Monday, July 31, 2006

Sexy Back

JT is bringing it back.

His video is HOT and the beat is jammin'.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

It's All Really in Your Head

Perseverance is a virtue. It's a pain in the ass...but a virtue nonetheless. Fortunately, it is a virtue that I have.

I signed up for a 10 mile race today instead of the 5K because my best friend talked me into it. It started at 8 a.m. and it was about 84 degrees with 95% humidity when it started. It was horrible. At the 5K turnaround, I was thisclose to turning around and calling it a day at three miles. But I persevered and kept going. My next mental obstacle was at the three mile marker. I told myself if I turned around after three, I'd have done six miles and that would be something too. But I persevered and finished the 10 miles. The sweat was just sitting on my body. It was horrible.

I so prefer running in the cold.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Today's Inspirational Thought

Sorting the problems in your life will be very productive (and easy) right now.

Sunday, July 23, 2006


What to do on a Sunday?

I spent the morning volunteering at a triathlon. It was a different experience for me. It's amazing at the spirit and dedication these athletes exhibit. It was kinda nice just being able to watch the event rather than mentally prepare for it. Not that I would do a triathlon. A duathlon maybe. But we'll see about that.

We worked the bike course. I felt really good supporting and cheering the athletes on. You could see some of them really appreciated the support. 15 or 25 miles on bike...after a swim or a HARD work. Each of those athletes is to be commended for it.

Saturday, July 22, 2006


12 minutes faster than last year!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Running in the Rain


Certainly not for 13.1 miles....

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

45 Foot Putt

Yes, I made that putt!

It was a thing of beauty. I only wish it was videotaped for posterity. :)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Wanted: Job in Higher Ed or Human Resources

Know of any universities looking for an energetic people person who could persuade students to attend your university? Yeah...didn't think so.

What about a company looking to impact their HR department by hiring someone keen on employee issues while recognizing that a company's mission is its heart and soul? Two for two? Darn.

Well, I'm looking for a job in either of the two areas in the greater Tampa, FL region. The plan is to be living in Tampa by November. Job Wanted.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Today's Inspirational Thought

There's nothing wrong with patting yourself on the back. You did well, so be proud!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

6 miles

Six miles in preparation for next Saturday's 1/2 marathon.

Up early to run early to avoid the scorching heat that came later in the day. Too bad it was just wet outside. It wasn't raining...the humidity was so thick that it just laid like a second skin. YUCK.

What am I going to do when I move to Tampa?!?

Two three and a halfers this week before Saturday.

Got all my gear - hydration belt and several varieties of GU. Tried the chocolate this morning....not too bad.

The goal is 2:45. Did it in 3:09 last year. Totally doable. If I run the whole thing...can probably beat 2:45. But I'm not setting myself up for that.

So, You Think You Can Dance?

How did I not know to watch this show?? It's going to be my newest obsession! Thank you DVR! ;)

I have a hard time picking my favorite...

Benji is by far my favorite male dancer. I love his energy and he's just so talented! He and Donyelle are fantastic together. I'm sad that they won't be dancing together anymore...

My favorite female is a toss up between Donyelle and Natalie. I love that Donyelle is so comfortable with herself and is up for anything. Natalie's flair is so's infectious.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Random Question

Your pajamas have duckies on them. Why did you switch from choo-choos?

Because life is constantly moving and you can only have so many quacks in your life.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

July 12 of 12

Another 12 of 12 has come to pass! I'm a little slow on the uptake getting them posted, but here they are nonetheless! Enjoy! All pictures taken in the greater Columbus, Ohio area.

8.14 a.m. Out the garage on to the open road!

9.05 a.m. The view from Dennis' desk as I went looking for a file.

10.14 a.m. Hanging up phone after talking with Wayne, one of my staff reps.

11.23 a.m. Finishing off my left over chicken mozzarella tomato sandwhich a little early. I was starving!

1.18 p.m. My vantage point sitting at my desk.

5.14 p.m. Attempting to photograph my setting the alarm.

5.15 p.m. Success!

6.21 p.m. Pad Thai. A little spicier than I would have liked. But more on that in the “anecdote” photo.

9.45 p.m. Looking at the laundry room on the way up to bed after not having done the laundry that needed to get done.

9.55 p.m. Setting the alarm for tomorrow.

10.16 p.m. Brushing the pearly whites!

10.45 p.m. The gym bag is all packed for an early morning jaunt.

And the Bonus picture of the day revolved around the word “anecdote”.
5.50 p.m. Arriving at Pad Thai, in search to find Thai food that is just as good as the Siam Noodle in Chicago, IL. CanCan 2006 was this past weekend and our lovely Chicago hostess with the mostess, Heather, took us to the infamous Noodle for the best Thai I’ve ever had. Alas, I’m on a search to find equally good Thai in Columbus. This came close…but not really.

Monday, July 10, 2006

10 miles

Yes, I did it!

With the support of Can, Sunday morning we did 10 miles along Lake Michigan. It was tough. I ran about 90% of it. A couple of walking breaks after the turn and a walk back to the hotel after we got off the trail, but it was done in a little over two hours.

Now crazy thoughts like I could maybe actually run the entire 1/2 marathon on July 22 are entering my mind!

And Can has me thisclose to signing up for a 1/2 marathon in Vegas in December.

Somebody wake me when it's over.

CanCon 2006

It's pretty much officially over. :( Kimmie is staying one more night with Jules and then she's back to L-ville.

It was an awesome weekend! The Can girls are so superswank, it really can't be put into words.

Saturday afternoon, we accumulated at the downtown Marriott and then we walked around downtown Chicago in our CanCon shirts on Saturday and got many puzzled was hysterical.

Saturday night, we had the full Chicago experience - a ride on the El and Giardiano's stuffed pizza. YUM!

Sunday, we topped our Chicago experience with a visit to Wrigley Field and dinner at Navy Pier.

It was a great time!

Friday, July 07, 2006

Magic Gopher

Darn thing had me stumped all morning! Had to seek an outside opinion to figure it out. Can you??

Magic Gopher

12 of 12 Preview

Next Wednesday is the 12th of July, which can only mean one thing - Chad Darnell's 12 of 12!

This month the bonus pic revolves around a random word.

My random word is "anecdote".

How in the world am I going to take a picture that revolves around the word anecdote? If a passer-by has any ideas, I'd greatly appreciate it!

Today's Inspirational Thought

There's some loose energy right now; you'll finally get enough room to move around.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

CanCon 2006

There is a website discussion board that primarily revolves around the now defunct show, Alias, SD-1. A couple of years ago, a group of us were debating back and forth in the respective political party threads when a neutral zone was created - Safe Chats with CanCan. And within that zone, I have come to know some of the most amazing women from all over the world now.

And some of us are meeting in Chicago this weekend! I'm so excited. We often joke how we're our own "imaginary" friends, but it couldn't be farther from the truth. Several of us have met each other separately, but this is the first time five of us will be together at the same time! If only more could join us...

So if you happen to be in Chicago this weekend and see a group of women walking around with CanCon shirts and/or buttons on....get out of the way! We're on a mission to have some fun! ;)

Today's Inspirational Thought

Patience is a virtue that you will need to become best friends with -- for a while.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Today's Inspirational Thought

There's always another side to the story. Don't accept this at face value.