So, I’ve decided to give this thing called blogging a try. I’m not really sure why, but for years I’ve been drafting imaginary blog posts in my head and I guess it’s finally time to share them with the world! I have absolutely no idea what I am doing from a technology stand point so please be patient as I learn my way around wordpress.com and figure out what a widget is and how to add pictures and such. I can’t guarantee that I have anything new or exciting to add to the world, but that’s a chance I am willing to take.
So here’s a little bit about me, I am 39 soon to be 40. 3 months ago I packed up my life into a storage pod and moved in with my sister, brother in-law, and niece who live in Murphy, TX; a far northeastern suburb of Dallas. After 12 years of living in and around the greater Kansas City area, I was ready for a change and to be much closer to my family – although maybe not this close! I am a licensed nursing home administrator currently working for a large CCRC, continuing care retirement community, in South Dallas. I love my family and I love my work, so really this move is a great opportunity, I’m just itching to finally have a home of my own in the greater DFW Metroplex. Did I mention that I also have a rambunctious 5-year-old Welsh Corgi name Eddie and he’s camped out at my sister’s house too?
In my free time I love to run and am currently training for the St. Jude’s Marathon in Memphis. I just signed up with a new running group, the Dallas Running Club, but have yet to run with them. I’m obsessed with my weight and am working to drop 10lbs before my 40th birthday on January 21. Part of my struggles with losing those 10lbs is my love of food and my love of booze. Wine and a good cocktail are my weaknesses.
I have 2 nieces and 1 nephew that mean the world to me. I also have some very dear friends that I left behind in Kansas City and that I miss dearly.
So that’s what this blog is going to be about; my life as a still single almost 40-year-old woman, who is living with her sister, working in a very challenging field, trying to train for her 3rd marathon, lose 10lbs, and build a new life in a new city but stay connected to her friends. I don’t pretend to be an expert on running or nutrition or really anything for that matter. My goal for this blog is to establish a discipline of putting my experiences down in writing and to help keep me on track with both my health and fitness goals.
So here we go…Ready, Set, Go!
Way to go, Jen! You came up with a great blog title. Surely that’s the hardest step, right?
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