Friday, March 7, 2014

Spring Forward (and a new link up)



 

So this week's Friday theme is "What we are looking forward to this Spring". To be honest, things are pretty up in the air for me right now since I don't know what my condition will be like but we'll play along today!


1. One of the best things we are looking forward to this month is our annual Murder Mystery weekend. It's a long weekend that my sister and I take together every year at a resort. Everyone stays in character all weekend and there is a TON of food. When I say a ton, I'm not kidding. It's always themed too. One year it was a wedding, one year it was a talent show ( think American Idol), Last year it was a political theme, and this year the theme is set in the 1920's so we have our flapper dresses ready!

2. Lacey has the Shamrock Marathon coming up this month as well. I know quite a few bloggers who will be running this. If you are one of them let us know! I remember how miserable it was last year ( good thing they gave out blankets at the finish) so I am crossing my fingers that the weather is better. I was thinking about being a spectator for this race, but the more I think about it, I might just stay in my house by the fireplace. Does that make me a bad sister? ( Last Year's Shamrock Recap)

3. I started Physical Therapy this week. Something I probably should have started 4 weeks ago. So  probably one of the most important things I need to look forward to this spring is getting rid of pain and building up strength.

4. Both of us have some races coming up in April too. I was just debating today whether or not I wanted to defer my registrations for them. I am hoping by then my pain will be gone but I know if I do either of them I won't be running full on ( it's not like I'm gonna win) so I might as well just do them and take my time.

5.This Spring I have been invited to Co-Host a Link -up called "Tasty Tuesday". We will be trying our first one this Tuesday March 11. If you have a recipe, food review, restaurant review, basically anything about food ( even if you want it to be a recap of what you ate, I know a lot of you like to do the WIAW, but you can do it on a Tuesday). As long as it has something to do with food, feel free to link it up! Just visit this blog on Tuesday morning and link up, that's all!

Don't forget to enter the Runner's World Sweepstakes to win a trip for two to Iceland ( and free race registration too)

So that's about it! I say lets just bypass Spring and move right to summer! I'm ready to sun and swim!

                            What are you looking forward to this Spring? 
                            
                           Who's gonna link up with us on Tuesday?

( Sorry about the lack of pictures in today's post)

37 comments:

  1. Hopefully physical therapy goes well and you'll be relieved of your pain soon! And I totally agree, let's skip ahead to the lazy days of summer so we can lounge outside at the pool and beach and get our tan on!

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  2. I am soooo looking forward to spring (summer too - I could use some beach time!). I hope the weather starts getting warmer soon - I'm 100% over the cold!

    Good luck with your physical therapy! I hope it starts working right away :0)

    I am excited for the link-up on Tuesday with y'all!

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I'm glad your going to link up with us!

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  3. Yay for physical therapy! I hope it goes well :) I am excited that we're supposed to have temperature in teh 50s this weekend. With what we've had earlier this week, it will feel like summer. Though it's a little strange to go from sub-freezing to 50s in the same week.

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    1. At this point 50 degrees sounds amazing doesn't it?

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  4. Good luck with physical therapy! I am looking forward to Summer, after this awful winter I just want to bypass spring and get right on to the warmth!

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    1. Yes, summer is definitely my favorite season!

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  5. Oh man that murder mystery weekend sounds amazing. I LOVE 1920s fashion, music, and style. Good luck on your rehab! Doing it sucks but the result will definitely be worth it!

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    1. Thanks Amanda! I'm hoping I notice quick progress!

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  6. That murder mystery weekend sounds so fun!! I'll have to look in to doing one of those :)

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  7. I have to admit and am a bit anxious about my half marathon in April 2014.

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    1. You have something great to look forward to!

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  8. Iceland... well, I've never been there; that's for sure. Hope your therapy goes well!

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    1. Thanks Frank! I hope you entered the sweepstakes!

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  9. Good luck with physical therapy! Your murder mystery weekend sounds like so much fun!

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    1. Thanks. I hope Therapy goes well and the murder mystery is always fun!

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  10. Good luck with physical therapy. It isn't easy, but it does help.
    I'm just looking forward to warmer temps lol.

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    1. Yea, i'm finding some of my stretches quite challenging but I am consistent in doing them at home!

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  11. You should come cheer at Shamrock and look for me :) LOL - Good luck to Lacey! Maybe I'll see y'all there!

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    1. Good luck to you! I might be cheering you on from my couch!

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  12. I was too late to sign up for the Shamrock Half so I will be volunteering at it. I decided to do the 8k on Saturday as well. I can't wait! Come out and cheer everyone on!
    @heatherlas

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    1. That 8k looks like a good race, I would have liked to done that one. Volunteering should be fun!

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  13. I am looking forward to nice weather. Our weather this winter has been simply horrible and we moved to Wilmington, NC to avoid long winters in NH! It's not working! Hope the physical therapy helps and you are back running the roads soon M!

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    1. Thank you Pam! I am hoping things warm up quickly for all of us!

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  14. That murdery mystery weekend sounds like something my sister and I would do together too. Sisters are the BEST :) I'm not creative in the kitchen, but I have some favorite recipes. Maybe I will link up on Tuesday!

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    1. We would love to have you link up! You can even do a review of a food if you don't want to make anything!

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  15. Murder mystery weekend? Sounds like all kinds of fun! I need to see if they have something like that around here. I think I have a great post to linkup on Tuesday if I can get it written!

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  16. OH cool- a murder mystery?! I'd love to do one of those!

    I really hope the PT helps with your pain. It really helped my knee this winter. You should definitely incorporate leg massages. I am really seeing the benefits.

    I'm looking forward to warmer temperatures! Brrr

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  17. I was wondering if it is okay to get a leg massage while doing PT? I guess it can't hurt right?

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  18. I hope the PT starts helping. I bookmarked this post for next Tuesday's link up! Tasty Tuesday sounds like a fun idea!

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  19. A food linkup sounds fun! I have more recipes I keep meaning to post on my blog but need to take some pics and type them up in a more organized fashion than my notes. Maybe I'll shoot for an upcoming Tuesday!

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  20. I hope the PT helps quickly! I'd better sign up for Iceland. What a fun win that would be!

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  21. I'm looking forward to more light in the evenings and taking a beach volleyball class on Wed nights so I can have a mid-week activity that is also social. Spring in LA is oddly not the best weather of the year. It can be warm, but it's very windy, and by June the beaches are very overcast. I know, it's weird.

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  22. Sending you lots of healing thoughts! I hope your pain goes away and you are out running races!!!!!!

    No to bypassing spring! I LOVE spring!!!! :)

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