Friday, November 30, 2012


Haven't posted here for a couple years.  But according to my "stats" page, people still look here every now and then.  Thought I'd at least update the background and the pictures! 

Lots going on in life these days....  Busy as always.  I wish I could commit to posting here regularly, but I'm awful at it. 

Maybe I'll start up again someday, but right now, finding the 5-10 minutes to get it done is sometimes beyond me!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Quick update

Funny, when I'm running, I always think I'm going to say how awful my run was today. But after I'm done, I feel fantastic. I did 2 one mile repeats today, and got my best mile times yet (9:50, and 10:57). My right hip is sore now, so it'll kill later....

All is well here. We're pretty much over the cold virus that hammered everyone a few weeks ago. Aiden got a glowing report from his teacher at parent teacher conferences. Soccer season ended on a cold and rainy note. Paige loves her dance class, and Aiden will be starting tang soo do (martial arts of some kind) next Monday. Finn is just more and more of a toddler every day- with all of those ups and downs.

Everyone is looking forward to Halloween this week. Hopefully I'll get pics posted up after trick-or-treating. Well, you know how I am about posting these days.... ;)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday run.

OMG, I swear these runs are getting harder, and not easier! I did 1 mile repeats today, felt like my first mile time was better. Oh well. I'm dripping sweat, and I guess that's what matters.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Inside track at the rec center today. Running 2 miles isn't getting any easier, but I think it's because my mile time is getting faster. I did 1 mile repeats today. Wednesday I'll go for the full 2 miles again. Bought pants that fit yesterday, in a size that I like to buy.... Lol.

Now if only I had more willpower when it comes to sweets.....

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Running update

Sunny this morning, but a balmy 60 degrees! It's been hard so far this week, me talking up every step to myself. But, I got 2.24 miles out of myself today! Tomorrow I also have yoga, so maybe I'll take it easy on myself and only do a mile and a half.... ;) I ran the outside track around the rec center- it's definitely different than the inside track. A lot bumpier, with more ups and downs, not to mention dealing with whatever the weather decides to give me. But I won't be able to run outside much longer, so I'm getting out there.

We made it to the pumpkin patch this week, and I have some good pics. A post for that is coming soon.... Just not right now. :)

Friday, October 8, 2010

2 MILES!!!!

Woohoo!!!! I ran my 2 miles today!!! On the inside track at the rec center.... that's 10 times around their circle. It wasn't as awesome as yesterday's run. Apparently running after an hour of yoga makes one's muscles happier. Of course I left my Nike+ sport band at home, so I can't document my triumph on the Nike site, but oh well. I know I did it, and that's what counts. So, what's next, you ask.... I have no idea!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

(Run from Monday- I have yet to go today....)
I was slow to start today, but felt pretty good after running the first half mile. Loved the weather this am. Walked a half mile, then ran 1.5 miles, then walked another 1/4 mile. Beginning to think the 2 miles might really happen... Lol.. I have a couple friends asking already when I'm going to join them for a 5K. I'm thinking not until late next spring.
bet I'll do at least one, though.

On a totally different thought... I'm going to praise the virtues of my iPod for a minute or two. I'm not bad with technology- I get computers, I love my Blackberry, blah blah blah. I am, however, usually a little slow to come to the latest in technology- or even things that have been around awhile. We bought our first iPod last spring. Before that, I never really thought we needed one. We don't listen to music in the house much, and there were CDs for the car. Why did we need one of those expensive little music players anyway?
Well, since I've been "running", I've fallen in love with our iPod. All our favorite CDs in one place- that can fit in my pocket!!! Chris bought me a docking station today, since I've started carting around the iPod while I'm cleaning, folding laundry, etc. Woohoo!!! A vast legion of music right at my fingertips!!! No carting lugging around a CD wallet/book/suitcase, no more flipping thru discs, no more skips from those inevitable scratches. We've even started just buying the music downloads from Amazon. No more discs at all!!!! In short, I love it.

I didn't end up running today. first day I've missed totally in 7 weeks. But, by God, sometimes you just run (ha ha) out of time.......