"Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dreams closer. "


Friday, October 31, 2008


You read it right, I just registered for my very first (and will determine after if it is my only) FULL MARATHON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been contemplating the thought of running a full marathon ever since last April after I ran 2 half marathons. I just got to thinking that I really wanted to do it at least once in my life just so I can say I did it and prove it to myself that I can do it. The thought of a marathon has never crossed my mind until I started running about 3 years ago. I was just up to a 5K and I thought "I wonder what it would be like to run a marathon". Then I had a baby and was not running for about 1 year then I got back to it and have gradually been increasing my distance and I finally realized that if I want to do it then I can do it. Sooooooooo...I AM DOING IT!!

I have always thought people that run marathons are just crazy, I mean why in the world would you want to do something like that. I am still not sure I can answer it with anything besides saying "BECAUSE I CAN".

I was originally going to do it in about 2-3 more years then my friend Jess and Corinne said they would do it too so here we are preparing for the Little Rock, AR FULL MARATHON on March 15, 2009.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Nothing new

I am feeling better from my sickness but I am SO SLEEPY. I haven't been sleeping well. I have no idea why. I just lay there and I want to go to sleep but I don't. Then eventually I do then I wake up later and can't get back to sleep. It is just so frustrating. I made myself get up early this morning and do 25 minutes on the treadmill. I was thinking it might make me sleepier tonight. I had a good run. I felt good once I got going.

I still LOVE MY HAIRCUT!!! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!! It is so easy. Chloe said she wants her haircut like mine too. Hmmm, probably won't cut hers this short although it would look cute and be much easier to manage. I might take hers a little shorter though. She has SO MUCH hair and it takes forever to blow dry then in the mornings you have to re-wet it and blow dry it again to make it lay right. I am not complaining, I am glad she has great hair.

I just don't have much interesting to share these days. Just same ol' same ol. Can't believe Thanksgiving and then Christmas is quickly approaching. I am looking forward to it though.

Friday, October 24, 2008

It's FRIDAY!!!!!!!

Well I am already feeling so much better. I went to the Dr. yesterday morning and they gave me a cortisone shot, praise the lord! This helped quickly and then gave me some antibiotics. It am already so much better so I should be 100% by Monday for sure.

My friend Jess is in town on business and she stayed the night with us last night and again tonight. It is so nice to get to visit with her more. We are doing our long run of 6 miles tonight. Oh man, just 6 miles, this will be GREAT!! AND to have someone to do it with. The hour or so will fly by. I can't wait.

Tomorrow the Razorbacks play Ole Miss and that is where our old coach of 10 years, Houston Nutt went to as of this past Spring. So it should be interesting. I hope we can pull out a win. We have it in us if we play smart. We shall see what happens.

This will be the first game I have gotten to go to. We haven't had child care for the others so I have stayed home with the girls and let J go to the games. I don't mind though. Most of them have been on TV.

I hope all of you have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I DID IT!! I finally cut my hair short. I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT!!! It feels so good to be off my neck and I love the look of it. I am just thrilled. I have an awesome hairdresser and I am just so pleased with it. Happy that I had the guts to do it. I was nervous but I am thrilled with the way it turned out.

Monday, October 20, 2008

10 mile run, my birthday present to myself

Yesterday was my 34th birthday and I was scheduled to do a 10 mile run. IT WENT GREAT!!! If you remember I had to cut my 9 miler short last weekend b/c I didn't feel well I rested up this week and did 1 ST session and 1 short run and I felt ready to go on Sunday morning. I got a really good nights rest on Saturday night, 10 hours of sleep, so I now that attributed to my good run. I went on a trail that has a lot of hills so I would run the flats and walk the hills and it worked out really well. There was a breeze the whole time and 1/2 the trail is shaded and it was a steady 60 degrees the entire time. It was just so nice. I even felt good the rest of the day and then today too. I think I just fueled properly and got plenty of rest and that really helped me out.

My long run next week is only 6 miles so that won't be bad at all.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Busy Bee!

Sorry I haven't been around and updating my blog very frequently. This week has been busier than most. I am feeling a better though so that is a plus. I am not 100% but improving daily so hopefully it continues. I need to be 100% by Sunday when I have to run 10 miles. Whew, it seems like a lot but I know I can do it.

