Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween

It's been a few years since I dressed up for Halloween.  For several years we had a haunted carport and dressed up and scared all the kiddos lol it was GREAT.... but its been a while since I actually wore a costume, and this year decided I would wear one to work.

Can you figure it out?  It isn't hard, and I really thought more people would get it...... wait for it.
Lol maybe it is cheesy but I was shocked a the number of folks who said they hadn't seen this move! FOLKS!!! You are missing out, its one of my favorites. 
I went to my son's football game, then to walmart and came up this idea, bought patches, nose and scrub top... ironed on my patches all before going to bed.  I through Thomas' converse shoes on for good measure. I didn't have clown shoes.... but believe me when I say I felt like I was wearing some all day these were so big haha.
I enjoyed dressing up and maybe next year I will put a little more thought into it.
Now, tomorrow is race day. I am doing UCP Life without Limits race in Florence Al. I hope for a terrific race and maybe even a PR out of it..... it's my first Halloween race lol so it's got to be good!
Happy Halloween everyone!!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Rock the Kasbah

Thomas and I went on a date night last night and we saw the move Rock the Kasbah.

I saw today that the movie isn't getting great reviews and I am not so sure why, unless people have set there expectations somewhere they shouldn't before viewing the movie?

I went in not seeing a preview, or hearing anything about the flick, I had no idea what to expect.... and the movie was very entertaining.  It brought to life some cultural differences and was ultimately a great movie. Murray did a great job in his role and I am not A HUGE Murray fan, just liked a couple of his films actually, but I can't understand why others are dissing this film so much?

I even heard someone say they wanted their money back at the end? Really?.... It was so enjoyable, the movie never stopped entertaining me and it had some laugh out loud moments.  Is this an award winning movie, no... but I am sure it is much better than some of the cheap, cheesy movies that others are rushing out to see.

If you want my opinion, go see the movie... don't expect anything just go and pass the time by with a beautiful entertaining and enjoying film.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Dalton Red Carpet Half Marathon

This is my first year to do this Half Marathon, but I loved it so much I will probably do it again and for many years.

I enjoyed the perfect weather we had, the beautiful course with all the colors of autumn along the way, the scenery was gorgeous.  The Police and Volunteers were EVERYWHERE which meant for a very well organized race.  I just enjoyed the whole event.

Thomas and I drove down the night before and stayed in a Days Inn that I wasn't so sure about considering the room was $49 bucks a night.  I didn't want to break the bank but I wanted to be close on race day so I went with a cheap room.  I have to say I was VERY pleased with the room. It was cleaned, the staff was nice and helpful and the room was a steal for the money, so I will book here again in the future just because of the great experience I had this time.

We got there and picked up my packet and noticed they had tshirts/visors and such on sale.  We had no cash so we found an ATM, the main reason I NEEDED something from the vendor there is that I wore a long sleeve shirt because I anticipated cooler temps.... it was too hot for my long sleeves on this run. After finding the ATM I went and bought a technical shirt $5, a cup $1, a visor $1 and a wind pullover $10.  Loved they had these things for sale.

My friends Leigh Ann and Glen were there and running this race too, here is the funny thing they stayed in the same hotel and we didnt plan it that way lol.  They had planned to run this race together.... so I ran my race all by myself (beside the first mile which I started with them).  The race course was great as I said earlier and I pushed myself as hard as I could to try to make a PR.

I finished the race in 2:58 which is under the 3 hr mark, and that is always a good race for me, I thought I would PR.  The Gun time is 2:58 and they didn't list my chip time.  My fasted chip timed half marathon (Oak Barrel 2015) was 2:54:54 so I would like to beat this.  I know My chip time for Red carpet half was better than the gun time but I do not think it was 4+ minutes better so lol it wasn't a PR for me.  I did do well considering the hills and pacing myself and not having a running partner. So I call it a win!

Now, next weekend I get to do it again!  I run with Leigh Ann for this race though so I wont be alone... its the Florence Half, this year KICKED MY ASS last year, because I had C-Diff and didn't know it, and cramped something God Awful, so I am looking forward to redeeming myself this race and showing it who is boss around here.  But, considering how extremely sore I am right now lol I am not so sure about this race, hopefully I recover over this week and will be ready to run 13.1 again next week. haha

Anyway, it was a great day! Here are some photos!
Here I am right after the finish

Here I am after cleaning up and putting on my new wind pullover and visor

This is the beginning of the race with my friends

Here is the jacket that prompted me to sign up for the race in the first place, isn't that a badass jacket?

Monday, October 5, 2015

Camping weekend

Thomas and I went camping for the weekend in celebration of his Birthday weekend. It was a much needed break from our daily lives, and it was absolutely perfect.