Run True Love

Hey guys! Happy late Valentine’s Day! Honestly, Bobby and I never go out on Valentine’s Day, and he knows I would kill him if he bought overpriced flowers, so we just normally exchange cards and call it a day.

However, when ASICS reached out to me about giving a surprise to our support system or “run true love”, I was super excited and decided to make it a scavenger hunt live on Periscope.

d7775e21-c195-43e2-8f39-f57920b2ae86

It was fun and I am glad I did it, and Bobby is happy he has some new shoes. He has never run in the Nimbus before, so I will have to get him to write a review post after he has run in them awhile. If you want to see how fellow ASICS ambassadors surprised their friends or family, follow #runtruelove.

nimbus

We ate pizza for dinner, and then it was time for the main event. THE WALKING DEAD! Yall, if you aren’t watching this show then you are missing out on the amazingness that is Daryl Dixon and the rest of the gang.

d8925792-24c6-4df2-b32d-06e58e8be278

Love it. The episode did not disappoint (wow it was intense!) and I can’t wait to see the direction they take the rest of the season. Also, Carrie Underwood was the special guest on the Talking Dead, and I am a HUGE fan of hers, so that was a fun bonus.

So, that’s our incredibly exciting Valentine’s Day, which was fine by me. I hope your day was a good one, too! (and congrats to all the LA marathon finishers. You can check out my recap from last year here.)

QOTD: Do you watch The Walking Dead? What did you do for Valentine’s Day?

Love 2 Run Virtual Race

Hey guys! I know, posting on a Saturday, whoa! But I wanted to share with you some info about a new virtual race I will be participating in, so you have enough time to register!

We all know February is the month of LOVE, so why not a 2.14 mile race about your LOVE 2 run? When you sign up, you get a medal, shirt, bib, and of course, some candy hearts.

tr-22612-2

The medal is really special though, because it has a removable magnetic cover, like a box of candy with candy inside. How cute! The coolest thing of all though, is the charity that this race supports. A percentage of all registrations goes to The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, which is a non-profit that helps children battling pediatric cancer.

tr-22612-4

The cost for this race is $32, and there are additional add on’s you can purchase such as a tutu, magnet, socks, or a shoe charm.

I will be participating in this race, and hope you will, too! It’s not a long distance, so it would be great for a beginner runner to get your first virtual race medal. Please let me know if you have any questions, and visit Gone For a RUN for more details.

QOTD: Have you ever run a Valentine’s Day themed race?

Valentine’s Day as a Kid

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

The other day, Jen and I were talking about Valentine’s Day, and how as a kid it’s a lot of fun at school parties etc. Then it’s also fun when you are dating, but it seems after you get married (at least in our cases) it just isn’t that important. Bobby always tells me not to get him anything because it’s a holiday for the ladies. We go to dinner, but never on the actual day, way to crowded. Oh, and roses, I would KILL him if he paid for overpriced roses on Valentines day. That’s just how we roll.

DSC_0888

roses are great any other day of the year for this girl.

But back to being a kid, my family always did a great job of making it special for me. My mom would make us pink heart shaped pancakes in the morning, and have a little goody bag for us of candy, and usually a CD or DVD. She would cut our sandwiches with heart shaped cookie cutters, put special treats in our lunches, and when we would come home at night, my dad would give my sister and I each a box of heart shaped chocolates. Every year.

At school we would have parties and make mailboxes out of shoe boxes, and then go around the room handing out our Valentines to our classmates. We were hopped up on sugar all day, and it would continue when we got home an had more candy from our parents.

DSC_0132

Who needs Valentine’s Day when you have Mardi Gras?

I miss those fun days, and can’t wait to celebrate with my future kids and let them know how much they are loved, like my parents always showed me.

QOTD: What did you do as a kid for Valentine’s Day? What do you do now? Any traditions?

Weekly Recap: February Week 2

 

This was an odd workout week for me. I worked really hard last week, and my body was just exhausted this week. I felt in a funk the whole week, so i did what i could (don’t want to push and get injured right before Princess) and decided to listen to the cues my body was giving me. My joints were achy, my allergies were acting up, etc.

photo 43

KT Tape to the rescue!

