Friday, June 08, 2007

Back Home...Make a Home

So, here are some random photos of the work I have done so far. I've painted some of the white walls, with my dad changing out the light fixtures (the bamboo fan, not pictured, but in the living room is the best!), as well as adding new, European style faucets and bamboo blinds. Eli's room is in the early stages for a beach, surfing theme. I'm starting from scratch, almost every piece. It took me almost a full day just to put Eli's new bed and dresser together. Pretty sad! My favorite pieces include the wall art above the couch on the wall, the oar as a make-shift curtain holder, and the chinese piece above the entertainment center that I purchased for 30 dollars at an antique shop.

We'll Always Have Florence

Rome for a Day

My former running coach always said, "Anything worth doing, is worth doing well." I feel like I am betraying my experience by just slapping these photos together, especially the ones that are sideways.

More Athens...

Santorini Island

Off to Athens!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Magazine Interview and Running Ramblings

Interviewed for the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund. Here is an online article from a nice, local magazine.

Inaugural Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon, November 19, 2006

Okay, so what was I thinking?? I signed up for yet another marathon (26.2 miles) next month. The first is on November 19 and the second is on December 9. But really, I have a plan. The first marathon is so insane that I will feel perfectly okay running the first 22 miles slowly and walking the rest. That weekend calls for a 20 mile run, in prep for the Huntsville, Dec. 9 marathon. So, call this an expensive, painful marathon tune-up. And check-out the course elevation! At least we get a super cool award medal and a technical shirt with our name on it. Nice!
Anyway, I have run the 11.2 and 5.8 (both in there) several times. I should be afraid, very afraid. Which is good, because I'd like to get those feelings out of the way before heading to Huntsville. Actually, I am off to Huntsville in a couple of hours. I'm going to run 18 miles of the course....get familar with it.
15 Minutes Late for a 5 Mile Race- Still Earned First Place for My Divison

To be honest, I just woke up with the itch to run in a race. Bad thing was this was 6:35 and the race started at 7 in the next city. I was a little late, but thank goodness for chip timers. This was a 5 miler course, and I still came in with a 7:49 race pace and a first place in my division spot.