Friday, October 5, 2007

Sweet Tea

The reason why I am up this late is because I drank a sweet tea after 8pm. Let me tell you, there is nothing like a good sweet tea. Now that I am back in VA and McDonald's has the $1 sweet tea, I have substituted it for Starbucks. Don't know how many know this, but I have started to train for my first 5K. Jenn had told me about a podcast. It is called Couch to 5k. It is a nine week program that gets you off the couch and running a 5k in 9weeks. So I have set a goal to run the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. I have spent 3 years now only working on having a baby and not my own body and health. A good friend of mine from high school popped in to see us last month. We played field hockey together. Seeing her made me remember what an athlete I used to be. Where did that go? I was an athlete all my life and it seems that as soon as I began this journey I've let that fall by the wayside. The medication and emotional strain has taken a toll on me. So now that I have a few months by myself, this is what I have decided to do.

Tomorrow I am dragging Alisha to an Adoption seminar with me. It is more of an informational seminar for those that are in the process and those that are thinking about adopting. I am more in the " I better educate myself on this" stage. I don't want to be ignorant or naive thinking we will never have to adopt. This week I spent working with a friend of the family who adopted a spunky little boy from Korea. She made a comment to me when we were talking about husbands and deciding when that time is right to adopt. She said, " well as you know from being a teacher you can love any child." I never looked at it that way. I have loved all my prior students, all in their own special way, some more than others at times! But that is so true. Why wouldn't I love a child that finds its way to us? Why is Greg more on board about this than me? I hope to be enlightened tomorrow and soon be able to answer the question, " Do you want to be a mother, or do you want to be pregnant?" Because in the end that is what it really comes down to.


Danielle Mondloch said...

Good luck on training! The Couch to 5K podcast is really great. I would also recommend Podrunner - it's a full hour of music and you can pick which BPM you'd like to exercise at. Matt and I have been going to the gym every day since last January and it really does the body and brain good. Good luck my friend!

Patti Rae said...

Julie, good for you on the running!

I love the way you put it, do you want to be a mother or do you want to be pregnant? I know you and I know, you want to be a mother!!!!! No matter how God makes you a mom, you will be a great one!! Love ya!