Friday, July 24, 2015

Last day, new beginning

Well I am closing a chapter in my life and getting ready for a new one.

I am changing jobs.  I am no longer going to be an Office Manager but now I will be a Scheduler. You might think of it is a demotion, but I don't.... I got offered the position because I am a good worker and can handle the stress of a Scheduler role, and I wanted to be closer to home. I will now just be a few miles from home verses driving 45 minutes one way to work every day. I work for the same company, so it is a step back, but only in a title. I am more valuable than most at my company because I am so diverse in my abilities.  I will take it as a positive and enjoy my extra 1.5 in time I get each day back to my life.

I had to say good bye to some pretty great ladies I worked with in Cullman though.... here is my last picture with all of us together.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Wet Dog Triathlon 2015

I have trained this year with Ali and her Wet Dog Triathlon Training group.

I have learned a lot about my swimming.

I also worked with my friend Glen some in open water swimming and I finally realized what I have been doing wrong, its like a light bulb went off in my head on my last open water swim with Glen.... he said "It looks like you are fighting so hard, have you ever tried going slow?" Well, I always thought I would sink if I didn't move fast.  I tried swimming slow, and guess what? I didn't tire out so quickly and I was able to swim A LOT longer without needing to roll over for breaks.  It is honest to GOD amazing the difference I felt. Now mind you I am no FASTER and I am still a weak swimmer, but it amazingly got easier and made the fact that I have to swim almost a mile for Rocketman coming up much more manageable and less like I was setting myself up for failure. I might actual be able to do this now!

Thomas and I met Glen and Leigh Ann for dinner at the Brick before Wet dog, it was a great night with friends.

Wet dogs, swim was much better. Not much faster but not so exhausting which made the bike much faster for me.
The run sort of sucked.... well it did suck.  It was EXTREMELY Hot... and miserable lol but hey I finished and I PR'd my previous race time. So I call it a win!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Matt Nathanson, The Fray, Train

Thomas knows how I am a train fanatic.  I love Train music, Train wine... and for years now I have said the concert with Maroon 5 and Train was the all time BEST concert that I have EVER seen.

Thomas tried to top himself this year with Tickets to see Matt Nathanson, The Fray and Train all three together.  OMG it was great! 

Let me start by saying, WOW... Matt Nathanson is a force to be reckoned with, he really is awesome. I loved his personality and how he just seemed to be himself.  His music is awesome, and he really puts on a great show!.  I will say that The Fray have several songs that I love, but their show seemed to lack something somewhere... but the music was great and that is what I am there for so I will not complain! :) 

Now to my TRAIN! Who does not LOVE train!!! (Well, my 17 year old son doesn't but what does he know?).  OMG they have too many hits to ever begin to play them all, but they just keep going and going. I love this group so very much, their music has carried me for many many years now and I think I will always be a die hard TRAIN fan! :)

Thank you to my man for loving me so much to always to make my world a happier place,  he has a way of completing me, and our adventures are never ending. I love my time with him doing anything, but I love that he finds things that interest me so much!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Imagine Dragons

Thomas got me tickets to see Imagine Dragons and I patiently awaited this concert. I knew that it would be awesome.... but I never expected it to TOP one of my all time favorites!!!

I listen to Imagine Dragons way more than I listen to anything else these days,  These guys rock my socks off! 

The fact that I got to go see them, is just unreal!

My daughter and her boyfriend got to enjoy this concert with us, we didn't get to sit together and enjoy but we were there together still haha.  Here are few pics from before the concert.

I had one of the best nights of life this night.  I hope I get to see Imagine Dragons again sometime, because they totally rocked the house!

Friday, July 3, 2015

SP- Ohio Trip

I took a trip to Ohio with friends, I really didn't know many people that I was going to see well, they were before my time in the old SP chat room that I use to frequent.  I was on an adventure to meet new people and more friends and turned out I did meet some absolutely TERRIFIC people. I also got to see those few friends that I had been missing and I hadn't seen in a long long time.