I have been having a hard time creating blogs that flow recently. A signature trademark of my blog is that my sentences are short and choppy and straight to the point. Also often filled with sarcastic jargon. In case you wondered, I’m not an English major by any means but I do love writing. (Maybe I just love talking about myself-who really knows).
My mom is the editor of a local military base newspaper, so I like to think I picked up a few things from her. My dad, however, went to the Navel Academy (where the emphasis is more on math and science) but he still whips out some mean writing.
Anywho, I have literally typed a new blog almost every day and I just can’t figure out what I want to say. Do I want to rattle off about the food I ate, ramble how I finally made it to New York, or how about that I didn’t even really want to go back so I wasn’t upset when my flight couldn’t be rebooked until three days later.
In any case I’m off to Puerto Rico tomorrow. I have already typed up a factual Friday blog about my shoulder injuries to keep you entertained. Although, who is going to keep me entertained on that plane ride? I may even be promoted to a jet engine plane minus the propeller planes that I seem to be riding so often back to school.
Since my flight was cancelled Monday, I did a number of things. Mostly just relaxing and spending the precious time with my family. (However, they are coming to see me in two weeks up at college! They always like to come to one of my swim meets yearly in January. Support from them means the world to me.)
I hung out with my brother, Matt, a lot. He doesn’t know what to do with himself with this Christmas Break. On a side note-he got his letter of nomination from the VA senator and with his letter of guarantee from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, he has been accepted! He was so excited. Now he just has to wait until March or even April to find out if he was accepted to the Navel Academy or the Air Force Academy. An interesting fact that I may have mentioned earlier, if he goes to the USMMA he will run in the same championship cross country meet I run in. Then my parents will have to come and watch both of us compete.
Because I know you love reading about my glorious swimming workouts, here is from the last couple of days with my club friends. They are a riot. They are so serious and here I am making sarcastic remarks about how everyone has changed after every set. I know they secretly enjoy my humor. (Just like the rest of the world.)
100-200-300-400 Free (The Im and free were alternating so it began 400 IM, 100 free, 300 IM, 200 free ECT)
300 free, 2X150s, 3X100, 4X75, 6X50, 200 Free for time and 100 cooldown)
Total 6400 yards
8X25 free 4X200 kick-drill, 8X25 choice
1000 free for time
6X250 butterfly (25, 2X100, 25)
Total 6200 yards
It’s been rather hard to motivate myself for running lately due to the fact that I’m running ankle deep in snow. (and the fact that I have seen EVERY single episode to Say Yes to the Dress, Hoarders, and The Great Baker.) I can stare a bottom of a pool all day but running to a blank TV or a boring station is not okay in my life.
From Monday-Wednesday, I have gotten 18 miles in. Which I can’t complain about, but let me tell you I have never been so sore in my life. I have been sleeping in compression socks every single night. Running in UNPLOWED snow is like running in quicksand. It’s a fun experience that I don’t get in NY because quite frankly, I’m not running in 0 degrees with a wind-chill.
Nom nom noms:
I got more salads in. The salad challenge (20 salads in December) is almost over. I’ll have to look back and find the best of the best and the well there were some grimy ones too. I have had 21 salads, I have just failed to take pictures of all of them. So for continuation purposes-this is 19 I believe.
For breakfast yesterday, I made a chocolate banana peanut butter greek yogurt breakfast wrap. I’ll just call it a CBPBGBW (I should get a job as an acronym creator…). I don’t know what my obsession is with nanners lately, but I may or may not be turning into a monkey.
Then I got a lovely package from Becca. Chocolate covered pretzels. These were delicious. So if you are on her good side . I, of course, are them all before swim practice. They were fueling me.
We had steak (my favorite nom nom nom) and Mac and cheese on my final goodbye dinner last night.
Speaking of oh so deliscouness. Doesn’t this bacon, egg and cheese on a biscuit look so good? They didn’t have any good choices at the Newport News Airport this morning, hence why I will not be flying there ever again. That and Norfolk has starbucks. Why would I go there again?
Questions for you:
1. Do you prefer running inside or outside in the snow?
2. How do you write a blog, do you type it up first, then add pictures? Or do you create the blog off of pictures you have already taken?
3. I have room for one person in my suitcase, any takers?