Thursday, February 23, 2012


I feel like time has been flying by, deadlines fast approaching, and I have been doing nothing.

There is little more than five weeks until my next race.  It's not a long one but it's one that I have done several times and I want to PR.  My best time at the Monument Avenue 10k is 1:00:52 (9:49 mile).  My goal for this year is 59 minutes (9:29 mile).  Since gaining twelve pounds over the course of the past couple of months, this goal may be more difficult that I originally intended it to be.  OH, the challenges of being lazy and gluttonous.  It's a good thing that I have finally settled on a good pair of running shoes!  We will be spending lots of quality time over the next five weeks.

My next race is the Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon, which is a mere 14 weeks away.  I am really, really excited for this race because it will be my second half marathon and, as long as I don't die on the course, it will be no problem killing my last PR.  I have to admit, I'm really awful at sticking to a training plan.  I usually print one out, post it on the wall next to my treadmill, and proceed to ignore it.  Well, not entirely, I reference it to see what my longest run should be for the week and then I try to get that one done but that's it.  I still don't understand the speed work that they list on there...

So that's all my running countdowns for the time being.  I really want to sign up for more races but alas, the wedding planning is getting in the way and spending money is frowned upon when I'm supposed to have mucho money saved :(  Speaking of, there are only 240 days (roughly 34 weeks) until I am Mrs. Munoz!! 

Also, 15 weeks until I'm the big 3-0 and 28 days until...

It may be worth the midnight screening
What are you counting down?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Who's the best bowler of them all?

Last week, at our bowling league, awards were handed out for personal achievements.  Alex and I both received some awards but I think it's very important to note the following:

Alex completely demolished me the night that he bowled his high game of a 165 but at least I came back and whooped him by one pin the next week.  That's how I roll.

And I received a Bowler of the Week award :)  I'm not sure how they figure out who gets this lovely award but somehow it was me.  I think it has something to do with bowling a certain number of pins over your average.  It was probably the week that I bowled a 166, considering my average is 113.  Whatever it was, I'll take it!

Are you laughing at my "high" game?

Should I be bowler of the week because I went from "super suck" to "average"?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Because Obama Cares

I'm completely that person that leaps before thinking and bites off more than I can chew.  This weekend is the epitome of that.  I've been eyeing some cute things on Pinterest and on Friday I decided I was going to tackle one of them.

So my weekend went a little like this...I found an entertainment center on craigslist Friday night.  Alex and I picked up said entertainment center Saturday morning. 

On Sunday, my dad and I were wielding hammers and a jig saw.  My dad was less than enthused about the whole idea of creating a giant play kitchen for Julia.  He told me he was going to call President Obama and ask him to get rid of this P. Interest thing.  Oh, Dad.

I actually think he has enjoyed working with me on this project.  I know I have.  I totally think that I'm handy but my Dad totally blows my mind with someone of the common sense that he brings to the table.  Measuring things, pre-drilling holes, using saw horses....Plus he also brought some much needed power tools to the table too ;)

As you can tell, there is a long way to go before it's done but I'm soooo excited with the way it's turning out.  By the time we are done, Julia will have a refrigerator, sink, stove and a teeny-tiny table to feed her baby dolls.  Her kitchen just may be better than mine....

Do you look before you leap?

Do you love using cliches?

Friday, February 10, 2012

Fickle Shoe Love

You may recall when I got new shoes here and here.  I have fallen out of love once again and returned the last pair of shoes and bought a new pair.

I took them for a spin on the treadmill last night and they felt pretty good.  Well, two spins actually.  I ran a quick 2 miles, hopped off to do some weight training, and then ran another slower two miles (because squats make my legs angry!).  I was very happy with the way my leg felt during both runs.  I'm hoping this is a long and loving marriage for the next 300-500 miles. 

I think the answer to my leg issue is to run outside more.  I went for a run with my dad over the weekend and felt really, really good!  The best part about it all was the I was too busy focusing on the not tripping over roots and rocks that I wasn't over thinking my stride/gait/whatever.  My leg never bothered me or crossed my mind once!  I tend to focus on how I am feeling and try to make too many adjustments in my stride when I am running on the treadmill...and I don't think that is a good thing.

Anyway, after my workout, Julia and I enjoyed a delicious, peach-strawberry smoothie :)  Alex had gone out for the night to a Hokie event so it was just a girls night in.  I have to admit some of my favorite moments are the ones where it's just the two of us.  What can I say?  I'm selfish and love having her all to myself (when she is behaving, happy, and quiet) ;)

Back to my usual self after I finish this smoothie!

Do you have fickle shoe love?

What's your favorite time with your kid(s)?