Thursday, December 30, 2010

Three things Thursday!

1. I did Zumba today. It was fun...I have NO coordination...but it was fun! Brooke, my 10 year old did it with me, and she loved it too. I think we will be making this part of our week!

2. 2010 was such a great year! I am excited to RING in 2011!
We are having a kid friendly party, with a taco bar, and crazy hats!
My kids love the midnight hour...I predict they will all be awake....I may be asleep though! =)

3. 47 degrees feels like summer....I am loving every minute of it! It is suppose to go back to 25 need to stay warm for long!

4. I know...there is suppose to be 3...but I have never been good at following rules.
I am taking my tree down already! It feels rather sad....I do love the Christmas Holiday!!! I just figure now is better than EASTER. My kids are rather sad...I just say, "hey look, your mom is so proactive!"

Monday, December 27, 2010

It's Monday!

That means I'm starting a week of Good eating...and running!!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Blogging Survey!

Here goes nothing!! :)

1. What are you most proud of accomplishing in 2010?
Am I aloud to pass!

2. What are you goals for 2011?
Besides I would like to have something accomplished that I am proud of...when asked!
I would like to put my 2010 behind me and move on with excitement and determination!
I would like to PR!

3. What was your favorite race?
Utah Marathon....5k!
Even though I was not overly impressed with the actual was the highlight of my entire running for 2010!
I got to run a race and meet of with family....Perfect!

4. What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Whose feeling guilty???
I love to drive around with my husband, after a date night and eat Haagen Daz....Vanilla Swiss Almond...that is my absolute favorite!!!

5. What is your most embarrassing running moment?
I can't remember ever being embarrassed...although I am sure I should have been...plenty of times! =0

Monday, December 20, 2010


I attempted to go without sugar for the weekend.....
I succeeded...mostly....I stayed away from sweets....not everything with sugar in the ingredients!
It is a tough time of that was fun for one weekend...but I am going to go back to being addicted for now! =)
I don't know if it is just my constant thought of "no sugar", that made me more aware of what all the kids were eating and doing with food...but
Check out my weekend of food....

The above picture is my son...who begged for my dish towel...and when I gave it to him, he started to suck it dry.
Maybe he needs more water?????

Breakfast....Larger than him!!

He stacked and unstacked these fruit for hours...

In the end I found all the animals stuck in them....they were thirsty...was the plea!

Salsa is a favorite around here...but...usually ....

without jello!

Candy Cane Elf...for mommy!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Gift I Want...but No one can give me!

Now that I have posted all my cRaZy fun...
it is time to get serious...
well, back to business...
I'm rarely serious!!!

I would graciously take anyone of yours motivation to stay focused and accomplish your fitness goals!
(Just wrap it up and mail it to me!...)

I promise somewhere deep inside me I do have the ability to do it!
I am rather disappointed at how deep it is!
Lately....the whole past year....I have been ALL action!
So I took a first step...
I contacted a coach!
I'm not positive that this is what I need, but if she can just think for me....I think I can do the actual workouts??? maybe???
Although I did put it off until the first of the year...typical!
Always waiting for Monday!

So I have 2 weeks to get a little base running in!
I know...that is what I was suppose to be doing all along!

I did a quick time trial...because I am suppose to give my new coach one before I get my first program....
1 mile warm up
2 mile time trial...(I'm not suppose to be dead...but push)
1st mile: 7:50
2 mile: 15:40
mile cool down!

I was happy that I could finish!
Not thrilled with the times!
Happy that I ran my second mile the same, would have preferred negative splits...but the same will do for now!

My BIGGEST problem is sugar.
I admit, I am addicted!
So here goes nothing...let's see if I am all talk or ready for action....
this is scary!!!
Why wait for Monday??? =)
I'm going NO sugar for this weekend!

That may seem easy...but it's not!
I'll report back on Monday...hopefully I'm brave and will continue on...

Have a great weekend!
Thanks for listening to all my babbling!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cake Eating Contest!

My sister surprised me with a secret lunch out with friends...
That tops my wish list...

Of course we had to end with a chocolate cake eating contest...
With LARGE pieces!

I'm not 20 anymore...this much a little amount of not recommended!
unless, you are memory making moments!

My sister Kim...she's the champ...I plan to beat her next year!
Probably not a tradition I should start...but why not!

Dinner with the crew!

Wishing for another great year!

Starting to fall apart!

Here's the kicker...Shopping for new running shoes!

This was as perfect of a possible!

Today should be a bit Healthier!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Passing on a Smile! =)

This could be a lengthy post....

It is so hard to imagine life.....gone!
We just found out our good friend...whom we consider family...has cancer!
I'm in shock!
It seems to me that cancer is going seems like everyday I hear of another case!
For some reason...this one has sent me into shock!

He's young...30!
He's in incredible shape!
Has a family....4 kids...youngest 7 weeks!

It is such an eye opener that it can happen to anyone at anytime!

Then I had a friend from high school who, was driving down the highway, and was hit by a run away driver...and killed!
Strange to think, she kissed her husband good bye, just like every other morning.
Dropped her daughter off at preschool, just like every other day!

I'm sorry this is a depressing post...but LIFE IS SHORT!

I can't seem to quit thinking...
If...I was told that I had 2 - 5 years left to live...
What would be my priorities?

I want to live my life as if today is my last!

As I think about it...
I just want to LOVE! kids, my husband, my brothers and and dad!
But more than that...
I want to love others!
I want to give what I can!
Even if it is only a smile!

Imagine if your smile was the last smile someone saw????

Thursday, December 9, 2010

It's my Birthday.....almost!

Might seem strange...but I love getting older!
It's like a scoreboard at the football game...I have earned each and everyone of these years!
I love my birthday...okay...I love all birthdays...but mine included!
Every year I throw a party...with close friends...for myself...WHY NOT!
Who else is going to do it?

This year I am changing the pace...
My great friend Kris...called and asked if she could take me out to lunch for my birthday!

I plan to go to lunch everyday...or as many as I can...and spend an hour or so with my those that make my life complete!
If I need to continue into January...I will!
I have No problem celebrating for months! =)

If you double click on the will enlarge...and graciously show you all of my earned mileage!!!
(In a few years I may look like a raisin...but a happy raisin!)

But who could resist a birthday picture at a darling cafe...with a delicious bowl of European soup???
Sounds like another memory to add to my life!

If lunch is not enough...she bought me a Christmas ornament to go on my tree...notice unbreakable...I do have 5 little ones!
I absolutely LOVE it!

I have to include a picture of my sweet friend!
Thanks Kris...I had a TON of fun!

****Now a special note to all my darling computer friends!
Don't forget to back up files...I am horrible at it...and my computer crashed, erasing lots of pictures and file...putting me out of computer commission for awhile!