It’s a long way from where I’ve been.

Another great quote from The West Wing; 

Guy: “I have a confession, I never voted for you.”

President Bartlet: “Well, I’m here so thanks for trying anyways.”

Haha I think that will be my response if someone thinks I’m doing a bad job or are getting mad at me.  I think it will accurately portray the amount that I care about their criticism.

Anywhoser moving along… This weekend was the Alumni Board and Foundation Board meetings.  And honestly, I usually kinda don’t like going, but I had a LOT of fun this weekend.  To be fair there was a lot of alcohol involved- those Alumni really know how to party.  A few kept buying me beers and I was like guys.. I can’t keep up.  And then they tried to buy more and I was like NOOOOO. I need to remove myself from this situation.

And today during our Alumni Board meeting I pretty much forced the Alumni Board President to wear a tutu this summer during our next meeting.  So I can tell he’s not too happy with that situation, but now he has learned not to mess with Sara 66484_10152620643805117_889804390_nBehuniak! Mwahahah!

Moving along, it has been Springfest week and don’t get me wrong I’ll help out and hang around for a good chunk of time, but I leave… specifically because I don’t commit to helping. Which is kinda awesome, especially because I have a bunch of house stuff to do tonight and it is going to go pretty late.

Which brings me to my next topic of discussion…. I have a little. Yeah, I’ve basically been bragging about her to everyone I meet. It’s kinda awkward, but apparently she’s been doing the same thing soo at least we are both awkward together… right? 399706_10151336641886459_545011257_nAnywhoser, isn’t she beautiful? This is basically the last face we made in the photo booth and the guy taking the pictures saw it and was like… nice picture… and we just started hysterically laughing.

So basically the moral of the story is I know she’s my little for a reason.  Especially since we basically have the same sense of humor and just make people around us feel uncomfortable… and that’s how it should be.

I’m going to get back on track with my running because last time I went running this past week I was drunk… needless to say it ended badly. Mostly with me puking. Either way, I’d prefer to not continue down that path, which I’m sure you are picturing in your head.
It’s time for me to makes some changes with my life.  Especially after all the great conversations that I had this weekend and the super fun times.  But I’ll continue that story tomorrow.

So until later, TTFN.

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Moving On

So relations between Ry and I have been rocky at best and I’ve finally decided something.  With him having only a week and a half left in office and around 2 months before he graduates and me with *hopefully* one more year in office and to go in school, the time to begin our separation is now.  Things between us this past semester haven’t gone well, and no matter how much I sugar coat and try to excuse both of our behavior we obviously can’t be around each other anymore.  I feel like that my time to keep forgiving and forgetting is over.  That’s not to say that I’m going to be malicious towards him or any of that nonsense, its more or less just it will be better for me and my mental health to stop putting up with him.  I’ve been warned down to multiple break downs in one day (not to mention some drinking) and putting myself in that kind of state isn’t necessary.  Sure, I know there will be times where I will be stressed with work, but this has gone on long enough.
I talked to my friend Sean the other day and I told him that I was done with Ry and that I’m finally going to let it all go and move on and I’m serious.  Thankfully, I’m on spring break right now so I can get a much-needed vacation and rest, but even when we come back I’m going to be keeping our relationship more professional than its ever been in order to keep my sanity.  And honestly I think it’s what’s best because there comes a point, that no matter how hard you try to forgive, to fight for something, the best thing can honestly just be to move on. stopholdingontowhathurts So that is what I will do.

So in the spirit of moving on I will let you know what the heck else is going on in my life. 
First, my lent started last Monday, I’m Russian Orthodox, and I’ve decided to give up Meat and Swearing.  They’ve both been a challenge in their own ways thus far. Meat because well I love meat and now I get random meat cravings, oh wait that happened before….

And swearing because I have to be far more conscious of what I’m letting come out of my mouth, since I find I catch myself still swearing unintentionally.  But giving up something for Lent isn’t supposed to be easy, so I say- BRING IT ON!

Additionally, I’m on spring break right now, which for me equals catching up on some much-needed sleep, catching up/trying to get ahead on some homework, and generally just trying to stay in shape and relax.  So far so good I’d like to say.  In fact I just went to an old theatre tonite with my Daddy to see the Big Lebowski, I really liked it I thought it was funny.

Uhhh what else can I tell you about my boring life?!?!? I’m picking out classes for next semester if that helps? I’m having a tad bit of a struggle because I am going to be a T.A. for one class and I don’t want to over-load myself too much.  I’m hoping to become SGA President next year.
Oh for any of you who read my blog and go to SUNY Potsdam vote for me April 4th to be the next SGA President!!!

