Archive | October, 2009

Everybody cut Footloose

12 Oct

These words kept me going on Saturday.  I ran 10 miles all by myself! It took me almost 2 hours. 

Don’t worry, I have surely made up the calories I lost since then.  Eating on the county (Donor company paid for our food) meant we ate pretty good. =)

Amazing Man – needs prayer

8 Oct

Andrew's 30th and Baptism 047One of the many things I love about my husband is his love for other people.  His love for people does not stop at ‘talking about loving people.  He actually serves, sacrifices, and gives to others. 

This next step simply confirms how amazing he is.

A few months ago Andrew got a phone call that he was a bone marrow match for a woman who has leukemia (very rare if there is no relation).  He has already gone through many tests to confirm his match and the day is approaching.  Today Andrew starts taking his shots to “beef up” his stem cells and protein in his body.  This can be painful and draining.  He has to take the shots for 4 days prior to donating.

This Monday is the day.  We are going to be at a hospital where he will be hooked up to a machine for about 8 hours.  They will take his blood and basically syphon out the stuff they need, then put the remaining blood back in (kind of like dialysis). 

Please pray for him as his body prepares to donate.  Pray that all goes well.  Pray that he stays healthy before Monday (if he gets sick he can’t do it).  Pray that the procedure works for this woman.  Pray for quick recovery.  (I know my husband and he hates to be out of commission).

Will keep you updated.  Thanks so much!

“I love you more than blogging”

7 Oct

This is what I said to my husband last night when he came home and commented that many times when he wants to talk to me I have my computer in my lap.

So I put it down. 

I still had to post, just when he wasn’t around. =)

Something I never thought I’d see

4 Oct

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My husband taking country line dancing lessons. 

It was not his favorite but he was a great sport cause he knew I would like it


Friday night our friends Abe and Roe Hernandez invited us to go with them to Stampede, a line dancing club in Temecula.

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I almost rode the mechanical bull but decided against it.  Maybe next time.

I did think it was funny that I had to watch the 60 year old women to see what to do.

The blister on my foot from my boots was totally worth it.  Tons-o- fun.


3 Oct

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I ran 7 miles today.  It feels like nothing compared to Robin’s 12 but it is more than triple what I have been doing at the gym.

Pretty wiped but feeling proud of myself.

(By the way, Andrew was laughing at me calling me a nerd because I was taking a picture of myself ‘trying to look tired.’  I am a nerd)

I guess I better…

3 Oct

Blogging…start running my long miles.

I finally got a new pair of running shoes so I don’t have any excuses.  They are a little blue for me but so comfortable. 

Robin asked me if I would run a half marathon with her in November.  The last long run I did was 7 miles at the begininng of August.  So I just need to double that in a month. 


Running Music

2 Oct

When I go to the gym, I take my ipod.  There are certain songs that will make me forget that I am running purposlessly in place and staring at the sweaty guy who should not have turned the treadmil to a speed of faster than 6.0.

A few songs that get me pumped while I am running:


Bad – Michael Jackson

Since You Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson

Yeah – Usher

Break Free – Hillsong

Hosana – United (slow but has a good beat)

Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake

Have You Encountered -Jon Shabaglian (a good friend from Fresno)

What do you like to listen to when you work out?  Can you suggest anything to add to my list?