Thursday, September 2, 2010

Gadget girl

You may already know that I am a gadget geek. On top of that, I am also anally goal-oriented. Hence the endless to-do lists and progress charts on everything I do. But when it comes to cardio exercise, it wasn't just enough to check it off my to-do list.

I needed to know my heart rate, pace, distance, speed, cadence... (yes, because I am such an athlete ::eye roll::).  Treadmills are great for keeping track, but excruciatingly boring. I love to run/walk(/crawl) outside, so I needed something to play with while serving myself as dinner to all the mosquitos in the 25-mile radius.

So yesterday I bought this magical toy. A Garmin Forerunner 305 - a portable GPS with tons of cool features.
I want to go out and run all day, just so I can go home, download my step-by-step peformance and analyze the results. Heck, I can even download my route onto Google Maps and see exactly how many miles it is from point A to point B. My hope is that this will kick my training into gear, because it's only a few weeks until the 5k race I so ambitiously signed up for.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mother's gifts

Mother's love grows by giving.  ~Charles Lamb

My mother crocheted this beautiful soft scarf for me. I have to say it matches my eyes. Thank you, mama! 
 I also received a wonderful gift from my mother-in-law in celebration of my graduation. 
Mothers are wonderful.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


1) I am knitting a rainbow shrug to wear over my multi-colored tank tops. The back is almost done (as seen below).
2) This is my husband. He is a stud. Handsome, intelligent, and overall awesome. And that's our "puppy" behind him. Another really cool alpha-male.
3) And here is a project we've been working on lately: removing the jungle around our house. It's a lot of work and delayed by a nest of vicious bees who stung hubby, me, and even our puppy. We are waiting for the weather to cool to finish cutting these overgrown bushes and planting less invasive plants.
In progress: that entire side of the house was hidden by bushes (like the front side you see on the left)