Run, Fun, Run

May 8, 2012
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Thursday, May 3, 2012
Finally was able to go out for a run again, but since James had to work late, it was a quick run around the block – 2.22 miles in 26.39 at 11:58 pace running into the wind!! I got a Congratulations! From Lance Armstrong on my fastest pace yet. When I got home Stephen had gone to Fudruckers and bought a one pound cheeseburger for Ava and I to share (with bacon of course) – it was HUGE. I cut it into four pieces and we had a piece and put the other two pieces away for lunch tomorrow.

Friday, May 4, 2012
Fun Day with Ava – the school was having a carnival type day for the kids and I volunteered to help out in Ava’s class. Had fun and stayed all day. Kids were treated to bounce houses, cotton candy, snow cones, music and fun games. I always enjoy volunteering at the school – it has great teachers, staff and the other parents are wonderful too. When the last class left at 1:35, I was done for the day. Not really, but I could have gone home and crashed. Instead we went to Target and remarkably I walked out of there without spending any money. I was looking for the Garmin 405 that is on clearance, but they only had the display. I really don’t need it, but at $55, wish I could get it.

Sunday, May 6, 2012
Wanted to wake up early to go for my run, but ended up sleeping in just a tad. By the time I was dressed and ready to go, I did not have enough time to go out and get back in time to take Desi to work. So I headed out at about 9:15, it was about 85 degrees and climbing, it felt like it was 90 degrees. I was able to do 3.99 miles in 51:51 minutes at 12:59 pace. Got another congratulations from Lance on my longest distance. I was surprised at my pace since I did walk a lot more than I had planned on. Quiet Sunday, just spent the day at home.

I did watch Once Upon a Time and can’t wait for next week’s episode!!


Keurig Vue HouseParty

May 2, 2012
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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Another rainy day in South Florida….but it’s okay, since I am cleaning and then this afternoon I will be hosting my HouseParty Keurig Vue party!!!  A few years ago I was actively involved with HouseParty, then I stopped.  A few weeks ago I stopped by the site to see what parties they had planned and saw one for Keurig Vue.  I know tons of people who love their Keurig (especially my friends over on the Disboards!)  and wanted to get one, but it never happened, so hoping that I might get selected, I applied.  We are coffee and tea drinkers in my family, so this would definitely be used.  I received the package a few weeks ago and I couldn’t wait to host the party.

James and I went to BJs to buy some muffins and croissants to serve and I had previously purchased coffee creamers at Publix when they had their buy one get one free, and used a $1.00 off coupon they had.  So all we needed was our guests.

Unfortunately the heavy rains kept some of my guests away.  But those that did come LOVED the Vue and had a great time.  Even the kids had a good time and enjoyed the hot chocolate that was provided.  It seemed that the Donut Shop coffee was the favorite, while I loved that my coffee stayed hot even after I add milk and creamer.

I briefly thought about running, but in the rain?  Nah.  Instead, I settled in and watched Once Upon a Time – am loving this show!!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Field trip time.  Ava’s school was going to Weather day at the new Marlins Stadium.  I was lucky enough to go as a chaperone.   Long and slow ride to the stadium during morning rush hour.  Well, more rain, so we knew that the roof would be closed, I hoped that it would stop and the sun would come out to see the roof retract, but that did not happen.  The stadium is very nice, however the sound system was poor – we hardly understood anything they were saying, so the children lost interest in the presentation.  Schools from all over South Florida were there and the noise level that these kids could make was unbelievable.  Yes, I did cover my ears a few times!  LOL!

The game was okay, the Marlins lost.  However they did score two homeruns, so we were able to see the home run celebration sculpture in action.  Not exactly my favorite sculpture – but the children liked it.

When we left, we walked down the ramps, but all the water was running as well and would puddle at the flat levels, so everyone had wet feet by the time we got to the bus.  Design flaw?  I don’t know, but with all the rain that we get here, someone should have thought about that.

It’s been way too long since I have been to a sporting event and I was mildly shocked at the prices.  $5 for a small bag of cotton candy, $4 for Cracker Jack, $10 for an individual pizza.  The children seemed to enjoy the field trip, and I was thankful to have been a part of it.

Yep, no running today, again.  Felt a little feverish, so by 8:15 I was in bed watching Dancing with the Stars, and honestly can’t tell you at what point I fell asleep.  I do remember listening to Jackie Evancho sing Ave Maria – WOW!  What a voice this little girl has!  Will probably end up purchasing some of her music – will help with those stressful days at work.

Stress No More!

April 23, 2012
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Last week was a little stressful – Ava had FCATs and she was stressing herself to the point of not even being able to sleep well 😦  She woke up not feeling well Thursday, but went to school to finish her testing and as soon as it was over she called me to go pick her up.  She ended up running a fever and has a cold/cough.

Running was secondary in my to do list – so my runs were like this:

Sunday, April 15:  3.21 miles at 12.57 pace – nice day with a little breeze

Thursday, April 19:  2.10 miles at 13.03 pace – rain is a coming – felt like I was swimming through the humidity!

Sunday, April 22:  3.16 miles at 12.51 pace – news said it 71 degrees – got outside and it was actually 84 degrees >.<

Friday was our local chapter Relay for Life….except that the rain really did come in and as the event was officially commencing, huge drops of rain came down.  I felt so bad for everyone, all that planning and effort, just to have to pack it up.  Woke up during the night to the thunder and lightning – hoped everyone had already left by then.

Saturday Memorial Hospital had a health expo – they were smart and moved it into the parking garage.  We only stayed for about 45 minutes – but we still enjoyed it.

Sunday – Earth day!  I had such high hopes to do something, but ended up just enjoying a quiet day at home.  So happy that there was a new episode of Once Upon a Time – but with Desi and Ava both “watching” the show with me, I will have to watch it again.

Looking forward to a good week and a few more runs.



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