Sunday, August 29, 2010

Today's Run

Sometimes (often times) I am just lazy and don't want to go on my run. Today was one of those days. However, with getting back to work this week I missed all of my runs, so I was not allowed to cop out on today's run. It was supposed to be my long run of the week, but it didn't quite turn out that way. Here's why:

1. Have massive headache. Decide eating lunch would help, so put off run to afternoon.

2. Massive headache still present after eating. Take Excedrin and decide to wait another 1/2 hour.

3. Get dressed and open window. Wow, how did it get so cold out in the last 30 minutes?!

4. Change clothes, now I'm ready!

5. Open front door. What, now it's raining?! Are you kidding me?

6. Decide to head to the gym instead, but don't want to change clothes again, I'll tough it out.

7. Get almost to gym; realize I am wearing my Mizuno Heat Gear shirt which heats up when you sweat. Great for running outside when its cold, not so great for running in the gym.

8. Drive to BX which is across the street from the gym. Buy new short sleeve shirt. Easier than going home to change clothes.

9. Change shirts in car at gym.

10. Finally running!!

I was supposed to run for 6 miles today. I made it 3 before I had to leave the gym because 1) we had plans tonight and 2) the gym was about to close. I am still calling this run a success because I at least still ran in spite of all this mess! I am hopeful tomorrow's run will go better!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Kimmy's First Day of School

It's definitely not my first, and I'm sure it won't be my last, but today was my first day of school as a full-time Para educator for Spangdahlem Middle School. Actually, it was my first teacher work day, as school for the students doesn't start until Monday, but it still counts.

Can we all say, "YAY!" for a full-time paycheck!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pig Fest

This past weekend was Pig Fest in Wittlich. It is our favorite festival to go to as it is always lots of fun, great food and drink, and not crazy overcrowded like some of the other festivals can get. The top reason to go to Pig Fest though is to eat the Pork Sandwiches and drink plenty of wine; so so good!

The walkplatz where the main festivities are held.

Roasting of the pigs.

Making the pork sandwiches.

YUM!!! Deliciousness!!!

Phillip and Drew having a good time, enjoying the wine and food.

A view of the fairgrounds from the ferrous wheel.

Phillip was not too keen on the ferrous wheel, but we made him go anyways! :) Poor little guy had a death grip on the handle bar!

And thus was another successful year at Pig Fest!! I didn't take near as many pictures as I would have liked. Guess I was having too much fun to take a break!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I'm still here!!

Wow, so the last time I blogged was back in May! I've been really meaning to take the time and catch up the blog, we've just had a pretty busy summer!! We've been very excited to have lots of people come visit us this summer, so that is really what we have been up to. I will work on getting more detailed posts after this, I just thought I would break the silence and let you know I still plan on updating the blog on a more regular occurrence.

Here is the Roth family when we took them over to Paris!! Grandma and Grandpa, Uncle Tony, Aunt Shelly, and Cousins Braxton and Samantha. They were here for about 10 days in June and we visited Paris and Rome.

Here are my parents when I took them to Rome! They were here for 2 weeks in July and we visited Germany, Rome, Belgium, Luxembourg, and even slipped over into Austria when we were down in Bavaria.

Talk to you again soon!!