an old pair that I have been using to run and they were getting really worn out.

I have always wanted to be one of those people that can run for like 10 miles and really enjoy it. I know to get to that point, you have to practice and run a LOT. So I'm giving it a shot. I can probably run a mile or two before I get tired and need to stop. However, my next goal is to run a 5K. There is a cross country park about 15 min from my house that is perfect for training for a 5K. It is exactly 3 miles and is a loop with a 1 and 2 mile turn around. The only problem is that it is in the back of this park and it is through woods. The last time I wanted to go run, there was no one else on the path and I was too scared to do it. I am so scared of getting attacked while I am running. Where I used to live a woman was raped and murdered on a trail that I rollerbladed on a lot. It really scared me. I try to get JJ to go with me but he usually won't. So I guess I will be sticking with sidewalks until I can persuade JJ. Sometimes being a girl really sucks.

Does anyone have any tips on running alone?

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Lately I have been trying to decide whether to keep writing this blog. I started out doing it just to see what it was like. My old position did not keep me busy so I had PLENTY of time during the day to update my blog. However, now I barely have time to pee when I am at work. When I get off of work there is working out, making dinner, etc to take care of. I barely have time to relax in the evenings. Plus JJ is about to start school again and that means he will need more help around the house on the nights he is stuck doing homework for hours and hours.

I just don't really feel witty or interesting enough to have one of those blogs that people actually read for years. There are some days where I feel like getting stuff off my chest and that is when I usually blog. But then there are so many others where I don't feel like writing anything and then before I know it, it has been a month since I updated my blog. I guess I am still trying to decide.

I am doing much better now and things feel back to normal. There is no more crying over missing the parents or the vacation. Finally!

Work is going really great and we just hired someone to take my old job. She doesn't start for a few more weeks so I have time to prepare to train her. And soon I will get to move into my new office that has a window!! Yay!!

JJ and I have been doing pretty good. We are still fighting at times but I really think we learn from each argument we have and grow closer because of it. I think I am just a really hard person to live with. But don't tell him I told you that! One issue that has come up is that JJ expressed a desire to move back home at some point in the future. His entire (huge) family lives in this tiny town in Oklahoma. I am terrified. I have promised him that if and when that time comes, I will seriously consider it. I know he misses his family a LOT. He even cried one day because of how homesick he is. However, I have family here and I don't really want to leave all of them. Why does it have to be one or the other? Why does one of us get to be around family and friends and the other doesn't? It's such a hard subject to discuss because he isn't even sure it will happen or when it will.

I hope everyone is doing well and I am sorry for not commenting on anyone's blogs lately. I definately need to be better at that. Well, back to work!