I wanted to thank you all for your kind words on the "anniversary" of my mom's death. You really managed to make me smile and I appreciate that. I smiled through the tears thinking of how happy and proud for me she must feel. At least that's what I hope!!
Also, the guy that killed her... I don't know too much about him because I was so young and my dad doesn't talk about it a whole lot. I do know that he went into a mental institution for a while and was released. That's what happened to 17 y/o's who wanted to kill themselves at that point in time. His name is David Braun so he has a VERY common name and I've looked him up before but there are tons of people with his name so he could be anywhere, doing anything... or he could be dead. I have no clue and I, honestly, no longer care. For a long time I wanted to punch the guy in the face or something.. just something. I'm long over that.
On a completely different note! :)
I went to the gym this morning for my cardio session with my trainer. We do 20 minutes every Tuesday and are going to be bumping that up to 2-3 times a week and just 1-2 strength sessions instead of 3 strength, 1 cardio. I need the cardio at this point so I've gotta change things up. Anyways... in the beginning of training, a few months back, I was lucky to get to one mile during my session. It slowly went up each week and our goal was always to get a little farther than the previous week. Last two weeks have been right around 1.25 miles. Well, this week I got to 1.3 miles and BOY did it feel great! We started jogging at around 5 minutes in and before that we were doing a fast walk. I've never started running so soon in the session either.... man.. it just felt good all around :)
Well, I posted about it on facebook this morning and darn it if one person didn't tell me that I inspired them to work out today! THEN, another friend chatted me up on facebook and said she was inspired too and was going to go change and work out right then! And then she changed her facebook status to thank me for inspiring her!!! She spelled my name wrong (dammit) but I won't fault her too much for that. I'll blame my dad... he named me.
I'll leave you with a photo of my bambino in her Halloween costume at dance last week. This is how she was supposed to look on Halloween too but it was too cold and she had to wear a coat under her costume and she wound up looking like a chubby version of this ;) LOL. She's a "midnight fairy" so says the costume packaging.