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1 down, 26 to go

Tonight we went out to this little old school house to get some photos for my homework assignment.

and then we ended up in the middle of nowhere on this dusty road.

It was fun. And hot. Very hot.

And then I came home to upload the pics, and the program wouldn’t work!  I’m hoping my instructor will give me an extension…it’s crazy feeling like I’m in college again.

We also managed to get to the store and buy groceries, which I’ll be showcasing as the week goes on.

I’ve kind of strayed a bit from my straight laced eating habits, which inevitable happens to all of us from time to time.  And while I don’t expect myself to be my best all the time, my body’s is not thanking me for it.  So, tomorrow (my next meal) it’s back on track for me!

Also at the grocery store tonight I accomplished one of my 27 goals for my 27th year of life!  At least I made a start toward it.  I bought Burt’s Bees all natural facial cleanser and moisturizer.  Lately I’ve been feeling more and more bothered by the fact that I put chemicals all over my face and don’t think a thing about it.  I spend so much money and time on what I put in my body – what I put on my body should get the same attention and concern. This is just a first step as all my other makeup products are not all natural.  But I must start somewhere!  Anyway, I’ll do a full review on these products here in a couple of weeks!

Next in news tonight;)  Jon and I have officially decided to drop down to the half marathon in November as opposed to the full.  This actually causes me to regress on my list of 27 things:(

It has been a very hard decision, but we both feel that it is the best one.  When I announced that we were going to train for the full, I mentioned that Jon’s work situation was going to make it difficult to get the training time in, but that we wanted to shoot for it anyway.  Well, you’ve heard the quote – shoot for the moon and if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.  I guess our stars are going to be the half marathon.

I am so competitive that this has been a very hard decision for me to swallow.  But with Jon taking on his boss’ responsibilities (on top of his own) for the next 3 months plus the demands that Outbox is putting on us, it just isn’t going to be feasible or healthy for us to train for the full.  We know from our first full marathon that training is a huge time and energy commitment.  While it’s one that we definitely plan to make in the near future, it’s not going to be right now.  It’s taken me several days to accept the decision and to get excited about training for the half.  But I’m all on board now, and I’m so ready!  So, we’ll run it, and we’ll have a blast running it together:)

For the record, I did consider going ahead and doing the full on my own, seeing as how I do still have more time than the husband.  But after discussing it, we decided that it’s much more fun to stick together throughout training as well as the race.  Like  I said this morningit’s always better when we’re together“  :)   We’ve run all our races together so far, and there’s no good reason to stop now.

So, since we had already started our full training a few weeks ago, we’re a little bit ahead of schedule.  We’re just going to press on, and either run an extra run or two in the weeks preceding the race, or have a bit of flexibility if something comes up one weekend between now and then.

So, that’s all the big news for tonight.  Hope you all have had an awesome weekend – time to get geared up for the week ahead!

Do you use all natural skin care products?  Is that something that you think about/is important to you?  How do you go about choosing a skin care system?

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9 Responses to “1 down, 26 to go”

  1. I’ve been eying that Burts Bees stuff, so I’m really curious to hear what you have to say about it!

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  2. Wow, that makes total sense– the putting chemicals all over myself part. I’ve been thinking about looking into the natural skincare product world!
    I was going to run a 1/2 marathon on the 21st of November! But funny enough, I have to drop out. Also a very hard decision for me. But I just had to really consider my commitments and the circumstances. But I will do a 1/2 some time– I know it!

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    candice Reply:

    You will! And when you do it will be the right timing and will be great. Sometimes we have the best of intentions, but life just gets in the way. It always ends up being for the better anyway:) And I think it’s a really good thing to be able to back down from something when we know it isn’t the best choice.

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  3. Dorry says:

    It sounds like y’all made the right decision but I understand that feeling of having to take some time to accept it. :)

    Billy and I are running our 1st half in December and I’m pretty pumped about it. I have a few prescription items from the derm for my face…and I use an everyday face wash from Origins that I love!

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  4. I’ve used Mychelle and really like it. The pumpkin moisturizer smells so good i could eat it. I’ve liked everything I’ve used in the Mychelle line I’m just not pumped about the price. I’ve also used Boscia which you can get online or at Sephora at Penn Square. Again the price :-/ I’m currently using Yes to Cucumbers from the Yes to Carrots line http://www.yestocarrots.com/category/soothing?category_id=0000004
    The price is easier to swallow and I can get it at my local Target or Walgreens. It’s not completely au natural but it doesn’t have parabens, pthalates, or SLS. BTW I have sensitive skin & a touch of rosacia so I have to really watch what I use. HTH

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    candice Reply:

    Thanks so much for sharing! I’m definitely going to check those out. I had never really explored the options of natural skin care, so it’s new territory for me, and I’ll take all the suggestions I can get. So far I’m liking the way the Burt’s Bees feels, but it obvs. hasn’t been long enough to really know how it’s going to work overall.

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  5. I often use Burt’s Bees Shampoo and conditioners but have not tried the face cleansers.

    Sounds like you made the right choice about going to the Half, I love that you guys run together!

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  6. i’ve seen burt’s bees around but have yet to try it. lookin forward to the review!

    good luck on your half!! must’ve been a hard decision to make, but it sounds like the right one. i was supposed to run my first half next month, but my quad was injured for all of july. in fact, i hadn’t surpassed 7kms till just last weekend. sooo…..after much dismay, i’ve decided not to run the race. there’s just not enough time to train. heart-breaking, yes, but there will be other races. and at least now i’m back to running! not exercising sucks! :P

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    candice Reply:

    Way to focus on the positive! You are so right – there will always be other races. Injuries are no fun at all. Good for you for taking it easy and being good to your body.

    Glad you’re able to run again!

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