Thursday, February 26, 2015


I feel like it has been a million years since I have dished out some randomness around here!  My brain should be bursting by now so here you go!

BIG letters...I have been on a quest to find big letters since we moved into our house almost 3 years ago...yes 3 years I have been looking for letters to put on a HUGE wall in our kitchen.  This search intensified when I started watching Fixer Upper...that Jo Jo uses big letters all the time!  It is like she was just rubbing it in my face that I couldn't find what I was looking for without dropping half my salary in shipping!!  Well last week my sister and I took a trip to Hobby Lobby....that's another post entirely about my love for that store!  It was my first time there and I was just in love!  Next trip is going to require a few more more time, more money, and more babysitting!!!  We turned down one isle and it was as if the heavens opened....a whole isle of big letters!!!  I am happy to say I found my letters and my kitchen wall is no longer barren...until we move!  I also scored a big C to put in another room!!

Sister speak...I used to think my mother and aunt was crazy the way they were able to talk with each other.  They could keep about 20 story lines running at once and never confused them!  It was impossible to be part of the conversation because you just couldn't follow along!  My sister and I have developed something very similar as we have aged...even a look will set us off!  Lately we have been sending text messages that have honestly been funny...enjoy!

Training plans...even though my first race this season (I think) isn't until June, I've decided I need to get my head wrapped around a training plan!  This time around I'm going away from my usual plan and using the Own It plan from Train Like a Mother.
If I'm ever going to OWN ZOOMA, this plan is going to do it for me!  It shakes up my usual runs and routine but I think that is just what I need to really make progress!  Now if I can just wrap my head around it all I'll be golden!  Have you ever used this plan before?  How did you like it?  I have been in a running funk lately.  I don't know if it is the snow that WILL NOT STOP (seriously it's snowing right now!) or the cold or just a period in time but I haven't put in significant miles (for me) in about 2 weeks!  It of course is stressing me out because that is what I have always done to get rid of stress!!  Yesterday I told myself to get on the treadmill for at least 20 minutes...I did...and kept going!  I felt if only I can do that again!  I think part of it is fear...what if I'm no longer any good!  I expressed this to a coworker today and she told me just what I needed to hear....You're a runner Nancy!  Of course you can do it!  Now go run!"  How do you get through a funk?


  1. I love the big letters! I have ALWAYS wished I had a sister. I used the Own It plan for my full marathon last year and while I loved the variety of the plan, I wasn't successful with my goals. I think there could have been other contributing factors, weight, tried some Altra shoes leading to IT band issues. But mentally I lost it early on in that race. For my full this year (in TWO freaking days) I went with a very simple Hal Higdon plan. We'll see how it all plays out. How's the 21 day fix coming?? I just ordered mine (you inspired me). I'm thinking after this marathon I'm going to throw myself into the 21 day fix while letter my body recover from the 26.2.

  2. Love the big fun! And funk? Oh yeah, you know it. The snow, the cold....just everything. Blech. Hoping the fact that tomorrow finally gets us out of Funky February might be a good start....