Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Coming Together…

…eventually things do come together. They just seem to be at a snails pace for me sometimes.

I am recovering after a whirlwind visit from the TFF. Short weekend visits are awesome and hard at the same time. When you know your time is limited you want to take advantage of all the time you can, which means we stayed up way too late way too many nights. Last night I went to bed at 8:40 PM. It was awesome! This morning LB said, “When is Jessica coming back? I want her to stay for 1000 days.”  Yes, I would love for her to be here just over three years too…

The Hubs “helped” me hang my medal holder! Thanks for all your input. While I really liked the front door or the bathroom I decided on the hall…

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Maybe one of you would like a medal display of your own??? Hmm….I feel a giveaway coming on!

Remember my kitchen?

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We finally got it painted!!! The painter dude that the Hubs had to run back to catch on Saturday came back Monday. He did a great job!! Although, we had originally decided on dark wood trim for the windows and baseboards. Somehow I got convinced to go with white. I think it looks ok. We will see…it can always be painted later.

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So….I am adding one more race to my race schedule. Just one more. Ok, I can’t promise just one more…I have decided against the Bataan Death March in March, as much as I really wanted to do it it just didn’t line up to work out with LB in school and everything else on the calendar. I will put it on the calendar for 2012.  I’m a little bummed but since taking that one off the schedge I have added Seattle Rock n Roll 1/2 in June and now…Dun dun dun….drum roll please!!!!

OKC Memorial 1/2 in April!! YEAH!!!!

While I would love to do the full again this year, there is just not enough time to put in the full training, not with this 1/2 Iron Man dangling over my head. The time commitment is redonkulous! I had no idea how much time 1/2 Iron training would suck up! I can honestly say it takes about twice as much time as full marathon training. No kidding, no exaggerating…dead dog serious.  so until the 1/2 Iron is over I don’t have time to commit to full marathon training. I will stick with my November full plan.

So my race schedule has me doing three 1/2 marathons and a 1/2 Iron through June.  I can handle that! In fact, I am pumped!! Any of you amazing peeps doing any of the races in my side bar (above on the right)?

I am also pumped to say I am at 70% of my goal for raising money for ACS DetermiNation!! Within less than a week of beginning this journey I have raised $745! Thank you to my wonderful friends and family who have donated!!! I can’t even explain how it makes me feel!! It is an amazing feeling!! If you want to make a donation you can visit my personal site HERE.

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Well off to 9:30 spin and a swim! That’s right, the pool is finally open after a week of being down!

15 comments:

  1. I am doing the 1/2 at the OKC Memorial... Is it April 30th race May 1st.... I am running in NM the weekend before I hope I am up for a back to back half.

    Love all the bling on the wall!

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  2. The medal hanger is so cute! Love the saying! Glad the kitchen got done, I love the white trim!

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  3. I so want to run the Seattle Rock'n'Roll Marathon! I wish I wasn't in school, maybe next year... I mean in like 2 years! It feels like I am never ever gonna finish school!

    I need to sign up for some local races. More than just a 4.2 miler! Actually what I need to do is suck it up and sign up for my TRI but I was kinda waiting to see how my knee holds up with more running!

    Nice work with the fund raising! I knew you could do it! Make a reminder post on or a little after the first of the month and I will make a donation. Gotta get paid first! :)

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  4. The medal hanger looks great!!! Also love the paint colors. Very warm!

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  5. "Yay" all around.

    You got the painting done, the medal hanger hung, you're well on your way to raising your money, AND the pool is open.

    Can it get any better than that?!

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  6. Still cant see the pictures but can comment. You are ROCKIN the money raising.. I knew you would.. I NEED to register to Rock N Roll ASAP..

    I cannot imagine the time it takes to train for 3 sports. you are DEDICATED!!! I know you will be amazing...

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  7. Sounds like you checked a lot of things off your "to do" list.
    Love the word redonkulous. I need to work that into my vocab more.

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  8. Good luck on your race in April! I definitely need one of the medal holders, right now mine are hanging from the window in the living room off the top of the blinds! The dont double well as prisms. :)

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  9. i will be in seattle too, well if i get off my butt and get registered that is :)

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  10. Medal hanger looks great!! I smell a giveaway!

    Just donated to your cause! I knew you would rock the fundraising!!

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  11. SO SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! I can't imagine how much time it takes to train for a 1/2 ironman, you are my idol!! Seriously!! LOVE the medal hanger and great job on the kitchen:) I think a giveaway would be great and maybe you could rig it for me to win!

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  12. I LOVE the medal hanger! Great job!! I think the kitchen looks great!!

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  13. Your kitchen looks fantastic!

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  14. We're doing OKC.. just haven't decided full or half. Doing a full next weekend and a half 4 weeks later.. just trying to decide!

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You're pretty much awesome!!

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