Monday, October 13, 2008

3.2 BABY!!!

Last night I ran the farthest I've ever run in my whole life (in one stretch)! That's right...3.2 miles! That is the distance of a 5K, which is fortunate because I signed up to run a 5K this coming up weekend. So I know I can do it. It may take me an hour, but I'll get it done. I plan to run 3.2 miles two more times this week before the race. I may get motivated and run 3.25 or possible 3.3. Whatever the case, I'm more focused on completion rather than competition. AND I get to sport an official t-shirt! Sure I have 5K t-shirts, but none of them have been earned only acquired. I'll be so proud!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Save the Hemlocks

Run like hell...

So I ran two whole miles tonight with the help of my fast as crap husband. He kept me moving. He's my personal trainer. Then we raced to the top of the jungle gym on the playground. It was a swell of a time. I sure do love him. Well, I'm planning on running my first "race" in October. I'm not really so much into competition as completion. ha. We'll see.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Life isn't about finding's about creating yourself.

So, I started doing yoga once a week at a real yoga place. Hands down best thing I've done for myself in a long while. I totally believe in taking care of my own needs first before I can even begin to think about trying to help meet the needs of someone else. Yoga is all about mindfulness. And it works. I feel so good and I've only been twice. I definitely recommend yoga. I'm becoming a yogi.

Did you know...?

Did you know that 3,600,000,000 plastic bags are being consumed per hour out of which only 1% is recycled. This fact was quite alarming to me. I haphazardly use plastic bags pretty much every day. I've recently started to make a conscious decision to ask for paper instead of plastic. Most people probably don't know that most grocery stores still offer paper bags as opposed to plastic. You just have to ask. So while at Publix last week I proceeded to ask for a paper bag. I had only bought one item (shocking I know), and the "bag girl" looked at me kind of funny. The product failed to fit in the small paper sack. With a disgruntled look on her face she asked me if I still wanted paper...a bigger paper bag. Yes. She seemed annoyed. Whatever. Paper is far more user friendly than plastic and it can be recycled. When I was little my mom saved all the paper bags for me and my brother to paint. We created some awesome art work. Anywho, the next time I went to Publix, I asked for paper again. All of my items fit in one sack! If I had used plastic, it would have taken about six bags. I felt good about it though. Every little bit helps. Next time, ask for paper. It will throw the cashier or bag person for a loop. I promise you'll catch them off guard.

P.S. 7000 to 14000 barrels of oil are being consumed per hour to produce plastic bags.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Bloggity, Blog, Blog, Blah

I'm gonna blog now.

Did you know that by the year 2030 there will be no more glaciers in Glacier National Park? That's in Montana if you're wondering. Right here in the good ol U.S. of A. That's why the polar bears are dying. Global warming to be more exact. Not only are the polar bears dying, but that's why there are so many hurricanes. Global warming. What causes global warming? people essentially. Carbon and crap in the air. So, how environmentally friendly are you? What's your ecological footprint? Take the quiz: