Monday, May 30, 2011

Day 1 Week 4

Oh. Holy. Cow!

The past 3 weeks have been pretty *easy*
compared to this week.

The past 3, you or I (whomever)
would walk and jog the same amount of time
give or take 30 seconds.

This week tho -
Walk 5
Jog 5
Walk 1.5
Jog 3
Walk 2.5
Jog 3
Walk 1.5
Jog 5
Followed by a 5 minute cool down (walk).

Barely time to catch your breath after every jog.
But, I DID IT!
I even made the last 5 minute jog...I made that 10 minutes!
Shut yo mouth!

2.1 miles


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Day3 Week3 - DONE!

I keep saying that because I keep surprising myself!
Who'd a thunk, that I would be jogging?!?

Yesterday, I added 6 minutes to my jog/walk (couch to 5k).
Walk 5 minutes.
Jog 3
Walk 3
Jog 1.5
Walk 1.5
Jog 3
Walk 3
Jog....WAIT FOR IT...
Jog 8 minutes! Say wut?!?
I know, right!?!
Then walked 8 minutes.
Total 2 miles in 36 minutes.

Today - Ow.

Friday, May 27, 2011


Memorial Day Special!
$55 ANY painting on 'canvas'
+ SHIPPING (if it applies)

'LIKE' the page, I don't bite :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Memorial Day Special

Any painting on canvas
(canvas, MDF, Ply)
$55 + SUPPLIES +Shipping (if t applies).

'LIKE' the page (I don't bite, *much*).

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Day 1 Week 3

After the first week, I asked my girlfriend-
'How am I s'pose to run a 5k, if I am winded after jogging 1.5min?'
Know what she told me?
She said 'when starting out, jog slow - even if that is just above your walking speed'.
So, I've been doing that and ya know what...
it helps!
Week 2 and my last jog (of day2 and day3)
- I could jog for 6mins. straight.
This week:
switch between walking 3min,
jog 3 min,
walk 1.5min,
jog 1.5min -
(finishing my last jog at 5.5min - just the way it happened)
do this for 20 min.
START and FINISH w/ a 5min walk = 30min in all.
Tomorrow will be Day2 Wk3.

My girlfriend said she was happy for me and asked what 5k we would be doing.
I told her a 'flat one, no hills!'

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Character - A Memory

May is Spring -
a Rebirth -
Everything is New and Fresh.

The weather is Beautiful.
Kids are outside playing.
Birds are singing.

Grills are fired up.
Dew is sliding down the side of a glass.
Friends are laughing.

For me May was -
My Birthday-
Mothers Day-
Ma's Birthday.

Now, May is just a memory.

I spend Mother's Day mourning.
The remainder of May trying to forget.

She passed October 2009.

She came to me: February 2, 2010

Again: July 14, 2010

July 2010: Doppelganger


Finally: August 31, 2010

In the above - I knew she was with me.
But now, when I dream - she is nothing but a secondary character...A Memory.

(feel free to go search out those post, I tried to link, but it didn't work)

*May is also Dad's Birthday*

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Challenge...

Hoss and I did a 'Mom n Me' 5k on Sunday (Hoss did great! It was his first, I totally expected him to bitch and complain the entire time, but to my surprise, he didn't). :)

Also, to my surprise - he would periodically start running. I am NOT a runner...I don't like it and you can't make me! But, I had to keep up with him. A girlfriend saw me running and of course, a look of TOTAL SHOCK came over her face.

Sunday night, she sent me a link and a challenge - Couch to 5k in 9 weeks. I was a little hesitant to do it (like I said 'I don't like it and you can't make me!). It was a challenge and I like me a good challenge.

I went to the gym last night to attempt this (I sometimes do weights and walk the treadmill, but I mostly do aquacize {not s'pose to get in the pool for a week after getting tattoos, so - I am doing the treadmill/weights}).

Day1 / Week 1 - a brisk 5 minute walk followed by 1min run - 2 min walk - 1 min run - 2 min this for 20 min, followed w/ a cool down of a 5 min walk. You know what? I DID IT (and I don't hate my gfriend like I thought I would).

*cross fingers* I keep it up.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Second 5k of the Year

I didn't take any pictures because it was raining.
I walked my 2nd 5k today at 58 minutes -
slower than last wk, but I was with my girlfriend
and we talked.

