Friday, April 22, 2011

Whatevs, You Guys

Hey there. 

I am just soaking up the sun and the Easter holiday today. Or whatever it is. I think Monday is supposed to be the Easter holiday. Well I guess Good Friday and Easter Monday are holidays so we should get them both off, but ya can't have your cake and eat it too...oooor CAN YOU?

We got up and ran 11.5 miles for marathon club this morning. And 11.5 rounds up to 13, so I just basically ran a half marathon. WHAT UP. Running is kind of a good time. I think the only reason I enjoy it is because I'm in a club and I never got to be in one growing up cause I was such a queer so now I am making up for that and being really cool in a club with a bunch of old guys with broken hips that can run faster than me. Anyways, here are some tips for running from one of the best shufflers out there (that's a better description of what I do, don't think I can really call myself a runner):  
  1. buy lots of over priced and color-of-the-season running clothes so that the only excuse you have to wear them is to go running and so you have to go
  2. don't expect to ever buy boots cause you officially have huge, muscly, manly calves
  3. make sure you are super interested and intrigued by nothing at all, i.e. cracks in the side walks, garbage stuck to the fence, what people are doing in the privacy of their own homes in front of the window, the shape of the girls (or guys?) butt running in front of you, etc etc etc. 
  4. have your husband have chocolate milk, a smoothie, bagels, chocolate, pasta, peanut butter sandwiches, Nutella toast, and really any other carb in the house laid out on the counter for when you get home...and make sure you eat all of it so that you never lose any weight from your run.
  5. don't ever stretch. 
  6. don't make goals for yourself. Just randomly start to run, run somewhere, and run back home. Don't look at the clock or try and beat someone in the club, just run. It will keep you nice and motivated. 
  7. And listen to this song the entire time your entire run...

In other news, I decided to make use of my sewing machine and ended up making a decently hideous skirt.  See below. 

Best worn with your ugliest, oldest shirt.
It's got pockets and everything. I might wear it sometime when nobody is looking. Or maybe to the wedding we go to tonight just to prove a point and say to everyone "I can wear whatever I WANT!"

We were priviledged last weekend to attend the great and magnificent Riverdance. Ok seriously you guys, it was so fricken sweet. I could have sat there for three days straight watching them dance and sing and fiddle and play the bagpipes. Never seen anything like it in my life. And I'd like to say that I've never seen a goofier picture of Dixie in my life either, but she does that in all her pictures. We tried to get her to now everytime we get the camera out she acts normal until the LAST second and then pulls the big eyes out. Nobody really knows why.
Me and J enjoying the festivities! I love my mother and my sister almost as much as I love Al, but sorry guys, not quite. But still, a LOT!


PamH said...

Loved your running tips...glad to know I'm not the only one who stuff my face when I get home from working out!! Seriously...running is so boring!! Sometimes I count my steps when I run...seriously, kill me!

Jennie Holt said...

ha ha pam counts her steps....why does that not surprise me! i tried that once at run club we were supposed to figure out how many steps we take a minute....couldn't make it past 10. no lie.

11.5 rounds up to 13. i laughed really loud and scared regan.

and i am not gonna lie i thought that was Al modelling your skirt! ha ha better try try again on that one!