Thursday, February 26, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Is winter over yet?!?!
On a side note, my puppy has a problem. He loves to eat rocks. This probably wouldn't be a very big problem if our down wasn't solid gravel. Even paved roads are covered in gravel! I'm watching him like crazy, and you wouldn't think that he would get tired of me having my fingers down his throat!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Needless to say as soon as he left this evening and am having a glass of Champagne, and I don't even like Champagne... I just felt the need for a little celebration!
On a positive note, I have been using the elliptical a lot the last 10 days, just to have some alone time. Last year Ben and I bought a home and as a house warming/Christmas gift my parents gave us some cash.
This is what we bought...
Ben did a bit of research for something that we could afford with the best consumer reviews, and this is what he came up with. Of course living where we do, we had to have it trucked to Seattle and then barged to Sitka. It probably took a month for us to receive it, but we both like it and use it several times a week in the winter.
Post coming soon on me predicted training schedule.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
In all honestly it was only one night of getting drunk and letting him on the couch and then wanting to snuggle with him and there is no going back to the hard floor once he had a taste of our comforts.
When we got Willie I was looking forward to long walks and brisk jogs. I'm starting to doubt that Willie will be the athlete that I envisioned him being. When we go for our walks we walk about 100 feet he does his business and wants to turn about and go home. I'm hoping that it is because the weather is so crappy and not his disposition.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Some things that I need to consider in my marathon of choice are follows. Time of year, I can't do it in the summer because my husband and I have seasonal jobs (summer is our busy season). Also I hate running in the cold so the winter is also out. Spring is not enough time to train, leaving fall the choice season for me. Location, I would like to run in a state that is near me. So somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. And the course, because this is my first marathon I would like a fairly flat course and nice scenery.
Taking all of these factors into consideration, I believe I have found my first contender. The Royal Victoria Marathon in Victoria BC Canada.
Look at all those beautiful miles of Ocean that you get to run by. And when you're not on the water you're jogging through a visually stimulating downtown. Get to run a marathon and do some window shopping at the same time. It's a win- win situation.
Has anyone heard anything about this race? Or have different recommendations?