Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Crazy days

Life has been a whirlwind lately. Work, training for the half, spending time with friends, and being a wife. I feel like I have slacked on being a wife. It is so much easier to finish a run day, make dinner and crash on the couch for the evening instead of cleaning up the upstairs or downstairs. I am looking forward to this weekend and not thinking about work. I have decided not to take work home with me, literally and figuratively. When I am home I really want to be home. I miss being a housewife. I miss my husband feeling like when I am home he is all that matters. I miss feeling like I care.
That is enough of that! On to better things, no more harping. I am in a girl's bible study right now that I love!! We are reading Donald Miller's A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. Amazing! I am in love with this book. We just finished section 1 and on Monday I decided that I was going to write a better story with my life. I am not great at it yet, but I am taking daily small steps to become better and stronger. I want my family and friends to remember me I want others to remember me, or at least that I touched other's lives in some sort of way. If you haven't read this book I highly recommend it!
Training for the half is going well! Last weekend friend Tiffany and I ran 10 miles in 2:25:30. Not the best time ever, but I will take it. This weekend we are on to 12 miles and I can't wait. I promise you that a year ago I never would have typed on of the last sentences. I can honestly say I am addicted to running! It is a stress relief, it is fun and healthy. Since January, just by making slight changes in my diet and running, I have lost 11 pounds. Not quite where I hoped to be in weight loss, but I am certainly on my way to hitting my goal!! My second half marathon is on April 30th and I can honestly say I am already planning and working on my training schedule for my 3rd half in Sept! Life is good!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Age: 26

Bed size: King

Chore you dislike: Folding and putting laundry away

Dogs: Nope

Essential start to your day: Kiss from my hubby

Favorite color: red

Gold or silver: Silver (or white gold)

Height: about 5'11''

Instruments you play(ed): flute, tenor sax, bass clarinet, baritone, violin

Job title: Child abuse investigator

Kids: Not quite yet

Live: Tennessee

Mom’s name: Meems

Nicknames: Landis or Ellie

Overnight hospital stays: 1 time when I was 19. I had an allergic reaction to some post op meds.
Pet peeve: When I have to tell people how to raise their kids.

Quote from a favorite movie: "I haven't left home without Lycra on these thighs since I was 14.
Well that's because you were raised right."
-Steel Magnolias

Righty or Lefty: Lefty

Siblings: Madison, Brittney and Dylan

Time you wake up: 6:00 AM
Underwear:My business

Vegetables you don’t like: Beets

What makes you run late: talking to people

X-Rays you’ve had: mouth, chest, knee, ankles (more then I can count)
Yummy food you make: Chicken Alfredo

Zoo animal favorite: Manatees