Sunday, January 16, 2011

Week of Jan 9-16, 2011

So this week I “officially” started training for the 10k.  Needless to say…HOLY CRAP I WAS SORE!  I found a couch to 5k training guide and I changed it up for my personal training.  It had me walking 2 minutes and running 1.5 minutes.  I changed it to me running 2-4 minutes depending on how I was feeling and walking 1-2 minutes.  I felt good after going for 30 minutes and I was only short 1/2 mile to of finished a 5k.  I can totally do this!!!!

And yesterday was the first time since July I scrapbooked all day and worked on pages for my scrapbook.  If I went to a crop I was always working on something else for someone else.  It was nice to spend time with mom and my “other mother” Lori Jo laughing and being goofs.

mom & lori jo  

I also got to see friends from the Survivor Crop Committee who I have seen since October!  I woke up late yesterday and realized that I had nothing to work on at the crop so I printed up pictures of when I went into the studio with the Mikey Show!  I alos printed up pictures of last Sunday when Liz, Marion and Brady went to the grand opening of Sprinkles cupcakes in La Jolla (don’t lie, I know you’re jealous).  It was cold, but the time I spent with them was fantastic!

When I went to the crop I seriously thought I would run out of things to do, but after 7 hours I only finished 2 pages :)


Not too bad I think for only getting the pics and finding an idea in about 20 minutes :)

After I finished that page, I started on the Mikey Show page.  I had to leave to go to church and serve so unfortunaetly I didn’t have 7 hours to work on that page, but after cutting out the pictures and picking out the paper (oh yeah, all the paper in the layouts I bought at Ever After Scrapbooks because I didn’t have enough time to sort through all my paper here and figure out what papers looked good with the pictures.  Can you say procrastinator?)  But I got it all laid out and I took a picture so I know what I wanted to do with it once I got back around to scrapping.

layout 2

Oh!!! And I also got a REALLY cute Circut cartridge that I have been wanting for the longest time, Create-A-Critter!

critters How adorable are they!!!!  The dog totally reminds me of Hunny :)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Am I crazy?!?!


Ok so earlier this week I was sitting in my office at work and looking on Facebook on my phone (yep...I like to call it multi tasking) and I saw that my cousin Megan had posted something for a half marathon up in Disneyland.

Now for the past few months Scott, my cousin Megan's husband, has been training to run with Bill and Holly in a 1/2 marathon at the Wild Animal Park (I refuse to call it the San Diego Safari Park as it is now named, just like the Q will always be Jack Murphy Stadium and the Del Mar Fair will always be that, not the San Diego County Fair. I will conform to something's, but not all, haha) and Bill and Holly have been trying to talk me into running with them. Now I do not run..AT ALL!!! But as I saw the post for Disneyland, it got me thinking, that run takes place in September and I can do that. But then it hit me, that's 13.1 miles. Too much! Then I remember seeing a run take place in Del mar one year when I was training for the 3 Day called Iron Girl Del Mar . I looked it up and its a 5 and 10K and takes place in November. 3 and 6 I can do that! So I signed up O_o

Reality has set in. By November I will be running 6 miles! For a girl who hates to run will be completing this with Holly by my side (and hopefully Megan too!). Its been 4 years since I have done something that has required some sort of training. And this is also a year a faith so I have faith that God will provide me with the motivation and energy to train and get my butt in gear :)

So here goes, starting Monday I am running for 30 minutes on a treadmill (in intervals of course) and will start working my way up to the 6 miles!

Wish me luck!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Shawn McDonald: Here I Am

Let's try this again...

Ok, so I just saw that my last blog was actually 1 year ago and I wrote that I was going to be on here more and more, but actually that ended up being my last blog, haha. Lets try this again :)

This year I have no resolutions and I have not set any sort of expectations at all this year. It seems like when I set them I get disappointed of the things that didn't happen. My verse for this year is Romans 12:2 "Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is."
This was in a book I got a few years ago called "Jesus Calling" and it is a daily devotional and this was the verse in there for today. I found it profound for me this year. I went into 2010 with the hopes and expectations of finally getting married and joining that "group" of friends who were off the market and happily married. I was let down around May when I knew that would not happen with the guy I was dating at the time. This morning I realized this is only the second year I have started off as single. The last year was back when I was working up in Temecula. Every other year I have started it in a relationship thinking that that would be the year I would get "the ring" and have always been let down.
This year I am starting it knowing that God is going to start working on me and our relationship and I need to know that is all I need this year! Knowing this, I have faith that He will give me what my heart truly desires at the perfect time.