I spent my entire morning getting a beef that we had processed and splitting it up with my parents and getting it in their freezer then putting up my in-laws 1/2 also then putting ours up. It was a job but I got it done. Also, had to get pig feed ready for Chloe's pig show that is on Saturday. Can't wait for that. It will be fun. She is looking so forward to it.

ok, sorry so short but I have work to get done.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Under the weather!

This has been my new best friend for the last 2 1/2 days. Where oh where does all of the snot come from? I mean really, how can it just keep producing. It is like it never ends.

The really bad news is that I was not able to do my 9 mile run. I made it 4 miles with mostly walking. I made every attempt to do it though. I got up at 6:20 Sunday morning after not sleeping well at all and I ate my b-fast, got dressed and headed out the door at 7. I really wanted to be able to do it. My energy level was non-existent and I couldn't breathe. If you run you know how important breathing is. In fact it is the main thing you have to adjust to as you become a runner and when your nose is so clogged it makes it very difficult. I went as long as I could then I just had to cut it short. I figured I was not doing my body any good and I really needed to rest. Let's just pray that I will be 100% for this coming weekends 10 mile run.

I took a short nap on Sunday and then I slept really good last night so that helped. I am feeling slightly better today which makes me think I either have allergies or a cold. I kind of thought it might be a sinus infection but since I am feeling better today I think that is not what it is. Just taking some over the counter meds and blowing my nose like crazy to try to get this junk out.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

3 days strong

3 days straight of no weighing! GO ME!! This is tough. I have to consciously think not to weigh in the mornings. It is such habit for me. I am feeling good though and I really think it is making me think twice about my food and getting in my exercise.

I have a 9 miler planned for Sunday morning. I am ready. Been eating more today and drinking my water. I am feeling sluggish and congested today. I hope it goes away by morning. I think I am just tired from a busy week and staying up late last night. I have rested some today so maybe that will make me feel better tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

No scale for me!

Yes, you read it, I am not weighing myself until November 1st. I was reading an article that my trainer at Phit-N-Phat posted and I realized that I needed and wanted to prove to myself that I am not a slave to the scale and it does not control me. So in order to do that I am not stepping on the scale until November 1. I know how to eat and I know how to exercise in order to lose or maintain my weight so that is what I am going to do without pressure or reassurance from the scale.

I am currently taking on a NO CANDY challenge through Halloween and I did that last year so I know it can be done but this, not weighing is going to be a really HUGE challenge for me. Since I have been on the health and fitness wagon for 2 years I have weighed at least 4-5 times a week. I typically do not let the scale ruin my attitude or mood and I am completley aware that weight fluctuates daily but if through the week I see a general downward movement in it then I am pleased. I just think it will be a good idea for 24 days to prove to myself that the scale really does not control me and the choices I make are what control my weight and attitude.

This morning I weighed and the scale said 148.4 so on November 1 we will see what it says and I will let you know. I am really thinking that it might make me work a little harder on the exercise and keep the food extra clean b/c I won't have the scale to give me the reassurance.

I can do it! If I can not eat one piece of candy through Halloween then I can do this. The scale is in front of my sink in the bathroom. I am going home to move it to the cabinet under J's sink so that I won't be tempted to step on it. Out of sight out of mind. Wish me luck!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Cheerleader Chloe

I wanted to share some recent pics of Chloe in her red/white cheerleading outfit. She is obsessed. Red and White goes with J's team as well as the Razorbacks so it works out really nice. A few pics were taken at my parents house and the others were taken at the Ramay football game last Thursday with the other cheerleaders. She was in heaven. Only one pic of Lizzie b/c she would not cooperate. As you can see in this pic she has a mischievous look on her face and she is trying to get away and I am trying to hold her. It was rather funny if you can't tell from the laughter on my face.

Friday, October 3, 2008


Sorry, I have been MIA!! I have been the lady of leisure this week while my parents have been out of town. I have been working part time basically (taking some vacation) and taking care of my girls when they aren't in school. It has been GREAT!!!

I am doing really well. Eating has been GREAT and exercise has been good too. I will run 8 miles this weekend.

Just not much going on with me. I have tons of pictures to post I just can't seem to get around to downloading them.

I hope all of you have a good weekend.