Saturday, April 23, 2011

Race Recap!

John and I ran the Texas New Mexico Challenge this morning!  We woke up at 5:45 and left for Hobbs, NM by 6:30!  It wasn't that far, but just really early!  We made it there and I decided that the half was not for me today.... soooo.... I ran the 10K!  It was fun, but SUPER HOT!  The race got started 45 minutes late so by the time we finished it was 86 degrees!  It was a beautiful day for running just hot!  :o)

 Us before the race!

Just random picture because I know you love seeing more pictures of me of John and I last night!

Hope you are having a great weekend!  
Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I know, I know... it's been forever since I have posted, but I promise it is all in good intentions!  I have been super busy with wedding things... I know, imagine that! Which all but 2 of my weekends from now until June 3 are available!  This is what I have been doing!

 Saturday was my hometown shower! (Mother In Law, Me, Mother)
Me and my mother! 

I know you are dying to see so here are some of things that I received from the shower!

 I got a TON of CUTE CUTE CUTE picture frames!

 Love my Chef Men!
My glasses!

I will post more later, but I just wanted to let you know that I am not slacking... I am CLEANING and REdoing our entire house right now!  It's kind of scary!

WE will will be doing this for the next 100 years 
Writing "Thank You's," but it is alllll worth it because we have been blessed beyond measures!  

Although, I have been super busy I am running this weekend!  WHOOP WHOOP!
This weekend I decided that I am going to run a half marathon!  
It's the Battle of New Mexico and Texas Marathon and Half!  
Click  HERE to read about it!  I am little nervous because they say some of it is on trails! 

Are you running any races this weekend?

Hope you have a great week! 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Too Much or Not Enough?

 FAIR WARNING... this post is about Bladder Control 

Read at your own discretion :o)

We all know that I teach 2nd grade.  Ok, my schedule goes like this...

7:45 pick up kiddos from Computer Lab
7:45 - 8:00 Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45 Intervention
9:45 - 10:15 Rotation 1 (we switch classes and I teach math)
1015- 11:45 - Rotation 2
11:45 - 12:15 Lunch (More like 12 - 12:15 lunch)
12:15 - 1:00 PE
1:00 - 1:30 Specials (art, music, computers, library
1:30 - 3:00 Rotation 3

Ok, now that we got all that down... I have a long stretch from 7:45 - 11:45 to go to the bathroom.  I have been trying to drink 
Smart Water is my favorite
 a liter in the morning, one from lunch until 3:00, and one more from when I get off from school until I go to sleep (or about an hour before bed)... so about 3 liters a day!
This is my goal from now until my wedding... 
1.  Regulates Body Temperature 
2.  I sweat a lot when I workout
3. Detoxifies 
4.  Helps with Metabolism
5.  Muscles consist of 75% of water
6.  THE BIGGY... My SKIN!  
I have noticed since the last couple of weeks that I have been doing this, my skin is starting to clear up... YEA!

My only thing is I feel like I have "Gotta Go, Gotta Go, Gotta Go Right Now" stamped to my head!  Literally, I have to go like every 30 minutes!

I found this neat picture on Google Images of Benefits of Water

 In my last 2 half marathons I have had to go to the bathroom.  I never had the problem in my first one.  Does that mean I probably did not hydrate enough or am I hydrating too much?  I have also had kidney stones... so water plays a huge role!

What are your thoughts?

How much water do you drink?

Do you drink other sport drinks... like Powerade Zero, Gatorade etc?


Sunday, April 10, 2011

New PR!

Yesterday, was the annual Arts Festival run with our local running club
WT Running
There was a 2 mile and a 15K!  I did the 2 mile with John and I ran an 8:05 pace, first in my age group!  I was pretty darn excited about that because I have NEVER run  that fast!! My goal was sub 16 minutes, but I am happy with 10 second over that! :o)

John did great too!  He ran an 8:50 pace!  (So Proud of him because he has only been running for a couple of weeks now)! :o)

My dumb self left the camera at school (hoping its still there tomorrow) so there are no pictures, but the running club will post some so MAYBE I can snag some from them!!!

Off to do my Sunday Funday agenda
- Run 
-sweep and mop floors... BLAH
- Clean Bathrooms... DOUBLE BLAH
-Laundry... I need a house cleaner!
-Grocery shopping
-Submit Grades... CHECK!

Have a great Sunday! :o)
If you ran the Big D Race Good Luck and I know you are going to do AWESOME!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Having none of it!

As I was trying to read some blogs tonight, Boss was having none of it
Before he threw himself at me, I found a new blog!  Tara at Dashing in Pearls... Go wish her good luck on her Big D Half Marathon (that was my first half and so far my favorite race!)

 Since, he receives no attention at all, he is getting what he wants!

 I am off to go feed my celeb gossip addiction... whoops :o)

Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


This weeks workouts so far...

Sunday:  Spin class!  60 minutes = death I loved every second of it!
Monday:  Body Pump + 30 minutes of elliptical
Tuesday:  Spin Class! 60 minutes = butt kicking, hard as crap, sweat like a man or worse

Wednesday:  Ran Hills with Beth 3 miles then came home and did another 3 miles walked Boss man .5 (thats all he can handle because he prances too much)


My motivation lately has been 

Yep, in exactly 59 days I will be leaving to go relax in PARADISE!

What gets you motivated to workout or for the day?
-Thinking about the above and knowing that there are only 7 more weeks left of school!!!


This Chicka-dee...Danielle... got to ditch the crutches and gets to (hopefully) run in a month!  I am just too excited! :o)

Hope everyone has a great Thursday!  

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Busy Bee!

I feel like I have no time for anything!  Friday after school I went and ran hills with Beth (2.5 miles) and then John wanted to go to the gym so I went to the gym with him (nor did I want to be at home)!  After that we went and ate at 

Fire House Subs founded by Fire Fighters
 I had the Chef Salad
I have only eaten here twice, but its super delish and you can go HERE to read about it got started!

Then off we went to 
In bed by 8:45!

Saturday I slept in until about 8:00 laid around and then went and ran 4 miles 8:50 pace! It was quick because I had lots of wedding stuff to do! 
I had to go to Hobby Lobby to look for jewels and paper to make my programs... check
Then, I went to Target to look for Flower Girl shoes... NOT a check!  So then I decided I am going to just buy cheap tangerine flip flop and jewel them out! (at this point in game I am tired to shopping for little things... whoops!)
Then to Dillards to look for a shower dress... found one, but not real crazy about it! Give me your opinions, please!

Then off I went to the jewelry store where my ring came from to look for Johns ring!  AHHHH! I feel like I am running out of time for these things!  
Some friends invited over for dinner last night so after all my shopping we went and chilaxed at Bryan and Andrea's! Bryan cooked us chicken fajitas! Really good!

Hope you have had a great weekend!  I am soo not ready for school tomorrow!  TAKS is (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test) tomorrow!  Good Luck!  I know every teacher out their has worked super hard!