Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday is RUN day!!!

Happy Sunday everyone! I was up at 4am this morning, getting ready to pick up my girlfriends and driving to the start line of the Los Angeles Rock and Roll Half Marathon! I have been training for this race for 10 weeks and the day was finally here. While I brought my camera (just my little point and shoot), I don't have any photos except one from the finish. But I am happy to say that I beat my previous best time in the half marathon by 16 minutes. I wanted to run under 2 hours and ran a 1:54 today. Yeah! The weather was perfect, the race was very organized and it seemed like everything just came together today. Here I am with my girlfriends (I am the one who didn't get the memo about wearing a pink shirt!) who also ran, having a free beer at the end of the race. Miller Genuine Draft 64...super light beer...not the best beer but the best today!


I am sore now and super tired and can't stop drinking water. But it was a good race and I am already looking forward to the next one!

I will leave you today with a few projects I did recently for Croppin' Paradise using the Reminisce line called Autumn Forest. The colors are perfect for fall!! I was a bit hesitant about the cutesy animals in this line, but they are actually my favorite part of my layout.


The leaves and cute animals are on the big sticker sheet that coordinates with this line, I love them! My daughter loves this layout too...because of that cutie squirrel!


And one more...a card using the scraps! Wouldn't this make a cute thank you for a teacher?


Okay, I am getting ready to crawl into bed and veg out for a bit. Hope you all had a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!!

18 comments:

Lee said...

Well done. That's a great time for the half marathon and you beat your previous time by far. I need to start training properly again. All the big runs are starting here for us again in preparation for the Comrades Marathon.

Angie said...

Iam glad you had a fun time at the marathon. I know your beat. Also what a great page. love the fall colors and that squirl is super cute. get some rest. have a great week.

Kim, kimmy, kimmie said...

Way to go Mara! You are one dedicated runner! Hope you have a quick recovery time! Love your cute critters!

mustangkayla said...

Congrats on a great time, way to go! Your layout is ADORABLE! Love those critters! Cute card too!

VanessaB said...

woo hoo- way to go on your race!

i know, cute is scary, huh? but they are SO CUTE and great on your lO- love 'em. your apple thank you card is refreshingly adorable with the yellows and reds. :)

Belinda said...

Woo hoo! You go girl! That's so awesome! Love the layout with the cute critters on it! HOW adorable! And fun use of the tags as well! And your card is just perfect for a teacher thanks! Awesome! And I can't believe its with the scraps, such a different look!

Monique said...

Congratulations on beating your time Mara.. I am so envious and can't wait to run again one day.. Love the fall LO the little critters are so cute :)

Rebecca said...

Congrats on the race! Super cute LO--love the critters looking on at the photo of your cute girl. And the card is adorable too.

BethieJ said...

CONGRATS Mara!!! Hope your feeling FABULOUS today!
LOVE the LO and Card.. both are so cute!!
Have a GREAT day!

Mariah said...

Congrats on the new PR! I hear that race is a ton of fun! I'm trying to convince my hubby to do a long weekend in Vegas to do the RnR Half in December...we will see. Beautiful SB layout also...so pretty!

Aubree said...

Congrats on your amazing marathon time!!

Love the layout and card! That squirrel is too cute!!

Aubree said...

Congrats on your amazing marathon time!!

Love the layout and card! That squirrel is too cute!!

Kim said...

awwww those little animal stickers are jsut perfect for your layout, and that card is way cute!

Christy said...

LOVE that cute fall layout!!

IamDerby said...

That apple card is perfect!

Bethany said...

You go girl! Congrats on your successful finish...you're super inspiring!

Joni Kix said...

YAHOO!!!! Congrats on the new PR!!!
Beer sure goes down smooth after a run, doesn't it? (even bad beer) LOL!

I'm not really into cutesie animals either, but it really works on the layout! I LOVE IT. That is a great photo of your daughter too!

Sue said...

Congrats on your run! Pretty soon you'll be running a full marathon!

You make such cute stuff:)