Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Rock n' Roll Half and Stuff

I just downloaded the Pic Stitch app. EXCITING! This picture is my race in a nutshell. Lots of green. I don't think I drank enough water beforehand because miles 5-13 were a bit of a struggle. Oops. I always think the last thing I'd want after finishing a race is a beer... but they were free so I got one anyways. I drank half, but as it was Michelob Ultra I didn't feel too guilty throwing away the rest.

Up next is the Nike Women's Half on April 28th. I just got a t-shirt that I am UBER excited to wear on race day. My goal is to beat my time on the Rock n Roll (2:50 according to my Nike + app). I really need to buckle down with my training... but eating, drinking, and watching Doctor Who is just so much more fun! Which by the way, I am FINALLY caught up on. That's right, I watched seasons 3-7.1 in 3 months. NBD. I no longer have to avoid the internet like the plague because of spoilers. Four more days until the new season!!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday Musings #33

So this is how I spent my entire evening last night. I don't know how I hadn't heard of The Lizzie Diaries before. Each episode is around 4 minutes long and they air 2 a week. (so yes, I watched all 98 episodes in one day - I AM NOT ASHAMED TO ADMIT THAT.) The last 2 episodes of the series (rounding it off at an even 100) air next Monday and Thursday. Glad I caught up before the very end! It's a really cute modern-ish day Pride & Prejudice and for the most part I think they did a really good job of translating everything. There are a few characters/lines that I think sound a little forced (mostly because they're lifting it straight from the book) but I really enjoyed it. I'm excited for the last two episodes! Also, the girl who plays Lydia is also in the School of Thrones YouTube show, which as soon as I finish the book and watch the HBO series, I am totally going to watch!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

March Showers

I made these cookies for a baby shower I attended a few weeks ago. I really loved the green/blue/yellow scheme. Though some of the dots fell off the onesies. FAIL.

With all their dots!

I'm co-hosting a baby shower this weekend for a baby girl which I'm pretty pumped about! Time for Purple/Pink/Orange? Still trying to figure out the color scheme for that one. And maybe this time I wont dot the onesies. We shall see. The shower this weekend is technically co-ed "sprinkle" since it's for their second child. We're doing mini food for everything (sliders, pigs in a blanket, cupcakes, etc.) and including alcohol. (Still need to look up how to make fancy jello shots!) I'm pretty pumped. I have a full weekend of baking ahead of me!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday Musings #32

I thought this was an appropriate follow up to my Disney race posts. I don't know how I haven't heard of Jon Cozart before now, but OMG this kid is talented. It seems he loves things like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and DISNEY so I'm pretty sure that makes us BFFs!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Disney Princess Half: The Costumes

There were tons of great costumes at the race. A LOT of princesses, parent/kid combos, dudes dressed up as princes (and princesses). My favorite is definitely this Doctor Who/Disney cross-over I spotted at the 5K. She handmade it all (I NEED TO FIND THE TARDIS FABRIC!). The tshirt is iron on pictures of Doctor Who/Disney.

She also had a little Pascal (which I totally should have gotten for my costume!) with a sonic screw driver. 

One of my favorite things was seeing parents running with their children. (This was more the Family 5K than the half) 

Since I was running in these, all the pictures are the backs of people unfortunately, but you still get the idea. 

This picture is probably illegal to put up - but I just had to show how awesome this guys costume was! I took the crappy one from the back. FULL RED SUIT! in 80 degree weather!! Running 13 miles in that costume is what I call true love...or insanity.

One of my favorite memories from the Half was around mile 1. I ran past two men probably in their 30s wearing the floor length Snow White and Cinderella dresses. Lots of women were running past chuckling. Some yelled "Aren't you going to be hot!?" This was their response:

Snow White: The worst part about these costumes is the thong!
Cinderella: At least we didn't have to wear our heels.Snow White: What!?! You didn't tell me that! I'm wearing mine!

