I am still riding the high of finding out about being admitted to law school. I have to admit, that day was a long time coming and it was everything I thought it would be. I am really glad it was on a Friday so I didn't have to contain myself at work all day. In fact, finding out on a day off work was the best thing ever because I was able to wear off the adrenaline with lots of activity yesterday. When I had all the phone calls I wanted to make done and went down to celebrate in person with Mom for a bit, I got busy being busy. I found out an amazing coincidence, or is it? If I jog my block twice and then jog over to the neighborhood next to ours, jog it twice, and jog back, it is exactly 3.1 miles!! For those who don't know, that is the exact distance of a 5k! To top that off, the run is full of up and down hills which is perfect for training for a 5k here anyway! I do run on an incline on the treadmill 4 days a week, but for me, it is just as challenging to run down hills if not moreso. I am sure they make a treadmill that makes a downhill angle, but that is not in my price range if they do! In fact, I am gonna research that fact once I am done typing this up. So anyway, it was a great jog and I am consistently at 31 minutes without any competition around, so once my competitiveness kicks in on the 19th, I have to wonder if I will break the 29 minute mark? That would be great !!
It is funny, I have always loved Academy but I used to only go look at the weights and the punching bags and the regular tennis shoes. We had to drop Lauren off at a Girl Scout function last night in Fort Smith, which is the next town over, and didn't want to drive all the way back home then turn around and go back, so we dream shopped at Academy for about an hour. I got stuck on the running shoes and the section where they keep the stuff for runners. I am pretty sure I am going to buy the Under Armour runners wallet that goes on your arm, I like a pedometer they have there that is an MP3 player, a pedometer, and it counts calories burned during a run! 20 dollars!! I guess it didn't sell well cause it was 50 dollars marked down to twenty. I am going to research it and see if it has flaws or if that is a good buy. Anyway, my point being that I guess I now identify myself as a runner, which quite frankly has always been a dream of mine since I was in junior high. I even used to have vivid dreams, one in particular I liked. I was jogging on a beautiful golf course and just felt so powerful and free when I would head down a gorgeous hilly fairway. I loved that I could feel the wind in my hair and the grass beneath my feet and God in my heart! I haven't dreamed that on in awhile but I would love to have it come by again! Especially now that I have a good idea what it is like in real life too!
We had a booth sale on Girl Scout cookies scheduled for today, but it has been called off because of rain and lack of volunteers to man the booth. Instead, I am going to try to find ways to fill the first half of the day and then we are going to Bentonville to see our friend Bobbie. She is a wonderful friend I happened to meet through my ex good friend John. Not much good comes out of knowing John anymore, but I did get a great friend in her! She bought a bunch of cookies from Lauren and also sold some to her friends, so we are going to deliver them and maybe take her out to eat and chill for a bit. Oh, I forgot to mention that Lauren made a volley ball team in an all girls league. Bobbie's daughter Shae played volleyball all through junior high and high school, so Lauren is taking her ball up there and Shae is going to work with her a little to show her some basic stuff and some cool tricks! should be a great trip!
Ok, I am going to down this coffee and figure out how I can get a few things done this morning. I am done threatening to change my oil, I am just gonna do it! Ya'll have a great day!