Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

Okay, big news.  Well.  Many big bits of news.

#1.  We went to check out the Green Building this morning and we love it!  They're internet was offline so Stephanie, their event coordinator, couldn't tell us for sure if they were booked for April 28, 2012, but she was pretty for certain they were open.  So hopefully I'll get an e-mail either later on today or sometime this week saying that it's a-go!  Then it'll be wedding planning madness from there on out!  Well, maybe not.  We're going for a simple, but elegant affair, so I'm trying to tell myself it'll all be fine.
The Green Building - Practically the entire first floor of this building will be our space!  With the white building (their courtyard) reserved for our ceremony!  We are uber excited!

#2.  I'm running a race.  Yup, it's been 2 years since I ran my last race (the Run for the Knobs 4 miler - which I did AWFUL in, let's not even talk about my time), and I know a few people doing the entire Louisville Triple Crown (it sort of marks the start of Derby season, with a 5k, a 10k, and 10 miler in successive weekends).  While I'm not crazy enough to do the entire 3 races, I'm willing to bust out a 5k.  And turns out... I'm extremely out of shape.  My sad pathetic one mile run this past Saturday proved it.  Usually, when I go to the gym, I focus more on strength training and toning up, but apparently I need to focus on my endurance.  I mapped out a 1.15 mile run through my neighborhood on Saturday (the weather was beautiful, it was in the upper 50's) and I thought it was going to be an easy and brisk task.  Nope.  I was dead wrong.  I couldn't even make it to the half way point without stopping to take a walking break.  Although it was in the 50's, it was still cold to me, and I couldn't get my breathing down.  Pathetic, huh?  Well, I have until the 26th to get my butt in gear, so any helpful running tips would be of great appreciation!  My goal is just to finish, without stopping to walk.  Kind of sad that I used to run cross country in high school, but can't even do a half a mile now?!

Gettin' ready that last race - I've noticed I was a lot more in shape then!

I made a bunch of bread dough this past Sunday to use throughout the week, it's definitely more helpful and quicker!  So the two loaves I made this morning kinda came out funny looking, so I thought I'd share! 

I love the "rustic" look
And it's rainy and gray outside today, so the dogs are being kind of lazy.  Little Zappa has been posted up under Andy's desk all morning!  Must be the life, eh?!


Have a great Tuesday guys!

22 comments:

  1. Wow, a lot of big things going on right now... busy bee! :) Good luck with the preparations for the wedding - it's stressful, but try to enjoy yourself throughout the entire process.
    Good luck with the race, too!

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  2. Congratulations on the place. It's so beautiful. I know it will work out for your date!

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  3. I think the bread looks pretty and rustic. Looks delicious, as well. Glad to see your homemade bread plan is still going strong!! My lil ones (and husband) love bread so much a loaf I bake last maybe 3 hours hehe.

    Good luck with the race!!!

    So happy the venue is looking lovely, too! You're going to be so fantastically busy :)

    And Lil Zappa is beyond adorable....that is most certainly the life~

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  4. Good luck on running again, I just started. At first I only ran 1.5 miles for weeks. Then slowly increased another 1/2 mile every week after that. Good luck, love your blog.

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  5. Such great things! Place looks fantastic. Go for the 5K! I need to get back outside...no more excuse of too cold!

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  6. The place is beautiful! Wish you the best :)

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  7. Lot of great things are going on there. Like that green building. Best wishes for everything.

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  8. Good luck on your race! That's so exciting :)

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  9. Good luck on getting the date you want! That's 2 days after my birthday! :)

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  10. If it is rainy, I will be like Little Zappa too. Lazy :) ...

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  11. How exciting about the venue! Hang in there with the running. You can do it! When I started 2 years ago, I could run about a minute at a time, seriously. You'll get back to your old running self again. We'll be headed over for the Papa Johns 10 miler this year. I'm excited bc we haven't done it before. Love the pic of your dog!

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  12. It is so exciting to finally pick a venue. I hope that everything ends up working out just as you want it to! And I think it is great that you are going to run that race...it can be hard and intimidating to start training, but I know you will do well! Thank you for sharing with me, my sweet friend. I hope you are staying safe and warm. It is even too cold in my part of the country...and I'm in Austin!

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  13. Congrats sound exciting ,and I love that darn loaf of bread holy cow its amazingly golden crust looks heavenly!

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  14. Congrats!
    I know you'll do awesome in your race!!! =D
    That bread looks amazing! I've been trying to make my own as well, but it hasn't turned out yet.....

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  15. I have never been very sporty but after baby #2 I felt like I had to get into shape. So I started running 3x a week in the morning, before work at 6am (because it is the only time the kids are sleeping with Daddy and I don't have to pay a sitter to exercise - ugh! - and I don't lose out on precious time with them after work). It is just a matter of time and patience, you will get there. If I can, believe me you will too!

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  16. You are NOT pathetic! Please stop saying that! You have a goal, and you'll work towards it. The past is gone. Only the present is matters. Good luck training!

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  17. Man, I know how you feel - my fiancee and I are getting hitched in about a month and she has been going 104 miles per hour for the past three months. And as for the running? Right there with ya. I typically go out and make sure I can still get a mile or so under my belt, but I feel like keeling over at the end of it. Best of luck on that one ...

    But the bread looks fantastic, and I love the puppy.

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  18. Lots of great news! Great for the location and the race :)

    I think the bread is beautiful --- I love homemade bread!

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  19. It sounds like the perfect location! Good luck in the race. The bread looks wonderful.

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  20. You have an award waiting for you: http://bit.ly/fE7iqT
    Mateja @Indulging Life

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  21. Congratulations!Wonderful plans ahead for you and your fiancé. I must say I really like the look of your Rustic bread.

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