Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Time To Get Back In the Saddle

I have been absent lately...in fact my last post was more than a month and a half ago. Let me tell you I have MISSED being part of this little online community. I miss my bloggy friends. I miss reading blogs. I miss reading comments from my post and MOST IMPORTANTLY I miss posting things happening in my life. My weight loss journey (which has been pretty stagnant), things my boys have been doing, things I have been doing. There really hasn't been much to report on and I rarely have time to sit down at the computer long to do more than check Facebook, emails and my banking info. That has to change. I need to read about what is happening to my friends. I need to see what is happening outside the walls of my existence. So this afternoon (really I decided last night while working) I decided to post SOMETHING, at least every few days. I need it. I need to get a semblence of NORMAL back in my life.

What brought this on, you might ask? (Even if you didn't humor me, k?) This weekend my brother came into town and I had a "normal" weekend. I did things other than sleep, grocery shop and more sleep. I went to a lake and swam. I played with That Other Kid in the lake and heard him LAUGH!! Sadly I didn't take pictures...you'll just have to believe me. I drove around town with my brother. I picked up a dresser that someone was GIVING AWAY!! It's big and has storage space! YAY!! I went to bed at a somewhat "normal" time Saturday night and got up EARLY and watched my brother race in a Triathalon in the area. I tell ya it was so exciting to see him do something like this. I am so proud of him!!

This is him right before the events began!

Looks pretty good for an old guy, huh? Of course, I am older than he is so I shouldn't say he is old cuz that would mean I'm old, too. He finished the Tri ( swimming 500 meters, biking 12 miles, and running a 5k) in 1 hour 26 minutes! Can I tell you I am SUPER PROUD of him!!Way to go little brother!!

It has motivated me to participate in a 5K. I don't know when, or how, but I'm going to do it!! If he can do a triathalon then surely I can manage to run/walk a 5k. My goal is to get to the point where I can RUN (yes, I said RUN) the whole thing. Right now I don't think I could run 100 yards without feeling like I am dying, but a girls gotta have goals!

Having a "normal" weekend has made me realize how much I miss being part of the "normal" world. Since I started working just over 3 1/2 months ago (has it really been only 3 1/2 months??) I rarely do anything outside of the necessary. I grocery shop, I sleep (not much, but some), I prepare meals, do laundry and do a minimal amount of housework. I want more out of life than this so I have decided that I am going to do what it takes to make the most of this life and do some "normal" things when I get a chance....most likely on Friday afternoons and Saturdays. My son needs me to do things with him and I need it too. So I have much to thank my brother for...showing me a "normal" weekend and helping to motivate me to do something spectacular -- a 5K! Maybe my friends from the Sisterhood will join me!!

Well, I gotta go....I have to fix dinner, do some laundry, and take a nap before I go to work. Can I just say it feels GREAT to be back to writing again??!! Have a great night!!


Katie J said...

Welcome back! Good for you to sign up for a 5K. It is on my list but I don't think I am going to be able to until this Fall or next spring but I am going to do it!

Sincerely Anna said...

Yay Ann! I'm glad you're blogging again! Those are great goals and I know you can run the 5K. Look how far you've come, baby!! :)

Wow, a free dresser? That's a huge blessing!

And yay for a normal weekend with TOK and hearing him laugh!

Brooke said...

*hugs* welcome back!! :) ^5 and congrats to your brother. and of course you can do a 5K!! i couldn't run for 2 minutes without stopping before i started the couch to 5K plan. we all start somewhere!!