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My Boo Hoo Post Surgery "Run"

It has been 19 days since my Wisdom Teeth Extraction.
I am still unable to eat normal foods, and oh yeah... one side of my mouth is swollen and on the other side I still have some light bruising.

Really?  does this ever end?

I guess it will end soon enough (I hope).

The Running man and I am on vacation with my parents this weekend. It's really nice that they purchased on of these vacation club condos. We LOVE coming to Orlando. Especially since we purchased Year passes to Universal Studios.

On Saturday we went to Universal rode a couple of rides and then met my parents for dinner in the condo. Last Wednesday at the appointment with my oral surgeon I asked if I could start running. Reluctantly he allowed it. He only asked that if I was in pain, I would stop.

Today, I went on my first run. It was a BEAUTIFUL day here in Orlando. I was so excited to have a lake to run around and a new path to explore. Sadly,... as I ran my teeth started to hurt. It was SO frustrating because I wasn&#…

Pretty Muddy - Miami (Winner Announcement!)


Out of 8 eligible entries, I am pleased to announce the entry 3 was the winner! 
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Good Morning, Future Mud Running Ladies!

I am so excited to announce that I have been given the unique opportunity to run in the Pretty Muddy, Women's only Mud Run! That's right, a women's only Mud Run. This event is described as:
Pretty Awesome
Pretty Fun
Pretty Sweaty
Pretty Messy. 

I've never run a Mudder, so I'm pretty excited to be participating in this Pretty mud race. It's going to be fabulous!  How much have you fallen in love with the concept of this race? It's pretty awesome right!

Check out this video from the Chicago run.

When is it?

Saturday, November 17th 2012.

It's right around the corner and so we don't have much time! Here's what I want you to do…

My early Birthday gift.

Everyone loves Santa, right?

Well, that's what I thought. Until I married my husband that is. ... Honestly, of all the things we talked about prior to marriage, Santa Clause was not one of the topics. I'm not really sure why. ... Anyway.

Santa was a big part of my Christmas experience. We had Santa decorations, we volunteered at Christmas Parties in the Hospital, we took our picture with Santa every year and really looked forward to the fun of Santa.

Don't misunderstand, we know the true meaning of Christmas and we celebrated the birth of Christ and the free gift of Salvation. We just also had fun with Santa.

My husband was the total opposite. Santa wasn't a part of Christmas at all. ...

I'll never forget the first Christmas we were married. We were on our honeymoon cruise in the middle of the ocean as December 25th rolled around. Guess who was on board. ... Santa! Allegedly, we didn't see him but we heard he was there.

Santa has no longer been an item of conve…

Juvenile Justice League - 5k Wild Walk

It's hard to believe that I am already approaching my next race! I'm really looking forward to this one, as it is for an organization dedicated to spreading the gospel and reaching the unsaved. I might also be looking forward to this event because,... well... I don't have to run. :) It's a WILD WALK at the Zoo.

About Miami Youth for Christ
From their website 

YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to prayer and the Word of God. To have a passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.

How does YFC attain their mission? 

YFC has a program or a volunteer or an employee perfectly suited for EVERYONE! Seriously, I am amazed each Spring as I hear the testimonies of people (young and old) who have been impacted by YFC. The Lord has truly blessed that ministry, and I am honored to walk in …

The Fat Booth

Wisdom Teeth Post 1.

How many have you have downloaded "The Fat Booth". Be honest, you know you have downloaded it, taken pictures of your friends, yourself, your family and perhaps your pets. You laugh because the application blows your face up into proportions that are abnormal! Trust me, as a heavy person... I know what my face looked like with real fat. That fat booth app. ... not so normal.

Now to my point.

The swelling has gone down in most of my face. However, my cheeks are still a little larger than normal. I had my appointment with the Oral Surgeon today. He assured me that due to the complexity of my Wisdom Teeth Extraction, the swelling in my cheeks was normal and should go away soon.

[If you have a weak tummy, skip this part]

I'd been having some serious pain and nausea over the last few days. In addition to the pain, swelling and nausea I've been overly emotional. My new favorite person (my oral surgeon) cleaned out my teeth and told me that he was proud …

Money Saving Wife of a Grad Student.

While I have been recovering from my Wisdom Teeth, I've been thinking a lot about how we can save more money! It might be that I watched every episode of "Extreme Couponing" on Netflix. ... But, it might also be that I actually enjoy organizing and saving money.

