April 5, 2011

Big update!

I can't believe it's been two months since my last post! Minutes after I posted that last one, you could say sh*t hit the fan!  So here's my 2 month update in as short a post as I can make it:

I started sending out emails that night to chefs in Charleston letting them know I had an idea to put together a fundraising cookbook.  It has been so hard doing everything myself. Between driving down to Charleston to meet with chefs, keeping in touch with chefs each week, designing and editing the book, marketing it, getting the pictures together, and hardest of all...keeping up after the chefs during Charleston's 2 busiest months, I am glad hard part's over! One chef in particular was super nice, and prepared 3 dishes for me to photograph..and much to my surprise, eat! DELICIOUS!! Thank you Chef Frank at Hank's seafood!!!

Now 2 months later, I am sitting with the final product in my hands! And boy does it feel good! To purchase yours: click here!!

On top of cookbook publishing, I'm training for my triathlon, seeing a chiropractor 3 days a week (I have xrays of my very crooked spine to show you if you're truly interested), and finishing up my 3rd semester of grad school. BUSY BUSY BUSY!

I participated in a practice tri to get my feet wet a few weeks ago and it was so much fun. I learned the hardest part of the whole race would be transitioning from bike to run...luckily I have 2 more months til my race.  Confidence booster was completing the swim in good time, and finishing the race first of the novice group. Can't wait to do an open water practice tri next month!

I also participated in the cooper river bridge run with Stephen again, and I beat my time last year by 18 minutes! Stephen beat his time by 40 minutes! It's crazy how much quicker you get to the finish line when you run ;-)

Let's see, what else?  I'm giving up soda this year for lent...not as difficult as giving up fast food last year, that's for sure.  I'm also giving up alcohol for 30 days since it's still on my list of "incomplete goals"--I'm on day 11. Ugh.

So there you have it folks. That's all the important stuff I've neglected to post! Hopefully I won't be so busy this month and will be able to update again soon!