A note to my very best friend
For full disclosure, I have been working on this post since the day Tor told me she had an interview in Kansas. I started working on it then because I knew she would get the job. She is smart, well spoken, and a go getter in her field of work.
In that moment, a…
Kim and I woke up and did a 6 am run. She’s been wanting to get back into a workout routine and my schedule and back are not going to allow me to get to CrossFit tonight. We took a few minutes of walking but ran for 15 minutes straight. I guess that workout from Saturday decided to wait till yesterday to bring on the soreness. DOMS.
One of Kim’s good friends is from a small town in Georgia and they have a gas station that is also like a grocery store. She brought us back this sausage and it’s so so good.
This run brought back all the memories of when I first moved here and Kim would go on runs with me. I was majorly out of shape and couldn’t run more than 30 seconds without having to stop. Being able to run so long and just see the difference over time was just a wonderful feeling.
We’re down to 14 days y’all.
Soaking up all the time I can with people on the east coast because it’s so precious.
I’m getting BBQ and cupcakes tonight with the ever so wonderful trollsarewinning. I can’t wait!!
"It’s not a skirt, it’s a dress and a crop top"
My current life motto. I randomly came up with this combination when throwing things into a bag to take to my sisters house. The cardigan makes it work appropriate but without it it could easily be a casual out and about ensemble.
I woke up to breakfast and coffee made by my sister! Also this furry nugget jumped on the table while I was eating. Charlotte runs that house. She does what she wants.
I officially met with my boss this morning and resigned. She was so very sweet and supportive which was wonderful. Also her reaction to finding out I had a boyfriend was kinda hilarious as well. She told me she was honestly surprised they didn’t lose me to Texas before now. Either way I’m glad it’s done.
Oh and I picked a moving date: October 1st!!! Kim is going to road trip with me and we’re going to spend 2 and a half days on the road and she’ll get a full day in Kansas with me before she flies back to Georgia. Also, that’s in FIFTEEN DAYS YALL. 2 weeks basically. AHHHHHH.
Happy Monday, friends!!
I’ve been in 3 outfits already today.
Crossfit: tried this new preworkout and I loveeeeed it. I also PR’d with doing 65lb front rack lunges and power snatches. And no back pain!!
Baby shower: went to a baby shower for one of our trainers and hung out with some of the CFB ladies in REAL clothes and with make up on it was different but lots of fun.
UGA: Georgia plays South Carolina today so I get to be festive in my new tank top. Sadly there’s a weather delay. South Carolina…ammirite?? (I only don’t like SC today, I’m actually going next weekend)
I’m holding down the fort till my sister gets home and I’m avoiding the responsibility of starting to pack up my room to spend time with my sister. I’ve found that when I’m alone I tend to get sad so I’m trying to minimize that. It’s been a good Saturday so far! Bring on more relaxing, pleaseeeee.
On nights like tonight, there are few places id rather be on a Friday after work. A bigger class, a relaxed atmosphere, lots of people giving congrats and being excited with me about moving, dogs running around at the gym and then Liam and Rhys stopped by after and I got to play with them for a while. I’m certainly going to miss my CFB family.
Also I was the closest I’ve ever been to getting a double under tonight. Like so close I thought maybe I got one but am not really sure. There’s double under hope!!!
Things are Instagram and Facebook official now so there’s no turning back at this point. Now like everyone knows.(except my current job that happens Monday)
I literally have 2 weeks of work. 2 weeks at CFB. And only 3 weeks in Georgia realistically. My official move date isn’t set yet but I wanna get there early enough to get settled and relax before I start work.
Leann and I are still trying to work on a blog title. Every time I think of a good name I google to make sure it’s not already taken. I think I came up with some good ones this morning. We also have been coming up with ideas for the blog like every day. I’m so excited about it!!
I caved and bought celebratory candy corn last night. I had some with this smoothie.
Remember when we were all super into smoothies?? That was a fun time! I still enjoy seeing people’s creations but always go back to this one combination: spinach, pineapple, mango & banana.
Things are still happening very quickly. Im still simultaneously super excited and overwhelmed. Random songs make me cry. Random memories with people I’m moving away from make me cry. And thinking about the fact that I get to spend Kevin’s birthday with him and no longer have to choose between him and my family for holidays makes me also cry. I’ll definitely need to drink more water to stay hydrated.
It’s finally Friday!! Thank goodness!!
My official first day of work in Kansas!!
Next steps: put in my 2 weeks notice
Get to Kansas!
From my posts lately, you technically wouldn’t have to actually add me on SnapChat. (BUT PLEASE DO. [torimarie36]I look thirsty for friends I know)
Finley sent that video last night and man oh man he is just the cutest and I miss that little nugget so much.
I have been so bad about sleep lately. I mean I love sleep, I just have so much on my brain it’s hard to wind down. I need to get coffee injected straight into my veins please.
Ummm let’s all have a good Friday Eve shall we??
This is my happy PR face. We redid the same WOD from July 28th.
10 Deadlifts (105lb)
20 wall balls (14lbs)
7/28 time: 15:52
I was very happy with that! It was a big class which is a fun new regular thing for 6:15.
I tried out the biocharge and it seemed to really work for me!! It was a different type of fruity from the Spark but I liked it. I’m still ride or die for fruit punch spark though. My personal favorite flavor!!
My quads are oh so sore.
We’ll see about tomorrow’s WOD.
It’s one in memory of 9/11 and I did it last year and would hopefully like to do it again. My quads will make the decision tomorrow!
At Kim’s house waiting for wings to be done. Wings on wings on wings.
Got my fingerprints done today and hopefully my drug test tomorrow or Friday. This job process is moving along y’all!!
Tomorrow is Friday Eve!
I just need to point out that this community has been super wonderful to me lately. I mean you always are but the outpouring of love and support lately has meant a lot. The blog transition needs to and will happen but dang you guys are giving me the best goodbye party I could ask for. (It’s like a month or so long so keep partying I’m still here)
I never really thought I could get or deserved the things I wanted. There was a time in my life when I thought I was destined to be the anxious, non athletic , forever alone middle child who just sat back and watched as her sisters moved up in the world and made families.
There was a point in my life where I learned that my past does not have to define my future. Sure I had been that way most of my life but I wasn’t stuck. I forgave some people in my life and most importantly forgave myself for not realizing my worth for so long.
I do realize it’s super easy to be positive when things are going your way. But dang it, we all deserve those moments. We deserve to have great things happen and enjoy them and celebrate them without worrying the good times are fleeting.
I am currently overwhelmed with the amount of good and exciting things happening in my life. And you know what? I worked really hard to be at a place to enjoy and cherish them.
This quote pictured kinda sums up things perfectly. From results of a 30 day shred to a phone call with a job offer, things can change for the better so so quickly.
So if you’re struggling, confused, lost, in a weird place, just remember to hang in there.
And never forget you are wonderful and deserve all the wonderful things life has to offer.