Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ready. Set. Go.

My knee injury is a thing of the past! I'm so happy. It's been touch and go for some time but this past week I've started running 2-3 miles outside again with no pain (except for the sweltering heat.) Let me say it again: I AM SO HAPPY! I can sign up for the Komen Race for the Cure now without any anxiety. Not to mention I can work out the way I want to again and hopefully slowly raise my mileage so the same injury doesn't happen again. I'm inspired by the upcoming Olympics and really want to get into top form in the coming weeks. It's been almost a year since I started my last full-body overhaul and though I'm a bit disappointed that I couldn't keep off the second ten pounds of the twenty I lost last fall I'm trying to be happy that I could at least keep off ten for this long. (Plus, I will be re-tackling the second ten pounds with a slightly less mountain to climb so yahoo!) Of course, I need to keep reminding myself that Olympic athletes have no other obligations other than to train all day so tranforming myself into 41-year old Olympic swimmer- and overall pillar of awesomeness- Dara Torres is kind of unrealistic.

So... I'm hyped to be a running machine again (if only a puttering slow one) and after nearly a week in to my new regimen I'm feeling fantastic.

Now I just have to figure out a way to stay healthy on our vacation next week where I will visit THREE 5-star restaurants in three days. I have spectacular timing don't I.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I'm Dying To See Some Hipster Sport These Around Milwaukee This Summer

RUBBER leggings! You can thank Urban Outfitters for these babies.


Friday, July 18, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Except you didn't ask and you will receive anyway.

Vacation Photos! Click on any of them to see the whole gallery.




Sunday, July 13, 2008

Somebody Pinch Me

My kitchen is waaay too awesome.

(Click the photo for the whole gallery!)

Friday, July 4, 2008

The Gessners at the Golden Gate Bridge

Billy took this photo of us on vacation in San Francisco. (Click on it to see a larger version of the shot.)