Sunday, January 27, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
So a few weeks ago, I think my neighbor bought a bird of some type. It's very loud. And the noise it makes is a cross between a cat coughing up a hairball and someone stepping on a duck's tail. My cats freak out every time...it's starting to become white noise to me, but every so often, I just have to giggle....
Posted by Melissa at 9:11 PM
I just registered for New Attitude. What's New Attitude you ask? It's a conference sponsored by Sovereign Grace Ministries for young adults, singles, and young married couples. This year the following men are speaking:
And it is about "God's Word". Let the learning and challenging begin!
Check out the video for more info. I went to this several years ago and it was fantastic!
Posted by Melissa at 7:37 PM
Monday, January 21, 2008
This weekend was all about catching up with some of my families.
Friday night was the Smythes and they introduced me to a new game: Sequence. So fun!
Saturday was sleeping in, a trip to the recyling center and then some time sewing/quilting.
Sunday was church, lunch at the Millers (another new game: Qwitch) and then the McFerren gals came over to watch PBS's Masterpiece Theater: Northanger Abbey (yay for Jane Austen!)
And today (gotta love 3 day weekends) was spent at the Van Wrights visiting with Sonya and the kids and hanging up stuff on her walls. And I finished another block on my quilt... pictures will follow once the quilt top is done (it's just a small size one, lap/baby quilt). And now...I'm off to run!
Posted by Melissa at 7:23 PM
Thursday, January 17, 2008
I got my official 5K results:
- Division: Female 25 to 29
- Gun Time: 33:31
- Chip Time: 32:50
- Place within division: 85 / 230
- Place within gender: 376 / 1315
- Place overall: 1011 / 2398
Sunday, January 13, 2008
I'll have more on my race results in a couple of days(stats, etc-for some reason I can't find the same stuff Lisa did), but I have seen two different times for my Chevron Houston Marathon EP 5K: 32:50 and 33:30...either way, I definitely met my goal of running an 11 minute mile, my pace was 10:46! I am soo excited!
To put that time into perspective, the first time I ran 3 miles (back in October), my time was about 43 minutes, about a 14 minute mile. I improved my 5K distance by 3 minutes per mile! And I am feeling great (no sore joints or other crazy stuff). I have deemed Lisa my official running buddy and our next challenge is the Seabrook Half Marathon Relay in March (one person runs 6.4 miles, the other 6.7 miles- total of 13.1 miles).
The experience today of all of those runners: Olympians, world record holders/breakers, people who wanted to challenge themselves...it was just amazing. I really want to run the Half Marathon in January...wow, that's a scary statement! Below are some pictures of today (thanks for running with your camera Lisa)!