Jan 31, 2010

Project 365 - day 12

day 12, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

I'm still in here but not just scrapbooking. I am decorating my Team in Training shirt. The new Summer Season starts officially in 2 weeks but next week is our Kick off event. At kick off we get to meet the new participants, answers any questions they may have, assure them if I can run a marathon so can you. The next questions usually is...so how many have you ran? My answer is 2 full marathons and about 15 half marathons and throw in a few fun mud runs. I usually get a giggle after the mention of a mud run and a look like really? What can I say I love to get dirty.

Tonight starts my training for the Ragnar Relay! I will be training to run in the dark with a headlamp on my head. Now this should totally be interesting.

Jan 30, 2010

Project 354 - day 11

day 11, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

Mark is in Fresno. Josh is visiting his dad. I am home alone...and i love it. I spent the day scrapbooking. I predict I will be doing the same thing tomorrow. :)

Jan 29, 2010

STM # 119

my eyes, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

If you haven't listened to this week's challenge you really should go over and take a listen. The song is amazing.

I picked the lyrics "Give me your eyes so I can see everything that I keep missing" . I got new glasses today. Yep..I am pretty much blind without my glasses. I kind of feel like Sarah Jessica Parker in Square Pegs talking about her glasses "boys don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses". It's a love hate relationship, but there you have it.

Project 365 - Day 10

day 10, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

It's Friday and I am in a funk. To try and bring myself out of this funk I thought I'd doodle on my hand... it sometimes makes me happy.

Did it work? No. Not sure why I am letting things get to me. This week has just been one of those weeks. Totally looking forward to the weekend.

Jan 28, 2010

Project 365 - Day 9

day _9, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

I draw like a kid, I know it :P when I doodle I feel like scrapping. Tonight is my night BABY..going to go home and scrapbook... :)

Jan 27, 2010

day 8 - Cardio Drenched

day 8, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

It is as bad as it sounds. It's a kick a$$ work out that has you sweating like you have never sweat before. My friend Delia had arranged for us for take a 30 minute work out with Michael Blanks. I was like SSUUURRREEE Wednesday I am free, I'll go. Then we all decided to take the Cardio Drenched class afterwards with Irene Blanks. That lady kicks our A$$ big time. if you are local check it out at www.bodytheory.net. Remember Billy Blanks - the Teo Bo guy, well imagine that but double time it, and yes they are all related.

Oh what is up with the headband you ask..it was me trying to be silly. Figured I'd tried to be "funny looking" for the evening. Yeah don't think I'll do that again.

Jan 26, 2010

day 7

day 7 the nosey_neighbor, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

My mother ... the nosey neighbor.

I was outside taking photos and look who I see looking at me and waving...my mother.

Jan 25, 2010

Project 365 - day 6

On my way to work from the parking lot to my building I always stand and stare at this mural. Johnny Depp..he is one hot babe! And those rumors about him being dead this week...WELL whoever started it SUCKS!!! Anyway, just had to say that. But as far as the mural is concerned I can't wait to go watch the movie! Think I'll *cough cough* call in sick and go watch the movie the day it comes out..ALL BY MYSELF. Just me and Johnny... aahh right. :)

click here to see Trailer ->
Alice in Wonderland Offical Trailer.

Jan 24, 2010

Project 365 - day 5

CHA..what can I say I am lucky to live so close and to attend this amazing event! I walked the entire show (yeah Laura can you believe that) and there is so MUCH stuff that I need! Yes need!!! Can't wait to go home and look through my bag of goodies. :)

Jan 23, 2010

Project 365 - Day 4

Day 4, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

Was I really complaining yesterday? I think my singing of rain, rain go away really worked. Today is beautiful!! It's still jean and sweat shirt weather but the sun is out and it's just beautiful!!

I am really enjoying this picture of the day thing. I've only been using my camera phone but not bad right for a camera phone. Pic #1 - our pool. Can't wait for the heat to come, I need a tan!! Pic #2 My Shadow - love that shadow tells me I am alive. #3. The view from my front door. We have tons of palm trees and tons of Chinese Magnolia trees. The trees are blooming and I can't wait to see the pink flowers everywhere.

Jan 22, 2010

Project 365 - day 3

day3, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

Rain Rain go away. I love the rain. I love going out for long walks with my umbrella..but enough is enough. I'm cold and I just want the sun to come out now.

Jan 21, 2010

Project 365 - day 2

day2, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

Sometimes..like today I wish this wasn't my desk. I wish my desk was located on a tropical island somewhere without all these crazy people around me. Sometimes I want a new job and sometimes I never ever eeevvveerr want to leave my job. Sometimes I want to hide under a rock. I don't understand, how do people deal with difficult people. I'm getting to the point where I am being really quiet and just keeping to myself again. ARGH... so this is my desk, and this is where I hang out at for most of the day. L I F E . . . . . sigh.

Jan 20, 2010

Project 365 - Day 1

What is Project 365? Well for me it's a picture a day... like a day in my life. Right?

I thought I'd give it a stab and try posting a picture a day. Maybe it will also help me keep up with my blogging too.

Day 1. It's raining it's pouring...and now I have a leak in my room... where is the leak? My bedroom. :(

Team in Training - this is how we do it.

Look at my friends. I've known most of these women for at least 2 years, if not more. I must admit my schedule always does include them. We plan our weekly workouts together, we plan our race weekends together, when we chat I swear I can't stop laughing.

2 weeks ago we threw a farewell party for one of my teammates, Ines. She has been such an inspiration and a great asset to the team. She is off to Miami and she will truly be missed.

