Sunday, January 29, 2006

Its Been Awhile

Since I've updated this blog. I'm sure my loyal readers are just crying in their oatmeal over my truancy. Well, I'm here today to report some fun! Not really, I'm going to keep this short as I am not feeling well at all.

Marc and I ran 6 miles today. It wasn't horrible, but I'm experiencing some dehydration problems since I sweat out about half my body weight! Hopefully this will clear up. It used to happen at 3 miles and now it appears to happen after 6, so if I can get it up to after 14 then we're good!!

Have a good one!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006


Yesterday was a 4 mile training run and it went pretty well. I ran the first two miles with no problem, I was just getting pretty warm and stepped outside for about 30 seconds to cool off. Then I ran the next 2 miles and though it wasn't great it wasn't that bad. I had to walk a little bit, and I think its because I get so darned overheated. Thank goodness this marathon will be outside in March. That helps as far as the temperature is concerned for sure!

Tonight is a cross train. I think I might just do the bike, though I'm feeling guilty because I don't burn too many calories on the bike, and I ate at a Mexican place for lunch and I ENJOYED myself a lot.

Well, back to reading some more homework!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Its Been, One Week Since I've Updated My Blog

To those Barenaked Ladies fans out there I hope you took a moment to laugh and my stupid joke. I'll give you a second to dry those tears!

I have been so busy and so stressed out lately. I'm also sitting here feeling really fat, maybe I'm just feeling guilty because I had some surprisingly yummy Curry flavored peanut brittle (that seemed to have pistachios in it as well). Tonight we have a 4 mile run, which is just hilarious. This is supposed to be our short run and this is pretty far for me. Marc is doing much better than me, and he was able to run 5.5 miles straight on Saturday, and although I completed my 5 miles, I had to take a couple of walk breaks. I'm just so lazy that I'm not pushing myself like I was before. I get hot and I just want to go home. I think its because I haven't been sleeping well as my mind has been racing, filled with lists, of things to do and things I've done...another sleepless night's begun. (Oh goodness I am just ripe with BNL lyrics today)

The reason I am not sleeping is of course, because of wedding planning. I'm getting really stressed out and feel like I am losing a little bit of control of things that I want for our wedding. Its very easy to get into this situation, but its pretty difficult to get out of it. I'm just really stressing because I'd like to take the time to plan all of this with Marc as its our special day, and we really haven't had a lot of time to do so.

I'm also stressed out because I am also in grad school right now and it is going to put me over the edge. There are papers due all the time and all sorts of posts to make on the web about what other people are doing and commenting on their work. Argh! I'm frustrated, but I don't really think that I should have taken the semester off to do wedding planning. I usually work pretty well under pressure, I think I just need a little sleep. In edition to this stress, I just got a little cold, mostly just a sore throat, but its affecting both my mood and my running. I keep running through it, but I'm not too happy about it either.

Well I guess I should get going. I'm going to update our joint blog with some wedding links and stuff. Hope everyone has a good day and I apologize for whining about my life!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Tuesday Update

What a whirlwind several days I've had here. Marc and I have set our wedding date for June 24, 2006 in West Lafayette, Indiana. We have our reception hall booked but we do not have an officiant yet for the wedding so panic is still setting in pretty high for me right now. Hopefully we'll find one fairly quickly, we've got a couple of feelers out right now. One of our big issues is that we didn't have a home church when we were in college and we don't have a church where we are currently. That doesn't make for a good situation on getting married by anyone other than a Justice of the Peace, which we may end up having to do, which crushes my hopes of getting married in a traditional Lutheran wedding, but I'm willing to get over it.

As for running, Marc has been sick the past few days and I was starting to think that I was getting a cold too, but luckily I seem to have made it out unscathed. I ran a little on Friday but wasn't feeling well and then on Saturday I did the 5 mile run. I didn't run 5 miles straight though, I ran 2.5 in the house, then I ran 1.5 outside and another 1 back in the house. I just get so damned bored on that treadmill that I had to get a change of pace. I feel a lot better about the running and I think that I can accomplish my goals for the 1/2 marathon. We have a 3.5 mile training run tonight and I will definitely put forth my best effort. I think Marc will probably cross-train today as he's just getting a little bit better and shouldn't push it (I HOPE HE'S READING THIS!)

Well, back to my class. I've been in a training class this week and I also started graduate school again so I've been super busy. Yipee!!

Friday, January 06, 2006

Feeling Blue and Down in the Dumps

ugh, I just feel so icky and depressed. Today is the five year anniversary of my mother's very surprise death. Obviously I am upset at the memory of the loss, but I am letting it effect everything. I just want to curl up in bed and do nothing. Yesterday I was supposed to run 3.5 miles...I did not, I decided I would trade yesterday as a rest day and run today. Yeah, that's not working. I've run a mile today and I just don't feel like doing it at all. I feel fat from my holiday weight gain (I know, I know, running will help that fat go away) and I just feel generally stressed about wedding planning, which is silly considering we are less than a week into the engagement and I'm already freaking out.

My attempt to make the day better is to:
  • clean up the Christmas decorations and organize them in the attic
  • Run a 2.5 mile run to finish up my 3.5 mile "chore" as it seems
  • Go through my fat clothes and get rid of them, though I'm still considering keeping them, not really for fat, but for future pregancy. Some of the stuff is really nice and I bet I could wear it when I get heavy for babies, which is like 2 years from now, but still...I can't part with it!
  • Just hug the kitties and hug Marc and know that everything is going to be ok.

I hope everyone has a great day. I will try my best to keep this day a happy day looking back on the memories of my mom, but I think the wedding plans and knowing she won't be there really helps to depress me.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Going to the Chapel...

On New Year's Day, Marc asked me to be his wife. I'm so excited! I'm sitting here at work just starting at my ring so I decided that I'd have to do a little blog to share our big news. I thought I'd also share our little engagement story.

Basically I've been hassling Marc for years that we should get married. I knew that we were in love and I didn't understand what the hold up was. We've been going round and round on this for ages, and recently Marc indicated that he was pretty interested in getting married and asked me for ring ideas. So I knew an engagement was coming, but Marc made it very clear that he wanted it to be a surprise. But of course I nagged him anyway because I really hate surprises.

I'd always told Marc that I'd love to get engaged at a sporting event of some sort, as I'd like to see my name in lights. He teased me that it was corny, and also indicated that it wasn't going to happen like that. We recently purchased tickets to the Indianapolis Colts game for New Year's Day so I was hassling him that we could get engaged that day. He told me not to get my hopes up and that the ring would take much longer than that to come. Little stinker was lying to me!!

So the day of the Colts game comes and I was sort of bugging Marc about the engagement and he told me to settle down, he had a plan and I'd just have to be patient. So I shut up for a few hours. At the game, halftime comes and they start showing people's names on the Jumbo Tron. At this point I start reading off names (totally teasing him but there was a little spite) and I say "Oh look, Deandra can get engaged" or "Leslie's boyfriend isn't afraid to committ" and "Kat....oh my Lord". Marc got down on one knee right there at the game and asked me to marry him. Of course I said "yes". I'm so excited, though I still feel horrible that I was harrassing him up until the last possible moment. I was even sarcastically saying my own name! Its definitely appropriate considering how long I've been bugging him, but I still feel bad. He really surprised me and I am so happy and so lucky that he has chosen to spend the rest of his life with me.

As for wedding planning-I may just have a heart attack!

Tonight is a 3.5 mile run. We're a little out of practice as we only ran 3 times in the 11 days we were gone, but I still feel pretty good. Not confident, but hopefully it will go ok. All the "New Year's Resolution" people will be there crowding the gym, which drives me batty, but we'll survive.

Happy New Year to Everyone!!