Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

evening sun

i can't believe it's almost december. where did this year go?

happy birthday to my twin aunts M and C, they are (**) years old today =)

Monday, November 28, 2011


well, with christmas right around the corner... i finished my calendar project tonight! order complete, and due for arrival by dec 13! today's photo one from the archives. i need to get out and get some new photos =)

Sunday, November 27, 2011


well... i made it thru the holidays mostly unscathed =) although i did miss a few days of posts.

as an excuse, i've been working to try and finish up my Christmas gift for my dad... which is a time consuming mash-up of everybody's photos taken during the year. but i'm almost done. percentage wise, i've got 83% done... =) but it's late... and time to go back to work tomorrow... it'll be x-mas before we know it!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

my 2nd annual turkey trot

today was the 44th annual turkey trot in downtown dallas - my 2nd annual =)

last year i ran the 5k and today i did the 8 mile. i was pretty happy with my finish of 1:25:57. especially with the thick crowd of walkers in the first 3 miles!

the pic today was taken by jim over at terrell daily photo. i was okay with the short sleeves during the race, but before we got started it was a cold 45*!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

gone bananas!

ok - so yesterday i posted a pic of my new slot machine... today i hit the jackpot!!  =) i must be lucky or something!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

goin' bananas!

not me... my new slot machine =)

some close friends are moving out of state and didn't want to move their slot machines with them. after pulling my back tonight trying to move this up 4 stairs, i now know why they didn't want to move them! =)

happy thanksgiving to all! i'll be running 8 miles thursday morning before our feast!

Monday, November 21, 2011


i've been bad... missed several posts in the last week. i'll get better, cause i don't want to change the name to texas every other day daily photo  =)

Thursday, November 17, 2011


it was a good idea to pick a place to meet after the race... finding someone in a crowd like this in a parking lot is impossible =)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

post race

post race refreshments. 
mine in hand. the person next to me, ice on the calf =)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

sit a spell

today's photo was taken after i finished the race on sunday... after running for 2 hours and 41 minutes, i needed to sit down. this was the view from the baggage check, our pre-race agreed upon meeting place =)

Monday, November 14, 2011

hey, it's me!

a quick post tonight - a few pics of me in san antonio, thanks to jim over at terrell daily photo et al.

tonight my workout was moving a few slot machines from across town. the joys of owning a little pickup =) and lifting and carrying a 350 pound machine is quite the workout.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

veteran's day parade

we were lucky enough to catch a veteran's day parade on saturday. here are a few horses - and one of the people who have the thankless job of pooper-scooping  for the horses =) oh, and that's the Alamo in the  background of pic 2!

results on my half marathon: finished in 2:41:43 - 13.1 miles in 2 hours and 41 minutes - not bad, but i have room for improvement before the next half marathon (mar 25)... =)

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Today's photo is the Alamodome in downtown San Antonio.  This is the place I'd like to be about an 2 and a half hours after i start the half marathon tomorrow  =)

Friday, November 11, 2011

rock n roll half!

sunday is the 2011 Rock n Roll marathon and half in San Antonio! today's photo is me hanging out with a bunch of Elvises =) or should that be Elvi?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

don't forget

or should i say remember? we'll be running past the Alamo on our half marathon Sunday. It's early in the race, around mile 3. =) still hard to believe this weekend has already arrived! i signed up for this race in June, and was nowhere ready for a race this distance at the time.... and for some reason considering a full marathon for next year!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

san antonio riverwalk

3 more days! my first half marathon (13.1 miles/21k). in san antonio. i really never thought i'd run a race farther than a 10k (6.2 miles)... it's surreal to come to the end of the program after training for so long. and it's strange how calm i am, but i just feel 'ready'. i guess that comes with consistent training =)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

party on the lawn

it was a long day... =) but fun

started out with a 5k on the SMU campus this morning - and ran a new personal record time of 29:23! After the race, Jim and I both won prizes in the Theta Raffle - me a 25.00 gift certificate for food, and jim a 25.00 gift certificate for merchandise at a local school spirit store!

The SMU homecoming game against Tulane started at 2pm... and we stayed and watched a little while before heading up north to Celina... to the Celina balloon fest!

Unfortunately, high winds kept the balloons from coming out for a lift or even a glow. But the festival was cool, with a couple live bands and festive atmosphere. And again, it's been a long day!

I don't like daylight savings time, but i'll take that extra hour of sleep tonight!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


eleven more days til the half marathon! jim from Terrell Daily Photo and I will be doing the Rock n Roll half marathon in San Antonio on Sunday, November 13th. Eleven days away!

we've actually ran a similar distance race already - today's photo, the Lost Dog 20k. 20k is 12.4 miles vs the half marathon 21k - 13.1 miles... just 1k or 0.7miles short =)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


one from the archives tonight =) can't believe it's november already!

12 days til the san antonio rock n roll half and full marathon! never imagined i would ever be running 13.1 miles!