"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or gazelle - when the sun comes up, you'd better be running."
- Anonymous

Monday, February 28, 2011

Weekend Round-Up & ABC's of Me

The ABC's of me
So I am going to go with a me too, me too approach with this post I've seen it around, enjoy reading others so I am gonna do it to.

(A) Age: 31
(B) Bed Size: Queen
(C) Chore You Hate: Hands down cleaning the bathroom (the funny thing is it is usually the chore that takes the least amount of time)
(D) Dogs: My husband has a pit bull and the kids have a small mixed dog
(E) Essential Start Your Day Item: Toothbrush and wash rag (I need a couple minutes first thing shut up in my bathroom by myself to brush my teeth and wash my face before I give the rest of my day over to my kids)
(F) Favorite Color: Purple
(G) Gold or Silver: Silver
(H) Height: 5'4
(I) Instruments You Play: Does being able to play "Are you sleeping" on a keyboard count??
(J) Job Title: SAHM
(K) Kids: 4 girls
(L) Live: California
(M) Mom’s Name: Renee
(N) Nicknames: I don't have any :(
(O) Overnight Hospital Stays: 4 (see K above)
(P) Pet Peeve: The sound of someone popping their gum is kinda like nails on a chalk board to me.
(Q) Quote from a Movie: "Hey, you guys" (sloth)-The Goonies
(R) Right or Left Handed: Left
(S) Siblings: 1 younger brother
(T) Time You Wake Up: 6:30, except on Sundays when the kids let me sleep in until 7 am
(U) Underwear: Yes, I'm a fan
(V) Vegetable You Dislike: peas (and it's not dislike it's hate)
(W) What Makes You Run Late: life
(X) X-Rays You’ve Had Done: my right ring finger in high school, I dislocated playing flag football in P.E.
(Y) Yummy Food You Make: I make a really tasty pumpkin cheesecake
(Z) Zoo, Favorite Animal: the Giraffe

okay enough about me here are the....

Great things going on in the blogworld
(If you posted a race report, have a giveaway going on and would like it linked let me please let me know)

Race Reports (I have to admit I am really looking forward to all the Disney recaps)

You Run? No, really, you run

The Turtle's Race
Running With Attitude
Meals and Miles
Milano Running Mom
There She Runs
TX Runner Mom
(Mis)Adventures in Running
Eri-thon: From 0 to 26.2 in 30
Chocolate Shoestrings
Racing with Babes
Last Mile Lounge
Planet Ynnep Running

Virtual Races, Fundraiser and other stuff going on...

Aneta over at My Running Bucket is hosting a Shake You Shamrock Virtual Race so head on over and check it out.

Jeff over at the Detroit Runner... is hosting a I Just Felt like Running 5k it's scheduled for 3/5/11 so if your interested there is still time.


Keep on Keeping On: Thirsty Thursday Giveaway 3/2
Running Diva Mom: Aurorae 3/5
Mom vs Marathon: Nuun Giveaway 3/6
Happy Runner Reviews: Rokit Fuel 3/7

The Iphone App I'm digging this week:

Well I don't have an app this week so I am looking for some new apps. So if you have any suggestions, please let me know?? it can be anything you really like enough to share.

Have a Great Week and Happy Running!!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Today was one of those days that could have gone either way I had an equal balance of frustrating to good moments so instead of letting myself be sucked into a crappy mood I decided to focus on the things that made me smile and here are a couple of 'em.

Today I found a smile in the mail...(love new running gear review to come soon)

I also found a smile in the garden... (it was fun to let the girls get involved and plant a couple seedlings)
So now your turn were did you find a smile today???

Monday, February 21, 2011

WeekEnd Round-Up 2/21

Great things going on in the blogworld
(If you posted a race report, have a giveaway going on and would like it linked let me please let me know)

Racing with Babes: 600th Post Giveaway 2/24
Jogging with Fiction: CSN $35 Giveaway 2/25
Run for the Hills: SportsShield 2/23
Running with Sass: GU/Shot Bloks 2/27
Running Diva Mom: Zym Electroylte Tabs 2/27
Skinny Runner:Mission Skincare $100 Shopping Spree 2/23

What Iphone App I'm digging this week:

The Allrecipes.com App. A convenient way to look up recipes, the app even has a feature called the dinner spinner where you pick an ingredient, amount of time you have to spend, and what type of dish your looking for and it will find recipes that match your criteria. The basic app is free or you can purchase the Pro version for 2.99 (the pro version allows to create shopping lists, save your favorite recipes and gives you access to all their recipes.)

