We Wish You A Merry Christmas

January 3, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
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Belated Merry Christmas!!!!! And I guess belated happy New Years as well!

So…I’m gonna do things a bit different. A little summary, if you will.

Well since we had the absurd amounts of snow, I was delayed in leaving. But Paco was ready to go. Packing himself up all on his own!

Well since we had the absurd amounts of snow, I was delayed in leaving. But Paco was ready to go. Packing himself up all on his own!

The absurd amount of snow...and the burried and abandoned cars along the highway.

The absurd amount of snow...and the burried and abandoned cars along the highway.

The Work Week:

N/A! WHOOO!!!!!!! Although I did do a small amount of planning, grading, and copy-making. Ugh. Moving on.

The Workout Week:

I RAN!!!!!!!! 2.5 miles on the Monday and Wednesday before Christmas…then one mile on new years!!!! GO ME!!!!!

Then there are the workout-related gifts!!

My favorite!!! I get one every year!

My favorite!!! I get one every year!

Well...it wasn't really a gift. I got it used from a friend. But YAY!!! However the display does not function...oh well.

Well...it wasn't really a gift. I got it used from a friend. But YAY!!! However the display does not function...oh well.

 I also got some socks, and shirts from One More Mile! Super exciting stuff!!!

The Knitting Week:

MAN I’ve been busy. Not only did I get a ton of super-fun knitty gifties, but I also finished a project! Aunt Sarah’s hat.

La Beret!

La Beret!Aunt Connie modeling the beret too. She wants one.

I got a swift!!! And a ball winder!!!! Dad made the swift. :)

I got a swift!!! And a ball winder!!!! Dad made the swift. 🙂

WIND BALLS WIND!!!! WIND BALLS WIND!!!!

 

All wound up!!! Guess I'll have to knit it so I can buy more stuff to wind! All wound up!!! Guess I’ll have to knit it so I can buy more stuff to wind!

 

What's that??? Malibrigo??! Mmmm.... What’s that??? Malibrigo??! Mmmm….
I love my family. Every knitter will understand the importance of clear zipper bags. Awesomeness. I love my family. Every knitter will understand the importance of clear zipper bags. Awesomeness.
What's that?!?!? A SPINDLE?!?!?! WHOOOOO!!!!!!! What’s that?!?!? A SPINDLE?!?!?! WHOOOOO!!!!!!!
And if you have a spindle...you're gonna need...WOOL!!!!!!! And if you have a spindle…you’re gonna need…WOOL!!!!!!!
MORE WOOL!!!!! MORE WOOL!!!!!
My first spinning attempt. I shall deem this a FAIL. My first spinning attempt. I shall deem this a FAIL.

 My pictures got a little discombobulated there…eh. Moving on.

Favorite:

Well…I’ll go with Christmas presents. Here’s a quick summary!

A voice recorder?!?! SO I CAN PODCAST!!!!!!!! WHOOO!!!!

A voice recorder?!?! SO I CAN PODCAST!!!!!!!! WHOOO!!!!

A lot of awesome UT stuff...too bad my team couldn't deliver the present I really wanted...

A lot of awesome UT stuff...too bad my team couldn't deliver the present I really wanted...

Lots of yummy books!!!!

Lots of yummy books!!!!I also bought Yarn Harlot *Which is freaking hysterical* and Women's Running with an awesome gift card I got. Other Junk:Well...here's the other junk. :)I bought myself yaxtrax....mmm.

And smartwool socks. Heaven.

And smartwool socks. Heaven.

Dad had eye surgery...again. Here's his awesome medicine schedule...for one day.

Dad had eye surgery...again. Here's his awesome medicine schedule...for one day.

The kids mostly got along!!!

The kids mostly got along!!!

Puppy love!!!

Puppy love!!!

Hemi had a squeaky tennis ball…and he punctured it. And got stuck. 🙂 Poor guy.

The 2009 Uncle Jimmy Present!!!

The 2009 Uncle Jimmy Present!!!

The awesome, yet fake, Home Depot pass I concocted. Heh.

The awesome, yet fake, Home Depot pass I concocted. Heh.

Jimmy and the aftermath of the present opening.

Jimmy and the aftermath of the present opening.

The only thing more entertaining than watching Uncle Jimmy open presents, is listening to Uncle Jimmy stories. I think…this one is about using pant legs to hold funnels? You never know with him. And you can never quite follow it…

Uncle Jimmy super-glued my present shut. Every part. All 1039230 boxes....

Uncle Jimmy super-glued my present shut. Every part. All 1039230 boxes....

We had a new years/football party!!!

We had a new years/football party!!!

Me and Miss Carly!!!

Me and Miss Carly!!!

Carly and Adam.

Carly and Adam. Me and the honey.

Sweet Little Shoutout:

Here’s to Nemo!! You…probably will never, ever, ever see this blog. But I love you and I was very brave and held you for the first time this week!!! GO AUNTIE COURTNEY!!!!!!!!!!

I heart my Nemo!!!!

I heart my Nemo!!!!

And for those of you looking at me like I’m crazy, no the kid’s name isn’t Nemo…but that’s what I’ve decided to call him. He is my best friend’s firstborn…so…I have to learn to like babies now.

