Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mission accomplished (travel to my hometown)

Well, I've officially run to my hometown.
On January 9th I posted my status report and I've updated it with this week's mileage...
12/29/10      3 miles
12/30/10      2 miles
12/31/10      1.5 miles
01/03/11      3 miles
01/06/11      2 miles
01/07/11      2 miles
01/08/11      1 mile
01/12/11      2 miles
01/13/11      2 miles
01/14/11      1.5 miles
TOTAL         20 miles
So there you have it - I'm now in my hometown...
This is anti-climactic I will admit... maybe I should reward myself for running with a shopping trip or something more tangible. This good feeling isn't really "all that."

Friday, January 14, 2011

2011 monthly thank you's

Is there someone who comes to mind when you think back to significant influences in your life? It may be a teacher, a friend, a coworker or a family member who helped you through a difficult time or gave you the right advice right when you needed it. Well, have you ever taken the time to truly thank them and explain what it meant to you? They may not even know how significant they were to you at that point in your life.
Well I've decided that in 2011, once a month, I'm going to send a letter (yes, a handwritten letter via the US postal service) to a person who has been significant to me. I feel sure I can come up with one person a month who has been there for me in some way I needed them. In fact, I already know who the first one is going to be. I pray that my words bless their heart as much as their words blessed mine once upon a time. More to come...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Finally...a new look for this here blog

Ok, so I finally changed it up a bit. Be impressed. Be verrry impressed.
Not gonna tell ya how long it took me to do this here thing... just be impressed I said.

Oh, and I also figured out how to make the time CORRECT on the post. It was set to pacific time or something crazy, so I fixed it for central. :o) Yay me! That's two yay me's this week, what a great start for 2011!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.

Well,'s still a white blanket out there and I gotta know - is anybody else tired of it besides me? Sure, it's fun for the kids and fine for the teachers and school staff or those stay at home workers... but for those of us who have to drive ~30 miles to work across "treacherous roads" a few towns away it certainly ain't no walk in the park.

I'm trying to be optimistic here. It could be worse... the fact that I barely made it up our driveway last night (but not before literally burning rubber on the concrete pad at the top of the drive) is not a concern today. No, because today I had to leave the car halfway. So I asked my sweet beloved to bring my (sorta) hiking boots so I could walk up the treacherous, hilly, long driveway without sliding back down it in my "Sunday shoes." Makes you rethink the whole house on a hill concept. Yeah, good for the May 2010 flood, not so much for winter snow.
(blah pic inserted here from somewhere, some time)
It's all good. It is... because this, too shall pass. Bring me spring and bring it fast!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Goal setting

There’s nothing wrong with goals, right?

I made a New Year’s Resolution when I was a freshman in high school to STOP DRINKING COKES. (Southern gal disclaimer: Coke in the South means any soft drink or soda) I was one of those heavy drinkers. I’d sometimes have coke with breakfast, coke on morning break at school, coke at lunch, coke at cheerleading practice, coke for dinner. Coke was my lifeline. LOL But every time I ran (which was rare in those days) my side hurt sooo bad. Somebody said it was because of coke. And then there was someone who said if you cut out cokes, you’d lose weight. And you know how teenagers are, especially girls – always wanting to be thinner. So I quit drinkin’ em. Cold turkey! And I still don’t, so & so years later. I’ve become a fan of “high quality H20” over the years. (That’s an Adam Sandler quote from Water Boy if you haven’t seen it.) I love it!

Ok, so enough about that. I haven’t made New Year’s Resolutions this year per se. But I do have a couple things in mind to strive for. I want to commit to reading my Bible EVERY DAY. That is NOT a difficult thing to accomplish folks. And my goodness, what is going to do? Make ya stronger and better! Why would you NOT wanna do that?

I read something the other day that said put God first, others next and yourself LAST. I wanna do more of that (the Lyndy LAST part). I really love people and I know I don’t always show it  like I should.

And now to my goal… The week after Christmas I started getting a little nervous about the January Weight Watchers weigh in I’m required to do to maintain my free lifetime membership status so I took the advice of Jenn-ay, “run Forrest run” and run I did. I kinda craved the feeling you get when you run. It’s cool. But then I thought ok, Lyndy, you know you’re going to struggle to keep this up with the weather being cool and having to make an effort to go somewhere indoors to run, etc. So I made myself a reasonable goal – to run to my hometown. I looked up the miles online and it’s 20 miles from where I live now to my hometown. And to hold myself accountable, I’ll keep you blog followers informed on my progress.
Here’s my status report thus far:
12/29/10      3 miles
12/30/10      2 miles
12/31/10      1.5 miles
01/03/11      3 miles
01/06/11      2 miles
01/07/11      2 miles
01/08/11      1 mile

TOTAL      14.5 miles

That leaves only 5.5 miles to go! By the weekend I’ll be ready for another trip… Oh, and no worries - I'm still going to my killer, butt-kickin' classes at the gym. I think they should rename the classes: Punishing Pilates, Blistering Butts & Guts, Not Yo Momma's Yoga. I heard of this 70something year old lady who had Michelle Obama arms and when asked how she kept them looking so good she said she does one pushup for each year of her life, every day. So this lady is doing 70something push ups EVERY DAY people. I thought about trying that (of course I'm in my 30s so...a little easier than Gertrude here) but I'm kinda chicken.

Oh, and Thursday was my weigh in and I'm still maintaining my goal weight. :-) Yay me!