Okay, I have to say that you guys are the BEST! Thank you so much for all your kind words of encouragement about yesterday’s post! Seriously, you sure know what to say to make a woman feel better! Like I said, I do still plan to continue training and race A Midsummer Night’s Run, I think I just needed to vent so I could get through the rest of it. Thankfully, my awesome best friend (and now, Maid of Honour) came to my rescue and is going to come all the way into the city this weekend to run my final 26k long run with me on Saturday. It’s mostly a great excuse to drink wine, eat good food and watch girlie movies afterwards with no guilt! Heh…
Secondly, I didn’t get to mention this yet but Susan wanted me to post about what I won at Janetha’s fundraising auction (that raised over $26,000 for Susan and the Moncton Hospital!!!!)! I’m quite pleased that I won Paige’s “Fitness On The Go” package!
- An Adidas backpack (I think I’ll give it to Alan as he needs one)
- Nike dri-fit socks (my favourite sports socks)
- A jump rope (been wanting one!)
- Resistance bands (mine need replacing)
- A CamelBak water bottle
- A notebook and pen for logging workouts!
Pretty awesome, eh?! So excited to get it! Both Alan and I are going to work together this weekend to come up with a Get Buff For The Wedding program that we’ll do together so this is totally going to come in handy!! Thanks for donating this awesome kit, Paige!
Paige also gave me a free gift, a new blog to read!!! Go check out Running Around Normal if you want a fun, informative and totally inspiring blog to read! Paige is a personal trainer so she’s right after my own heart!
My final class of the summer term ended last night! WOO HOO!!! Summer classes are always weird. I used to think they were easier than regular terms (I’m sure I had visions of grade school summer school in my head where I did pretty much nothing but art classes for a month) but was I ever wrong! They are extra hard because they squeeze in a regular 12 week term in half the time! The course load isn’t easier, it’s the same as the 12 week term so it’s extra intense with papers, presentations and exams almost every bloody week. It’s exhausting! The only good thing is that it’s only 6 weeks so as intense as these courses are, they go by extra fast and before you know it, it’s over with and you can slump into a chair and breathe.
The was my second-to-last course for my degree! I have my final course starting in September and will be the first time since I started back at school two years ago where I’ll only have to go to campus once a week! This is really going to help me to focus better and get that Honours Degree I’ve been working hard to maintain! I can’t believe that in just five months it’ll be done! I admit that going back to school was one of the toughest things I’ve ever done, I don’t know what I was thinking! But it’ll also be one of my greatest accomplishments. It’s been tough, really tough. I’ve bitched, moaned, threatened to quit numerous times (usually around exam-time), took two “extra” class accidentally and second guessed myself the entire way but I toughed it out and the end is in site!
Of course. Once I finish my degree what do I plan to do?! Go to school again to get certified as a personal trainer. I just don’t know when to stop, do I?!