Wednesday, February 24, 2010

One Day She Will Look Back On This and Laugh

...I hope?

Translation: "There are only 2 states in my Uranus. And there are 7 colonies. The 2 states are not named! And the Uranus that is mine has only the typewriter to write with. My Uranus."

Ava, age 6

I'm not sure why Uranus is using a typewriter. Take it up with her.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Running: It Does a Body Good

Today's theme on Daily Mile was before and after photos. Everyone was posting photos of themselves before and after they started running/working out. Ok, so technically I was 9 months pregnant in my before photo and I've never been that size normally but still- LOOK HOW HUGE I WAS! I had totally forgotten. The "after" photo is from before this morning's run. (Don't worry, I wore more clothes than this outside.) I've actually dropped 16 pounds since the beginning of December when I decided to start food journaling in addition to running and my average pace has improved immensely. Imagine running with two eight pound weights in your hands. I got to ditch those.

Monday, February 8, 2010


While out on my snowy 8-mile run this morning one thought kept going through my head: Someday I will become an ultra-runner. I don't know necessarily when, but someday-hopefully in the near future- I WILL complete an ultra-marathon. I want to be that hardcore. And you know, I like to get what I want.

Carry on.