That's what runners do; they run. If you're not feeling well, you run; if it's lousy weather, you run, and if you're under stress, you obviously go for a run. You run to clear your head. You run to ease the ache in your muscles, and you run just so you can breathe a little fresh air.

No matter what else is going on, there's always time for a run.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring Booty Buster Challenge 2014

It has been a while since I have posted anything on the blog. But trying to get back into the swing of things since I am challenging myself and participating in a Spring Booty Buster Challenge from RunToTheFinish blog. The SBBC challenges each person to drink 64 oz of water, 7-9 servings of fruits and veggies (freggies) to earn a point for reaching those. Lastly, you recieve a point for every 10 minutes of exercise.

Every since I signed up for the challenge a couple weeks ago, I have tried to pay attention to the amount water I drank and increase a little and add fruit or veggies to my meals and snacks to start out with a good base.  As I started to review the requirements for the SBBC, I was a little concerned about how I was going to get to 7-9 servings of freggies from my current 1-3 servings I was getting per day if I was lucky.  Thankfully, my sister has done a this challenge before and provided some excellent advice of how to the 7-9 servings.

I am happy to say that I was able to get 8 servings of freggies, a little over 72 oz of water and 39 minutes of exercise with walk during my lunch, run with my Dad and abs workout.

Looking forward to the next 7 weeks for the SBBC!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Happy National Running Day!!!

I hope you got the opportunity to get out for a run whether it was outside or on the treadmill. 

SB and I had a nice relaxing 2.51 mile run from my parents house to 1.5 mile turn around point and came back, however we stopped at the bottom of hill and walked up since we both had harder run earlier this week.  We still kept a 9:45 pace for our run.

If you haven’t gotten a run in yet…you still have some time.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Motivation---perfect timing

A friend posted this on facebook 

Run through fat days.

Run despite whoever loves you or doesn't.

Run through regret and guilt

Run through frustrations

Run through loneliness.

Run through those blissful days

Run despite your dysfunctional family.

Run through people drifting in and out of your life. Run through your own fits of self doubt.

Because we are no longer those girls who thought constantly of their struggle to disappear.

I choose to be healthy, to grow stronger, to be as alive as I possibly can. 



Here is scripture that was painted on Julia’s shirt (it was another gentle reminder)

Hebrews 12:1 ……And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us….

Monday, May 21, 2012

Spring Changes

It has been a while since I have posted anything probably because things have been crazy around here.  

March came and went by so quickly.  As I have mentioned before, my husband and I have been searching for a house (2 1/2 year roughly), we finally found one that we both really liked.  We were pretty excited about the house and we telling my parents about it and thought we had some time to think and talk about it before making a decision, however we were wrong…..others who looked at the house the day before we did put an offer on the house.  They put an offer on the house not 15 minutes after we went through the house with our realtor.  So late on the Sunday evening, we decided to put in an offer also.  Come 6:30 am on Monday,  our realtor let us know they wanted to know what was the highest we would go.  Well by 3:00 on that Monday, we were writing up the contract for the house.   So we were busy getting all the mortgage stuff around so we could purchase a house for the month of March. 

We also celebrated my husband’s birthday as well… niece throw him a wonderful birthday party with birthday hats, birthday cake, birthday candles and balloons.  She was so excited to have a birthday party for him. 

Another change was after we had some really warm 80 degree weather days, I finally can’t take my long hair anymore and I chopped it off…..really chopped it off. I had grown my hair out for the wedding, and figured by April before the hot weather came I would cut it off to donate my hair.  I have donated by hair previously to Locks of Love (3 or 4 times, can’t remember how many).  So I knew this donation would be to Locks of Love or Pantene’s Length that make wigs with women and girls with cancer.  I believe this was the shortest my hair had been since I was a baby.  I wasn’t fond of how sure it was but it has started to go on me.  

Most of April was the waiting game about the house…we tried out best to get things packed up but it was hard not knowing for sure when we were closing.  And to be stilly living there and needing things, make packing hard. 

