Monday, February 7, 2011

Marathon Monday...a Non-update

Happy Monday everyone! How are you all doing? Did you have a good Superbowl Sunday? We spend Superbowl with our friends and neighbors and it's always a good time. Lots of yummy food and drinks (peach bellinis) and all our kids play SO well together. It's really awesome. Now I think I'm having eaters remorse...too much good stuff yesterday.

I planned on updating today with how my marathon training is going...but it's not going anywhere. Last Sunday I rolled my ankle on my run and i've been down for the count ever since. I've been doing the R.I.C.E. thing as much as I can...rest, ice, compression, panic...I mean elevation. But between chasing the kids to softball and baseball practices, working full time and trying to eat my weight in pizza rolls on Sunday, the recovery has been slow going. I rode the stationary bike twice this weekend and tried out the elliptical today at the gym. No real pain but it just feels unsteady and shaky. So I guess I will be resting for a few more days. Wish me luck. I am no good at resting.

So today I will share you with the Crop Suey Challenge for February!! You need to use 9 items on your layout...that's the challenge! Multiples count as 1, so if you use 3 buttons = 1 item. Easy, right?

I hoard my Jillibean Soup papers like nobody's business but I thought the colors were perfect for this softball photo from last least. My daughter was on the Orange Tigers and let me tell you...they were ORANGE!!!

I used some more Jillibean Sprouts...

And I really love these big white flowers. I think I got them at Oriental Trading! You know, a gross of flowers for about $5 or something like that.


I hope you join us over at Crop Suey this month. The winner will get some awesome Cosmo Cricket papers and that is worth playing for!

I hope you all have a great start to the week. I have some Superbowl munchies that I made yesterday that I will share this week and hopefully squeeze in some Valentine treats as well. And...maaaayyyybe a run. We'll see...Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

SprinkleBakes said...

Adorable pics and the embellishments are so perfectly matched!

Hope your ankle is better soon! That must be SO aggravating.

Michelle H. said...

Mara, sorry about your ankle!!
Hope it will heal quickly!!
What a challenge!!
Love your LO!
Love the circles and the picture is so adorable!!
Hope you have a wonderful week!

Angie said...

Mara, OMG how are you feeling? Get plenety of rest so you can get back to your running. I love your page very cute. I love jillibean stuff also, and I have never used it. It came out realy cute. Oh and thanks for the nice comment you left.
Have a wonderful week.

Sue said...

Very cute layout and pics! Hope you're back on the run SOON!

patti west said...

hi Mara...you jillibean hoarder, you. ;) love this lo!!! That photo is too cute! Sorry about your ankle...hang in there, and don't be running on it too soon!

Mariah said...

Mara-I hope you feel better. Rest that ankle!! Did I leave you a comment about the First training program...you may want to check it out. It focuses on 3 days of running and 2 days of x-training...here's a link...http://www.amazon.com/Runners-World-Less-Faster-Revolutionary/dp/159486649X/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1297166874&sr=8-3
Hope you feel better!!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

SO SO CUTE!! I LOVE IT...teach me your ways. I am so so sorry about your ankle. That is awful!! Keep up the R.I.C.E!!! PS there is no such thing as being to obsessed with the bachelor:)

Rebecca said...

Sorry to hear about your ankle :( Hope it heals fast for you. Love the layout--super cute pics and love the colors.

Belinda said...

Oh what fun! Love the fun use of the circles on the top left and the fun flower! Just perfect!

Kim said...

wowowow all that ORANGE just looks fabulous I love it!

Erica said...

The colors ARE perfect!!! Great design