Wednesday, May 30, 2012


about to get some structural work done on the house... after that, i'm working on simple things like flower beds! =)

Monday, May 28, 2012

happy memorial day

thanks to all those who've served, present and past!

i'm fairly sure i had a PR on my half marathon this morning, but the official results still aren't posted... so i'll follow up tomorrow!

update! results are in - new personal half marathon record, 2 hours 31 minutes! last record was 2:34 =)  i'll take it!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

memorial day

memorial day seemed like so far away when i signed up for a half marathon back in february! and now it's here, and i think i'm ready! i know i'm ready for the first 7 miles - they're all downhill... it's the last 6 miles back uphill that have me a little worried =)

hope everyone's having a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

out house

as a child, my family had a lake cabin with a real outhouse. i was always afraid of something being down that hole that was going to get me.... and let's not talk about the smell...

much like the port a potties i go in at all the runs =)  today's photo was a replica of an old outhouse at the park in farmer's branch. it came with no smells,  but i was still afraid to get too close to the 'hole' lol =)

Friday, May 25, 2012


spring is quickly turning into summer here... it appears another drought may be coming too - we need rain!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

free to breathe

well, my 10k time today was slower than yesterday! but that's ok, i had a good run and worked up a sweat!

this photo was taken at the amphitheater in plano before the race started.

Friday, May 18, 2012


ham orchards opened last weekend with shelves of fresh produce and goodies =)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

porch kitty

what everyone needs - a porch kitty to keep away the mice and other stray cats =)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012


made it to the best day of the week! the first day of the weekend!  =)

tomorrow morning, early, will be the 5 and dime 10 mile run at white rock lake! i think i'm ready! although, i did eat a LOT of sweets and chocolate at work today. so i have plenty of calories to burn!

Thursday, May 10, 2012


like i said... slacker... i've been slacking this week - but, finally - it's here! friday!

saturday morning is the five and dime 10mile run at white rock lake... hoping to beat my time of 1:59:32 from last weekend =) we've ran some good practice runs this week, and i feel ready!

today's photo.... our training area beginning and end. highway 34 in front of the sub courthouse. from here we can run varied distance loops of 1 mile, 1.7, 2.5, 4.2 or longer... depending on how far up the highway you want to run and how safe you feel with traffic passing by  LOL

happy friday!

Saturday, May 5, 2012


one from the archives today... taken last summer, during the 100 degree heat spell =)

today i finished my first 10 mile run - i have another next weekend. my time was 1:59:32, so now i have something to beat for next weekend!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012