Saturday, November 6, 2010
Even if you can't come, you should watch this video. Very entertaining. Well done guys!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Anyways, here are the event details:
What: CF Concert Series
Who: Rhett Miller, Ben Kweller, The O's
Where: The Granada Theater 3524 Greenville Ave. Dallas, Texas
When: November 6th @ 6:30pm VIP or general admission at 8:00pm
How (much): VIP - $75 General admission - $25
Why: Why not?
CF concert series info:
Thursday, November 4, 2010
A while ago we started a little contest on this blog in which I post a picture and whoever comes up with the most clever/funny/witty/etc caption gets put into a drawing for prizes at the end of the year. Still don't have everything figured out as of yet, but we do know a couple of things 1) There will be multiple prizes 2) I love the participation so far 3) If you think your submission is inappropriate for others to see, you can always email your answer directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org :) 4) I've literally LOLed all weeks so keep it coming!
Alright, what do ya got!?!?
1st: "Ladies and gentleman get out your protection, this is the big one. As you can see the head of the storm is penetrating the gulf coast. And if you can follow along the shaft here you will see that much of the Midwest is being directly affected by this storm. As we head into the evening we shall see the storm softening until morning."
submitted by Robin Johnson
2nd: "Must not be a cold front!!"
submitted by Katy and Justin Toole
3rd: "As you can see, there's a lot of PRESSURE building up in this general area. That, combined with the strong HEAD winds BLOWING in from the south, means that we may GET LUCKY and have some nice T-bags... I mean T-storms this afternoon"
submitted by Jenny Livingston
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Today was one of those days. I was inspired by fellow cyster and awesome runner, Karen Vega. If you don't know who she is, you should and you should follow her story. Some of you may remember a guest post of hers about what inspired her to run and what amazing results she's had so far. What inspired me today however was an article recently written about her and her upcoming attempt to run a marathon. I already knew her story, but reading it again gave me the kick in the pants I needed today to lace up my shoes and hit the road. Not only that, but I used it as fuel to push myself beyond my usual 1.8 mile loop. I set out on a new route, not knowing the distance, only knowing that if I set out on it I would not stop until I was finished.
That's not to say it was easy. In fact, today's run was harder than most. I don't know if it was the pizza I had for lunch, or the fact that I had a cough that wouldn't quit, but I was barely able to not throw-up for almost half of my run. But I was not deterred. I kept going. I thought about Karen's story and how hard she must of pushed herself from going from having twins, to an all-time low lung function, to preparing for a marathon. I thought to myself, if she can do that, there's no reason that you can't finish this run strong. And that's when it happened, every sound, object, person, car and footstep didn't exist. I was in the zone. I could feel my pace quickening, yet I wasn't uncomfortable. I would cough, and my breathing pattern was uninterrupted. I'm sure I was in pain, but I didn't feel it. All I knew, is that I had about a quarter of a mile left and I wanted to finish strong. Nothing else mattered. All that mattered was the finish.
As I rounded the final corner heading into my driveway, I felt a huge sense of accomplishment. Not that the run was over (3.17 miles), but the way in which I battled through and was able to block everything out and just run. It rarely happens for me, but when it does, it feels incredible. I wish I could give you guys an inside track on how to get into this mindset when you run. Unfortunately, I'm a rookie when it comes to this. I'd actually have to turn the question back to some of you. Do any of you experience this during a workout or a run? If so, how do you get to that place? Any tips for me? I'd like to get back there as often as I can. It would make my runs so much more enjoyable. And I have a feeling if they were more enjoyable, I would run for longer and if I ran longer, it be better for the old airbags. So help a fibro out, let me in on your secret!
Funny thing is, when I was doing my cool down walk my neighbor was getting out of his car and shouted "Man, I saw you running down the street and I thought you weren't going to make it". To which I responded, "You have no idea!". Little does he know, I HAVE to make it, I give myself no other choice. See, I didn't choose to run because I love it, I chose to run because I love my life. Live to run? No. Run to live.
Monday, November 1, 2010
We had a little block party last night for Halloween. By little I mean just that, as in just us and our one neighbor. Apparently this year was better than years past, yet we still have candy left over which is never a good thing in our house. We only took 7 pictures the entire night and I've posted 5 of them. Enjoy!