Friday, March 30, 2012

a little dirt never hurt

hopefully that saying is true. :)

a month ago i signed up for the kiss me dirty in july and the dirty girl in september. these runs are more obstacle course than race, and more group than individual. they were expensive ($55 and $70, respectively) for a 5k, but should be fun.

go dirty!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

i need your money!!!

this is the third year i have been raising money for the prostate conditions education counsel. the first year, i raised $400. last year, i raised $600. this year, i want to raise $1000. that means i need your help. (yes, yours!)

this cause is near and dear to my heart since my dad passed away in may 2010 from prostate cancer. he was 59. i was 31. my boys were 6 and 8. sometimes, it's hard to wrap my head around the fact that he is not around any more.

please stop by my fundraising page and make a $5 tax-deductible donation to the pcec; it will take 5 minutes or less. i know it is easy to think that you will get to it later, or $5 doesn't matter, or someone else will do it. but it just might save a life.

Monday, March 26, 2012

less than three weeks to go

yesterday's run: mind felt good, lungs felt good, legs felt good. heart felt like it was about to explode. i am starting to get really worried i won't be really for the half in april. does anyone use dailymile to log their exercise? i could really use some encouragement over there.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Now this is what the LORD Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways. You have planted much, but harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.” ~Haggai 1:5-6

Lord, i confess to being unsatisfied and ungrateful. i wish to give careful thought to my ways. help me to honor you in my body and in my house. to plant and harvest equally. to eat and be full. to work and to save. i want to be a good steward of the talents you have given me. i ask for your forgiveness in not using the potential you have given to me. amen.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

product recommendations

headphones - the best headphones ev. er. ever. i know they are expensive (i bought them from an swaggle for half), but if i would have known then how much i love them now, i would have bought 20 pairs. or at least a dozen. really.

running skirt - seriously, i love this skirt. like, love times a hundred. maybe even a hundred fiddy. i have been doing a lot of cycling as part of my cross-training and this skirt keeps me looking forward to it each time.

socks - i bought these on a whim, but i am completely sold on them. i do think they are expensive, but i love them anyway.

chocolate milk - best recovery drink available. :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

are you strong enough?

I know I'm not strong enough to be
Everything that I'm supposed to be
I give up
I'm not strong enough
Hands of mercy won't you cover me
Lord right now I'm asking you to be
Strong enough
Strong enough
For the both of us

i am reminded all the time that i am not strong enough to do this on my own. i love how this song by matthew west reminds me that i don't have to hit rock bottom to start looking up. God is strong enough to give me the strength i need. i can lean into him.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

two weeks behind

i'm another two weeks behind on my training schedule. how did that happen? arrrgh!

Friday, March 16, 2012

the last zumba update

what do i say here? i'm done. i think i gave it a fair shot, and it is just not for me.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

new shoes!

i got new shoes. aren't they pretty?

have you ever been fitted for running shoes before? i haven't. until yesterday. it was a neat experience, taking about 30 minutes. these are the shoes that were recommended.

and because i am a dork, i couldn't resist a new pair of socks. designed for the right and left foot. i love them!

**have you ever been fitted for running shoes before?

Monday, March 12, 2012

daylight saving time

hubby took the boys to school for me today so i could sleep in. unfortunately, i couldn't sleep. i hate the switch to daylight saving time. i understand why we do it, but i don't have to like it.

do you like to spring ahead or fall back? or do you wish we didn't change the time?

Saturday, March 10, 2012

more 5280 food pics

plans get changed. it happens. we ended up switching around a few restaurant during 5280 week.

the edge
ninth door
texas de brazil
vesta dipping
wine and cheese

we didn't really love ninth door. texas de brazil has the most fabulous lobster bisque in the world. grappa's food portions were inconsistent. vesta dipping grill was amazing (and probably hubby's favorite)! the service was exceptional at wine and cheese.

here are some of my favorite photos:

Thursday, March 8, 2012


i just wanted to mention again how much i love yogacycle! (it's yoga. and cycling. together. what's not to love?) one more month before i move on to the next yoga studio, courtesy of groupon. i am going to miss it.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sunday, March 4, 2012

roller hockey

i spent 4 hours in a row sitting on my bum today. not because i am lazy, but because my boys had 4 roller hockey games. one would think after 4 hours of sitting around, i would be ready to move, but i feel exhausted. it this some kind of voodoo roller hockey energy sap?
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