Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Maybe the reason I am struggling so much with this running, is actually your lack of input. If you remember, I requested your song suggestions. And let me just say - I got nothing!! Well, my sister directed me to a helpful blog, so that was good. But friends, are you all ashamed/embarrassed of your move music?? Amanda M., Amy, Kristy (not to mention any specific names or anything). Whatever songs you list have nothing to do with your character or moral code. People won’t judge you. We are all open-minded here. I just NEED some new music and would love to hear your suggestions.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Jeremy and I currently ride to and from work together. We have a lot of stupid conversations in a week. Lots of great ones. But also some ridiculous, make-believe-type, stupid talks. It entertains us. I decided to document a conversation that we had today on our way home. I think this one took us by surprise.
Jeremy: hey, there are turkeys over there!!!
Melodie: what kind of turkeys?
Melodie: well, I didn’t know if you meant turkeys or sandwich deli meat.
Jeremy: Yeah, there is sandwich meat laying over there on the side of the road and I just happened to notice it.
In my defense, we had just come from the gym, it had been a long day and I was whooped. And frankly, I was not really listening. But after I realized how I had responded to his statement, I attempted to cover the fact that I hadn’t been listening. Stay tuned for more stupid conversations . . . as we have plenty to share.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Seriously, 2 of a kind right here. Great friends! VERY similar personalities which is probably the reason they get along so well.
This is Amanda and me at Lone Star Park. That's right, we went to the horse races on Saturday. Did a little gambling, lost a little money. Amanda did win $1.25 with her bet on "Summer Gal". She was insistent on choosing her horse by it's name, not stats. And 1 particular time, that worked for her. She was also insistent on screaming at the top of her lungs, "Come on Summer Gal" through the entire race. She looked and sounded like a regular. She said it was her first time, but maybe she goes every weekend. Who knows!
Pretty incredible huh? It was a fun day at the races.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Katy and I pampered ourselves with pedicures and some shopping. Matt and Jeremy played some golf and did some other guy things. Jeremy can be talked into traveling anywhere if he is told that he should probably bring his golf clubs. We also enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Pappadeaux (one of my ALL-TIME favorites!) It was a relaxing weekend with these dear friends. We hadn’t sat down and talked face to face since they left here in September. Oh how we miss seeing them more regularly! But how thrilled we were to see their new place, new friends, new church and to see that they have quickly made it their home.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Please note that I did say jogging. Which is much different than running. I don’t claim to run. I never have made that claim. So I have returned to jogging . . . my first love. Oh that’s a lie! It’s been in my life off and on for as long as I can remember. I usually end up giving up the jogging because I don’t really enjoy it. I mean, I love it when I am done; but during the event I’m usually hating it. But I do feel it is best for weight loss and overall cardio. So I choose it, rather than the other options. So now, I will be logging my weekly miles, over there on the right. For all of you serious runners, consider me a beginner. I really want to be a runner. It’s in my heart . . . the desire, that is. And still sometimes I wonder if I will make it to a marathon. Today I only jogged 2 miles and it was a challenge, so 26 really seems daunting to me at this point. Some days I will be hitting the pavement and other times the treadmill. But either way, I will be adding up my miles as I go along in the week. That 5.3 may not budge this week as we are going out of town for the weekend. But I may try to get in 1 run while we are away. I was supposed to do my first 5k in early March, but I got sick and blah blah blah . . . I’m sure you don’t want to hear my very good excuses. So the new date will be April 27th. Plenty of time, right? I hope so! So that is what I am working towards.
And here is where I need your input. I have a new running friend. It is my IPOD Shuffle and she is a lifesaver. And a tiny, little thing. There is no more need to read the captions on the TV screens at the gym to keep my mind off of my tired legs and collapsing lungs. I just listen to her sing to me. So I need some heart-pumpin-cardio-music to get me through these runs. Oops . . . sorry . . . these jogs. As much as I love the Josh Turner that Jeremy downloaded, it sure makes me want to slow down, or just stop all together. So send me your best suggestions and I will begin my downloading.
I was supposed to do my first 5k in early March, but I got sick and blah blah blah . . . I’m sure you don’t want to hear my very good excuses. So the new date will be April 27th. Plenty of time, right? I hope so! So that is what I am working towards.