Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Rest like a Giant Tree

 I started going back to my Buddhist meditation classes last week
I have missed them so much

every class leaves me feeling great for the rest of the week.

I combined the lesson from last week's class with
my latest obsession
of Prezi

check it out...

Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall List is here!

I find that celebrating each season and 
participating in traditions 
helps make the year even more memorable.
Here is my list for Fall. 
You can watch my progress on the I Love Lists! tab.
Follow along with me!

  • Go trick or treating
  • Rake leaves
  • Make a scarecrow
  • Donate to a breast cancer awareness organization 
  • Eat candy corn
  • Go apple picking
  • Create a Halloween costume
  • Create a pet costume
  • Run a fall race
  • Drink pumpkin beer
  • Drink pumpkin latte
  • Create a Fall Pinterest craft
  • Attend a Halloween party
  • Carve a pumpkin
  • Create a list of 100 things are you thankful for
  • Make Thanksgiving dinner
  • Create a Thanksgiving center piece
  • Corn maze
  • Attend a fall fashion show
  • Watch a scary movie
  • Go on a haunted tour
  • Volunteer or go to a haunted house
  • Go on a hay ride
  • Watch football with friends
  • Cook a squash dinner
  • Jump in a pile of leaves
  • Visit a pumpkin patch
  • Roast pumpkin seeds
  • Make a pumpkin dessert
  • Attend an Oktoberfest activity
  • Go zip lining (ok- I only added this because I already had plans to go… but you should go too!)
  • Go to a football game
  • Drink apple cider
  • Roast s’mores in the fire pit
  • Volunteer
  • Donate to a food bank
  • Make pumpkin bread
  • Go for a hike
  • Decorate the home with fall décor
  • Buy fall scented candles
  • Tail gate
  • Leaf peeping (I had to look this one up)
  • Bob for apples
  • Eat candy apples
  • Eat pumpkin pie
  • Adopt a turkey for Thanksgiving
  • Make a turkey with your hand
  • Go to / or enter a chili cook off
  • Watch the Macy’s Day parade (or go to)
  • Shop on Black Friday

Monday, September 10, 2012

Well-Rounded or Bipolar... You Decide

 I follow the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

As well as the 7 Spiritual Laws of Success

Thoughts on creation...

 Many Bodies for Life...

Transform your Horizontal Life...

How to finish rich... without actually having to be rich....

I'm full of contradictions...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Race Weekend

Today is my first day back from my mini vacation.  
Over the weekend I flew up to run the Virginia Beach 1/2 marathon with my big bro. 

(I hate to fly but love taking pictures from the clouds)
This was our 3rd (and final?) time running this particular race since he is moving away. 
2010 was the first time either of us had ever attempted to even run a 1/2 marathon, now we feel like old pros.

The mutual bitching of having to run and train
 as well as the accomplishment of actually completing the race - I think- has brought us closer together.

And while I'm a little sad this was our last VA Beach 1/2 marathon
I am also happy to be done with that hot-ass-summertime- deadly- heat- event!   
We agreed that the next race we decide to tackle will need to either be shorter... 
or held during the cooler months.

This last race was the most humid of them all. 
Sweat was flinging off of bodies left and right. It was down right funky.  

(I, of course wasn't funky - I don't sweat, or smell- ever)

My time sucked - which is no surprise - because of the heat and lack of training and all.  
But the best news of all is that for once, my stomach didn't absolutely kill me like it has on long runs in the past.  I think I owe it to my new semi-gluten free diet. 

And this year's medal is pretty bad ass- my favorite of them all.

My vacation also included spending some QT with my nephew Dylan- who is the most perfect little man ever. 

As well as my Thunder buddy.