Monday, August 31, 2009

Coffee...I am not sure I can make it without you.

Cafe Bustelo specifically. Especially today. I am dragging, but my legs are impressively buoyant. My Bustelo is brewing and I am ready to wrap both my hands around a giant mug and feel its dark, strong, hot goodness flow through my body. Not to mention the giant bolt of energy that I receive post consumption.

It is the little things.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

1 of 12.

Complete. And I shaved nearly thirty minutes off my SF time. I will post more tomorrow. I am tired for now.

Friday, August 28, 2009

I love my husband.

Last night I came home to this. This is how it looked on my wrist this morning.
Then, I was treated to a new fuel belt, a new pair of shorts and some shot blocks from Fleet Feet.

Thank you handsome husband, I LOVE YOU!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Want to take a picture with me?

I must take a lot of think?
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I love J Crew so much.

It makes my heart swell.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A mom. A marathon. A month. Twelve in twelve.

I am just a mom.

I just ran my first marathon last month.

Then I had a crazy run twelve marathons in twelve months.

I am not an elite athlete. Nor am I even built like a runner. But there is something about it. Something about pounding the pavement that makes me feel like a better wife, mother and worker bee. Something about running that gives me a sense of independence and identity.

This is my journey. Training (which I am hoping will be more like maintaining given the frequency of each marathon). Wifing.....not sure that that is a word. Mothering. Working. Marathon running. And writing about it all.

It will be a challenge, but one thing I do know about myself is that challenges bring out my best.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A, B, C's of life.

A: Accept differences.

B: Be kind.

C: Count your blessings.

D: Dream

E: Express thanks.

F: Forgive.

G: Give freely.

H: Harm no one.

I: Imagine more.

J: Jettison anger.

K: Keep confidences.

L: Love truly.

M: Master something.

N: Nurture hope.

O: Open your mind.

P: Pack lightly.

Q: Quell rumors.

R: Reciprocate.

S: Seek wisdom.

T: Touch hearts.
U: Understand
V: Value truth.
W: Win graciously.
X: Xeriscape.
Y: Yearn for peace.
Z: Zealously support a worthy cause.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Brunch with the Ruelas and Wendy.

Sunday morning after the show, Ralph and I drove from the hotel and met our dear friends the Ruelas, Wendy and my parents for brunch in the Woodlands. What a treat to have good food, good conversation and good friends surrounding us. Popa, Mimi, RT, G and I
Fidel and Ralph
Diego, Fidel, Leti and Daniel
Wendy and I

GG, RT, Me and Wendy
We had a blast and are so happy we could see everyone!

George in Houston.

George holds a special place in my heart. I grew up going to George with Amy and now my handsome hubs and I go to see him whenever the opportunity presents itself. Well, this past weekend I had the pleasure of seeing George in Houston with my best friend and my darling husband. WHAT A TREAT~ The big G.
Amy, Mrs. Thibodeaux and I
Mr and Mrs. Talamantez
Ralph, Jason, Amy and I
Inside Reliant.

Two cute girls.

It was absolutely delightful to spend a few days with Samantha and Amy. Amy and I have been best friends since junior high, and it is so great to see our girls spend time together. They could not be more opposite ends of the spectrum from a looks stand point, but they are two peas in a personality pod. They spent loads of time playing, squeeling and being girly. Much like Amy and I did in our younger days! With the shades at the pool.
Checking each other out.

coloring after the pool.
Mimi, GiGi, Me, Amy and Samantha after dinner.

Amy reading to the girls.

I love you Amy!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Running in Houston.

I just came back from an hour and twenty minute run around my parents neighborhood.  I feel as if I just ran the equivalent of four hours in California.  But, my skin feels like I just came back from a spa visit.  

Monday, August 3, 2009


Ok, dear readers...we will be in Houston this weekend...yes, THIS WEEKEND.....can any of you meet at La Madeline in The Woodlands for breakfast on Sunday, August 9 around 10am? I would love to see everyone, but there is only so much time. Since our Houston trips are so infrequent, I think this may be the best way....let me know if anyone is in.....Houston Peeps!