Monday, September 13, 2010

Smile - Uncle Cracker

Today, I love this song.

Went to visit with my parents on Saturday. [the homemade bread was just a fortunate "plus"].

My mom told me there were a few things for me on the bed in one of the spare bedrooms.

They made me smile.

This photo. Which I adore.
I love that we did this.
Me and my "circle of friends".


This photo from Peanut's Baby Shower.  Yes, still PLENTY of the 28 lbs I gained during pregnancy lingering, 3 weeks later [apparently ALL in my face]. 
 
 

This photo of me, S & K. [ My cousins.]



This sunset captured from my backyard Saturday night.


Leave Friday for Utah --- not really sure how this marathon is going to go.  Was training for a 3:15 marathon but . . . . . after being sick, yada, yada, yada ....... I seriously, have no clue where my body, legs and heart will take me.  But I'll take it. :)


Happy Monday.

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43 comments:

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I love that friends photo!

What weight in your face?!?!?

I had those dresses too. We were so styling!

Happy Monday

Dash said...

Great pictures, Have a GREAT race!!! You've been sick, so if you don't feel great, don't push it, enjoy it!!

Quinton J said...

You'll do amazing. Prolly surprise yourself.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Love those photos!

I have a feeling you'll still get that 3:15. You're rockstar like that.

Emily said...

Ah, I have always loved this picture of us. Cute friends (some tanner than others), wearing our man shirts. Thanks for scanning it. I'll have to steal it as a profile picture somewhere.

I should have asked earlier, but do you need a place to stay? You're welcome here. If you find yourself with extra time, we'd love to meet you for dinner or something.

Harold said...

Good luck on your marathon!

Emz said...

S- the dresses....got to love them.
D- sound advice. Thx.
Q-I heart surprises. Hope this will be one.
TMB - I heart you. ;)
Em- ahhh the man shirts. :) thanks so much fir the offer. I'd love to see you if we can time it right.
H- thank you!!!!!!!!

Barefoot Neil Z said...

Most of all, remember to have fun! Unless of course the prize money is too great to pass up by having fun...

Marlene said...

I can't believe it's race week already! Can't wait to see how FAST those long legs carry you!

Fun flashback photos!

ShutUpandRun said...

Love how Peanut is looking up at you in that one picture.

You are going to rock it in Utah, I just know it. Whether the clock says 3:15 or not.

Rae said...

I love all those photos. I love going back and looking at old photos. Brings back lots of memories.

Good luck on your race! I'm sure you'll rock it!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

I love little surprised like that!
And 28 lbs?? That's NOTHING compared to the 40+ lbs. I gained!
Good luck in your race! You are going to do great!

Karine said...

Aha, I see a clue to how you lost your baby fat so fast...Look at the picture at the baby shower. On your plate I see 2 carrots, 2 cucumbers,5 nuts, 1 olive, 1/2 tablespoon dip and 1 cheez cracker. The weight dropped quickly when you eat that kind of party food. I remember my plate having cake, cookies, etc. You both look darling (round face and all)!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Very cool little flag outfit on Peanut. Don't make excuses almost a week before the marathon! You will do fine, just like you know you can.

Emz said...

BNZ-I wish I was in contention for "prize" money on this one.

Marlene - :) comment made me smile.

SU&R - Me TOO. Her little Ewok face. I do adore that "look".

Rae-couldn't agree more.

Aimee - too funny. I don't barefoot run like you though. You are so incredible.

MY mom- loved your comment. loved your bread too. I would have had some of THAT on my plate if it would have been there that day.

Anne said...

Great photos! You are so going to rock that marathon...have a blast! :)

Emz said...

Kovas - I know. I know. Thank you for calling me out. [seriously]. No excuse is a good one. "BUCKLE" up buttercup!

Evolving Through Running said...

Best of luck in your race. If you were training for a 3:15, then you'll do a 3:15. Haven't seen any evidence to the contrary in any of your prior posts. You're going to kill it. Or, in the spirit of the 80s mix from my run this morning that my brain will not let go of, you're going to "smack it up, flip it, rub it down".

Andrew Opala said...

Rock and Roll Kiddo!

KILL IT!

