Kara Franklyn was born in Southern California but grew up in Walnut Creek where I went to school there, fought and played with my brothers and sister there, had my first heart broken there and made lifelong friends that no matter where I live will always be there for me! I have lived in several cities in California. From Monterey to Tahoe, DisneyLand to the San Francisco Zoo, it just doesn't get much better! I am married to my best friend, Pete makes me laugh, think and care about what is happening in our world! I am blessed to have family and friends who care about me and laugh at my really dumb jokes!!
Daylight Savings Time is here and like every year I forget how early it is when it gets dark! But I am not complaining! I love that it's getting colder and darker, I can snuggle up earlier and I seem to sleep better! I get up at 3am on the weekdays so it's so much easier to go to bed when it's dark! I remember when my sister's kids were younger, they didn't get the concept of Daylight Savings Time, they had to get up when it was still dark, go to bed when it was dark, they were all confused! Not me, not now!!! One of my biggest guilty pleasures is getting in my jammies and watching tv in bed!! So comfy, so decadent!
As I check off my "to do's" at work, I realize there is one big one that I have to do....working out!! I am headed to Planet Fitness for another day of working out. I am not as excited today as yesterday! But I am going and will check it off! Today I am meeting with a personal trainer, she is going to show me and my friend Jennifer how to use machines. I love that Planet Fitness has a training schedule that you can pick and choose from!! If I want to work on my abs, they have a class for that, legs and arms, a class for that! They are always there to help! I think after we work out today I will go and use the hydro massage bed afterwards! I may never get back up!!
So there I was telling my friend about how I started working and she said at the rate your going you should sign up for the 4th Annual Spirit of Giving Jingle Bell Run and Walk!! Emphasis on the WALK!! It's happening on Saturday, December 14th, it's a 5K, which since I have never done a marathon, I think it means 2.5 miles?!! It doesn't sound to far, right?!!! I'm thinking if I work out for the next month, I can work my way up and then I can do a nice steady walk and enjoy the day! Even tho I never have done a marathon, I have done walks for diabetes and cancer when I was a bit younger, and alot more in shape!! I think it's a great motivator to keep me at Planet Fitness and to work out! If you want to walk OR run with me, (that would be walk!!) you can sign up at www.active.com! All proceeds will benefit youth recreation programs and Howard Training Center! Not only is it for a good cause but it's for good health!!