Casa Beebe

Back To It

Well, it seems as though I am slowly working my way back into getting some daily exercise. I found out that I can use the fitness center at the University for FREE! And I found out that I have access to the pool for $25 per term. This is pretty darn cool!

I have a three hour break between my morning and afternoon classes on Monday and Wednesday so I decided that I would use at least part of that time to take advantage of the facilities at my disposal. (I gave up my gym membership months ago.)

Yesterday a classmate of mine who has the same schedule as I do, and I, went on an adventure of finding the locker rooms, pool and fitness center. She had forgotten her gym clothes so we didn’t work out inside, but rather hit the track at the stadium and did 2 miles of walking. No it isn’t spectacular but it is better than sitting on my butt in the library doing nothing but letting time go by. The weather was actually quite nice, slightly cool, slightly cloudy, but the sun was there, too, shining and keeping us warm. The view of the hills around us was just a bonus.

Today I read an awesome post by Katie over at SweetTaterBlog that literally motivated me to get up off my butt, put my workout clothes on and hit my yoga mat. Now, it was only a short session on a dvd (Rod Stryker-who I really like) and it was interrupted by two phone calls, the UPS guy, and a crazy attack kitten who was very interested in attacking my feet, hands and ponytail every five seconds, but I DID IT anyway…despite the interruptions.

You know, just getting started is more than half the battle sometimes. So no, I wasn’t out running marathon distances and no I didn’t do a 90 minute hot yoga session, but I did *something* and that my friends is more important to me.

On the food front: still doing great with healthy eating, skipping sweets and booze and coffee.


I have a handful of books I need to re-home. If you are interested in any of these titles just let me know and I will ship it to you. You pay $3.99 for shipping only, no cost for the book.

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.
Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo.
The Wednesday Letters by Jason Wright.
Auschwitz: A New History by Laurence Rees.
The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory.
lit by Mary Karr.
Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead.
Portland/Vancouver Hikes by Douglas Lorain.

Also a reminder that I am on Goodreads if anyone is interested in linking up over there, or if you are interested in seeing what I’m currently reading, what I’ve read and what is on my “to-read” pile. I am always looking for suggestions of stuff to read, too. I am an eclectic reader and will read almost anything, but I am not a huge fan of sci-fi.
I have noticed more page views of the blog lately so I would like to thank and welcome anyone who has found the blog recently and is checking it out. I am currently in school so am not always able to update daily or even every few days, but keep coming back and I’ll keep posting different things. Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you have questions or comments. I’d love to hear from you.
Okay, time for me to hit the text-books! Have a great Thursday! 

2 comments on “Back To It

  1. Corrie Beebe
    April 13, 2012

    I will bring Heaven is for Real for you! Of course you don't have to pay shipping. I spoke to Garth in the hall the other day and will be bringing that textbook to him Monday as well. 🙂

  2. Alena
    April 13, 2012

    Hey Corrie, if it isn't already taken, I would be interested in reading Heaven is Real (do I have to pay postage if you bring it when I see you Monday?). Also, you might consider donating that small group communication book on the bottom of the pile in the photo back to the department — it can be put on reserve at the library for future students who cannot afford to buy the textbook.

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