Monday, November 25, 2013

Guess Who's Back..Back Again

If you didn't get that Eminem reference from high school, we can't be friends.

Either way, I let this blog slide this fall due to about 100 reasons, but it's a goal to keep going along. So far I have crossed 2 HUGE items off the bucket list.

In October I got to go to NYC to visit my BFF from college Matt. To say that his distance from me hurts my heart would be an understatement. Everyone has their person. He is my person. 

We had a lovely time and I got my small-town Iowa self acquainted with the "big city." Let's just say I am good with my commute, drink prices, and all around ease of transportation up in Iowa. But it sure is pretty.

Then, I came home and 5 days later ran my first half marathon. I did it in 2:31, which was 1 minute shy of my goal. But, I finished. It was hard. Real hard. But 110% worth it. I have proven a lot to myself this year, and knowing that I ran myself 13.1 miles is quite encouraging.

Alex and I are finishing up the Advocare 24 day challenge right now. I feel mucho better (man, I ate like crap on vacation). I don't expect to lose a lot of weight, but I am seeing some muscle definition in my arms for sure. I still have a long way to go to my Michelle Obama arms though.