Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"L-O-V-E" - Nat "King" Cole

Anyone seen this commercial?

I teared up instantly. [I know, shock value = zero]


it's. freaking. awesome.

To all the spouses/partners out there who keep us GOING.

Happy Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"Ain't That Peculiar" - Marvin Gaye

Like 874 .....ok fine, 8 days ago an awesome KIWI blogger tagged me.

And I do anything a New Zealander asks me to.

I was tagged to answer 11 random things about me.  But..........I added 3 because I like 14 better. Sorry.  I never did follow rules well.

Let's DO IT:

Her questions for me:

1. Jogging on the spot at the red lights - good or pathetic?

*pathetic - mind you, I'm a treadmill girl.

2. What is your best running moment?

*24 hour treadmill run

3.What gets you into blogging? Do you get inspired to run more by other bloggers?

*lately....getting tagged. ;) I do get inspired by other bloggers, for sure.

4. What is your favorite running blog and why?

*Seriously too many.  I know that's lame but it's true.

5.What do you carry on you when you run?

*In training - nada.
*On races - gu, watch, gum

6. If time is not an issue,would you prefer to run in hot or cold weather? Rain or shine? Day or night?

*I'd say cold even though I dislike cold, I sweat like crazy.  LOVE the rain.  And day - for sure.

7. What is your favourite dessert?

*Carrot cake

8. What are your short-term running goals?

*yikes . . . . . I'm doing my first R2R2R at the Grand Canyon in October, does that count?

9. How do you reward yourself after a long hard run?

*Pickles - then Mexican food

10. Do you try to eat healthy most of the week and how do you do it?

*Yes, for sure.  I work from home so I really have no excuse for bad eating.

11. Name one really good movie you have watched recently and why?

*Watched "Sliding Doors"- way old but I found it in our collection.  Love that movie.  Reminds me that life happens in the little decisions we make.......not the huge ones.

My +3

1.  I'm a self check-out girl.  Doesn't matter if I buying 2 items or 222 items.  I like to bag my own items, in my own freaking way.  Type A?  me?  never.

2.  I have a huge obsession with the number 4.  But more importantly, 444. 
No, I'm not into numerology.  Just carries a big meaning to me.

3.  I have words I hate.  YES.  H A T E.  not dislike.  not that bother me....but HATE.
The worst offender . . . . . I can't even write.  But anyone who knows me knows the WORD.

I can almost dry heave just thinking about it.


Do YOU have A word?

Thursday, August 9, 2012

"One By One" - Foo Fighters .....I've BEEN TAGGED!

Thank you Jesica, from RunOnOrganic for tagging me!

The Liebster Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. {HOWEVER, many that I will tag below have way more than 200 followers .....contradictory to the award description, but I wanted to send you some love anyways!}

The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

Rules for receiving this award:

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Then answer the questions the tagger sent for them, plus create 11 questions for the people they’ve tagged to answer.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Notify the people you have tagged.
5. No tag backs. ;)

MY 11 things:

1.  I work from home/run my own business.  I LOVE MY JOB.
2.  I buy then re-sell designer clothing/purses
3.  Favorite food - sushi
4.  I hate MAKING salads ......but love eating them.
5.  I don't wear any rings other than my wedding ring.  I love my wedding   ring.......even more than my treadmill. ;)
6.  I worked at a jewelry store in college. 
7.  I am addicted to Costco.
8.  I have been to 9 different countries.
9.  I am BUSTING to move to Oregon.
10. While I've always loved my name, if I could change it......I'd change it to Savannah.  {Anyone else see "Savannah Smiles" growing up?}
11.  I vacuum my house 3 times a week.  I hate dirty floors.

Jesica's Questions for Me:
1. What gets you up in the morning?
 - - My Run.  [and Jimmy Fallon {here} ]
2. Who is your favorite professional athlete?
- - LoLo Jones
3. What is your favorite US state?
- - Well.....of the ones I've visited:  OREGON
4. Beach or mountains?
5. Day or night?
-- DAY
6. Favorite item in your refrigerator/pantry?
- - Muscle Milk -- addicted
7. What would your last meal be?
- - Mammoth sized burger & mashed potatoes and gravy
8. When do you feel the most alive (doing what)?
- - during a hug.  I'm a hugger.
9. Lover or a fighter?
- - 95% lover, 5% fighter
10. Favorite musician/band?
- - holy crap.....too many!!  ok, ok....over-all....Foo, Rush, DuranDuran.  For running Jay Z.
11. Outfit of choice?
- - Current Elliott jeans, White V-neck, Moari necklace, bracelets, VeraWangLavender ....heels

 MY questions for you 11 people [below]

1.  Favorite social media? Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
2.  Favorite post workout meal?
3.  Clean the house or do yard work?
4.  Favorite gift you've ever received?
5.  Do you look most like your mom or dad?
6.  If you could go any where in the world - where would you go?
7.  Workout alone or with a group?
8.  Favorite song at the moment?
9.  Three qualities of your best friend.
10.  Favorite Olympic event?
11.  Why did you start blogging?


1.  Chris - my partner in Foo crime. @ Evolving through Running
2.  Gracie - she's wicked FAST.  @ How I Complicated My life Today.
3.  Dawn - because she'll have to blog again ONE day, right? Racing Dawn
4.  Petra - she's awesome.  @ Run. Petra. Run
5.  Nelly - complete rock star...always good info on the blog. @ Nelly On The Run
6.  A @ Diary Of An Average Runner Just did her 9th marathon, ya, not "average" at all.
7.  Bobbi - one of the kindest people I've never actually met. @ Zero to 26.2
8.  Mandi - my AZ Ragnar girl. @ Mandi Runs.
9.  Adena - FLH - @ She Said I Needed A Goal.
10. The girl with the cutest little family ever . . Micki Runs
11. Christine - so happy I found her through Instagram @ Dream Big Runner

Happy. Thursday. Friends!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"Anything Like ME" - Brad Paisley

Holy. crap. it's. August.

Here are some numbers for you . . . .

7 - days until Peanut goes back to school

100 - percent freaked I was that she wanted Vans. I wore Vans in 7th grade.

48 - dollars of her own money she spent on a sweet pair of MINT Vans.

7 - the grade she'll be in.

47 - the age I feel having a 12 year old.

100 - percent happy I was when I realized my monthly running number for July.

0 - percent chance I'll beat that number again this year

6 - days the Pita has me running per week.

2.75 - hours I spent in the "chair" yesterday [total time suck]

96 - miles I'll be scheduling to run this year in honor of this guy "Staub"

6 - days until my old "ed" [treadmill] goes to his new home.

11 - miles run this morning [RR]

26 - minutes I watched the Today show

1 - minute they spent talking about this cool link:

[which athlete are you like?]

My "match" . . . . .

Hanna Yaroshchuk

400M hurdles runner.

Love it!!

Go to the link . . .

who are you most "like"?

Happy. Hump. Day!!