Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 2 of couch to 5k!!!!

Feeling very proud of myself today! I was pretty sore from Tuesday's run so when I got home from work I told Taylor I did not want to go running. He went to work and I was doing homework feeling a little down on myself for not following through even 2 days of my program. Lacey starting whining and being crazy so I knew I needed to take her on a walk and I figured I might as well just do it! I put on my running shoes and stretched out and did 27 min! I stuck pretty close to the walk/pattern this time! I am proud of myself! Still slight pain in my shins I'll put some ice on them tonight! I am down 1lb for the week so far! Taylor Joined weight watchers which is awesome! He is the Weight-watcher notzie though! (I need him!) I keep meaning to get a before picture up! Thanks for reading this... if you are!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day 1

Alright so day 1 of running was a bit of a challenge. My shins felt a little better today then they have in the past but still some pain. I did 33 min of walking/jogging although not exactal per the program. I am going to get to the point where I can at least do the 60/90 for 20 min 3 times in a row (resting 1 day in between) then I will jump into the program! It felt good to try though! I will get this!!! 2011 BABY!

Couch to 5K

Day 1
So, I have been wanting to start this program for a while but now I am finally doing it!

I have had some shin issues so I am a little nervous but I have new running shoes and I plan to stretch really well. I think that by blogging about it I will stay motivated. (At least, I hope)
I have lost 4 lbs since starting Weight Watchers on the 1st so this will just keep me going! My end goal is 70lbs which will put me at 140lbs!

In November I did a 5K in 53min so in 9 weeks when this program is done I plan to beat Taylor's time (32 min)!!!

Today Taylor has the day off so when I get off of work at 2:30 we are going to go running. The plan for the 1st week is A brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes. 3 times this week. They recommend 1 day of rest in between so I am going to do it Tuesday (today), Thursday, and Saturday. I'll let you know how it goes.....

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Em's graduation!

On May 8, 2010, EMILY GRADUATED from NAU!

She got her BS in Parks and Recreation Management. She is still working on her internship but will be completely done and ready for the real world by the end of summer! We got to go to Flagstaf for the weekend (Taylor had to stay home and work... yuck!) It was a nice graduation ceremony then we went to Outback Steakhouse then back to our hotel, The Little America. It was nice to be able to spend the weekend with the family! We are so proud of Emster!

On Sunday we went to a formal brunch at the hotel for Mother's day!

The Survival trip!

vhe last weekend of April Taylor and Patricia went on a 3 day 2 night survival trip! We were each allowed 1 sleeping bag, a poncho, 2 water bottles, a knife, and a tin cup. We made our own shelter and started our own fire and ate off the land. It was a grueling 6 hour hike in and miserable 4 hour hike out. It pushed us to the end of rope and then pushed a little more! The second night we were solo, so we had to make our own fire, set up our own shelter. I am not sure what was worse, the cold, the fact we were with 10 strangers trying to pull together as a team, the rugged terrain, the lack of food, the lack of sleep, or just being pushed so far out of your comfort zone! But we made it and we are stronger because of it! The good news is that neither of us fought with each other the whole time! It was cool to see how we really came together as a couple and helped each other. Especially Taylor, he was so survival trip. o protective! As hard as it was I definitely recommend it for all people, especially newlyweds!

Taylor realized AFTER he had built his shelter that there 2 ant hills on either side of him. So he made a deal with the ants that of they ate him he would eat every last one of them! (Yes he really would have... he was snacking on a different colony earlier that day)! Luckily no ants were harmed as a result of revenge The last weekend of April Taylor and Patricia went on a survival trip. TAYLOR SNACKING ON ANTS!

Greenwood Wedding!

On April 24th, Erin got married to Willie Greenwood! They had a beautiful wedding in Las Vegas! We got there Saturday morning due to Taylor's work schedule so we missed all the fun with the bachelor/bachelorette parties. But we got
to ride in stretch hummer to the chapel from Willie's sister's house. The minister was a perfect Vegas minister with his deep southern draw. But he had some very nice things to say and Erin and Willie wear beaming with happiness! It was a beautiful ceremony!

It was fun to be able to spend a few night in Vegas! We gambled alot but luckily did not loose a lot! Patricia even won $50 at BINGO!The Fountains at the Belagio were my favorite! This is a view from the top of the Eiffel Tower!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Life is expensive!
Due to a credit we thought we could get but found out we could not, on our tax return, I am sad to announce that Disney World has been postponed! We were going to still try to scrape our pennies and make it happen, however Patricia's older sister announced her long awaited wedding date! April 24th she will be married to Willie Greenwood in Las Vegas! So we are doing a little wedding with just the family! We are sad to not be going to Disney but so excited to be able to see them get married! Willie is a great guy and we couldn't be happier for them! Erin got accepted to Ross vet school in the Virgin Islands! THey will be moving down there in September!
We spent a weekend in Eagar with Erin & Willie and had a blast! Lacey loved playing with her big doggie cousins, Brutis (a great dane) and Mae Mae (a mastiff/boxer/American bulldog mix). We even got snow! It was fun to be there with the Sherman's! Taylor, Patricia's Dad, and Willie went fishing on Saturday and Taylor caught his first fish! It was a 17.5 inches rainbow trout!! He leaned how to clean it and we had it for dinner and it was DELICIOUS!
We had a great Easter with Taylor's side of the family and loved General Conference! Saturday we got to have an Easter celebration with Scott and Christine and the little ones! We dyed eggs and had a great time!
We have had a little bit of conflict regarding the terms of my Community Assistant job but with a little compromise we were able to work it out. ASU stimpulates that a Community Assistant only has 20 hours of outside employment. Since Patricia works 40 hours a week at college safety this was an issue. However, no mention of it was made until after she was hired. She went and met with the supervisor and was informed that either she goes down to part time or she cannot be a CA. This was a little irratating as she was upfront about her employment situation from the begining and was still offered the job. The supervisor was appologetic for not making the stipulation known before hand. So Patricia had the option of either going down to part time or giving up the CA job. After crunching some numbers and praying about it, we have decided that it will be best for her to go down to partime starting in August. She is excited for the simi break from work and we will still be able to save a considerable ammount each month! *DISNEY HERE WE COME*=)