I didn't pay for the walk, so rather than staying for prizes...
I walked back to START.
All in all it took me 2hours (on the dot) to walk a 10k.

Have A Mom & Me 5k walk tomorrow,
Hoss 'says' he wants to walk with me,
but I have a feeling he will whine 95% of the time.

Friday, May 6, 2011

My Father-In-Laws Birthday Gift to Me, but Don't Tell'em

There wasn't anything else that I wanted.
A pink/orange poppy, my favorite flower.
I found an image online and semi-traced it and then did my own thing to it.

A lil ladybug, it's so cute - I Love It!
It's itty bitty.
On my right shoulder.
This is mine, I drew it.

Touching up tat #2 from last year, a couple spots didn't take.

Out of the 4 that I have:
left ankle,
right inner wrist,
back of the neck,
right shoulder...

The wrist = licked on by kittens.
the neck = OUCH!
the ankle = could possibly cry.
the shoulder = not bad.

Looking for a tattoo and you live in the Tater state,
check out True Tattoo off Center and 2nd.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Latest Art Piece

A couple weeks ago over at:

I asked a question:
What would you like hanging on your wall?

I had a few replies -
J - 'I always wanted a sunflower'.
T - 'A great big Marigolds logo on the artist of the month wall'
E - 'semi-impressionist style of people'
B - 'flower'

I picked 1 (as a surprise) and today I posted the
Almost Finished Piece
on my facebook page
(you can 'LIKE' me over there, I don't bite...much).

It still has a few details
that need to be added/erased.

Gosh, I hope Marigolds has a big enough frame (2'x3.7').

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Gift

See what a girlfriend left at my door today (444).
It is so very pretty.
I love it
I love my friends for feeding my addiction.

10 Hours Later

...this is old news.
But I am proud, YES PROUD to say that Osama bin Laden
(Binny, as I affectionately have called him for near 10 years now)
is DEAD.
Yes, D-E-A-D!
It came out via social media/tv that the President (Obama)
was doing a rare (b/c it was so late)
National Security Speech LATE Sunday night.

For a good hour or more the news stations were telling us
that the President would announce that Binny was dead.

I think it's funny that the news folks were telling us to expect the President to announce something that they have been talking about for over an hour.
So, when Obama did come on, he just confirmed it. :)

Lots are happy (including myself),
but you have those that say
'he (Obama) didn't do anything...he was on a phone, etc...'

To that I say
Pish Posh,
'He was able to do something that others could not'.

My question to you is:
Where were you when you heard?

I was watching FoodNetwork and thought nothing of the speech Obama was said to hold (I mean, I never watch those anyway).
Hubs was on Facebook and after a post from a friend he said
'turn it on, turn it on...Binny s dead'.

My hat is off to you, President Obama and to all our service people - may ya'll come home soon and be safe.

I was excited to tell Hoss the good news (we got the bad guy).
My thoughts are w/ the families of 9-11, I hope they have a sense of ease.
I hope our troops come home soon.
I know the war is not over and will not be over
as long as the extremist are still out there.

I find it very cool that the baseball game was PA vs NY in the 9th, tied at 1/1 (9-11).
NY was hit hardest, but a plane went down in PA too as well as The Pentagon.

***I'm gunna keep posting to this as thoughts/feelings come to me***

I am stuck on the news much as I was near 10 years ago, but this time it's Happy News.

10 years ago, hubs called to tell me about the planes (at the time, only 1 plane had hit).
Last night hubs told me to turn on the news.

Funny "BREAKING NEWS" interrupts Hoda (sp) and Kathy Lee.

Still in death, we treated him with more respect than he has ever treated us.
Per the Muslim religion...
a burial happens within 24hrs of death.
With this, our service people-
gave him a water burial at sea.
(at sea, because no 1 country would want to have him on their land)

May 3, 2011 (1 day later)
It's funny-
Yesterday, MOST (98%) of Facebookers were joyous of his death.
a good part of that percent are backtracking-
making comments like:
'I never wish for someone to die'
'It's sad a soul was lost'

I, for one, am exuberant that this EVIL Man is Dead.
May he burn in Hell.
I am not sad.
I am not sad for his family (they knew the evil he was and yet did nothing to stop him).
*Yes, some of his family disowned him, but not all*
I am not dancing on the street.
I am not singing about it.