Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Goal Achieved!

Late last year I started working on my fitness level with the goal of doing the Danskin Triathlon this coming August. I have worked with many trainers and always had the goal to be able to run a mile. I could never do it -- not even in Jr. High or High School P.E. class.

In November, I started working out with a new trainer and told him I had the specific goal of being able to run a mile. He told me I was setting my sights too low. I thought he was being a little over-zealous. Now I'm happy to admit to being wrong. Rob not only helped me get to run a mile, but got me to run an entire 5K (3.106 miles) straight.

On Saturday, the DH and I ran the Valentine's Day Dash around Greenlake in Seattle.

In the picture, the DH is the one with the number on his leg and I'm in the green jacket and pink ball cap right behind him.

Finishing the race without walking even one step was one of the best feelings I've ever had. I'm thrilled that I have achieved the first part of my goal, or rather achieved the greater goal that my trainer put in place. Soon I'll be easily swimming a half mile and biking 12 miles without a thought. I will be a triathlete. And that will feel even better than the 5K.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thoughts of Sugarplums

I saw this on Design*Sponge and thought to myself, "self, you could do something even better!" What if I baked yellow cake in my smallest mixing bowl, then put Granny's Cream Pudding in the middle and the Chocolate Ganache frosting I make for Cherry Chocolate Cake on top. Would that be the most mind-blowingly awesome dessert?

Monday, February 01, 2010

Music Monday -- Hotel Lights

I was looking for some music a few weeks ago and listening to the songs recommended in the "if you like this artist" section. I can't remember who the original band was that I was listening to, but it brought me to Hotel Lights. I purchased the album Firecracker People and I've been enjoying it ever since. I think the band would be classified as Indie-Pop. It's not too mainstream, but also not too far left of center.

I've enjoyed all the tracks for the most part, but there are a couple of standouts. Firecracker People and Norina are a couple of my favorites, but I couldn't find them to share from YouTube. Blue Always Finds Me is the only song I could grab from this album. It's not my very favorite song from the album, but I like it a lot. I hope you do too.