Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Why is it...

that when you happen to be carrying the most crap possible...disaster strikes. Oh yeah, and you are usually running a tad late as well. Ugg.

My hands were full with the following this am as I entered the garage: purse, yoga bag, lap top bag, lunch sack, sack filled with mini friendship bread loafs to give my mom calls it "the lazy mans load". I decided last minute that I needed to grab a diet orange crush soda out of the garage instead of coming back for it, I somehow seemed to shimmy (ha- love that word) the fridge door open and got my hand on a sodie. Next, disaster. On the way out of the fridge, I knocked the can against one of the inner door shelves and soda started spewing everywhere. Crap!! I heaved the soda out into the front grass and as orange sticky dripped down my legs, I watched as it mimicked a lawn sprinkler. Are you kidding me.

The rest of the day got better after that and I happily enjoyed a very unbalanced hot yoga fusion class this evening. Maybe being the 3rd yoga class I've taken this week had something to do with my balance issues tonight? I know what will fix it...Incline in the morning with Monika! Yes, I know, you don't have to say it... I have problems.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Store funnies...

Decided to continue with the funny store stories after jimmy john's quote yesterday. :)

As a lady is checking out at the register...her 2 kids are admiring the plethora of running/triathlon/track stickers displayed at their eye-level...

Kid says: "Mommy, you should get the 'how bout a threesome' sticker...


I just snickered under my breath and couldn't even look up at the woman.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

deep thoughts by jack handy...or jimmy john

Jimmy John had some deep words today...

Me: "Man, that girl was a total bitch to is a girl like that married to him?"
Jim: "Well you know what they matter how pretty she might be, there's someone out there that's tired of her shit".

haha...I love it:).

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

survey time...

Yes, this eve (unlike last night) I am awake past 9pm...

8 things I'm looking forward to...
1. the girls trip up to Steamboat Springs for the 1/2 marathon in springs and margs to enjoy
2. being settled in my own place, knowing where all my crap is!
3. Summer runs on Barr Trail, Amanda's Fonda to follow
4. a haircut on my birthday
5. Maili's wedding on 4th of July
6. my coffee tomorrow morning
7. getting completely healed and seeing if running faster for short is better for my bod than slow for long?...
8. hopefully traveling to Greece with Jill:)

8 things I did yesterday...
1. had a store meeting with Jim, Beth, Alex, and Slave at Wooglins at 7:30am
2. resisted a Wooglin's humungo muffin
3. I did no exercising...thank you sore, tight quad
4. went up jeff's 60+steps to his front door, three times...surely that helped the quad
5. bought Suazo's Golden Margaritas (yum) from Coaltrain Liquor
6. turned off the radio and smiled listening to the normal car sound my newly fixed jetta now makes
7. had my Mom, Dani, and Staci over for taco fun
8. was in bed before 9...yikes

8 things I wish I could do...
1. read on a regular basis...why do I struggle with this
2. be more balanced thinking when it comes to food
3. travel some place far away at least once a year
4. not plan so much...and let some of life just happen
5. do something substantial for someone at least once a day
6. play the piano often like I used to
7. be a professional house-sitter
8. run a marathon without getting injured in the process

8 shows I watch...
1. Private Practice
2. Biggest Loser
3. Grey's Anatomy
4. The Office
5. Jon & Kate plus 8
6. E News!
7. Lipstick Jungle (I miss it)
8. Brothers and Sisters

this and that...

Trying to catch up since I am in the midst of two new bloggers who are on top of the posting! Ok...where to start...

I'll start with the pic below...the Mogster. He is saying "will these cute eyes make you happy to come sleep/snuggle with me on the couch at 6am on a Saturday?..." Answer: yes.
The next pic below is part of my close circle of friends and Sunday running group. Dani and Staci have already posted on their blogs about how wonderful it is for all of us to get to start and finish a run together...and get to do whatever you need in the middle. Oh yeah, and the best part- getting to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast afterward. I absolutely love spending time with them and feel completely filled up when we drive off our separate ways for the remainder of the day.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Will this really work??.... Posting to my blog via iPhone??;)

Saturday, April 18, 2009


A 6am Saturday wake-up call, thank you Mogley:). A banging tail on the walls outside my bedroom this morning told me that the Mogster needed some attention. So I came upstairs and got out the blanket and laid with him on the couch. He's just so cute, so even though I finally have a weekend when I can sleep in a bit both days...his grand sloberness is worth the sleepy eyes.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Things I've been thinking...

a. I am loving being with Amanda and Mike. It has been so much fun spending time with them...knowing them again...laughing...even when Mogley and I were barfing this weekend:).

b. I am excited to hopefully become "a runner" again. My run in the garden was wonderful yesterday, but the burning in my throat didn't make me feel that in shape- but oh well. Steamboat 1/2 marathon in June will be a fun time no matter what...time with some of my favorite women in my life. :)

c. I can't believe my jetta is now a quiet car...not one that makes crazy, clanging noises! I am no-longer the outcast in the grocery store parking lot! :) yay.

d. I feel so surrounded and cared for by wonderful people, but so is this possible?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Sweet Darkness
When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.

