Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Total steps yesterday:  14,439
Exercise for today:  2.9 mile run

Great news guys!  Sunday's bad run was a fluke!  I was able to maintain my pace and my mileage for at least one more day.  Best. News. Ever.

Colbert High Five 

I had to cut my run short by 1/10th of a mile.  There's a zumba class, or something similar, at my work gym on Tuesdays at the same time I run.   I try to time my lunch to get there after the class starts so that the class gets out before my run is over, and they all have time to get done showering before I have to.  It's a very complicated process.  Anyway, today I realized toward the end of my run that the class was running long, and if I didn't get off the treadmill and get in to the showers before the class ended, then I'd have to wait in shower line and would be late for work.  So, long story short, I missed my 3 mile run by 1/10th of a mile but I'm accepting that.


Anyway.  The other big news of the day is that James and I are about 90% sure we'll be returning to my hometown after the baby is born.  We just don't think it makes sense to pay the high rent and daycare costs of the D.C. area any more.  We'd be making ends meet but not much beyond that, and that's not the life we want for us or for the baby.  We want a life of family and rainbows and unicorns.


So it's looking like next May we'll be headed back to Elko in search of new jobs, a new place to live, and a fresh start close to grandparents.  It's scary to up and move again, but less scary since we'll be in a place with a support network. 

Now we just have to figure out how to travel 3,000 miles with all of our stuff, a 3 month old baby, a dog, a cat, and a guinea pig.  I'd like it to look like this:

But it will probably be more like this:


  1. So many thoughts - so few unicorn pictures. . . .
    I am so excited to see you BLOGGING that you're 90% sure!!!!!!
    And I vote for option #1 in the move movies.
    I love you ~ :)

  2. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRBr3uUocAy1rxBqp01DMUfVQD6dYFy0l5HvJAEFGY4mLlA72QSbA

  3. Best 90% certain news ever! And I owe you an email! Tomorrow (or, really, today, but after I sleep and wake up again).