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Colby was in a wedding two weekends ago and we had a great time.  If you remember from this post, I was desperate to cut my hair after I got back from our honeymoon.  It was driving me crazy!  I had grown it out so long for the wedding, I was in the mood for a change.  I’m sure I will grow it back out in the future, but for now… I’ve gone short.  The picture above from the wedding was the in-between cut my hairdresser talked me into before going short.

 

 

The day before Thanksgiving, I got it colored and cut another 4 inches or so… still getting used to it but I like it.  Colby and I drove out to visit my friend/bridesmaid Andrea the Friday after Thanksgiving.  She has a Xbox Kinect and we went to town on Just Dance and Zumba Core.  The Zumba game was really hard and really fun!

 

 

My parents went to Cooperstown, NY after Thanksgiving to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame.  They also went to the “Beekman Boys” farm/store and my Mom was crazy excited when she met Brent.  They have their own show and are currently on The Amazing Race this season.  She bought some of their goat cheese and their cookbook and made us dinner last night.  This was a beet salad and roasted cauliflower/apple/onion soup.

 

 

Also… we set up our Christmas tree tonight :)

 

 

 

Our Minnie Mouse from Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii made it onto our tree.  I still need to write a post on our honeymoon in Hawaii!!

 

 

My Rocky ornament

 

 

 

My Twilight – Bella and Edward wedding ornament :)

Swimming?

So, I got sick this week.  I almost expected it from crashing after the wedding/honeymoon high.  Fever and cold this week, nothing too horrible but I tried to catch up on sleep.  I started feeling sick last Sunday when I had planned to do a 5 mile run, skipped it and I haven’t run for a week.  I’m okay with it. Maybe this week!

So a few months ago, I found this indoor triathlon that is near me this February.  The idea of an indoor triathlon was kinda interesting… 10 minute swim in a lap pool, 30 minutes on a stationary bike and 20 minutes on a treadmill.  I’ve been to spin classes and road my mountain bike before, so I’m not “scared” of a stationary bike, I’m just not used to biking very often.  The swimming is what is completely foreign to me… No, I wouldn’t drown in a pool, and I could swim a few laps with bad form while keeping my head above the water.  Swimming intimidates me.  That one piece?!? Students possibly seeing me at the high school pool? The goggles? The swim cap? My hair turning green from chlorine?!?!?!?! It’s scary to me.

So what did I do?

 

I bought this last week. (Along with swimmer shampoo, swim cap and goggles)  It is actually not that bad because of the skinny straps and the pink.  I decided a few months ago that I wanted Colby to teach me how to formally swim so I could attempt this February indoor triathlon.  It is totally crazy to me because it makes me so uncomfortable, but I kinda want a new challenge.  I love running, but it hasn’t been loving me for the past few months.  I’ve taken a break from it and started to really explore group classes like CXWORX, BodyFlow and BodyPump more seriously.  I’ve also been into yoga and working out at home.  I’m still running, but just not on a formal training plan like before.  I got sick of it.

So, this afternoon Colby is taking me to the high school pool for my first lesson.  I’m terrified.

 

Also, my hair is driving me crazy.

(from the honeymoon)

I always have long hair. Even when I was little, it was always long.  I cut it once to my collar bone my freshman year of college and hated it.  It was too thick and almost all one length.  I didn’t know what to do with it, so I let it grow back out.  That was before I had my fabulous hairdresser Rachel, and she is also a great friend from high school.  She’s amazing and I let her do whatever she wants to my hair.  Luckily, that isn’t ever anything crazy.  For the past year, I’ve been just doing slight trims and letting my hair get really long for the wedding.  I knew I wanted it up, and wanted her to have as much as possible to work with.  That isn’t hard, because I have really thick hair!

So anyways, the last time I saw her right before the wedding, she barely trimmed it and now it is thick and long and does nothing. I’ve been curling it everyday just to give it a little something, but it needs cut.  Also, my CHI (straightener that I use also to curl) is dying!!! I’m in a panic and hate to spend the $$$ for another but I’m going to have to do it soon.

Part of me wants to do something daring (for me) and I’ve been looking at these pictures a lot…

Love Carrie Underwoods hair. This wouldn’t be too crazy for me.

But I’m pretty obsessed with Julianne Hough’s new hair.

I LOVE it but I would hate to go that drastic right away. Oh well, I guess I will see how I am feeling Tuesday afternoon when I have my cut appointment! Speaking of Julianne Hough, she cut her hair for a new movie she is in – Safe Haven.  This is a Nicholas Sparks book that will be a movie in February.

 After watching the trailer and loving her hair, I decided to get the book on my iPad. I NEVER read Nicholas Sparks books because I think they are usually too “sappy” but this one is great! I started last night, and I am over half way through it.  It is more of a mystery-romance and I’m really liking it.

Safe Haven

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