Bethany + Ryan said...

we are in the same time frame for Amanda's PR challenge, when i saw it was just you and me i thought to myself, what?! i can't compete with her! no fair! lol good luck, you'll do great!!

Emz said...

B + R. .... I'll take the compliment because I'm needy today but ..... You ARE joking. I saw your name & was like awwwww man. You rock.

EVTR - had not heard that song in years!!! Hilarious.

Andrew - thank you.

Adrienne said...

Good luck. You'll do great!

Chloë said...

Love those pictures. And you're worried about not making your 3:15? HA! I'm hoping I can squeeze by with a sub-2 hour HALF this coming weekend, but after my crappy training I'm not holding my breath. You blow my mind.

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

You'll rock that mary -- sometimes a few days down does the body good. Very cool pic! Don't ya love it when you go to see your parents and they always have "things" for you to take? My mother is always nice about and says stuff like, "I thought you might want this!" -- which I always tell her she really means, "Please remove this shit from my house...now!"

Sarah said...

You look beautiful in that picture and your daughter is adorable!

heather said...

My daughter has that song in steady rotation right now.

What a great friends picture! And I love the pic of tiny baby Peanut, she's looking at you with the most adoring expression...love it!

You are going to rock that race!

Jill said...

THose are super fun pictures...I'm sure the memory gates were flooded!!

Your cold was a minor set-back...and probably did your body more good than you'll ever realize to rest it! Utah, here you come...and watch out cuz you're going to be flying!!!

Robin said...

I suspect your *heart* will take you farther than you expect, and everything else will be along for the ride .... Good Luck, but more importantly, HAVE FUN!

LOVE the photos ~ did you hear the 'aaawww...!" all the way from Orlando as I looked at them? Awesome.

*hugs*

(doing my own sick thing here in FL... in bed x 3? days now... and counting...) ugh.

Morgan said...

Love, love, love that song too! I also loved the "Circle of Friends" pic... I have a few of those myself and they always make me smile!

You are going to do great in Utah, just believe in yourself and the rest will work itself out.

xoxo - THE Redhead ;)

Gina said...

peanut was such a pretty newborn! and good luck this weekend. i'll be in utah too -- at the fair!

64 CLASSIC said...

Great Pics!! Peanut was a gorgous baby. What a doll!!

Good luck in Utah! Can't wait to read the race report.

Kera said...

is that me and you in the third shot??? way cute. and you're going to do fine cause i'm gonna give you a pep rally the likes of which you'll never forget.

beckus1234 said...

Hope you feel better!! I love the picture with you & my K and S! The occasion was K's baptism in Tucson. Grandpa Allen performed the baptism and every member of our family (at the time) was there. It was a really lovely occasion. I love how happy you look and how you're holding hands. 1983, if memory serves! XXOO

Her Name is Rio said...

Oh my gosh, that circle of friends photo is just awesome! Looks like it should be a paperback or catalog cover or something like that.

Have fun in Utah! Just enjoy the experience whatever it may bring. Your body may surprise you (hopefully in a good way!)

Colleen said...

Those are great pictures!!!! :)

Best of luck this weekend. I'm sure you'll do amazing!

Zaneta said...

haha, your "yada, yada, yada" reminded me of a seinfeld episode! loved your pictures from the past! its always fun to come across things that make you smile! btw, i love that song too! :D

Meg said...

Yipeeeeee, I'm back and full of spice. Like, I was HOPING your were planning on running a 3:15 for this marathon!! You can SO DO IT!! Dig deep, settle in, be strong mentally, pray for your Peanut and just DO IT! Can't wait to hear how it goes!!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Man, what I would give to have only gained 28 pounds with my LB! UGH!!! And i love how yoru Peanut is looking at you in that pick! So precious!

good luch with the marathon!! Your heart will lead and your legs will follow!!!

Kelly Leigh said...

So much cuteness in these pics!

Claudia said...

awww that's a great Friend foto!!

Have a great time at the marathon!
You'll do amazing!

Julie said...

Good luck to you! You can do it:) Just believe and keep the faith!

RunWithKate said...

Good luck speedy one!!! You will do fantastic. Can't wait to read all about it.

You kick ass. :)

Char said...

Good luck with your marathon. I'll be waiting to read the race report.