So I Was (Borrowed Idea)

So I was over at She Said I Need A Goal on Thursday and the post inspired me.  Go check out the blog and be sure to follow on Twitter as well (apparently you will be shouted outed if you don’t – read today’s post)

The basis of the post was to take the words So I Was and add a word to it with a description.  This may or may not have been the original idea but this is what I’m running with.

So I was

Wondering what I would make for dinner to continue this idea of eating a plant based diet.  It has worked so far and I feel leaner and stronger and the challenge of cooking meals to keep this going is excellent for creativity.
Contemplating what is going to happen at the recruiter meeting I have today.  Will they just pop out a job and say let’s apply to these or gather more and more information to find the ideal scenario for me?  What if I don’t like what they generate?  What if I love it?
Thinking I need to get over to the blog that SUAR has nominated.  No I won’t tell you who it is but be sure to get some great blog posts in between today and Wednesday morning so that I have some fuel for a menu.
Wishing That my wife was able to spend all day with me today.  We had a great weekend with friends on each day but the best times were when we were alone together enjoying each other’s company.  Even when she was taking a nap and Ginga (our pug) was laying next to her on the couch doing the same thing.

Hoping that this Cybil like weather would finally pick one direction.  Of course that direction would be the one in the high 60s and not the mid-30s I experienced on Saturday morning down at White Rock Lake.  It was so cold my foot felt like a block of ice while I ran the first few miles.

Recommending you grab some Kleenex and watch the Kona telecast again and again.  I won’t ruin it for you but it’s a tear-jerker.  NBC did a great job once again mixing in the music with the events on the screen.  Of course we want to see more age groupers but in the end they did a great job.  Find a friend with it on their DVR and watch it again and again.  I’ve already seen it twice.  Just grab the Kleenex first.

Talking to my coach and her husband last night and I learned a lot.  I learned that my coach was a flight attendant in her prior life and ‘commuted’ from Dallas to Los Angeles to then fly to London.  Land in London and run 20 miles…..yes I found the right person for my personality.  I also learned that I need to apply for a job at a company and let coach’s husband know because of his contacts.
Listening to the debacle on ESPN that is known as the Heist at the Meadowlands.  I am still trying to formulate the end of this game in my head.  If you watch the NFL then you know what I’m talking about.  If you are a Giants fan (like myself) I am with you in the consolation.  If you want to email me with just curse words feel free as I feel the same way.
Contemplating starting a non-profit organization that recognizes children that lost their dads early in their life.  I lost my dad when I was just out of college and I miss him dearly.  He was not physically at my wedding (either of them…..go ahead and laugh it’s funny!), he did physically help me move to Dallas, he did physically see me compete at the US Open and finish my first Olympic tri in under 3 hours or my fastest marathon in 3:39:23.  But he was there each step of the way and I am contemplating helping others get through this type of hard time.

Laughing at everything.  There is nothing in this world where we can’t find some humor in.  No matter how hard life may seem there is always room to laugh and smile….yes you can include crying but in the end you will get through the hardest of times with humor.
Enjoying the HoneyMilk Creme Brulee’ that I made for Karen and myself on Friday night.  There are some adjustments that need to be made but for a first try this dessert came out awesome.

In awe of the sweater that Michael Vick wore at the press conference at the end of the Eagles-Giants game.  It was a black/white/grey plaid pullover sweater that just looked good and something I might have to find online and stare at.

Missing my mother, sister, nephew and mom’s fiance.  They live in Charlotte and I have not seen them in a long long time.  I truly do miss them and really need to make more of a concerted effort to get in touch with them.  Emails and Facebook are great but they cannot replace the feeling I get when I hear their voices.

Excited about getting offered a job but in the end the starting salary is palatable but the growth salary just won’t be enough to make ends meet while we still have the house.  I will have to pass on the offer but hopefully that means there is another around the corner.

Staring at my pug walking around the house with a bone that is bigger than her.  She loves that rawhide and I need to take lessons from her. It’s the small things in life that mean the most.  She has toys all over the place but in the end it is a rawhide bone that keeps her busy for hours on end.  Good Ginga!!!!!

So what were you _____________ ??????

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  1. Jeff - DangleTheCarrot says:

    This yo-yo weather is killing us dude. Supposed to be 75 today here? It was 29 yesterday in the morning? No wonder I am still sick.

    The NYG punter needs to be released for his own safety. He can go hide out in Philly until this blows over. And Vick's sweater was interesting to say the least don't think you could pull it off though man?

    Sounds like you have a lot in the pipeline with the job search! have a feeling something great is going to be offered to you soon!

  2. Quinton J says:

    I was HOPING that you'd be done with teh plant-based foods…but you're still going strong.

    I am CROSSING my fingers that a job opportunity comes your way.

  3. She said I need a goal says:

    I love that you borrowed the idea! I loved reading your list, it's a fun way to get to know you better. Thank you for the shout out, much appreciated.

  4. Emily says:

    I agree with Jeff (about the NYG punter. it hurts to think about.)

