Thursday, June 30, 2011

First 10K!

Can someone please tell me why I am so bad at updating? I wish I was better. I will work on it.

I wanted to update you all on my first 10K! Last Sunday I ran the Freedom Run 5000 to raise money for girl's schools in Afghanistan. It was such an amazing cause and I was so glad to be a part of it! The run itself went okay. I have had some breathing troubles for the past couple weeks. It turns out I've been low on Omega 3's so I've been taking fish oil capsules like it's going out of style. Hopefully it fixes me up soon! I was also struggling with allergies since this race was held in a farm area! I had some great support - Dan, my mom, and my grandparents!

I have my next 10K coming up on July 9th for the Underwear Affair which will be SO much fun. Thankfully, it's in downtown Vancouver so I don't think my allergies will be acting up as bad. Wait until you see my outfit for this race!

Here are some photos documenting my first race!

Before the race!

Crossing the finish line!

My cheer team (minus mom!) & me post race!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Five for Friday.

1. We can spend the evening playing Island Paradise on our mobile phones and be completely content.

2. You always fill up my water bottle before we go out.

3. You tell me to go to the doctor for every (seemingly little) thing because you love and care about me.

4. Even though you hate running, you support me and even ran with me the other night.

5. You made me laugh when you asked if the "race kit" I have to pick up for my 10K this weekend includes rocket shoes. I wish.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wordless Wednesday.

Where we camped this past weekend.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Oh, hi!

Dan came home last Thursday and it's seriously been a whirlwind since then! A quick weekend recap: trip to the US for cheap gas and Trader Joe's (love!!!), laptop shopping and buying (another love!), BBQ's, Canucks games, more BBQ's, three dozen cupcakes baked, and newly bought furniture built. It was nothing short of perfect yet busy and hectic all at the same time. Clearly, there just hasn't been time for blogging, but I feel like I have so much to say, so time will have to be made.

Oh, just a little fyi, too. For some reason, Blogger at work is not letting me comment on your precious blogs. It's frustrating, but I'm just going to have to make a point to read at home after work, and not on my lunch break. I have been reading though and I'll be catching up tonight so you can all expect a zillion comments from your blog posts from the past few weeks. I miss you!

Obviously, life is as perfect as it can get now with Dan being home. We're adjusting really well and it's so amazingly fabulous having him home. Lonely days are gone for now, although there is another short (6 weeks, haha) separation looming. It will be a piece of cake.

Half marathon training is still going wonderfully. I have been slacking for the past few days since Dan got home but tonight I'll be running my first 7 miles (11.4km for my fellow Canadians!) which I'm excited about!

Anyway, I hope you're all well. Can't wait to catch up with you all tonight!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Icing & Exciting News!

Icing is one of the greatest parts of a cupcake, in my opinion. Unfortunately, I have always just spread the icing on the cupcake with a knife. I've been seriously lacking.

My sister asked me to bake cupcakes for her boyfriend's graduation coming up this weekend so I knew I had to get my butt in gear and make some pretty icing. I went to Michael's and bought a Wilton Cupcake Decorating Set. I kind of figured my cupcakes would still look like a 5 year old made them, but I did surprisingly well! There is still lots of room for improvement, but I was in a rush before work this morning so giving myself time I think I can get close to perfection!

I will post photos of the grad cupcakes once complete but here are my testers for now!

I have another VERY special person to make cupcakes for this week also!!! Dan is FINALLY coming home!!! He'll be here by the end of the week and I (obviously!) couldn't be more excited!
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