Thursday, June 24, 2010

shut eyes...

It's 4:11am. Up up and away we go to Mexico! Finally!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Mexico is in one day! Sigh. I thought it'd never come.

I'm in survival mode...body and mind until Thursday at 4:15am. I thought after the Garden 10 Mile my body would go back to normal (pre grandpa/pre Garden week @ the store), but it has yet to. Very little sleep, lots on the mind, a full agenda, and a revved up bod has made for a two-week long out of body experience. I am hoping Mexico will push my re-set button and remind my whole being what is normal.

Teacher Training is amazing...learning so much, a wonderful group of women, a perfect balance for me right now. I will have to be doing lots of practice on my friends while at the beach. One on one beach-side yoga session anyone?

I am hoping to take/post pictures while we're down there. I'm taking the big-dog camera as I know I'd regret it if I didn't.

Jessica, Jane, Megan, Staci, Dani, Maddy and I are SO ready for this...each in our own way. We've all admitted that it just won't feel real until we're driving to the airport at o'dark thirty.

Maybe i'll be all Mate'ed up?? .... :)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

"Big, fat, arg"

Happy Father's Day Dad and Grandpa!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Garden 10 Mile...

A few shots from Sunday's race! The weather was perfect, rain showers held off, Chelsa was here, no crampage/chafeage, crepes to follow...overall a lovely morning!

Saturday, June 12, 2010


His happy place...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I surrender to myself...

I apologize if the following post is a little personal.  I know some of you that read are my close friends, that I see all of the time and know what's going on in my life. Others, family and friends I may not see or speak to so often. But I am feeling like a little decompressing in the form of writing is what I need.

Within the last 7 days, my heart has been through a roller coaster ride. It all started last Thursday night when I found myself sobbing in a yoga class, something that hasn't happened in the year and a few months that I've been practicing. It seriously came out of no where. By Friday morning, I walked out of this yoga class, with three of my favorite yoga instructors, pondering participating signing up for Teacher Training. After a weekend of intense thought and wondering if I could really pull off this training for the next 8 weeks...8 weeks in the midst of pure insanity at work with Summer races, and my own training for Pikes Peak...?? Monday night, I took the plunge and went for it. I am so excited.

Tuesday I arrived to work ready to gear up for a very long, stressful and busy 5 days at the store. It's Garden of the Gods 10 mile packet pick-up (2000-ish runners), as well as our 10-year anniversary celebration (fri and sat).  Mid morning I received a call from Mom saying that Grandpa had died in his sleep. Although his health has been fading over the last year, more recently since he got back from Texas about a month ago, this still came somewhat unexpected as he had dinner on the porch the night before. For those of you who didn't know, he spent 12 days in the hospital not too long ago due to pneumonia. The family was, and still is in shock. He was the rock and leader of the family and his lack of presence was immediately felt. His funeral will take place this Saturday at Blunt Mortuary at 11:30am.  Yes, this falls smack dab in the middle of the 10th anniversary Saturday celebration.  The hard work of planning the event is over, and I'm sure it will run just fine. I will be happy to be with my family on this day.

Last night was the first night of Teacher Training and I am so glad I decided to do this. Our group is great...our leaders wonderful. I can't wait for this journey.

After five hours of sleep last night, six two nights in a row before that... I think my body is running on pure adrenalin.  Tomorrow will be off to the races again at the store with craziness, Saturday begins at the store and will most likely continue on with tears, Sunday morning begins with an early 10 mile race, with Teacher Training to follow. Can my adrenalin hold on until Sunday night? I sure hope so.

I have been so blown away by the support I (and my family) have received during this difficult time. Bowls of lemons:), flowers, coffee beans, cards, hugs, offers, etc have come streaming my way, and I couldn't be more grateful. Thank you, to all know who you are:).

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

You're only given what you can handle...right?

Just when I thought this week couldn't get anymore hectic...

Gramps passed away in the night Monday eve. It wasn't really expected as he ate dinner with some of the fam on the porch just a few hours prior. Still sorting through emotions, plans, etc and in the midst of one crazy week...I don't have the energy to write much about it at this moment in time.

Garden 10 mile week, packet pickup at the store, CRC's 10th Anniversary...oh yeah and the beginning of yoga teacher training. I told you I was busy:).  One day at a time. "Just breathe."

Hugs to all...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Teenage mutant ninja...

Look what Micky rescued off the busy street after our gorgeous run through Waldo today!...
This little guy was about to get run over! After some water and shade time, she released him back into the wild.

Like I mentioned...great run in Waldo this morning with the girls. Started early (boo says Christy) to avoid the heat and busyness.  After, we enjoyed some tasty blueberry buckwheat pancakes and fruit!

Next it was off to yoga and on to Maili's baby shower. So great to see her and spend some time with everyone. Baby Jase is going to be cute-stick!

The shoes I got him...
Our hard-shelled guy...
Tomorrow is a day to get some stuff done before a crazy-hectic week. Need to go to the DMV to renew my! It expired on my bday- whops!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

As listed...

A glorious run up Williams Canyon this am with two awesome people.

Work, bills, ordering and a trip to Costco.

Body adjust, thank you Lori.

A first at yoga.


More photo editing.

My day in a nutshell:)...more photos worked on this eve.


A wise friend told me that a person needs twelve physical touches a day to physically feel loved. Interesting.

A few edited ones...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Color under a dark sky...

As I'm editing all of my Week in the Life photos...a few untouched photos will placed on here until I can catch up! Staci and I headed out for a little photo sess this afternoon. I'm loving the color in these most of all.

Let's hope tonight's sleep doesn't bring weird dreams about Lady GaGa bombing a 'PokerFace' performance and me consoling her in our hammock & shared apartment.