Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Okay, so the last two days (that's a record, y'all) I have been "running." It is actually more like brisk walking with the occasional sprint. My dear friend, Kaci, at, www.ellyphant.info (sorry, I don't know computer tricks! How do you put an email address hidden in a "here" button??) talked me into running a half marathon with her. DREARY! I don't run. She does!! Help! Why would I agree to it. you ask? Well, I need a good kick in the butt to get moving and lose these 10 lbs nursing school has so graciously given me over the last couple of years. AND, medicine man is a runner, so if I could get to his level, (sometime next year, MAYBE), we could run together. AND, I am getting married in October, and we all know what comes after the wedding...the honeymoon...beaches....bathing suits...skinney girls....scary! So, why not, right? I really want to stick with this and get all the benefits out of it I can. Looser jeans, less love to handle on my hips, and an overall well being that comes from a major accomplishment, like completing a half marathon. So, after I returned home yesterday, I mentioned to medicine man that my legs started to itch towards the end of the "run," and did he know why? He looked at me like I was crazy, just as he always does when I assume I need a doctor's opinion for something trivial, and told me to lotion up..like he has been telling me for 3 years. Well, today it happened again! It's so annoying, because I have to stop and ravage my thighs when I am trying to be a fabulous running person. I came home and decided to look up my itches and see if I am the only one out there that needs some lotion only when they run. Turns out, I am not crazy...just extremely sedentary. I think I prefer crazy...read this:
"It usually occurs during exercise performed after a long period of inactivity. The itching is not on the skin, it’s inside the actual limbs. There are millions of tiny capillaries and arteries inside our muscles which expand rapidly due to the demand for more blood that is brought on by exercise. When fit, these capillaries remain open allowing maximum blood passage, but when unfit and inactive they tend to collapse, allowing only minimal blood passage (which is sufficient for a sedentary person however). The rapid expansion of these vessels causes adjacent nerves to send impulses back to the brain which are interpreted as an itch. That’s why after a few sessions the sensation tends to go away. Just another indication of increasing fitness levels."
Wish me luck..I'm gonna need it! Thanks for reading my loong post!

“Life’s battles don't always go to the strongest or fastest man,
But sooner or later the man who wins is the fellow who thinks he can.” Unknown

"Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can."
-Lowell Thomas

"The will to win is worthless, without the will to prepare." This one is great! Don't know who said it..other than me just now!

One more...
"If you run 100 miles a week, you can eat anything you want -- Why? Because
(a) you'll burn all the calories you consume,
(b) you deserve it, and
(c) you'll be injured soon and back on a restricted diet anyway."
--Don Kardong

Have a great Tuesday!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Getting to know me Sunday...

1. Mens chests... hairy or hairless?

I gotta say, I like a little chest hair. He's gotta have at least more chest hair than me! :)

2. How often do you run red lights?

NEVER after getting a ticket for running a YELLOW light!

3. If you could raid any celebrities closet... whose would you raid?

Good question. I would have to say, Charlize Theron for her formal wear..always stunning, and I would have to stop eating til I fit into her dresses and I would wear them everywhere! Target, grocery store, school, etc. Casual wear...Jennifer Aniston, simple and timeless. Still have to starve myself, though. Damn.

4. Would you rather have more followers/friends on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog?

Well, since I quit Facebook, and I don't "tweet," I guess the answer is obvious!

5. What makes you feel sexy?

My mother-in-law reads this, so I am gonna plead the 5th. Love ya Mimi!

6. I get excited when..........?

I think about having another baby...I think about my wedding, my new house, my new job as an RN, my new husband, who isn't so new, visiting family, vacations, swimming, shopping, amusement parks, trashy magazines, clean houses, Marley, watching Andrew do something he is proud of. Wait, I think I digressed into things that make me happy!

7. Are you the "outdoorsy" type or more "indoorsy"?

Who would know with this Ohio weather?? I am outdoorsy if the weather permits. But lately, that isn't too often.

8. Would you rather have your dream home or a million dollars?

Duh! I could buy a lot of dream houses and still have enough for a fabulous new wardrobe if I took the one million dollars!

A little comic relief!

When good hair goes bad

More rain and no sunshine leads little boys to do anything to stay occupied. Even if it is wetting and re-wetting and styling his own hair.


I LOVE BOOTS! I own 7 pair and would wear them year round if it were not a fashion no no. So, when my mom and I went to the Shoe Gallery in OKC last month, you can guess where I was headed! I was supposed to be looking for wedding shoes, and I found some, but couldn't decide if it was smart to pick the style of shoe before I even have the dress. Well, what I found next blew wedding preparations out of the water! The most perfect brown "riding" boots in the world!! I say, "riding," because I have never even been on a horse. BUT, if I were..I now had found the perfect boots for such an occasion! I think the point is to give the illusion of riding a horse, even thought everyone knows you don't ride in a fabulous silk shirt from Limited. I had to be very careful how I apporached my mom to lure her into also thinking these boots were the best thing since sliced bread. So, I began by casusally mentioning how I had been searching for the perfect brown boot for like 7 years, and how they just don't exist, except on other people's feet, who always say they have had them for years and I couldn't possibly still find them. See, these boots have to be feminine, but not girly, brown, but not tan or too dark. They have to be 100% leather, comfortable, not $300, and they have to move me. By this time, my very clever mom had my scheme all figured out and said, "what's in it for me?" NO WORRIES! I had already come up with the perfect bribe...a one hour massage!! "Really?" she exclaimed!! Really. Done!! Don't tell her I would have done 2!

Pictures do not do them justice. I promise they are soo cute in person!

I don't know why boots are so important to me other then the fact that I'm a girl, and I like options! :) I even wore these darn things to the Old Navy sale Saturday morning with shorts! Gasp! Zack said I looked uber fabulous in my khaki green shorts and navy shirt. Okay, he didn't use those exact words, but that's how I took it! And, when everyone stared at my fabulous outfit, he helped convince me that they were staring at the fabulous boots, and not my choice of outfits!

Closest any of us have come to a horse!