Wednesday, May 30, 2012

"Speak For Me" - John Mayer

I'm going to let these photos "Speak For Me".

[from man against horse 50 miler]

[back to school shopping]


Anyone know of any awesome [gasp] trail runs in Sedona?
If so please email!
I'm getting out of this heat, this weekend!

Monday, May 21, 2012

"Hashtag" - Mitch Major

Beware. I'm in one of those moods. (No, no, no, put the tissues away. Not a philosophical one. I know. Phew!)

One of these moods....

I am mid-room-clean. Sitting on an unmade bed. #thisNEVERhappens.

I have four, yes, four donation piles. #ihaveajean[andshoe]buyingproblem. ;)

I have a three books [I bought] that I've never even opened. #iamnotareader

I had the fastest 17.5 mile run I've ever had in my life today. #toobadidonthavearaceplanned #butiwasfreakinghappyaboutit

Why can't I part with certain things? I'm positive I'll never wear a certain belt in my closet. #butiworeitthedaythePitaaskedmetomarryhim. #cherishedhoarding

A pair of jeans sit nicely folded in my closet.  #theyneedanewbutton #mymomownsallmybuttonsandallmysowingtalent

A tried-and-with a turned up face-re-wrapped chocolate sucker sits on table. It's gross. #wickedgross. You would've too. Trust me.  #butitsitstherebecausePeanutgaveittome

Oh yeah. And a shimmer bronze powder for face & body is under my sink. I don't like it. But it wasn't cheap. #andisweariwillfindsomeonewhowouldloveit.

How late is too late to give a wedding gift? #justgaveonetoafriendwhogotmarriedoneyearago #noidontexpectathankyoucard

How old is too old for pictures posted around your computer? Mine are going on 24 months. #thinkingitistimeforanupdate

I found all red gummy bears in my closet drawer a few minutes ago. #yesihidethingsfrommyself #itisformyowngood

I also found cash. #dollardollarbillsyall #yesialreadyspentit

My mother-in-laws birthday is tomorrow. #ihaventsenthergiftbecauseihaventboughtit #shelivesinLondonsothisisbad

I went shopping today. #yesformyrealpersonjob

I have a shopping pet peeve.  #iactuallyhavealotbecauseishopalot  why do they ask you, "will this be all for you?" when you check out? #ohsorrynowthatyouaskedithinkillgobackandbuymorecrap

Have been a little on edge today.  #burningdeseiretotelloffafewpeople #whycantpeopleplaynice

But then I saw this:

Thank you Mother Theresa.

Got a hashtag for me?


Happy.  Monday.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Haka, Hookah & Hoka


Do you know the difference?

During one of our daily textfests . . . .Dawn asked, "Doesn't HOKA mean marijuana?"

Me:  No.  That's a more like a HOOKAH.

Then, I thought that's a lot like HAKA.

So here's the lesson folks:




I know, I know.

But Emz, aren't those the shoes you kept making fun of for the last 6 months?
to him [click]
and him [click].

Yes, am I'm back peddling, eating my words & apologizing profusely.

So after Kevin said, "I think Jeff has over 600 miles on his HOKAS!"

My ears finally perked up.  I'm replacing my shoes every 400. 
Which is about 8 pairs of shoes a year. [ya, that adds up].

So Kevin, in all his awesomeness - sent me the stores by me that carried them.
I saw iRun on the list.

Which I loved because Aaron [you know, THE guy] who told me about Man V Horse [and the guy who ran 22 miles with me during my 24 hour treadmill run] AND the guy who called me freaking Barbie [here, uggg].  .... had been telling me to go there, for new shoes, for months!!

So I text him when I entered and when I left. [with a much smaller wallet]

His replies.  I freaking loved.

Ya. that. made. my. day.
That guy doesn't give out compliments.  So heck yes, I took a screen shot.

So enter my new purchase:

And yep.....Dawn got about 44 texts from me this morning:

Add me to the "revolution" .... Jeff, Kevin & Emily.

After my 22.5 miler this morning.
I can honestly say:

Best. Purchase. Ever.

