Sunday, March 31, 2013

March Madness

The week after the Little Rock Marathon, I had to travel to Jonesboro for work for four days. I had plenty to do during the day, but the evenings were pretty lonely. The first night I was there, I had a couple of coworkers in town, so we went out for dinner. I can honestly say that was the first time I have ever actually enjoyed Indian food. It was yummy in my tummy! The second night I watched the Razorbacks lose to Missouri in basketball and then caught up on the Bachelor that I missed the night before when I was out with my coworkers. The third night I hit up the mall and then went to the Chris Tomlin and Kari Jobe concert at ASU. The concert was amazing and I am so glad I went. I am not a fan of doing things alone so it was kind of hard for me to go to restaurants and a concert by myself, but I managed.

I got off my two most expensive prescriptions (praise Jesus!!!). I can certainly think of many better ways to spend $95 per month.

I got a much needed haircut! For some reason I was so scared to make an appointment and I put it off for way too long. I got 8ish inches off and it looks so much better! Yay for no more scraggly hair!

After my haircut, I went to Fayetteville to do the Poker Run and hopefully my next post will be about that!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Little Rock Marathon 10k

The first Sunday of March, I ran the 10k of the Little Rock Marathon. This was my first 10k, and I was a little worried because I had not yet ran the full 6.2 miles. It turned out fine and I ran the whole thing, so I was proud. My running partner didn't make it, it was 23 degrees, and the start line was utter chaos. Other than those minor setbacks, it was amazing. I had a fun time- as much fun as you can have running a little over 6 miles. Ha!

My official time was 1:14:34, which is a 12 minute pace, which was my goal and is pretty standard for me. I never claimed to be fast. I am just glad to cross the finish line and not be in last place! Running has been great for my weight loss and overall health, so that is the main reason I run. I sign up for all these races in order to force myself to train and not be lazy. :)

The Little Rock Marathon is kind of a big deal around here. I can't wait until next year's race! I haven't decided which race I will do yet. I am training now for a half marathon and hope to run a half marathon in the fall. So we will see what I decide as it gets a little closer to next March. I have done one other race (the poker run) since the Little Rock Marathon and have two more scheduled for next month, a 10k and a marathon relay in which I have a 7 mile leg. I do find it a little funny that last year I was looking at everyone's pictures from the Little Rock Marathon and I was like oh well that almost makes me want to run! But I didn't think there was any chance I would ever be a runner- and look at me now!

I also saw my sorority sister Sarah at the finish line (she is faster than me!). We are on the same relay team for the Hogeye marathon so I will see her again in a couple of weeks!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Lemon meringue pie

Also known as the shortest blog post ever because your photos won't load right!

We had so much fun with the cherry pie making class that I went back for a lemon meringue pie class with some of my friends. We had a fabulous time, however I decided that I really don't like lemon meringue pie. That is also a pie that doesn't travel very well. Mine had some transportation trouble: