This week has been absolutely CRAZY. I pretty much gave up on getting any LONG (6+ miles) runs in this week. I had a realization that school (final semester of nursing school *woot woot*) starts next week and I want to hang out with my fabulous husband. I woke up Monday morning to a text message from a friend of mine reminding me that I was scheduled to teach a kickboxing class later that day. I had not forgotten; I had not remembered, however, when I set my alarm. I jumped out of bed and began memorizing and critiquing my routine. Ernest, the sport that he is, thoroughly enjoyed my class. I then had to run to the grocery store and get food for Clay and I; I had not been grocery shopping in THREE WEEKS!!! I rush home, unpack, bake some protein bars (to save money), and run out the door to make the class. God must have known that I needed down time because ONE person showed up; my efforts were not a complete loss, however, because I learned new routines and moves... anyone up for kickboxing??? Also, I have been hitting the weights more consistently lately. Jamie Eason, of Bodybuilding.com, has become my new role model. She does a great job at explaining health, recipes, weights, and cardio, yet she maintains a feminine approach and physique. Let's be real: I do not want to be big/huge/masculine... just fit/tight/toned =) For cardio, I have been playing tennis. I HAVE NEVER PLAYED TENNIS. Clay and I needed to find something that we could do TOGETHER that neither one of us were already good at; we created an equal playing ground/starting line. We have had so much fun. Actually, I burn 500-900 calories when I play 2 hours of tennis... Um, that is way more fun than just running (and I'm with Clay!).
Unfortunately, my grandfather died this week. This was not a surprise to us though. He has been battling bladder cancer for the past few months and his health has been gradually declining. Thankfully, my dad was able to be there right by his side. We have made arrangements for Saturday morning. We have many family members flying in and we will be having a luncheon at my parents house on Saturday. We were very blessed to see my grandfather ask Jesus to be his Savior just a few months ago. I have been praying for Papa since I can remember; I am very glad that he is now resting with our Savior and no longer here, in pain. I wrote his obituary for the newspaper. What an odd process; for free, you may fill 7 lines. Each additional line after that is almost $9.00. How do you wrap someone's life up in 7 lines? My dad and I both decided to just go over the limit and fork out a few bucks. Well, it is time for me to get ready to get my sister from the airport. Thanks for reading; have a great week!!!
PS. When the newspaper employee called me to confirm my obituary order, she said my "APA format was pristine" and that I "was the first obituary she did not have to edit." ****carreer change????**** j/k