Sometimes we all just need an extra couple days of rest right? I’m tapering anyway, so I’m sure I will be fine. I plan to run 6 today or tomorrow, then 3, then I am done before the Princess half marathon! (well, except for the Princess 5k!)

427248_10200569923071202_608383235_n

Sunday: rest

Monday: 20 minutes stationary bike, upper body weights

Tuesday: 3 miles, upper body weights

Wednesday: rest

Thursday: 3 miles

Friday: 30 minutes elliptical, upper body and abs/weights

Saturday: 1 mile walk with hubby and the dogs. Lots of stretching and foam rolling.

———————————-

Yesterday Bobby and I celebrated a belated Valentine’s Day. We don’t usually go out to eat on actual Valentine’s Day because it’s so busy, and Bobby knows I would kill him if he bought me triple the price roses for a made up holiday, so we celebrated last night by going to our favorite restaurant, Half Shell Oyster House.

photo (19)

photo (17)

photo 554

*Don’t forget to enter my arm sleeves giveaway!

QOTD: What did you do for Valentine’s Day?

Love Story

 

I first saw this cute survey on Brittany’s blog and knew I had to post as well! So in honor of Valentine’s Day (a day late) here are my answers to our Love Story:

1. How long have you and your significant other been together?

We started dating September 2004, then we got engaged December 2005, and married January 2007…so…7.5 years? WOW! Doesn’t seem that long.

188911_504086265538_61700476_30004374_5426_n

2005

2. How did you meet? {What’s your “love” story?}

Bobby and I met a couple of times my freshman year of college but were both involved with other people. Both single, we really “met” our first weekend of college my sophomore year, his senior year. We were playing on opposing sand volleyball teams in the intermural tournament. He started talking to me and asked for my number “so he could let me know the next time they were playing volleyball so I could join.” Rrriiggghhhttt….

198993_504086285498_61700476_30004386_6827_n

2005

3. If married, how long have you been married?

We celebrated out five year anniversary on January 6 of this year.

4. Where did you get married? Big or small wedding?

We had a big New Orleans wedding, over 200 people. The ceremony was at First Baptist New Orleans and the reception was at Southern oaks Plantation. It was amazing.

wedding13

January 2007

5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another? Do share!

Honey, sweetheart, hon, sweetie…boring stuff. :0P

6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.

I could name a bunch but 1.) he loves God more than anything 2.) He would bend over backwards (and has) to make me happy. 3.) he has strong family and moral values that fit in with what we both want out of life.

7. Tell us how he proposed?

The day of my last winter exam Junior year. In the living room of my apartment after we watched an episode of Friends and ate dinner on TV trays. he said he just couldn’t stand it another minute.

205699_504086984098_61700476_30035862_6655_n

December 2005

8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day, or strawberries, champagne, and rose petals?

Really not either. He can do both and has, but we are more low key and don’t tend to do traditional Valentine’s day gifts.

9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop a movie in and relax on the couch?

Once again, really both. We love the beach (and food!) but also love just relaxing together at home.

10. Tell us one thing you’d like to do with your significant other one day. If you could do anything? Go anywhere?

Hhhmm…we love to travel, so just travel more I guess? I’m boring, I have come to grips.

188471_504086425218_61700476_30005526_2446_n

2004

11. Tell us what you plan on doing on this Valentine’s Day.

Well I can tell you what we DID, since it was yesterday. We both worked and then met at our favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner. Then we had to go to Wal-Mart and buy him some specific clothes for a TV show he is filming in today as an extra, then we came home and hung out.

12. Are you asking for anything this Valentine’s day?

I didn’t ask for anything in particular but got two amazing gifts. A new piece of furniture and a trip to Disneyland to run the half marathon! I get my coast to coast medal!

13. Give us one piece of advice of keeping a relationship strong and full of love.

Communication. I know it’s cliché but your spouse cannot read your mind, so talk and share.

207518_504086859348_61700476_30027815_286_n

2006

14. Show us a picture of what love means to you.

233_508371018858_61700476_30709111_4795_n

QOTD: What did you do for Valentine’s Day? Doesn’t have to be sappy, romantic, or even have to do with love!

*Rouge Orleans recaps start TOMORROW!