Sunday, February 27, 2011

Grey and Dreary Day

I am right on schedule for my once a month post.  Another month has almost passed, and I am crossing my fingers that the upcoming month will bring with it some nicer weather!  We had a few days in the middle of the month that got up into the 60's and 70's just to tease us, but the reality of winter came crawling back quickly.  This weekend has been nothing but grey skies.  Right now it is raining and hailing some.  I think I will just look at these to bring some sunnier thoughts into my day.

Today at Costco I also discovered that they sell Starbucks' tazo chai tea mix, which means that I no longer have to go to Starbucks to get my soy chai tea latte, I can just steam them at home!  Stinson was very excited when I shared the news with him.  I promptly googled how to fix my espresso machine upon returning home, and after it was fixed I steamed my first homemade soy chai tea latte!  I will probably make another after I am done posting to warm me back up!  On a random side note, I am super proud of myself for only buying what I NEEDED at Costco today.  Normally I walk out of the store with 2-3 things that I didn't need, but were such a great deal I just couldn't pass them up.

Training for my first half marathon is going fairly well.  I started out really strong and was doing great with keeping my eating habits in balance.  But about 4 weeks in I got shin splints pretty bad and had to take a week off.  My strong commitment to eating healthy has been hit and miss since.  I am working at getting back to being committed because the results I saw in the first 3 weeks were awesome!  I have kept off what I lost, I just haven't lost any more. :(  I am really enjoying running regularly, and have enjoyed the new friendship that has developed between my training partner and I.  I cannot wait for the race to get here and to move on to our next fitness event of the year!

The highlight of the month was a visit from two of my very best friends Kristen and Courtney.  Since living in the Kansas City area for nearly 3 years now, they are they very first friends to come visit.  It was so fun to be able to take them around to some of our favorite places in the area and to just spend time together catching up in person.  I feel so very blessed to have both of them in my life and to have had such an awesome friendship with both of them for over ten years.  I am so glad that my sister's wedding and Kristen's this summer will allow us more opportunities to get together this year.  I didn't take any pictures from our weekend because we let Courtney be our photographer.  So if you want to see a few check out her post about the trip.

God has been doing a lot of rearranging in my hear lately, but I will write more about that later, hopefully before March is over!


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