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Bullet Thoughts

I have so many thoughts drifting around in my head I thought I would just do a bullet post.Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 9.01.31 PM

Oh – not that kind of bullet.

*  One of the 3 apartments above our venue is vacant.  The previous tenant had a knee replacement and couldn’t do the stairs so she moved out almost 2 weeks ago.  On Monday I showed it to 2 different girls (one in the morning and one in the evening) – the 2nd one took it on the spot.  The first emailed a day later and wanted it.  Good news – our 3rd floor tenant just told me he has to move out (also health issues) and this other girl already said she wants his apartment!!!

the small apartment that we just re-rented
the small apartment that we just re-rented

*  Tonight is Friday night football (Homecoming!!) and band – sadly it is cold and rainy!  (like in the low 50s)

*  Sam & Stacy left their pillows here after their quick weekend trip.  It is sort of pricey to mail pillows from Kansas to Texas.  But, they have some high quality pillows so I did it!!!  Just so you know – USPS is much cheaper than UPS.

*  All week I’ve been bothered by the fact that some good friends of our totally blew off Chris’ big day – they decided earlier in the week to take a little weekend trip instead.  I keep telling myself that it doesn’t matter but it hurt my feelings.Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 9.16.41 PM


*   I think that Saturday or Sunday is going to be cool enough to  make our first soup of the fall – now I just need to figure out a good recipe!!!

*  I’m happy it’s Friday – Chris is off until Tuesday and we have to work in the vacant apartment a little but then we are going to have a Modern Family (season 5) marathon!!!Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 9.26.52 PM

Happy Friday!!!Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 9.24.26 PM


September Is Going to be EPIC!!!

Today I started with a plan for my 43 and ended up having to do an extremely  modified version!!!  I used my BOSU & stability ball for some hard-core push-ups!! 

BOSU & stability ball

I put my legs on the stability ball and my hands on the upside down BOSU to do push-ups.  Not easy because the BOSU wobbles when it is upside down and the stability ball wants to roll every where – good for the core though because you have to work so hard just to maintain your balance.

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My original plan was to put just my feet on the stability ball and roll the ball in close so that the push-up was more of a pike position – Um…..that move needs some serious work!!!

I did one of my favorite workouts – Turbo Fire!!!  Today I did Fire 45  – 45 minutes of nonstop cardio that is super fun because Chalean keeps the energy high and the music going!

Screen shot 2013-09-01 at 9.15.57 AMSeptember – so many fun and exciting things coming up this month!!

1.  Friday night high school football games – Jordan is in marching band and has his first game in just a few days!!

marching band
marching band

2.  Cross country meets – Hunter is running middle school cross country.  The meets are on Saturday mornings, Tuesday afternoons, a Wednesday meet (it varies).  He has 6-8 meets in the next month!!!

one of my favorite sports!!
one of my favorite sports!!

3.  Texas Longhorn football!!!  College football is back and I’m hoping that the Longhorns have a better season than they have the past few years.  

supporting the Horns even when dressed for church!
supporting the Horns even when dressed for church!

They are off to a good start with a 56-7 win last night!!!  Hook ’em Horns!!!

4.  This is the first month of our new business!  This month we have several weddings/receptions booked and I’m going to work on some of my plans to add in more events at our venue!!!

5.  In 2 short weeks (just 14 more days!) I will have accomplished 2 huge goals:
      365 consecutive daily 43s
      365 days with a daily blog post

6.  And – IT’S MY BIRTHDAY MONTH!!!Screen shot 2013-09-01 at 9.06.15 AM   2 weeks from tomorrow I will start in with a new goal and a new challenge – Daily 44s starting with my birthday run – 44 miles!!!! 

What is going to be epic in your September?

Happy Sunday & Happy September!!!



When you Make a Mistake, Make a Good One!!

Both boys seemed to have a good first day of school yesterday!!  Thank you for your  happy thoughts!!!

Today for my 43 I did a standing pilates leg circle.  It is a slow controlled movement that is about control as much as anything.

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I felt this in my standing hip as much as in the leg that was moving.  And, of course this was a 43 that I did 2x – so that I could get each leg.

I did round 2 of The Race Is On (challenge workout of the week from Taylor).  This is a fast moving workout and the person who you are racing is yourself.  I love trying to beat my time each time I do a workout – makes me really push hard.

I also ran again today!!  This time I went outside and it was a perfect morning for a run – 64 degrees with just a slight breeze!!!  I tend to run slower when I run in my neighborhood because of all the hills.   I need the hill training!!  I did 5.5 miles in 45:50 (about 8:20 pace) + 0.50 mile walking for my cool down.

Last night was the band camp exhibition on the football field.  

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It was very cool because we saw a mini version of everything they have been doing the past couple of weeks.  They start with a great warm-up:  jumping jacks, push-ups, up-downs, high knees and stretching.  It was fun to watch them follow all the different commands.  And they actually sound really good!!

This year the marching program is all Styx songs – pretty cool!!

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They have just started working on marching in formation and playing at the same time (they have about 3 weeks until the first football game!).

Screen shot 2013-08-14 at 8.22.08 AMLast night they only marched for one song and did the rest in place.

The band director said they were still in the beginning stages and mistakes were fine.  He said – 
If you make a mistake make a good one – a confident one!  And not the same one you made yesterday!!  

I love that idea – we all make mistakes but we should own it and be confident even in our mistakes!!  The only time that  a mistake becomes a problem is when you repeat the same mistake over and over!!!

A lot of times I think we have a tendency to want to hide our mistakes but the only way we can really learn from them and move on is to admit that we made a mistake and correct it.

I’m going to really work on making sure that my mistakes are good (or at least made with confidence!) and hopefully not repeat mistakes!!!

Are you confident even when you mess up?

Happy Wednesday!!!