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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Just felt like blogging about some random things going on....

Got my hair done this past week with some dk red highlights... Last time I did blonde so I ended up darkening up quite a bit. It's weird... sometimes I will look in the mirror and think "OMG what the heck did I do to myself??? That looks horrible!!!" but other times I will look at it and think "That looks pretty darn good!" I don't know if it is the lighting... but sometimes it is very noticeable and looks fake, but other times I think it looks subtle and looks really good. But the reason I am sharing this... I went from light (for me) to dark and the NEXT day I got about 5 comments from people asking me if I had lost more weight. No comments on the hair (not until a couple of days later when I was outside and the sun picked up the highlights), but I wonder if somehow darkening the overall color of my hair made me appear thinner??? LOL! I will post pics of it soon...

One issue that has me filled with some anxiety is that I applied for another position at work. It would be a GS position with the government and basicly what that means is that it's not exactly a matter of the boss hiring who she wants.... You have to be the most highly qualified applicant to make "the list".... and I am not even sure what that entails- I just know that it is not done locally, it is done down at HQ based on my application. I don't even know if I properly submitted my application. I am just praying for peace about the whole issue... If I get the postion it would mean lots of good things for me. If I don't, then I am praying for acceptance that it just wasn't meant to be. It was by total (ahem) accident that I found out about the open position and I just barely made the deadline to apply. Trying not to dwell on it!!!

I cannot believe I ran 10 miles yesterday!!!! My son and hubby were calling my cell phone wondering where I was at. Guess they didn't realize "my long run" meant "my LONG run". I laughed at my son's voicemail where he said "you're probably out running 50 miles or something" LOL! I had to run at dusk so I went out to the mile long track at the base. I like it because I don't have to worry about traffic and I can freely listen to my headphones without any worries... Nice heated potty's there too! :o) I started out with horrible pain in my ankles and my legs felt like lead and I thought there was no way I could do 10 miles and I started to get sad because I thought there is no way I can do my HM in 2 WEEKS! But I just conecentrated on slowing down my pace and by mile 3 I was feeling better... After mile 5 I felt like I was FLYING! I was ignoring my Garmin... only checking it at the mile point to see how I was progressing. I ran the last 5 miles 4 minutes faster than the first 5. I was pretty sore by the time I got home and spent the evening stretching and eating a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs. Needed the carb boost! I feel pretty good today... woke up a little sore, but it worked itself out by evening time. Going to try a new paved trail tomorrow (3 or 4 miles). It's my day to take the boys to tennis and they have the big city trail right there that is filled with runners, so I think it will be lots of fun.

Should be an easy week at work... Then I get a 3 day weekend! :o) Have a great week, my SparkFriends!
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    I love your drive!! You are doing fantastic! Can't wait to see a pic of your new hair! I'm sure you look gorgeous and so nice to get compliments too!
    3806 days ago
    10 miles is awesome! Maybe try taking some ibuprofen before you leave for your run and lots of stretching beforehand. Look up some stretches specifically for your ankles on some running websites. You don't want a long-term injury. Your progress is so exciting! Can't wait to see how you do at the half! emoticon emoticon
    3807 days ago
    Helen, you are really doing great in every aspect! Keep up the great work! :) God works in mysterious and quiet ways! :)
    3808 days ago
  • JLITT62
    Nice job on your long run! Can't imagine 10 miles myself. And good luck on the job!
    3808 days ago
    Good job to work through it - I am working myself up to running and will think of you when I'm ready to stop after a few minutes. Maybe one day I'll run .. um 5 miles? emoticon

    Keep going! emoticon
    3808 days ago
    I do think darker hair can make you look thinner if it's down. Darker clothes are known to "slim" you down too. It's pretty cool. :)

    I hope you get the job. If you don't, I'm sure there are others!

    Wow, 10 miles? That's impressive. I don't think I'd be able to do that - at least yet. lol

    3809 days ago
    YOU GO YOU... flying... like you are... with those LONG RUNS! FUNNY msg. your son left.... I love it!

    3809 days ago
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    Hi Helen! Great to see your blog. Kudos to you on running 10 miles -- I can't even imagine walking that far! Yet. And good luck with the new job application -- I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. :)
    3809 days ago
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