Where does the time go?

Hello again,

It seems like a million years ago since I posted anything on Fittitude Freedom so I wanted to check in and say hi.  I’m sure you all are accustomed to these breaks by now and are aware from time to time how life has a way of changing the direction you are going and the things you are doing.

Changing directions

It’s hard to believe that another semester is over. Two down and how many more to go?  I just finished up with my final exams yesterday and it feels great.  I do know now that I am even more confident that I am moving in the right direction for my career.  Unfortunately, there is no fast tracking this goal of becoming a registered dietitian so I just need to relax and enjoy the ride.  I’m trying to finalize my schedule for next semester with the nutrition and food services courses I need; but, you will be happy to hear that I am definitely taking a digital photography class.  That means that you can expect some prettier photos on this blog come the new year. Well at least we can all hope for some better pics besides the ones that I normally upload from my iPhone.

I am happy to report that I am running consistently again. Not that I want to jinx myself by announcing that news to the world, but it feels good to hit some pavement again.  I finally transitioned to more runs on the roads vs. the trails that I spent my summer and most of the fall training on.  It’s a good thing that my body did not reject the road surface because the last thing I needed to do again was to trip over a tree root on a desolated trail because of the dreaded darkness this time of year.   Just because I can run doesn’t mean that I am going to do anything crazy like run a marathon.  I am taking several days off a week and keeping the daily mileage under 6.5 miles.  And trust me, it’s nice to finally see the overall pace in the 9:something minute category again.  Occasionally, I treat myself to a nice sprint at the end of my run on the green of local golf course.  The thrill it is to see sub 8’s on my watch for a 100 yard dash.  I never knew how excited I could get with such a small accomplishment.  If you have ever been sidelined due to injury, you know what I mean. Every baby step counts.

I hope all of you are enjoying the holiday season and finding time to relax with all the hustle and bustle going on.  I just don’t understand where the time goes.  I can’t believe 2012 is almost over.

And did any of you see the Roger Waters / Eddie Vedder “Comfortably Numb” combo last night for the 12/12/12 Sandy Relief Concert?  Two words- TOTALLY AMAZING!!  Now that would be a concert tour I would wait in line for weeks for to get tickets.

Please check in to tell me who was your favorite artist from the 12/12/12 Sandy Relief concert or simply just to say hi in the comments.  Hope all is well!