Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dear Summer

I don't like you right now.

Monday, May 17, 2010


I am interrupting my blogging hiatus to give you a little bit of cuteness:
Look at those mugs!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hearts For Honduras

I ran the Hearts for Honduras race in Santa Fe on Labor Day and it was a lot of fun. It was a really hilly run and really hard, needless to say I didn't beat my last time (didn't even get close) but I had a good time and am looking forward to trying it again next year.

Before the I am roughin' it. I am down 21 lbs and counting though!

Reese stretching before the race.

They had a jump house set up for the kiddos to jump in while they waited for the racers to start coming in.

Next race: The Great Pumpkin Chase 5k

Thursday, August 27, 2009

First 5k

Last Saturday I ran my first 5k. I am still 2 weeks away from finishing my Couch-to-5k training program, but I did pretty good. I finished in 30 minutes which isn't fast by any means, but it's not slow either. I am pretty proud of myself considering I couldn't even run 90 seconds 7 weeks ago.

On Labor Day there is another 5k I want to participate in. It is in Santa Fe. I think I am going to haul the whole family to that one. I want to see if I can beat my 30 minute time.


Dev and Ash have both had birthdays! Asher turned 1 on July 28th and Dev turned 6 on August 5th. I can't believe my babies are getting so big! Reese will turn 3 on Sept. 12th.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Hobby?

4 weeks ago I started the Couch-to-5k Running Plan. For someone who thought she hated running, I am really enjoying it. About a week in I started having shin pain on my right leg and knee pain on my left. It would get to the point that when I got home from running I would be limping. Last week I realized the pain came immediately after I put my shoes on. Yesterday I went to ABQ Running Shop and was fitted for some running shoes by a very helpful sales person. I went running last night and guess what?! No pain! It was a great workout that left me feeling really good. I find myself getting excited to go running again.

Even though I won't quite be done with the program yet, I am thinking of entering this race. Then at the beginning of September when I am done with the program, I am going to enter this race. I am interested to see how different my finish times will be.

And, as a side note: While I was at ABQ Running Shop I mentioned to the sales person that it is disappointing that most of the races are held on Sundays, because we don't participate in activities on Sundays. He was quiet for a moment then told me about a running group I can join that holds "mostly handicap races" on Saturdays. I walked out of there laughing, thinking he was telling me I should join the special olympics or something. I am new to running, but come on! That was just mean! Then I actually looked up the site he gave me and saw that no, he was not trying to insult me, it is indeed an actual race, just a little different. Here is a link to read about it. I learned an important lesson from this--For some reason I think it is funny when people insult me (or when I ignorantly think they are trying to). =)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Mariela the Photog

My sister in law, Mariela, took some great pics of Dev and Reese this week. I borrowed a few from her blog. She did a great job. Thanks, Mariela! xoxo

And here is one I snapped with my phone of Asher: