Saturday, January 16, 2010

Getting Excited

Hubby will be home in less than 48 hours!!! I cannot believe it's already that time. I didn't get anything done today in preparing for his arrival except for buying a new camera battery charger. I ended up sleeping til 10 this morning because I spent 3 hours emailing with hubby during the night. I got my long run in for the week...5 miles with 2 enormous hills! Watched the UK game...way to stay undefeated! Then spent 5 hours at the hospital. My granddad just doesn't want to live without my grandma. He's stopped eating and won't hardly get out of bed. He passed out today (the 2nd time this week) and started having something similar to seizures. I can completely understand him not wanting to live, he'll be 94 in a month and they were married for 71 years.

Busy day tomorrow! I might be MIA for the next 2 weeks :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


When that alarm went off at 5:15 this morning I could not drag myself out of bed to hit the treadmill. I wish I was back in college when 6 AM workouts were mandatory. Or if my running buddies actually lived near me instead of 2.5+ hours away. I know if I had to meet someone at a certain time to get my workout in I'd get up. I just like my sleep too much to get up on my own. So it looks like I'll be hitting the treadmill as soon as I get off.

I can't believe it's been 12 days since I've heard from hubby. The days are flying by! He could be home this time next week!!! With everything that's been going on with my grandma the house is a's going to be a busy weekend with getting everything in order for his arrival plus I have to squeeze in a few hours of work.

I need some advice...I can't decide if I want anyone to go with me to pick up my hubby from the airport. Part of me wants him all to myself those first few hours, but then the other part of me who loves pictures wants someone there to take pictures those first few minutes (you all know what cute pictures come from those moments). What should I do????

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


I feel so run down after these past two days of being on my feet, hugging every single person that came to the funeral home, making small talk, being on kid duty, etc. I wish I didn't have to go back to work tomorrow but I'll get some time off next week when hubby gets home! On my agenda tonight was a 3 mile run, but I was feeling so unmotivated. I managed to get a good 15 minute run in though and I felt really good. I wish I would've continued and pumped out the 3 miles but I had to get back upstairs and watch the 2nd half of the UK game (let's hope they stay undefeated). Speaking of UK Basketball...I got hubby and I tickets!!! Now let's just pray nothing changes with when he's suppose to leave Afghanistan and that he makes it here on time to go! I'll be so disappointed if it doesn't work out after everything I've gone through to find us tickets.

I'm going to try to turn over a new leaf tomorrow by getting my run done before work. I've got the alarm set and plan on passing out as soon as the game is over...Go Cats!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

1 more week!

My hubby will be on his way home in a week! I'm so excited but so nervous at the same time...I'm just so worried that it's going to be awkward. I'm sure it will at first but then hopefully we'll jump right back into the swing of things. I'm working on trying to surprise him with UK basketball tickets one of the weekends he's home and Breaking Benjamin tickets the next weekend with his sister and her fiance.

Got a great workout in this morning...five miles! My right calf bothered me the entire time and it was swollen afterwards. It better not start acting up! I've got goals to reach and I don't want to get too far behind in my first month.

Got two long days ahead of me with the viewing and the funeral...and tomorrow is my dad's birthday...wish it could be a happier one.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The fight is over

My grandma's fight is finally more suffering for her. She is now pain free watching over us with my brother.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Snow Day

I wish! Too bad we don't get snow days at work...I sure do miss being in school! However, it was our first snow of the winter...we got between 2-3 inches I believe. Not too much thank goodness...people around here freak out when there's snow on the roads. They drive like they've never driven a car before.

I just finished a good workout...3 miles and a 30 minute strength workout...just in time to watch most of the BCS. I guess I'm going to have to root for Alabama since they're in the SEC but truly I'm not a fan of either team.

Grandma's still holding on somehow...she's a strong woman I tell ya!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Tonight as I stood beside my grandma's hospital bed watching her take some of her last breaths my heart broke. I watched my grandfather stare at his bride of almost 72 years. You good see the sadness in his eyes. It's already bothered him so much that she hasn't been able to sleep in the same bed as him, I cannot even imagine what it will do to him once she is gone. You can see the longing in his eyes to go with her when the time comes. She will join my brother soon and will no longer be in pain.

Monday, January 4, 2010

So Sore!

My left calf has been so sore today. I'm so happy I decided to do a short run last night while testing out the new shoes because I can't even imagine how I'd feel today if I'd done more. I really can't believe the difference these shoes made.

I completed my first kettlebell workout legs and booty are feeling it. I can't believe how weak I felt. I need to buy an actual workout dvd...I did my own version of the exercises that came with the kettlebell.

In less than 2 weeks my hubby will be on the way home!!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Quest to 1000 has begun

I've felt so disconnected from the blog world the past couple days. I'm finally back from my weekend trip and happy to report I purchased my first pair of shoes from Fleet Feet...Brooks Ravennas! I tested them out tonight and felt the difference. I got to talk to my hubby on my drive to Louisville'll be the last time I hear from him until he's on his way home in 2 weeks. They've moved bases and have no electricity except a generator for the important stuff like heat! My journey to 1000+ miles has begun, didn't get in as many miles as planned this weekend but it's a start. Official training for my 2nd mini begins tomorrow!