you’re not boring, you’re bored. is that right?

Recently, I heard a fellow blogger mention that they have nothing to write about anymore, so they quit blogging. I’m sure many bloggers or writers, for that matter, fall into the whole writer’s block dilemma at some point or another. A lot of the time I have so many things to write about, but it’s difficult to put my words into posts that are concise and to the point. I ramble. I’d admit that proudly.

I love reading blogs. I’m sorry, but even if you are the most boring person in the world, you are interesting (to someone). I say this while knowing there are dozens of YouTube channels dedicated to watching people play video games. Let that soak in. You can type in “people playing video games” and watch, for hours, if you can tolerate, someone playing a video game. Why? I don’t know why. But, you can. To me, that is boring. But, someone else is willing to sit there and watch. I won’t even get into the Vlogger (Mom, that means video + blogger) that plays with kids toys, that’s just creepy.

My point is, you’re not boring. Just write, I mean it you want to. Write about your husband (to remind me not to get one, I kid) or about your dogs (to remind me not to get one). Write about a new recipe you nailed or failed. Write about your interaction with a stranger or how you learned to take awesome pictures without a photographer. See!

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Write about how to organize your dresser. Believe me, I would read that, and that’s one of the reasons my socks are folded like little sushi rolls, and they seem to be happy now.

And then there was Priscilla, from one of my favorite blogs, Priscilla Loves to Run. Because dang it, she really does love to run. She’s definitely not boring (yeah, I need to work on my blog titles). She loves to run and swim and bike to point that, like me, she pushes past limits and no matter what a doctor says sometimes, she does what shes loves to do. But, that’s besides that point.

Priscilla and I have an interesting connection. She graduated from the same DTR program in Texas that I am currently enrolled in. We were both in the Student Dietetic Organization (at different times) and have had most of the same classmates and instructors. I literally just missed formally meeting Priscilla by a semester. It wasn’t until recently we both kept seeing each others names on Fit Approach sites and #Sweatpink that we realized how small our worlds really are. How crazy is that? Priscilla is an ace. For her recent birthday, her only request was for everyone to do a random act of kindness in her honor. How awesome is that? 

So, besides the plug for you to check out >>> Priscilla Loves to Run <<<, Priscilla has also challenged me and a few other pink sweating ladies, because everyone knows ladies only sweat pink and sometimes glitter along with left over Bath & Body Works body mist, to join in on #1MillionMInutes.

“The whole Sweat Pink community is coming together to achieve one million minutes of activity this summer! As always, our goal is to inspire and encourage everyone to get moving so help us in getting your friends, family, co-workers, and everyone in between working with us this summer to achieve one million minutes of movement!”

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So, all my wonderful readers I challenge you to join in. Send me your minutes. Our goal is one million minutes of moving your body. From anything to Zumba to Crossfit to running to lifting. I need you (well, your minutes)! Message me, tweet me, any way you can reach me. We are running this until August 21, so you gots time, but don’t wait until the end. That, my friend, would be brutal.

❤ Krystal

friendly fort worth.

One of the “selling points” for me returning to Fort Worth has always been the Trinity Trail. I love that there are ALWAYS people out riding, running, and walking out on the Trail. I remember riding my bike out on the trail one chilly January morning before moving back home. I was almost in tears of the beauty, life, and peacefulness of being on the Trail.

Fast forward a year later, and my efforts of making the Trail a ritual have been below average. I’m slightly embarrassed.

Today, I decided to embark on a 3-mile run.

Since returning from my Mexican vacation, I have been fighting a nasty infection that had me down with a fever and chills. A shot, potent antibiotic, and lots of water and naps later, I’m finally beginning to feel a little better.

So, while I’ve been away crying and moaning about been tired, sick, busy, and lazy. Here’s what I’ve been missing:

Exhibit A: Trailhead. Obviously, I’ve been hiding under a rock of self-pity. This is the coolest spot, EVER. Proceed to Exhibit B.

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Exhibit B: Free classes. EVERY SATURDAY. Okay, free? I bet it’s lame. Take a looksy at Exhibit C.

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Exhibit C: HIIT, group rides, Barre, etc. Is this real life?

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We know where I will be on Saturday!! I may drag some of my friends with me as well.

While I was hiding under my rock, I missed all the native Texas wildflowers blooming. Simply gorg.

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I even received a complement from a guy riding a B-Cycle on my color choice.

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I love Fort Worth!

❤ Krystal

i’m back.

It has been such an exciting week for me. Made a big trek to Texas on Sunday!!! Can’t believe I’m really here. So glad I was able to spend some time with friends before I left. Ate way too much and stayed up way too late. But, had a blast making memories and reminiscing on my last eight years in Oklahoma. So blessed to have so many friends in my life.

Now, back to business. I’ve spent the last few days lifting, loading, and unloading boxes and even though I still have work to do, I just counted that as my lifting days. 🙂 My new abode is right down the road from the YMCA, so I’ll have to find a new bike route to get there. I’m going to find the most creative ways to get to the gym since it’s really only a mile and a half down the road.

Other than that, I’m just getting really antsy for school to start. I think I’m going to blend back in DFW just fine. I have a few friends, my family, and hopefully will be able to connect with more people as I go. Can’t wait to share my life in Texas with you all. y’all!!!

More reviews and giveaways coming. Texas style 🙂

the resignation & giveaway.

Before I get down to the major news you want to hear, I am going to show you what I 6-packed this last week. It has definitely been a crazy few days. So, here ya go.

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Ok, ok. Now, you want to hear all about the good news. I get it. I know, such a cliffhanger. So, I resigned from my job on Friday. Let me give you a little background.

I accepted my position at Chesapeake in September of 2010. Although, it’s been mostly a great place for me to work, I never have truly felt like it was the place for me. Many times in the last 3 years I began to seek out new opportunities, but each time, I felt a uneasiness that I was just running from something, instead of to something. Although, the oil & gas industry is great place to learn and grow, it’s just not for me.

So, what will I be doing now?
If you have had the opportunity to read my Twenty-Thirteen Goals, you will catch a little snippet of what I will be doing. After lots of prayer and weighing pros and cons, I have decided to:

1) Move to Texas
2) Go back to school

I’m going back to study dietetics to become a Registered Dietitian. I understand all this is possible in the current state I live in, but I’m ready to move closer to family, and for a military brat, like myself, it’s hard to live in the same place for sooooo long. So, that’s what’s currently going on with me.

In celebration, of this decision, as promised, I am hosting a giveaway!!! I want to thank the kind people at Feetures and FuelBelt for helping a sista out.

Feetures. Can you say lifetime guarantee? There are no socks like this. They provide comfort during running, cycling, or any activity without creating hot spots with lead to nasty blisters. Feetures Brands are giving the opportunity to try their Elite socks. They are well-fitting, no-show socks, that provide you with the most comfortable run EVER.
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FuelBelt. Summertime and you know what that means? You need all the hydration you can get! I survived my marathon with my FuelBelt. I used my FuelBelt to store my snacks, water, keys, ID and GU. Now, you can have the chance to win their featured product, the Revenge R20, to keep you hydrated all summer long.
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It’s simple. Click on the link below. Follow the instructions to gain the most entries. Winner will be contacted on Saturday.
Good Luck!
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