Friday, June 25, 2010

The Countdown has begun

Tomorrow is my big day!!! Send lots of strength here about 7:00AM Pacific Time....

Saturday, June 19, 2010

1/2 marathon training update

I have now been training for 6 months -

I met my original goal and ran my first 10k (6 miles) on March 28, 2010 and promptly set a goal to run a half marathon before my 50th birthday. This gave me 5 months to train!! Sounds like it's do-able... Off I went to train!

Timeframe = Mar. 28 - June 18, 2010
Running ~ 166 miles
Since my mileage has increased considerabley, my cross training has been weight training.

Currently, my longest training runs have been 9 miles. Following my last 9 mile report to my dear marathon runner daughter she responded, Mom you need to run your 1/2 marathon in Seattle!!! You ARE ready!!! My first words were, No, nope, no way...

Here I am proudly displaying my mile marker!!!
We already planned to travel to Seattle to see marathon runner daughter, son-in-law, son and future daughter-in-law run in the Seattle Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 & full marathons. Turns out that both daughter and son are nursing injuries that will prevent them from running!!! I vascilated on whether this was such a great idea and deicided that it was THE PERFECT time to challenge myself!

I will be surrounded by the very people that love and support me the most;
my Ohana!!
What better time???

I will certainly be posting an update after next weekend to log my experience...

If you think about it, next Saturday around 8-9 AM (PDT) send me strength and encouragement!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

~~* Aloha Friday *~~

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.
In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy
and look forward to the weekend.
So I thought that this Friday I would take it easy on posting, too.
Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer.
Nothing that requires a lengthy response.
If you’d like to participate,
post your own question on your blog and leave your link here.
Remember to visit the other participants!
~ It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends ~

Name a place you'd want to show your child for the first time.
What's there that would be fun to introduce to new eyes?

I.LOVE.HAWAII ~ I know, you are shocked, right??? Hehehe... Obviously, Hawaii is what I wanted to share with my kids!! Some had been before, but not to Maui. I wanted to show them the lush gardens, the blue water and the unparralled sunsets! Mostly I wanted to spend time with my kids in paradise... We did all of this and more; it was a vacation to remember ♥

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Mommytography 365 - I WON!!!!!!

As mentioned previously I am participaring in the Mommytography 365 Project and submitted this on a recent assignment...

Well, I won!!! I won for the most creative shots!!!

Check out my awesome camera strap that was my prize...
Thank you to Tracy and the other Mommytographers for inspiring me!!!