The rest of the house stuff when pretty smoothly minus a several bumps at closing time but we finally closed the very beginning of May. After closing, we sent the next week cleaning and repainting all the rooms in the house since we couldn’t match paint.  And on May 12th, we were moving into our house.  We have been in our house for a week now, and only had one glitch with the water pump.  Thankfully my parents are only 5 miles away and my dad was able to come to the rescue to touch it have it working again.  My brother had the same magical touch on our water in the fridge too.  Here is our home:


I can’t begin to say THANK YOU enough to family and friends that gave up several days to help us clean, paint, pack and move into our new home.  Their love and support and willingness to help us during this time was amazing.  We are truly blessed by wonderful family and friends that we couldn’t live without.   I know I wanted the moving day to be better planned out and prepped before we moved but we just didn’t make enough time to actually pack like we should have.  Only two minor meltdowns about the packing and moving because I should have done more before the actual moving day.  

So thank you again to family and friends for all their help….we would still be packing and moving if it wasn’t for them. 

Since we are moved into our new home that means I have closed the chapter of my life and calling the townhouse my home.  I had lived in the townhouse for 6 years.  A couple years with my older sister, a couple months with my SIL, then give or take a year with my little sister and then the last couple with my husband.  I think we will all miss the convenience of the townhouse for family gatherings, family runs (long and shorts ones), and meeting place. I will also miss our neighbor, Miss Ida, the most active 90 year old woman you will ever meet.  She has definitely become family and we have become her family too.  We made some great memories in the townhouse.  But we are looking forward to the new memories we can make here in our “Country” house.  

Spring 2012 have been the time for change in my life.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

He is Risen. He is Risen Indeed!

He is Risen.  He is Risen Indeed!!! 

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead... 1 Peter 1:3

Happy Easter Everyone!!  I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating the resurrection and spending time with family. 

Saturday, March 31, 2012

National Epilepsy Foundation Walk

National Epilepsy Foundation Walk

SB and I made our way down to Washington DC for the National Epilepsy Foundation Walk.  We both took off Friday and traveled down to Georgetown, where our hotel was.  We weren't as close to a metro as we hoped so we did lots of walking instead and some running. 

First experiences:  taxi cab ride down to get our National Epilepsy Foundation Walk t-shirts, Crime and Punishment store, Frozen Yogurt place (similar to the ones HungryRunner and SkinnyRunner go to), and Georgetown Cupcakes.  

So at the end of the day on Friday, we had covered about 6 miles.  We ran about 2 miles of that trying to find the Crime and Punishment store (while coverings lots of DC and going to the very important Department of Treasury Building (aka past the White House), the rest of the day we did walking around to the frozen yogurt place, Georgetown Cupcakes and back to our hotel in Georgetown. 

We woke up early on Saturday monday to get checked out of the hotel and started our trek down to the National Epilepsy Foundation Walk at 12th street.  We had a 3.2 mile run down to 12th street, we also had a quick stop at a bagel place for breakfast.   Once we got to the National Epilepsy Foundation Walk, we did some more walking around trying to find coffee to keep warm and then the walk itself which ended up being a 5k instead of the 2.2 miles.  We knew we would be tired so we grabbed the Metro to head back to Foggy Bottom then walk the rest of the way to our hotel in Georgetown.  So our total for today was around 8 thats a lot in two wonder our feet were a little tired. 

Overall, I think we had a great time and had some laughs along the way and meet some fun new people.  I am blessed and enjoyed being able to go with SB to the National Epilepsy Foundation Walk and see the many people that are affected by Epilespy in some way (person who has it, to a supporter).

We had smooth sailing all the way home with not much crazy traffic. 

The Georgetown Cupackes was worth the 20 minute wait to see and purchase their yummy, yummy cupcakes. (Note: we didn't get to eat the cupcakes until tonight (Saturday)).