Monday, March 31, 2008
Update: I fooled Otis by grabbing one of the stuffed 'animal' bones and tossing it for him to fetch. Meanwhile I snuck the other one to Coops. Otis got a little too aggressive when he finds out Cooper has one of the toys, and I have to take it away. Now both dogs are pouting. One bone is still on the floor. Neither dog wants it.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Now I'm going to go enjoy my dinner, my Skinny Cow, and my family as we watch our Friday night movie. This week we rented The Kite Runner.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Let's see...I'm on a two-day running streak. lol. But I'm actually ahead of the game for the week. Yesterday was supposed to be an off day (but I ran Monday b/c I took of Easter when I wasn't supposed to do it). Monday was a good two miles. I ran the second whole mile in 8:57 minutes. Training to do all 13.1 miles with a 9 min/mile pace is a pretty big goal. I'm hoping that as I continue to get in better shape, I'll be able to maintain more than just a mile at that pace...right now I'm not there yet. Today I did three miles...did about a 10 min/mile pace. On Thursday, I have the longest one to date -- 4 miles. Let's hope I can get it all done!
Yeah, this photo is obviously not from today (our ground is still snow-covered, it's way too cold to run in short sleeves and shorts, and my hair is currently too short for a ponytail.) It's from 2006, just before Grandma's that year. I just wanted to post a photo, and in this one I just look so happy to be running. outside. warm.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Amanda found a lot of eggs during the Easter egg hunt.
Emily's all set to blow out the candles. She got them out in one breath, which means no boyfriends until after college.
Now I know why Emily always sticks out her tongue for photos. She gets it from her Dad. Be sure to check out all the hula hoop videos of everyone trying to hula. They are Stevie-snort-out-loud hilarious!
Emily got a hula hoop for her birthday. We all had a lot of fun trying to hula hoop. Do the hula, parts 1 - 3 are some of the funniest videos ever. We were laughing so hard. Luckily, this is my blog and the videos were taken with my camera, so there aren't any videos of me!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
No turning back now!
My weekend was good, and as usual, went by too fast. We spent all day Saturday at the Senate District Convention. And I mean, all day -- from about 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. After that, we went to one of my favorite restaurants. A little local place called "The Lake House Grill." From the outside it doesn't look worthwhile. It's in a plain concrete building, attached to a bait shop. In fact, my parents would not go there for a long time based on its outside appearance. I finally convinced them to go, and we all enjoyed it. Dave and Dad had the prime rib special. My mom had a rack of ribs. I had a Cajun spiced-crusted walleye with sweet potato mashed. Yum!
Sunday was a really nice day. I got caught up on the dishes and the laundry. Well, almost all the laundry...but for the first time in a while, we don't have baskets of unfolded, clean clothes all over our bedroom. All the clean clothes are put away! For lunch I met Rachel and Bobby at Figlio's for Happy Hour...$2 drinks and apps. I had delicious mini-burgers. After hanging out with them and catching up with what's new in Rachel's and Bobby's world, I headed over to my sister's house. Becky and Emily were at a class, so I hung out with Steven and my Amanda, who's been sick for a while. It made me happy that she still wanted to see me. And it's kind of nice to hang out with my niece when she isn't jumping all over the place with excitement cuz your there. She just sat on my lap for a while, she showed my her coloring journal, and we ate some chocolate. It was lo-key and nice. Then I had to head home, so Dave and I could go run. I was awfully proud of Dave today. He had to run his longest distance yet...6 miles. I could tell he was really pushing himself because he kept bumping up the speed faster and faster. Since he had to run so far, I decided I should run a longer distance too. So I did 3 miles. The Gary Bjorkland 1/2 marathon training program officially begins today, so I don't have to run 6 miles for a long time. I was pleased with my run, considering I felt dehydrated the whole time. We went home and Dave made a scrumptious dinner. Then we just relaxed the rest of the evening...trying to savor what was left our weekend...but ultimately unable to stop the hands of time...and now here I am on a Monday morning...back at work...
There you go -- a long and quite boring post, with all the details of my weekend. Hope you have a good week!
Saturday, March 8, 2008
We had our Senate District Convention today. It was a long day. Very long. At the end of the convention, you elect the state delegates. You have to do this thing called a sub-caucus. Basically, everyone divides into groups based on the candidate and issues that they like best. The number of delegates is divided up between those smaller groups on a proportional basis. My sub-caucus elected one male and one female delegates, and one male and one female alternate. It was pretty competitive, because basically everyone wanted to go to state. All the people trying to get chosen as a state delegate had to give a small little speech about why they wanted to be chosen. Yes, I who hate public speaking. I did it. And I got elected! It was super exciting. Although I do have to thank my mom, because she was in the same sub-caucus as me and at the end of her speech, she said she'd withdraw but wanted people to vote for me, her daughter.
My sister, Becky, got elected last weekend as a delegate from her district convention. It'll be awesome to go with her to the state convention. Rachel's is in a couple of weeks and I hope that she gets to go with us!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
I'm waiting to hear from some of my other crazy runner friends if they got in. Here's a list of people that I know entered the lottery for the half-marathon: sister, Rachel; BIL, Steven, cousin, Ginny; and friend, Dan. So far I know that both Ginny and Dan got into the race too. It'll be fun to run with others and of course having family and friends watch us race and cheer us on.
I'm glad I got in the race, so I don't have to consider running the full-marathon that I accidently signed up for a couple weeks ago...Haha.
My training will officially begin now...
Only 108 days and 17 hours until race time!
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Celebrating the win!