Monday, March 30, 2009

Signs of Spring

I just love love love Spring! I was excited to see orchids and tulips at my cousins house when I went for a visit... so of course, I pulled out my camera. These are just a few. Hope you enjoyed!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Tulips!

These looked so pretty in my bathroom...

That I brought them to work to share with my coworkers!

I hope everyone has a great day today! Happy Spring to you!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Find your happy pace.

Well, I did it. I entered, ran and completed my first 5K. It's not really a huge deal because this is the first of many and well, it's only three miles... but when considering all that my body has been through in the past few years, it IS a huge deal to me. From Fibromyalgia, pinched nerves, body aches, Celiac Disease, my body has seen better days. But it felt liberating to cross the finish line today. I am blessed to have Buie, my husband, by my side cheering me on.

April 4th- my first 10K.

Keep on keeping on...

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bucket List

Everyone has a bucket list... you know, the things you want to do before you "kick the bucket." It seems that things on my bucket list are actually becoming a reality here lately. I've always wanted to go to Scotland and Ireland, own a house with my husband and start a family there, go on a photography tour, see Dave Matthews Band live in concert, do something crazy at least once in my life- like sky diving or fly a helicopter. I always hoped to run a marathon, go on an vacation (as adults) with my best friend and first cousin, Lauren, adopt a child, ride the little trolleys in San Fransisco, and visit New England in the fall when the leaves are just gorgeous! These are only a FEW things on my list of things I want to accomplish in my lifetime. This year, it seems I am crossing a few things off my list.

1. Owning a house with my husband... Read more about our house buying process on our blog:

2. I am training for a marathon one day. I have begun the running process and I am running a 5K in May. Next year I hope to run the Half Marathon (13 miles). My overall goal is still to run a FULL Marathon (26 miles).
(Photo Credit)
This September I will be crossing two off my list:

3. Go on a vacation with my best friend Lauren. Growing up, Lauren and I went on family vacations with her family and mine. (her dad and my mom are siblings) We always dreamed of getting married and one day taking vacations with our husbands. This September we have booked a place near Seaside (where Lauren and Wayne were married) to spend a week with friends. We are counting down the days! 177 days until we take our vacation together as a married couples. I can't believe we are old enough to go on vacation with boys and no chaperons! ha.
4. Dave Matthews Band (DMB) is coming to North Little Rock at Dickey Stephen's Park this September. Ever since I first heard his music, I fell in love with his style. I've always wanted to see him live. Can't wait!
I'm excited about what 2009 has in store! What's on your bucket list??

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Fitness is FUN!

Lately I have been running... a lot. I started on this program called Women Can Run at Arkansas Runner. It's been a great experience these last two weeks and I have met some fabulous women in doing this program. There are women of all shapes and sizes who meet at JA Fair High School twice a week to run or walk. Most of us are training for some sort of marathon, whether it is the Full Marathon of March 15th or the Women Can Run Marathon on May 9th. Since this will be my first Marathon event, I will be doing the Women Can Run 5K in Conway on May 9th. I am really excited about this opportunity to get in shape and to feel great about exercising!

Click here for a list of marathons in the Arkansas.

I found this vintage poster online and it made me smile! I hope it motivates you to get outside and do something physical today and this weekend. I know Little Rock is expecting some warmer weather, so I plan to take advantage of it this weekend! :)