Sunday, December 4, 2011

Rain, Rain, and more Rain!

I have never been more excited to ne out of wet clothes and wet shoes in my entire life!

Race recap coming later!! 
4th Half Marathon in the books!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Motivating Monday!

I tend to forget this...

Hope you enjoy or enjoyed your run or workout today!  :o)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Count downs are on...

This week has been super busy, but coming to an end!  Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  John and I ran the Turkey Trot on Thursday, went to my home town Thursday and had lunch with my fam and then off we went to his hometown Friday night and returned Saturday!  Today all we have done is put up Christmas decorations and lights!  YEAH!  There are lots of count downs starting today!

 Turkey Trot Pics!

1st count down is...

7 DAYS until the White Rock Half Marathon!  Super excited, but nervous all at the same time... it's suppose to rain?

Have you ever ran a half or full marathon in the rain?  How did you prepare for it?

2nd countdown is...

14 FULL days and 3 HALF Days! 
Couldn't be more excited!

3rd count down is...

 exactly 4 weeks until the Best Time of the Year!

In the midst of my down time during Thanksgiving break I have managed to run, shop (ALOT... Black Friday me and two other girls started at 9:30 PM Thursday night and finished at 7:30 AM Friday morning... now that is some serious shopping :o), read and be crafty!  This week I made wood block picture frames... super cute!

 I have to glue to clip on it, but other than they are finished!  You could put a christmas card or a picture or even a recipe if you would like!  Lots of fun!

I finished "Now You See Her," by James Patterson
Really good, couldn't put it down

If you are looking for a good book to read this is great, keeps you on your toes!

Hope everyone has a great Monday! 

Monday, November 21, 2011

I'm too old...

So after this wild Party like a Rock Star weekend I'm way too old for this weekend (my brother turned 21 this weekend)

 I am now back on track with running... SORTA!  I did run 5 miles tonight and it was actually easy and relaxing after laying around, curled up, drinking water all day Sunday AND being addicted to this jazz

I am running the Turkey Trot on Thursday

 then I am off to the BIG D the next weekend to run my 4th Half Marathon
I am really excited about running this because I have heard it is a very pretty course and lots of FUN!  Just what I need to get my booty in gear to run more! 

Are you running a turkey trot??

If you needed some Monday Motivation (that I am way late on) or some Tuesday Motivation
If you are a teacher and have to go to school tomorrow... T-1 DAY!  We can do it!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Running Buddy!

YEA!! I. AM. SO. EXCITED!!!!!  Miss Danielle and I went running today at our old hang out (Mae Simmons)!  It was soo much fun!  I am so excited to have a running buddy!  She rocked it too!  It felt soo good to have the feeling of my lungs burning after an a hilly run!  :o)

Ok, so I am ADDICTED to Pinterest and I am so happy that my brothers girlfriend is too!  So over our dinner tonight we got to chit chat about it and talk about how awesome it is!  How fun is that? :o)

This is my brother and his sweet girlfriend on Halloween!

I tried out a smoothie prep thing I found on Pinterest. It is suppose to help by making a smoothie a lot less time consuming... its pretty handy!

I call it the Smoothie Prep
(I know, how original)

First you have to get frozen fruit that you like in a smoothie.  I bought strawberries and bananas from Target

Then I seperated 1 cup of fruit into individual baggies

Then I spooned yogurt into a ice tray to freeze it
 and I used just regular light yogurt (because it was what John man bought)

It was super easy.  After the yogurt froze I just emptied the ice tray and put about 3-4 cubes of yogurt into each bag.  In the mornings I just empty one bag of smoothie mix and add one cup of milk and Voila!  It was much faster than adding all of the ingredients in in the morning!

Do you do anything in the morning to make getting breakfast ready easier?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Small Town!

Today was my longest run yet on my training... 10 miles!  I woke up this morning and needed a little motivation so I read some Pinterest Fintess pictures!  I am absolutely addicted to that site!  I took off about 8:30 and it felt great outside.  Not too cold!  I was fine running with the wind and then I had to turn around at mile 4 and I was against the wind!  (15-25 MPH...remember I live in West Texas) BLAH!  My body was prefectly fine until I hit mile 7 and my eyes got a huge gust of dirt blown in them!  SOOOO I had to stop and get the dirt out and took a GU while I was blinking away!  Overall, my run was GREAT!  I felt great and It was fun!  My goal was under a 9:10 pace and I DID IT!  9:07!  So, while I was running I made some goals for my half in December!

1.  Try for under a 2:05 half! (which I know I can do... it is just the mind over matter)
2.  Not go to the bathroom (surely if I can make it 10 miles without I can go another 3, right?)
3.  Have fun and take in every second of it!  (I think I am going to carry my camera)

 I took this on the way to my parents house!  I know this is a money maker, but it sure does make for a ckoud of allergies!  :o(

That is dust above the cotton bales!

I had to go to my parents house today to join my mom for a craft show!  It was fun and I got some neat things!

 I bought some Mexican Pickles from this elder couple that are retired.  They were having a hay day today at the craft show!
  They are pickles with jalepenos!  YUM!  Tonight I chopped up 1/4 cup and mixed them in with half a block of fat free Cream Cheese and made a dip!  It was delish!!!

I love PASTA!  This was Mushroom Fettuccine!  I made Grilled Chicken Fettuccine with Green hatch Chili's!  It was super yum!  These noodles are cholestorol free and all natural! 

I love small town homemade goods!  :o)

If you raced this weekend, I hope you had *FUN* and ROCKED IT!

My count down starts for Thanksgiving BREAK!  T-7 days (school days)!  YEA!