Welcome Back

Hello Y’all! I feel like I am starting this whole blog over again after being away for so long. Things have been crazy on my end. I seem to always be on the go with one thing or another …. And for a while there I even worked 42 days in a row! Crazy right?! Well, now that things have gotten to the point of a more manageable schedule, I am back and ready to fill you in, cause trust me, I’ve got some big news! But first let me catch you up on the basics…training, work, and the love life πŸ™‚

Training —

Post Ironman training is rough! …well really I should say, getting back into it is rough. After taking some time off to recover, I have more than struggled to get back into it the way I need to for my next race. A few aches and pains, illness, lack of sleep, and tons of work and what do you have?! …a big struggle-bus on the training front. Thankfully, in the last couple weeks training has started to become more consistent and nearly ache free! Hopefully this trend can continue in the coming weeks as I gear up for my big races in June and October, Raleigh 70.3 and Ironman NC.

Work —

Jenny Craig is good, nothing too exciting to speak of on that front. I am now up to working 5 days a week there and still hating the weekend portion of it. Thankful for the extra hours though. The Y is much slower these days. I only have two clients at the moment which is plenty. I love training people but training myself is much better with the extra free time. However, in addition to personal training, I am coaching the triathlon team again this season. We have a great group of athletes from all levels and it is fun to watch them grow into new and seasoned triathletes. This is one “job” that I always look forward to!

And for the start of big news….!!! I picked up another job….hints why time has been tight with my training schedule. Since January, I have been working as a certified nurses aide at one of the local assisted living facilities. Y’all, whoever said old people were cute and sweet, well they are big, fat liars! haha JK JK… well sort of kidding…. I really do have some residents who are the sweetest people you’d ever meet but I have others who, OMG it is like they are possessed! Seriously some of the craziest, most stubborn people I have ever met! But hey when I’m pushing 90, I am already giving myself permission to say and do whatever it is I want… sorry one day maybe future children! πŸ˜€

Really though, the assisted living home is teaching me a ton. I love working with my patients, they make me feel like I am important and valuable every single time I walk into the building. And hey, I also get to come home with some great stories every time I work. Sometimes these stories consist of me getting peed on and other times they are giving me kisses and tell me how much they love me. You just never know what you’ll get which is one of the many reasons why I like it so much…. even if it is absolutely exhausting!

Love Life —

haha it doesn’t exist! I bet this is where y’all thought you were going to get some big news, didn’t ya?! Jokes on you πŸ˜‰ Anyways, I am happily single at the moment. I have been on a few dates but nothing really to talk about these days.

So onto the BIG news!!! You ready for this?! —

….I AM A HOMEOWNER!!! As of March 30th, I have purchased my very first home! It is still a bit surreal but I couldn’t be happier. So if you were wondering what I was doing amongst work and my non-existent love life that was keeping me from training on a regular basis?…I was house hunting! Or should I say, condo / townhouse hunting? I looked at sooo many I lost count but I ended up finding the perfect little condo for me here in Charlotte. I love it! I have been moved in for almost two weeks and to say that I couldn’t have done it without my family would be stretch {{this should really be read as OMG THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU MOM AND DAD}}. Although it was my purchase, mom and dad have been so helpful along the way, from one, being my realtors, to two being my movers, and to three, my unpackers and furniture builders. I didn’t take much time off from work and I really just can’t say enough about how much they have helped me out with just their time and energy alone! 


doesn’t he look so happy!!? thanks dad!
So yes, my big news is that I am a homeowner! I won’t share any details now but be on the lookout for a future post all about my experience and what I have learned from going through the mortgage process to signing my life away to getting settled in my new place. 

I can’t wait to keep you all in the loop as I make this condo my home and training takes a leap into a new gear in the coming weeks! 

Have a great day! 

first project complete! πŸ˜‰


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