Sunday, December 27, 2009

Five Minutes in the Mind of a Runner

My mind works all day long...I bet I have at least 8 separate thoughts every minute. When I am running, I get to hear them all.

And here we go... Guitar strumming patterns, down up up down up up down up up up, camp fires, stars, the snow, sitting in my parents hot tub a few days ago in the snow, talking to my dad last night on my husbands cell phone, realizing I didn't know my husband's cell phone number, my husband changed the oil this morning, and bought me a frame for my new picture, my wedding, taking wedding pictures, the misunderstanding I had with my parents during wedding pictures, registering for the a marathon, races getting canceled due to whether, the last race I ran with my friends April and Stef, who wants to run a whole marathon?, would my sister ever run a race with me?, I don't think she wants to start running..., what's that smell, Windex, who sprayed so much Windex?, breathing in cleaning chemicals can't be good for a runner, open airways, old man with glasses is watching me, why is he here?, maybe he has a family member working out, I spot an old lady with a trainer, I decide she's the wife of old man with glasses, opps, 'scuse me, track etiquette, gym etiquette, manners, folding cloth napkins like an accordion, watching YouTube videos on napkin folding, why would someone wear a stocking hat on the track, wrestlers cutting weight, watching Michael Roggeman spit in a garbage can during 8th grade English the night of a big wrestling meet...

Random, yes. But my mind is the most comfortable place I can possibly be.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Book Review...

I'm reading this...
On a day like today, this book reminded me that you can't center your life on the wrong thing. For some people, their center rests on their friends. For others it's their marriage, their career, their church, or even their enemies. For me, the center of my life needs to be finely determined values: love, support, hard work, patience, justice, and purpose. I can't focus my being on other people, with all their crazy moods, emotions, or ideas. I need to live my life based on what's important as oppsoed to what is currently happening. Especially when everything that's happening is crazy.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

ABC's of Tomorrow- My Birthday!

A- A year ago today, I remember exactly what I was doing at this very moment- driving home from Mankato after spending a day with my dear friends Kristin and Tamara.
B- By the time I finish this blog and go to bed, I'll be 26 years old.
C- Can't really tell you how I feel about this upcoming birthday... it will be my first birthday as a wife. It will also be Monday... and Mondays are usually pretty busy in my world.
D- Don't you know- I still have some things to look forward to tomorrow:) My husband got me something... I have no idea what. We went to Tiffany's a month ago to get my birthday/Christmas present. But- he decieded to save that just for Christmas now:) Not sure what he has up his sleeve- he is great at keeping surprises!
E- Everybody I work with is going out for lunch too- Imo's Pizza. It's a small chain out of St. Louis. Love the fried Green Beans!
F- For the evening's agenda, I am hoping to get to the gym before my staff meeting. Joe mentioned going out to Applebee's as well.
G- Gee, after all that good food- let's hope I make it to the gym:)
H- Holy Moses- I don't think I'm going to make it through the whole alphabet! Thanks for hanging in there to the letter G:)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Wedding Pictures are Here!

We just got our DVD of professional wedding pics from in the mail. Oddly enough... she gave us the copyrights to the photos... something I don't really remember being part of our deal! But- I'm not complaining:)

If you want to make one of these fun collages click here: It's easy and fun!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Katie's Fondue Cheerios

Thinking about cooking pushes me into the arena of borderline comatose. Food prep strikes me as a frivolous use of time. So, I am usually ravenous by the time I decide it's necessary to have a meal. At that point, I tell myself that I am getting married in a few months and I need to eat something decent to stay nice and healthy. I just discovered the most scrumtous grub for a lazy cook like me... here is what you do.

Take out the chocolate chips and put ten in a cereal bowl. No- not eleven, ten. This ingredient carries the bulk of the empty calories. Now- take the Parkay spray and mist the chocolate 3-5 times. Pop the bowl in the microwave for 45 seconds. Remove bowl from microwave and fill with Multi-Grain Cheerios. Stir stir stir until cereal is coated. Now munch munch much and wash it down with a glass of skim milk. Nutritious perfection. I promise.

First blog: Things to do before I'm 40

Lately I have had fun reading a few different blogs. It's fun to get an inside glimpse of someone else's thoughts. Here is my chance to share a few of my own ponderings with others. So, for my first blog, here are a few things I have been thinking about doing, before I turn 30.

1.Get married
2.Get my doctorate
3.Run a marathon
4.Have a baby/ procure a baby from someone that isn't ready to have their own:)
5.Get certified to teach yoga
6.Go to another country
7.Get involved in the Big Brothers, Big Sister's program
8.Spend more time cooking for friends and family

Sometimes I am completely overwhelmed with all the different ways I could spend my time. As an achiever, I like to set goals and spend time trying new activities. We'll see how I fair with these!