Monday, October 20, 2008

Today's blog brought to you by the color pink.

You did it, Mom! Here is a pic of my amazing Mom and equally wonderful Aunt Kimberley at the finish line of this past Saturday's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk in Fort Myers, FL. Even though the 5K course consisted mostly of one huge (scary) bridge, Donna laced up her tennies, registered proudly as a "Survivor", and kicked some serious bridge butt! I'm so proud of her and can't wait for all the girls to RUN the 5K next year. (Even Lilly has her pink collar and harness ready!)

Since I was unable to walk with Donna this weekend, I set forth on my own road race with my 80 lb. beast of a dog and the aforementioned harness hookup. I have been "running" noncommittally all summer, but the heat has been so hateful I have been less than consistent. (The fact that I am lazy, have a 2 hour daily commute, and general unease about any type of physical activity hasn't helped, either). Determined to conquer 13.1 with Donna in February, and fearful of Hal's tip that, before embarking on a 12 week training program to a half-marathon, one should "need to possess a basic fitness level" and "the training schedule assumes you have the ability to run 3 miles, three to four times a week", I thought I should see how I was doing. 3 miles, 35 minutes, a one VERY overheated dog later, I was happy to say I had "run" for 23 minutes of the 3 miles, a feat I was pretty ok with. Sunday morning, my legs were pretty darn sore, but I am working through it and took lots of stretching breaks during football/knitting time.

Also this weekend, I received my new pink BlackBerry Pearl! I thought I was pretty tech savvy, but I must admit that I know next to nothing about how to use this phone (is it really necessary to send me a text when I have a missed call?!) or how to use it (thanks to Michael's help, I did manage to download some free ringtones), but I am pretty impressed with having the internet at my fingertips. I am already a CrackBerry addict, and this phone is all but glued to my hand like a Barbie accessory. I am getting used to the typing, and am proud (?) to say I wrote 80% of this blog with my new pink lover. I think it will really help me in half marathon training (if I manage to make it that far). I will have inspiration, training schedules, and potential running courses at my disposal no matter where I am!

More later this week as I learn the proper way to align my knuckles for maximum typing efficiency...


Lindsey said...

Donna is awesome! I wish we could have been there for the scary bridge part.
And I am jelly b of your new phone, but also know I could NEVER figure out how to text on that thing.
Just curios, what are the new ringtones???

Emily: said...

ahhh i love donna! so proud of her:)

i've tried to use casey's blackberry. it was very involved and scary.

Mary Ann* said...

Blogger's note: I have the Blackberry CURVE, not the Pearl, as stated in the above blog.

Linds, the ringers are the NFL on Fox theme and Our Song. Obv need to do more searching, but they were free and easy to find. Today when I was uploading kenny to itunes I noticed an option, "make into ringtone" when you right-click a song. Think I will do the "shake your junk" breakdown part of "positive"! v. excited.