That just about does it! Hope you guys had good holidays!!!!!

C’mon Girl

March 15, 2009 at 5:14 pm | Posted in Cross Training, Half-Marathon | 2 Comments
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It’s time that I get with the program.

So I bought a trainer for my bike…so there are NO more excuses to not get my cardio in. YAY TRAINER!!!!!!!! I got it out, set it up…well, ok the boyfriend set it up because let’s face it…if I can get him to do it, I’d much rather blame him for any malfunctions than know it was my fault for sure. 🙂 Hehe.

I did 60 minutes on the trainer…and I am really not used to the seat on this bike. Mmm yeah. Gonna be hard to sit tomorrow. Lol. Here’s my sweet setup. FYI, coffee tables with wheels are God’s gift to apartment living.

So in superfunawesome news…my boyfriend got me a Good Luck on your half marathon package!!!! Lookie!!!

It has Gu’s, shot blocks, super awesome socks, lip gloss, and some body glide!!!! How amazing is that?? And did I mention my boyfriend is a non-runner?!?!! He got all that stuff and he doesn’t run!!! HE’S SO FREAKING GREAT!!!!!!!!

Ok, sorry for all the mush.

Oh, so some of my knitting friends are now reading my blog because it’s linked on Ravelry. In knitting news…I was working on a hat today, and my boyfriend looks at me and goes “HONEY!!! Finish a project before you start another one!!!” Lol. He’s noticed the abundance of un-finished things in baskets and bags around the house. I about died laughing.

One more thing, when I went to take the picture of my marathon package, it was on the table beside my gym bag. And my gym bag moved….on it’s own…

Yeah. Apparently my cat decided this is the ideal hiding spot. So…I left him alone. There’s nothing in there he can mess with. I usually just carry my post-run shoes, wallet, and body glide in it and some band-aids. Apparently now it carries cats too. 🙂

Ok, well I’m going to go get some homework done, wander Ravelry, and try and stop by all my favorite bloggers!!! More later!

Cat’s In The Cradle…

August 19, 2008 at 8:12 pm | Posted in running, Training | 2 Comments
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Heyyyyyyy people.

So I didn’t manage to blog yesterday but I did manage a workout. However sadly it was not with Trainer. The gym was closed for cleaning/whatever since school starts next week so I’m not sure if we are allowed to meet this week or not outside of the gym…Trainer is trying to figure that out. But since we couldn’t meet and I was already on campus I went to one of the nearby running trails for a change of pace.

I did 3 miles, all running, no walking, and in under 30 min!!! This is very good for me, I’ve lost a lot of endurance since the half so…I’m pleased with this result. Especially considering I felt like crap over the weekend.

After the 3 I came home and did my ab workouts that Trainer has me do. I think I slacked a bit on them though because I wasn’t very sore the next day. I normally am, and it hurt while I was doing them so I don’t know. Maybe I need to up the intensity. We’ll wait on Trainer’s opinion for that. My guess is I was slacking. 🙂

That brings us to today. I did about 2-3 miles with Shiloh and Tessa. I ran with BOTH dogs at once for the first time and it was pretty interesting. They did ok. Tessa gets tired a lot faster than Shiloh so we may need to only take her out for shorter runs. She also may have some hip issues…so she might not be running at ALL.

So after my run I went down to the local vet clinic I used to work for because I heard they had cats for adoption. The shelters and rescues have not gotten back to me and it’s just so hard to convince people you’re a good owner, and it takes forever. So…I knew the people at the clinic knew me, knew my cats, and I could get one that day….so…….

Got It!

Yeaaaah.

He’s a cute little bugger. He’s also highly anti-social, at least with me. He LOVES my other cat…but he freaks out if I look in his direction. I’m hoping that will subside because he was SUPER spunky at the vets.

Who The Hell?

Paco is really not sure about this whole thing. Ha. The kitten has been chasing him around the apartment which is highly amusing to me.

Well, I’m going to go watch the olympics/my cats!! 🙂

Monday, Monday

June 23, 2008 at 1:05 pm | Posted in running, Training, Uncategorized | 3 Comments
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Well it was one busy weekend!

I didn’t really manage to get a workout in between the 11 hours of driving…but I did accomplish some pictures of the bf’s dog.

This is Kaiser!!!

Whaaa?

He was running around and playing…so cute.

Play!!!

And here’s a halfway decent one of the bf and me at the wedding.

Wedding

Good news is that I did a nice easy 2 miler this morning. I did the second mile faster than the first so if that counts as a negative split…YAY!!! Ha. I’ll count it.

I just ran around the loop my road makes so it wasn’t a very exciting run other than the time. However running at my apartment saves gas since I don’t drive to the park.

Tomorrow I meet with my nutritionist again and then Wednesday is PERSONAL TRAINER DAY!!!!!!!! WHOOOO!!! I’m so excited. I see her Friday too. Awesomeness.

And I’ll leave you with two amusing pictures.

These are a couple of christmas ornaments my aunt found at a yard sale for me. RUNNING SNOWMEN!!! I was so amused.

Marathon Buddies!

Then this is Paco hiding during the huge storm we had last night…he crept out after it was over.

EEK!

More tomorrow!!

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