Friday, September 17, 2010

good news, great news, other news

wow! i can't believe 2 weeks have passed me by! i guess that means i'm having fun! (or been really busy) whatever the case, i've got news to share!

did you see me on

Courtney's blog?

i was this week's featured runner of the week! (2 weeks ago :))

courtney is also hosting a totally awesome drawing


the best part is it's benefiting the leukemia & lymphoma society! yeah!

what you missed last week:
♥ honored hero ice cream social movie night! (hosted by yours truly)
♥ an attempt at a 3 mile run (shins still not doing good) :(
♥ wine tasting benefiting the leukemia & lymphoma society
♥ weekend of a waste: sick, sick, sick oh and hurt--but on a positive note, my boyfriend did take care of me and we got to spend all weekend in bed!

what you missed this week:
♥ not much! :)
♥ sports doc on monday
♥ new pair of running shoes
♥ MY FIRST RUN SINCE LABOR DAY! YEAH! it wasn't a great run, but i was just happy to run! need to do more conditioning and speedwork. i need to do a lot of catching up in order to train for my upcoming marathons!

tonight....GREY'S ANATOMY!! i can't wait, can you?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

here comes the sun

well, they canceled practice last night and here's why!

our route was completely under water! i guess that's what we get for asking for rain! well, the sun is finally up and good times await! it's thursday afternoon and the weekend it almost here! i know it was only a 4-day work week, but boy were we busy! i'm finally caught up w/my work and now taking a break to enjoy this wonderful watermelon! ah, this is heaven!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

bring on the rain

i jinxed myself! turns out, i was only able to go 7 days without fast food! but in my defense, it was pouring rain! i did really well to pack my lunches for the week but forgot to defrost something...anything for dinner! :(
oh well, we can try again! even if i eat fastfood just 3 times this month that will be an accomplishment for me!

yesterday was also my first day off my shins. i will say this, not working out= laziness! i ate and went straight to bed! i really hope my shins heal or this will have been a waste! :) at least it was raining so it was very relaxing listening to the rain. i adore the rain!

what i love about rain?

♥ snuggling
♥ white chocolate mocha
♥ the smell before & after
♥ doing absolutely nothing
♥ rainbows

looking forward to my turkey burger & sweet potatoe fries after practice! i will not be running but my teammates will...i think i make a better cheerleader than a runner anyway :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

what a wonderful weekend!

i would like to begin this blog by telling you that i am 7 days fast-food free!! i didn't say i've been eating healthy, but i have not had a bite of fast food in 7 whole days! that's a huge accomplishment for me! only 23 more days to go! actually, i'm hoping to break the habit!

[friday] i had an early airrosti appointment and decided to take the rest of the day off. the session went well, but still was not able to run on saturday :( i was very productive for a day off. i cooked and cleaned, went grocery shopping, did laundry, did the dishes twice! and if you know me, you know that i HATE dishes! i also spent the day packing my lunch for the week, slicing fruit and putting into containers. i bought these awesome containers (pictured above) at walmart 3/$1.50!! i bought several! i packed turkey, pepper jack cheese & spinach sandwiches, carrots & a small spinach salad in each. i also packed some spinach, grilled chicken w/parmesan cheese in others. a yummy treat!

[saturday] i intended to run 12 miles, but my shins had a mind of their own. they still hurt and i ended up walking only 10. another participant on the team, alyson, had the same problem w/her shins so we walked together- i sure hope we heal soon! after practice i made a mad dash home to shower and change and met mom at the movies. we saw EAT, PRAY, LOVE! such a great movie! i read the book and absolutely loved it! as always the book is way better, but i must say i was impressed by the movie! julia roberts did a great job...and i'm not saying that because she's my favorite actress either! i left the movies and headed to meet the boyfriend to go shopping for his one-year-old neice and then to her birthday party! birthday parties are more fun when you have kids...we have no intention of having kids, but i should have brought my god-daughter! too bad the kid had prior engagements! :)

[sunday] my boyfriend and i spent the day at seaworld. apparently everyone else in san antonio had the same idea! needless to say, we did not stay very long. however, we did have a lot of fun feeding the dolphins! precious, isn't she?

[monday] the annual labor day whine run! and i did whine a lot! my shins hurt sooo much and i think i will be staying off it for awhile. it's only when you're hurt that you notice the other hurt people on the course looking like idiots determined to finish at any expense! here is lila, me & kelley before the race:

and us w/a few fellow TNTers enjoying some wine afterwards! sangria to be exact!

then we spent the rest of the afternoon bbq'ing at kelley's house. we ate and drank and ate a lot more! a perfect way to end the wonderful weekend!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

3 things thursday

hello blog world and "welcome" to my new followers! i've notice quite a few new faces and i'm so glad to have you along! when i reach 50 followers, we will have a giveaway! so tell your friends about me :)

sorry to have been MIA yesterday, but work has been busy! and also, writing a post after guest blogger, katye, now that's very intimidating! thanks again for your wonderful post

katye of

1. i joined someones challenge, jillian micheals 30 day shred, and had every intention of starting yesterday. i woke up early and put the dvd started playing, but then got to the part where you have to select a scene-- i lost my remote years ago and could not switch selections! so much for that! but while making my breakfast & lunch it did give me the idea to only make food: no more fast food! i am challenging myself not to eat fast food for the rest of the month! i may give myself a little leeway on the weekends, but during the week absolutely no fast food! let's see if i can do this?? can you?

2. last night's practice didn't go too well. now, my other shin is bothering me! (but not to fret, i made another airrosti appt for tomorrow so hopefully i'll be healed for my 14 mile run!) i walked the whole way...and don't think i quite made it to 4 miles. i did ice when i got home and foam rolled. i am completely in love w/foam rolling! it is instant relief...for the moment anyway! will keep ya posted!

3. katye also awarded me with the "cherry on top award." yay for my second award! :)


The Rules:

1. Answer this question: If you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?

that is a very hard question because i truly believe all the choices i have made, right or wrong have made me the person i am today. i think kenny chesney says it best in one of my favorite songs,

a lot of things different.

i would definitely have taken more risks and less chances. after hearing this song, i have made a conscious effort to live by these lyrics.

2. The second thing you have to do is, pick 6 people and give them this award. You then have to inform the person that they have gotten this award.

lindsay of

april of

christina of

brooke of

andrew of

destination 26.2 of

3. The third and final thing is, thank the person who gave you the award.

thank you

katye of

for the lovely award and again for guest blogging!