I always feel sad after a big trip.  It’s probably a mixture of exhaustion and not wanting the vacation to end.  There is nothing I love more than travel and experiencing new things & places.   It’s a constant adrenaline rush that sparks the deepest creativity in your body.  You feel free to relax and just be yourself.

On any given “normal” day I am constantly preoccupied with work or putting enormous pressure on myself to accomplish big things.  I know what I’m capable of, and nothing short of that will suffice.  This is something that I really love about being me… but can also be very annoying.

There are big things coming in my near future, things that I have worked for & earned by just being myself.  I can’t wait to share those with all of you – still waiting for the green light.

Is wanting a curse or a blessing?  Wanting makes you push to have, but can you ever be content with what you’ve already acquired?   This question haunts me every day.  I guess my soul yearns for freedom & independence.   I want to be who I am on any given day and time.  This is not the case in my life right now.

A few quick things:  I start my marathon training on October 24th.  SO EXCITED!!!  I believe my Half Ironman training starts in late November (need to check my schedule at work).  Vero and I are going to transition from being just strictly running buddies to swimming partners as well.  I am so grateful to have her!  Otherwise swimming is pretty much the pits for me.  I can’t wait to make huge improvements in my fitness this winter.  I am going to rock 2011 like no year before!!

Last night at Mike’s 20th high school reunion we were asked many, many times how many children we had.  Our answer is always the same – we have 4 cats.  🙂  We had to tell that story so frequently that I started to feel like an animal hoarder.  (Which I promise you, we are not.)  Anyway, it is just kinda funny in hindsight.  There always seems to be a question associated with the age you are.  If you aren’t married, then why aren’t you?  If you don’t have kids, then when will you?  People – chill out with the expectations!  There are no rules & guidelines to life.  Just live!

Today’s plans:  run, sleep, write & go to the grocery store.  I have promised myself that I won’t go to work… that can wait until tomorrow.  🙂