Monday, February 21, 2011

Dog Daze

I've been in a blogging slump lately and I can't seem to shake it. Maybe it's this winter weather that just won't go away. Maybe it's because I have been obsessed with counting down the days until my much needed vacation. Who knows.

Until more inspiration comes, you are forced get the amazing opportunity to look at picture after picture of my fur-child. Because when all else fails, just show pictures of your adorable pet!

Uh, kinda got a little something on your face.
 Snow puppy!
 Her favorite outside past-time = playing with leaves.
 Making sure I'm okay after the Memphis half marathon
 Ajax brought in the 2011 New Year partying it up.
 Q-Tip Ajax...what she looks like after visiting the puppy-salon.

Growling Sleepy Puppy
 Ajax with her kitty-aunts, waiting patiently for their treats.

And there you have it. Now you may proceed with comments regarding how adorable my fur-child is.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentines Day 5K

Josh and I usually have a pretty relaxed Valentine's Day. Typically, you will find us spending the day with a good movie and a stuffed-crust pizza. We are not ones to fight crowds or pay for over-priced meals and this year was no different. 

We actually had a Valentine's Day weekend since the 14th falls on Monday and Josh's Monday school-schedule doesn't leave much room for celebration. Saturday started with a Sweetheart Valentine's Day 5k. I absolutely loved this race! First off, the race didn't even start until 11:30...sweet!! And second, the men and women ran at separate times. This worked out beautifully because 1) Josh and I were able to cheer each other on at the finish lines, and 2) The trail was a little narrow. 
Due to the recent weather, the trail was a little icy but the views made up for the less-than-ideal running conditions.
The women ran first. Here I am coming around the final bend.
This was a really good race for me! I felt strong and kept a good pace throughout. Even though I didn't reach my goal of sub 30:00, I did set a PR for my 5K time! 30:35 (Making some progress on resolution #1!)
Next up: The boys. These guys looked pretty serious and meant business.
Can you spot Mr. Clark?
Digging deep and sprinting the last couple of meters.
Smashing his goal of a sub 30, 28:00 even!
He rocks my face off.

Then Sunday we had a wonderfully cooked homemade meal by yours truly. I'm too lazy to upload any photos but we had sausage-stuffed pork chops, baked potatoes, and steamed asparagus. And for dessert, chocolate creme brulee. Believe you me, it was delicious! 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 5, 2011


1. The 100 Push Up Challenge isn't going to well. It's not that I'm not able to do it, I just haven't been as dedicated as I should; I've been putting off days left and right. Yesterday I should have finished Day 3/Week 2, but I've only completed up till Day 1/Week 2. At this rate, this 6-week challenge will take over 2 months! On the brighter side, I have recruited Josh to take on the challenge and who is rocking it out! He got to skip to week 3 because he can already do too many.

2. It is beautiful, white and calm outside. I am loving the snow much more than the ice we got earlier this week, however it is impeding on my plans to go running today. There's no way I'm chancing an injury; I'm still recovering from one! I wish I could be in a log cabin somewhere, but instead this will have to do.
3. Josh has been driving me to work everyday because of the weather and it has been quite wonderful. It gives me some sort of gratification that we could be a one-car family if need be. It also doesn't hurt that neither of us have any friends up here, thus we only drive to work, school, the gym, and grocery store. We lead exciting lives; don't be envious.

4. As stated earlier, I am attempting to get my overeating under control. I have recently signed up for My Fitness Pal, which is a free online food journal and calorie counter. I have used it before and had great results! Hopefully this will help me tone up for our upcoming cruise in March!

5. Yesterday it was one of my bestest friend's birthday! I hate that I couldn't be there to celebrate the day with her. We are loving Fort Smith, but it is so hard to be away from friends and family. Mrs. Jess is one of the coolest cats I know. And she can play a mean game of Blackout....which is a very important skill to have. This game will take the world by storm, just you wait (please note my tone dripping with sarcasm about the coolness of this game, not Jess). She also has a pretty flipping awesome husband.
Jess and Caleb came up a few weekends ago to break us from our boring lives and hang out. The night consisted of awesome pizza, epic games, and lots of laughs. We're planning another weekend-hangout soon and it promises to be just as amazing.
 Happy Birthday to one of the most intelligent, beautiful girls I know. I hope this year is filled with lots of love, laughs, and sweet dance moves.