Saturday, October 12, 2013
here's photos from a camping road trip i did with a friend in june. flew to san jose, drove from there to portland, oregon. pics are not in order... great trip. we roughed it and it was great. definitely need a trip like that every year. next one should be a surfing roadtrip!
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The race started off extremely cold, raining, and windy. It was brutal and probably one of the worse running conditions I’ve ever ran in. I finished within the 6 hours that was given to all runners for the full marathon so that’s a good thing. I was really aiming for 5hrs or under but overall I just wanted to finish before they opened the streets up.
I couldn’t have asked for a better running buddy. She kept me motivated and going. Thanks Lil Bit!!!!
I had absolutely the best cheerleaders too! I wouldn’t have been able to do it all without them cheering me on. thanks Debbie, Bonny, Londyn, and Lo for running along with us for a few blocks!!!!!! Thanks Lo for being photographer/papparazzi! They braved the cold and waited for me to pass up. My hubby and my dad also cheered us on and followed us from mile 23 til the finish line. My daddy is such a trooper, he isn’t a young buck anymore. He biked along with the hubby and took pictures. He must have rode 7 miles that day!
What an experience. And maybe in a couple of months after I’ve forgotten how brutal the run was I may want to sign up for it again… We’ll see…
Congrats to all those that ran this weekend!!!! And I am truly blessed to have so many supporters!
Happy Hump Day Peeps!
Friday, January 11, 2013
This Sunday I will be running the Chevron Houston Marathon. It will be my first full marathon. I’ve done the half before and that was no sweat but I’m a lil frightened of the full. Especially the forecast is not in our favor. It’s going to start a lil chilly, 42 degrees and raining. The end of the race it should be in in the low 60s. So I will be wet, cold, and hot. O joy! I’ve been training for 6 months for this sucker so it’s going to happen and I’m going to finish it and nip this in the butt! Well I’m definitely not going to win it but my goal is to finish within 5 hours. 4 hours and 59 minutes!!! Must be under 5 hours. I hope I make it under 5 hrs. My last long run was 22 miles and I did it in 4 hrs and 27 mins. Usually on race day you run just a lil faster than you have been for training… Excited to finally get my 26.2 shirt and sticker!!!!
All I’ve eaten this week is pasta, pasta, pasta, pasta. I feel like a fat lil piggy. But it’s also been nice to not have to run so much too. I’m definitely excited and nervous at the same time. Stocked up on energy gels/blocks, purchase Body Glide (never had any chaffing issues, but I’m going to use it just in case!!), and ginger candy.
Here’s the course:
So here’s what I’m going to wear. Funny thing is I’ve never really worn Nike running clothes. But after trying it on and seeing what fits best… well Nike wins!
The bright yellow thing is a flip belt, it can fit all your necessary things like your gels, keys, phone, etc. It sits snuggly on ya. Works perfectly for runners. ASICS are my go to running shoes. Can’t run in anything else! These are the ASICS GEL-Cumulus 14.
Hopefully the Memorial Hermann EXPO will have a headband that is brightly colored for me to buy and wear. Yes I’m going for the neon bright color theme. or maybe the Lululemon Bang Buster Headband
It’s going to be gloomy out there, so I’ll brighten the day up with my attire and people can see me even if there’s a major downpour.
And it’s been a great pleasure running and training with the Runner’s High Club running group.
To all other fellow runners in the full, the half, or the 5K: GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!
Friday, January 04, 2013
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Went to a private party/tasting event recently, hosted by The Pastry of Dreams – Catering Connection.
The lovely couple that is behind The Pastry of Dreams: Sebastian & Elizabeth
Here’s a few of the items on the menu and let me just tell you this… I woke up this morning thinking about it all and I thought I had way too much last night. My favorite was the [trianon]. There was also a citron meringue that I don’t have an individual picture of it.
They also have a blog: http://ptitmignon-foodie.blogspot.com/
my [partner] in crime and I
Met the beautiful girls of Mucho Mucho Bueno Bueno. Hope to see you girls around more in Houston!! #houstonbloggers
And me and the wonderful Elizabeth
Check them out on their Facebook page: The Pastry of Dreams – Catering Connection
Happy Hump Day!
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