Not too much to post about on the home front these days. We are in the middle of summer which is filled with swimming lessons, parks, sweating constantly. Seriously, I have leather seats in my car and they suck big time in the summer (and winter for that matter...brr). It's like a slip and slide in there
First thing first. I got a bike!!!! It was delivered yesterday but unfortunately I am no bike master so I had to bring it into the shop right away for them to put together and get it all nice and ready to ride. The first words out of the shop owners mouth was "You got yourself a really nice bike!! This is a great bike with great components!" That made me feel so much better because I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to that stuff and I sort of just said screw it and pressed the "Buy" button on my computer. I had instant buyers remorse and freaked out for a bit but eventually got over it and accepted my bike and now I'm happy with it. Here it is!
I went with the Raleigh Supercourse full carbon bike. Hopefully our relationship works out.
Second thing on the home front is that I got another job. I was lucky enough to be referred to this job, otherwise I never would have known about it. I will be a personal banker and the hours are amazing. I will be working with the internship students from the high school here so any day that they do not have school, or get out early, I do not work. That means that all the days that my girls get out early or do not have school, I will be able to be home with them! It honestly couldn't have worked out any better. Training starts in August and I look forward to this next step in my life. I also look forward to the clothes shopping I get to do now.
My food has been so much better this week. It feels great to be eating healthy again. My water intake has sucked though because we actually have soda in the house from the 4th of July and if it's there, I tend to drink it.
I signed up for The PaceSetters of the Fox Valley this weekend. They were having a deal for their yearly membership for only $15.00 and then as a member there are tons of perks. I already took advantage of one, $10.00 off the registration fee for the Fox Cities Half Marathon/Marathon. They also have a VIP tent set up before the FCM with their own port-a-potties, water etc. and that is worth the $15.00 alone. Lish and I also did one of their training runs on Saturday and I really liked it. They had 3 water/Gatorade stations set up for the half marathon route and water, bagels, bananas after you are done. If you're in the Fox Valley, it's worth checking out!
All in all it's been a great week. I just can't wait to get my bike back so I can take it out for a ride!