Thursday, April 8, 2010

Three Things Thursday (and the winner is) ...

1. On Tuesday, Kalli @ fitandfortysomething, hit me up with The Stiletto Award. I am super honored and would proudly rock some stilettos if my weak ankles would allow. But since they won't, I'm just going to take pride in this award and pass it along to some of my bloggy friends who inspire me ...


Here’s what I’m supposed to do:

1. Display the Stiletto badge of honor.
2. Brag about it – post a link to the page to highlight what the award is about.
3. Say thanks! Include a link to the friend who nominated you.
4. Share the love-nominate 5-10 more blogs. Leave links to their blogs and leave them a comment so they know they won!
5. Do what you do! Keep at it and keep inspiring others.
And the award goes to ...

Meg @ Meg Runs!

2. We are having a mini-heat wave here in VA. It's blazing. Like over 90 degrees. Usually, I would be fine with this. In fact, I could deal with 90 degree temperatures everyday. As long as I have a place to escape the heat when necessary, of course. Unfortunately, I don't have a place to cool off right now. Our A/C is dying. Every time the compressor tries to kick on, it is causing the electrical panel in our house to arc. The electrician told us not to run the A/C unless it was "unbearable." It's getting close to that, but I'd much rather be hot than have my house explode. So, basically, we are sweating it out. At least until this afternoon. The HVAC technician is supposed to come here today. I am hoping that also means it will get fixed today (please, please, please. Heat and cranky babies are not a fun combination). I have my hopes that it will be a cool 72 degrees in here by nightfall, but I am not holding my breath ...

3. I am done running until the Cherry Blossom 10 miler. By some stroke of luck, I did NOT have to use my treadmill at all this week. Last night at 7:30, KT joined me for a quick run around my neighborhood (3.42 in 33:35). Here we are pre-run.
It was wicked hot and by the time we finished it was dark. Luckily, I was decked out in all neon, so you probably could have seen me from space.
Then this morning, G came over at 7 a.m. to run the same loop (3.43 in 33:13). We did not, however, manage to coordinate our outfits this time. (Note: this was my second run in 11.5 hours. That counts as a double, right?)
Can you believe I got out of bed and ran first thing in the morning twice this week? It's probably because I was pulling energy from the brightness of this outfit ...
Oh, and before you leave, I want to thank everyone for entering my Moving Comfort Giveaway. There were 262 entries and the winner is number 43 ...

Congratulations! Please email me your choice of bra (Fiona or Vixen), size, color and contact info and I will take care of the rest.

26 comments:

Molly said...

hope the weather cools off in time for your 10 mile race! (and that your house doesn't explode)

Good Luck!

: )

Nicole Joy said...

I LOVE your running outfits. So fun! Makes me want to go running.

Olivia's Mommy said...

My eyes! My eyes! :-) Good luck at the Cherry Blossom. Can't wait to see the recap and of course race pics!

Michelle said...

Love your outfits!

Good luck on the 10k!

Emily said...

Thanks for the stiletto love!! I should be home and spectating for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler...let me know about how fast you'll be running and maybe what color your stellar skirt/sock combination will be so I can look for you!!

Kerrie T. said...

We didn't used to have A/C here because this is Seattle. It's not a necessity. Well, for me it is. I don't know what we'd do without it. Hope it gets fixed today. Ugh.

S Club Mama said...

you are bright {bright neon!}. I so wish I had someone to run with here. That would make it better.

Robyn said...

Yeah it's been hot in NYC and I used my AC for the first time last night! Hope yours gets fixed!!

Katie A. said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you girly! You are so sweet! I needed that today, too ;)
Oh man, no AC in those temps blows!! I'm sooo sorry! I'm sending good thoughts your way that the HVAC dude arrives promply and fixes it!!!
Happy Thursday!

Kim said...

Have a great time at the Cherry Blossom! I've always wanted to run that race.

Staci Dombroski said...

We just had to have our AC fixed two days ago. It has been miserable in SC with all of the temperatures too!!! It is too early for all of this heat! Have a great night and I hope it gets fixed soon.

MCM Mama said...

I can't imagine no air conditioning right now. Bleh!

BTW, how do the running skirts run? Are the same size in regular clothes as in the skirts? I'm thinking about trying one, but not sure I can get out to the one store in the area that carries them.

Erica said...

cute outfits! I hope hvac makes it out there today!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Thanks again so much!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Okay I left a comment but it's not showing...hummm somewhere in bloggy land some one is wondering what in the world I am talking about!

But to restate my lost comment:

We have no AC except the open window...and the local farmer just spread liquid manure! eeeeuuuuu
I hope yours is fixed quickly!

Hubbs wanted me to run the CB but we couldn't work out the kiddos and his work schedule. :-(

I am still wicked jealous of your running outfits. Maybe you could just tell me what to wear?!?

Thanks for the love!

Anne said...

Love the outfits :)
Good luck on your race...I look forward to reading the recap!
Have a great weekend!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Woohoo on the runs and the awesome outfits! :)

Good luck in your race this weekend!

samsam26 said...

I couldn't help but notice that you had 262 entries in your giveaway. Add a decimal and it is a marathon - 26.2!!!

Sarah said...

You really have the best outfits. I love your socks! :)

Meg said...

Thanks Missy! I appreciate the sweet and sassy award and now I have to think about all of my inspiring bloggy friends ...there are so many wonderful peeps out there, it's hard to narrow it down.
Hugs to you and I love your neon stripes from this morning!

ajh said...

Good luck in your race! I hope it cools down for you!

Cynthia O'H said...

You'll be awesome at Cherry Blossom! Let a few degrees cooler come your way.

Tara said...

Congrats on your award!

I hope your AC starts working again...yugh. I also hope it cools off for your race!

Monica said...

You need to remember to shave your underarms if your going to pose like that in pictures.......... just kidding girl!! You look fantastic!

Sarah said...

It has been a heat wave here in NY too and my body is so not used to it! 2 weekends ago I was running with gloves on. I think I will be happy when the high is only 60 again...much better running weather.

X-Country2 said...

Those running outfits are HOT. You own those socks. :o)