Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
For the first time ever, I got a video analysis of my running completed so that I would know what sort of running shoes I should be looking for. And for the first time ever, I bought shoes based solely on comfort and not looks (which translates to plain-border-line-ugly shoes).
I felt two emotions - rather adult-like and depressed. I better not get blisters with these shoes.
I now have a new mission in life - to get Brooks to make some cuter shoes.
This was the most fun run EVER!
I had one emotional moment in the race corral before the race started when I thought back on the getting sick and then having surgery debacle. Honestly, I am completely humbled by the whole experience and I hope I never take the ability to run for granted again.
My girlfriends rock! I just wish I could have had ALL of them there.
Snow White, Ariel and I ran together and we stopped at most every photo op known to man. Seriously, we posed with characters that I didn't t even know! When we weren't taking photos, we ran like heck to the next character station. I swear, I could have run all day.
When we all met at the meeting spot after the race, we headed back home to shower, shave and shine! Then we ran all around Epcot whilst wearing our huge Princess medals. The fireworks at the close of the day were sensational!
This day goes down as a very happy day!
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Chewawa gets to pose with the footmen.
The whole group (minus Rae - who was still on the way) with Chewawa and the footmen at the Expo.
I headed to Orlando with some girlfriends for the Disney Princess Half Marathon. We have had an entire day full of laughs and fun while riding in my friend's mini-van. Never having had a mini-van, I felt like part of an elite group and waved to all the other mini-vans on the road. We even held up signs that said, "We love your car!" Lots of blank looks ensued. Clearly, they need to work on their sense of humor.
While traveling, we found one of little Bud's toys - "Chewawa." Chewawa is awesome and has officially earned girlfriend status for the weekend.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
As part of the Get Pushed Group, I was paired with Memotions - a really nice lady with a very interesting photostream! She must know that I have a hard time sitting still because she pushed me to do just that. I really need to go thank her because it was so nice to actually slow down.
And what was the challenge? "I can tell that you are a nature lover, but how about taking a stab at some birds.....up close and personal, if possible. You live in an area where varieties abound, so sit yourself down, set a spell and start shooting them."
As I said earlier, sitting down and just chilling in the yard was the hard part. There was that and then getting the dog to quit barking and chasing away the birds. I finally put her inside and just sat in the middle of the yard with a book and my camera. When no birds fluttered my way, my sweet husband came out and refilled the bird feeder and spread some sunflower seeds around.
After a little time, they began singing and flitting all about. This bird -- some kind of warbler, I think -- just made me so happy with his singing.
Thanks, Patty, for the push! I still want to be able to capture some hummingbirds like yours when they come back from their winter in the south.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
After a nice easy run this morning, I decided to clean out my closet. While doing so, I remembered an idea for a picture that I stole from here.
I do love shoes - especially heels and running shoes! And besides just two more pairs of boots - these are ALL the shoes I have. Seriously, I don't think I have enough. Maybe I should have a conversation with the husband today to remedy that problem. :)
Really, this picture is way more fun here!
Saturday, February 11, 2012
A few months ago, I had a dream that Mili had painted her paws in beautiful rainbow colors. She was asking me to take a photo of the bright colors while holding one paw up.
Hey, it was a dream. I can't help what I dream. And apparently the dog talks in my dreams.
Today, I was running a few errands when I looked over and saw some water color paints on sale. It was as if the rainbow gods were smiling down on me. I had visions of Mili lying still while I lovingly painted her feet with all the colors of the rainbow.
One can dream, right?
The reality was hilarious! She did NOT like me messing with her feet. Once her feet were colorfully painted, she sort of gimply hobbled off - not making for very pretty paw prints on the path. After I quit wrestling her, she went to lie down as far away from me as possible.
When I tried to get close to take a picture, she would run off. Finally, I put on the zoom lens so that I could get some of her and her painted feet.
For the record, nobody was hurt and the dog received lots of treats.