Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Couch to 5k

Last night I started a new workout program called couch to 5k. I recently heard about it from one of my besties Morgan. This program trains you to be able to run a 5k in 9 weeks. I downloaded the application on my iphone and it tells you what to do on the treadmill while listening to music at the same time. The first week you do a brisk five minute warm up walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of twenty minutes. Then a five minute cool down walk. Your iphone/ipod cues you when to walk or jog and counts down how long you have left. Week 2 is a five minute warm up walk then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking then a five minute cool down. Week 3 is 5 minute warm up then do two repetitions of the following: jog 90 seconds walk 90 seconds jog 3 minutes walk 3 minutes then cool down for 5 minutes. As you can see the jogging gets longer throughout the weeks to build the stamina to jog for 30 minutes which is equivalent to a 5k. I'm pretty excited and will keep you updated on my progress. Fall has arrived in full force! I'm excited for pumpkins, leaves changing, hot drinks from Starbucks, and Halloween!

"When autumn comes it doesn't ask it just walks in where it left you last, you never know when it starts 'til there's fog inside the glass of your summer heart"- john mayer

Friday, September 18, 2009

Cell Phones

Sorry I've been a slacker blogger this week. Its been a crazy week at work then to come home and crash.

So today I forgot my cell phone...left it at home. Had to go the whole day without it and then went out for happy hour with no phone. Do you understand how hard it is not to have my cell phone on me. I felt like I lost a limb. I know that sounds horrible, but seriously I felt lost without it. What if someone called? What if someone texted me? I needed to make a few personal phone calls today and couldn't! The one day I actually have exciting news and need to use my cell phone...I can't. Sad day. Okay, so I'm being a little dramatic, but it's what I do- just ask my mom.

Friday, September 11, 2009


This SmartCar was parked in our lot yesterday. Okay, we get it....you're a tiny car! Show off...
SmartCar: 1
Parkinglot: 0

Saturday, September 5, 2009

New Baby

My parents got a new baby this past week- Meet Juno! She is 4 months old and only weighs about 2 pounds. We think she is a shih tzu mix. She is looking like a hot mess in this picture, but not to worry she got groomed yesterday. They have their hands full with four dogs now!

Hope you all have a wonderful labor day weekend! BOOMER SOONER! :)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Dreams Do Come True

Well, I guess it's about time to spill the beans. I met THE Pioneer Woman on Friday night. Allison and I walked into the State Fair Arena and like a beacon of light there she was. We decided to screw the general admission seats and sit in the reserves right behind her. Allison's husband came with us and poor soul had to put up with us oohing and goohing over her..."oh she's taking a picture" "look she's tweeting". We even got to see the punks aka her kids and Marlboro man in the flesh! I must admit he is a good lookin cowboy! I knew the pioneer and I could instantly be bff's when I glanced and saw her take a sip out of her budlight bottle. About halfway through the rodeo I saw her get up and head out of the stadium. I looked at Allison and said "I'm gonna go say hi and meet her" and that's exactly what I did. Do I have any shame? Nope. Followed her straight to the ballroom where she was standing in front of the door with her kids. I politely asked "Excuse me, are you the pioneer woman?" and in a calm sweet voice she answered back "why, yes" We chit chatted for a minuted then went into the bathroom to do our business. Then came out of the stalls and washed our hands next to each other. I told her how I've been trying to win a mixer...hint hint pick Linzy. ha! :) She told me it was nice meeting me and went on her merry way.

I facebooked, texted, tweeted that I had just met THE PIONEER WOMAN. The whole world of Linzy knew 5 seconds after it happened. God bless the iphone.

Not sure what happened the rest of the rodeo I was floating on cloud 9

PS Yes she really is that pretty in person. Girl has great hair!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I went and had a fabulous weekend getaway to Dallas. Mom and I were totally impressed by North Park Mall. Absolutely fabulous stores and a million to choose from! After North park we headed over to Highland Park Village to finish up our shopping. It was nice getting away from the crowds at North Park and be able to really look at the clothes at Anthroplogie. Here's what I bought. Extremely happy with my purchases...and all three were on sale! Go Me! You don't have to shop at fabulous stores and break the bank. Eventually it will go on sale. If a store runs out of it try looking for it on Amazon or google. Why pay full price? This girl is on a budget!

Can you tell I like yellow?