Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Half Marathon

I ran my first Half-Marathon on Saturday!

Here's us before the race started. It was freezing!
Let's just say my training did not go very well...as in pretty much non-existent. I ran 10 miles the week before though and called it good. The race went better than I thought it would... It helped that most of it was downhill. We were boring and just wore normal running clothes but a lot of people dressed up in funny costumes. Here's a little peek:


Some of my favorites were the fairies next to us with signs that said "I'm fairy slow" and "I'm fairy fast." Then the group next to us were wearing lots of gold stuff with T-shirts that said "I'm just ROMAN around looking for somewhere to run" or something like that. Then during the race there was this girl who kept passing us talking on her cell phone! She kept leaving voicemails for people. There are some crazies!
It was a beautiful day to run!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

October



So these are all the things that happen when you're trying to avoid homework:
1. You may dress up for a space themed dance.
We realized when we got there that the only boys at these dances are FRESHMAN boys. All well. It was a good time.

2. You may play Quidditch on a Saturday afternoon. In a rain storm. With broomsticks, hoops, mud,and bludgers. It was full out war.

3. You may spend the whole Saturday morning shooting paintballs.


It was a beautiful day.

4. You may spend Sunday morning eating cookie dough.

5. Or you may spend Friday night at the "Spinny" park chasing people around.

Unfortunatly, Monday morning came a little too soon this week.

Sunday, October 10, 2010



Fall has brought some new changes to my life, roommates being one of the best ones!
Here's a few things that have made me happy.
Hiking Stewart Falls with Mandy on Labor Day. Even with the four year olds passing us.Ant-twilight parties. With yummy pazuki on Edward plates. And sparkly candles that dripped everywhere. Standing around the stove eating Mandy's stir fry creations. Reading poetry every day for a month. Dance parties in our living room with all the lights out and the door open. New journals.Listening to He is We with Lauren. Making cheese cake at midnight. Headband material everywhere. Really. Everywhere. Harry Potter trivia contests with the boys downstairs. Kneaders' Frech toast. Going on Temple Road trips with my sisters. Reading books at work.Getting ready together with the roommates in front of our big mirror. Sunday morning breakfast chats. Nerd fests with Tara winning a prize. Seeing my piano kids every week. Having assignments to write poetry and go to art museums.Learning to play the organ. Wearing new clothes. and new shoes. It's been a long time. Walking to school. The Old Testament.Mountains that wear all the fall colors that aren't here yet. Meeting new people. Running in the mornings with my new purple running shoes. Pecans. Having a living room this year and two whole couches. Dixie chicks and sunglasses.