Why am I doing this?

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Babies, babies everywhere!

It seems like so many people are having kids. It must be my age. I am getting old. Congratulations to Chris and Chrissy Johnson on the arrive of their twin girls! Boy Chris is in for the ride of his life.

We got Dillon's pictures taken tonight. We had only done digital pictures up till now. We figured at 6 months, we better do it. He did well and I think they will all turn out good. But seriously, portrait studios are a rip off. They give you a "deal" then take a ton more picture you can't resist so you end up buying a bunch. Jason and I exhibited self control and only got the ones we wanted. We will have them around the third week of Feb.

Monday, January 30, 2006


I love to go home and see family, but I hate being away from home. It is just not comfortable to be away from home.

We took Dillon to church yesterday. He did good again. Jason had to step out with him once because he started to grump. He was tired. He fell asleep shortly after that.

Happy Monday everyone!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

What a rough Tuesday!

I had to drive to Warsaw (2 hours one way on icky roads) and back and make 2 presentations. That made me tired. I stopped by home to get Jason and Dillon, we went to El Maguey for dinner. I had a tough time keeping my mouth shut at dinner. The booth behind us consisted of a women and her two children. She was on her cell phone the entire time ignoring the kids. The only time she paid attention to them was when she stopped gabbing to yell at them. They were clearly done eating and I am sure just getting bored. Beyond that, they were not doing anything too bad - they were not bothering us. It made me very upset.

Anyway, not a lot going on. I am thinking of ripping my cruise control out of my car and sending it to KIA. Never, ever buy a KIA. Ok, let me rephrase...do not buy a KIA from the dealer in St. Joseph.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Boys = Bloggers

Except for my husband. These boys here is BOCOMO and their blogs...I do have to say though, I am addicted. I read them all the time. My biggest surprise, Luke is not too bad of a writer. I agree, he has nothing on Jimmy. I wish I could write like that. 2 degrees, a bunch of money and still nothing. Jason can write like that if he wants to, but that is very seldom.

I hit another pr yesterday. Yes folks, 30 minutes of running. I hate to say it because I don't want to ruin it, but I think I am getting back. The only thing that stinks is I am more sore the day after running than I used to be. Beware, I am cutting out soda starting today!

Friday, January 20, 2006

Small accomplishments:

Oh these silly people that ride their bikes for hours on end. I guess I am just jealous. You see I had a break through yesterday. While others are talking about hours of base riding I hit a new PR yesterday...drum roll please!!! I ran 26 minutes without stopping. I know, I know, that is pro material. I might steal Jason's name - oh wait, I guess it is my name too. I never thought 26 minute would be an accomplishment, but after a baby, it is. Jason has found some of the joys and pains of running.

You really need to hear Dillon laugh. It is the best. Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Running myself into the ground

Well I did it, I ran four days in a row. Last night Krista, Parker (her dog), and I went to run - outside. I thought that would be ok because we had so little to run. Big mistake! It was so cold I think my lungs froze. Krista and Parker killed me. I am so out of shape and slow. I am having serious doubts about doing this. It is amazing what having a baby does to your body. I know I hear people say they wore their pre-pregnancy clothes home from the hospital and were active immediately after the baby at their top performance...I think they are aliens or liars!! Maybe I am just a whinny, weak women.

Dillon thinks that coughing is funny! It is also his new way to say his is done with a bottle. He does love his bath time though!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

In a funk:

That is me...I am in a funk. Can't put my finger on it. I think my mind and body is confused about this weather.

Ran three days in a row! Tonight will be four. Wednesday, I am going to walk to give myself a break. Still a little sore, but not bad. It is weird I don't remember it hurting this much when I started running years ago. I guess I was younger then, but I was a lot fatter than I am now. I can't get my breathing pattern down. I start to get it about the time I am quitting for the day. I have always struggled with that.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Oh my gosh, what are these?

We have found feet! Dillon found his feet and now, whenever possible, they go in his mouth. It is pretty darn cute. He also is laughing a lot. I love to hear it - it is the best sound in the world.

Ran two days in a row. I am a little sore today, but not bad. I think, knock on wood, I will survive the initial pain. Today is my first day of "formal" training. It's nice to have people pulling for me - thanks Karen!!

