Monday, December 6, 2010

Time to break it off...

Okay, so a lot of you have been following my running and fitness journey for a while. And while some of you care, most of you probably don't! So... I've decided to make my own running blog for those who are interested in running, and things of that nature, to follow.

Mama Runner Girl.... That's me!

I'm not professional athelete, and I do NOT claim to be. Which makes things a little more.... Normal, and attainable. I am a normal girl. A working mother who, like most of you, has to find the time to squeeze in any work outs at all- I am still learning something new all the time! I just want to share my experience, and learned knowledge with anyone who cares! If nothing else I love to look back and see my journey.

I encourage anyone who is embarking on something new like this to keep record of it somewhere! Mine is via-blog.

Running and exercise has become part of my everyday normal life. And always will be. So it's part of who I am! -- I will constantly talk about it and relate other things to it, so, I'll spare the ones who don't care to hear all about chaffing, running trails, and pony tails, some time =)

In the last several months I have received SEVERAL random emails from people saying that they like to see the progress I've made. Starting from ground zero, to finishing a half marathon. And that they are thinking of starting the couch to 5k program...Or they are thinking of upping their work outs and going for a 10k, or a half marathon...This is music to my ears!! And I've said it before and I'll keep saying it... But if I can inspire one person to live a healthy and active lifestyle, then I will continue doing what I'm doing!

Happy Running!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Holiday Cheer - - 2010!

Merry Christmas!!!!

We have been slowly working on decorating the house to get it ready for Christmas! We had to keep in mind a few things. When I say we " Put UP the tree.." I mean it is UP. As in elevated. I was going to upgrade to a 9 foot tree, since our 6.5 foot tree looks so small in our living room, but after thinking about it, I decided that I would just sit ours on a little TV stand we have to keep it up and above the baby's head. This has so far worked WELL! She still wants to play with the ornaments, but she's learning quickly that they are to look at and not touch. So Until I get more gifts under there it looks a little bare.
In the past few years, I've decorated our tree with blue and silver. I decided this year to throw some pink and purple in the mix. I got some pink and purple lights to go with the blue, and some blubs to match. I really like it, I just wish my purple lights were more purple, they look a lot like pink.

These pics are terrible. It really is prettier in person.   

I have even started wrapping gifts to put under the tree already.. 3 to be exact =)

We have our lights up on the house. Just need to add some more to the bottom of our garage.

Stockings are up.

Yes, Bruce has his own stocking too.
 "Buddy" our Elf on The Shelf  has come to visit! *PARENTS* If you have small children, please check out this website! It's such a fun tradition. We already LOVE it!!!

So, we are in full Christmas mode around here!!

 I still need to hang our mistletoe-toe, get a poinsettia for the kitchen table, and build some ginger bread houses to set out!

Merry Christmas!! Enjoy the time with your families, children and loved ones.. Indulge in those traditions. I know that with each year as we are decorating we always talk about things we did growing up, and it's so great

Ideas for a 20 months old for Christmas?

What are some of you Mama's out there looking for and getting for your babies around the same age?

People keep asking me what she wants for Christmas and I just start rattling off things that she's interested in!

Things that she is pretty into and might want at this point:
  • Elmo, Nemo, and Minnie mouse
  • Crayons and Coloring books
  • Play dough - yes I let her have it, supervised.
  • Lips stick (gloss)
  • Babies!!!!!!! -- We saw one the other day that sucks a binky and cries and she just thought it was the coolest baby ever! - Any thing that she can mimick real life like baby strollers, cribs, high chairs, blankies etc...
  • Dressing up. This is kind of new. She will find a hat or necklace or something and run to the mirror to see herself.
  • Mirrors ( Thinking she needs a full length one for her room)
  • Music -- I've been trying to implement kids music. The only one we have is Ariel. Any suggestionS?
  • Music instruments. This is right along with her development. She has found interest in pianos. The only thing we have right now is a xylophone and a hand drum.
  • Books -- She loves books! Especially with any of the above characters!
  • Binkies. She's very in to her binky right now. Still likes the Mams the best! 
  • STICKERS!!!!
So for any who are looking to buy for a child this age, or ideas for your own - - There ya are!!

Merry Christmas!!!