Thursday, January 26, 2012

best husband ever

jay came home from work the other day and brought me a lil surprise...

a bag of goodies from LULULEMON!!
he must have been feeling pretty guilty because back in december at the Las Vegas Rock & Roll Marathon he was holding my one and only lululemon jacket...

 and he set it down to snap some pre race pictures, like this....

we hit the porta potties a little ways away and when i realized it was missing we hustled back to the fence where he set it and it was gone!!  seriously like not even ten minutes had gone by!!
the nerve of some people, my sister and i kept looking for it in the crowd but no such luck:(
so anyways he had a meeting in portland the other day and picked out these for me
in white.

in bright pink.

in black.
isn't he the best!! it all fits but i think i might exchange the black long sleeve for a pair of capri pants or a skirt.
thanks babe love ya:)

Monday, January 23, 2012


we did it!!!!
our team "victorious" won guaranteed entry to Nike Women's Marathon 2012
hotel reservations are made and we are super excited!!
we did our virtual nike women's half marathon around Naselle and my son's friend Hannah did the whole thing with us!!  She had never ran more than 5 miles and we finished the 13.1 in 2:07. 

way to go girls:)

Friday, January 13, 2012

5 things friday

workouts for the week~ 
monday-elliptical 4 miles
tuesday-ran 4 miles 9:31pace
wednesday-ran 2.5 miles 9:05pace
thursday- ran 4.15 miles 9:20pace

1.  as of wednesday i now have my very own personal chauffeur =)
i can't believe he's old enough to drive!!

2.  tomorrow alisha, hannah and i will do the Nike+ WHM.  it's a virtual run that benefits leukemia and lymphoma.
 this is the first half marathon i will be checking off my list for my
 "run 12 half's in 2012".
 the largest team that completes this run gets to bypass the lottery to get into to the 
Nike Women's Marathon 
in San Francisco in october. we are running for team "victorious" and it looks like it the largest team
 so far!!

3.  loving the awesome weather we've been having in the pacific northwest. 
 i'll take clear and cold over wet any day!
 i've been doing all my runs outside and have been getting in some quality park time too :)

4.  my husband and son got an elk today!!
it's not a bull but meat is meat if you ask me:)

5.  girls dinner tonight, half marathon in my own town tomorrow,
 and laser armpit hair removal on monday(hubby's birthday)! 
what an exciting weekend:)
happy friday everyone!

Monday, January 9, 2012

yeah or neigh??

to blog or not to blog that is the question...

i'm trying to decide if i should start blogging again.  i really enjoyed putting together a post and taking pictures for the blog but it takes so dang long and i don't know if anyone besides my sister even reads it!!
i guess i need to remember that i'm doing it for me, to stay motivated and accountable for my workouts.
since my last post some things that i've accomplished....

~ran a twenty mile run in 3:23 with my sister,bff, and running partner alisha~

~pr'd in the portland half marathon by 15 minutes 1:58!! and i got to cheer on alisha as 
she pr'd in the full marathon!~

~did a 10k turkey trot with my family on thanksgiving morning~

~ran with cely from runningoffthereeses and then had breakfast with her and skinnyrunner along with some other pretty cool guys chris and ben~

~and last but not least, 
finished and pr'd in my third full marathon, Las Vegas Rock & Roll
time was 4:43~

happy monday=)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

iPhone blogging....short and sweet

• pr'd at the Portland Half Marathon - 1:58:?? Super happy with that:)
• my sister kicked ass and finished the full in 4:45?? Way to go Alisha
• ran 43 miles last week! Awesome sauce.
• part of that 43 was my long run- 18 miles in 2:55 that's a pace of 9:55. Also very pleased with myself for that:)
• I have 20 to do this Sunday and with a teeny bit of soreness still I hope it goes as good as last Sunday.
• more on the half and pictures when I have a lil extra time.
Happy Tuesday:)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

three things thursdsay

1.  camping last weekend was super fun and super busy!!  both boys had football games that were an hour away from our camp site, jay had to leave us to go hunting, and i had to run the
 great columbia crossing 10k.  not to much relaxing but it was still fun:)
 chloe at the lake showin' us her silly face.
carson and alisha after his game.
 brandy and i before the run started.
after we finished, back at camp.
i totally look like i'm dying, but i felt great.  i finished in 55:44 a 8:59 pace.
         i'm to cheap to buy any race pictures, especially god awful ones of me or ones of a bridge that my daughter cries when we have to cross because she's sick of driving to town everyday:(

2.  i went through and organized my running stuff the other day and i realized i have more running clothes than i do regular clothes!! three drawers out of nine are running related.
 one for all my random running crap:
 spi belt ,gu'ssport beansifitness beltbic band, and other goodies. 
 one for shirts like my skinnyrunner shirt, and my 26.2 apparel shirt, along with all my race shirts.
and one for my bottoms, nike tempo shortsrunning skirts, and my fav tights from lululemon.

3.  heading to portland saturday for the portland marathon.

 i'm doing the half:) woo hoo!! good luck to my sister who's running the whole.
 here are some pictures from last year, our first full marathon.

my goal is to finish right around 2:00:)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


i was looking online at motivational running quotes and came across some
 "you know you're a runner when"quotes.  these are some that fit me.

you know you're a runner when...

~you no longer make fun of fanny packs because your running belt looks very similar (although cooler)
 to one.

~you have more running clothes than regular clothes in your laundry pile.

~you're not embarrassed to wear spandex.

~you're always hungry.

~you smirk when non-runners ask you,  "So how long is this Marathon?"

~you know where exactly one mile from your front door is (in any direction).

~you own more pairs of running sock than dress socks.

~you get jealous when you're driving in your car and you pass a runner.

~a beautiful summer day turns overcast and you're glad because it's much better running weather.

~you call 5 miles a "short run" and people look at you funny.

~you spend the last two miles of a marathon thinking about what you're going to do different when you run it next year.

stickin' to it

the only way finishing Vegas Rock & Roll will be remotely possible is if i really stick to my training plan and get in ALL my long runs.  this has been my plan twice now and both times i have failed miserably.  one long run of 16 or 18 miles is just not going to cut it for trying to finish with a time limit.
so far so good though.  i ran 13 on sunday and it went great~
mile 1~8:59
mile 2~8:57
mile 3~9:16
mile 4~9:26
mile 5~9:24
mile 6~9:31
mile 7~9:46
mile 8~10:41
mile 9~10:48
mile 10~11:08
mile 11~9:48
mile 12~10:00
mile 13~9:51
average pace was 9:49 which i'm proud of.  
i think i need to learn to slow down in the beginning though.
stacey, chloe and i went for a 3 mile run this morning.  i usually like to run in the evening but it sure feels great to be done for the day, especially with all the other running around that needs to be done:)
i signed up for run with jess virtual run today.  i bought a shirt to help her out with her fundraising too:)

i will definitely make sure i get a bonus entry by sending a picture of a yummy cupcake reward when i'm finished!

alisha and i need some fun vegas outfit ideas, maybe something like this~
or this~

ya right, i need all the help i can get!  there will be zero time for wardrobe malfunctions!!
i better just stick to the basics.
 maybe add a gold sweaty band or something:)