Happy Tuesday!  Before I begin today’s post I want to send my sincerest appreciation and shout out to all the members of the military.  Happy Veterans Day.

tumblr_inline_mw3vcxQWmg1qz7sy7

Kickstarting the day at the gym is the best medicine for feeling a little frumpish.  I started with an easy run of 3 miles on the treadmill and then complete two rounds of the “Muffin Top Melter” workout.

IMG_2737 IMG_2738

It really made me sweat and I was glistening with achievement and a desire for food!!!

Breakfast

While I was eating breakfast at the Metro Diner with my family yesterday, I received a phone call from my admissions counselor at Southern New Hampshire University. (GO PENMAN!)

original_penmen_logo

Alyssa informed me that my FAFSA issues were resolved and I would be officially enrolled in my first two courses by the end of the morning!!!  I am so grateful for her diligent work on ensuring that I would be taken care of before the beginning of the new term, which is Monday the 17th, ya’ll!  Shout out to the Admissions Dept at SNHU – you guys rock!

Later in the day, I received my login information for SNHU’s Blackboard program and downloaded the syllabi for ENG 550 and LIT 500.

SNHU Courses

It looks like I will be doing a lot of reading, a lot of writing, but I am extremely excited about getting start in just a few short days.

I am Uck, Hear me Grumble

OH MAN!  Can I just lay under a blanket for today and wait for tomorrow to show up???  I HATE feeling like every part of my body is sore and tired; my mind sees the middle, dark and ominous portion of the cloud and bitch about the blinding silver-lining; and the only time I get a perk of energy is when I convince myself I need to eat. Again.  This feeling is the absolute pits, and I don’t know why I’m feeling this way.  I was like this about 25 days ago….oh.  Right.  F’ing awesome.

Great piece of advice for today.  (Photo Source)

 

But since I’m not on an island (yet) and must co-exist with the rest of the world, I will make a few adjustments and then move on.  Today I was supposed to do intervals, my running nemesis.  So, in order to entice my butt off the couch, I am simply going to do an easy run.  I don’t know how long I’ll go.  I don’t know how long I’ll be on the treadmill.  But I feel that it’s a good compromise.  If I stick too closely to my sassy guns, I might be watching Oprah’s entire Farewell Season and start to grow moss.

(Photo Source)

So if you need me, tread lightly and bring something salty that crunches.