That Tall Girl

August 14, 2008, 4:26 pm
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Well, I guess I should post something, huh? The long delay was because I’m pretty stressed. I move in a week from tomorrow. I still have shopping to do. I still have books to read. I still have lists to make. I still have a tan to get on. I still have shin spllints (bone scan turned up negative for stress fractures- yay!) to deal with. I still have to make sure these new tennies will work. I still have to get that right glute to fire- because it isn’t, and it makes for a lopsided walk/run and causes back pain.

What I have to worry about when I get there? Packing, finding a church, **edited out**, campus orientation, classes, making new friends, getting my dorm room settled, and much more.

**editted out**

Hey, did you know there’s a newspaper article written about me? It’s about me, the part about me is toward the bottom. Ch-ch-check it out.


August 11, 2008, 9:01 pm
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As I’m sitting here I’ve got a snack. But not just any ordinary snack: kashi crackers + peanut butter. Can you say “yummo”? I haven’t had peanut butter in quite a while (we used to have a bad relationship, me and pb) but I decided that I could splurge a bit today (and probably needed to) since I burned a record 952 calories duirng my 1.5 hours of exercise today **edited out**

Normally Ill get somewhere between 500-750 calories burned. But today I added 30minutes of moderate effort on the elliptical to my normal 40 minute monday spin class. I also left it going when I walked to the spinning room and when I went upstairs to do abs with the group, where…

Our instructor instructed us to find a partner. That’s a problem. I’ve never been good at picking a partner for athletic things. In fact I would dread having to find someone to pepper (vb warm up: pass set and eventually spike/ down ball) with me a volleyball practice.  Nobody would ever be my partner. I was always the odd one out. A lot of the time I had to work with the coach! Back to the gym… all the girls had their partners picked out already. All of them. Every last one. Taken. I had to work with one of the guys. (Everyone in the class is at least old enough to be my parent, except the instructor who is like 23ish) I had to work with one of the guys. Let me just say, he was very nice. But it was uncomfortable- especially when I was laying on the floor holding onto his ankles while bringing my legs up and him pushing my legs back down, he was standing behind me.

Andddd I don’t really know how to tie this up into once nice bow and finish the post. I lost my train of thought.  **edited out**

Busy as a Bee
August 7, 2008, 4:10 pm
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Since I have aprrox. 2 weeks left until I move into *edited out*, I have been hurrying up they whole prep phase for college. I have to say that I have kind of put it off. Until now. I have been in the process of dealing with a boat load of dr.’s appointments. I mean a lot of them. I’ve already been to 2 eye, 1 dr., 1 dentist, and 1 radiology (checking for stress fractures in my shins!!!) appointment. I have who knows how many eye appointments left, a retainer check, a couple pt sessions (if they are shin splints), a follow up dr.’s appointment for my shins, and i think thats it. All of these are goin’ down in the period of 2 weeks 4 days. I know, it’s craziness.

All the craziness has worn me out. I’ve come down with a cold… it’s august people. Colds shouldn’t be had when it’s 100*+ outside! So craziness + a cold = no regular posts for the last couple of days.

Back to college. **edited out** 

**Despite the fact that I’m now an adult and take myself to my own doctors appointments, I asked my dad for help with dealing with Dell. My mom just recieved an email from my dad’s company’s dell correspondent who said that they were going to handle my problem, even though I’m out of the 21 day warranty period. Whoo Hoo, Go Dad! And btw, the Dr said no more running untilwe figure out whats going on with my shins. Hey, at least I got to my summer goal: running a 5k, last thursday!**

OK, I’m Here!
August 1, 2008, 10:35 pm
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Sorry, couldn’t resist the Oklahoma puns. Despite the fact that I live in Kansas, I am not a southern girl. I have been making quite a few “southern realizations” lately. My fav: the little girl in front of us in line at the grocery store, about 6yo, was wearing a pink cowboy/cowgirl hat. Haha.

While I was at the grocery store I picked up a magazine. Thank you mom! Here it is with all my blogging stuf- minus my camera which is taking the picture. Yah, thats a water bottle; it’s critical to blogging!

This next portion isn’t going to flow well: a.ka. things will be jumpier than a mosh pit.

When we went out to lunch, there was a guy sitting at a table in front of us wearing a Georgia Tech (south!) Crew (rowing!)  Tshirt. I made mom pose for me (she was facing me) while I took his picture. I know, I’m one sneaky girl.