Have a Great Week and Happy Running!!!!

Quotable Monday #5

Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
~Napoleon Hill

I have been procrastinating about a lot of things lately waiting for xyz but this quote sums out my outlook for the week. :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday 2/16

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Monday, February 14, 2011

WeekEnd Round-Up 2/14

Quotable Monday # 4

I am a quote person I love a good quote so I think I am going to start the week out with a quote, maybe a few pictures and my thoughts on it. So in the spirit of Valentine's Day this weeks quote is...

Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that. ~Michael Leunig
Now on to this week's Weekend Round-Up:

Great things going on in the blogworld

Run to the Finish: Swimspot $75 Giftcard 2/18
Running Diva Mom: Clif Products 2/17
Running Diva Mom: Mix 1 2/17
Running to Health: GU 2/17
Rad Runner: IFitness Belt 2/20'
MCM Mama: ALO 2/15
Runner's Rambles: San Francisco Marathon Entry 2/17
Abigal Runs: Bondi Band 2/27
Michelle Goes Running: Nathan Sports Race Belt 2/18
Miles, Muscles & Mommyhood: Tough Chik 2/28
Frayed Laces: GU Sampler 2/17
Endurance Isn't Only Physical: Golite Winter Gear 2/20
See Mom Run Far: CSN $55 Giftcard 2/18

Cool Iphone App Alert!!

The RunKeeper Pro app which I think is a great app that I use to track my runs (since I am not a proud owner of a garmin). it keeps time, pace and maps your routes and the best part is the app was 9.99 but now is a free app so there is nothing to lose to check it out.

Have a Great Week and Happy Running!!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Three Things Thursday (While I was Gone)

During my unwanted blog hiatus I....

1) ....had a few days of doubt about if I really wanted to train for and complete the RnR San Diego this year (most of these days where after hours of unpacking and organizing my house when I didn't think I would ever get back to running) so I went on ahead and registered for the race so I am officially signed up. I figure nothing would keep me motivated more than a $105 registration fee.

2.) ...got this years gardens set up and my seeds started inside.

3) ...had ample time and opportunity deepen my addiction to Words With Friends (I keep an average of 12 games going at all times which means I have 8 slots open so if your interested in playing let me know)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Almost Wordless Wednesday- My Early Valentine's

Oh Valentine's Day, a day outside of buying the girls valentine's to pass out at school I tend to let pass like any other day, but to my surprise my husband actually wanted to get me something this year. So what is a husband to get a wife that dislikes flowers (it's mainly the smell i don't like) and would more than likely rip him a new one for bringing candy that she would have to eat (I mean it is dang near sacrilegious to let good perfectly good candy go uneaten) even though her New Year's resolution includes eating healthier......why a composter of course

and I couldn't be happier, I have been hinting around to wanting a composter since the end of last year so I guess he finally got the hint. Nothing says I love you like a piece of plastic designed to turn waste into fertilizer.

So what about you... Do you acknowledge the holiday? What plans if any do you have to celebrate?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Quotable Monday #3

I am a quote person I love a good quote so I think I am going to start the week out with a quote, maybe a few pictures and my thoughts on it. So this weeks quote is...

Patience: A minor form of despair disguised as a virtue.
~Ambrose Bierce

That is the truth and my test of patience waiting on my Internet is finally over..I am officially back online yay! I am so far behind in the blogworld I don't know what I am going to do..hopefully i will be spending sometime today and tomorrow catching up a bit on your blogs and I am kind of excited about that I will probably bombard you all with posts until I get it out of my system it's been a few weeks since I have been able to ramble on aimlessly on my blog. :) I have to be honest not having the Internet was probably a good thing because unpacking was not fun and if I would have had the option of distracting myself online we would probably still be living out of boxes. Well it's good to be back on now I am off to see what you all have been up to.