The time for my adventurous move across country is getting shorter by the minute. In about ten days I will be leaving behind one chapter of my life to start a new one. I’ve received some information about the base that I’m moving to yesterday. I have to say that things look pretty good there. The base itself has many different actives. In fact there are a few year around pools which is great for me since that is one of my main pieces of exercise equipment. Also there is an archery range on base, that is most definitely a bonus. There are also multiple running paths throughout the base housing area. Plus I even found some mountain biking/running trails in the area. These are all good since I have to get ready for the Tough Mudder race in September. I’m still in awe that I actually signed up for the race. Now hopefully I can survive it and not slow my team down to much.
As for an update on my “Enough…No More Excuses for Me”, well I officially passed my Air Force physical training test today with an 88.7. In the past month I have lost just over four pounds. And I can’t wait to keep it up. Tomorrow is my day off from running, but not from exercising. I’m hoping to get a good trail run in this weekend. I started reading the book Chirunning by Danny Dreyer. Its a great book that helps people to understand running, how to have fun with running and to make running feel almost effortless. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their run.
Other than that life is moving very fast. In fact I can’t believe that I’m in week six of my current class…the class is only eight weeks long. I feel like time is just slipping by, but I’m managing to keep up. So far I’ve maintained a 98.7 in class so I guess I’m doing all right so far.
So how is everyones week going?? And thing exciting going on? Any body got a good workout routine to try?
Happy Easter to everyone. It has been a long and amazing month of March this year. I’m looking forward to all the amazing things that April will start to bring tomorrow. April is a time of renew and inspiration for me. May all of you have a wonderful April as well. As for my Easter Sunday, it’s a day for relaxing for me. I started my morning off with a short run. Later I might just play my video game for a little while and of course get some reading in. At some point I might start on next weeks homework, but that remains to be seen.
So I’m on week two of my “no more excuses” lifestyle change and I have to say that its going great. I’ve lost a few pounds in the past two weeks. And I have to say that I’m feeling little more energetic than normal. I’m happy that I’ve made these changes in my life. I don’t ever want to return to the person from before, at least not the unhealthy lazy person part of me. Thank you to everyone that is supporting and encouraging me along this wonderful journey! My biggest worry right now is passing my physical fitness test for the military. If I fail I could lose my orders, which I don’t want to happen. Also I’m horrible at test where people are hovering over me. I’ve been good for the past few years. I’m hoping for a 90 percent or higher so that I only have to test once a year. I’ve got ten more days until I test so I’ll update you after I finish.
Hopefully you are all doing something fun with family today.
Yup that is right, I have twenty-two days left until I drive away from California for three years. It’s amazing how fast the time has flown since that fatefully day in October when I discovered the email telling me about my orders to Scott Air Force Base Illinois. To be honest I’m looking forward to the change in both my job and life in general. Its time for a new start with a new job and of course new adventures. After all life is what we make of it and I intend to make the best of every minute!
The drive to Illinois is going to be long, but in the end it will be great (even with two dogs and three cats). We are stopping to see my father and also some great friends. I’m not sure how often I will get to see my father after I leave, plus we don’t even know for sure as to whether we will be coming back to California. We are looking at Washington state or the Portland, Oregon area and maybe further north in California when it is time for both of us to retire from the military. There are some good jobs in these locations for my chosen career. Now if I could just get the husband to decided on a job after the military I would be doing great.
So as for my health kick, I’m still on it. In fact I’ve more than doubled my running milage this month. I’ve found some great motivation…I’ve entered three obstacle runs for the year. I have two 5K obstacle runs and a third obstacle run that is about ten miles with obstacles. I find the obstacle runs to be less boring as well as a fun challenge. I decided that I need a little additional motivation so I figured if I paid for the runs now then I had no excuse to not go…why?? Because now I will lose the money if I don’t participate in the runs. The two 5K run will not be that bad, its the ten plus mile one that I worried about, but I will finish it somehow! Plus this is all forcing me to eat healthier. I’m also learning to not judge my success entirely by my bathroom scale. I will succeeded this year in getting in shape!!
Anyone got any good fitness or healthy eating tips?? Is anyone else training for anything fun and crazy??
As I finished my St. Patrick’s day morning run, I realized that I’m not reaching my fitness/weight goal due to all the excuses I keep inventing. I’m done with excuses as to why I can’t do something or because I have a little pain in my knee of back. I know once I put my mind to something that I can accomplish it. And putting my mind to it is just what I’m doing. In fact to help give me something to work towards I’ve signed up for two obstacle mud runs and I will be signing up for the Tough Mudder in St. Louis also. There is no room in my life for excuses any more…
I will get into shape.
I will lose weight.
I will live a health lifestyle.
Excuses be gone, there is no longer any room for you in my life! I am done with looking in the mirror or avoiding the camera because of the way I look….
Time is starting to move close to the speed of light…with the move to Illinois coming in just about a month from now, school, and waiting to see if I made rank. I’m looking forward to the adventure of a new base, job and state. I just know that the move is not going to be as smooth as I want it, but hey if it were smooth then where would all the fun be?? I’m not feeling to overwhelmed with anything yet, but I’m sure its coming. Most likely the week we leave our current location seeing as how that is also finals week for my current class. However for as much as I’m ready to go I will miss a few people and places here in California. I’ll miss my family that will still be here and my best friend. I’ll miss here daughter growing up. I’ll miss the coastline and the forest. I’m sure that I will find new things to love in Illinois, I’ve already started looking at whats around the area there. I’ve also started looking at taking short weekend trips to places like Washington D.C., New York and other places that I want to visit while I’m living so close. I am not looking forward to the cold and snow during winter. I’m a warm tropical island kind of girl, so you can imagine that I don’t play well in the cold. So I’m thinking a few days in Florida are going to be on the to do list also.
So once again I’m on the road for work, or I should say that I’m headed home from a five day trip. The trip began as normal except for my reoccurring Instructor Checkride. First stop just happen to be Hawaii…one of my favorite places. Twenty hours there just wasn’t enough time. After Hawaii we stopped in Japan as well as another location to drop off cargo. Over all the trip went great…
While traveling I finally managed to finish The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. So now I am patiently awaiting his next book to be released. I love how he works history,symbology and modern day life into his stories. I also love the different puzzles and twist he adds in that make me think. If I could recommend only one author, then it would be without a doubt Dan Brown and his Robert Langdon series. In fact his books make me want to take a class or two about symbology.
Well this entry is going to be short. It’s after one in the morning which means that I need to get some sleep. I have a very long day tomorrow! Safe journey until next time!
The month is quickly coming to a close…It seems like it was just January. It’s amazing how time can fly when life is moving faster than the speed of light. It seems like the time is moving so fast that I can’t keep up. In fact I’m sure that my up coming move will be here before I know it. I often wonder if life moves at the speed of light for everyone or is it just me?? After all it seems that most people have the time to relax. I suppose that first off I need to make the time to relax, but I’m just not sure how to make that happen. Perhaps once I finish my degree this year I will finally be able to relax a little…yup I know, wishful thinking.
It seems that even if I’m not studying for college then the military has me studying something. For example, at the moment I’m not in classes however I am studying for promotion testing. Now to be honest I have managed to make sometime each week just for me. I make sure that I spend at least an hour of to three hours a week at the archery range. Yup it help to relieve some of the stress caused by life, work and people. It also gets me out of the house, meeting new people.