13.1 Marathon Los Angeles

I signed up for this race maybe back in September. From the pictures I thought the race started at Santa Monica Pier, along the beach, then through Venice Beach and Culver City and back. It wasn't exactly what I thought. The race was mostly ran along Venice Boulevard, with lots and lots of potholes. I did it but was in pain the whole time. Yeah the foot still isn't the best but me being me I still did the race. All in all it was a great day filled with great friends and great conservation.

After the race Chely, Susie and I went over to the ocean to cool down our legs. The water was CCOOLLLDDD but it was a perfect ending to a great day.

Next race? I don't know right now. I haven't signed for any upcoming races. On my "WISH" list is Mayor's Marathon in Anchorage, Alaska. It was my first full marathon and I'd love to go back and do it again.

How could I forget I am signed up to do this crazy race, I guess since it's not a full or half marathon I didn't think about it. The Crazy Race - Warrior Dash. Read the event details below..and then you will know why I call it a crazy race. Maybe crazy isn't the word but tell me what do you think?

What the hell is Warrior Dash?

Warrior Dash is the ultimate event for thrill-seeking athletes. This running series is held on some of the nation's most demanding and unique terrain. Participants will conquer extreme obstacles and celebrate their feat with music, beer, warrior helmets and muddy shorts.

What do I get?

Free beer.
Warrior helmet.
Bad-ass Warrior Dash t-shirt.

Custom Warrior finisher medal.
Live music.
Post-race food and water.
The pride that comes along with being a Warrior.
Warrior race bib.
Steel warrior helmet age division prizes.
The craziest frickin’ day of your life. (YEAH!)

What should I bring?

Identification will be required.
A change of clothes.

What should I wear?

There’s no way around it – you’ll be filthy when you finish. Wear clothes or a costume you don’t mind getting dirty. Good, solid running shoes would be a good bet too.

I want to wear a crazy costume / run barefoot / etc.?
You're good to go, as long as your costume or running shoes do not harm other participants.

I’m not in good shape. Can I do this?

Finishing Warrior Dash is more about mental toughness than being in great shape. (That being said... I am golden!)

Is Warrior Dash safe?

There’s certainly risk involved in Warrior Dash, but we take every precaution possible to get you to the finish line safely. There will be paramedics and an ambulance on site in case of an emergency. You enter Warrior Dash at your own risk.

Enter at your own risk.... uumm... sounds like fun don't you think?

Jan 16, 2010

STMC # 117

love you_capone, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

I love the song Scrapping the Music Challenge Blog came up with this week: Say Hey by Michael Franti & Spearhear. I actually heard this song a while back when I went to go see him in concert at the Hollywood Bowl and liked it but you know didn't think twice about it and forgot about it. Then one morning while watching VH1 Jump Start Videos, the video for this song came on...and I was like whhhoooaaahh I remember that song. I started doing a little boogie and that evening I downloaded that song.

The layout.. uum... what can I say I love this puppy. He isn't mine, he is my sisters little baby. Pain...in the butt he is but I love him so. he comes over and jumps all over me, of course I pick him up. He barks at me and plays this little game with me. I lay on the sofa and he comes in and lays next to me wanting a belly rub. Totally love him. His name is Capone. Yes just like Al Capone. The dog is full of personality. :) You can't help but love him.

For your viewing pleasure here is a little video I did of him when I was babysitting him. He must have been about 5 or 6 months in this video. Enjoy... :)

To view it on YouTube click HERE -> Capone

Jan 7, 2010

Whose paying attention anyway??

I've been a slacker. A real bad slacker. I don't update my blog, I don't scrapbook yep just call me slacker.

BUT while I was on vacation, the few days I was at home I did scrapbook. :) I'd sit at my table and think...look at magazines...look at websites...and then I started thinking when did things get so complicated anyway. Who am I trying to impress? Why no one. So that is when I got into my grove.

Me and my niece. I just love this girl to pieces. She is at that age where we can hang out at times, but others ... well what can I say she is a teenager. I was there once..lets just say VERO I love you. You are an awesome mom and thank god she is your daughter and not mine. :)
krystal_love her

This layout is about my Marathon Virgin: Mark. I've been running since 2006. I can't remember how many times I've asked him to run with me and each and every time I got a no, well not a flat no but a HELL NO. Finally I got a YES. And now..I think he is addicted and I think I like it. :)

My Team in Training Friends. Really they are more then friends they are my other family. Not sure what I'd do without them.
WinterWonderland 2009

It's been a while that I've showed off my boys. Aren't they just too cute. I'm allowed to say that right, I am the mom.

boys_thanksgiving 2009

Las Vegas Rock n Roll Half Marathon. It was such a great weekend!!! I've been trying to catch up on my marathon event photos. I have gathered all my race bibs... I've got a lot of catching up to do.
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LV_marathon page 1
LV_marathon page 2

There is a story behind this layout. I've know Bridget (middle) for maybe 2 + years. All of a sudden I see these facebook post from this Lauren chick. I was like who is she and how did she get all buddy buddy with my buddy. Lauren is on the same running team we are on except she is on a different season. So the idea of bringing the two seasons came along with this thing called "Sunday Funday". Both groups meet at a bar and drink and eat and be happy. Fun right. So I went one day and Bridget didn't go. I got to know Lauren and totally understood why she was so awesome. So here we are the 3 BFF's. That is my story and I am sticking to it. :)

Besides all these layouts I did work on an altered album. I can't show that off yet because it is for a gift. :) Will post pictures later.