Warning this is a very long post about my awesome family weekend.
This may have been one of the busiest weekends ever but it was totally epic. So this weekend was the salt lake comic con fanexpericne weekend. Basically the smaller version of the comic con they have in September. And as a total geeky nerd I had to go. That plus my husband and kid love con as well so we made it a total family weekend. It also just happened to be my birthday this weekend.
So we started the weekend off on Thursday by hitting day one of the con. Gillian Anderson had come a day early so it was great to get her autograph crossed off our list of things to do. I also managed to get my books signed by one of my favorite authors. Christopher Palolini. He wrote the Eragon Inheritance series.
Kid went to kid con. Had a blast. I love how salt lake always has a kid con just for the kids. They do workshops and build crafts like how to make a lightsaber and this amazing space training obstacle course, which I couldn’t keep kid out of. Thursdays was also just about walking around taking in the sights.
Friday was all about cosplaying and seeing all the vendors. Was hoping to try and hit some panels but it didn’t happen this time. Maybe next time. Kid went dressed as Batman and I was in my Harley Quinn cosplay. I made a few changes to it this time and I feel they went over well as was asked to photographed several times over the weekend. Kid loves walking around the con and seeing all the cosplayers. Getting pictures taken with them. Friday was very much our chill day just to do what we wanted.
We met the most amazing artist on Friday I love her work and my husband a really loves her work. She is amazing and we purchased her book and a few of her prints. Her name is Dawn McTeigue. Check out her work I’ll put a lik to her website in this post. http://dawnmcteigue.com
Saturday was meant to be casual day. I was planning on doing all my celebrity stuff in normal clothes but when kid asked you go as Harley and he wants to be Batman again what is a mom me at to do. So we went in cosplay again. And still got a lot of attention so I guess people like my version of Harley. For me cosplaying is about relating to a character. But also about personal interpretation so I like to but my spin on the character that I cosplay. I love Harley because she is very smart like myself but jokes around which is something I wish I could do more but im a little to serious most of the time. So she’s someone I relate to but also would like to be more like I guess. I only have the one cosplay right now but I have a list of cosplays that I plan on doing its just finding the time to get to them.
So Saturday. Was also a blast. My birthday present from my wonderful hubby waste get Kate Beckinsale’s autograph and photo. Kid is a huge into the avengers and most days it a toss up as to who is his favorite Captain America or Hawkeye. So when they announced ajermey Renner was coming we of course had to get kid get s photo with Hawkeye. After all he did meet ChrisEvans in September and got a high from him which he still goes on about to this day. First thing to get done on Saturday was to get Kate’s autograph. She signed my underproduced box set for me. Vampires and werewolves is kind of my thing but I have to say one of my all time favorite movies is serendipity. She was so nice. And the biggest and best highlight of the entire weekend was the fact that Kate said I looked fantastic in my cosplay. She was signing my box set and looked me in the eye and said you look fantastic by the way in her amazing English accent. Totally made my day and filled me so much confidence.
Once that was done we had to line up for my photo with Kate. This went pretty smooth and was over really quickly. Again she was super nice. We had a spot of food to kill some time before we had to line up for our photo with Jeremy Renner. Jeremy was running late which is totally fine, I never blame the celebrities for running late because you don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes, he was actually at the children’s hospital visiting someone very sick kids. This is why you can’t get mad at the celebrity. I have to say that I may have only been in the room with Jeremy for no more than say two minutes but was really impressed with him. Anyone who’s been to a con knows that photos are over with in seconds. You get ushered into a room stand next to the celebrity get a quick hug s how are you and it’s one two three click and then ushered out again. But Jeremy was cool. He saw my kid, took time to talk to him make sure he was having fun and give him a big hug and then turned to me and said hi. It made my day as a parent that he really does care about his fans that are kids, he did this we all the kids that I saw him with and it really does make a difference. Shows you care and appreciate your fans no matter what there age.
Moving on to Sunday my actual birthday. All I really wanted to was go for a long run, as you know I try to run a half very month and I haven’t had a chance to run the one for March yet so needed to get in before the end of the month t so I ran s half on my birthday. It also happened to be east so had to to she the Easter bunny come for the kid and do a Easter egg not and then husband really wanted to see the new batman vs superman movie so we went and saw that that as well. I may need to go back to work just to get a rest.
I have a few unfinished writing projects. Well to be honest two. One I can stop and start and it’s all good. I can add a few lines to it here and there and I feel like I’m making progress. The other. I don’t know what is going on but it’s like I’m stuck. I can’t seem to work on it add to it, no matter what I try.
