Hello all! Long time no blog, which I was made very aware of this weekend by Katherine Henderson and Hillary Thornton. However, there is reasoning behind this, there has simply not been anything worthy of wasting any readers precious time with lately! But for the sake of blogging, here is what is new in my oh so exciting life.
I have recently embarked on a mission of completing a 5k. I am not one for working out because I get unbelievably bored, but my dear friend Whitney Hall told me about the couch to 5k app a few months ago and I decided to try it out. I don't have a whole lot of free time to go workout between teaching 2 days a week, school, work, and all the projects that go along with those things, so I have found that 6:30 am is the best, and really only time for me to go. With my schedule I am only able to go 2-3 days a week, but the way I look at it, that's a start! I actually am enjoying it because 1) I have a goal to work toward and 2) It is a mix of walking/running so it keeps it a little more interesting. I doubt I will run every 5k for the rest of my life but I hope by the first of the year to be able to run one the whole way.
Other exciting news, it is finally fall break! I felt like it would never get here so I couldn't be happier. Unfortunately I am not doing anything exciting this break, I am doing homework and working all day both Monday and Tuesday (feel free to be jealous). Even though I don't have any exciting plans, it is nice to be able to sit back and just relax for a couple of days, I am already worn out from this semester so any break is more than welcome in my book, even if it is spent working my life away. I did have a nice weekend though. Friday, I went to Memphis Madness and then to Bluefin downtown to celebrate my dear friend Katie's birthday and it was a blast! Sunday, I got a manicure and pedicure with my mom and went to Munford to celebrate David's mom's birthday. It was fun and relaxing, especially with the beautiful weather we had!
Lastly, a Maddie update :) She is one crazy dog! We call her the "houdini" of dog world. She somehow manages to escape and end up right next to you in a matter of minutes. To figure this mystery out, I put her back in the kitchen, with the doorway closed off using her kennel, and proceeded to watch her climb up on top of her kennel and jump off to me. So, to try and solve this problem, I put a baby gate on TOP of the kennel, thinking there was no way she could climb over both. Well, I was right about that, she couldn't climb over both but she found an opening about the size of her head and managed to squeeze, climb, and wiggle her way up and out. Therefor, my new mission is to find other means of barricading her while I am gone so she doesn't tear the house apart. I love her more than ever though and she is really growing! She is going to the vet tomorrow for her last round of puppy shots and I am anxious to see how much weight she has gained since I last took her, barely a month ago! Now that she is getting a little bigger, I have done more research on what kind of pup she is. The shelter said she was Manchester terrier (they were obviously on drugs when they decided this), but after a little googling I have come to the conclusion that she is a pointer/jack russell terrier mix. The jack russell explains her "crack dog mode" but her coloring and tail is spot on to that of a pointer. No matter what she is though, she is the cutest thing in the world and I am so glad I have her around.
That is about all I have for now. Hope this was worthy of your time and hope you are happy Katie and Hillary! Hope you all have a fantastic week. :)