Friday, January 30, 2009

Need Motivation?

If so, check out the March 2009 issue of Runners World.

There is a story about Matt Long, a NY City firefighter who was hit by a bus while riding his bicycle. Prior to the accident, he ran the NY marathon, and completed a half Ironman triathalon.

His story is amazing. If you think you're having a bad day or have a lack of motivation, trust me, you've got nothing on this guy.

I won't give away the ending, but it will inspire you...

Friday Fill-In

Yes, on FRIDAY!

1. I'd really like FOR IT TO BE WARM right now.

2. F**K is the word you'd most often hear me say if I stubbed my toe.

3. Possession is ??????.

4. I DON'T REALLY CARE ABOUT Captain Jack Sparrow.

5. Marshmallows and fire go together like ME AND CHOCOLATE!


7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to HANGING OUT AT HOME, tomorrow my plans include XANADU WITH THE GIRLS, THEN OUT WITH MORE GIRLS and Sunday, I want to WATCH FOOTBALL!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


It's officially over. I ran on the treadmill today, 2 miles. This is both bad and good.

Bad because it has been forever and because 2 miles wasn't easy. But, good because I ran the entire 2 miles and that I actually did it. Add some weights at the end, and you've got yourself a workout!

I feel good, and now all I need to do it keep it up. This shouldn't be hard, I have all kinds of time these days!

So, count me back in the game. Running season, here I come!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins

I know, its not Friday again. And I had plenty o'time yesterday. Oh well..


2. ALL KINDS OF changes, big and little.

3. During THE DAY, I WATCH MINDLESS TV (lately anyway!).

4. SINGLE DIGIT TEMPS AGAIN? are you kidding me???

5. Right now I'd like to be ANYWHERE WARM.

6. MY CHEESE GRATER is my favorite gadget.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to DINNER, tomorrow my plans include BRIAN'S BASKETBALL GAME and Sunday, I want to SLEEP LATE!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Friday Fill-In (Yes, I know its Sunday...)

But here it is anyway!

1. Enough with the COLD!!!!

2. LIFE causes me to be conflicted.

3. I've been craving WARMTH.

4. BRIAN makes me laugh.

5. I wish I could go to HAWAII next week.

6. "I NEED TO RUN" has been on my mind lately.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Friday Fill-In

Yes, I know it's Thursday, but it's almost 8:30 and I have a busy day tomorrow. Oh, and I'm filling in my answers in caps, because my Mom says she can't read the black lettering!

1. It's January; AND REALLY COLD.

2. PORTILLO'S CHOCOLATE CAKE is what I crave most right now.

3. Cork and wine go together like OIL AND WATER.

4. WATER is so nourishing.

5. Let us dare to HOPE FOR CHANGE!

6. I WANT TO PAINT my home.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to SEEING THE DANCING WITH THE STARS SHOW WITH MY MOM AND SISTER, tomorrow my plans include A BABY SHOWER FOR JEN AND WATCHING FOOTBALL and Sunday, I want to SLEEP IN!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


There are 2 commercials on tv that are hilarious..

The first is Subway. It starts with music and a bunch of different people either sitting down with buttons popping off, or pants splitting when they bend over - you get the idea. It eventually moves to making changes for 2009, losing weight and using Subway to do it.

The second shows a guy in a drive-thru ordering a bunch of fast food. He gets up to the window and there is Dr. Ian Smith - who is heading up this 50 Million Pound Challenge. Dr. Smith is standing in the drive-thru window, arms crossed, and won't let the fast food worker give the guy his food. Subtle.

While both are funny as heck, they also send a very specific message to this country. Just the other night, there was another commerical on for McDonalds that ends with "most drive thrus open 24 hours". Sure, there are people out at all hours of the night that need to eat. But does McDonalds, or any other fast food place, really need to be open 24 hours?? They weren't open 24 hours when I was a kid and we all managed to make it through the night.

It's really no wonder this country is so unhealthy. We have fast food at our fingertips constantly.

I know, you're wondering "where IS she going with this"? Well, I'm going down the "make this your healthy year" road. Trust me, I'm not 100% healthy food girl, but make the change it for yourself - to be healthier, to feel better and to live longer. And, do it for all those who love you!

Now, go get an apple....

Monday, January 5, 2009


I recently came across this quote...

"Guts, strength, determination, courage, sacrifice, inspired, motivated, the heck with sugar and spice, that's what little girls are made of." --Bethany Hamilton, greatest female surfer of our time

To that, I say, AMEN SISTER!!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Friday Fill-In, on Saturday...

I picked this up on Confessions of a Marathon Mom's blog, and thought it would be fun. The bolded words are my fill-ins. For #7, keep in mind that it's a FRIDAY fill-in and today is Saturday!!!!

1. The world is at a turning point.

2. No more treats was the last thing I said - to the dog.

3. I wonder how this year is going to turn out.

4. Plan for the next step at the end of all things.

5. There's something to be said for fantastic blogging women!

6. On a beach is where I want to be.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching football, tomorrow my plans include packing up my recently purchased ebay items and Sunday, the eye doctor and more football!