I’ve left it for a while to see if that helps. I’ve gone back to it day in and day out for a while to see if that helps. But nope. Nothing. It’s like I’m blocked. And I know it’s not complete because it’s really in the middle of the thing. So I don’t know. I’d love to see it finished but I don’t know if I’m going to be the writer that gets it done. Sometimes I feel we all need a co writer for projects. This is one of those projects.
This may be a to much information post. Sorry guys (and guys in particular). But trying to lose weight or even maintain a weight within 5 lbs is hard and get close to weight goals and then the pms hunger kicks in and all you want to do is eat anything and everything in site. It’s literally pms don’t stand in the way of the fridge, freezer or cupboards I need food non stop food.
I always wondered why I gained 5lbs around my period. It’s taken months but I’ve finally figured out its because I can’t stop eating the week before. I try to be good but as most girl knows it’s so hard to ignore that plate of food your kid has finished eating, or the doughnut I the fridge. I try to get better during this wee but it doesn’t always work. So starting next month I’m going to try really hard to work on my pms eating And I’d love to say this month but the box of dozen doughnuts that was in my house yesterday didn’t really stand a chance and most may not be here today.
Time to detox and get back on the healthy eating cycle again. Pms is a real thing. It sucks we deal with it the best we can. We really do appreciate the men in our lives who put up with us eating all the ice cream and crying for weird and unknown reasons. We don’t mean to be emotional wrecks it’s the hormones you see. We wish we could control it better, but we can’t. Well at least the crying thing. Eating the last cooke or all the whole container or ice cream, I’m not sorry about that. 😛.
So you all know I’m trying to train for my first marathon, and then 13 weeks later I’ll be doing my second marathon. I’ve already done 2 official half marathon races and I’m trying to run a half marathon every month for a year as something on my bucket list.
So yesterday when it was time to do a 10 miler I thought nothing of it. Yet I struggled after 3 miles. Maybe I wasn’t in a running mood, maybe I’m tired from work, maybe allergies were trying to kick my butt. Whatever it was I still got it done but was slow even for me.
Why am I telling you this. Basically don’t give up. It’s fine to slow down even take a few walk breaks if you need to but the feeling of sticking with it and completing what you set our to do over comes all of that and is one of the best feelings ever.
Like most people I have goals. Goals in life, goals in work, personal goals, running goals,even goals for my family. But at what point do we have to many goals.
I have a bucket list and try to get a few things crossed off it every year. Not always big goals but some are little goals. I have small and big personal goals. Goals to just make it through the day sometimes. But are we to much goal ordinated.
For example just me for this year. I want to run a half marathon each month. Not official races just a personal half each and every month. I already have January and February down. Trying to figure out when I will do the one for March. This crazy idea is something on my bucket list. But on top of that I’m also training for my first and second marathons that I’ll be running this year and also trying to lose a few more pounds to get to my ultimate weight loss goal.
We also have the healthy eating and the possibility of going vegetarian. But still doing more research into that. As a runner I need my protein so this is my main concern.
In also have my work goals. Of succeeding and being great at my job. I also want to be a fantastic wife and mother. Finding time to fit it all in is hard. But it can be done. But what is the price we pay?
Are we really doing to much? Putting to much pressure on ourselves? I know I’m not the only one out there who feels this. Or am I?
Sometimes I really wish I could say what’s really on my mind. What’s really going on with me. But I can’t as I will always fear the repercussions. There’s so much that I really want to say but can’t as fear of offending, upsetting or causing problems.
I know it’s been forever since I last posted. But you know what life it gets busy. It gets busy with baskets full of laundry.nit gets busy with making healthy things to eat. It gets busy keeping a house clean. It gets busy just trying to survive each and every day.
I’m not going to lie, it’s been a full and stressful few months, and I know that writing helps, but there are days when your so tired and so stressed that you just want to sleep at the end of the day instead of trying to type out a few sentences to let people know your still around.
Work has been lets just say interesting. I might have been working two jobs for a while. Which is a lot of hard work in itself, add being a mom, I and marathon training into that mix and it doesn’t leave a lot of spare time. It hasn’t been the most positive experience but as the picture and quote says. I’m trying to see the positive in the situation.
So sorry to anyone who was a regular reader, that’s if your still out there. I need to get better at trying to keep posting. It’s something that I should do more just for me. A way to help organize my thoughts and how to destress. So if anyone is still out there please as always just bear with me.