Monday, March 30, 2009

Forecast Done

It's finished!! Yee Pee!! Actually I can't believe that i finished it. Overall I'm happy with the end result, especially since it was my first top down sweater. It could be a little bigger and a little longer but it's cool and i love the color. After all that work I'm not taking it off until it gets a lot warmer out.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Blanket in Action!

OMG!!!! If that is not the cutest thing you've ever seen, i don't know what is?? Grace Elizabeth born 3-7-09, 6 lb. 15 ounces sporting the blankie that Aunt Margaret made her. Love this!!!!

2009 Race Schedule

My tentative Race Schedule for 2009.

Races I'm signed up for already:
4-19 - Run 4 Home Half Marathon - New Philadelphia, OH
5-2 - Indy Mini Half Marathon - Indianapolis, IN
5-17 - Cleveland Half Marathon - Cleveland, OH
9-26 - Akron Marathon - Akron, OH

Races I'm thinking about signing up for:
6-24 - Seattle Marathon - Seattle, WA
9-13 - Buckeye Half Marathon - Akron, OH
10-18 - Detroit Marathon - Detroit, MI
11-29 - Space Coast Marathon - Cocoa Beach, FL

I know it's pretty ambitious but time will tell and at the end of the year we'll see how many of these I'll actually complete. Also, this would give me 3 more states to add to my 50 by 50 list for a total of 14. So I would have 15 years to get the rest ;)

Monday, March 23, 2009


On Saturday morning I was driving to meet my friends for a 10 mile run at 7:30 in the morning and this is what the sky looked like. Since I don't go anywhere without my camera I got this great shot.

That afternoon this is the sunset I saw.

Life is too short you never know if you will see the next sunrise or sunset so I captured both that day. It was so pretty!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Disney Princess Half Marathon

7,000 Princesses woke up at 4 a.m. on Sunday March 8th to run the Inaugural Princess Half Marathon at Disney. Tiaras and all!!
What a great time it was with absolutely perfect weather!!
I do have to admit that Disney is not my favorite race simply because a lot of time is spend on the highways connecting the parks and very little time in the actual parks. The highways are boring and there are no spectators on them and the on and off ramps are slanted which just kills. But somehow I keep on forgetting about this because this was my 4th race at Disney. At about mile 9 I had a brief moment where I didn't think i was going to be able to finish but it didn't last long and I pushed through to the end.
For this race especially, most women were dressed in princesses costumes. Not me, I only managed to deal with a tiara pinned to my hat. But it's great looking at all the costumes, people put in a lot of time and effort in their outfits and it shows.
So my time was 2:03:00 which breaks down to 9:24 pace. There were 1047 women in my age group and I finished 125th (12%). It's definitely not my best time for a half marathon but it's my best statistically.
My good friend Khim ran her first race ever and did awesome. She has definitely caught the running bug and has been planing her future races. Now I have to convince her to run a full marathon.

at 5 am, I love this pictures the camera caught some of the car lights

hanging with the characters after the race!

with our well deserved tiara medals!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Last weekend

Last weekend was pretty busy. I ran my 10 miles on Saturday (17 degree weather) yuck! It was a nice run but come on already it's time for Spring.

Then we went to the Home and Garden show and saw Ed Begley Jr. (from "Living with Ed"), what a great speaker he is. He talked mainly about being green, sustainable energy, and his show. Very interesting stuff.
Then my friend Fiovi (God love her!) signed me up for a card exchange (and she will never do this to me again). I had to make 11 birthday cards, I was pretty mad the entire time but somehow managed to get it done. Now I'm suppose to get 11 cards back (some of you might be getting them from me for your birthdays).

these are my 11

The best part of the weekend was when i came down the stairs and saw this going on. I guess I'm not the only one that loves the electric blankie. How cute are my fur kids?? Love them!

So nothing much got done but we sure had fun. Now I'm off to Florida tomorrow (yeepee 80 degree weather), will be taking my Forecast sweater on the plane with me so hopefully i'll finish it and have photos soon. The Disney Princess Half Marathon is on Sunday, can't wait to add the new medal to my wall. Wish me luck!