I went to Body Works this morning. OOOOOOOOOOMG, I am so glad I have my gym back at home. When I walked in the door for this place, I wouldn’t even call it a psuedo-gym, the people there didn’t even tell me where things were at. For a second I seriously thought that had no cardio equipment. Then I saw it: old treadmills and even older recumbant bikes (EW!). OK, what ev. I know I ran yesturday and it wouldnt be good to run again with trying to get over shin splints and all.  Then IT happened. I almost fell off the treadmill. Luckily the handlesbars extended 2 feet past my butt (?) and I caught myself. Not without escaping the view of B’s coach who was running next to me. Oh, my, that was embarassing. Fine, lets finish my mile, then go to the bikes. None of them worked. Calm down, I did some abs and called my mpm to pick me up, oh boy, that was like my pre drivers license life all over again!

OK- Let’s Go!
August 1, 2008, 3:11 am
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After my wonderful workout this morning, where I ran for a total of 30 minutes (a personal best), I drove by work to pick up my paycheck and bought some gas (for a low, low price of $3.79!!) before heading home. When I got home I started packing for my weekend trip to Oklahoma!

B has yet another basketball tourney where I will be in attendence. According to the parents of other teams, we are the team to beat. I think that’s a nice place to be in.

Back to me. This hotel has a cool set up. Since they don’t have a “little gym” inside the hotel, you can go workout at the gym down the road, Body Works. We drove past it, it’s a hole in the wall of a strip mall. I’m not expecing much. I guess I should be happy for something, rather than being left empty-handed. (Although one of the main reasons I go to the gym is to see gym-boy. Who cares about meaningful conversation- nothing matters once you see those baby blues- at least I think that’s what color his eyes are)

Ugh, my “t” key doesn’t want to work. Really, I’ve been left unsatisfied by this computer. It is slow, it jumbles up things on the screen, the touch volume control hasn’t worked well at all, I hate vista, and the extended battery doesn’t last the 4.5 hours it’s supposed to. I’m pissed off and I want to go to bed. Hopefully my w/o at that “gym” will cheer me up (??).

Watching his always cheers me up (but I won’t be watching it because I want some shut eye!)

**I wish that boy at the front desk would stop trying to make eye contact with me. He’s too short for me… And I’m cranky**

Diez Cosas

Since I am kindasortareallyextremely bored and tired I will give you a list of 10 things you probably don’t know about me. My mom doesn’t even know all of these (hi mom!).

  1. I really like Beatles music- although I haven’t listened to all of it and can’t distinguish it easily from other groups while on the radio…
  2. I talk to myself in Spanish when I’m tired or bored, making up pretend conversations with people i know
  3. I might want to marry gym-boy… but it would help if he talked to me more. I had a “spanish conversation” with “him” after not seeing him at the gym today
  4. **edited out**
  5. **edited out**
  6. I went to a private Christian school through 8th grade (actually two, because I moved before 2nd grade) and I’ve gone to 2 public high schools- because I moved again during the 1st semester of my freshman year.
  7. I love to sneeze- this one was inspired by a recent sneeze 🙂 . I used to make myself sneeze when I was younger.
  8. I have clothes that I wear from 5th grade. In fact, I’m wearing some shorts from that era right now haha.
  9. My parents made me start sports. And I was kicking and screaming all the way. I had to choose from volleyball (minimal running), basketball (quite a bit of running), and track (all running as far as I was concerned). I chose volleyball in 6th grade. Played for my schools until through halfway through my junior year season (yeah, remember that coach i mentioned in #5 ((she was truely out to get me))- I quit the team) and then during my freshman year i had my knee scoped so couldn’t play for most of that. Played club vb 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th. Played summer vb league a couple years. Did throwing with track in 8th and 10th grade. Now after my reading my lengthy (??) sports history…
  10. Today I went 20 mi in spinning and then ran 1 mi and I’ve never felt stronger. I’m pooped now, but hey- I really accomplished something today. In fact, I’m starting to feel happy with the way my body looks. Yeah, I’m no skinny minnie, but I’m strong and healthy and beautiful (i can tell the last one by all of the boys flocking to me lately 😉 ).

TMI + Personal Stuff
July 23, 2008, 3:02 am
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TMITuesday is being revisited after a short hiatus- but is not back in full since I have something else I’d rather talk about… I think? Therefore, this post will be divided:

Just warning you, I’m going to sound like Debbie Downer- who showcases her personality below, for your information/viewing pleasure:

I talked to  my grandma today. The only living one that is. We had such a lovely conversation. Despite the fact it was 45 minutes long, time just flew by. Mainly we talked about college. As we were closing the conversation she reminded me how much she loves me a how she’s praying for me. She noted that my other grandma would have been praying for me (if she were still with us).  Tears filled my eyes for the first time in 2 months (possibly pms related).

I thought I was doing so well with the whole; dontyoudaregetdepressedbeforecollege thing. I guess not, because really, thats how I was feeling all day today.

Here’s something more interesting/less melancholly:

**edited out**