May 29, 2012

A new license

My friend Del (the owner of the Curves I used to work at from 2003-2005) called me a few days ago and asked if I would like to come in and work on Tuesday at 8:00. She said that her granddaughter was graduating from preschool, and she wanted to go watch that, so I would only be there for a few hours. I was excited about it, and said sure.

So this morning, I got up early to shower and get dressed before  sending the kids off to school. I even dried my hair and put on make-up (!!) something I rarely do ;) Just as I finished putting on my make-up, Del called to say that she got the date wrong on her granddaughter's graduation, so she didn't need me after all. I was kind of disappointed, but it worked out for the best because I had a lot to get done today.

I went to the post office to mail a baseball bat for Jerry. Jerry bought a bat at a garage sale for $5; and he just sold it for $120!! I wouldn't haven't given that bat a second glance if I had seen it first. After the post office, I went to the Secretary of State to apply for an enhanced driver's license (and enhanced license will get me into Canada and Mexico, and it's cheaper than an actual passport). There are few things that are more boring than waiting for your number to be called at the DMV. You can't even really "people watch" because everybody just sits and stares straight ahead.

I was bummed that I had to get a new photo taken for the enhanced license. I really liked the photo on my license, and the woman who took my application even said, "Oh, this is a good picture, too bad you have to have a new one". Bahaha! But she said my new one turned out as good as the old one, so we will see. I did remember to change my weight, thank goodness! Last time I was getting my license renewed, I was super excited to get a new photo and change my weight from my obese weight to my current weight of 133. In my excitement, I forgot to change my weight--so according to the DMV, I was still 250ish pounds! Anyway, she took my new photo and I should get my enhanced license in 2-3 weeks.

I stopped at the fruit and veggie market on the way home to get the stuff to make this recipe for a Smashed Chick Pea & Avocado Salad Sandwich. It took a while to make (have you ever peeled the skins from a whole can of chick peas?), but it was worth it. I was surprised how much I liked it!
After lunch, I got to work getting stuff cleaned up for tomorrow. I haven't mentioned this until now, but Jen from From Fat to Finish Line is coming to visit!! I've already talked about the documentary that her film company is making about our Ragnar Relay team; so her and another producer, Angela, are coming in tomorrow morning. They will be here until Friday night to do interviews and some filming for the documentary.

I'm mostly just excited to get to meet Jen in person! They are going to be staying at my parents' house (more comfortable and spacious than mine with my boys) and only 2/3 of a mile from my house. I'm not really sure what the plans are yet as far as the interviews. But of course I will write about it tomorrow night.

A couple people have asked me about whether I wore my hydration belt during the marathon. Yes, I did. That was the first time I had ever carried stuff with me during a race, but after the last half-marathon I did, I knew I wanted to have water with me at all times. I felt like I was going to die of thirst during that half-marathon, so by wearing my hydration belt, I had access to water (or Powerade) throughout the whole course.

I'm really glad that I wore it! I was able to fit 5 Gu's, a pack of Shot Bloks, my cell phone, and a water bottle. I refilled my water bottle with Powerade at a couple of different stations, and I sipped that throughout the course. I had already worn the hydration belt during most of my long runs, so I knew it wouldn't bother me... and it didn't.


  1. Your old license photo is really nice! I'm sure the new one will be just as nice :)

    I can't wait to hear more about the interview.

  2. I'm excited to get a new license photo some day. I hate mine! I'm really fat, and I never changed my weight when I gained, so I look huge and it says I weigh like 135 or something crazy like that. Have fun doing interviews and video shoots! If they let you talk about what you did, that will be exciting to hear :) Now that summer is approaching a hydration belt doesn't sound like such a bad idea! Might try one out :)

  3. Do you have to remove the shells from the chickpeas? When we make hummus and other recipes calling for smashed chickpeas, we just crush them skins and all.

    This past March, my license expired and I really wanted to get a new picture. The last one I weighed 215, and at the beginning of March I was around 182, but the DPS office here is INSANE. Not only would I have to drive downtown (absolutely crazy web of mostly-unmarked one-way streets which give me panic attacks), but I would have to wait 5-6 hours in line. Blah. I didn't feel like going through all that, so I mailed it in and my license will have the 215 picture for the next six years. :/

  4. I don't even remember what I have on my license weight-wise. I'm sure it's wrong.

    In other news, isn't it amazing what instagram does for your photographing abilities? ;-)

  5. Crikey, you guys have to put your weight on a drivers license?
    I don't think there's many people that actually like their license photo is there? Except maybe when you have to change it and you absolutely loathe the new one - kinda makes the old one suddenly look amazing! :D

  6. Was someone's autograph on the bat?

  7. Oh my, that sandwich looks amazing! Why do you have to peel the chickpeas?

    Can't wait to hear how the filming goes!

  8. You and Jen seem like kindred spirits, you will have a great visit! Be sure to go for a run together, actually I think some of your Interview should be done on the trails that you ran as you lost weight!

  9. I had no idea chick peas could be peeled? Sounds delish tho!

  10. Thanks for they hydration belt tip and explanation!

  11. rinse the chick peas and then put them in a dry kitchen towel. You can work the shells mostly off this way by kind of rolling them all over the towel.

  12. Katie - I went to your favorite things looking for your hydration belt. It's not listed there. Can you give me a link? Or list it so that if I buy you get the commission or whatever :)

  13. Oh my goodness! That sandwich looks so yummy! I am trying that soon.

  14. That looks awesome, can't wait to try it someday.

  15. Hmmm that's weird, I'm a Michigan native and my license doesn't have my weight on it?


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