The 5k

October 29th, 2010

Well, we did it. Steve and I ran in the 2010 River Rat Race 5k last weekend in Fort Wayne. Along with about 1,000 other people. Actually more than half were doing the 10k, which made our accomplishment feel just a bit puny, but as I reminded Steve I am sure we are way more fit than all of the people sitting at home eating potato chips. Or the people drinking beer on their porch and watching us run by.

And we were slow. The real lowpoint was realizing we got beat by a woman who looked to be about 8 months pregnant — I still don’t understand this. But we placed about in the middle of the 300 people in our race with a time of about 34 minutes. More ambitious runners may care, but honestly I was in it to A. have a goal and B. get fit. And I ran the ENTIRE time. This is huge for me.

But now that it’s over, I’m worried my motivation is quickly leaving me. I don’t know what’s next. Do I just go out and run 3 miles three times a week? This sounds really boring. Do I just work on my speed? Do I move my goal up 4 miles? Should I sign up for a 10k in the spring or something and work toward that goal? I really don’t want to spend more than 30 minutes running in the morning but I guess I could do a long run on the weekend if I worked up to it…

So, yeah, I need to figure something out before too much time passes. I’m open to suggestions!

So mad!

October 29th, 2010

So, after all my work to run in the 5k, talking my hubby into it, trying hard to get him motivated and healthy as well as myself, what do I get? My iPod stolen.

Yep, left it in hubby’s car after race, which he left unlocked. Also missing, his GPS.

So, where’s the fairness in that?

Probably best to stay away from me today.

We may never sit down again

October 28th, 2010

Eva took her first steps last night! Yay! Of course I spent the entire day with her and Ella then went to my one hour long Zumba class and she did it while I was there, ugh. But she did it again for me when I got home. We haven’t convinced her to do it while we’re videoing her, but I’m thinking if she wants to take a little more time to get into this walking thing, that is fine with me. She is only 10 months old after all.

Now we really need to A. Locate our gates and B. install them again. And of course really baby-proof the entire house. I have a feeling our halfway babyproofing with Ella will not be good enough for this speedy, grabby, put-EVERYTHING-in-her-mouth baby.

So, if you don’t hear from me for awhile it’s because I’m probably either taking things out of Eva’s mouth or pulling her down from a table or some other similar activity. Wish us luck.

What I’m wishing for…

October 23rd, 2010

We’re trying hard to stick to a good budget, saving and paying off debt and preparing for the worst. Just trying to be responsible.

Sometimes it’s so hard to send away all our extra money when I would really love some nice things. Oh well, it will be even sweeter when it feels like the right time. But here’s what’s on my wish list:

  • A new couch. Ours is el cheapo. It’s served us well and I always liked the look of it, but you get what you pay for. And the cushions have had much better days. And the stain resistant fabric looks streaked already.
  • A recliner. We have an overstuffed chair which is wonderful to cuddle into for a movie and looks OK if you cover up the faded fabric with blankets but it’s so big and not so nice looking and ugh. It’s time to find a new home for it.
  • A new kitchen table. All I can say is, never buy a kitchen table with grooves in it if you have kids. While I can see tons of little crumbs and bits in those grooves, it is impossible to get them all out.
  • A new coffee table. Stained and chipped all over, it’s getting junky. It would be really nice to have something soft and cushiony too that Eva wouldn’t hurt herself on.
  • Media storage. I really need something to store DVDS and games and photo albums. Bins in the garage are just not cutting it.

OK, now I feel like our stuff is so junky! But you know what, with a 1-year-old and a 4-year-old roaming around, our furniture may just be perfect for right now.

    About Us

    Me. Blogger. Formerly lived carefree life of eating out, staying out late, traveling and whatever else I wanted. Now mostly chase around two kids, cook, clean and work as graphic artist.

    Wonderful web guru husband who prepared this site for me. He's even trying to help to do dishes more around the house. Good man. I met him at a party in college in 1998 and he still hasn’t gone home.

    Unbelievably cute daughter who's been running the show at our house since March of 2007.

    Our newest, precious girl who just joined us in December of 2009.