I know I have been a bad blogger, please forgive me. Once May rolls around I will be better ( I will also have way more fun things to blog about rather than how my life is consumed by homework). Hopefully I will also come up with better blog titles than “random”. Really creative Jill, genius.
Within the next week and a half I have 3 more big papers left to do, a midterm and I am off school for a whole MONTH! But don’t worry, every Saturday in May is booked up already with wedding appointments. Of course right? Work is still crazy right now with wrapping up things for conference next week and just the usual million and one student visits, questions, calls, visits etc. Love my crazy mess of a life.
Want to know what is super awesome? So… over two years ago, after signing up for my very first 70.3 Ironman I registered for a Master swim class to help me prepare for the open water swim. Now, I am by no means afraid of water. I grew up going to a lake house every summer, I love swimming, love water. HOWEVER, having to actually keep up with people in a class who have most likely been competitively swimming for a long time scared the CRAP out of me. I knew I was not a fast swimmer and I certainly was in no shape to swim non stop for over an hour. But I went in, introduced myself to the coach who was sweet as pie and could not have been more welcoming. She put me in a group of two other guys who JUST so happen to be in the same beginner boat I was AND training for the same race! Needless to say, those guys are still my buddies to date and we have done many races together since. It was one of the hardest workouts in the history of my athletic life but I was so incredibly proud that I made it through. It took me a solid 3-4 months to get my technique down before I finally felt smooth and comfortable in the water. Ironically, the race I was training for had bad weather and the swim was CANCELED. Really funny God, hilarious. So naturally, I had to sign up again the following year and loved every minute of the open water swim.
Anyway, get to the point Jill…what is so super awesome? Well last night I met one of my clients at the Vaughn Center, she is training for her first ever triathlon this coming June. So I met up with her to do a pool workout. I had such a weird full circle moment when I was sitting there helping her with breathing exercises, drills, working on form etc. Let me just say, I am by NO means the best swimmer in the world but the fact that I am at a point now where I am comfortable enough to be able to help somebody else out… THAT is super awesome. Not to mention, this woman has two kids, runs a super successful and BUSY marketing agency, a million other gigs and is still dedicating herself to this challenge. I am so looking forward to cheering her on across that finish line, what an amazing accomplishment!
Want to know what else is awesome? My run club and I found $70 cash money on the running trail this morning, if that isn’t a sign of a good day I don’t know what is.
Also, Nashville Country Music 1/2 Marathon is THIS WEEKEND! YAY!!! This was the first distance race I ever did back in 2008, so it will be cool to see how different I feel after having more races than I can count under my belt. I do not have a goal in mind for this race, I really just want to take in the city and enjoy the time with my bestie. Going to be a good time!
To all my College Counselor and Admission friends- POWER THROUGH!!! 🙂