When your vision has gone
no part of the world can find you.

Time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes to recognize it’s own.

There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.

The dark will be your home tonight.

The night will give you a horizon further than you can see.

You must learn one thing.
The world was made to be free in.

Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.

Sometimes it takes darkness
and the sweet confinement of your aloneness
to learn

anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive

is too small for you.
David Whyte

Monday, April 13, 2009

haven't felt...

myself these days. A combo of reasons. But a major one-stupid sickness...stole my weekend, my energy and my Easter yummies. "Uuff"- the sound my mother and I make when we are's very attractive and helps ward off the barfing.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

morning sweat...

Wow, I really enjoyed my first Hot Power Fusion yoga class this am. I debated sleeping in and not attending the 6:30am class...but I'm so glad I went. It's a perfect balance of heat (enough, but not to where it's pouring in my eye balls), balance work, and a bit of flowing...a great mix of them all!

Hippy Holly (as Andy calls her) was a really great instructor.

The normal Friday afternoon 4:30p Hot Yoga I saw this am is different this week. Lori is doing an 80's Yoga Sculpt class...ooh, this sounds like fun! Maybe i need to swing by the arc for some leg warmers!?

I'm enjoying a nice smoothie before going into work...and I am looking forward to this evening's Full Moon Run and margs at Amandas with the gals:) yay!

A happy Thursday to all! :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


horoscope for today...

There is a certain quality in your personal relationships that really motivates you in life, Jillian. That is one of the reasons why your emotions have a really important role in your life. You let yourself be guided by your emotions. Today, will be in the best disposition to meet a lot of people who will give a new impetus to your life...


towel is here! Yay! Maybe it's motivation to go to yogurt for the first time this week...whops!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

seeing things...

differently in new glasses:). I suddenly just had a thought...I'm going to present a 'question of the post'... feel free to respond when called to do so...i'd love to hear your words.

Question: when did you start truly seeing the person you care for most?

My computer keeps shutting off randomly...big fat arg! I think my battery notification is weird or something...rrr.

So far this week...
Sunday- 90 min run/walk (5 min on 1 min walk) with Staci
Monday- core/arms
Tuesday- 35 min run at MVP...a few stretching/walking moments in there

plan for the rest...
Weds- yogurt
Thursday- Full moon run and margs at Amandas
Friday- CRC am run
Sat- Incline with Herizons
Sun-...? Easter? Who knows...

Monday, April 6, 2009

1 year...

of blogging today. :) Yes, it is marks one year that I've had this blog...and I will say that I have truly enjoyed the freedom to write, laugh in the words and know many of my memories this year are documented. My goal for this next year is to release my fears about what I write about and try to venture out of my normal writing style.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

that was embarrassing...

After work I so was looking forward to my yoga class over at the Nevada studio...until it happened. The nightmare we all, new yogurt people have...being in the wrong class...became a reality. F.

I had conveniently positioned myself in the worst possible location for this to happen...up against the mirror, in the middle-the furthest spot from the door. More and more people keep filtering in, and we all keep having to adjust our mats...resulting in 5 rows, with 12 people in each row! Holy crap, about 60 people in that tiny space...another reason this situation couldn't have been worse. So...the instructor comes in and doesn't mention the class name, but mentions it is 75 minutes long. I thought to myself, "wait, the C2 classes are an hour...holy crap, what class am I in?". So I ask the sweet girl next to me which one it is and she says C3...F (again). Now what do I do? I roll up my mat like a sloppy burrito and make a dash for the door! I was followed into the changing room by one of the other instructors (who I've taken a class from before), that was taking the class(not teaching it)...and she asked if I was ok, and I explained to her that I made a mistake on the what class I thought it was and that I was still pretty new. Double humiliating..."just keep it coming" I thought to myself. She persuaded me into coming back in (yes to a room full of 60 people), even after I told her I would feel bad. We waited until everyone was in their starting "child's pose", we both snuck back in, and I tiptoed back to my far away spot by the mirror.

The class was actually really great...very challenging...lots of consecutive minutes of "flowing". I was sweating like no other...really no surprise there...and the girl next to me gave me a few confirming, "it's are not a complete retard." Like Andy has said before, "I feel like I was doing yoga in a box"...that's exactly what it was. Due to my high levels of anxiety and stress at the start of the class...I never fully relaxed enough to enjoy it...but hey, it was a great workout! :)

Oh well... lesson learned. In the midst of her snickers, a sensitive friend confirmed the obvious for me this evening, "maybe you should have double checked the schedule." Exactly what I'll be doing from now on. :)