Evening all! Today was a good day. We scoped out a new church, had Mexican for lunch, went to Lowes for some home improvement stuff, worked in the yard, went for a golf cart ride, made dinner, all before 6:00. We got some pine straw and automatic lights for the front and back yard and we put up some plants that we had gotten before we moved in. We still have more plants to plant but that’s for another day! I will have to remember to take pictures of our finished front yard later.

Anyway, I want to back track to yesterday. Some of you MAY have remembered me saying that one of the draws for us to move into this neighborhood was the town center about to be built. They just started phase one which includes a pool, café, market, amphitheater, boardwalk around the lake, and a YMCA! I am STOKED. I will be able to walk to the gym, it’s so close! They broke ground back in December and are finally about to pour the slab! The projected open date is August. I wish they would hurry it up a but but you know how that goes.

So yesterday we went on a walk and I took so pictures of the area they are working on for you all!

quick shot of the house in the late afternoon


sorry for the obnoxious sun picture


they just planted the trees this morning. I saw them on my way to town yesterday and since I am so nosy we had to go scope them out.

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NERD ALERT pictures coming up…..


I told you.

last one is the site where the building is going! woo hoo, we have DIRT!


As I said before I am hoping this opens in August, because that is right when I will start gearing up for half marathon season again, and having a treadmill/machines/classes to have a well-rounded training cycle would be really nice!

Speaking of training, Bobby and I are running a 5k Saturday and I have run twice in the last 10 days, but very slow jogs of 2-2.5 miles each. oops. My knee has really been bothering me since all the moving, lifting climbing stairs, but hopefully I will still manage to pull out a PR.  First race in my new town!!!

Also as promised here are a couple sneak peek pics of the house. More to come I promise!





PS-my article in the New Orleans Health magazine called Fit should be out this week!!!

PPS-Giveaway coming soon!

PPPS-I don’t have anything else to say I just felt like saying “PPPS”

QOTD: Can you walk or bike to your gym? Do you like your gym?

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14 Responses to YMCA

  1. 1
    Sarah LeBlanc says:

    As your former teacher, I have to let you know that it’s P.P.S., not P.S.S. :) Also, as your friend, I wanted to tell how excited I am for you and your new, cute house on the coast. I lived in Ocean Springs for a couple of years when I was a kid and remember enjoying it down there. Can’t wait to read about your adventures in a new town!

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      Heather says:

      ha! you know whats weird, when I wrote that I was thinking “thats not right…” but food was on the stove so I had to hurry up and hit publish HA!! I will go fix it.
      thanks so much. I am excited to scope out a new city and all the new restaurants and places to shop!

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    Holley says:

    I am SO jealous you will have a gym within walking distance soon! I think next time I move I might have to make that one of my requirements! I love the staircase handrail, so pretty :)

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    Kelly says:

    I actually do not have a gym membership. I used to have one but since I run so much, and because we have a small gym in our condo, I rarely used it. I will definitely join one when we move into our new house, but it’s nice to save that $ for now.

    I have been trying to think where I have seen a house like yours before, and now I remember. There’s a development in Chapel Hill, NC called Meadowmont where there are a group of homes that look a lot like yours. It’s one of those communities that have a lot of stores and conveniences right there in the development, kind of like yours. I wonder if its the same developer. They both look like lovely places to live. I hope you love your new house! :)

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    Kat says:

    I love your railing on the stair case, that is amazing! I’m jealous!

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    Savannah says:

    Everything looks great!

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    Claire says:

    I am so jealous of all that sun! We are being poured on in Seattle right now. I used to be able to walk to my gym, but then I moved, and since I was so attached to the gym (and their childcare), I now drive.

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    Karen says:

    The house is looking great!! :0) Yay for the YMCA!! Hope they build it fast! So sorry about your knee…ugh. That has to be incredibly frustrating! :0((

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    Tara says:

    I love the look of your new home!!

    I don’t have a membership to a gym right now because I live in an apartment and can use their equipment when I want to but I usually run outside anyway. I miss a lot of the fitness classes I used to go to though!

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