Friday, January 20, 2006

Hillary Duff

The Hillary Duff song "Wake Up" is one of our house favorites!!! We all have it on our iPods and we sing along super loud when it comes on Radio Disney.

Stay tuned..... I will keep changing it with some of MY favorites and not the 8 year old in the house!!!

Woo Hoo.... TGIF!!

It is Friday!! We just got done baking chocolate chip cookies and now we are about to have 'family movie night.' I have a confession.... I love family movie night! It is the best time for me to catch-up on my sleep. The second my head hits the pillow, I am out!

Tomorrow, I am taking Amber to the vet. She is our 14 year old cat. Maybe, I will have a special post on her soon. I rescued her and now she is the apple of my eye!!! I wonder if that is why Gwyneth Paltrow named her daughter 'apple.' She is the apple of her eye!

Hopefully, I will wake-up before it is time to go to the vet and I can jog!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Yeah, it is Thursday!!

I am so excited... it is finally Thursday!!! I worked until around 7 PM tonight and then went for a 5 mile run. It was good and so nice to get out and stretch my legs!! We went to Subway for dinner (3rd time this week).

On our way to Subway, we stopped by Super Target to pick up some Crystal Light lemonade packs. They come in a box of 14 and you put one pack in your 20 oz. water bottle. I usually only put 1/2 of a pack in my water. I like flavored water, but not over the top flavor! I am actually down to 1 coke these last two days!

Not much else is going on...... this weekend should be fun. Friday night is always 'family night.' On Saturday, I am taking Amber (the cat) to the vet, church at night and then I am meeting a friend for dinner. On Sunday, I have to work - - YUCK!!! Oh well, my boss said to take my spouse out for a maximum $200 dinner to make-up for the loss time and then I get an extra day off. We get a 'flex' day (on top of 20 vacation days) each month and this will be added on top of it. One day a month you can pick to take it off, but it is use it or lose it! I end up losing most of mine or taking it off and working from home. Stinks!!!

TGIF tomorrow!!!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Hump Day

Today is Wednesday!!! Things have been absolutely nuts here lately.

On Monday, I went for a great 5 mile run! But, I must admit that I have been really bad on the Diet Cokes lately. My team has been churning out slides like they are about to outlaw them soon. I just found out that I am going to two international spots next month. One will require a 17 hour plane ride. At least, I will be in first class for that long of a time. But, it will be lots of work once I get there - - - meetings, going out, etc.!! This group likes to work hard and party hard until 2 or 3 AM and then be back to work by 7 AM.

Did anyone hear about the car chase today in Houston? We have flat screen TV's that hang on the wall all around where I sit. It was definitely interesting to see all of the roads this person went down. We were all just waiting for the traffic to begin on I-59 and sure enough.... it did!

See you tomorrow!

Sunday, January 15, 2006

My Turn To Return A Favor!

I am feeling much better today. I think 24 hours of sleep did the trick!

However, I am sure I did not help things much though by being outside this morning for 4-5 hours! But, I had an Alaska sweatshirt on (thank you mom and dad - - you know those sayings: 'My parents went to Alaska and all I got was this sweatshirt!') a long sleeve shirt, jeans, a bunch of Kleenex in my pocket and lots of medicine in my body!

So, how does that return a favor?

Well, today was the Houston Chevron Marathon. My husband and I had several friends running this morning and when we woke up at 6:30 AM, we decided to go down there and cheer on our friends! We got to the first stop and saw one of his friends (who was on target for a 3:15 finish) and then the other buddy who was on target for a 3:40 finish, which was their goal. Both of them completed New York in November. I looked for three of my friends at that first stop who were on target for 4 hours. We never saw them (this was at the 25k point). So, we went on to mile 22. There, we saw the buddy who was on target for 3:40 and he was going to do 3:30 and he looked super strong. But, there was no sign of the other friend or my friends. Right about then, his buddy came up and he was hurting. I felt so bad for him as he was in lots of pain..... He went on and finished in 4 hours.

At this point, I still hadn't seen my friends and I was starting to worry as they were all on target for the 4 hours. So, we stayed and cheered on people. Here is a tip: If you run a marathon, put your NAME on your shirt in big bold letters!!! We love to cheer people on and want to say a name instead of 'go runner!' Just as we were about to leave, my husband said, "there she is!" She was hurting and at this point was on target for 5 hours (way behind her goal). So, I ran with her for a bit - - jeans, high heeled loafers, sweatshirt and long-sleeve shirt. We did the small chit-chat to help pass the time. Talked about our families, etc. After we got to a certain point, I told her she was looking good and she had just 3 miles left! At this point, I turned around and went to find my husband who I just left without saying anything to and went to run with my friend.

So, how is that returning a favor? My first marathon was when I was in high school. You see, I am the youngest of 5 children. My family is extremely competitive! My dad and my big brother, Mitch who has posted on my blog before, ran the very end with me and cheered me on! My dad has done it in several other marathons since that first one as well!

Have a happy Monday tomorrow!!