Thursday, March 15, 2012

Nothing like a good book... except maybe a good workout!

Or two or three or four!

I'm moving along on my quest to read 12 book in 12 months in 2012. At this rate- I'll either be able to take a break for a few months, or read more than 12!

Up first- #3... Old Faithful, Nicholas Sparks...
Oh, Nick, you never let me down! I had this book done in 4 days- because I couldn't put it down!! I get so invested in his characters, it's hard to close the book, b/c you want to see what's going to happen next!

And OhhEmmGee!! Look what I just found!! Not due out until 2013- but I am so excited for another book to movie creations of his!!

Next up- #4... A little later than the rest, but still before the midnight premeire...
I surprised myself with reading a book in 4 days... well that was nothing compared to the 2 days it took to read "The Hunger Games"!! WOW! I admit, it was an easy read- but so very good also! I was instantly hooked and luckily, my ticket to the movie next week has been bought!! Can't wait to watch!

#5- No real surprise here... 
I had to see what was going to happen- and I am already 5 chapters in!!
Very excited to keep going!

In other news... this girl is moving along- by foot! I made my first trip over the Bridge last week with my friend Amy and it was A-MAZ-ING!! I was instantly hooked! I was also instantly sore! So, to fight that off, I decided to walk 3 miles around my neightborhood on Sunday. Followed by 3 on Monday, another bridge trip with my cousin Lauren on Tuesday and a lovely mile last night!
What to do next, but catch a leprachaun! Amy and I are going to be walk/run-ing in a 5K tonight in Mt. P to Catch the Leprachaun! We've got green shirts, make-up and a few other tricks! I can't wait. I may have a new addiction!!

Gotta snap a pic at the top of the bridge!! WOO HOO!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

KONY 2012- Help the Invisible Children!!

I saw this video on facebook, but didn't watch right away. To be honest, I thought it was a parody about Election 2012- I mean, come on, "Invisible Children"?! Gotta be a joke right?

Then I watched, and I urge you to watch too!
If we can make a talking dog video go global, we can certainly make this go global!!
This is what we as Christians are called to care about. We need to be the change!
These children need us to be there voice- and I'm speaking up!
Watch, get involved, care!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Resolution Recap #3

3. 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2

One down, 3 to go!!
I completed my first 5K on February 11! I walked most of it and really wasn't trying to make it under a certain time- and well I did!!
The after!! (Can't find the before)

As I was finishing I thought, I really don't know what the hype is... so I walked 3.1 miles! But then I ran across that finish line and I realized- I DID IT! It was a great accomplishment! I can't wait to do another! I keep looking for more to sign up for- but one thing I'm struggling with is wanting to find fun ones or things that mean something to me.

I am registered for a 10K across this bridge, Ravenel is his name. Maybe you've heard of him?? Yeah, I'm attempting to do the bridge run and we'll see! I have really got to start training more and I'm determined to! Y'all keep me on track with that!!

A half and full marathon are still hanging out there in mid-air, but not sure what the result will be. A friend told me about the Disney marathon, so I'm considering that- but even more, I'm wanting to do "Team in Training" and raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society! There's something that would encourage me to run! I'd have my aunt Lee with me the entire time!! :-)

Resolution Recap #2

2. Get to 100

This is still a work in progress, but boy is it coming! I weight last night, and I had lost...
65 pounds!! (Pause for victory dance!)

That's only 35 more to go!!

These jeans were from my cousins before she became a skinny minny, but I benefit! They are Levi's! I have never worn Levi's before! No, not kidding!!
This dress is a size 14... yes, I just told my size and don't care! B/C I have not been in that size since maybe 8th grade?! This was after work and I was too lazy to take off the undershirt, so ignore the straps... but zipping that sucker up was the biggest thrill I've had in a long time!! Now to find a new goal dress!!

 These two were taken mid-January in the mountains on mom and my mini-vaca! I was proud to have some hips back... now I'm trying to get rid of them more!! Gotta up the cardio for sure!!

SO excited about the progress with this goal... can't wait to keep going!! :-)

Resolution Recap #1

1. 12 in 12 in 2012

My goal was to read 12 books in 12 month in 2012....
Well, I'm working on it!
So far I have read Tim Tebow's "Through My Eyes"...
No offense Tim, but stick to the field. I just couldn't get into it! I was very bored!! Not that he didn't have a good message and his life story was that dull, but this girl needs a little romance and love. Make me cry, make me angry, make me want to pick the book back up...

Which is exactly what this one did...
Jane Green's "Promises to Keep"
I haven't found a book by Jane Green I don't like. This one may be ranking up there as a fav soon! (But will never pass "Jemima J"...
This book hit close to home... it dealt with a woman struggling with cancer and WOW... very powerful. If you know me, you know I don't give away things in a movie or TV show and a book will be no different. But, trust me- pick it up, you'll thank me! There's also a recipe at the end of every chapter... some I can't wait to try!

Not sure what's next, but I'm thinking a Nick Sparks is in order! I'll be posting my progress tho! :-)

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