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Monday, February 20, 2012

A Complete 360

I realize that I've been COMPLETELY MIA these past couple of weeks. My last post was on the 7th and it's now the 20th of February! However, I have a super legitimate reason...


We got here on Tuesday (the 14th) in the afternoon. So that's why I didn't have the time to update my blog or fill you guys in. It was a kind of spur of the moment decision. I didn't want to "let anyone in on the secret", so to speak, until everything was finalized. Although I sort of mentioned it in my February Goals post.

I can honestly say that we are happy with the change and the move. I'm not going to elaborate on all the details, except to say that we were not happy in North Carolina. This move was like a new beginning and I'm excited to see where it will lead us.


I didn't get to run the Myrtle Beach BI-LO Marathon as planned....so I ran the Seville Marathon on Sunday! It worked out perfectly! We bought our travel tickets on Monday and that same day I registered for the Seville Marathon.

I still got to run my 26.2 miles!

Don't worry, I will give you all a full recap of the Seville Marathon including:
  • Runner's Fair
  • Race Pack
  • Fueling the days leading up
  • The night before
  • The day of the marathon!
  • The day after the marathon (today)

I went with my husband (of course) and two friends, and they all took tons of pictures.


There's also some hair updates I want to let you all know about. I've had to adjust my regimen because of the move and get some new products. As well as let some other products go. Thankfully I have an awesome sister who is planning on sending me some care packages with hair products!

I've also been experimenting with some new hairstyles that I saw on youtube. When I got here I wanted to give my hair a "treat" so I wore it out and attempted to do some styling. 

Next weekend I also have my next length check! The plan was to grow 3 1/2 inches of hair by the time I ran my marathon. The marathon goal has been accomplished! On Sunday (February 26th) we'll finally see whether this HHCJ paid off!


So yes, I'm slowly getting back into life in Córdoba. I'm working full time already and love it! Even the supermarkets have prepared for our return! There are TONS of vegan and organic options now available in our local supermarkets! This is a BIG change from when we left.  We've been seeing family and friends and overall enjoying ourselves. It was also great to have our car back!

So for those of you who've been wondering where I've been, I'm still alive and kicking, as they say. I'm also fully prepared to get back into the blog. I've missed it! Thanks for hanging in there with me.

Look for all things marathon-related tomorrow!


  1. Wowee, you weren't kidding about a complete 360, but you are both HAPPY and that is what matters!! So glad you were still able to run 26.2 and cannot WAIT to hear all your recaps!!

    1. Thanks girl! Life is crazy sometimes and I feel like all you can do is live it and be happy! Simple, but hard at times. Thanks for stopping by and always being so positive!

  2. That is so awesome! I guess living in the U.S is not the best place on earth, as most make it out to seem. I'm glad you did what was right for you and your family. Looking forward to more posts.

    1. Exactly! That is so true...it really isn't. Especially nowadays where everyone is hit hard by the crisis. Honestly, I don't know how non-citizens ever become legal residents or citizens without having married an American first! The hassle (and cost!) of getting my husband his green card was horrible!

  3. Hi Sam! I didn't have a clue you were here. These really are good news. I hope to see you very soon. :)

    1. Hey Ángela! You will see me soon! I'm so glad to be back!

  4. Spain, wow! Awesome! Sounds like things are going pretty well with the marathon and all. Congrats!

    1. Thank you! Stay tuned for the marathon recap!