Ok, so I think that about sums up my life for right now.  So until later, TTFN.

Slow on the Uptake

Yup that’s me.  Slow on the uptake,well slow at getting my butt into gear anyways.  Sorry for the large amounts of time being all MIA.  However,  I have a REALLY REALLY good excuse and I will tell you it right now.  I’ve been busy with my life! Yup that’s it.  I’m not stressin too hard about not posting everyday because I have things I gotta get done everyday out in the real world, so I’m sorry to say that my blog posting has slipped a bit in the list of important.
Now that that’s been said, we may move on and I shall bombard you with everything that’s been happening!

Last week:  my weekly ARE STRS run went surprisingly well, better than normal in fact.  It was hot as Africa outside (FYI  that’s my saying) and the loop ended up only being 1.1 miles, because well they goofed.  Oh well, I ran it 2x and came back and my neighbor decided she was done.  I asked if I could go again and she said sure, I felt soooo good that night that I knew I needed to get another loop in.  Reasons I like trail running: the beautiful scenery, the wildlife, the bagillions of rocks that can kill me at every step….. no like I’m very uncoordinated/have no sense of directions so I’m super careful when I’m trail running, and if they didn’t mark the courses so well you can be guaranteed I’d probably still be out there…. lost to the world.  I also really enjoy the hills, not so much while I’m running them, but after the fact because they make me feel like I really worked out.

This past weekend: So I had to go to lovely old Potsdam for Alumni Reunion weekend as one of my responsibilities as Vice-President, it was actually a lot of fun, and I got a lot of work done in my office.  The Alumni Board members are all VERY nice and it was easier this times since I’ve met them all before.  Also, Alumni Reunion Weekend= Alumni getting Wasted at the bars.  I was talking to the President of the Board Sunday morning before our meeting and I asked him how he slept he said; “Oh, not very well.  I was out late last night, you know downtown drinking.” Oh well, okey dokey then, I’m probably going to be the only not hungover one at this meeting.  If nothing else that statement kept me entertained for sure.

I also had the President of SGA call me a Prostitute, because he’s a jerk.  He was making fun of my heels, which are the plain black ones I bought that I put a picture of on here before.  I just want to say, he’s lucky I didn’t get  kicked by my heels.

This week: Has started the beginning of the 2nd session of swim lessons.  So far I love all my kids and they are all pretty good.  I’ve been swimming everyday at least a 1,000 yards if not more.  While my running miles haven’t increased dramatically I at least want to keep my body healthy and cross train.  So swimming has become a favorite of mine, since I’m already in the pool 7 hours a day, but I digress….

Anywho, all of my strokes have improved A LOT since I first started teaching- one of the perks of having a bunch of other swim instructors/people on swim teams around to correct your form.  Which I’m happy to say is the case with my butterfly, the main things I’m working on with it right now are keeping my arms straight and not bringing my upper body too far out when I breathe.  I like to call that a win considering where I was not too long ago.

Tuesday:  So this Tuesday, instead of going to the Colonie Relays like usually do, I went to the Capital District Triathlon Club (CDTC) which meets on Tuesdays.  The night consists of a swim,bike, run.  You in no way have to do all 3.  In fact a lot of people do 2.  I choose to do the swim and run.  The swim was a 1/2 mile loop in a lake and you could do it 1 or 2 times.  I ended up doing it twice because I actually felt really good.  The only thing that was really a problem for me was staying straight.  Since I swim in the pool so much I’ve gotten really used to seeing the bottom and having a guide to keep me straight, I didn’t have that in the open water and I had to keep looking up.  My goal next week (yes I totally plan to go again) is to not look up as much, which I think I can do.  Once I was done with the swim I did the 3 mile run loop.  It was a very hot day so I was just excited to get a good workout in.  I managed to do the mile swim in 30:11, I don’t really know miles, or open water swims so I have no idea if this is good or not.  Regardless, I can’t thank my friend Christine enough for taking me and showing me the wonder of a Tri group, all of whom are older and are in far better shape than I am.

Wednesday (today): I got my laptop back today.  Unfortunately they had to wipe it clean which means I’m going to be on the family computer a tad bit longer until I am able to reload everything back  onto my computer.  Plus, I’m still waiting for the new battery for it and then I should be up and running again.  It only took like 2 weeks and $200! Yay for my life!  Well it’s probably going to take at least one more week by the time I get everything reloaded onto it and have the time to do set up and such nonsense.

Swim lessons have a way of seriously tiring me out and making me seriously hungry to no end.  It’s getting close to my bedtime so I will leave this post with one picture of the CDTC logo.  Until later, TTFN.