Sunday, October 28, 2012

What doesn't kill you makes... Wait WHAT!? A 5K?!

I love my daughter. I REALLY do. I must. She asked to run a 5K and in an effort to inspire her I agreed! I must have had guilt PMS or something. Because well... I. Don't. Run. Ever. No joke. But beginning about 9 days ago I started intervals on the elliptical. And I did intervals w the kids once outside. Tonight I got even more serious. I mapped it and ran it alone.
My vision of "cool" has changed over the years. Today as my feet hit the pavement mid workout I threw a little air guitar. That's right!!! Only the air guitar was to Johnny Cash and "mid" was .89 miles and my side was killing me from something other than laughing for the 1st time in 15 years. 16 year old me would absolutely come here and smack me in the head for lack of awesomeness. ;-). I'm pretty excited though that's the 1st time in my entire life I have power walked/ jogged/ intervals WHATEVER for 2 whole miles. Just one point one more to go. So back to my statement: What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. However if this kills me... Please, someone, at least roll me across the finish line.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fall is here

I woke up this morning and stepped outside with the dogs and fell in love.  It was COOL out.  58 degrees to be exact.  I dreamed that it would stay that temp all day long.  Alas it is now 84 degrees at nearly 2:00 but I enjoyed it while it lasted.  That's fall in sunny Florida for you.  The New Englander in me misses the crisp bite of the cold air and running in under your blankets with a cup of hot chocolate to cool off.  For effect here we kick the a/c down and proceed in the same manner.  I love fall.  I love the colors, the smells, I love turkey and the cold air.   I would like to live in perpetual Autumn.  
To celebrate the season (such that it is in FL) we had a formal fall dinner party and I did a complete autumn table setting.   Complete with place cards. 

See those pretty centerpieces?  I made them with supplies from Joann's I decided it would be safer to use an LED candle on the inside instead of an actual candle so I didn't burn the house down, or so the 2 year old doesn't get a hold of it.   What I failed to notice however is that the LED candles didn't have a timer, just an on off button and it is on.  the.  bottom.  If I take the candle out all those little acorns and pinecones all fall in.  FAIL.  I have since purchased timer ones which is much smarter ;) .

Here's a closer look

I actually switched the beans out for brown craft moss from Michaels in the end and I like that a bit better. 
Today I made a Fall sensory bin for the little monkey.  He especially likes picking up one leaf and dropping it so it floats down.  He's been doing that for almost 10 minutes (which in his little world is half an eternity).  Here's a pic.  
Happy Fall Y'all!