Fun Times With The Beckers

All the fun, even if it's not always blogged…

Run — May 6, 2012


It seemed so easy to sign up for the .5marathon five months ago.

It definitely wasn’t easy fitting in all of those training runs (in fact, most of the time I didn’t… )

It has been a daily challenge, as of late, to get as mentally prepared for this event as I possibly can.

A roller coaster, if you will.

Now, here I sit, trying to gather up my final preparations… Listening to the pouring rain outside (I know, awesome huh?)

We’ll see how this goes.

As miserable as some (most) of this has made me, I can feel a small bit inside of me saying, “let’s do this again.”

I still haven’t decided if I will listen.

Running in the Rain… Just Running in the Rain — July 20, 2009

Running in the Rain… Just Running in the Rain

well, this might be my first official running blog post.

I ran today– TA DAH!!!

and i took the pooches with me. (and they loved it, thank you very much!)

for the last two weeks, i have been on the illustrious Truck$ & Buck$ Truck Tour (which has completely and totally wiped me out… seriously, i slept all weekend!)… being on the road has been a blast – i have a had a chance to see more of the nooks and crannies of this awesome state (seriously) and am having lots of fun along the way. And, as you know, for me, food=love, so i have had plenty of yucky, sticky, gooey, yummy road food… and lots of sitting in the Blackshirt Tundra whilst driving isn’t so good for the booty. one might think that singing at the top of my lungs to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend by Miranda Lambert would create a slight caloric burn, but, alas, that appears (by my recent reflection) to not so much be the case…. whew.

so, after a slightly stressful day of trying to cram in a weeks worth of email reading into a few scant hours, i came home to my bored puppies and grabbed their leashes and dusted off my running shoes (trainers, for my British chums!) and out we strutted in the light rain…. well, it got a bit heavier when we hit the half-way point, but Miss Lucy was happy to keep trotting along… apparently, the lack of beating sun and radiating pavement was a good jogging combo for her… and even THOR broke into a bit of a trot (instead of his typical speed walk)…

brace yourselves – we got back to our house, and all concurred to keep on trucking — so we added another 1/2 mile through UPCO park and made our way back…

people – this is HUGE. we never ADD steps! how exciting… maybe, just maybe, this girl’s got her stride back!!!!!!

April Showers… — April 9, 2009

April Showers…

boy-oh-boy- they had better bring me some May Flowers!

yesterday was nice though, i took the pups our for a 2-ish-mile slog through Nebraska Wesleyan University, and i would venture to say that a fun time was, indeed, had by all!

proof to that, here’s Miss Lu, crashed out in the dining room after our return:
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today- my feet hurt… but they hurt in my heels, well before i strapped on the running shoes… i wish it was April 16th, so that i had a reason for walking around barefoot at work! (cool, huh? i learned about this from Crystal)

Alas, tomorrow is AJ’s birthday- YEA FOR 32!!! he is at home in Hastings visiting his parents right now, so i am going to sneak out tonight and grab some decorations!! 😉 (shhhh!)

Happy Birthday, Eve, My Love!