Sunday, March 23, 2014

Where have I been!?

Blogging is a lot like peeing in the shower working out. When you get into a habit of it, workouts flow and words come to you like a Pulitzer prize winning author. But when you're not in the habit of it, you waste water by peeing in the toilet every action feels forced and more difficult than it should. 

Unfortunately for me, both have seemed like a bit of a struggle.  Not because of any GOOD reason, just a bunch of little "life" reasons. I had family in town for the last week, I bought a house, and I'm in week 4 of a new job. 

BUT, I ran the last two days (my only two of the week, for a total of 20 miles...oops) and things are starting to fall back into place. Which, is a good thing since I have a marathon in 5 weeks. Crap.

So, since my blog has always focused on a lot of pictures, here is what I've been up to the last two weeks.  You can always catch these on my instagram feed here!!

Phoenix gets 7" of rain a year. Who bought tickets to a baseball game when we got 1"?  Yep, me. (it was canceled)

I had NO idea that giving things up for lent was mostly a catholic thing, but I guess it is. Either way, I gave up most drinking for lent (because we both know that I couldn't go completely dry) which has resulted in a lot more ginger ale and diet coke with 8 cherries in it.... because obviously I'm 12 years old.

A lot of crazy happens at 5:30am at work.  A LOT of crazy.

Of course, my son has kept me VERY busy. He is in that "run around 90mph" stage.....which has basically been going on since he was born. Like the idiot ... masochist ... great father I am, we went to the Disney store to find some new clothes. Terror...sheer...terror....

I"ll post pictures of the house I bought soon enough, but I've been spending time going through model homes getting decorating ideas. This is probably going to happen...somewhere.

Seriously, 90 miles per hour.....

The good thing though is that I am putting my son's energy to good use. If only there was a way for him to make dinner without worrying about setting the house on fire... (Also, obviously this activity is a no pants activtity.....chip off the old block)

A few weeks ago I got my FIRST ever speeding ticket.  Oh, I've had tickets, but never for speeding. This one was a camera that got me going through an intersection. (I may or may not have floored it to beat the red light ensure that I was safely out of the way of oncoming traffic.) In Arizona you can take an online course and avoid the points that go on your record. I swear to you, I laughed for 5 minutes at the terror in the last lady's eyes.

Work has been going okay. I'm finally finding a good groove which should afford more time for everything. (This is a local solar company building w/ hundreds of adjustable solar panels on the side)

Finally, running. After more than a few scheduling issues on my part, I was finally able to meet up with Matt V for a few fast stroller miles. (Side note, Matt just ran a 2:55 marathon. So, yeah.) I SWEAR that I'm not as short as this photo makes me out to be. Nor is Matt 6'6.  At least I don't think either of those are true?


Sue's Ramblings said...

Hmmm...maybe I should contact the committee about the previous years' Pulitzer! And I'm taking a break this year...just so someone else can win. LOL! said...

I hope you get your blogging prize soon. Is the NJ full really coming up that quickly?

I forgot we missed Spring completely so no need to think about that.

I cannot stop laughing at that dirvers improvement lady either. There is something similar in VA and they had some photos that I was just loling the entire time. I guess it makes the time go by faster.

Jamoosh said...

So, you've been to the Disney store and a few model homes, yet managed an entire blog post. The Pulitzer is probably already in the mail.

Richard Mendez said...

Glad to see you back. Vacuuming in underwear, I do that ever weekend lol.

Amanda RunToTheFinish said...

glad things are going....hmm glad that...well your kid is super cute. :) seriously sounds like you are getting settled slowly in this new role and hopefully that means more random blogs for us and more runs for you

One Crazy Penguin said...

OoO I love that bike wheel decorating idea! Love it.

Happy for the update :)

Chad Aaron Sayban said...

I have five sons that have gone through that stage. I promise, it is survivable...barely.

Angela said...

OMG. The lady in the online traffic school thing. I hope someone had a lot of fun with that (in addition to you). At least it's semi-entertaining!

HalfCrazed Runner said...

That's a lot of cherries! Happy lent!