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I just had a great 4.5 mile run.  It was actually better when I was running it because I was sure it was 5 miles.  I was a little disappointed to get home and track it only to find that I was a half mile short…oh well, still a fantastic way to start the day!

I ate absolutely terribly yesterday and I’m glad I did.  I’ve been eating extremely well for several weeks and I needed 1 bad day in there.  I had chips and queso for lunch, a burger and fries for dinner, and pizza, smores and a lava cake from dominos shortly after.  I washed that down with a yogurt parfait. It makes me sick to think about all that food and I didn’t feel to well when I woke up this morning.

I’m back into the swing of school…it’s amazing how quickly you can change from relaxation mode to workaholic mode.  I only have 11 weeks left now.  Time flies when you’re having fun (sarcasm).  My capstone class, the one where we are consulting on a project for TCOG, is really tough.  My group is awesome, but there is one girl who hardly speaks English.  Her grammar is terrible, she’s 8 months pregnant and she does not pay any attention to what we are supposed to be doing.  It’s only been one week and I have gotten calls from 3 of the 7 people on our team (one is me and one is her, so it’s really 3/5) asking me to go to the Professor.  I am the team leader so it would be my job.  I have already had a conversation with her explaining the issues, but she doesn’t seem to get it.  She has excuse after excuse and it really isn’t fair to the rest of us.  We all work, many people in the group have at least 2 kids (one person has 4), and we all want to be able to have time to spend with our friends and families, but we still have to get our work done.  She has no concept of that.  I am torn because, she’s made it to the last class in her MBA and obviously, she’s put in time and effort to get to this point, but taking a class of this intensity while she’ll have a newborn may not be the best idea for her, or the best thing for the group.  I think I’m going to wait another week to see how things evolve before I go to the professor.

I can honestly say that I tried everything to NOT be the group leader.  I have really challenged myself to take other roles throughout my MBA and put myself in situations that are not in my comfort zone.  Taking on roles where I am not in charge has been really challenging for me.  Unfortunately, the team voted and I’m going to go out with a bang!

In more fun news, Wade and I had an awesome day yesterday!  It’s top secret, but I think we are both tremendously happy and more than satisfied with our little adventure.  After the top secret part, we went to have drinks with friends at a bar near the house and then we came home to finish up with school stuff.  I went to sleep by 8PM!!!  I woke up at 7 this morning to take care of the pups and get the day going.  Wade and I took care of some stuff around the house (a little AC issue, poop patrol, mowing, etc) and then I went for my run in my new shoes!

These are called Vibram Fivefingers.  Mack is
tired just thinking about running.

I am absolutely LOVING them.  They completely change the way I move and my knees don’t hurt when I’m done.  I must say that I am sore in other places where muscles in my feet/ankles have deteriorated from wearing regular running shoes.  If you’re interested, you should pick up the book “Born To Run.”  It’s a great story and it has some really interesting theories about the human body, as well.

In a bit, I’m going to take a shower and get started on my school work.  This evening Wade and I plan to go to the Rangers game with some friends and and tomorrow morning, we’ll drive to Hillsboro for skydiving attempt #2.  Now that I’ve had all week to think about it, I am much more nervous.  I just can’t wait to get it over with now!

Okay…let’s get this long weekend started!!!


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