And yes, I'm was super sorry for doubting their awesomeness.

But seriously - this is pretty freaking harsh:


Jeff, these freaking #MOONBOOTS rock.

Monday, May 14, 2012

"Good Girl" - Carrie Underwood

Like the best girl ever.
I had to video this.  And my bracelets . . . . they are pretty bangin'.

She spoiled me rotten yesterday......and freaking cracked me up too.

Here was my pre-breakfast snack:
[says, "we love you"]


...Pita freaking rocks.  I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE bread crust!  Only crusty crust for this crusty girl!
Then it was card time like this:

And this:

And this:

And  my personal favorite:

Love. My. Life.

Happy Monday!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

"Today is" - Hot Potato

Today is the one year anniversary of my 24 hour treadmill run.  [That link gets you to part ONE of, I think, 4 that I wrote.]

I'm sure this post will bore 99.94% of you . . . . . so my apologies.

As I've said 87 billion times:

this. day. was. a. top. three. moment.


So, today, I am writing this [in all honesty] mostly for me. [and maybe, one day, when I'm old and crusty Peanut will want to share this with her family....maybe.]

While this run raised a large sum of money for the Sojourner Center.

I am the one who benefited the most from this event.

There was something incredibly humbling about this experience.

Being the girl with the camera in her face, in the spotlight and realizing . . . . all the people AROUND me are the ones who SHOULD be getting the attention.

[kleenex break]

Yesterday, I journaled about this day [in a private journal] in an insane amount of detail. After 550+ blog posts, I've learned some things truly are better unsaid unblogged.

A few of my favorite photos from this very special 24 hours of my life.

I loved that this was held at Channel 12.  Loved Scott Light.  Loved Jay the camera guy.  LOVED.

Love this pre-set up photo.  It says so much.  Dawn [who may I mention, never freaking left my side] keeping tweets/texts going.  My mom, showing love to Peanut and that freaking huge 5 pound gummy bear.

Leg Love X 444.

Me with my brother.

I love that when he came at 11am he asked, "so when does the next person come to run?"

Me:  ummmm, never.

[so after he finished at work he drove home, got his gear.......and ran with his little sister] [must stop crying].

the literal way to "eat on the run".

How to "run with an IV that your husband is tall enough to hold".
[wasn't really needed but Channel 12 had a list of required things and my Dr. wasn't happy with my fluid loss.]

When the "CRT" thought it'd be funny to hang out with me for a while at 2:30am.

....with the women who made it all happen.

That moment when I realized . . . . . the treadmill only goes to 99.99 miles.

This moment where you ARE that happy.

...nothing like a hug from Dad.

And there's certainly nothing like a best friend.  By the way, ask her about her mad straw skills.

......when you see your husband. 
The best decision I ever made?  HIM.


Until next time . . . .

[for my family, yes, Dawn, you are family]

I love you.  Thank you for dealing with "emotional me" over the last 24 hours.  To many this was "crazy" or "silly" --- thank you for seeing where my heart was and why this was important to me.  It wasn't about me.  It wasn't even about running.  It was bigger.  Thank you for knowing that.

I am more than thankful.
I am more than lucky.
I am more than blessed.
I am more than grateful.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

"Make You Feel My Love" - Adele

 . . . .

Mother's Day came early for me.

Last night I got to hang out with some of the 8-11 year old girls from church [as I do every two weeks].

I knew what we'd be doing.

Making a gift for their Mom's for Mother's Day.

So, I knew ahead of time, I'd be the recipient of some awesome & soothing [homemade] bath scrub. [thank you, pinterest]

But what I didn't know . . . . . .


Yes, I'm posting it [the inside].

1.  because it brought me to instant tears.
2.  I love 11.  I LOVE eleven.
3.  There will probably be days that she [conveniently] won't remember she wrote this.
4.  I need evidence.
5.  Because being a "mom" means everything to me.  everything.

I'm crying again.

Can you guess my most favorite line?


What is the best "Mother's Day" gift you've received?


What's the best "gift" you've ever given YOUR Mom?