Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ursula’s First Day of School

paul mitchellI’m so happy for Ursula!  Today’s her first day of school!  She’s going to become a hairdresser, beautician, cosmetologist… you know… that person that eliminates the question, “bad hair day?”

She’ll be going to Paul Mitchell  for a 1 year program.  She’s very excited to be learning something that she’s been passionate about for such a long time.  She’s a bit nervous, but I’m sure she’ll get into the groove of things in no time.

Not sure why we didn’t get her in school sooner, but it certainly helps with the kids being older.

It’s great to see her excited about school and her future!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Denise is the Over-Achiever!

0719091131aHats off to Denise, my slightly older sister.  She ran in the Buckeye Trail 50K.  OK, everyone, let’s do the math.  A 5K race is 3.1 miles, so 10 times that race is 31 miles. YIKES!  On top of that trail running is 10 times harder than street running.  She conquered the race in 8 hours and 49 minutes.

 0718090946aTrail running seems very intriguing to me, but I think I need to keep running on some solid ground first.  I love the ever changing scenery, but the ups and downs, over and unders, and different terrain have got me hesitant.  I’m sure some day that she’ll talk me into it.  She’s quite the inspiration.

These trail races are for the insanely brave… 149 other runners joined Denise in this trek.  Below is her race bib.0718090934a I’m sure it’s from before the race because it’s a bit too clean.

I got to talk her during the race when she called me after I text her, “You still running!?! :)”  She loved the text, but said that she couldn’t text and run at the same time.  We talked when she was at mile 23.  She sounded pretty good out there.  I could here the smile on her face.  I told her to give me a call after the race.  I got that 24 hours later after she recuperated.  She recounted to me how the race went.

Below is a video of the start of the race.  I couldn’t find her, but I know she’s there somewhere as giddy as can be.

I’m very proud of Denise!  She set her mind to conquer this race and she did.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I’m training for a Marathon… Running the Rock

WhiteRockMarathonI’ve decided to make the commitment and train for a full marathon.  For the longest time, I was planning on running a full marathon in the fall of 2010, but recently decided to push the schedule up a bit.

I wanted to put this new goal in front of me to commit to living a healthier lifestyle.  I’ve gotten lazy recently and want to kick it up a notch.  Nothing like have a behemoth goal in front like a marathon to make you do the right thing on a daily basis.

I’ll be running the Rock… Dallas White Rock Marathon on Sunday, December 13th.  This marathon is near and dear to me, as this is where I got my running bug from.  Specifically it was from watching my sister, Denise run this marathon.  

I’ll be training in Dallas with the Dallas Running Club Fall Marathon Training Program.  Great group of people!

I’m nervous, excited, and totally psyched!  I cannot wait to run it!  The great thing about training for a marathon is that you cannot procrastinate.  You must commit yourself to the running schedule.