There are so many great things going on though! Christmas is in the air... You can see it in the lights on the tree, in the decor on people's homes, in the yummy Christmas scented candle, etc. How can one not be happy at this time of the year? I am looking forward to finishing our Christmas shopping and celebrating with family.
As far as an update goes... I have only run once since Thanksgiving. Last year, Sarah and I were so consistent with our running schedule on Monday and Thursday afternoons. Unfortunately, this hasn't been the case this year. I am planning to run somewhere between 6 and 8 miles with Debbie on Saturday - we'll see how that goes. I have at least been going to the gym consistently. I normally do 25 to 30 minutes on the elliptical, ARC, or stairmill followed by the express circuit/weight workout. I can feel myself getting stronger from lifting on a consistent schedule. Feels so good!
I have been thinking about getting a new car for a while, but I wasn't quite ready to deal with the hassle. My little Nissan was approaching 10 years old. It didn't have anything wrong with it, but I just wanted something a tiny bit bigger and newer. Well, my wreck last week made that decision for me. After the adjuster came out to look at the car, he suggested that I take it to a collision center for a more thorough inspection. The collision center found a total of $3200 worth of damage and the car was only valued at $3500. So, needless to say - it was totalled. My little Nissan and I parted ways on Tuesday afternoon. I think it is a little silly, but I kinda got teary-eyed when I left the poor car at the collision center. That car was my first "big girl" purchase after graduation. I did all the research and negotiation with the dealership on my own - with a lot of phone consultation with my Daddy.
|Mazda5 in "metropolitan gray" that I test drove|
|Terrible picture of me after signing on the|
dotted line :-)