Thursday, January 20, 2011

Award Post & Runner's Help? finally getting around to this. 

Special thanks to Patrick for the Irresistibly Sweet Award.

With this award I need to list five guilty pleasures and then pass this on to three fabulous (& sweet) bloggers that I know and love.

Guilty Pleasures:

  1. Twilight movies - I haven't read the books because I heard they're awful and the movies aren't that great either but let me tell you what is... Robert Patterson. I don't know how old he really is so it might make me a perv but OMG...he is so freakin' hot! that I've cooled off...moving on...
  2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Are you seeing a theme yet?
  3. TMZ - I am a news hound but it was starting to depress me reading bad news day in, day out so last year my New Year's resolution was giving up the news.  I know it seems immature to make a resolution to NOT know what's going on in the world but I digress.  The one current event thing I allowed myself was TMZ and now I'm hooked.  My news shut out only lasted 3 months but for those 3 months I learned all about pop culture.  (I'm noticing a TV/movie theme...hmmm... a guilty pleasure is sitting around doing nothing???  Maybe)
  4. Chickfila - You'll notice that I mention this place often.  I LOVE this fast food chain.  Best chicken sandwiches EVER
  5. Bath & Body Works - I put the whole store on here because I think everything they have is just fantastic.  I'm sure most men would think it's silly to spend that much on body wash and lotion but it makes me feel so pampered.  Even my hubby likes his body wash that I got from there.  Truth be told, he'd be just as happy with Lever 2000

3 Bloggers I know and love and who are, in their own rights, irresistible sweet...
  1. Amanda
  2. Lisa
  3. Bonnie
Thanks to Renea for this one...Rules:

1. Post and link back to the person who awarded you this award - Done

2. Share 7 things about yourself
  • I'm a closet super hero that comes out in the form of night terrors where I run around my house and try to save the world.
  • I am the baby of the family and spoiled rotten.
  • I've always wanted to be a cowgirl - dress up in a cowboy hat and boots and boot scootin' boogie at a honkey tonk.
  • I really dislike cauliflower - but it's growing on me
  • I used to spend a couple weeks every year up north at my grandparents' farm.  I lived down south in a town of about 20,000 people and my cousins considered me the cousin from "the city."
  • I'm a lean, mean fraud fighting machine.
  • When I was a kid I used to have 2 finches.  One would always lay eggs and I would check every day to see if they'd hatch.  They never did.  It dawned on me YEARS later that both birds were girls.  Ummm...I never said I was real bright.

3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers (or as many as you can)
  • Sorry - there's just no way I can list 15.  I follow so many.  All are wonderful because I only follow wonderful blogs.  See my side panel and click on any one of them for inspiration

4. Contact these bloggers and tell them they’ve won! - Done (more or less) you now know more about me than most people in real life.  Thanks again to Patrick and Renea.  It never gets old being recognized for this little blog of mine and I'm still so fascinated by all the people who take the time to follow along.

Now onward to my running question.  I completed my Week 2 Day 2 workout last night.  Ugh.  I seriously don't think I'll be able to move on to Week 3 next week so my question is this:  To those of you who have never been "runners" and then later long did it take before it seemed to get easier?  When did you feel like you were getting into a good groove?  I just don't feel that I'm improving.  Also, are there any recommendations for a website/literature on good running form?  It dawned on me as I was doing this yesterday that I don't know if I'm running properly.  I mean...I'm not suffering so I would think it's OK but it may not be the most...efficient...way to run?  I don't know.  I've never been much of a runner...even when I played sports...running laps was my least favorite thing to do in the whole world.  I will say this.  I have had NO residual pain the day after my 5k training.  I attribute this to stretching.  I use the stretch machine (I'm not sure if that's what it's really called) after every 5k workout and it seems to really be helping the day after.  So this is the lesson for today:  STRETCH.

Happy Thursday everybody!


Ronnie said...

Great job on the awards! People on here are SO nice and supportive, aren't they?

I don't know about the running, seems to me like as long as you're not suffering, you can't be doing anything but good! Hope someone else has better advice. :)

Amanda said...

I LOVE TWILIGHT! Both the books and the movies! I am super impressed with the books mainly because I think they are a great read for all ages.

Thank you so much for my award! I will post it later today!

Leslie said...

I will admit, I love Twilight too. I read the books and I love the movies.

I'm not a runner but other people I know who do the 5k programs have to repeat weeks and that it does eventually get easier. Keep up the good work.

Amanda said...

PS...bribing people to vaccum your car is always a good thing! But it has to be someone who does a good job!! My friend just texted me and said she'd do it on Sunday! yay!

Libby said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Buffy the Vampire Slayer. My golden retriever is named Buffy after said show. I met and bonded with my best friend over Buffy. We worked in the same office and I noticed she had videos of the previous season on her desk. We started talking about it and the rest is history.

Great show!

~Lisa~ said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the award and for putting a smile on my face today!! You are so very sweet to think of me!!

And, I love Chikfila too! Will be thinking of YOU the next time I'm there!

amandakiska said...

I think the Twilight books are 100 times better than the movies. And I love Robert P. too. He's 24 now and will be 25 in May so it isn't creepy (or illegal) AT ALL.

Heather said...

I also enjoyed the twilight books. The movies were ok. I agree that they are totally worth watching for Robert P. sake. I have often wondered about the legality. Thanks Amanda for clearing that up. I can watch in peace now!

Patrick said...

Chikfila I never took a liking to, I hear so many ppl loving it, I will have to give another try when I get to Atlanta next. Congrats on the awards!

Sam said...

I am the opposite with Twilight. Love the books, not too fussed on the movies :o), but I am also a hugh BVS fan!!!

Carolyn said...

New follower but wanted to comment on your running question. Try week 3 and if it doesn't feel right go back to week 2. When I was doing c25k I would repeat weeks if I needed to. Do you go to They have some great info and in the forums they have links to other sites with music and other great info. Also if you have a "run on" store or something like it see if they have a running club or even info. Good Luck!!

Bonnie said...

Thanks so much for the award. Very much appreciated.