Last week involved lots of crazy emotions- from anxiety to sadness, anger, confidence, and even excitement. I got some tough news on Wednesday, and feeling super upset, posted a prayer/thought request on Facebook. 54 people liked it or said they were praying, and it made me realize how blessed I am to have such amazing people in my life.
Quite a few people checked on me. You know a true friend when you see them “like” or comment on your status, and almost immediately after, you get a text or message asking what’s up or encouraging you. Believe me, I needed it…
Even though I’ve known about the move for a couple weeks now, everything’s happened so quickly. But, I intend to enjoy my last two weeks in Florence to the max- I can rest once I’m moved and things have slowed down.
Everyone wants to feed me before I leave, and with all the “Goodbye Amy” parties in the works, I’ll need to train for a half marathon to drop all the weight I’ll gain! I already have three dinners and one lunch planned. Guess this means I can pack everything in the kitchen, because it doesn’t look like we’ll be cooking anytime soon. I’m not complaining… ;).
On Friday, Clay won a $100 Best Buy gift card door prize at his company picnic. So far he’s won two TVs (two years straight!) and this gift card at the picnic. In five years of attending, he’s had a 60% success rate at winning something. Funny thing about this win is that he’s leaving the company next week.
At the 2009 picnic, he won a TV *and* I won a camera. Hard to believe this picture was taken three years ago- we weren’t even engaged then!
I rested a lot on Friday, and on Saturday I felt cheery and social, so I headed to Darlington at 7 AM to run with the Fitness World Running Club. The club has lots of abilities and distances, but some of us ran almost 6 miles and had a lot of fun. Those Darlington hills are definitely a change from what I’m used to, but it was fun running somewhere new. The Fitness World gyms are very nice, and I highly recommend them and this club for anyone looking for running buddies. We even took before and after pictures.
Best of all, the club will have a team for the Cooper River Bridge 10K and some other runs in the Charleston area, so I’ll get to see some of them when they come to the Lowcountry for races (and when I visit Florence for the occasional race).
After seeing those pictures, I’ve concluded I must get a tan- I look like Casper the Ghost’s sister (I’m in the pink).
I *love* the accountability factor running groups have. I joined a Charleston running group on Facebook and they have meetups like this almost every day. As hard as it is to leave Florence, making new friends will definitely be fun and hopefully come easy.
As far as the rest of the weekend goes, I’m going to hit the gym today and get some lifts in. I want to take advantage of my super nice gym while I still have it, and my legs need training anyway. I also have to meet someone to get rid of some stuff I’m selling on a Facebook group, and I’m busy with packing, packing, and more packing.
For Memorial Day, we’ll probably hit Hartsville to see Clay’s parents, then I’ll come back to Florence and coach that evening. Yep, the kiddos will be hungry for cookout food after the track workout…