Thursday, October 15, 2009

Good Things

Thank you for all of your comments and support on Run4Rett. It was truly been eye opening to get involved behind the scenes and as you can imagine, it has been pretty hectic this week wrapping up the last minute details. 2 days til the event!

And now I have a few good things to catch up on...

Here are a couple pics from the chocolate peanut butter cake that hubby made for my Birthday - from scratch! It was delicious.





I won a Disney-themed giveaway a while back from The Running Briefs after she ran the Disneyland Half Marathon. Check out this awesome hat. Thanks Kristen!




For months I've been drooling over the Clif Bar flavors that Heather at trials of training often mentions in her Tuesday Trials... and I've often complained that we don't have nearly the selection around here! Well Heather surprised me with a wicked package (which arrived on my Birthday, btw!) containing a sweet card and two delicious Clif Bars. Thanks Heather!


[Sorry for the blurry pic!]


I neglected to mention last month that I received some special mail from Mel aka Tall Mom on the Run wishing me good luck on my marathon redemption. Thanks Mel!



And speaking of Tall Mom, she is our host this week for Take it and Run Thursday. It's been too long since I've participated in TIaRT and I apologize to those I missed! Here's what she wants to know.

Scarecrow asked for a Brain, Tin Man for a Heart, and Lion for Courage. If you could meet the Wizard of Running and ask for anything what would it be? When your wish was granted how would your travels down the Yellow Brick Road of running be different?




My wish to the running gods would be for resilience.

"Resilience is defined as a dynamic process that individuals exhibit positive behavioral adaptation when they encounter significant adversity or trauma." (Wikipedia)

Okay, so bad weather conditions may not necessarily qualify as "significant adversity or trauma" so this may be a bit of a stretch... but all too often I allow crummy conditions to get to me and completely ruin my run/race. If I could accept and adapt to these conditions, I would be much more likely to succeed.

I suppose hitting the wall would constitute "significant adversity or trauma" - if I could overcome that, I'd be running along the yellow brick road with a little extra pep in every step.

That's all for today! Thanks for reading and
Happy Thursday (almost Friday)!

22 comments:

Lacey Nicole said...

i think i need your hubby's recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

love that picture of you!!!!

(did you get my card?????)

resilience= great idea!

Mama said...

Yum! That cake is awesome looking!

Resilience would be a nice thing to have.

MCM Mama

Jamie said...

all very, very good things! that cake looks delicious!

Heather said...

Yummy cake!

A little bit a resilience would be nice. :)

N.D. said...

lots of fun stuff -that cake looks delicious!! :)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Glad you liked the card... And thanks for playing!! Resilience....that is a great one. This week i have been an unmotivated SLOTH.. Rain, sore knees and lack of energy and I have not fought through like I usually do... And of course I am beating myself up about it..

Hugs to that tasty caek, way to go hubs!!

Nicole said...

That cake looks absolutely divine!! Chocolate and PB are my favs!! WTG on all the fun gifts!

trialsoftraining said...

Oohhhh my gosh, that cake! recipe?! what is on top of it??? LOOKS AMAZING


I can't believe how long that mail took - but how perfect that you got it on your bday!!! :) I hope you like those flavors! I'll send more when I find them - our runners stores always have random choices.

Rio Runs said...

That cake looks yummy! Chocolate and Peanut Butter together...how much better can it get?
Cute hat!

J said...

Yeah I agree with lacey I need the recipe too! lol Those are all very good things!! Having resilience is also a good thing! I know you have lots of resilience though!

teacherwoman said...

Umm, okay, that cake looks so yummy!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

oh.my.gosh. i'm a peanut butter freak. that cake looks delish!

Mark said...

Nice hat!!! Oh the cake looks so good!!!

Running Around Acres said...

Good luck and have a great weekend

joyRuN said...

I'm so impressed with hub's made-from-scratch cake!!

Irish Cream said...

WOW! Way to go, hubby! That cake has me drooling . . .

ShirleyPerly said...

That is such a cute cake! And I too am VERY impressed that he could make it from scratch. My husband can only make them from boxes but it's the thought that counts, right?

RunToTheFinish said...

awwww that is so sweet for your hubby to do!!!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I wished you happy birthday on high five Friday.. In case you missed it. Hope you are extending it to the weekend.. Hugs to Birthdays!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

all good things!! hope the run went well! and that cake looks awesome! Well done hubs!

Patrick said...

Great post!!! That cake looks YUMMY!!! Can your husband make one for me on my birthday and ship it down to Buffalo??? LOL:) I LOVE chocolate and PB-- I must get this recipe!!!

Denise said...

My birthday is coming up this month...maybe Hubs can make my cake?? ;-)