August 19, 2008

that's what friends are for....

RUN - thanks to my dear friend Rachel i have started running again! let's preface this by the fact that i HATE running. yes, you read me right! but it is a very good way to get your self going & having some motivation to work out regular is very helpful. thank you Rachel for suggesting this torture. i just have to keep reminding myself that i am truly grateful as each foot pounds the road. i have been surviving my runs but i know from past experience the running never gets any more fun or easy. it always hurts! but it is good for me & i am looking forward to the 5K we are going to run together at the end of september.

WORK - i got another raise at work! yeah me!!!!

FUN - we went camping this past weekend with my parents at Sam A. Baker. the weather was perfect & we had a really wonderful weekend. putting the tent together for the first time each season is always a little challenging but we managed to get it up before dark. i was very excited to have had the opportunity, thanks to the wonderful world of technology (my dad took his satellite dish!) to watch Michael Phelps win #7 & #8 of his gold medals. that guy is a stud & a half in the water!!!

back to the camping...we went hiking, roasted marshmallows, cooked & ate all of our meals outdoors & i got to fall asleep listening to "the bugs" (one of my favorite summer sounds)

now i am off to scrap a little. still not feeling inspired. but i really do love the new Pink Paislee stuff i have in my hands so hopefully i'll have some fun with it!

4 comments:

  1. hey girl, good for you for the running...i couldn't do it. lol i do good enough to walk on my treadmill a few times a week. hehe camping sounds soooo fun, i haven't been in a few years. we do roast marshmellows in our backyard firepit. :)

    i did nominate you for an award so please visit my bloggy. :)

    http://amywilges.typepad.com/

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  2. Glad you had such a great weekend camping Juliana! And go you with the running! You are a better person then me b/c I, too, hate running and you will not catch me doing it, heheha! Congrats on the raise!!

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  3. Hey there, long time no talk! I love your blog! Congrats on your running and your raise, glad that things are going well. Good luck on the 5k.

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  4. Hi J! Just read through that whole article about MP. Inspiring to say the least. Keep it up!

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