Thursday, June 28, 2012

Just Dance!

This post is a bit random, but I just wanted to share these two dance videos. I have had these under my YouTube favorites ever since I could remember. Enjoy and prepare to drool all over your keyboard.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Shiny Things.

Whenever I need a slight boost of inspiration or idea, I turn to Pinterest. I need to make use of my crafty things again. Today after work, before meeting with a friend for dinner, I made a quick run to Jo-Ann Fabrics. I picked up a few items, not paying any attention to price because I knew I would "need" it regardless of its cost. My total came out as a tiny surprise, but I am satisfied with my purchase. I cannot wait to add these new shiny things to what I already have here at home.

* 1/2 a yard of off-white fleece and 1/2 a yard of black leather
* Two necklace cords
* Necklace bottom
* Variety of assorted beads

I made an online purchase not too long ago on more goodies for DIY projects. I cannot wait until they arrive. The black leather I just bought will go well with it, too!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bring Me Flowers.

I have not been posting about new beauty purchases or DIY projects lately. It would take a whole lot of time gathering it all to blog about, since it has been awhile. I will do my best to post current events and purchases from this point on.

On another note, the weather has been super moody. This morning was storming, left some hail evidence, electricity went out in certain parts of the city, and some trees fell. It is late in the afternoon now and it is super hot and humid out. Sunny, but humid. Anyway, because of the slight sunshine we have, I did my nails last night. I used the Ziploc bag technique and it turned out pretty sweet!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

RunForYourLives. 5k Zombie Run.

I participated in my first 5K this past Saturday; June 2nd. It was not your typical 5K. Whilst running, runners had to avoid "zombies" and go through obstacles. Participants receive three health flags to tie around their waist. The object of the event was to avoid "zombies" from taking your flags. It was quite an experience. From sliding down into a mud pool, walking against a downstream, getting zapped a few times while crawling in mud under an electric fence, to jumping out of a dirty pool of water and accidentally having my shorts fall loose, exposing my hot pink undies to the army guy, the overall experience was amazing.

I enjoyed the obstacles. They were way fun. Those did not wear me out. The running did. Going up sandy and muddy hills, trying to prevent my flags from being taken was tirrrrre-ing! The very first few hills were the most difficult. The first 5-10 minutes nearly defeated me. Being oblivious of what to expect, I seriously contemplated thoughts of calling it quits. After making it two-thirds into the 5K, I lost all my flags. After that point, the run became a lot more at ease. "Zombies" didn't really put a whole lot of effort in wasting their, (I'm sure tired as well), energy to chase runners without flags. The experience and adrenaline rush felt incredible after I was done. I think three of the girls from my group each had one remaining flag around their waist. Yay to them!

I am so thankful for all the girls I went with. I was obviously the weakest link! They were such an awesome bunch. They waited at the top of the hill, toward the finish line, so we could all slide down into the mud pool and finish together. I told myself and a few of the ladies, I probably will not do it again. I can now cross it off my bucket list, but who knows, maybe I will give it a round two. Perhaps next time I will do a little more training. I was definitely not physically prepared this time around. After we all rinsed ourselves and got dressed into our clean dry clothes, we went straight to the concession stand to redeem our one-free-drink ticket for a cold beer.

Results are here: 5K Zombie Run - Minnesota

The Ladies!!! Before & after. From dry, clean clothes, and being excited... to being drenched in mud, water, and an incredible feeling of accomplishment.

After the whole experience, I decided to donate my shoes to the event. I have had those babies since the eight grade. They definitely stuck with me and managed to stay in good condition. I figured someone in much more need could make great use of them as well. :)

According to Wikipedia, "In 2012, Run For Your Lives established a partnership with Project Sole, a non-profit organization that collects shoes to raise money for domestic schools and civic organizations while distributing footwear to impoverished and disaster stricken communities throughout the world. At each event, Run For Your Lives participants have the option to donate their used sneakers after the race."

Here is an awesome POV video. All locations are slightly different. This is what us Minnesotans had. Kudos to a youtuber who also took part in the Minnesota Zombie Run course.