Friday, May 15, 2009

First day of summer was cloudy, windy, & rainy.
Work starts tomorrow, thank God. I can't take this much free time, my head starts spinning and I have way too much energy. But it did give me some time to reflect on this school year and I'm starting to make some plans for my future. These plans are more like rough ideas.. that are subject to change. We will see, for now I just need to concentrate on this summer. I need to work hard and enjoy the simple joys of being home.

I'm looking forward to chatting with the regular customers at work, long runs in the summer heat, 30 mile bike rides, going for late night walks, speaking Spanish out loud to myself, waking up at 5 am and watching the sunrise as I drink my morning coffee while getting ready for work, yoga on Monday and Wednesday nights, listenin' to Owl City the majority of the day, driving with the sunroof open, starting a bible study, and worshipin' & lovin' my King and Savior Jesus Christ every single day of this beautiful summer. :) The makings of a good summer! I'm going to focus on enjoying every single day and not get too caught up in trying to figure out what direction my life is headed, *Proverbs 3:5*. I'm still going to finish up my undergrad at UWL in Spanish Education, but I'm not exactly sure if that's what I want to do. The field experiences and student teaching will help me decide that.. in the mean time exploring other options. I've got some good ideas, I'm counting on God to either kill them or cultivate them, haha! :)

BUT I am not going to stress about this now.. cause it's saawweeet summertime. OH update on the running: it's painful, heartbreaking, and I've seriously thought about switching to road biking for awhile. We'll see how next week goes. Here's what happened; my bum leg is weak therefore my good leg has been working extra hard to make up for the lack of work my other leg is doing. That has led to extreme pain in my "good leg" now. My knee is tight, my shins ache, and my muscles are in knots. I've taken four days off this week to try to get myself back to normal, this includes hours of stretching, foam rolling, icing, and 6-8 painkillers a day. I swear, after all these injuries are healed I'm makin' my comeback. So, Grandma's Marathon is out.. but I'm doing a half marathon on May 31st in Minneapolis. Come watch me suffer if you can! I'll be the one in tears, limping across the finish line and rejoicing in my suffering. HA!

Alright, it's bed time. Five A.M. comes quick, but here are some sweet things to check out:
OWL CITY - One of my favorites. His music is amazing.
TOM'S SHOES - I'm ordering a pair soon. For every pair purchased, a pair goes to a child in need! Awesome!!
"Never give up on something you don't go a day without thinking about"

1 comment:

Banta143 said...

aww, so sorry your leg is hurting u like that, ugh! I think the biking for a 'lil while will be a nice break/change for you! It's like in life, you can't ever do ONE thing all the time, you have to take a break every once in a while. Even with stuff we really love.
I'm with you on the whole not stressing about the direction our life is headed in. It does zero good to try to figure every little thing out! Sometimes I think we talk about or focus so much on where we're supposed to be, that we miss out on whats happeneing NOW in our life. ME <<-- guilty! :)

Sounds like u have an awesome summer planned.. I love the idea of yoga and a bible study. Two things I would LOVE to add to my week. Very cool ;)
Oh btw, what kinda work do u do??