The Future Freaks Me Out

11 May

Hello!

I have twelve more days in Virginia then I am home in Portland for a while before I head to…

Okinawa, Japan!

No joke. I am going to Japan for, like, two years for my first tour of the Marine Corps.

I’m excited actually. Of course I have some remorse about leaving home and being so far away from home, but I think it will be a great experience.

I know I haven’t updated in a while so let me give a quick little recap of what’s been going on…

I have been reading a lot.


My mom sends me a book or a magazine practically every day.

Currently I am reading…

And…

This book is so amazing! Yeah, it’s a graphic, out-there book, but I cannot put it down. It’s really good.  Check it out.

March 30th – May 6th

I ran every day I believe except for Wednesday since that is our cleaning day and Ihave no liberty. I ran a total of 56.60 miles in that week.

This week, however, I did not run Tuesday due to some pain/tenderness in my lower back and left side of my ass. It hurts enough where I was limping so I just didn’t run. It still hurts, but not like it was in the beginning of the week. I ran nine miles yesterday and I just take a lot of pain killers just in case. I know, it’s wrong and I should just rest or do something else, but I don’t have a nice gym like I do at home. I don’t have an option of spin class or a lot of free weights. There’s only so much I can do.

Luckily, I’m home in twelve days! I feel so refreshed knowing I am going home.

I cannot wait to tan again, see friends, see my old coworkers, and go to my gym. My doggies and kitties probably miss me so much, if they remember be. I have been gone since February.

It bothers me when I read on Facebook that my friends have to wake up at eight for classes. Boo hoo.

Here is my schedule:

0445 AM: Wake up to be outside by 5 AM
0530 AM: Do a lame, easy, boring workout
0620: Shower
0650: Head to chow
0745: Classes/cooking
1100: Lunch
1300: Classes/cooking
1500: Hopefully done with classes
1630: Liberty starts
1700: Run/work out for about two hours or less
1900: Order Chinese
2030: Liberty secured
2200: Bed, if I can fall asleep

I get close to seven hours of sleep if I am fortunate and can actually sleep. I have a difficult time falling asleep because I just ate and worked out. I’m so wound up that I can’t sleep.

My day is nonstop. I go nonstop. I have been getting out of class at three or later so I can take a nap, but it’s tough.

On top of that, I struggle with the gosh darn eating disorder. I’m hungry every hour and I just don’t want to eat. Then, I eat and I feel terrible. I hate myself for it.

But here is what I have been eating…


I’m hoping that when I get to Japan, things will get better and that I’ll have some more freedom. I don’t know what to expect.

The future freaks me out.

Well, enjoy your weekend. I’m heading to Busch Gardens tomorrow. Woo.

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14 Responses to “The Future Freaks Me Out”

  1. lucywass May 12, 2012 at 3:44 AM #

    What do the marines do in Japan? I don’t know anything about the American marines

    • lifttorun May 12, 2012 at 4:13 AM #

      They do everything. It’s a main base. I’m going there to cook.

  2. feeedingbb May 12, 2012 at 4:50 AM #

    The future scares me too…a lot! That must be exciting to go to Japan, but also a bit scary having to move from somewhere you are familiar with! That sure is a lot of miles for one week, and a crazy busy schedule!! 🙂

  3. Alexandra May 12, 2012 at 5:34 AM #

    Dude that’s so exciting you get to go home for a bit before your jet setting adventure to Japan! I can’t believe you’re going so far!! I bet you’ll have some more freedom with foods there too, maybe youll get to try some exotic stuff 🙂
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Erin May 12, 2012 at 8:03 AM #

    Oh my gosh! Japan is so cool 🙂 Well, I guess I’ve never been to Okinawa, but I’ve visited 8 other cities/towns there and loved every single one of them. Best of luck!

    And… random, but I totally have that Brooks “Run Happy” shirt!

  5. Tara May 12, 2012 at 2:28 PM #

    I’m completely freaked out by the future too. I mean I’m not going as far or doing anything as difficult as you have done, but big changes are terrifying. There is so much unknown, but in a way that can be exciting too. Japan will definitely be an interesting experience and you will probably grow and change in so many ways.

  6. HollieisFueledByLOLZ May 13, 2012 at 6:18 AM #

    Um. I don’t put this on the blog at all, but I lived in Okinawa (on Camp Courtney) for two years. The future freaks me out as well. I’m glad you get to go back to Portland for a few days beforehand though. You will experience great things in Japan (like a long ass flight series of flights to get there ;))

    • lifttorun May 13, 2012 at 7:38 AM #

      Did you like it there?

    • lizzyj1305 May 20, 2012 at 4:49 PM #

      Hollie was are SO twins…I lived in Okinawa (4-5yrs) my Dad was in the Air Force!!

  7. allieksmith May 13, 2012 at 6:10 PM #

    Wow, Japan! How cool! I’m glad you get to spend some time back in Portland for a bit 🙂

  8. HW May 15, 2012 at 7:12 PM #

    You are very fortunate to have the opportunity to visit Japan. Enjoy every moment, take a lot of photos, journal your feelings. Be smart and be brave, don’t let fear hold you back. Happy travels.

  9. Kailey May 16, 2012 at 4:18 PM #

    If that is shrimp lo mein then you and me are two of a kind 🙂
    Love Love Love that stuff!!

    Safe Travels girl!

  10. lizzyj1305 May 20, 2012 at 4:48 PM #

    my little sis was born in Okinawa!! My Dad was a Pilot in the Air Force, and got his Medical degree schooling paid for while in active duty!
    I was only 4-5yrs old when we lived there, but I remember it and my parents LOVED living there. I think you will reallllly like it!
    I hope you’ve been having a great weekend…celebrate you’re coming home soon!!!
    xoxo!

  11. ko0ty May 23, 2012 at 12:05 PM #

    Just found your blog and I love it! That’s pretty cool that you are in the Marine Corps!

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