Saturday, December 31, 2011

happy new year's eve!

i closed out the year this morning with the Superman 5k in Rockwall. My 34th race of the year; 19 - 5ks, 9 - 10ks, 2 - 5 mile runs, an 8 mile, a 15k a 20k and a half marathon make out the year. =)

The goal for next year is finish a marathon, 26.2 miles!

Friday, December 30, 2011

half way there

well, last night i finally did it. i got a 13.1 tattoo to commemorate my finishing the half marathon back in november. i'll get another one when i finish a marathon next year (fingers crossed) =). i like the running man tattoo - and the 13.1 is a little crooked, but that's OK. i can get that touched up later =)

one more day til the new year - anyone making resolutions? i have a couple...

Thursday, December 29, 2011


i know i've already said it... but i'll say it again! i can't believe this year is already over with!

happy new year's eve's eve.!  :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

watch out!

this is one half of a pair... joseph to his partner mary =) this was taken as he was circling and eyeing me. kicking up his rear legs and letting me know he meant business if i tried to get any closer =)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

all eyes on me

it's funny how all the animals come for feeding time, but they still keep a watchful eye on the dangerous humans who just spread out the hay =)  Sugar, the horse in this pic, didn't mind though -  she let me pet her...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

xmas eve

better be good - santa's still got his eye on you!

shawnee, the dog, has his eye on me. the blue eye =)

merry Christmas!

Friday, December 23, 2011

christmas eve's eve

with the holidays upon us, i've missed a few posts... i'll try to do better =)  merry Christmas to all!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

holiday lights

one last bokeh pic... it reminds me of my holiday season - a blur =) the days just seem to fly by! looking forward to a few days off work and some good holiday sweets! i can work it off next year ;)

Monday, December 19, 2011

terrell downtown lights

ok.. i finally made it downtown in the evening to capture some bokeh style lights with my regular camera. today's photos are the same ones from yesterday's post.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

sunday eve

well, it happened again - i blinked and the weekend was over.

tonight's photo is some point and shoot bokeh - i'll try the dslr camera next =)

the year will be over in less than 2 weeks! i anticipate lots of changes in 2012. Hopefully all for the good. i will be working towards running a marathon! and some type of weight training will be on the resolution list too!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

frosty saturday

it was cold outside this morning, frost on the windshields! not quite as cold as last year when we did the 1st annual Santa CLAW 5k. This year was the 2nd annual - love it when they follow thru!!  we've been taking it a little easy the last week, and i could feel that during the race today - had to walk several times! finished in 32:06. Not a PR, but not too bad! =)

today's photo is frosty... my cat.  a x-mas package came in the mail and i layed it on the couch. frosty has never met a box he didn't like - any size. he was letting me know this was his box. hurry up and open it =)

Friday, December 16, 2011

happy friday

eh... i'm not impressed with my photo tonight, but it is what it is... what is it? it's my failed attempt at bokeh. i'll try again tomorrow =) happy weekend!  i have a 5k to win tomorrow!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

almost friday!

i may have posted a pic of this sign before, i'm not sure... this is a new pic, though =) and i'll drink to that!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

my good side

on second thought, i'm not sure i've seen frosty's good side. but he sends out a merry christmas to everyone anyway! today's photo is taken from the top of his new favorite perch - the top of the sit-down slot machine. it's warm and eye level with people, all good points.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


today was a good day =)  i'd been a little sad about my old sony headphones dying and the model/type being discontinued. luckily, with some extensive online research i found a new/old headphone exactly like my old one at 4 different CompUSA stores - and one of those stores happened to be in Plano, where I work!  So i ventured over there when they opened this morning, looked through everything on their shelves and then had to ask for help. I had to give them the model number, and tell them their website said they had 2 in stock! =) after looking it up and seeing it online, they searched and found my headphone hidden in a shelf behind a counter!

took a short 2.25 mile run tonight and they worked great! merry x-mas to me =)

Monday, December 12, 2011

ole saint nick

...and *poof* santa made a telephone pole appear with a clap of his hands!

happy holidays... merry x-mas... and shop at Texaco! =)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

head's up

following the Christmas parade yesterday, we went down to the police department firing range for some target practice =) it was a beautiful day out for it too! this was the final class as part of the Citizen's Police Academy - graduation will be next week!

Saturday, December 10, 2011


umm... hogs for sale? only in the terrell Christmas parade =)

i'll have more photos posted later tonight over on facebook!

Friday, December 9, 2011


one from the archives tonight.. tomorrow morning is the annual christmas parade at 10am! afterward, we'll be taking part in some target practice out at a private shooting range. i could tell you the coordinates, but then i'd have to detain you =)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

sony sadness

after nearly 4 years of service... hard, long hours of service, i'm saying RIP to my Sony wireless headphones that have served me so well since 2008. the problem? they're discontinued. i can't buy a replacement! argh! i bought a motorola transmitter to try with a different pair of headphones i purchased a few months ago. the last time my sony's went out and i panicked =) this time they're kaput.. so long, sony!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

do these make me look fast?

it's Christmas time, and grandma wanted to get her shopping done early =) so she bought me new running shoes for Christmas. And i couldn't ask for a better gift! I ran in them today for the 3rd time, and they feel great! i was fitted for these shoes, which was much better than the last pair i picked out for myself!

got the new shoes at RunOnTexas! store, sponsors of a lot of races around the dallas area. they have a nice, friendly atmosphere and knowledgeable staff - and races are always well organized when sponsored by runon =) i should work for them!

thanks grandma!

Monday, December 5, 2011

moral support

everyone has varying levels of support from their friends... and my favorite boss, Kim showed up post-race with the best kind of support - Mimosas!!  =)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

flag football

this morning was the annual k-toys for kids toy drive and flag football game. this year the terrell fire fell to the forney fire dept.