Thursday, April 02, 2009

This, That, and the Other

So, can you tell this is going to be a very random post?

I've been meaning to blog all week, but I only managed my menu on Monday. I had pictures ready for a Tackle it Tuesday post, but just never made the time to get it posted. I'll save it for next Tuesday.

Hey, I was busy! Really!
Well, at least Monday and Tuesday. I kept busy all day. Then Wednesday came and I kind of lost my momentum. And it didn't come back today. I'm hoping my productivity picks back up tomorrow, because I certainly have plenty to do!

So....I DID IT!!! I ran my 5K on Saturday! And I must say, I was pretty proud of myself. It rained the entire time, but it didn't bother me at all. I was thankful it was just rain, and not a bad storm. I was really worried the race would get cancelled. Thankfully, it didn't!

Before Saturday, the fastest I had completed 3.1 miles was 40 minutes. But on Saturday, I did it in 36 1/2 minutes! I was very happy. Especially considering just a few months ago, I NEVER thought I'd EVER be running! The girl who's been allergic to exercise all her life RAN A 5K!!!!!!!

Here are a couple of pictures.

This was taken right before we took off. That's my running partner Suzanne on the left. On the right are two other friends, Caleb and his dad, Al, who I didn't even know were going to be there. Very cool to see them there. Al's daughter was also running, not sure how she didn't make it in the picture. I also had another friend running, and she didn't make it into the picture either. But Chip got there right before it began (he had just gotten off work) and didn't have much time to get a picture, or we would have made sure no one got left out.

This is my friend (who is my neighbor) Denise and Ruthi. They were there just in time to wave to me as I ran by!

And here I am crossing the finish line. I was so happy to be there!

I felt amazing! I'm so glad I did it, and now I'm ready to get prepared for another one. I want to run FASTER next time!

On Sunday...I totally rested. I planned to go to church, but when I got up, I could hardly walk! I was a little surprised as to how sore I was. I guess I really pushed myself a little harder, and I definitely felt it!

Ruthi kept asking me, "Mommy, do your cabs still hurt?" So adorable...and yes I had very sore calves!!!

Let's see...Monday I did lots of cleaning. Tuesday I did more cleaning and a bit of baking. I planned to continue baking on Wednesday, but like I mentioned, I lost my momentum. So I'm planning on lots of baking tomorrow.

Today, I've been pretty lazy. It's been the perfect day for it...cold and rainy. So I've been trying to catch up on email and blog reading and facebook and such.

But for the last little bit, I've been playing...with this:

My picture order came today, so I've been putting everything in place and having fun. I have a lot of journaling to get caught up on! But I'm having fun with this...I'm so glad it finally came!

So, I think I'm going to get off here and play some more. And pray the weather doesn't get worse. We are under a tornado watch until 3 am, so I don't know how much sleep I'll be getting since the hubster is on duty. I hate this about spring. And I hate it even more when my hunny isn't home to keep me calm! Hopefully the night will be uneventful!


  1. Congratulations! That is great that you did the 5K and did it so fast! Way to go! With all the training walking I am doing I keep thinking I should just start running to get it to go by faster but I am not ready for much running yet. Maybe in another few months I can try a have inspired me!

    The cat has been to the vet and she is perfectly healthy. We had a LOT happen around the time her problems all started (new dog, finished the basement and moved the litter box, new baby) so I think we just pushed her over the edge! We have moed a litter box back to where it was before that all changed and I am hoping for the best...

  2. Oh my gosh, Jennifer...that is just beyond fantastic!!! Way to go, girl!

    Are you going to show off your 365 project as you put it together? *said with a "pretty please" tone of voice*


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