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Sharing, working, and working out

Hey!

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I feel like I have a lot of random things to share. I’m going to try to be organized and share everything in a list!

1. My brother and sister-in-law are home from their honeymoon in the Dominican Republic. My brother developed some sort of stomach bug, and I feel really bad for him. They shared some photos with me. The resort they stayed at is gorgeous!
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2. I visited my dentist today for a cleaning, and he said my dry socket is slowly closing. Hurrah!
3. It’s Shark Week. Enough said.
4. School is starting up for me in a few weeks, so I’ve been savoring my last bits of extra free time by baking nonstop. Baking makes me so happy.lemon cookies

On working:

I resigned from my position as a Spinning instructor a few weeks ago. It’s not that I didn’t like teaching Spinning–I really did. It’s just that I wanted to work for my family’s business.

My dad is a real estate broker and owns his own real estate company. My mom and brother are both agents and work under my dad. Since I quit teaching Spinning, I’ve been doing real estate marketing work for my family’s business and I love it!

On working out:

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Working out kinda fell to the wayside for a bit this summer while I recovered from my wisdom teeth extraction and subsequent dry socket. Then I was busy helping prepare for my brother’s wedding.

At the beginning of the summer, I planned on training for this fall half marathon, but I can’t really see that happening now, and I’m totally okay with it! Life happens. Unexpected things come up. It’s all good.

I’ve been running a little bit lately, but nothing longer than 5-7 miles. I’m hoping to run more in the coming months, but I’m not sure how busy I’ll be at school with my new position and some tough classes coming up (senior research project, I’m lookin’ at you.)

Whether I get to up my running mileage more in the coming months or not, I’m not too worried about it. If it happens, awesome. If not, oh well! At least I have an awesome stretching buddy.

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Have you ever quit a job you loved for a better opportunity?

Let’s Do This

Thanks for all of the well-wishers about my family and I being sick. Literally an hour or two after I posted, I had a fever of over 102*. That was miserable!

Ever the blogger, I had to document my sickness with a lovely picture...

Ever the blogger, I had to document my sickness with a lovely picture…

I felt bad for my family because I kept crying because my head hurt and nobody knew what to do. Yikes… sorry family. I’m feeling a bit better today though. I took a few rest days from exercise and ate a lot of soup. All the prayers from friends and family helped, too.

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I have finally thought about my goals for the year of 2013! Here they are, in categories, because I like to be organized like that.

Life goals for 2013:

  1. Do things that scare me. (This usually means horseback riding, flying in airplanes, competing in triathlons, and swimming in the ocean. Don’t make fun of me..)
  2. Bake more. I love baking, but lately I haven’t set aside time to do it. This year, I shall.
  3. Travel as much as possible. I really want to visit Savannah, Georgia.

Spiritual goals for 2013:

  1. Attend  more church activities. I attend a good amount of church outings and functions, but sometimes I fill my schedule to the brim with a million other things and end up missing out on fun outings with my church family. 
  2. Figure out a “prayer schedule”. I pray every day, but I really want to get into a “groove” where I set aside a specific time just for prayer. I think it will really help me focus.
  3. Speak Jimmy’s love language more. You can learn about love languages here. Jimmy is so important to me, and I’m always looking to improve our relationship and show him how much I love him.

Fitness goals for 2013:

  1. Participate in a triathlon, half marathon, or full marathon. I’d be thrilled if I did all three in a year, but I’d also be happy if I only did one. I’ve done a few triathlons, but they’re the most challenging for me (the biking..) so I’m really aiming to compete in one.
  2. Stretch more. There is a yoga class right after I teach Spinning. I have no excuse. I’m also going to work on spending more time with my foam roller.

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So there you have it; the things I want to accomplish in 2013. It’s kind of nerve-wracking to put these things on the internet for anyone to see, but it also makes me accountable. I like it!

What are your goals for 2013?

Bible verse of the day: He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8