December 2010


The first month of this blog has zipped right along.  I have been overwhelmed with the amount of support and readership.  Since it’s the end of the year and the end of the first month of the blog, it just feels right to look ahead at some ways I can improve this experience for the readers and myself.  I am also open to suggestions if anyone has ideas.

Here are some of the things I have planned to introduce in 2011:

  1. Interviews with experienced runners and novice runners like myself.
  2. Sharing various exercises and stretches (and utilizing more photos and video) to enhance the experience.
  3. Recipes for various aspects of running (i.e. carb loading, muscle-building).  Recipes for general nutrition, heart health, and calorie reduction (for the non-runners who just want to eat healthier).  I’m hoping to work with someone in particular but I haven’t asked yet.  I hope he says yes.  You will like EVERYTHING he comes up with!
  4. Guest contributions from other runners, moms, running moms…or just anyone interesting that might have had a mom at some point!  The idea is to expand the voice of the blog to include other perspectives.  Trust me, if you’re not bored with me yet, you will be.  If you would like to contribute, I want to hear from you.  Send me a message on Facebook.
  5. More Baby Davis…maybe…I need to ask him if he’s okay with that!
  6. More fun, more running, more enjoying life!

That’s where we’ll start, but there’s no telling where we’ll end.  I hope you plan to stick with me as I continue the journey…one run and one day at a time.

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It’s that time of year again.  You’re polishing off the leftover candy and cake from Christmas.  You want to go in the bathroom, grab the scale and throw it in the back of the closet.  You saw yourself in the pictures you uploaded from the family get-together and started to think about your yearly tradition:  The dreaded New Year’s Resolution!

Well, this year I want to make it a little easier.  If you would like me to partner with you and hold you accountable, I’m willing and able.  Here’s what I’m suggesting:

You can send me a confidential e-mail with your fitness and/or nutrition goals for the year.  Let me know how often you want to be contacted (via e-mail).  I will send you an encouraging message according to the schedule you have requested.  It’s that simple!

Let’s lock arms and make 2011 the year of real and sustainable changes!

To get started, visit my Facebook page, and leave me a message.

I’m really excited to hear from everyone!

Baby D had on his camouflage Christmas morning, hunting down his Santa Claus gifts.  He thought Santa had left him some running shoes so he could tag along with the Momma!  Can’t you see the disappointment on his face?

I’ve added the Tobacco Road Marathon and Half-Marathon to my list of running events this year.  I will be running in the half-marathon since I’m preparing to run a full the following month.  The race is in Cary, North Carolina on March 20, 2011.  This is a really great event.  It will be my first time running it, but I did attend the race last year to support a friend of mine.  If you’re interested in running, I have provided the link for information and registration:

http://www.tobaccoroadmarathon.com/index.php?action=page&page_id=13

Early registration ends 12/31/10.

Hope to see you there!

 

Back in the saddle again! I’ve really missed the blog since taking a break for Christmas. I hope that some of you have missed it as well. Guess what else I’ve missed for the past few days?  RUNNING!

I’m not going to beat myself up too much though.  The boys and I went to visit family, and like the rest of the east coast, we were hit with a ton of snowage (I know snowage isn’t a word; unless of course, it’s coined by Sarah Palin).  Anyway, the combination of family fun and tough weather conditions kept me bundled in the Snuggie with hot chocolate and truffles.  I did, however, manage to build my first snowman.  Down here in the south, we don’t get a lot of snowman practice.

Hey, all work and no play makes Sheenasheen…less fun!  I needed a good Christmas break like many of you guys, I’m sure!

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas.  If it was good, leave me a message and tell me more about it.  If it was bad, send me your address and I’ll mail you the rest of my truffles.

Even though most of the day was consumed by errands and last-minute shopping, I did find time to clock a 3-mile run.  It seems like we’re always among the crowd of shoppers standing in long lines one or two days before Christmas.  By the way, I love commercials (if they’re good)!  If you haven’t seen this commercial yet, get used to it because it will certainly be a Christmas classic for years to come:

I love the double entendre Santa Claus.  What do you mean Sheenasheen?  1) It’s Santa Claus and 2) It’s ME!

That’s brilliant!  I could go into more detail but you probably already think I’m ridiculous for using the term double entendre and being so excited about a commercial.

 

 

As promised, I’m going to talk about something other than running on occasion.  Since it’s the holiday season, there may be a few posts in the coming days that revolve around Christmas.  Take a look at the Secret Santa gift I got at work today.

 

Thanks Blaine (I mean...Secret Santa)!

 

When it comes to giving me gifts,  1) Warmth and  2)UNC are two good ideas.  The Snuggie incorporates both, so I’m pretty excited.  I wanted to bust it out at work today, but they wouldn’t let me.  That’s alright though, I’ll make sure it gets plenty of use.  If you spot someone shopping at the mall wearing a UNC Snuggie there’s a good chance it’s me.  It might just become my new “uniform” (as Kurt likes to call the things I wear every day).

And, to top it off, Secret Santa included a subscription to Runner’s World magazine.  Hot Dog!!!

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