Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Nice 'n' Easy...

Training Day #1:
When my alarm went off at 5:45am my first thought was “what in the HELL have I got myself into!?!” I pushed snooze and planned to forget all about what I wanted to do and wait to start another day. After running thru every single excuse I could come up with (too cold, too early, not enough sleep, lack of preparation in running gear, no running play list on my ipod, sore knee and achy body) I lay there awake feeling the disappointment I’ve already created in my life. Then the stubborn side of my multiple personalities jumped out of bed and said “OK..lets do this!” Last night I finally talked Braxton out of his fears and he agreed to go with me. Even after I was dressed and ready I thought I better wait until I set up a play list with upbeat music to keep me motivated. It amazes me how fast and easy it is to talk yourself out of something in life. Not this time…. I wasn’t giving in! I put my ipod on shuffle, stuffed it in the sports bra (that’s where the lack of gear comes in) and headed out the door! I have to tell you that the shuffle idea was great until the first song came on Nice ‘n’ Easy by Frank Sinatra. Although classical music is not my fav and isn’t really a good fit for running, it seemed a little ironic to listen to the words.
Let's take it nice and easy
It's gonna be so easy
For us to fall in love
Hey baby what's your hurry
Relax, don't you worry
We're gonna fall in love
We're on the road to romance
That's safe to say
But let's make all the stops along the way
The problem now of course is
To simply hold your horses, to rush would be a crime
Cause nice and easy does it every time
Those that know me understand that I’m a sucker for believing that things happen for a reason and I relate A LOT of life experiences to music lyrics. This must be gods way of letting me know that eventually I will have a love relationship with running. So lets take it nice ‘n’ easy and see what it becomes. Maybe I will love it… Maybe I will hate it!! I will never know until I try! I talked Braxton into going with me so that I’d have someone to help keep me interested. After all he is a teenager and chances are good that he will soon decide that hang’n with his mom is not a great idea. If this does nothing more than help the two of us bond I will have accomplished something!! I intended on being the one to keep him going this morning. But as it turns out he pushed me more than ever! I would say “ok lets run to the next light pole” his response “mom! No way!” as we approached the half way mark to that damn light pole I wanted to stop running, and had I been by myself I would have! But looking at him with a smile on his face made me realize that we both needed each other to be strong and force ourselves! When we made it to that light pole he looked at me and said “we made it!!” We were not able to run the full 1 ½ miles today but we ran as much as we could and walked the rest. Our time was 23 mins which I know sounds horrible and we will probably look back and laugh at it BUT everyone has to start somewhere!!
So…Nice ‘n’ Easy does it!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I am in need of a getaway... I've always had a desire to go to Washington.
Hopefully some day soon I will be relaxing on the San Juan Island!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Last week was our yearly family vacation. We stayed in a cabin up by Flaming Gorge on a private lake. Tons of fun memories... Aunt Neecer falling out of a paddle boat-thanks to her lovely nephew Brodie, Derrick and Dennis trying to throw Troy in the lake, several crashes on the bikes, yummy food, not so yummy mojito's, beautiful horseback rides, deer hanging out right in our camp, nightly chats by the campfire and my all time favorite **Derrick convincing Troy that he could tackle a deer.** That drunk spent hours chasing the deer while we all sat back and laughed. He was determined to earn that Wii. Needless to say... we're still Wii-less. Leave it up to those boys to come up with something so entertaining.

The whole Fam...

Derrick & Fam

Dennis & Fam

Denise & Fam

Too bad he had his glasses on...

Trip to the Dam...

Wow Dennis can smile.....

Derrick caught a duck on his fishing pole!

Thanks mom for another wonderful family vacation. There is nothing more enjoyable than spending time with family. Even though it seems like a hectic mess trying to get everyone on the same page its worth all the struggle! It's been 4 yrs since you've started this tradition and the boys are still talking about the "Disney Trip"! Thank you for making me who I am today!
P.S. I have to give my dad a little credit too....
Mom and Dad... I love you!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Cabin Memories

Everything you do in life creates long lasting memories.... one of our favorite places to spend time together is "The Cabin". Thanks mom for living out your dream and letting us be a part of it. We love you and everything you do for us! This is the first of many posts to come from "The Cabin".... enjoy!

Grandma Mel and her grandkids!

The kids have a blast on the rope swing

Uncle Bub and Taylor

Brogan & Rylee