Thursday, May 27, 2010

Max and I after we had just completed 3.6 miles! Yup, 3.6 miles in 55 minutes!!! Not the fastest time ever, but I DID ITI'm trying a new program, C210K. And I started at week 8, day 1. It's run five minutes and walk one minute, repeat TEN times!! And really one minute is almost why bother? haha. But I walk it just the same. This program doesn't give me two minutes left, one minute left like the other program does. I miss that. But it does tell me when I am halfway done with the run. So, I will continue with this program until I catch up to the day one week one of the B210K. And then go back to B210k.

The bottom two shots are from my run.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I'm a Runner (I think)

This is pretty much how I feel about running!! I am learning to love my runs. I feel so fabulous afterwards, during not so much! I think my head is in a better place when I am running consistently. It is now the end of May. Honey and I started on our current excerise plan January 1 of this year. We started out walking one hour every day. I could barely make it. By the end of our walk, my hips hurt so bad I could barely lift my leg to step up to the curb. And I am only 46 years old!!! Let me say that again, I could barely left my leg six inches to get onto the curb after a 3 mile slow walk through the neighborhood!! And I hurt for days!!! Then we downloaded the C25K app onto our ipods. The first day is run one minute, walk 90 seconds, repeat for a total of twenty minutes. I literally did thiswhen I finished!!!  I watched the clock for the whole sixty seconds! It was the longest sixty seconds EVER!!! I couldn't bring myself to look at what was coming up because I thought I would talk myself out of running. Week nine was running thirty minutes, no walking. Are you kidding me!? I had trouble with sixty SECONDS and somehow in nine weeks I am going to be running thirth minutes? No way! Well, I did it!! I completed the nine week program (even had a bout of pnuemonia in the middle of the training). My sister began running around the same time and has completed several runs up in Seattle and is training for her 1/2 marathon! I have now started a program called B210K. Its first day is run ten minutes, walk one minute, repeat three times!! I still haven't run all four ten minute runs. I'm close though. And I am now running the route we started off slowly walking. I still am having trouble wrappping my head around that fact! Ok, not the whole route yet but I'm close!!! Off by about a half mile. Honey and I are running the Disney 5k in September (100 days from today!!) Anyone want to run with us? Head over and sign up!!!!! And I am trying to convince her to sign up for a 1/2 marathon in November in Santa Barbara!! It's funny because last month when Honey and I went to Top to Top in Santa Monica to get my new running shoes, the VERY nice and helpful saleman said he thought we'd training for a marathon within the year. We just laughed and said, "UH nope! 5k's are about as far as we go!!" With a laugh, I might add! But while I still think marathon are NOT on my list, 1/2 marathons sounds doable!!! 
I am a runner!!! Who knows what is now possible!!

 My training partner, Max and I after one of our runs!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Awards and softball

I love awards!! My friend, Cat, at Crap on my shoes, Egg in my pocket, (and yarn on the needles)  has given me these fabulous awards!! I have to tell you ten things you don't know about me and five things I hate!!
Things you don't know about me:
1. I have the patience and attention span of an ant! It makes knitting and crocheting a challenge for me. I'm surprised I finish anything!!!
2. My house does not have two walls the same color. I love color and decided when I bought this house I would never have white walls again. Apparently that meant no matching walls.
3. I have watched every (and I mean EVERY) episode of Northern Exposure! I even made a special trip last time I was in Washington to Rosyln where the show was filmed. Loved that show!
4. My favorite drink of all time is a White Russian, but I usually have a margarita (blended with salt!)
5. Anne of Green Gables was and is my favorite all time book series!
6. I can't wear heels anymore. And that realization has been very hard to bear! Cause I LOVE heels! But I guess it's just ballet flats for me from now on! Crap!
7. I am discovering that I really love to run. Not much during the run, but I love the feeling of having completed a run!! (But right now, I am not running because I hurt my toe while not wearing said high heels thus discovering my high heels days are really over!)
8. Watermelon is a gift from heaven!
9. I miss my childhood summers.
10. I have no idea how to get the bubbles out of a resin casting!!! Ugghhh!!

Five things I hate:
1. I hate dealing with customer service from just about any company!!
2. I hate not knowing what I want to do when I grow up!
3. I hate when shows are cancelled before the story line is completed (Moonlight anyone?)
4. I also hate really short tv seasons! Mostly on cable, but really?
5. I hate liars. If you say it, own it!!!

Passing it on to:

Buffi at Wonderfully Dysfunctional
Christy at Just Thinkin'
Divine Mrs D at Love is a Verb
Joey at Big Teeth and Clouds
Kristin at Sweetheart Moments

This is how I spent my weekend. Watching regionals for college softball! Super regionals next weekend (my dad will be happy to watch womens sports next weekend when we visit!!) and then the College World Series the weekend after that!! Pac 10 represented this weekend!!!

   I have finals this week and next and then summer break! Woot Woot!!! Just wish the weather would cooperate!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Shoot Me Thursday

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Shoot Me! It's time to stop hiding behind that camera of yours. Your family is missing you in the picture. So it's time to post a picture of YOU (yes, you) every Thursday with your child, your spouse, your friend, your dog, or even by yourself. Just get in the picture, you'll be glad you did! And just jump in now with 1 of 52, you can do it!

I think this is week three for me. My friend Sarah took the shot at the top of me. (That's Sarah! 

I took the shot of her!!!!

 We had gone to an abandoned chicken ranch to do some shooting and on the way home we drove through some poppy fields and just had to stop. We also saw a snake in the road but my camera jammed and I missed him! Dang!! Because yes, I did stop, back my truck up, jump out, and try to snap a picture of him!!!

Anyway, we got some great shots at the ranch and the poppies, while at the end of their season, were beautiful!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010