Sunday, November 20, 2011

The faster you run, the faster you're done...

I am running a marathon! 
Okay, okay, actually it's a half marathon...

Since "half-marathon" has the word "marathon" in it, I like to just call it marathon for short, but I see how that could confuse some people, ha. In all reality, I am not sure that I ever aspire to run a full marathon. The thought of a mere 13.1 miles makes me a bit nervous, the entire trek of 26.2 miles is simply unbearable to comprehend for me. 

Those who know me may remember I had high hopes of running a half marathon about this time last year. I got hyped up and joined a gym and even began a training program, but after a few short weeks I lost interest and regrettably gave up. But, I am thankful to say that this time I am running with my sweet friend who is one of the greatest encouragers I know! With her motivation, my competitive spirit, and some money already invested in this endeavor it would be hard to turn back now. Not to mention, I am not announcing it to the world (i.e. the 2 people that follow me), via the internet. 

So heres to the many hours or practice, endless amounts of sweat, and miles of distance to a goal worth completing. Wish me luck and perseverance, I am super excited. 

I just bought these little beauties to start my training!
Happy running. -M

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Step 1: office renovation!

The desks are finally finished and in the office! (note the squirrel on my desk, he's my fav)
Do not be overwhelmed by the amount of wood in this room. Well, actually be overwhelmed. I know I am. Its scary how much wood there from a horror movie kind of scary. But do not worry, I've been reading some great tutorials on painting wood paneling. So, that is coming soon! I am leaning towards a creamy neutral color for the walls with accents of navy blues, reds, and maybe a bit of yellow. This will go perfect with all the firefighter trinkets and paraphernalia we have! 

I am hoping for a color scheme similar to these.  

Next project, office chairs. Love this one...