Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

May 2009 bring you peace and prosperity.

Have a great start to your new year!

Create, inspire and be inspired!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Winter Hike

Aj and I went down to the bike shop and rented some snow shoes. These things work great and we were able to cover close to four miles in a little over an hour in a half in over 2 feet of snow. It is really cool "paving" you own trail and cutting through the woods in the snow.

Check out some pics:

Stay warm!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Nothing beats a week full of final tests along with below zero if getting out the door to go take a comprehensive could be any more motivating when you have to wear three layers.

Finals are officially half over for me, I had my Marketing test on Monday and my Chemistry final last night. In the past I have never been to rattled by finals week but this year I have let Chemistry get to me. I do not enjoy the class very much and have a hard time putting the time into the class that I should. Nonetheless, I crammed on Monday night and all day on Tuesday and I feel alright about how the exam went.

Up next I have my Kinesiology final on Thursday morning at 8 and my Entrepreneurship exam at 10:15 then my brain will shut down for break. I am looking forward to spending some quality time with my family and seeing AJ for the first time since September. It will be a nice way to close down the year and start a new one.

Take care and stay warm!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Man, it seems every year I forget how fricking cold it gets here!

It is currently 5 degrees outside (-13 Celsius for those crazy Brits) and that's not including the wind chill. It is beginning to become a bit embarrassing walking into class and it appears as if I am crying because my eyes water while biking in the cold.....maybe I can convince my professors that they are tears of joy for being in their class (yeah, right!).

The winter is always a hard time to try and accomplish things that require more energy than cuddling up under a blanket and watching Christmas movies. The days are cold, daylight is limited, and we are more apt to staying indoors. What happened to the days when it was sunny outside and it's easy to be upbeat and motivated to get out and take on the day, workout, ect. Nothing seemed harder than those 6 am lift and run practices in January for wrestling only to have another punishing practice at 4 later that afternoon. I dreaded waking up to that alarm, sleepwalking outside only to be met by the below zero temperatures and the upcoming hell I was about to go through. But somehow it got done.

I didn't feel as if I had anything to say before I started writing this blog so I talked about the weather and it has now led to motivation and getting something accomplished. Pretty ironic that I feel negative about the cold and I am now talking about motivation. So maybe the lesson is that although you may feel lousy and down because of the weather, but don't let it affect your outputs. Feel lousy and do it anyway (fittingly the motto for all wrestlers, right AJ?). Just know that with time "this too shall pass," tomorrow is a better day, and now is a better now.

Until next time,

Create, inspire, and be inspired.