  5. ShutUpandRun says:

    I love how you talk about/adore your wife. It's very touchng.

    I missed the Kona thing. I'm a clueless dork. I am so sad. I need to find that friend who has it. I don't know any friends who have it. Maybe watch it online?

  6. ShutUpandRun says:

    Thanks for working me into the post again.

  7. Jill says:

    I was touched by your words about your dad – I lost my mom at a very early age and what hits me hardest is when I sit and look at my kids, how proud I am of them, and just wish she could have known them! I think I'll join your group, but I'll be the female version :).

    A job offer has to give you some great confidence that another is around the corner. It will come! Us Runner x6 shirt wearers will only have positive things to write about in 2011!

  8. Terri says:

    My dogs are like that – the simplest things make them happy! We should all be more like dogs… oh, wait – maybe not too much more like dogs! :) Sending positive job thoughts your way!

  9. Aimee says:

    I loved this post! What a fun way to write about things.
    Yay for going strong on the plant based diet! Let me know if you want any of my favorite recipes!

    I watched KONA and had the kleenex right by my side! It will make for something great to watch during my boring trainer rides this winter.

    I think your idea for the nonprofit organization is awesome.

    Good luck with the job prospects. I hope it works out for you!

  10. Shannon (IronTexasMommy) says:

    Hey, just sent you an e-mail. Hopefully that link will provide you with some potential opportunities? Love the post. Laughing at Jeff's comment, I'm just going to dump the entire contents of my training wardrobe into my car, so I'll be sure to have something to wear. Cold. Hot. Windy. Cold. Seriously?? :P

  11. Bill says:

    Great post. I haven't had a chance to sit down and watch the NBC broadcast, but always get misty eyed by the age grouper stories. Thanks for the warning. I look forward to watching. Nice sentiment about being alone with the wife; we don't get those moments enough during this busy time of year.

  12. Julie @ Hotlegs Runner says:

    I was WONDERING when they'll be showing KONA again coz I'm probably the only person in this world who hasn't seen it! Ok that's an exaggeration. But what time do they usually show it? The replays I mean.

  13. Janice - the Fitness Cheerleader says:

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and coming by to say Hi.

    I hope that you find a kickbutt job soon!

  14. DRog says:

    So I was noddding in agreement with your Laughter comment. Laughter and a smile goes a long way!
    Keep on it the job will happen though it's super hard work to get there you are doin great keepin at it.


  15. Jason says:

    Thank you all for stopping by. I truly appreciate it.

    On the Job Front – great meeting today. I am more confident today then yesterday and will be more confident tomorrow than today. Success breeds success and today was just another successful day in a string of successful day.

    On the Punter – that dude should have been cut weeks ago. He can't catch, can't directional punt, no hang time….seriously why are they hanging onto him? That is another job opening for me if they would just cut him.

    On the non-profit: I am going to talk to a friend who runs one here and have contacts Elizabeth over at Fifty For Billy. Go to her blog as it is great and she is running 50 marathons in 50 states in honor of her Dad.

    On Kona – you may have to Hulu it as I'm not sure when the replay will be, but I do know that you are invited over to my house to watch it anytime you want. We can go back to back with the 2009 70.3 Clearwater Championships as well.

  16. Jen says:

    So I was thinking how much better it was to be a JETS fan rather than a GIANTS fan yesterday — oooof, it was almost like the punter was paid by the other team…

    I was also trying to figure out how I got so lucky to get to know you, find your blog and be inspired by your journey and make a good new friend.


    So I was also, loving this post and hoping that Kona will be on HULU since I'm a loser and forgot to DVR it.

  17. lindsay says:

    i've been SNEEZING my brains out since yesterday's 12-mi with 6×800 :( this post was fun though!

  18. Detroit Runner says:

    Yeah that Kona is emotional especially since we know what they have to go through to get there. The guy that got hurt on the bike – just awesome!!!!

  19. Caratunk Girl says:

    I DVRd it, come on over!! :)

    Love this post.

    Fingers crossed on the job front.

  20. Jon says:

    Awesome post!

    Mixed feelings about the Kona coverage this year. I think the Ford and RoadID plugging was a bit extreme. They should have NOT screwed up the end of the men's race. Macca went @ the LAST aid station, and NOT the 2nd to last, like they made it out to be.

    Any chance you can get video of your pug dragging around a huge bone? I love pugs!

  21. Lesley @ says:

    So I was…

    Wondering… how fast the mail runs between Garland and Lewisville. ;-)

  22. Black Knight says:

    …I was reading this beautiful post.
    Happy Christmas to you and family from Italy.

  23. Colleen says:

    I am glad that I read this. What a great idea! (I might be stealing it soon…)

  24. Nelly says:

    I knew I'd be out of town this past weekend, so I taped the NBC broadcast of the Kona Ironman coverage. I actually haven't watched the coverage of the event in quite a while (years maybe), it was always one of my favorite things to watch. If that footage doesn't get you motivated, then I don't know what will! haha

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