Seriously - comedy gold mine! I wanted to stay next to them the whole race! But alas, I got sidetracked by Capt. Jack Sparrow. It will be a little weird running the Rock n' Roll half this weekend and not seeing 99% of people in costume, but I'm still pretty excited for all of the GREEN. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Veronica Mars: Do This Now

Anyone who knows me knows that almost all of my favorite TV shows get cancelled way before they should have. But I would just like to point out that TWO of them are making a comeback this year. New episodes of Arrested Development will be on Netflix in May and Veronica Mars just launched a Kickstarter this morning for a movie. Seriously - if you're a VM fan, get over to the website and fund right away! If you've never seen VM, stop what you're doing and immediately watch all 3 seasons - then get over to Kickstarter and fund the movie! You will not regret the choice.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Disney Princess Half: The Look

The race was so much fun: fireworks, DJs, Disney Princesses and Princes at every mile, and 22,000 people running. It's hard to beat that!! Almost everybody ran in costumes. (Look out for a follow up post on those!) My Rapunzel outfit turned out really well! 

I bought a Team Sparkle purple skirt and a purple performance T from Target. Then I sewed on pink ribbon to make it look more princess-y. The ribbon frayed a lot on the ends after sewing it on. I'm sure there is something you can buy to keep it from doing that, but since I'm a procrastinator and waited until a few days before I flew to Orlando to finish my costume, I didn't have time to research. Instead I used the quick-fix of hot gluing the ends. It worked out really well and didn't even look that bad!

So Rapunzel. That girl must have some mad brushing skillz. I bought gold colored yarn to make a really long braid. I spread it out on my living room floor then divided it into 3 sections. 

When I divided it, all the hair got TANGLED. Touché Disney. 

It took me forever to braid it because of the constant tangling and having to move 1 strand at a time. I really needed a hoard of little girls to do it like she had in the movie. (If you're going to attempt this I recommend you bribe some friends to help.) I finally got it done and then used my trusty hot-glue gun to attach some flowers I bought at Michael's. 

To attach it to my head I put my hair in a bun, then wrapped the braid around my head and the bun and let the rest hang over my shoulder. I bobby pinned it in pretty well too and used a large flower clip to mask where I had tied a knot at the top. 

This was after my run, so the bun had fallen out, but you get the general idea. 

When I ran I draped the braid over my shoulder so it wouldn't drag on the ground. My neck got pretty sweaty holding it, but otherwise it was pretty easy to run with. 

The pièce de résistance of my costume was definitely the frying pan. I thought originally it would be the braid since it dragged on the floor, but I got the most comments on the pan. Luckily I found a plastic one in a Campfire Kid's Fish Fry set so I didn't have to lug around an extra 10lbs. (AND it makes a great fan for running in 80 degree weather!)

Flynn Rider also had a mini frying pan so right before I took this picture (which by the way, pretty much made my life) we fake battled with them. HOW AWESOME IS THAT!?!?!

So that was the race from my costume's POV! (Here's one more shot of me pre-race.) #canigobacknowplease

Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Musings #31

I finished the race and am still alive!! The Disney Princess Half was wonderful - everything I could dream of! I'm still kind of tired from the long weekend as we had to wake up at god-awful hours both Saturday and Sunday. (4:40am, and then 3:40am) Then after "running" I cleaned up and spent an entire day walking around in the parks. My feet were not too pleased with me and decided to let me know by swelling up to the size of small balloons.

I did buy some new sweet kicks at the expo though. And ran in them yesterday once the swelling went down. I also bought a sweaty band at the expo and it is AWESOME. I want to buy them in ALL THE COLORS. They don't slip at all and there are a million different designs (including SPARKLE!!)

Hopefully this weekend I'll get all of my pictures uploaded and then I can share highlights of the race and all the awesome costumes I saw. Get. Excited.

P.S. Sorry if gifs annoy you, I can't stop using them!!!