I have been told that my blogging has been lacking and I guess I would have to agree considering that my last post was about the 4th of July.
I have been a slacker at taking pictures lately and have also gotten out of the routine of blogging....but our summer has been pretty normal - lots of pool time, time at Mom & Dad's, cleaning out stuff and spending time with the hubs and family. My reading this summer has really lacked, but I have picked up two new hobbies so far....golf and sewing. Both are still very ammature at best - but I am enjoying them both.
Alex and I have been trying to go out to the driving range every weekend and I am REALLY enjoying having a hobby that Alex and I can do together. Not sure how long it will be before I am ready to play an actual round. So far I have used my 5, 6, and 7 iron, driver and 3 wood. :) Look out LPGA -- your newest member 2025 is on her way.
I decided I wanted to start sewing in May, so I stole Moms. Got it set up and her motor is out...then I went to borrow my co-workers and she didnt have the plug or the pedal, so now I am borrowing Erika's but I am going to have to buy my own because I am LOVING sewing!!! Everything I see makes me think of my next project!!! I have already completed my first two projects but can't post them until they reach their destination in South Africa (I know Bri is paying attention now :) )
I have been running a lot lately -- have I ever mentioned how much I love to run???? Well I do - it is my therapy. If I ever have a terrible day -- I just want to run it off. While I was running on Sunday, I decided to create a challenge called WRAP UP 2010. Everyone needs to set a goal to complete by December 31, 2010 -- this can be a physical goal, spiritual goal, personal goal, professional goal etc...
I set two goals which Erin has called '8 and 8' - she is joining me in the challenge. I want to lose 8 pounds by 2011 and run the Memorial Park Loop in 24 minutes -- its about 3 miles, so I need to average an 8 minute mile. Now, I am NOT fast and I am not even sure I can run that fast -- but I am going to try. I ran on Sunday with a time of 30:31. This is abnormally slow for me, but that is what happens when you run outside -- all the elements have to work in order to have a great run. (Be well hydrated, low humidity and/or heat, drive to push the WHOLE time and no rain :) ) I ran again on Tuesday morning but forgot my watch - but it felt slow...the air also felt like I was breathing through jell-o. I ran again Tuesday evening (I needed the therapy) and my time as 27:01, so that is much better for me. My best time to date was on my 27th birthday and I ran in 26:27. I am going run tonight, so we will see how it goes. See if I can keep it under 27 minutes.
I will try and post more consistently. Praying that you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!!