Wednesday, January 27, 2010


IT'S COLD here...but bundled up you can still get some exercise in!!!

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010


This is how we celebrated the 15 miles!!! Our friends invited us to the AFC championship game!! SUPER BOWL TIME!!

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

15 miles

TODAY I RAN 15 MILES!!! It is the LONGEST DISTANCE I've EVER ran ( prior to that a half marathon in October)! BUT I did it!!!
AMAZING!! Feeling a little stiff but nothing a hot bath and some Biofreeze can't help!
Never thought I'd be running, much less preparing for a FULL MARATHON- but I AM!!

What are you working toward?? How's it coming??? Do you see yourself ACCOMPLISHING it...or are you undermining yourself?? REMEMBER...YOU CAN DO IT...ATTITUDE is key!!

This is one of the reasons I CONTINUALLY push myself!

Happy Saturday!
Don't waste the sure to...

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tears and Snot- Wordless Wednesday!

Note- brought on by having to stop playing!

Guess they wanted more of a calorie burn???

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Big Boy Bike

Santa brought Jackson a "BIG BOY BIKE" for Christmas. It was our first chance to ride it outside! Start from the bottom and work your way up! (Reverse order)

Turned crabby after burning those calories!

Dane wanting to go faster!

Watch out almost a collision! (Notice the "one eye" driver!)

Seriously? Doesn't this go FASTER!

This reminds me of The Wicked Witch on Wizard of Oz riding a bike!

The back side!

Loving this !!!!

Watch out!

Hoping this is a good start to your week!
Choose to be ACTIVE and eat RIGHT!!! Here's to GREAT HEALTH!!!

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Monday, January 11, 2010


I SURVIVED running 12 miles in the SNOW!!! WHAT a crazy 2 hours in 16 degree weather it was.
Truly amazing.... if you would have told me a year ago that I would have been running, let alone running outside when it's cold I would have LAUGHED in your face and claimed you were INSANE!
Funny how things change!
I am DETERMINED to PERSEVERE and accomplish my goal of COMPLETING a FULL MARATHON this April! There is no option to "skip" the run...and to do it on a treadmill...well that just seems even more CRAZY!
TRAINING is so's not just about crossing the finish's the HARD WORK each week that goes into meeting the GOAL!! While running on Saturday I actually thought..."if you can run in these conditions... snow on the ground, frigid temperatures, and 12 miles...then that MARATHON might even be easier!". SERIOUSLY... it might be!! (I'll let you know!)

So what are your GOALS for the year? For the MONTH? The QUARTER? You must map out your way, WRITE it down, and start your way toward ACCOMPLISHMENT.
I CHALLENGE you to JUST DO IT!!! CLAIM 3 things you want to do to improve physical, one mental, one spiritual and do it!!! We need to assure all facets of our life are in order to be COMPLETE!
Here are mine...
Physical- run a MARATHON in APRIL
Mental- Monthly scrapbook ( I usually wait to the end of the year and SPAZ to get it done)
Spiritual- Daily devotion.

Here is yesterday's verse
"Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness and who seek the LORD; Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn." Isaiah 51:1
YOU MUST FOCUS on success.... YOU CAN DO IT...HAVE FAITH in yourself...GOD already does!!!
So tell me...what are you GOAL for this year??

Just food for thought!!

Here a few pictures from New Year's Eve. What fun hubby and I had together!

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy Friday

As promised my "cranky face" picture after our "snow date" yesterday. The camera battery was charged while we froze, and I snapped these as soon as we came in!
Needless to say.... we didn't play in the snow today! I didn't crop these...but at least they are loaded onto the new computer and I've been "playing" with iphoto!

Hoping you are warm and have been able to sweat this week! It's single digits here...and I'm going to RUN OUTSIDE tomorrow morning...12 miles! YIKES...what's wrong with me???


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Thursday, January 7, 2010

MAC town

WELL it came today!! MAC is in the house!!!
LOVE IT and have only been using it for 5 minutes!!! We had our first snow school for Jackson, no Kindermusik for Dane, and NO GYM for me!! We did brave the FRIGID temperatures and play outside for about 30 minutes...the same time it took for us to get bundled up to GO OUTSIDE!! My camera battery was dead so no pictures of BEFORE...did get a funny shot after we came in...cranky faces! Once I figure out the photo section...will post.
Hoping for Mommy and Me class tomorrow....if school is canceled they cancel classes at the YMCA! Fingers crossed.
THe FULL training is going well...however the run this Saturday is 12 miles and the temperature is only going to be around 7 degrees!! CRAZY...we'll see how that goes!

What about you? How are things with you? Are you getting those sweat sessions in??? Don't give up....keep pushing!! It WILL GET BETTER!!

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Hard drive...died!

I've been MIA because my computer died....YES it DIED!! After almost 4 years the HARD DRIVE JUST STOPPED! I lost EVERYTHING on it...well...maybe my mom will be able to retrieve SOMETHING...FINGERS CROSSED for pictures. (She's a computer "freak" I mean that in a NICE way!) So let this serve as not only my lesson...but yours ...HAVE AN EXTERNAL back up!

On the bright side...this means I need a new computer....Looking at iMAC!!! Any thoughts???
Have you started that EXERCISE COMMITMENT YET???
Just ran 10 miles this am...full swing for the MARATHON training!

I'll be back soon...WITHDRAWALS from blogging!

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