Sunday, September 27, 2009

Off to Vegas

I leave for Las Vegas at 9:30 tomorrow morning, and I'll be gone for two whole weeks! I probably won't be able to update while I'm there, but I'm sure I'll have lots when I return. Hopefully the show will go great, and I'll be able to have some fun too!

Steven's moving some vacation around, so he'll be able to spend almost a week there with me. I'm sure that'll make it much easier.

Everyone have a great couple of weeks!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Go Cowboys!

I grew up in Texas. This means that football is not completely foreign to me. I (vaguely) remember the Cowboy's glory days in my childhood. I loved high school football, and followed Baylor football (sad as it may have been) throughout my college days.

One thing that was never prominent in my life was the Sunday afternoon obsession with professional football. Up until a year and a half or so ago, I really didn't know (or care) who was NFC vs AFC, and I usually had to look up who was going to the Super Bowl the week before so I didn't sound utterly clueless.

What can I say? Until I was 15, there was only one man in my house (seriously... even the cat was a girl), and my Dad was never a huge football fan. When we watched sports, it was typically the Olympics or occasionally baseball when my Aunt was around. Football was reserved for Friday Nights and Super Bowl parties with the youth group.

I am currently experiencing my second football season married to a die hard fan, who is from a die hard fan family. I have to say, it is an experience! I may not be the biggest football fan, but I am, slowly but surely learning to roll with it. And hey, the occasions where you can yell at the TV without looking like a complete idiot are few and far between. So, like it or not, I'm becoming a football... wait, scratch that ... Cowboys fan.

But I WILL NOT be caught dead in a pink Tony Romo jersey. I can promise you that!

Monday, September 7, 2009

We're Home!

We made it back from Lubbock, safe and sound. Steven and I did get in a short walk, and I ran a few intervals on Saturday. Laura and I are back to running tomorrow!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thunder and Lightning Do Not a Good Run Make

Laura and I headed out again (this time with Steven and Foster in tow) for day 2 of Couch-2-5K. I was able to jog for one more 90 second time frame than last time, and wasn't nearly as tired at the end of it. I probably would have been able to run one more, but the impending storms finally got scary enough that we gave up and headed home. Still no run, but way too much lightning for my taste.

Steven and I are heading to Lubbock this weekend to visit friends. Steven's best man Derek lives there with his wife Ashley and their two kids... one of whom was our ring bearer!

This is a shot of Derek and Thadan (the ring bearer) when they came to visit us in March. We took them to the zoo and had so much fun!

For those of you who weren't at the wedding, I'm pretty sure that Thadan was the most focused ring bearer I've ever seen. He practiced, practiced, practiced, and took his job very seriously. Of course, he did great! This is a shot of us with the whole family at the wedding. Well almost the whole family! Lucas was tired and not feeling photogenic, so he hid.

Saturday will be the first day for Laura and I to go solo on our runs, but I think Steven said he'd come to the park in Lubbock and walk while I run, and that should help!

Everyone have a great Labor Day!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I thought I was out of shape...

And I was right! Last night was rough! But I'm not giving up. Even though I couldn't run all of the intervals, I did run a couple of them, and I walked the rest of the time without stopping. Even that's an improvement over my usual couch potato self!

We run again Thursday! Goal for Thursday: Run at least half of the intervals.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Put on Your Running Shoes...

Ok, so it's more like dig them out of the bottom of the closet. I can admit that I'm not great ... ok make that I'm really bad ... about working out. When I do it all the time, I actually enjoy it, but I have trouble getting started, and I get distracted ... ok make that I make excuses ... alot.

But that ends today (I hope!). Laura and I are starting Couch to 5K tonight! It's a 9 week running program for people who aren't runners (like me!). We'll probably take more than 9 weeks to get through it (most of what I've read says most people take at least 12). It also only requires exercise 3 times a week (totally doable) and it transitions you up slowly from walking to jogging.

Now for the goal: Allison (other little sister) is on student council this year and they're working a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure later in the year. We want to be able to do more than walk it, we want to be able to run it!

In hopes of keeping myself accountable, I'm going to post how the workout goes every week. If you don't see a post here 3 times a week (we're aiming for Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday), call me on it!

That's all for now... week 1 starts tonight! I'll let you know how it goes.