Thursday, June 25, 2009

Big Daddy...We Need An Air Conditioner!

Let me identify myself. I am Vicki, the mom and this is my first post to the community blog...yay! What you'll need to know when I post: 1) I am not blessed with 'technical' skills of any kind - my children usually add my attachments and Coleen comes to Austin to download my pictures from my camera and update my digital photo frames...sad, but true. I actually purchased PC for Dummies but don't know where I put it! 2) I will post like I talk. Long, multiple thoughts, random thoughts, not always on topic, BUT, I do try to punctuate and insert smiley faces that let you know the feelings behind what I'm writing :)....see how this is going to work!

Since this is my first official post, let me say that I am excited, grateful and
blessed to be a part of this 3-Day team...our God is very good! I am still a little nervous about my own personal training. I do love my tennis, Diet Cokes, Hershey Nuggets and nachos from any Tex-Mex in Texas, and this training is just a little, well, healthy. But I am trying, and actually this week I have been doing all training in order. This is only because I canceled tennis due to Big Daddy, aka Steve, my husband being off work...for 2 weeks. Our temps this week have been in triple digits and walking with the sun beating down makes my head just about split in half! I decided to head out super early in the morning, that works, but 2 problems...1) I have to sneak out because my dogs are so sad that they don't get to go, and sneaking out is very hard at 7 am .....2)Wimbledon....for those that don't know, the world sort of stops for 2 weeks, 4 times a I said, I love my tennis! Walking in the early morning meant missing 1.5 hours of prime time tennis coverage. And then I remembered this neat little set-up in our 3rd garage, it's our mini 24 Hour Fitness, complete with equipment, mirrors, television,'s actually great - not sure why we don't go in there more often! So I decided to do my walking 'indoor' this morning so I could watch Wimbledon. It was awesome! I realized that I could actually walk anytime during the day or night....if Big Daddy would spring for one of those portable air conditioners from Lowes, because it is HOT in there! We have a couple of heavy duty fans in there that have been sufficient in the past, but I just don't think we rushed to work out when it was 105 outside! So what do you say BD...can we get a/c in the gym??? Safety first people, safety first:)
I'll let you know how it works out.

~My Cup Runneth Over and I'm Drinking From My Saucer~


Monday, June 22, 2009

One for the road...

Sometimes I walk with my mom, and we all know she can talk from doorstep to doorstep! And sometimes I walk with Dave, and we know I can talk from doorstep to doorstep. :) But when I walk alone I get bored, especially with these longer walks. I start to get all ADD and I'm just ready for it to end. Insert my iPod....I have really enjoyed my iPod when I'm walking alone, but I have had the same songs on it for 2 years now. It's time to spice things up!! I hate it when I have it on shuffle and something slow comes on. Sure I love me some Lyle Lovett, but not when I'm on my 4th mile in 101 degree heat....I need a little Christina Aguilera belting out "stronger" or Britney "singing" just about anything!

Do tell....what's on your workout playlist??

Friday, June 19, 2009

Woo-Wee! Time for an update...

Well friends, these last few weeks have been C-R-A-Z-Y!! I've been to Ft. Worth, Dallas, and Florida all for work, my brother and sister were in town, and my brother got drafted!! (MLB draft...) It has been tons of fun, but also very hard to find free time and walk time. But I have done it! Outside of my 5 mile walk on Saturday...I was in Florida and had to work and there just wasn't time to walk and sweat and re-shower, etc....

But this week we are back on track. Mom and I walked last night and it was a really, really nice night. Hopefully you are all having a great week and looking forward to the weekend! Also, we have had a few very special donations come was from the Lady Thunder youth soccer group in the amount of $150! THANK YOU! And several others from close family friends supporting us every step of the way. We can never tell you how much it means to have your support.
I'll leave you with this picture of my walk on the beach last week in Florida last was H-O-T, but it was gorgeous!

Monday, June 1, 2009

One Down....

And 23 to go! We just finished our "official" first week of training! It's funny because I really didn't walk anymore than I have been (since this week was 12 miles...4 3 mile walks), but it felt so official! It was so fun knowing I was walking with a purpose. I walked one day with my mom, one with Dave and 2 by myself. And the 2 walks that I walked by myself I prayed for my mom and for the other women, men and families that have been effected by cancer.

We had fabulous weather this week and I can only hope it would continue during our 6 months of training!! Something tells me July and August are going to give me a run for my money!

In other news, my friend Courtney told me about this cool website where you can track walking/running routes in your neighborhood/city. You plug in the mileage you want to walk and you can make up your own routes to get in the number of miles you want to. I have played around on this and it is so great for this training! When we are walking between 5-18 miles it's helpful to not have to get out and drive a million routes to try to make it fit our needs. The website is . Whether you are also training for the Komen 3-Day or your on your own personal journey to health, I hope you find this website helpful!