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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Getting ready...

In the next month I'm going to Florida to visit family in Brandon and visit friends in Orlando. This trip happens to fall the week before the Peachtree 10k in Atlanta on July 4th. I've been training for this run, to not just finish (which obviously I can... I did finish a 1/2 marathon in 2 hours with no training). But I want to finish faster than last year 55:42 and faster than my qualifying time 54:57. Plus I'm trying to keep up with Kelly who has definitely gone hard core on the running. It's because of her that I finished the ING 1/2 in 2 hours. Which means I'm adding intervals to my running schedule. OH GOODY! That was my least favorite of track and cross country training in high school. So depending on how my last few weeks of training go I am aiming for 51 minutes in the Peachtree 10k. There I've said it, it's in writing.

I'm also mentally and physically preparing for my trip home. I always stress myself out when going home to visit. Now probably more so since my parents got divorced last year and it means splitting time between the 2 houses. While I'm visiting Orlando I'm going to the beach so I'm getting this bod ready for a bikini. It's been almost 2 years since the last time I wore one so I'm sure I will be blinding everyone with my whiteness and farmers tan from running and playing golf.

Please say a prayer for Craig and I, some brothers turned in an application to rent our house in Orlando and they want to move in before the end of the month. I'm praying they get approved and this works out better than our last renter. We had to take a hit on the monthly rent amount but at this point something is better than nothing. The Orlando house has been empty 16 of the 22 months since we've moved to Atlanta. We refuse to be one of those people who foreclose to just get rid of the property. So I'm praying for some help with the mortgage soon! We're saving up to move out of our place and maybe rent a friend's house one street over. Which if that doesn't work out, the search will begin for the next Neubauer rental house. But the fact the Orlando house is empty again keeps making it difficult to put money away for our own deposit and overlap of rent to move. Hopefully we will be packing boxes to move into a bigger - better house very soon!

I ordered jewelry from a friend of a friend and she did a custom purple and green necklace for me. It turned out so cute... I'm going to order an orange and blue necklace in August for the upcoming football season. Her website is: she has pieces available on her website but she also can create something if you want other colors or have an idea but can't execute it yourself. Check her out


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