Friday, February 26, 2010

Mickey Says Relax!

And that's exactly what I plan to do as soon as we get going Saturday morning!  Although, no relaxing yet and I'm quickly posting this at almost midnight Thursday night with one more day of packing, cleaning, entertaining, etc. before we leave.  My in-laws have been visiting with us all week so I've had no time to be on the computer although I've been reading everyone's blog posts on my Crackberry.  (Still haven't figured out how to post comments with that thing. It just won't let me!)  Anyhow, you guys have been writing your little hearts out this week. I'm lovin' it!

Just wanted to quickly thank AJH, Heidi and Katye for some fun awards!  Heidi sent me this fantastic Sunshine Award that gave me warm fuzzies all over. Thanks Heidi!  Wish you were running Red Rock with me! :(
AJH nominated me for this Gorgeous Blogger Award.  Too adorable for words. Love it! Thanks AJH!  You rock as much as age groups! ;)
To accept the Gorgeous Blogger Award, I need to list 6 things about myself.  So, here goes. 
  1. Seems all my favorite posts are the ones that include lists.  LOVE the "random-things-about-me" posts! Probably because of all the weird things that people admit. Makes me feel normal. 
  2. It's so strange to be in my thirties. (I'm 32.)  I don't really think about it too much but occasionally I get a glance of a new wrinkle or a gray hair (I've got one total...and it's in my eyebrow of all places!) and it kinda freaks me out.  I guess I don't really have a grasp on it yet.  Just hoping to age gracefully.
  3. I just bought 4 shirts yesterday.  Got them all home. Tried them on again.  And took them all back to the store today.  Not really sure why I bought them in the first place.
  4. I am SO jealous of all of you who buy multiple pairs of running shoes!  I really need a new pair and have been putting it off because I haven't wanted to spend the money.  It just hurts my soul a little to cough up $100 for a pair of shoes. But I will.  And soon.
  5. I worked at Old Navy in Orlando one summer and I dressed up as the Old Navy dog for a celebrity all-star soccer game at Disney Wide World of Sports. Woof!
  6. My mailbox is falling apart and needs new screws. Has for the past 4 years. One of these days...
So, there you go! Thanks again, AJH. That was fun!

And last but not least, Katye nominated me for the Honest Scrap Award.  To accept, I must give you these scraps of honesty.  10 Bests.

1) Best Meal Ever: There's no way to chose.  I've had lots of fab meals in my years.  Although, I have eaten at the Melting Pot a couple of times and that place never disappoints.  Fondue for two!
2) Best Sleep Ever: Any sleep I ever got when my boys were babies.  Oh man, I don't miss the sleep deprivation.
3) Best Cup of Coffee: I don't drink coffee.  Although, I sometimes wish they'd make a coffee scented candle because it smells SO good!
4) Best Romantic Moment: When Thai Guy proposed.  He is not really the romantic type but he surprised me at work (Gold's Gym) and proposed in front of everyone. Such a sweet memory!
5) Best Childhood Memory Moment: Any family vacation. My parents took us to Disney World nearly every summer from the time I was a baby.  Those were great times.
6) Best Moment of Your Life:  Marrying Thai Guy.  Best moment. Ever. Well, and the moments my boys were born.  Now those are amazing moments! Meeting the little guys after carrying them for 9 months.  Thrilling.
7) Best Moment of Revenge: Hmmm, nothing comes to mind.  Just have never been big on revenge, I guess.
8) Best Thing That Someone Has Done for You:  Loved me unconditionally.
9) Best Thing You Have Ever Done for Someone Else: Loved them unconditionally.
10) Best Life Changing Moment: I want to say finishing my first marathon but I really think that the best life changing moment was actually finishing my first 5k.  It was that moment that gave me some faith in myself, in being able to achieve my goals.  It was that moment that made me want to be a lifelong runner.

Thanks Katye! Love your energy girl! Wish I had just a smidgen of it. You are amazing! :)

I'll be MIA for the next week but I'll be back with a Red Rock Canyon recap soon!  I also have some really exciting running related news that I can't wait to share!

Nite all!  Better go put this young'un to bed.  Ha ha! I'm such a nerd.


  1. I love these lists! Especially how Thai Guy proposed. I love hearing those stories!

  2. I love lists too. I love the one from Katye. I always like to recap favorite meals, favorite events after vacations! I also return things. When I went to Maine I returned two things to Target and two to LL Bean. I only bought two so I came out ahead. Have fun!

  3. Yay for lists! I was so thrilled to read your answer to the "Best Revenge". I am the same! :)

    Hope you have a great week and can't wait to hear your exciting running news!

  4. Ya can't believe in your in your 30's...I can't believe I'm almost out of my 30's !! Yikes!

    Thanks for sharing all this info and have a great trip

  5. I loved learning some new things about you! And I'm with you on the 30s thing. I am pretty much in denial about my age (and for the record, I'm older than you).

    Have an amazing time at Disneyland!!

  6. I can't wait to read your recap. Have a great time. I too wish I could have done Red Rock with you. Hopefully one day. It sure would be fun to do a race away from home.

  7. 1) I love these lists too...don't they really make you think?
    2) I LOVE the melting pot! we go there for pretty much every family members birthday. Cookies and Cream chocolate fondue=my favorite thing ever.
    3) Good luck! Can't wait to read all about the race! I'm sure you will rock it.
    4) I know exactly what you mean. I think completing my first 4 mile run was huge! When I first started running anything over a mile was unthinkable and finishing 4 miles without dying was such an awesome moment!
    5) Your Bondi Bands are in the mail and will hopefully be awaiting you when you get back home
    6) see I told you I like lists =)

  8. I love aging...because I love birthdays...I would totally take 1/2 birthdays even if I had to be 72!
    Love the post!
    I smiled the whole time!
    I have a hard time buying new shoes too. But for some reason I have no problem buying them for my husband..I don't get it!

  9. ONE gray hair?! I'm jealous. I'm only 25 and I've been getting gray hairs since I was 21. One here, another one there, it all adds up. I have about 20 or so that keep growing back in the same spots...(yes. I pluck them.)

    You're lucky you're a blonde! This dark hair doesn't hide my gray!

  10. Oh yay! Someone out there knows Brak! I have a very small prize for knowing that! If you would like it, email me your mailing address to luckyduckywb at yahoo dot com
    Can't wait for the race recap and hopefully to hear about Disney!!!

  11. Thanks for your kind words - I appreciate it!
    I've been doing the couch to 5 for 3 weeks but last week I've been sick and was only out 1 day. :-( SO, I'm heading back out Monday. My first 5K isn't until June, I'm meeting some cousins in Utah and will be doing it there with them. I'm really excited!

  12. Thanks for your kind words - I appreciate it!
    I've been doing the couch to 5 for 3 weeks but last week I've been sick and was only out 1 day. :-( SO, I'm heading back out Monday. My first 5K isn't until June, I'm meeting some cousins in Utah and will be doing it there with them. I'm really excited!