Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Anyway, to kick things off, here's me at the Firecracker 5000 back in July, a 5k that starts at 11:55PM on July 3. Yes, that was PM. Now this is my ideal start time for a run, unlike those ungodly 7am-start-which-means-I-have-to-wake-up-at-4am marathon ordeals. Speaking of which, I am now in Week 2 of training for the Las Vegas Rock 'n Roll Marathon in December.
Yes, I'm crazy. And I am in desperate need of a spray tan.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
My birthday dinner at Cheesecake Factory. Even Vickie made it over from the 'Burg!
Thomas was so thrilled to celebrate with me!
Shenanigans after dinner - those shoes were killing me. But they were purple.
From Jonathand and Shelley's joint birthday celebration/fundraiser for their Relay for Life team. The tag says it all.
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
My goal for 2009 was to run one marathon, which I did - the Las Vegas Rock 'n Roll. So, for 2010, my goal was to run two - the Seattle Rock 'n Roll on June 26 and the Las Vegas again on December 5. I ran the Seattle Rock 'n Roll half last year and had a blast.
So, I started training the week of February 21, 18 weeks out.
Then last week I'm at the brand new Earl's in Bellevue with my friends Leslie and Becky, the gal who ran the Seattle half with me and the Las Vegas half. She mentions to me that we need to sign up soon because it'll sell out, like it did last year.
She calls me later on that night and informs me that its ALREADY SOLD OUT.
I suck. I have no one to blame but myself. I knew it was going to sell out, and I just let it slip my mind. There is nothing I can do. They won't put you on a waiting list. You can't buy someone else's bib/registration and run in place of them. If you get caught, you're banned from their events for 3 years. There were at least 5,000 people who registered for but didn't run the Las Vegas! I could be a "marathon bandit" if I wanted to - just run without registering and hope I don't get caught, but nah. I could also register with American Cancer Society and be a part of their marathon training program, but I would have to raise $1250, and I have way too much stress going on with my job right now to take something like that on. Yeah I know, excuses.
Once again, I suck!!!
Saturday, February 27, 2010
I haven't even been takingp pics lately, so all I can come up with is my new cat, in prime form.
His name is MJ, in honor of the late Michael Jackson (no, I did not come up with that). He's an odd eyed Japanese Bobtail. (If you look closely, you can see that he has one yellow and one blue eye). He also has enough attitude to fill the grand canyon. Some of his favorite activites include -
- knocking as many socks out of my drawer as possible, which he is about to do in this picture
- knocking over anything in general, including my contact lens case, numerous refrigerator magnets, and my drying rack
- staring at the printer as its printing something out, mesmerized by the sound it makes
- biting and scratching, because he thinks its funny ( I think he might have been abused in his past life)
- crawling inside random bags and boxes for not apparent reason
As pathetic as this sounds, that's pretty much the excitement that's been going on in my life at the moment.