April 2013

Huntersville Sprint Triathlon Race Recap

A great way to kick off triathlon season (I think… see my ramblings below). On Sunday, I did the Huntersville Sprint Triathlon.  The race was a 500 meter pool swim, a 12 mile bike, and a 5K run.  It’s one of the first triathlons in the Charlotte area for the 2013, so I was very [...]


Books, Movies, Random

I have read so many great books and watched so many awesome shows lately that I have to share. Here’s what I’ve been lovin. My reading has been a collection of “high, low.”  This is my high-class book.  The Paris Wife tells the story of Ernest Hemingway’s first wife (he had four), and the fictionalized [...]


In & Out: Triathlon Transition Tips?

One of my favorite things about swimming is how the quiet of the water allows me to think.  I tend to zone out to music while running and concentrate hard on my surroundings when cycling, so I really enjoy the peace of the pool. I usually think about work things, but whenever a race is [...]


Hello, Friend.

We’ve missed you! This post may be a bit scattered.  But we’ve been up to so much!  I feel like time is positively flying by.  Do you feel like that, too?  I would like each day to have a few extra hours, please.   Up first:  So excited to tell my local Charlotte readers about [...]


Smart Snackin’

Plus – win a year’s supply of cheese! Now that Henry is mobile (that baby can run FAST!), life has really changed.  But how I eat has changed the most of all.  I simply don’t have time to sit down for a nice, big meal when I’m the only parent on duty. I grab a [...]


A Ramblin’ Rose Hat

One of my favorite things to talk to people about is their jobs – past, present, and potential future positions. You can learn so much about a person when you talk jobs!  My first job was a supermarket cashier.  I was actually hired as a bagger, but got promoted to cashier on my first day [...]


Near, Far, Wherever You Are

While I was away on business, spring disappeared.  It’s summer now in Charlotte! GREEN everywhere! Where was I?  I was in Northwest Arkansas for the last two days.  Well, actually, I spent Thursday night stuck in my layover city – my second flight was delayed until the next morning due to weather.  I was just [...]


How to Keep Your Eye On the Prize

Gratuitous cat picture because – hey – why not.   It’s April 11.  That means we’re 100 days into 2013, and we’ve got 256 more to go until 2014.  Odds are, if you made a New Year’s Resolution, you have already fallen a bit off the bandwagon.  I confess – I have.  My big resolution [...]


Happy Medium

I had my fortune read today. And the lady told me not to stop blogging.  Seriously.   I’ve missed this space and all of you a lot more than I expected to. It’s strange how much a empty white screen and a blinking cursor becomes part of who you are. Stepping away has been a [...]


Dear Reader:

I have written this post a million times in my head, but now that it’s time to put my words to the screen, I’m at a loss of what to say.  I guess I will start at the beginning.   When I started my first blog nearly five years ago – See Bride Run, remember [...]


Eleven Questions

I saw this on Tina’s blog, who saw in on Julie’s blog.  It was so fun to read their responses that I thought I’d do Eleven Questions, too.  However, I was confused because their Eleven Question surveys only had ten questions, so I guess the 11th question is for YOU to answer one of the [...]


Do You Exercise When…

Do you exercise when you’re sore?   Muscle soreness that occurs a day or two after working out is called Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness and is caused by small tears inside the muscles.  While this is normal, if you are really sore, it’s a good idea to take some time off to allow your muscles [...]


Our Amazing Backyard Transformation

I feel like I’m on HGTV.  Open your eyes and see your BRAND NEW BACKYARD!  Hurrah! Oh.  Our backyard.  It has been quite the journey.    You see, when we were house hunting, one of our Top 5 “wants” was a really nice backyard.  Mostly, I wanted the backyard for James.  Sounds crazy to buy [...]


Touch & Find Game

Henry and I have a new game to play! It’s called “Drink all the coffee that you can and watch your mind turn on.” Haha. Just kidding… I read about this concept somewhere on the Interwebs – basically, you take an empty, clean coffee container (a formula can would work, too) and cut a wide [...]

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