1. New Blogger Layout
Umm, I don't like it! I didn't mind it too much until I went to write my first post, this one, after the switch and now I almost can't stand it. I know I will get used to it in a few days, just as I do with all the changes on Facebook, but I don't like change. It didn't change anything about my blog, just what I see behind the scenes, which is a good thing!
2. Making the Switch to Self-hosted
I've been thinking about this a lot recently, but with the new Blogger layout my want (really need) to do so has increased tenfold. I probably won't do it until the summer because I will have more time to dedicate to it. I am a 10-month employee and I only work in July (this year it will be some August too to make up for us going to Chicago for the Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon) during the summer and I can really focus on the switch during the two months that I'm not working. I will need help though, so if anyone is really good at making the switch let me know!
3. Sweet Commercial
I just saw this commercial that is floating around the interwebs for the 2012 Olympics. It is a really sweet dedication to the moms out there who dedicated their time to their kids' futures. It was nice to see because it reminded me of the times that my mom and dad drove us to swim practice at 5am and sat through every. single. meet. (My parents only missed a handful of our meets growing up and then most of my college meets but they did make the 10 hour trek to see me in what would be my last collegiate swim meet). They also went to every cross country meet, baseball/softball game, golf match and anything else that they could. My dad even drove me to Pennsylvania for swim camp, drove home and did it all over again when he picked me up a few days later!
I know that they would be at as many of my races that they could now if they weren't 10 hours away. I hope that the day that Mike and I become Ironmen my parents are there, cheering for us, just like they used to when I was younger. If not, they will be the first people that I call, no matter how late I finish!
I can't wait to return the favor and cheer my mom on like CRAZY next weekend! She is one of our teammates for the Seneca7 relay and it is her first race ever! I can't wait to see my parents in general because the last time we saw them was in December. We only get to see them three of four times a year!
4. Good Luck Wishes
I want to wish Jenny good luck this weekend! She is attempting her second ultra marathon and I know she is going to rock it!
There she is on the right!
5. Teammates Still Needed
We still need 5 more teammates for our Reach the Beach New Jersey relay team. Help me spread the word! The team is a mixed, full team of 12 people and the race is on October 12-13. If you would like more information check out the race website. If you are interested email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I think that's all, if something comes to me I'm sure I will write a blog post about it soon!
What are the random thoughts going on in your head right now?