Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I Love This!!

I can't believe this! As of this morning I'm only $40 away from a goal of 400 FREAKING DOLLARSfor my Polar Plunge!!! The number just keeps climbing and I just keep raising the goal! It's so awesome to see people adding to the total! Please spread the word and help me raise money for the Special Olympics!!

And P.S. I'm now in a race to beat my boss's boss! And she's a good fundraiser!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

This is AWESOME!!

I can't believe this! My goal was $75 and I'm surpassed that by nearly double that amount! Thank you to those that have donated, it's so cool to see my loved ones supporting me and a great cause. Now, I'm upped the anty! Only $60 more to go to reach my new goal of $200.

Please help me to plunge into the arctic and donate to the Polar Plunge, baby!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Doing Good!

Another reason I love my job! My company is doing the Polar Plunge and helping raise money for the Special Olympics! I'm jumping in along with a few other managers from my district and many people from our Support Center. I need to raise $75! Some please Help me raise some moola!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Oh Ma Gosh, Too Cute!

Remember that song that the 3 dads sung to the baby in Three Men and A Baby? And how cute that scene was?

The following video might be better than that. I give you The sweetest video I've ever seen!

Isn't your day better now?!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I am a Runner.

So this time last year I was on the treadmill and going for 20 minutes at a time. I would walk a lap and maybe run a lap and then walk again. A year later I am not only hardly walking on the treadmill, I am running outside, doing 5Ks, and breaking my own records. And really starting to enjoy it. Who knew?!

Who am I and what did someone do with the real me?! I was the girl who claimed that I didn't think anyone should run unless being chased with a knife.

But really, I am doing some serious ass kicking in the running department and I am really proud of myself! Today my new 5K record was 31:25, I shaved 56 seconds off my last time from 3 days ago. It feels really good to push myself. And you know what else? The experts were right, you work-out you feel better and you have more energy. As much as I am agreeing with them right now, I hate it when the experts are right, it's annoying.

Don't get me wrong, it's hard and it sucks and I can't breathe sometimes and I need new shoes and I would rather have someone do it for me and sometimes napping is so much more appealing and I jiggle and on and on and on. But once I'm there and I'm moving, I feel exhilarated and shocked that I'm doing this and I want to see how much farther I can go. In all aspects of the word farther, distance, time, mentally, physically.

But still, I rock.

Monday, February 6, 2012

I Did It Again!

Second day running outside within a week! It's so much more challenging. But holy shin splints! But I DID IT!!


Sunday, February 5, 2012

I Rock

New 5k record, baby! I did it in 32:19! Dare I say I'm a runner?!

Friday, February 3, 2012

February 3rd is a Grand Day

Only 29 (and by 29 I mean add a few years, hehe) years ago today, my mom was born! Happy birthday, Mama! You are one of my favorite people. Thank you for your love, your support, your kindness, your wisdom, and your understanding! It means more to me than I think you'll ever know! And to my Grandma, thanks for having my mom, you taught her well.

Happy birthday, MOM! I love you!!

That Was SOOOOO Not OK

I don't know if ya'll are clued in to what has been going on with the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Planned Parenthood. But if you want clues on how to successfully implode your organization, read the following article. I give you the genius workings of Susan G. Komen

First I'm sure you can guess that I myself was appalled and pissed and damn right I signed the petition against them taking away their funding. In the comment part of signing I wrote something like "Cancer isn't selective why should healthcare be? It's shocking and disappointing to see that you have sunk to the pressure and taking away something that has helped so many women."

Secondly, the following video is so frank and honest, it brought tears to my eyes. This woman has more balls than I could ever hope for. She is real, she is brave and she is beautiful. I hope someone hugs her tonight. Watch the video to see pure courage.

And lastly, it makes me proud to have the views I have. To know that I'm not the only one, to know that I expect others to have the opportunities that I am given, to know that if enough people cause a commotion, we will be heard.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Digging To Create

I haven't blogged much. I'm also itching to do something creative. But I'm having trouble finding a creative jumping off point. Last night in my yoga class I had an idea. I remember doing this exercise in a theatre improv class in high school. You focus on what you are, what you have, what you want, and how you feel. Sorta along the same lines of my 3 Good Things that I've occasionally blogged about in the past, it's a way to focus on the good and the real.

So without further ado...

I am...
in love

I have...
a great job where I fit
a partner who balances me
a home that is so cozy

I want...
more money (and I feel shallow for saying so, but there is so much more I could do if I had more money. But who doesn't?)
a new tattoo, like want really bad :)
another beach vacation

I feel...
the needs for some coffee

I might keep this up, maybe in a little book for myself. It seems like a good quick way to refocus on myself. And perhaps in hopes to get my creative juices back. They are laying dormant right now. Kind of like the flowers and blossoms that will come shine in a few months.