Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Running Running Running...

Keep those legs a movin... 

I hate running.  Simple as that.  I would be perfectly fine if I never ran again.  Ever.  I've never liked to do it.  That would be the main reason basketball and I never saw eye to eye.  Maybe if they still had 6 on 6.  I chose the sports with minimal running-- softball and volleyball.  I ran during practice because I had to. 

BUT I run.  And it's not in practice with a coach blowing a whistle at me.  I do it on my own.  Well, with UC and JW.  I don't consider myself a runner (mainly because I don't run far.  or fast.  or even daily).  I wish I liked running.  I would be skinny.  Every other day (let's not get too crazy here...) since the first of the month, I lace up my shoes and hit the road.  I look forward to the end of each run because I know I get the next day off!! 

I spose you are wondering why I run if I hate it so much.  Well let me tell you!!

I don't know what we were talking about at work or why it got brought up, but my boss mentioned running an off road race with her this fall.  Okay.  I'm in!!!  Wait.  What did I just say?!  So I pigged out that Friday and on Saturday of Labor Day weekend, I started running.  I am following the Couch to 10k program.  So far it seems to be working.  I guess.  I have yet to experience the so called, "runners' high" but at least I'm running.  I don't think I'll be able to run the whole race, but at least I'll make it to the starting line! 

I'm trying to talk MS into running it as well; she's the next Forest Gump.  No kidding. 

I guess I'll be running until then.  Hopefully I start liking it.  Maybe even become addicted to it.  I guess I just have to look at it as, I have two working legs, I better use them.  I saw a saying on Pinterest once that said, "I run because I can.  When I get tired, I remember those who can't run, what they would give to have this simple gift I take for granted, and I run harder for them.  I know they would do the same for me."  So maybe I should be a little more positive...

UC developed a limp the other day so he hasn't been going running, but it seems to have healed up.  I'm debating on whether or not to take him again or maybe just take him walking on my off days.  I like to walk.  JW on the other hand, he loves running.  He keeps me going.  All four of his legs added up are still shorther than my one, but boy can he move!  He helps to keep me on my schedule!  Whenever I put tennis shoes on he is at the door ready to go! 

Wish me luck in the coming weeks!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Farmer's Wife

One of my favorite bloggers, The Farmer's Wife, is having a giveaway that I thought you all should know about!  This cute little pumpkin will be given away THIS Monday!  Go get entered!!

Also check out the rest of her blog!  I don't remember how I ran across it, but boy am I glad I did!!  I have tried many of her recipes (yumm) and also the 4-wheeler diaper cake for the baby shower I held this summer.  She's also great at keeping us informed of what's going on at their farm.  Her only downfall??  She's a Huskers fan!  I guess Ma would love her for that!! :o)

Have a great weekend!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Harvest Time

Crazy talk, pure crazy talk.  We've been in the field over a week now picking corn.  (And by we I mean DJ and the boys)  It's so early!!  The drought has caused the crop year to go really fast this year and we're getting into full swing.  They have two or three hundred of their acres out.  They have also done some custom picking, where they go pick other peoples' corn for them.  The beans are getting closer day by day.  I don't see a lot of DJ this time of year, but I try to remain available if they need me to run one of them somewhere, or pick them up, or bring something to them.  I also try to keep food (and booze) in the fridge for easy meals on the go-- any suggestions are welcome!!

Luke Bryan might say it better than I do!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


That would explain my family.  Case in point:

We all went back home for the holiday weekend.  After a bottle (or two) of wine and some plumbing issues, MS declared she was ovulating.  Yep.  This led to ma making an exception to the rule of "No sex at ma and pa's" for the evening.  This led to me writing up a babysitting agreement between ma and MS.  I signed as the witness.

If only I had a copy of that agreement to post...

I have yet to hear if she took.