Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Makes Me Happy

You know that treadmill that I got?  I've run 5 miles on it (not all at the same time).

It makes me happy.

You know what else makes me happy?  My five month old baby girl.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Kiss Me, I'm 1/32nd Irish!

I wish that I could give you race recap for today (like I did last year) - but I crapped out on the 5K.  I wasn't going to pay $25 to run when I haven't been training.  But maybe I should have... at least I would have guaranteed a run for today.  And then I could try for another sweet finish line photo like this:

We got the treadmill moved inside and now it just needs to get put together.  Hopefully that will happen tonight while the husband and his brother watch March Madness.  I'm hoping that it doesn't take all night and that I will be able to use it before I go to bed!

*fingers crossed*

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Taco Tuesday

I ran 4 miles on Saturday.  My first run since January and it was VERY slow, but at least I finally got out there and did it.  I'm hoping to run more... soon. 

The treadmill that we bought is still in its enormous box sitting in the garage.  Who wants to help us move it to the basement?  Not only would I like to be running, but I would also like to park in the garage again.

Baby Girl is not cooperating when it comes to bedtime.  I don't know why she has such a hard time going to sleep, but the bedtime routine lasts for a couple of hours before she is FINALLY down for the night (or a few hours, as is usually the case).  So my plans for exercising in the evening hours have not been happening.  By the time Baby is asleep (for good, not just for 5 minutes before she wakes up and fusses again), its an hour past (passed?) my bedtime and I am very tired and cranky.  One of these days we will figure out how to get her to stay asleep in her crib (and not in my arms) and then I will be able to get my butt in gear.  I mean - HELLO! - I have a half marathon in 9 weeks!
But man, is she ever cute!

Friday, March 4, 2011

A Very ABC Post

Guess what?  I'm copying everyone else that has posted this.  Feel free to skip, because - you know - you don't really want to know any of this about me.

(A) Age: Just turned 26

(B) Bed Size: Queen

(C) Chore You Hate: Cleaning bathrooms - that is why I have mold growing in most of my toilets at the moment.  Don't judge me.

(D) Dogs? We put down the family dog of 15 years in 2008 and it was a traumatic experience for me that I don't wish to go through again any time soon.  
(E) Essential Start Your Day Item: A HUGE glass of skim milk.  Seriously.

(F) Favorite Color: Purple

(G) Gold or Silver? I always hated yellow gold, but it's growing on me.  My wedding rings are white gold.  And they are scratched up.

(H) Height: 5'4"

(I) Instruments You Play: the piano - but very poorly.  I took guitar lessons, but can't play anything.  I had a drum set, but never learned to keep the beat.  I occasionally played my dad's bass guitar during band practice, but never really learned a full song.  What band practice, you ask?  Oh, I was a singer in my dad's blues band.

(J) Job Title: Receptionist/Personal Assistant.  Mommy.

(K) Kids: Katie - 4 months
 (L) Live: South Jordan, UTAH - but I was born and raised in S.E. Idaho.

(M) Mom's Name: Connie

(N) Nicknames: Whit - and that is all.

(O) Overnight Hospital Stays? Only when Katie was born.

(P) Pet Peeve: Dear Smokers, the world is NOT your ashtray!

(Q) Quote from a Movie: "I'm a sailor! I sail!  Ahoy!" - What About Bob?

(R) Right or Left Handed? Right

(S) Siblings: 3 older sisters
 (T) Time You Wake Up? Whenever Katie wakes me up

(U) Underwear: Yes, I do wear underwear.

(V) Vegetable You Dislike: The majority.  It's not something that I'm proud of either.  I really wish that I liked things like celery, peppers, onions, tomatoes (fruit/vegetable - whatever).

(W) What Makes You Run Late: Katie.  She always chooses the moment that I want to walk out the door to fill up and blow out her diaper.

(X) X-Rays You've Had Done:  When I was 4, I received a hairline fracture in my leg from my very nice sisters.  Who talked me into jumping off the bed onto a blanket that they proceeded to rip out from under me.

(Y) Yummy Food You Make: Chicken Enchilada Soup - I am currently obsessed with it.

(Z) Zoo, Favorite Animal: The big cats and the bears.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

How I Spent My Bonus

Have I been running lately?  Um, no.  I have the best intentions, and then life gets in the way.  

Well, not really in the way... I would still rather spend all of my free time with my baby.  I don't see that changing any time soon, but once this treadmill is in the basement, I will still get to be around my baby AND run.  

Win, win.