Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Turkey Day

I am planning on a 10 miler tomorrow morning with my running group LocoMotion. Isn't it GREAT to be able to burn off a few calories before eating thousands more...

Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving, I thought I should take a minute to talk about the people/things I am thankful for:

*I am thankful for my wonderful husband! He is so supportive of EVERYTHING I do. He is always the first to say, "Sign up for that race." He has never once complained about the time I spend pounding the pavement in those long runs or the waiting at the finish line. He really is the best! Thanks, Lover!

*I am thankful for my kids. They bring so much joy into my life, and I could not even imagine life without them! I am grateful that my family CAN be together forever!

*I am thankful for running. It is such a great stress release, it just makes me feel good.

*I am thankful for good parents, who taught me by example, how people should live to be happy. I love you both!

*I am thankful for all my running/bloggy friends. Even though I haven't met most of you, I feel your support and camaraderie. Thank you!

And I hope you all have a




HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

T.G.I.F. Photo Friday

Today is Thank goodness it's Friday picture day with NikeMom. 
I wanted to share these.

The weather here has been so very nice (high 60's) and sunny all week.  So, to take advantage of the beautiful weather we went to Wheeler Historic Farm the other day.  It is a great place to go and get away from the hustle of the city. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Shoes...

...or 'runners' as they are called at my house. When I first started running many years ago, I thought Saucony was the shoe for me. But after 3 stress fractures, I went to Salt Lake Running Company and they had me run on a treadmill to do the pronation/supination test...and their recomendation was the Asics Kayano! At the time I was a bit skeptic, I thought, yeah, sure, the most expensive shoe in the store...I bought them anyway and there has been a love affair between us ever since! The Kayanos have been with me through thousands of miles and all 10 of my marathons. They really are awesome shoes! 

The other night my husband and I went to the new James Bond movie (good flick) and after I wanted to go into Sports Authority, they often have a good sale on the Kayanos and since I am in great need of a new pair, we went in....my heart just about leaped out of my chest! $59.99 for my beloved Kayanos (last year's model of course) but not one in my size (probably because I bought them all at the last sale) Oh, the disappointment! 

So yesterday I ordered this pair from Zappos. Aren't they great! I love a new pair of runners!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

I Did It!

I signed up for the Las Vegas Marathon ~ 20 days! Woo hoo. I am so excited!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

7 Random Things About Me...

This tag was left open to anyone on another blog. Since I didn't have any ideas on what to post I thought this might be fun. Here are my 7 random things...

1.  I like reality TV
-The Biggest Loser~although this season the "blue team" makes me sick to my stomach. Can it get any more Jr. High???
-Survivor
-Dancing With the Stars
-Jon & Kate Plus 8
-Little People Big World
-Gene Simmons Family Jewels~it is totally staged, but they are a funny family. I don't even know if it is on anymore.

2.  I like peanut butter in my oatmeal.  It is really good, you should try it!

3.  I love Disneyland. No really, I wish I could live there~ in the castle...( :

4.  I have never been skiing in Utah (I have lived for nearly 14 years)

5.  I don't like ironing or dusting, but I do like doing dishes.  It is very therapeutic.

6.  I was the Little Caesars employee of the month in October 1989.

7.  I have partially webbed toes. It is true! My two middle toes on both feet are affected, but my right foot is worse than my left.

There you have it.  Now I will tag Janice and Run Mommy and whoever else wants to participate. 

Friday, November 7, 2008

National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month. Just wanted to let you know! I have a very tender spot in my heart for adoption. I think Birth Moms are the most incredible women! There are not many people in this world that have more unconditional love and courage than Birth Moms! So, if you know anyone who has been or will be affected by adoption, give them your love and support. Adoption truly is a blessing in so many lives!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

"12 Months of Motivation"

I got my Runners World 2009 Calendar in the mail the other day. I was so excited! I love perusing through the pages and getting motivated for the upcoming year. A few of my favorite quotes this time were:

"We run not because we think it is doing us good, but because we cannot help ourselves."~Sir Roger Bannister

"My feeling is that any day I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy." ~John Bryant

"Running is the big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp, or are you going to be strong today?' ~Peter Maher

I woke up yesterday with a sore throat and ran my 8 miles anyway. I thought I would just sweat the cold away...this morning my noggin was stuffy, my ears are plugged and I can't smell anything... which isn't so bad when dealing with those dirty diapers... Needless to say, but my plan did not work. So, I did not run this morning. I am just going to take it easy today and see how it goes. 

Monday, November 3, 2008

Goals

After a weekend of eating Halloween candy and junk I have resolved myself to eat clean! (at least until Thanksgiving Day) because I really want to look like this: 

Who wouldn't want Jamie Eason's arms? I do realize that it takes A LOT of work to look like that. Being really strict with what you fuel yourself with and making sure you get your workouts in everyday. (I'm sure a couple of cycles of steroids wouldn't hurt either) but I will forgo the steroids and keep reminding myself to... 

I am really itching to do another marathon! Training keeps my mindset in the right place. The holidays are really hard for me. (I have no willpower when I'm not training for something). I am thinking about doing the Las Vegas Marathon, which is December 7th. I said I would never do another race that is run by Devine Sports again...they aren't very organized in my opinion, and the post race food is lacking in nutritional value...but Vegas is close and my parents only live an hour and a half away, so I wouldn't have to get a hotel room, which will save me $300. No brainer, right? 

What I really want to do is run my 40th marathon on or as close to my 40th birthday as possible. So, that gives me 32 months to run 30 marathons....Is that crazy? I totally need a sponsor!