Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Almost off again

This weekend will mark the last of our travels for a while (Thank goodness!). The house is a mess, I am feeling behind (on what I am not sure) and I just want some time to chill. But, alas, no rest for the weary.

This weekend is Halloween (woo hoo!) and the NYC marathon (finally!). I can't believe it's almost here...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I love weddings

Especially family ones! Joe and I missed Tom and Suzi's wedding a couple years back so we haven't seen Dad's side of the fam since Ting and John got married. So this year Amy and Mick finally tied the knot and we had a grand ole time in Atlantic City.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Almost off

We are headed to Atlantic City tonight for my cousin Amy's wedding. I am looking forward to spending time with the fam, since it has been a while!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A quick update

{Yay, blogger finally fixed itself!}

Between work, working out and travelling, I have had no time to blog! We are headed to Atlantic City this weekend for cousin Amy's wedding - can't wait to see the fam!

A quick update on our trip to NYC last weekend:
Marvinshopping in SohoOur favorite pizza spotGypsyTaking the subway everywhereRunning in central parkTaking a tour bus around townWalking on the Williamsburg bridgeCool graffiti around townHanging out with Paul and PrescottAnd best of all, spending time with my hubby and my Billy

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Blogger has a new layout format to make it easier to change the look of your blog, but I can't get it to work on this blog....and it's driving me crazy!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

51 miles

I cannot believe I ran 51 miles this week! It's definitely a record for me. Joe has been coaching me for the NYC marathon and I am in the best running shape I have been in a long time. Today was my last long run (woo hoo!) - 22 miles. I completed it in under 2 hours and 40 minutes, with the last 2 miles being about 9 minute miles, which I hardly ever do. My legs are tired and my feet hurt but I survived!

Here we are at the top of the 2nd set of garage hills.And a tired E at the end of the 22 miles.NYC, here I come!

Friday, October 10, 2008


I have been training for the NYC marathon for the better part of 4 months now. It seems like forever! This weekend is my last long long run (22 miles - aack!) before I start tapering. I am so ready for the running to be over! Joe has been great and coaching me the whole time. He gives me a running plan for each week and I have been following it faithfully (except the week we were in Spain - my intentions were good but I never did put on those running shoes!). I definitely feel I have a good base but sometimes I just want to sleep instead of get up and run!

After NYC I have 2 half marathons - White Rock in Dallas and Houston. I think one goal will to be to run one of them (probably Houston) in less than 2 hours. I am typically a slow and steady runner, but Joe has been pushing me this season and I think I can do it. But I should probably finish NYC first (one goal at a time!).

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Book club

So one of my yoga friends invited me to her book club a few months back and I went. It was nice meeting new people with different opinions, etc, but making friends is not my strongest suit. I missed the last 2 dinners but finally made it tonight (not that I read the book or anything). It is definitely easier the 2nd time around but still a bit awkward. The ladies are all very sweet and I want to make more of an effort to make new friends, but it's a lot of work! I'm not as good with the social stuff as my younger sis :)

I feel old for wanting to go to bed at 9pm, but I think that's what I am going to do! Mom, if you are reading, I miss you!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Back in the swing of things

We have had our electricity back for about one week now and I am starting to feel more normal now. I actually did some regular things like the grocery store and yoga this morning!

We actually drove to Austin this past weekend to visit my friend GTW. She had a baby about 6 weeks ago and was ready for some girl time. Joe had a half-ironman race on Sunday (which I missed due to being out too late!).

Little G is super cute and super little still! But just a sweet sweet baby.After the baby viewing the girls went to the Four Seasons for a few drinks. Someone was getting married that night and they actually had fire works over the water!I wore my new TB booties, which are fabulous but make me feel like Barbie because they are so tall!This coming weekend is the only weekend in October we are spending in H-town so I am trying to get as much done as possible!