marathon recap 2.0

I ran my second marathon on Saturday morning. It was the Anthem Richmond Marathon and the coldest on record since the race began in 1978. We met with other runner's from Fleet Feet Winston-Salem in the lobby of the hotel at 6:45 am for a quick picture and pep talk from our fearless leader ....more

stories

Several good songs came on...more

random thoughts for Friday

bullet points full of randomness If my husband is taking steroids (for a poison ivy/oak rash) then why I am eating like I am as well? How do you decide what's on the menu for Thanksgiving? Do you always have the same exact things at your house or does it change? ...more

around the www

fotor I'm loving this site lately. It's another web-based photo editor that you can make collages and slideshows with but mostly I'm just loving it for adding text and effects to random snapshots I take. Here's one of our condominium at the beach ....more

five

On the day of Josh's birthday party (which wasn't on his birthday) he came to me and put his hand on his hip and demanded, "Why didn't you put balloons on my door this morning, Mom?!" I had to just look at him and tell him with a straight face that there were still four more days of being four and maybe he would have balloons when he woke up on his actual birthday (per usual tradition in our ...more

stories

Last Sunday Jonathan had to take something to his Dad's house after church and when they got there everyone was sitting down to eat so the kids went to the cousin's table and Jonathan sat down with all of the adults. In the middle of the meal the adults were talking but a few of them overheard a conversation going on at the kids' table as well. One of the oldest says, "Well, I'm in second ...more

cell phone contracts

When I turned 16 my parents gave me a car and a contract to go along with it. The contract had to be signed before I could drive it and I had to agree to do things like drive responsibly, always wear my seat belt, never drive after drinking alcohol, take my sister necessary places, help pick up my grandparents laundry once a week, etc. I think it was pretty effective in stressing the importance ...more

happy friday! my current thoughts on distance running

There are 42 days until my marathon. I'm honestly at the point where I'm really tired of running. I had an awesome race last weekend at the Salem Lake 30k Trail Run and I still have 4 pretty big long runs left if you count race day ....more

things i love

I Like the Way You Work It T-shirt ----- The Summit Church Lip Sync Battle This is my pastor, y'all! ----- My Ivory Kate Wire Wrap Headbands I look like Rosie the Riveter when I wear them but I still adore them. Great way to jazz up an outfit ....more

by the numbers + recent giveaway winner announced

Agh! edit: I wrote this Friday but it didn't publish 36 days until we get a break from school (and even then it's just a workday) 7 days until the Dixie Classic Fair begins 122 miles run in September so far...more