Over Christmas time we had family pictures taken. All of us, spouses and kids included, were at my parent's house for the first time in a long, long time. I don't know if it has been 5 years, maybe 8, maybe longer, I don't remember. Anyway, we were all together and my sisters and I decided we were going to get pictures done professionally since we were all together.
One of my cousins' (she's a 2nd cousin) went to school with me when we were young. Well, she is living in the same area as my parents again and she is doing photography as a part-time, side business, so I asked her if she would be willing to go to my parent's house and take our pictures. She did and I just got them back yesterday. They are fabulous! I can't believe how good they turned out. There's no way I would have guessed that she wasn't really a "professional" photographer. =) So of course, I'm going to share them with you. =)
|The whole family|
|Just us original 6. Tami, Nancy, Mom, Daddy, Barbara, me|
|My family. =)|
|The 4 sisters|
|I LOVE this picture. Nancy and Tami were|
planning on covering Barbara's face, so I decided
to get them too.
So yesterday I ran 5 miles . . . well, I decided I was going to run 45 min, no matter what, I'm running about a 9 min/mile, so I figured 45 min would equal 5 miles. I set the treadmill to 6.7mph, which is closer to a 8:55 min/mile, but I decided to run 45 min anyway. Well, because I had to stop the treadmill a couple times 45 min equaled 5.02 miles. (The time it takes to get up to speed shaves a couple seconds off the 8:55 min/mile time.)
I also bought a new kettle bell, one that is 15 lbs, instead of the 8lb one I was using. While I was using the 15lb one, I could definitely tell the difference in the weight and expected to be super sore today. However, I am not sore at all today. Makes me think maybe I didn't work hard enough. =)
Today I'm going to do zumba.
I calculated my miles ran in January, and I ran 91.34 miles total in January. That is more miles in one month than I have ever ran. I was wishing I had done it differently so that I could have 9 extra miles and say I ran 100 miles in January. I have been debating on whether or not I want to go for 100 miles in February or not. 2 things wrong with that though, 1) February is a short month, and 2) I'm going to Disneyland on the 27th. I know that's only 2 days of Feb, but 2 days of a short month make it very hard. I calculatedc that I would have to run 5 miles four days a week, and then two 6 mile runs and two 7 mile runs and I would make 104 miles. Problem is, I don't know if I want to commit to 5 miles every day.
I guess we'll see how I feel on Sunday. =)
*27 days till Disneyland!