Sunday, September 30, 2012

The ONE Run

Isn't my daughter just darling watching all those runners go?? 

 I promoted this race before and yesterday was finally the day! It was lots of fun but today I totally paid the price of the fatigue. 
Still, it was totally worth it! 

This is me and hubby waiting for the race to start!

But let me tell you, I was tickled from Friday when I picked up my registration packet:
Of course, the packet contained my runner number (47), my personalized shirt that says "My Child is the ONE" and then lots of goodies from local sponsors like a bag from LuluLemons, an Autism Awareness bracelet, a clip holder from Chelco, tooth brush, tooth paste and floss from the local dentist, coupon for spa treatment, a beauty class and a night club coupon, plus free pass for the bowling alley and gift certificates along with soap, shampoo and facial creme samples.....even a pen and a drink holder.....JACK POT! 

My personal contribution was to crochet the medals that went to the winner. 
I created a small puzzle piece and I choose the colors green and blue as they are the colors of the school we were raising money for, the Emerald Coast Autism Center.

This is me running it!!

And this is how I looked after finish the whole 5K.....OMG!

Hubby even took a picture of my coming out of the port-a-potty, but I spare you that one! 

The things I'd do for this little guy!!
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Weight update #5

It's been a while since I checked my weight, being busy and sick and having the procedure, I really didn't watch what I ate or bothered with walking anywhere. 

I was really dreading the idea of weighting my self and I avoided the scale like a scary disease LOL 

But the other day I got all my courage together and went for it, so here it goes. 

And this wasn't a measure that I took in the early morning after starving the whole night like usual, but I went for it in the middle of the day and still, 1 pound less from my latest update

 I'm honestly proud. 
I think my job plays a good part on it, as I walk up and down the cafeteria for 3 hours straight every day, 5 days per week. 
So, I'm doing something I like and gain a nice figure in the meanwhile....what else I could ask? 

Although is ONLY one pound and sometime I wish I was doing better, I have this picture to remind me that I'm on the right path! 

This is 1 pound of FAT! When you think that you ONLY lost 1 POUND, remind yourself of this picture because it's a great accomplishment!

I wouldn't want THAT up there still being on me!

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wanna win something sweet??

Then go on facebook!! 

My friend at Sweet choice bakery is going to post a riddle for everyone in our area (sorry!!!) to solve. 

The winner will get freshly baked cupcake from Sweet choice bakery and a matching cupcake key chain from me! 
Don't miss out! 

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Happy Fall!

WOW almost a month from my last post :( I really don't like neglect my blog, but times have been busy and eclectic to say the least! 

I finally got around a little procedure that I needed to get done, it only took 6 months for my insurance to decide if I should have it or not! LOL 

Plus a terrible case of sore throat took away my voice and gift me with bad cough for a week :( 

But all is in the past and all is well now. 

I can't help but slow down and smell the air filler with pumpkins and falling leaves. 

Yet, here is Florida, it's still hot enough to go to the pool! 

But the heat and humidity have finally ease up and we can enjoy long walks without dehydrating......or going on scooters rides: here is my little girl trying to teach her big brother how to ride one.....

 .....almost there!!!
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Trading event!

Trade event coming up! It will be held on September 7th & 8th 2012. This event will start on Friday at 11:00 am and run until Saturday at 11:00 pm. (Central Time)

The Trading Post by Seabreezejewels


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Monday, September 3, 2012

Join the race!

There is more then one reason why I'm started power walking and running lately. 

 Sure, loosing weight have a LOT to do with it, but also this cause is near and dear to me: The One Race

This race it's the first event of "The One Campaign", a series of events that will help the Emerald Coast Autism Center (ECAC) to raise money for scholarships and equipment they need to keep the school going.  

The Emerald Coast Autism Center is a no-profit school and most of my readers know that my son was enrolled in it and was able to graduate from it in a little less that 1 year. The staff is amazing, they allowed my son to recover from Autism and be able to go to school with typical peers. But they did much more that JUST that: they welcomed us (and still do) like family, supporting in every battle with the public school district and even allow me and hubby to go on dates. 

The concept of The One Campaign stems from the new CDC autism prevalence rate of 1 in 88. With the dramatic increase in the number of people with autism, it is our goal to raise funds and awareness by showing just how many of us know that ONE individual with autism. Perhaps your son, daughter or grandchild is the ONE. 
The point is, with such a high incidence rate, more and more of us are connected to someone whose life is affected by autism. All funds raised by The One Campaign will support the ECAC Scholarship Fund - a Fund established to assist families of children with autism who otherwise could not afford the services their children so desperately need. 

This is a local 5K race and I'd like to invite everyone of my friends to it. It's walking friendly (not everybody is able to run it, me included!) and by registering you will get a personalized T-shirt that will qualify the way you are affected by autism (available if you register before September 15th). 
Me and hubby's T shirt, for example, will say "My Child is the ONE". 

As I was saying, the race is walking friendly. I was able to save up and buy some comfy running shoes, but unfortunately my leg still hurts: I think it's an issue that I will have to address medically eventually. For now, I will still look cool in these!
Are you drooling yet?? 

 It is a sunset run, starting at 4:30 P.M on September 29th (Saturday evening). 

 After the run, there will be live music, drinks and amazing food from Tucker Duke's Lunchbox and prizes will be awarded for top 3 in 10 age groups Male and Female. 
There will also be a special prize to the 88th runner overall! In addition, we will be giving away raffle prizes and free food for all runners. 

 Did I convince you yet to sign up?? 
Registration Closing Date Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 11:59 PM PST 

 I hope to see you there!!
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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Stuck in my head

Everyone gets that song stuck in your head for days, I believe. 

This time for me it this beautiful and sweet song form Christina Perri, A Thousand years.

Someone pointed out to me that it was somehow related to the Twilight saga. 
I'm not a fan of it so I wouldn't know. 

To me the song speaks of love, at every level, and makes me recall of the movie "Brave". 
But that's just me! 

Hope you enjoy! 

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