I had been doing really well with budgeting and saving money until last November. A couple of days after Thanksgiving we went on a 7 day cruise to celebrate our 3 year wedding anniversary. After that, we went to San Francisco for training seminar. While we were away, a couple of things happened.

1) I realized my need to give up some of my unhealthy habits and start exercising.
2) I fell off of the couponing wagon.

Well friends, I'm back!

On Sunday I walked to the corner store (sshhh... don't tell my oral surgeon) and picked up a paper.
I have clipped coupons, organized them and am now skimming through some sale ads looking for deals.

I'm not one of those crazy coupon ladies that buy a million boxes of…

...Just let go.

My wisdom teeth may be gone, but I'd like to think I'm still a little wise. ... 
Anyways, my thoughts today were inspired by a C.S. Lewis quote found on Pinterest (of course). 

Sometimes we just need to let things go and enjoy the journey. 

Ever seen a cabbage patch doll?

I looked in the mirror today and thought, I look like a cabbage patch kid". ... I had my wisdom teeth out on Thursday morning, and I must admit - I have been treated like a princess since before the surgery.

Mermaid and her sister gave me a beautiful pink package filled with all things princess and pink.
It has crayons, coloring book, Princess Mask, Pink nail polish, jello and pudding! All things fit for a princess recovering from having her wisdom teeth removed.

In addition to my princess recovery package, my mommy came to help Mr. Handsome take care of me. I'm very thankful she is here.

Apparently, my teeth were very impacted - and very tricky to get too. The procedure that should have taken 45 minutes took about an hour and 45 minutes. I woke up when they were still cleaning me up and started to cry. I have never been in so much pain. With my head back, and the tears flowing the nurse grabbed some tissues and held my hand while wiping the tears. I then heard the doctor say…

Prayers appreciated.

Going in for my wisdom teeth this morning.

Prayers appreciated.

Special shout out to Mermaid and mermaid-sis for my special recovery bag!


Pinterest Tested: Outfit Inspiration

Have I mentioned lately that I LOVE pinterest? 
Lately, I've been working on my outfit for the Family 5K in January. Therefore, I have dedicated this post to some of my favorite outfit inspirations found on Pinterest. 
My Family 5K inspiration. 
Miss Daisy Duck

The more I get to know my character (through Wikipedia and google) I'm loving the idea of dressing like Daisy! 
Here are some more of my outfit inspirations. Let me know what you think! 
You thought I was going to run in that? 
NO WAY! - This is my inspiration for AFTER the race.
... A girl has to look cute. 
As far as running, my plan is to wear a Tutu (okay, I've changed me mind like a million times on this). .... Anyway I will also purchase pink (or purple) shirt and wear a chunky bangle and a bow. That will be my simple Daisy Duck inspired running outfit. 
On December 22nd, my sister-in-law and I will be having a Disney Movie / Outfit Prepping day! 
Obviously, I'm excited and look forward to sharin…

My Princess Shoes are Yellow.

Okay my fellow Princess Half family members, what color are your Princess shoes?

At 11:00 a.m. week one of my Princess Training is complete. I'm super excited to have completed my first week with my fastest 2 miles ever. I'm also not looking forward to the realization that next week I will only get to do one of my training sessions (stupid wisdom teeth!) ...

In addition to my great week of running, I also got to go to a College Football game with my love.

 By the way, ... my shoes are yellow (for now).

Princess in Training

Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Aurora, & Ms. Piggy!

What do they have in common?

... Well, you will probably find pictures of look-a-likes plastered all over Instagram, Twitter and Facebook in just about 21 weeks.  Why? The Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon.  Can you believe it?  We are about 21-ish weeks away from my very first 1/2 marathon. I'm SO excited.

Yesterday was my very first official training. In order to properly document, I asked my darling husband to take a picture of me.

As you can see, he took a BUNCH. Actually, he took more... I just didn't think I should post 25 pictures of me dancing around my living room as a "warm up" before my first run.

Seriously, sometimes I forget i'm a grown up. ...

How about you, have you started training yet? 

In addition to training, my husband and I have continued to walk our pups an average of 2 miles each morning. If you work a full time job, and love spending time with your spouse, I highly recommend a morning walk.  I…