Sometime during the middle of this week I realized I’ve become one of the runners who runs because they love to eat. Yeah. It’s true. I got home from my run Thursday and had a cookie. But hey, I just burned about 200 calories on the treadmill… I earned it, right?!
I love my dogs. This is not an unknown fact about me. I also like to spoil them. But who doesn’t?!
Tomorrow is “Take Your Dog To Work Day”. No really, I didn’t just make it up so I could take my little munchkin to work with me. There’s a website and everything: www.takeyourdog.com. Having a website makes everything official, doesn’t it?!
Anywho, I decided I wanted to make treats for my dogs with a recipe I had found on Pinterest and what better time to try them out then when I can have lots of other guinea pigs?
I get to go back to Texas for my niece’s birthday this year, hooray! As soon as I bought my plane ticket, I started trying to figure out what to get her. I wanted to make something because (a) I like the idea of a more personal gift and (b) I knew it would end up being cheaper and money isn’t exactly growing on trees around here. I remembered my mom telling me that she loved skirts and I knew I had seen some cute (and easy) patterns on Pinterest, so of course, I spent an entire night looking to see what I could find.
Well, I came across this post by “Made” for a simple skirt tutorial. Man, she wasn’t kidding, this was so easy! It literally consists of sewing together the sides, adding a hem and a waistband and putting in elastic. This was WONDERFULLY easy!! I made a skirt for my niece like this:
I’m currently sitting in the airport, eating a lovely McDonald’s breakfast (ick, I know I’ll regret this later) and people-watching since my flight has been delayed two and a half hours. In front of the food court at DIA is a lady standing by a Frontier Airlines Mastercard kiosk. She tries to talk to just about everyone that walks by with maybe a 1% success rate. So far I’ve seen 1 person stop long enough for the lady to at least pull out a pamphlet, 1 stopped momentarily until she realized what it actually was that the lady was talking about and I actually just saw a guy walk up to her by his own volition. Wow.
That’s the storm that’s holding us up… really?! That’s not a storm, that’s a little light rain. Whatever, I guess they’re more worried about “safety” than me getting to Dallas at a reasonable time.
Okay, so this week rocked. Did my first trail run in my Vibrams and it was so much better than I had imagined: I had my first 2 days with no 5 minute warm up walk and each day increased by 2 minutes, so I was a little concerned. I also used my walking time Wednesday and Friday to take some pictures like this one:
The trail was incredibly rocky in places and then just more dirt in some. I liked the challenge, it was almost a bit of an obstacle course trying to dodge the larger rocks.
(Okay, that one’s pretty boring, but I promise there are some more exciting, or at least prettier, pictures further down.) Continue reading →
I had no idea today was National Running Day until I got home from work and started looking around online. Lucky for me, today is a running day today for me anyway. No putting it off today! Not that I really wanted to put it off but it would just be WRONG to not run on National Running Day! If you go to runningday.org, you can even create a National Running Day 2012 badge: