Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Running Update

November was a good month for running. On 11/10, I ran an 8k which included a couple of small hills. Then, on Thanksgiving morning, I ran a 10k which included some large hills. I was very proud of myself given how far I've come from when I first started running. I can now run my miles in 9:20-9:30 minutes. I used to take at least 10 minutes per mile. I'm continuing to shorten that time. I hope to eventually run a mile in less than 9 minutes. Now, for some people, that's really slow but I'm happy with my progress. Also, somehow, there were a lot of pictures of me. There's usually one picture of me and it looks like I'm walking instead of running. I'm happy to report that I look like I'm running!

Both feet are off the ground!

This one is my favorite.

It took 4 minutes to cross the start line so I actually ran the race in 46 minutes. I was very proud.

MTH was there too - he finished before me.


Ok, so I've been bad about keeping my blog up to date. Here's a checklist of topics I want to write about:

1. Phoebe - the not so terror cat
2. Thanksgiving
3. Running
4. Christmas Decorations
5. Christmas Party
6. Awesome Dress
7. New Furniture

Wow - I have a lot of ideas. Hopefully I won't be too lazy to get some entries done over the next few days.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sighisoara Cat on a Leash

Sighisoara Cat on a Leash
Originally uploaded by etk
Amazing - a cat on a leash. I should be so lucky to get Phoebe in such a contraption.

Friday, November 16, 2007

My New Coat

ETK asked to see.

I love the color.

I also got a new hat.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Today in the Washington Post:

"A Washington Post analysis of city records has found a total of $31.7 million in questionable property tax refunds dating back seven years -- including $346,700 to one fictitious company named 'Bilkemor LLC.'"

That definitely takes nerve.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

A Day at the Zoo

On Sunday, MTH and I headed to the National Zoo. Here are some photos.

Almost 5000 pounds, he's the baby at the zoo.

Pygmy hippo hanging out in the water.

He decided to make an appearance outside.

There's a panda asleep in the far left corner. Can you find the panda?

Perfectly framed by their favorite food, bamboo.

Golden tamarin

A close family of meerkats


Must be the male - very scary - he jumped out from nowhere

Looks like we need a bigger swatter

The tiger was talking to the zookeeper. It sounded like a very scary meow.

MTH is so brave!

The beaver is swimming while the duck suns himself.

I loved the curved neck of the white one.

Amazingly, they can stand on one leg for hours!

The zoo was fun.