Month: May 2010

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Marathon Monday and Other Miscellaneous Musings

So, hmmm, what to say about the 1/2 marathon… I did it…I ‘m proud of myself…my quads hurt like crazy today…I want to run another! Truly, it was an incredible experience. I know some of you are wondering how in the world running 13.1 miles can be “incredible”…all I can say is you have to…

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Book and Movie Review: The Soloist and Lit

Movie Review: The Soloist Just saw this movie over the weekend and it was definitely worth renting. Jaime Foxx plays Nathaniel Ayers, a gifted musician who is schizophrenic and whose mental illness has led to his homelessness on the the streets of L.A. Robert Downy Jr. plays Steve Lopez, an award winning L.A. Times journalist…

1/2 Marathon Monday, Part 10: Race Week!

1/2 Marathon Monday, Part 10: Race Week!

I made it to race week! I remember my sister telling me, back in February, that she was going to run a 1/ 2 Marathon in May and I told her she was nuts and that if I was going to do one it was going to be later in the year…I’m glad I didn’t…

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Random Acts of Chaos

My life is FULL of random acts of chaos. Anyone else in the same boat? I’m also in a crabby mothering rut lately. Maybe the two are related- the chaos and the crabbiness. ¬†Whatever it is, I don’t like it, but I haven’t seemed to be able to shake it off. Here is a little…

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Wardrobe Defiance

Isn’t this a cute shirt? Ava WILL NOT wear it. It’s the funniest thing. I picked it up at Target a couple of weeks ago and decided to put it on her one sunny day about a week ago. She looked at the sleeves. She looked at me. She said, “Mom, are these ruffles?” “Yes…

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1/2 Marathon Monday, Part 9: Two Weeks to Go!

I ran 11 miles on Saturday! I know for those of you who read this and have run a full or even half marathon before that probably doesn’t seem like a great big deal anymore, but it was my first time and it’s a pretty cool thing to be able say. Even my husband was…

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The Sun is Brighter After the Rain

Ahhhh….That’s the exhale I’m letting out this morning after a CRAZY day yesterday. It might be right up there as one of my craziest mom days. If you are my friend on facebook you know some of this already because you saw my S.O.S’s go up…but for those who are not, here is a little…

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If You Don’t Have Something Nice to Say…

I’m sure you can all finish that phrase…it’s one I heard often growing up…not even from my parents, just teachers, uncles, Sunday school folk, you know– all the other adults in your life that help keep you in line. So, for old time sake, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say it…

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Almost Wordless Wednesday: A few photos of my Crazy Girls!

Truly, I love that my daughter’s personalities are starting to emerge, and personality do they both have! These girls are both spirited, energetic, emotional, creative, funny, charming, sensitive and loving, but both with a different make-up of all of those things so that they are each quite unique in their vibrant personalities. I think one…

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1/2 Marathon Monday, Part 8; Re-Shoeing and Re-Fueling

Yes, yes, I am posting my “1/2 Marathon Monday” post on Tuesday. Such is the life of a mommy blogger and runner and housekeeper and wife and…well, you all know what I mean. So this past week was an interesting week for me as far as training went; I feel like I crossed over into…