Sunday, October 23, 2011

Running for Cupcakes

Yesterday I ran in my first race ever
Yay me!

It was a virtual race hosted by Run with Jess
in honor of her 37th birthday
*oh to be that young again*
called The Cupcake Classic 
you might remember I talked about it earlier
  
So, with my first ever race bib

And some cupcakes made by my friend Laurie waiting for me

I hit the road!

I wish I could say I did better than my last attempt at 3.7 miles
but I didn't

it took one minute longer 
1:06 this time

But I had fun
sweated a lot
and even had Zman take a picture of me when I was done

 Maybe someday I will look good after a run!

I'm so glad I decided to do this it was so much fun!
Maybe they will give a prize for the slowest - I could rock a 
bondiband or sparkly skirt for an hour!


Until next time ~ Kris

Thursday, October 13, 2011

How I've spent my week

I've spent my week 
stressing
worrying
crying
and staying with this dude
whilst he underwent several  tests
all in the name of trying to figure out what the H-E-L-L is wrong

After what seemed like "a million" tests
we know what he doesn't have
but not necessarily what he does have
(well, except we learned he's anemic
that's good to know
and easy to treat!)

But after more of this
we also know it's not a inflammation 
that spread to his heart
or lungs
or eyes
pretty much just in his knees

So we finally got to come home with this
and he's pretty handy and quick

Monday we see the specialist for JRA
and maybe get some answers
for real this time



Until next time ~ Kris

Sunday, October 9, 2011

On the Road Again

I've been out of my boot of shame for about a week.
 Remember my boot of shame? 
Of course you do and if not, here you go



So, I decided this morning (well, last night) 
that I was tired of not being out on the road
doing my jogging/walking/arms flailing thing

AND

I am signed up for the Cupcake Classic


So, this morning I decided I was going to walk
walk, just walk, the 3.7 miles
around my little circle neighborhood
(four times around plus two houses and back = 3.7 miles)

So, I didn't lace up my running shoes
because I wear these
which I LOVE
and only got to wear once
(the day I broke my foot)
and I know that sounds weird
but I didn't break my foot because of these
actually, I had my best jog/walk/flail ever that day

So, I put on my shoes
picked 'shuffle' on my iPod
and headed out the door.

As soon as I hit the road my feet wanted to run
I wanted to run
but I didn't
because I didn't want to hurt myself
 and 3.7 miles is a long way
(for me at least)

One lap around
no running

Two laps around 
no running

Half-way into the third lap
*I'll run for just two mailboxes and walk for three*

Fourth lap
*I'll run for just three mailboxes and walk for two*

Two houses out and back
*It's only a tenth of mile - I'll finish strong*

So I guess I failed at taking it easy 
kinda
but I feel awesome that I was back out there!

And my time needs some work
1:05 

but it still feels good


Until next time ~ Kris

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Best Laid Plans

We had a plan. We still may have a plan. For now we are going to call it "The Super Secret Plan" (SSP) because, well, it's a secret and it's a plan. That's how we roll around here.


And it feels good to have a plan. Being 44 years young you'd think I'd somehow remember to include Murphy in our plans. Even though my dearest calls me a 'glass half empty' person, deep down I'm not. I love to think that the glass is half full - but sadly, it rarely turns out that way. 

Thanks Mr. Murphy you rock

But I'm letting all of you, my fine readers know - we are re-working SSP. And I'll share with all of you when we have a lock. Promise! This is your heads up for a random later post.

In the meantime I thought I'd share some of the things we've been doing around here.

School for me
about halfway through the term
Yay
I'm a lot overwhelmed still but getting a grip
kind of like this

but that counts ~ right?
Right

Z-man's knees look like this


and the doctor thinks it may be Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
but
the earliest we can see the specialist is 
the day before Thanksgiving
yep 
So our annual Thanksgiving Weekend Camping Trip
with the Olexa's
has been cancelled for this year.
Boo

But, I did start a Facebook page for this blog

{Thanks bloggy bestie for walking me through that!}

Right now I'm the only person who likes my page
*there's nothing quite like loving yourself*
But
if you'd like to join in the love
you can like 
Life on Planet Caddick
on Facebook
It would help me feel less weird about just talking to myself =)

Speaking of talking to myself
I started using Google +
and I have one friend
{thanks Jen!}
but would love more
so....
you can find me on there now too
if you'd like

And there you go - lickity split
the updates from us
here in South Carolina
where it doesn't feel like fall
at all
but that makes me happy

Have a great one y'all!



Until next time ~ Kris

Monday, October 3, 2011

My First Official Race

Today I officially signed up for my first race. Since I've been hobbling around in my boot I've had to scrap my plans for my first 5K this weekend - but I'm so excited to do this one.

It's called The Cupcake Classic and it's being hosted by Run with Jess. Thanks to my bloggy bestie Shannon M for blogging about this one - that's how I found it!

It's a virtual race of 3.7 miles to be ran/walked the week of Jess' 37th Birthday (October 17 - 23). I know I won't be ready to run the whole thing - but I'm going out there to give it a shot. I can't wait! She is also raising money for The American Cancer Society, so when you check out her page check out the ways to donate - every little bit helps.

So, expect pictures! I'm way too excited! Wonder if I could find some kind of pumpkin cupcake to enjoy when I finish.....



Until next time ~ Kris