Friday, July 27, 2007

A race is decided upon

I've been thinking about what I want to do race-wise this year. I'm very much on the not-in-shape side of things and don't want to "compete" in any duathlons. But I would like to do a run. The Mason Fall Mini-Marathon will be the perfect distance. It's a 15K, so that's 9.3 miles. Not too long, but not short. I have 14 weeks. So I made a schedule today. Hopefully this will get me back into things and help motivate my runs.
Here is the schedule for those who care to see...(It's really not that exciting. but i did find a use for the font "marker felt". HA!)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Midweek Run

I ran on the trail last night after work with Erin. We went 2 miles, then I did another mile or so. I felt good. And though I am still pretty darn slow, the last mile I did was quicker than I have been going. There is hope yet...

The Gift of Sight Eye Run is August 25th which is 4 weeks away. I think now I will be OK to run it. Definitely not going for a PR, just hoping to finish and feel good.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Studio 105

Last week Greg and I were on our way to one of our favorite restaurants, The Works, in old Loveland. At the last stoplight, Greg suddenly said he wanted to check something out. I assumed it was a car sitting for sale somewhere, but it wasn't. It was a building that said "Loveland Artist Studios on Main". I was quite surprised. It was a large building - was it really studio spaces??

I got out of the car and looked in the window. Sure enough, there were a few artists listed along with their craft. It looked pretty cool from the outside...

After checking out their website, it said that there was one studio left, they rented the spaces at .80 a square foot, and that there were 26 artists. I sent the contact an email to say I was interested in learning more. He sent an email to say that I should give him a call to talk about it.

Friday, I left early and gave him a call. I ended up going over there, and meeting Greg there from work so he could look at it too. The space is 18' x 15' and is $190 a month including electric, heat, and wireless internet! A steal. There is no way I could get my own place for that money.

So, we decided to do it!

Today I signed the lease and gave the deposit and first month's rent. I'm SOOOOO excited. It will be so amazing to have my own place to work in. This really helps with The Plan. At the least, it will be an awesome art studio to actually get a portfolio built.

I'm so excited!!!!!!
I'm trying to think of a good name for my design business. I kind of like Studio 105, which is the name of the space I am in. Not sure though. I'm thinking...

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Gettin' Back Into It

I didn't end up running Monday on my day off from work. But I was feeling better. Had a few naps. I must have had some weird kind of bug.

So nothing new on the running front. I only went Wednesday so far. I felt good Tuesday and wanted to go, but dinner disaster spoiled my plans. I suppose "disaster" is an exaggeration - I didn't have eggs so I had to change the menu from taco bake to tacos, which in turn cut the cooking time form 35 mintues to 5. No run. But I did walk for quite a while with Dexter. Probably about 1.5 - 2 miles.

Wednesday I ran after work around the neighborhood and felt AWFUL. My legs felt as if they had lead flowing through them.

Tonight I decided to just rest. I got up early for work and have had an exausting day. All I want to do is work on The Plan but I may run out of steam here pretty soon. I think I sound old.

One development with The Plan is Greg found an art studio in old Loveland! I have emailed about it and they guy called back. I just have to call him back now and ask some questions. I don't know how big the spaces are, but they rent for .80 a square foot, which isn't bad for a room the size of the one I'm in now! We will see...

Sunday, July 15, 2007

July is almost over?!

Well, it's midway over. I can't believe it.

Last week was a good week for running and eating. We had dinners at home and I ran Monday, Wednesday and Friday. A bike ride that was in the plans for the day has been cancelled. I think I'll try to just rest today and exercise tomorrow. I don't want to fall out of the good positive last week I had.

Checked out Pat and Jamie's blog about their UK adventures. I hope they are able to post to it regularly. It is easy to forget about it. In fact, I noticed I hadn't posted since july 5th. Maybe a "Sunday Post" should be the rule.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

The Late Run

I came home from work today and was sooo tired. So I didn't run. I slept instead. My joints have also been hurting a lot. I hope I'm not getting what I got right before we went to Tampa... that is what it is beginning to feel like.

But I did run later! After Greg got back from Youth, my stomach felt so full and I felt so awful, I figured the worst that could happen was I would have to turn around and come back.
Started out around 8:45/9:00 and just went a slow 30 minutes. Though my slowness is frustrating, at least I can run without having to stop now.

After I got home, I was soooo energized! I probably should have just run when I got home.


A while back, I went with Greg and the youth group to play some broomball. It was my first attempt and I loved it. Since then, I've investigated into any leagues in the city and there is one. They play on Sundays in the summer. I still haven't gone to play though. Weekends (as well as nights) are just so hard to prioritize.
Here are a couple of pictures from the game/hurtfest.

4th of July

Today was the 4th. We had the whole gang over as a sort of farewell to Pat. I actually got a little choked up when we were saying bye to him. It's just a long time and we'll miss him.
Greg and Casey redid Greg's suspension for the BMW. Aparently it's all good and Greg likes.
This new computer kicks ass.
Back to work tomorrow :(

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


I got a new used iMac 20 inch and it is soooo awesome!
I hope everything continues to work on it well. The screen is big. We only paid 750 for it. And its a 2 GHz with 2 GB of ram.
Now all i need is a wireless keyboard and mouse.