Thursday, May 19, 2011


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Sunday, May 15, 2011

sometimes you just have to...


So if any of you follow me on facebook, you would know my dad has been in the Emergency Room, then 5 hours of emergency surgery to treat an ulcer the perforated his bowel and a hiatal hernia. Basically they gave him Gastric Bypass for a second time.

It was really scary and I really thought we might lose him! Though there is still risk for serious infection, he is doing ok. He slept, walked around a little bit and flashed his butt to his youngest daughter (me) this evening. (I think I deserve an award for best daughter! The prize....a years counseling ) *wink*

Aside from all the emotional turmoil, there have been some pretty crazy things happen today that you just have to smile and laugh about. Granted I might be smiling now because I am EXHAUSTED with no sleep in sight but here we go...

1. Last time I checked the coffee cart should not be closed on a sunday morning.

2. Last time I checked the fire alarm should not go off! Then to hear "this is NOT a drill, evacuate now" over the loudspeakers is a bit scary when your dad is in surgery. What the heck! Not to mention I was in the bathroom and thought I pulled the emergency cord.

3. It is not customary for a spider to drop down like little Miss Muffet while one is trying to go to the bathroom.

4. Typically Apple Chips and Top Ramen are not standard home meals...but today it was golden and I was grateful to have food.

So there you have it..when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you hospitals...pull up a couple chairs and make a will be there a while.

Good night friends and thank you again for all your prayers, encouraging words, and help today!
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Friday, May 13, 2011

giveaway winner...and the agreement

Well....some of you guessed it! In our momentary lapse of reason, Heather and I decided that by the end of 2012 we will have completed our FIRST EVER MARATHON!!!!

Really that means by the end of 2012 we can call ourselves "legit" runners;)

Every step up the 26.2 miles will be run together!

Here is to a great year of training!

Heather wanted to do it by the end of THIS year but I cabboshed that idea real quick! :)

So for our WINNER .... selected by

CONGRATULATIONS to Billy Perkins! Winner winner chicken dinner! Email me and I will get your prize in the mail:)

Anyone else want to take the marathon challenge with us?!?!
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Thursday, May 12, 2011

turning in my fashion card

Today I surrendered my fashion card...

I traded fashion for function
Cuteness for comfortability
Pain for price

And took the plunge and bought a pair of Crocs. Now if you know me the least bit, to me, Crocs are right up there with the rompers, leotards, and colored skinny jeans as fashion suicide. BUT.....when your heel hurts too bad to walk and an avid runner/workout fanatic/ironman in training suggests getting some Crocs to combat the pain....I have no choice to believe him.

So my least for today I say "adios fashion and hello function!"

For the record, it IS actually helping my heel. It still hurts but not NEARLY as bad. (Thanks Billy for the horrific BUT amazing suggestion.)
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Let's make a deal....

Heather (my sister) made it official! We shook on it in our momentary lapse of reason! ;)

What did we agree to?

Take a guess and you could win a $10 Starbucks card and a pack of Gu :)

WINNER will be randomly selected.

How to enter: leave a comment with your guess on this post.

*for an extra guess, share it on your facebook page and link your page and add another comment to

You do not have to be right to win.

Winner to be announced Thursday night:)
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Monday, May 9, 2011

interval run week 2

So as I ice my heel and my foot I am going to give you my interval run details. I am doing this now to get my mind off how COLD this water is!!!!

So I had a little distance snafu last week and was only running .2 miles NOT .25 miles. No wonder my pace was sub 8 minutes! I am getting faster but not by that much!

So are my accurate .25 mile intervals.
1- 2:11
2- 2:17
3- 2:17
4- 2:21
5- 2:22
6- 2:26
7- 2:23
8- 2:24

Man it was rough but I made it at about a 9:20-9:30 pace!
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Sunday, May 8, 2011

training recap...

Put in 19.2 miles working out this past week.

14.6 of those running and the others were on the elliptical, which felt like the longest hour of my life!

It was a good week and next week is going to be EVEN better.

With the book" born to run" on tap to rent at the library, iced feet to heal, and a excited and grateful heart to those who help me and cheer me on..I am ready!

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