Wow, it has been far too long since I have posted on the blog. The combination of dealing with Germ Fest 2014 and just being incredibly busy has resulted in a neglected blog. So let me get you caught up on what has been going on so far in 2014…
~ I’m still working on my doctorate. This semester is going by rather quickly, too quickly in fact. I have some larger projects that I need to begin to focus on for this semester. This summer I officially begin working on my dissertation, but I am beginning to compile research now to help me begin to plan my study. Now you know why I might start babbling about professional development randomly over the next year.
~ I did not get to prep for yesterday’s 5k as I should. The weather has been unpredictable, I dealt with Germ Fest 2014, and then I ruptured a cyst a week before the race. I’m glad that I finished the race at all given the circumstances. I will be posting a complete race recap in another post. I will also be talking about things I now know that I need to focus on wellness-wise.
~ My hubby turned forty in February. He wasn’t too thrilled to turn the big 4-0, but I think he handled it ok. Our kiddos (D&E) enjoyed spending his birthday with him while I was at a conference. We went out to celebrate before I left for the conference, but I still feel bad that I was gone much of his actual birthday.
~ My niece has convinced me to do my first 10k later this year. I think I have officially lost my mind since I am a turtle runner.
~ I learned NEVER make another tutu that is all glitter. I don’t know when we will finally rid the house of the evidence of the glitter bomb that went off in our house, lol. Sorry, dear sweet hubby.
~ Girl Scout cookie season is serious business. Seriously folks, working booths each and every Sunday for several weeks took it out of this girl.
~ I’m slowly losing more weight. I’m sure when I return to more consistent working out that I will see a quicker decrease in weight. I’m still having a hard time dealing with needing to buy smaller clothes. I still want to reach for the larger sizes when shopping. I find myself wondering if I will always have this mind set or if it will improve as time goes by.
~ I have learned that some people are supportive when making lifestyle changes, but others aren’t. The ones that aren’t as supportive as you thought they would be can be surprising.
~ I really like funky running socks :)
So that is a quick catch-up on what has been going on around here. I look forward to posting more often on the blog. Writing here helps me feel more accountable to myself. Making these lifestyle changes is hard and I need to make sure I don’t sabotage my own efforts. So staying accountable to myself is very important. Up next on Life With Beans will be a recap of this weekend’s ShamRox 5k.