Sunday, October 10, 2010

And so it begins...

Being that ABookishWonderland and Saralicious were my inspiration I feel like books or food should be my start... But being that my food enthusiasm only goes as far as my stomach... AND the current reason I am in weight watchers on tuesday nights... The only food talking I am going to be doing is trying to figure out how to keep it AWAY from me...

Although, to tie the two topics together... At book club on Wednesday night, I did have the pleasure of witnessing this amazing chia tea latte thing, that somehow is different every time its ordered...
In hind sight I should have taken pictures of it every week at book club... and in fact I just may start. ;o)

Book Club and Books in general will most likely be one of my main topics, so I am just going to put it off a little bit longer...

Yesterday, my son and I participated in the HERtimes Erie 5K at Presque Isle. 5K walk/run for me and 1/2 mile run for him. This being my first 5K I didn't really know what I was getting myself into... And to say the least, now I know. It was exhausting and way more emotional than I would have thought... Children were standing on the side of the road, clapping and cheering for their parent, complete strangers were shouting words of encouragement with the same excitement for the leaders of the pack and the stranglers at the end... Hugs were given and tears were shed. I'm not really the emotional type but when all was said and done I had a huge sense of accomplishment. And the tears in my grandmothers eyes at the finish line almost did me in... But I held strong, UNTIL my son was the one showing the endurance and strong will to complete his 1/2 mile... As he crossed the finish line with his head held high and the enthusiasm of a Gold Medalist, a tear slipped my eye, and I understood completely where my grandmother was coming from...
I finished 25 in my age group. 334 out of 525 overall. 42 min and 24 seconds.


  1. I'm so proud of your will to do the 5k. I've never had any interest in doing one, but maybe I should look into it. And yay for Tony for completing his 1/2 mile.

    And I love that we don't know exactly what it is I drink at book group! LOL

  2. Thank you... But keep in mind I am feeling the tenderness today... We had a good time tho... And if you are interested there is one at the end of the month here in town... But it starts at 6 am I think and costs 25$ to enter... Although all proceeds benefit Breast Cancer...

    About your drink... I am going to start taking pictures of it every week and we will see how many varieties you are getting... Or completely different things... Hahaha... ;o)