Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wanna Play Catch Up?

It's been awhile since I posted, with good reason! I was in FLORIDA, baby! I didn't mention the trip previously because, you know, it's one of those things you aren't supposed to do since then crazies know you are gone and yada yada yada. We had an amazing time, sharing a house with my sister and her family. We visited Disney, SeaWorld, Medieval Times, Grandparents and every restaurant and pit stop bathroom available. Seriously! Kids are like dogs, it seems! They want to mark their territory!

Now that we're back in the cold, it's back to reality. One thing going away taught me though? Umm, we're doing it again. Next year we're talking Cuba!

So, here we are, back to routine and scheduling and the same 'ol. Or is it???

I'm actually totally excited about everything coming up, and that means sharing with all of you, of course!

I've met a great group of ladies in my new town and we've done Starbucks for coffee, Cora's for brunch, and recently, Greek food for dinner. We've laughed like crazy and talked about the things only women can talk about, while still laughing like crazy. We all had so much fun that we've decided to keep it going! I now have a brunch date coming up mid-march, and plans to make some meals at "What's For Supper?" when our calendars can work out a mutual date and time.

On top of all of that? I just signed up to run my first ever 5k race. I'd call it a marathon, but apparently 5k isn't considered a marathon. Well, it is to me!!! I'm doing the Couch to 5K, as I've mentioned, but slacked off with the trip and everything. I'm back to it, restarting at Week 2. My plan is to do the program on my treadmill, and by the time I'm finished the 8 weeks, it should be warm enough to start the outdoor portion of the training. The race is end of May. I signed up with the ladies I've met, and while we signed up to walk it, a bunch of us are hoping to run it. Either way, I'm doing a 5k and that's what has me psyched.

Lastly, I've been chosen to blog/write/contribute to a new online "Women's Lifestyle Magazine," launching March 4th!!! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am about the opportunity! I'll still be writing here as well, but I'll be blogging there and contributing articles. I hope you'll all check it out and offer me your support and encouragement, because truth be told, I'm also a bit nervous! You can "like" it on Facebook and follow on Twitter, but of course I want and need you to join the site, comment and actively participate! You can find it at

If you didn't think all of THAT was exciting, life changing kind of news....keep following. I have a feeling the next few months are going to just continue to BLOW UP! Like Charlie Sheen, I'm WINNING!


  1. Florida sounds like it was awesome, glad you're settling into your new town, excited for you to share your 5k training here, and congratulations on your new gig!

  2. So much awesome news in one post, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

  3. Amazing! Happy for you! Congrats!!!!!

  4. Holy! How did I miss this post made of awesome!
    I'm so excited you're planning your first 5K run! I'm running the Lung Run on April 9th on the waterfront (it was my very first 5K last year) can't wait to see how I can do this year...I'm planning my first 10K for the Bluenose in May (eek!) Which run is your 5K? Want some company for the run? Let me know if you want a running partner anytime!

    Congrats on your blogging gig! That's amazing! Which one of the mom bloggers are you anyway? I will "Like" it on FB for sure.
    - Meegan (redstar5)

  5. Thanks for the feedback-and encouragement!

    It's the Bluenose in May! I'm already starting to talk myself out of it. LOL I'm doing the Couch to 5k on the treadmill-I've never run outside-and everyone says I better take it outside sooner than later! Do I start at Week 1 again? Where I am-at Week 4? Not sure what to do there!

    There's a few of us doing the Bluenose-different distances. I can't remember who is doing what-but you're definitely welcome to join us "Redstar!" We'd love to have you! Sounds good to me! Once I start outside and am not a total disaster-I'd LOVE somse running company! I'm a social exerciser (well, social everything-hate doing anything "alone") so that's incentive for me!

    Lastly-thanks on the writing gig! :) I'm Tracey! :) I'll have to go check out your blog again-I haven't been there in awhile!