Wow! It sure has been a while. I keep telling myself to blog and my brain does not listen. Among the millions of things I can always find time to do, this never seems to be one of them. A lot has happened in the last 6 months. My life is incredible!! I guess maybe that is why I have not posted lately, usually I write to get something off my chest, or complain, but today is a different post. I AM ONE HAPPY GIRL. So here goes the last 6 months in a nut shell!
MAY- Last time that I blogged, bad Randi. I got a wild hair and decided that I was going to train for a FULL marathon. I registered and started running. I ran every Saturday in the scorching Texas heat with my friend Valerie. (Ok, I cheated a few times in May) I wrapped up my 2nd year of teaching and coaching and was blessed with keeping my job here at C.D during the crazy, hectic madness of budget cuts! May also marks the wonderful birth of my handsome nephew Easton. He has brought so much joy to my life. I smile daily when Casey sends pictures of that little man. He has stolen a piece of my heart. Another piece of my heart was stolen in the month of May as well. Troy Ryan Titzel is to blame for that. We had an amazing friendship that was set on fire and turned into love. I would have never guessed it but yes, I do believe he is the ONE. I guess I can say May was a pretty good month for me.
JUNE- My month of relaxation. I spent most of June relaxing and shopping with my mom. I went to California to visit Easton and my sister. I got bit by a dog and had to go to the emergency care center. I ran, ran, and ran some more. I slept in until whatever time I pleased. I stayed out into all hours of the night and I prepared for my next big adventure I life. July was going to be a hectic but exciting month for me!
JULY- My month of Change. The first weekend in July I moved into my first house. Troy and I decided to move in with each other. It was an easy choice to make and I have never looked back on. For those who really know me, these types of decisions do not come easy for me most of the time. I am typically scared away by anything extremely serious and have even been accused of commitment phobia. It was probably true at one point in my life. I am phobia free now! I am truly so happy living with Troy. We have so much fun together and he totally gets me. (Yes, Casey… even though I can be a slob at times) This month was filled with fun decorating and furniture shopping. I loved every minute of it. My mom was grateful enough to come help me with some of it… ok, all of it! That is why I am a lucky girl. MY FAMILY ROCKS! I also ran, ran and ran some more in July.
AUGUST- My month of routine. With the month of August comes the routines and back to work sadness. I had to return to work and change classrooms! With the help of my mom once again I got it all back in action. August flew by with friends visiting and the return of early bedtimes. Volleyball got started and I began to get really busy with school, coaching, and running!
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER- My months of countdown. These two months were filled with a daily countdown until my marathon. I had done it! I had stuck with my goal from May. I had run until I just couldn’t run anymore. By the end of October I had run up to 21 miles. I was a RUNNER! One of the best feelings I have ever had in my life. Full of energy and power! November 13th couldn’t come soon enough. One of my best friends also got engaged in October, I am still so excited for her and thrilled to be a part of her big day!
NOVEMBER- My marathon month! I, Randi Lynn Sally ran a full marathon on November 13th in San Antonio. I honestly cannot even begin to explain the feelings I had that day. I was so pumped and ready to go. I felt a feeling of euphoria. I had trained, and trained hard. I had readied my body and pushed it. I had used dedication and will power to keep myself on track. I remember the run like it was yesterday. It took me 5 hours and 13 minutes. I crossed that finish line and held back my tears. I thanked god for getting me through and allowing me to be a runner. I highly encourage you to run one at least once in your life. I am going to continue my running with half marathons for now until I get my knee back in shape. I pulled my IT band during my run, but am working to get it healed. This month I also enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family and then Troys. I just love his family to death and am so glad they live so close.
DECEMBER-My birthday month! Well here we are in December, the most wonderful time of year…. My birthday!! Hah Everything has fallen into place for me and I am HAPPY! I have the best boyfriend a girl could ever ask for, I have a family who gives there gracious love to me daily, I have friends who I would die for, I have cooper who makes me smile even when days are bad, I have house over my head and I have the good lord who made it all happen! Happy Holidays everyone and god bless! See you in 2012.