Happy Monday!!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

It's always best to start at the beginning

Especially when you haven't ran FOREVER and a day. I ran today. Don't excited, (like you would), it was nothing big, but I have to start somewhere. I ran about 20 minutes and walked about 15 more. I am trying something new a friend convinced me to try. I have always liked Jeff Galloway's running methods, but have never tried the run/walk method. With this plan, you run 5 minutes and walk 1 minute over and over, for the entire distance. I have heard good things about this method, including marathon times being lower A LOT. I think this is the way I need to go to get in shape. Plus, Galloway swears it is the best way to burn fat. Makes sense to me. I don't know a ton about fitness, just enough to be dangerous. Anyway, even though it hurt to run today, I felt alive again. I have missed that feeling. There is something about exercise pain that is pure and helps you understand yourself. Those of you that know that pain, know what I am talking about.

Friday, January 13, 2006


So yesterday it was over 60 degrees...today the windchill will not be over 20. Weird. I don't like to complain about this I cannot control, like gas prices, but this weather is weird. It is almost disturbing to me. This up and down rollercoaster cannot be good. Global warming? Is the earth dying? We are such a disposable society, but we forget we can't get a new planet. Whoo...deep thoughts for an early morning.

I am a "get it done" person. If something needs to be done, I do it and I try to do it right away. I am constantly surrounded by people that don't have this same thought. I guess that is God trying to balance me out and learn to slow down. It is frustrating though.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

TJ can you hear me?

When are you coming home? Some people here in Columbia would like to see you!! (Dillon)

Anyway, the news was reporting yesterday that it takes people a while to wake up in the morning and should not make big decisions until they are fully awake. Duh! Anyway, this morning I got up and shuffled into the hallway. I heard something coming from the kitchen. A ruffling noise. I stopped and listened. I thought maybe our trusty mouse might be back from last winter. I went back into the bedroom and told Jason something was in the kitchen. He came into the hallway and stopped to listen with me. It was at that time, I realized what it really was - the coffee maker. You see, we got a cool new one for Christmas and it sounds different that the other one. The moral of the story, investigate further before getting your husband to investigate. It will save you the teasing!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Scratch that, rewind

Yesterday I was sick - again. Monday I worked and towards the end of the day starting getting some pains. I thought I was just tired. Woke up yesterday morning feeling like crap again. I tried to rest and sleep, but ended up working more than planned. I do feel better today - still a little icky. You see the medicine I take for my RA suppresses my immune system, so I might keep this bug all winter. Boy that would be fun. I would just like to feel normal again. I hate feeling like this all the time. I am too young to feel this way. The bad thing is, I look healthy on the outside so it is even harder for people to understand what I am going through. Let me just say - RA sucks.

I wrote out a training plan for the 1/2 marathon last night. I need to start Monday. I am going to give it a go. We'll see if I can stay healthy enough to do it. No big plans, just want to finish this one.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Getting well during a busy weekend

I managed to be away from home all weekend, run myself ragged and get better! Who would of thought it? I went to St. Louis VERY early Saturday morning. I was manning a booth for work at a health expo in STL. Jason and Dillon came down Saturday afternoon. We ate and they spent the night. They went home before lunch on Sunday. I finally made it home around 7:15 last night. 2 days of standing on concrete! MY FEET ARE KILLING ME. Anyway, sorry to be so boring but not a lot is going on.

So I thought I would try and do the 1/2 marathon in STL in April...I can't decide if I can get ready or not. I need to decide very soon. Hmmm...wait and see.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006


I think I am starting to get sick. I managed to avoid it for a long time. I have a sore throat this morning and my head is pretty stopped up. I hope the three of us do not keep recycling it all winter.

Back to work yesterday after a long needed break. I finally have vacation and sick time again. I used all of 2OO5's vacation and sick time on my maternity leave. It is weird to think that I do not have to go back to school! I was hoping for all this extra time and I don't think it will be there. Funny how that happens - we just fill up the spare time with extra crap.

Dillon is getting so big. He is starting to sit up a bit. He is now 5 months old. At the end of this month he will be 6 months old. Funny how time sped up when he came along.