Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Where Have I Been?

So I have been busy doing just about everything but blogging:

 Above is me at a 10K.  My cute mom showed up w/ a sign and water for all my friends. 
A few of my friends and I have decided to run a marathon.  We are on week 17/30 and I'm exhausted. I think all the training leading up to the marathon is almost as bad as actually running the 26.2 miles.  In case you forgot-I live in Texas and so it is like running in a sauna except with more humidity.

My husband has been in the Air Force for 9 years and is exploring other career opportunities all over the country.  This may be more exhausting than the marathon.  If you could live anywhere in the US-where would you pick and why? We are about ready to flip a coin.

We took a trip to Vermont for our anniversary.  It's beauty is poorly represented by the above pic, but I just didn't pull my camera out much.  The trip was great until our plane broke down at Laguardia and we got to sit there for about 10 hours.  It was ok since they gave us each a $6 meal voucher (I could almost buy a slice a pizza).  Then our flight was delayed and we had to taxi a taxi to JFK to make it home.  They did give us $25 in meal vouchers, which totally made up for the additional 4 hour weather delay.  We were in a similar situation a few years ago and were compensated w/ $400 travel vouchers each. No one likes spending hours and hours in an airport, but I thought that was fair.  Apparently, the max that Delta gives out is a whopping 9500 sky miles.  Hooray, if I am lucky, I may be able to buy 1/4th a ticket. Am I unreasonable, or is that pathetic?

Summer swim team is my favorite of all my kid's activities.  It's the only thing that all 3 of them do.  I spent at least 3 hours at practice each morning hanging out w/ the other swim moms (who are all amazing).  Every Monday night, we'd all hang out at the swim meet. So I got to spend at least 20 hours/week hanging out with my friends by the pool.

Guess why a kid under 16 shouldn't work?  Because they can't drive.  I spend a ton of time driving her to lifeguard and teach swim lessons.  

Those same marathon friends decided to do a cleanse and I signed up b/c I apparently will do any crazy thing my friends will.  I didn't fork out the $200 bucks for the supplements, but I followed the eating plan.  Basically, you eat twice as many vegetables as fruits and a 1/2 cup of either rice or lentils a day.  You can also drink protein shakes. I probably ate more fruit than I should have, but lost a few pounds and I am more aware of eating actual food instead of all the process junk that I usually reach for.  I will post some recipes I like later.

I also read a few books, that I'll tell you about later.

So what have you been up to?


  1. So inspirational! Which marathon are you doing? I'm so impressed. Move up to the Pacific Northwest!

  2. I was wondering where you've been, but it's summertime so all bets are off with blogs, right? Sometimes I'm like, what blog?

    I can't believe you are running a marathon! I feel like I was just reading about your first race and now you're moving up! What an accomplishment that will feel like when you finish. I can't wait to read about it. My 14 year old and I are running a Zombie Run this weekend...it's no marathon, but more me :)

    Can't wait to hear about your latest books! I just finished City of Dark Magic which was a perfect light summer book.