Tuesday Things

1. I registered for my first 2014 race.

Austin 2014

Using that word “register” fairly loosely considering I didn’t have to put out a dime for next year’s Austin Half. Race organizers were trying to bring in some more registrations (possibly down due to their previous title sponsor and Lance’s PED scandal in the media – that’s just my opinion though) so they ran a BOGO one-day deal: register for the 2013 race and they would comp your entry into 2014.

Austin Marathon One-Day Deal

Brad and I jumped on that IMMEDIATELY. For once in my life, procrastination paid off. I don’t expect that to happen again. Ever.

In any case, this race is one of my favorites in town and I’m excited to run it for the 4th year in a row!


2. I entered the lottery for another race in 2014.


I went back and forth on this one probably a billion times. It falls on the same day as 3M, which has the fastest half marathon course in Austin and is where my current 13.1 PR is from. As much as I’d love to run 3M again, I was itching to try something new. Obviously running Houston will be a little more expensive since it requires a hotel stay and 3-hour drive, but the change of scenery will be worth it.

And if my luck plays out the way it does 99.9% of the time, I won’t get selected in the lottery and will be running the 3M Half Marathon for its 20th Anniversary.

Either way I’ll be racing on January 19, 2014. Location: TBD.

3. I’ve become slightly concert obsessed.

I’ve seen more concerts in the past six months than I have in probably my entire life. It started last fall when I saw Jason Aldean & Luke Bryan in San Diego. Holy crap. SO MUCH FUN. Country concerts are so much better than most Top 40 artists because they actually sound the same as they do on the radio.

615971_10100183422831305_388190108_oWe came back from San Diego and immediately bought tickets to see Brantley Gilbert in October. And Easton Corbin in November. And Chris Cagle in December. It helps that the venue we go to sells tickets for $8-12 so it’s not like we’re breaking the bank.


Then in March the Austin Rodeo happened. We saw Kip Moore one weekend and Gary Allan the next.




Last weekend we saw George Strait, Miranda Lambert, and Martina McBride put on a killer show in San Antonio. And two days later I bought tickets to see Justin Moore in July. And the day after we jumped at the chance to get tickets for Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert at the new Austin 360 Amphitheater in September. Then in October we’re going to see Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, and Thomas Rhett in Dallas.

AND! I saw Fallout Boy at Stubbs on Sunday night. They don’t quite fit in the country genre but the show was A LOT of fun.




Hi Pete Wentz.

So yeah. I may need a concert intervention at some point. But it’s so hard to say no when tickets are only ten bucks!

4. We added a new member to our family.


Meet Sox! We’ve been talking about getting another dog for quite awhile now and finally pulled the trigger on it this week. I freakin’ love her. How cute is that face?! I’m fully aware it might be less cute when she starts chewing on my running shoe collection. But for now … how cute is that face?!


Bo isn’t too sure what he thinks of Sox yet. Probably has something to do with him being 104 pounds and her only being 10. She’s basically a toy.


Our love for the Red Sox isn’t apparent at all. {Boston Red Sox}

5. I’m flabbergasted over this “Tebow to the Pats” announcement.

I have no doubt that Belichick has a plan up his sleeve, but I’m still in the WTF phase of acceptance.

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That seems about right.

Maybe in signing Tebow Belichick & Brady can get some inside info from him. Like why God hates the #Patriots so much in recent years.

And that too. Find out for us, would ya Tebow? K thanks.

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  1. Whoah, free race entry. Nice! You should be coming to FL instead of running Houston or 3M. Hmph!

    Oh, and I love concerts when they DON’T sound like the radio. I always feel like if they sound too much like the album, that they’re lip-syncing. I like when they change it up a bit!

    Sox is so cute! How big will she get?

    And more importantly, how much do you miss me? 🙂
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  2. I LOVE the photos of the pups together….so funny seeing their size difference! I’m also devastated about Tebow going to the Patriots. Considering we’re moving to the Bay Area, I may have to changes allegiances and become a 49ers fan.

    Also, made the polenta last night, and it’s delicious but ours turned out really runny. Kind of weird. Maybe I don’t know how to measure water lol.
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    • RE: 49ers – I hate Kaepernick. I’m not sure what exactly it is, but he makes me mad when I look at him! haha

      Ahh I’m sorry the polenta didn’t come out :/ that’s so strange… next time I make it I’ll double check the measurements, maybe I gave you a wrong amount.

  3. I agree. Come to FLORIDA!!!

    I love that your dogs are named Bo and Sox 🙂 And Sox is pretty much the cutest thing ever.

    I really can’t accept Tebow as a Patriot. I refuse to root for him. It frustrates me more than anything to see all of my friends from UF now announcing they are Pats fans. PUH-LEASE.
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    • I will think about the race in Florida 🙂 if Houston doesn’t pan out, it would definitely be more fun to go on a mini vacation vs. running a race close to home!

  4. Your new dog is adorable! Hope Bo and Sox get along well. Great names too. 🙂

    Also, I’m super jealous of all your country concerts! I have been wanting to find a good one to go to for a while. I guess I just haven’t put the effort in to find one. Haha. Maybe this will inspire me to actually do it!
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  5. I hope to see you at either 3M or Houston! Yay for a new puppy, Sox is super cute. We’re adding a puppy too, but I’m slightly less enthusiastic about it.
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