"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

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Almost Wordless Wednesday- Merry Christmas

Sorry sorry sorry that there was now Weekly Round-Up this week because I know there was some really great stuff going on but it has busy, busy, busy round here. Good busy, lots of baking, wrapping, menu planning, Christmas music and a little Zumba and I will probably be off the grid until after Christmas but I had to get a quick post in to thank all of my wonderful blogger swap buddies.

I have lots of new wonderful cards to put out this year

..and I have to say my Sock Swap Secret Santa was THE BEST she managed to stuff so much great stuff in a pair a socks it was amazing (I had to hide the junior mints from my husband)

So thank you, thank you, thank you everybody who had my name this year I love and appreciate it all, and in case you don't hear from me (which is very likely) until after the Christmas I want to wish every one a Very Happy Holiday.

As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December's bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.
-- Donald E. Westlake

Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.
-- Oren Arnold

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Weekly Round-Up

So I got my Team Donner and Team Mistletoe Blogger Swap cards in the mail but after receiving my first two cards I apologize to both my teams for two reasons 1st my hand writing, I think i must have been a doctor in another life. and 2nd for not including anything besides a card and a short message the cards I received had trinkets and long thoughtful message I promise next year I will do better. I am hoping to get my Ornament and Sock Exchange things in the mail tomorrow.

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

Canadian Runner in Exile
Run to the Finish
Westford Mommy
Moments the Make a Life
Run Eat Repeat
Life Began at Thirty
Falon Does Marathon
Tales of an Iron Housewife
Runner's Rambles
She Said I Need A Goal


Run Faster Mommy!:Fostermind 12/17
The Studly Runner: Planet Gear 12/17
Cows and Lasers and Everything in Between: Huge Giveaway 12/21
Shut Up + Run: GU 12/18
Jen's Adventures: Handful 12/16
Run Faster Mommy!: INKnBURN 12/19
The Athletarian: Eat Clean Books 12/24
RoadBunner: L.A Marathon Entry 12/19
Candian Runner in Exile: Milestone Jewelry 10/15

Happy Running and Have a Great Week!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Three Things Thursday

1. I plan on spending as much time this weekend working on all my Christmas Blog Swaps, once I started receiving emails with my card, sock and ornament swap partners I was like whoa I have a lot a work to do in a week but I love me some swaps and I had to sign up for every one I could find so I am determined to get my stuff out by Wednesday. Did you sign up for any blogger holiday swaps? Have you gotten your stuff in the mail?

2. I have come to the conclusion I am a spring chicken when it comes to running Summer is to hot, Winter is to cold but Spring is just right. I have said all that to confess I haven't been running like I know I could don't get me wrong running is my workout of choice 8 times out of 10 but for some reason lately I just haven't been feeling it, but I haven't given up on exercise all together I am supplementing my miles with classes at my gym Zumba and Step Class are my winter friends along with the elliptical and running is completely off the table I am still planning on completing Tall Mom's Run December Challenge as well as The Boring Runners FYTO Virtual Race in January.

3. Is it me or is Christmas coming super fast this year usually by now I would have had all my gifts wrapped and perched by the tree, I would have figured out what new cookies I am going to try this year and would be sitting back enjoying Christmas music from dawn to dusk but instead half my list still isn't done (at this point I'm thinking gift cards) I have not found any new recipes (ideas??) and this year to make things less hectic (yea, right) I have volunteered to host our family dinner at my house. I am however enjoying my Holly XM and Pandora R&B and Pop Holiday stations daily, and I think Christmas music is sending subliminal messages because as much stress and disorganization as I am dealing with I still feel like it's the most wonderful time of the year :) So are you ready for Christmas??

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Weekly Round-Up 12/6

Sunday was my birthday and I was pleasantly surprised with a gift perfect for my gardening obsession ( I guess talking about my garden non-stop paid off) and an ice cream cake the only other thing that could have made the day better would have been eating that delicious cake after running the Las Vegas RnR 1/2 Marathon which sadly I did not get to do, but one day I tell you one day.

Great things going on in t
he 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

The Journey of a Running Green Girl

Pain, Pride and Perserverance
Cook Train Eat Race
Runners Rambles
Running for Bling
5 Miles Past Empty
See Jess Run
Running: My Anti-Drug
Age Group Rocks
See How She Runs
Dash's Bites
One Run At A Time

Raffles, Fundraisers, Virtual Races, Challenges, etc.

If you head over to Daily Vitamin F. She has a Christmas and a New Year's Virtual 5k coming up.

There is still a few days left to drop you hat in the ring and participate in the Run With Jess 12 Days of a Fit Christmas. It's as simple as doing your normal daily workout and then stopping by and tell Jess what you did and your in.Online Shoes is doing a 12 Days of Giving Giveaways. A Giveaway everyday for the first 12 days of December all ya have to do is stop by and answer their Christmas question of the day and your entered.

Heather over at Run Faster Mommy!! is hosting the TNT Lousy Medal Virtual 5k/10k to raise money for TNT December 17th.


Running Diva Mom: Inview Designs Medal Display Case 12/15
Running Diva Mom: Chrissy Knee High Socks 12/11
Running in Real Life: Handful Bra 12/14
Barefoot Angie Bee: Sony W Series Mp3 Player 12/10
Tara Burner: Reinhardt Kettlebell System 12/19
30 Something Mother Runner: SPIBelt 12/12
Fit Crafty English Teacher: Headsweats 12/11
FitViews: Jackie Warner DVD 12/16
Running With The Girls: Tommie Copper 12/9
MissZippy: Endorphin Warrior 12/12
Daily Vitamin F: Tribute Sport 12/13
Just a Colorado Gal: Fashletics 12/12
Sweet and Savory: Headsweats 12/14
Hungry Runner Girl: Mizuno Running Shoes 12/12
Tara Burner: Body Rock Sport Bra 12/20
Early Morning Run: Season of Giving Giveaway 12/13

Happy Running and Have a Great Week!!!