Friday, March 30, 2012


it was a beautiful night for a walk thru downtown... only dangerous around the convenience stores where lots of people were buying tickets for the mega millions lottery - estimated jackpot at $640 million!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

the before

i often get things out of order... today's photo should have been posted before yesterday. it's the before demo pic =)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

big boy toy

when a little re-do won't do, you gotta call in the guy with the big machinery!

been needing to remove and eventually replace the garage for a while. Step 1 in progress =)

Monday, March 26, 2012

rock n roll

i signed up for the rock n roll 1/2 marathon months ago as a goal to work towards for 2012. i beat my time from san antonio, and quite proud of my new PR of 2:34:07! =)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

rainy days

a photo from last week. we got some much needed rain, turning this little creek into a river =)

i was beat after running the half marathon this morning - and felt fine afterwards, but started getting a pain in my knee a little later... i'm sure it'll work itself out. i cut 7 minutes off my time for a new PR, finishing in 2:34:07!

Saturday, March 24, 2012


i took a few days off for my birthday... apparently. it was really just me being lazy, but we'll say it was a birthday break.

today's photo is a year ago today... the beginning of the capital 10k in Austin. had to miss that race this year for the rock n roll dallas half marathon, going on tomorrow. i'm excited and half ready =) and a little nervous. i think i can beat my time from san antonio. fingers crossed.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

frosty injury

frosty was acting like he had a flea or something tonight, so i tried to put the little dropper application between his shoulders.

he didn't like it.

not in view are the two puncture wounds on the palm of my hand and a scratch between my fingers.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


one from the archives today. taken 2 years ago to the day, 3/21/10. he looks like i feel =)

oh, and i know 'to the day' is off - but it's leap year! 2 years to the day!! =)

Monday, March 19, 2012


it seems like a cruel joke to put a yummy krispy kreme donut store right at the finish line for the race! (gotta press the photo to see the larger photo to see it =))

Sunday, March 18, 2012

dash down greenville

the streets were filled with st paddy's day celebrations, as runners decked out in green mingled after the dash down greenville on saturday!

Saturday, March 17, 2012


hey, i've got one of those 13.1 stickers on my car!

the right calf looks like a perfect place for a 26.2...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

pi day

today's photo was taken exactly a year ago today.. 3.14.11.  It's my cubicle at work. I know the calendar says January, but I can trust the date on the photo. I never use that calendar and it's always behind =)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

long forgotten...

one from the archives today... my 'daily tree' that never materialized much after february or march 2011=) amazing how quickly a year can pass... the next project will be to find a good vantage point to photograph the new bridge over 80 being constructed in downtown.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

cold beverages

on a sunday evening... after running 9.3 miles yesterday, i deserve an adult beverage =)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

run day

today was a long run in preparation for the rock n roll half marathon at the end of the march... the 'leaping leprechaun' 15k was held this morning in McKinney. I had a personal record, too! my previous best 15k time was 1:42 - and I shaved about 3+ minutes off that to finish in 1:38:50... pretty happy with that!

i was also happy that the rain held off until later in the day - the forecast had called for a cold, rainy morning for the race... so thank goodness for the weatherman being wrong again!  =)

and finally, here's to daylight savings time ending until november!~  =) i like having more daylight hours at the end of the day!

Friday, March 9, 2012


looking west from downtown in today's photo.

tomorrow is a 15k. that's 9.3 miles. i'm not exactly ready =S

Thursday, March 8, 2012

simple life

what every yard needs... a tire swing.

and a hammock, every yard needs a hammock =)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

life, it's wonderful

somewhere in this building mr potter is laughing while cutting back on funds for the ole' savings and loan.

Sunday, March 4, 2012


they always creep on me! i'm looking forward to spring and getting some long overdue work done in the yard this year.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

trinity river levee 5k and 10k

jim and i ran the trinity river levee 10k this morning - the grand opening of the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge. It's pretty impressive.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

one more time...

i talked to my grandma on my way home from work every day for about 10 years. it's quite an adjustment getting used to her being gone.