Friday, June 19, 2009

What's the diff?

"The difference between the mile and the marathon is the difference between burning your fingers with a match and being slowly roasted over hot coals." ~Hal Higdon


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Such Truth!

The below made me stop and think today! Thus, I must give credit where credit is due. Bras and Ranties posted it and I had had had to share... I am an over analyzer by nature but sometimes overanalyzing is a prohibiter. These words spoke to me and made me realize there is really not as much to it as I might actually think and most times things are just better when left un analyzed.
Merci Bras and Ranties!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Dancing and Prancing my way outta May right into June!

Well well well... June is upon us and May has slipped by but definitely NOT unnoticed. What a month May turned out to be!
It started out with the move into a fab new place in which I am sound and settled. After which brought the Marathon--which I killed and most definitely owned. Boston is no longer a mere dream but reality. I will be making the trip April 2010 to run the oldest marathon in North America...That deserves the biggest of hellz ya! Quite the feat for my little VingNation. This was followed by a nice and relaxing stay-cation which consisted of dinners, drinks, laughs and fun with many a friends! And the end of May brought something unexpected-a big change. Change can be frightening but it is a true necessity. I have assumed a new role at a new company. It is exciting, scary and fun all rolled up into one! I had been at my last company for 5 and half years. It was so hard to say Goodbye but alas my next chapter awaits in all its glory.
The month of May was all about change and new beginnings. The pieces are falling into place and life is moving at a steady pace--just the way Vingies likes. 09 is most certainly all mine. I love when words become action. For all you Debbie downers and Nancy nay-sayers out there--BOOYA! In your face, Yos!
Now we are already into June...With summer on the horizon-though the weather has been less then satisfactory-the nice summery days we have enjoyed make my heart flutter with excitement with all that lays ahead. Last summer was the Summer of Sarah (coined by my little keeks) This summer is "Dance (picture me dancing on the spot, ok more like flailing) and Prance" (picture me prancing on the spot with confidence and sheer dedication). (named by Marky). Everyone needs to get'er goin and dance and prance it up! I have literally danced and pranced my way right out of May into June.
Already the lovely month that is June has brought some amazing moments. Brithdays, Stagettes, lots o' laughs and too many gts with new friends and old ones. I have set a new running goal--Scotia half with a goal time of 1:35 to qualify my little asskis for the NY half marathon in November. I say why not...I am on a roll-- cannot stop while you are ahead, right?
May you all be dancing and prancing right along side me...
V. xo

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

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45 Lessons that Life Taught the lovely Mrs. Regina Brett

I just received the below via an email. Amazingly written, awesomely thought out and truly notions to live by!
The below were written by Regina Brett a 90 year old woman of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio.
Brett wrote the below 45 lessons that life taught her to celebrate getting older. She has proclaimed that it is the most requested column she has ever written. You will soon grasp why... Enjoy, my friends--Vingies most certainly did!

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12 It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40 If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's,we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

Lillies and Loves to you and yours, V.