Don’t be afraid to dream and execute!

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Blogger friends,

OK, No excuses…BUT my life has been one hot mess lately.  I apologize but, now I am back.  Guilty pleasure of course…blogging!  TAH-DAH!  I cannot believe how life has all of a sudden picked up!  It seems like any free time that I have had is now devoted to work functions, events, planning, and Nomad.  I must note, Nomad has been a very great encourager when I feel most bogged down with my schedule.  I am signed up to run a mini marathon here in 2 weekends and I am not going to lie, I MAY DIE.  I have been training as much as my schedule will allow, which to be honest isn’t enough at all.  I feel drained, but never fear!  I found this really great “energy potion” that I created….I am patenting this soon but, I have to find the time to do the ordinary “tie your shoe” sort of thing first.  Maybe that will be what makes me millions some day!

I have taken on an adjusted role for Herb.  I have been not only helping him with his work, but also taking on a role of helping gather information for his will.  This is a part that I am unseasoned with in regards to this new experience.  It is bittersweet for me.  As he is a friend whom I can have those awkward conversations with, talk to him about anything on my mind or heart, or just vent when I need to get something out of my head.  He is a great companion and yes as much as Herb grovels about this that or the old biddies in the Cafe’…he has a great heart and good intentions.  So, I must confess this has been a very serious topic as I see him slipping in little ways.  It is inspiring too, knowing that this man has lived more so than anyone ever could imagine and I got to play a minor role in his life.  I know he appreciates me.  I see that; sometimes I have to look a little harder to see it but, it’s always there.

I haven’t had as much time to volunteer lately.  This makes me sad.  I haven’t seen my Special Olympics athletes in forever.  I haven’t been able to do the things I really want to do in a sense, because life has been SO crazy.  I realized just yesterday that I will be out-of-town the next 4 weekends for various things…then in May it gets a little better.  BUT, come end of July–I will be gone for 2 weeks (wedding weekend-X-Games-few days off then WEDDING 2!)  Wedding one is for my sweet cousin Bry-guy on my dad’s side.  Weekend of July 23rd in Spokane WA.  X-Games then is after for exactly a week.  THEN, it is off from west coast to the east coast for the next wedding.  The second wedding is for my cousin Rachy who is my cousin on my mom’s side.  Both of them are awesome and I am so fortunate that they are not on the same day.  🙂  Man did I luck out!  It is going to be so much fun.  Good thing lent is over…guess I can get my moderate drink on!

OH, today!  I almost forgot!  We had our video shoot for our website!  WAAAHHOOOOO!  So, I am now officially up-to-date with what was required of me for that mess.  Now it’s in editing mode.  Cannot wait to see it!  I internally jumping up and down at this accomplishment!  This has been a huge mountain that I have had to climb, fall down a few times and finally made it to the top!  YAY!  Guess I just had to work a little harder.  That is a good thing.

OH and the other thing I totally forgot to tell you…child scissors are not really good at cutting thru construction paper.  As I found out helping my sister with her homework.  Definitely the finest fail moment of the night!  Turn your head to the left….yup that’s me!

OPPS...

I leave you with this link.  Let this be your inspiration when you feel like you just cannot get something accomplished or done.  Don’t be afraid to dream and execute!  These are the things that continue to get me going even when it feels like I am getting nowhere.   http://www.wimp.com/soccervillage/

Workout…

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Yesterday after work I had some time of solidarity at my favorite place, the Chapel.  I got out of work late so I decided to spend sometime in quiet and I actually passed out for about a half of an hour.  It was a very nice power nap to get me thru the rest of my day.

Well upon leaving the Chapel I went home and got my workout gear on and ventured to the Y.  Let me tell you, I love people watching.  It also cracks me up that the people who are the socialites of the workout arena are skinny, tan, usually 18-35 years old or so, and they have a body that is not conducive to actually working out.

 

Yes...the skinny tramps look like this! Sigh and for the rest of us who have a curvy womanly body...

 

Now, this is merely an observation.  There are groups that congregate in the specific classes, around the machines, and at certain times of the day.  There are grunters, moaners and girls that have full-blown fake nails, make up, and hair all done up just to sweat a little.  It also makes me laugh at the little girls walking in wearing next to nothing but just a simply “cutsie” workout bra and spandex!  OK, I have a nice body but I am a curvy woman.  I could never wear that and feel comfortable at the gym.  First off, you would have to double those bras up so the “twins” aren’t banging me in the face (now I need no black eyes!) and second off it is a privilege…..PRIVILEGE PEOPLE….to wear spandex!  I am sorry ladies but full coverage granny panties that bunch when you run do NOT look so attractive in spandex and I totally respect that.  So no spandex for this girl!  Normally I am the kid wearing the big t-shirts and shorts that actually cover the bum up.  I don’t look like I am picking up on any of the gym rat boys who are trying to get swoll for Spring Break.

So everyone I am sure has heard of Jersey Shore, right?  I am totally not even kidding you these girls looked like Snookie!

Personally....I would take the pizza!

Truly.  Not joking.  She looked exactly like her but in workout gear.  Skinny yoga pants, a clueless gaze, and was working on who knows what?!  Why is it necessary to look like this when working out but, to draw the wrong kind of attention and lose your cookies!  Sorry…just kind of annoys me.

I made the mistake in college once wearing a shirt I bought to support my roommate whom played Rugby.  See I was the flying Cheerleader and she was the Rugby extraordinaire!  I loved wearing those shirts out of support but, not to the gym!  The one day I got hit on by a fellow female student (I was wearing my Rugby shirt) and I am pretty sure that there was a “minor” assumption made!  HA.  Flattering, but sorry I don’t swing that way!  Needless to say, I thought twice before grabbing a random t-shirt to workout in…sigh.

I kind of get weirded out when people not only bring attention to themselves via the outfit chosen to work out in, but also at grunting or making animatistic loud noises!!  Is that really necessary???   REAAHHH-OOHHH-AHHH!  CLINK-CLINK-CLINK. SIGH. MAN…

I hope this evening I can zone out, not get distracted by Snookie and her Jersey Shore crew and make some progress training for this Mini Marathon that I am running in May!  Here goes another training session for me…

I will say this about yesterday, I laughed so incredibly hard.  I loved like I had never loved before, and forgot about the “dead weight” in my life.  Yesterday I was in the best of moods.  No idea why but I will take what I can get!  Today was very good over all now, we will see what this evening has in store!  🙂

Happy trails,

The CatMan