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Three Awesome Things Tuesday

February 18, 2014

Ok, I totally just made up that title. But seriously, since 5pm Tuesday has been awesome!!!!

Here’s why:

1. THERE IS A MOOSE VISABLE FROM MY HOUSE RIGHT AS I TYPE THIS (5:44PM AKST).

HE'S SO CLOSE!!!

HE’S SO CLOSE!!!

I ARRIVED HOME, HE WAS WALKING THROUGH MY YARD INTO MY NEIGHBORS YARD, AND THEN TO OUR OTHER NEIGHBORS YARD. I AM USING ALL CAPS BECAUSE I LITERALLY WANT TO YELL HOW MUCH THIS EXCITES ME FROM THE ROOF TOPS.

THESE ARE HIS FOOTPRINTS!!

THESE ARE HIS FOOTPRINTS!!

Then I proceeded to stalk him from my upstairs window

Then I proceeded to stalk him from my upstairs window

This is probably one of the greatest things about living in Alaska. I freak out (joyfully!) every time I see a moose, and they’re starting to appear more frequently in our neighborhood (Reference my instagram if you don’t believe me) In a packed city moose still roam free and act as if they own the place. (They do, no one wants to go up against a moose. Cars usually lose that battle.)

2. I now have a personal trainer and coach who will help me reach my half-marathon and fitness goals!

I’ve come to realize I am not as small as I was in high school (or college), and I want to get back in shape and at a healthier weight. So, realizing I need the guidance for motivation and nutrition, I have hired a personal trainer with an athletic background who will get me back into tip top shape. This is awesome because I am running a half-marathon in June, another in August, and going to the Virgin Islands in December with my family and I want to look hot in a bikini.

3. Someone finds my running lifestyle cool enough to blog about it! For Big Wild Life Runs, we’ve been profiling runners coming to the race in August to share on our blog and hopefully get people excited to run and sign up. The first guy I profiled happens to be a local Alaskan, and he asked if he could profile me! Being the narcissist that I am, I obviously said yes. He wrote super nice things about me, if you want to read it!

 

What is happening on your super awesome weekday?

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  • Reply Michelle G March 16, 2014 at 15:24

    Reading your thoughts on running Ives me hope that I will one day get back into it. I ran cross country in high school and ran a lot in college, but after that it suddenly became the bane of my existence. Probably because I run with my husband, who can naturally run a great distance with no training, and I am exhausted after a few minutes. I’ll have to remember, “progress is progress!”

    • Reply Emily Stewart March 16, 2014 at 17:24

      I know exactly what you mean! I’ll run and run and be proud of my progress, then Matt joins me for a race with no training what-so-ever and beats me without breaking a sweat! I have days where I think it’s the worst, but when I do have that good run or feel like I’ve made progress on my stamina (or am rewarded with a medal or beer!) makes me excited for the next run I go on.

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