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Weekend Recap- It Wasn’t The Weekend I Planned, But Maybe It Was The Weekend I Needed

Well, this weekend raced by.  As they all seem to actually.

On the one hand, I did not do the studying I absolutely should have been doing…I have three exams on Thursday, and I’m progressively more terrified of each one as the day will go on.

I did do some reading.

For the class I DON’T have a test in…

Panic mode will commence in approximately 36 hours.

On the other hand, I bought stuff!  A new pair of workout capris (cause you can never have too many), another workout tank, a pair of jeans (yay!  Decently fitting jeans are not as easy to come by as they once were), and an arm band for my phone.

And like a bad little soldier, I did not take any pictures (sorry).

On another note, we got a “cold” front!  Highs of 90* and lows IN THE 60s.  It was a gorgeous day on Saturday, so I took the cardio back outdoors for the first time since June.

The road goes on forever and the party never ends...
The road goes on forever and the party never ends…

I always seem to forget I live in the hill country until I get out on the streets of the neighborhood, and then they remind me.  I swear though, those hills aren’t there when I’m driving on them.  But then as soon as I’m on foot…



Why hello there, mighty mountains of Texas. Have you always been there…?  I think it’s only fair that whatever my tracker says I burned for calories, I double it.  I feel like that’s being conservative.

I got to test out my new shoes too!

I love my Mizuno Wave Rider 18s!
I love my Mizuno Wave Rider 18s!

As with most relationships worth having, we’ve had a bit of a rocky start as we get to know each other.  Now to be fair, I pushed myself harder than I should have for someone who has maybe not gotten the workouts in that I should have the last few months.

Lessons learned:

  1. Heel blisters.  Must tape heels better for first few weeks
  2. Shoe laces.  Must figure out how to tie my shoes.  This is, for some reason, always an issue for me.  That sweet spot between too tight and too loose is a fickle thing.

We’ll get there. Relationships take time, and develop on a foundation of trust, right? 😉

On a completely unrelated note, I’m going to throw this out there to the universe for help and feedback.

My university is starting a chapter of AISOCC (The American Investigative Society of Cold Cases), and I’ve been invited to join.  Which sounds AMAZING!  We’ll have the opportunity to work on, and give feedback on, actual cold cases from across the country.

As some of you may know, this summer I took a Behavioral Profiling class, and I kind of rocked it.  It’s definitely something I’m interested in, but I’ve never imagined myself in any sort of law enforcement role.

Really guys, NOBODY wants me to be in control of a firearm.  I’m really not sure of options though, to pursue something like this, and NOT be in a law enforcement career.

My dilemma is-

do I have the time to commit to this type of organization? Do I want to take the time this would take?  I have so much going on that I’m worried about committing my time to something like this.  And it deserves the time it would require.

Would I regret it if I didn’t participate?  Could it lead me to other opportunities?  Would I show up to the first meeting and feel like I absolutely do NOT fit in??

Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below! 🙂

I know the whole country experienced this beautiful front! Were you able to get outdoors, or were you stuck inside from the rain?

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10 thoughts on “Weekend Recap- It Wasn’t The Weekend I Planned, But Maybe It Was The Weekend I Needed

  1. AISOCC? Hell yes you join! Try it out for at least three months. Hopefully it IS a group of diverse people. “Groupthink” is not going to solve any cold cases! You are a very insightful person! Maybe you never end up working for a PD. Maybe you do. It’s a great opportunity, and it’s a “transferable skillset.” (although to what else escapes me at the moment, it definitely shows analytical thinking skills.) And, I’d be 100% confident of your ability to possess, and use if necessary, a firearm.

    I still kick myself for walking away from an unpaid internship with one of the top investigative reporters in town.

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  2. I have no advice on the school stuff but I do wish you luck. 🍀
    I LOVE the new shoes and way to go on your run! Ugh, I wish I could get into running.
    What workout capris did you get? I have just started wearing them all the time instead of shorts and the only ones I have found that I like are Old Navy.

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