Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A little taste of what we do at CenSource, Inc.

For those of you who don't know, I work for my dad and our company builds and installs all kinds of signs. The things they can do out in that work shop are pretty mind blowing and it takes a lot of people and a lot of work to make the whole process run smoothly. After the signs are built there is a crew that installs them. We have been building some Ruby's signs for quite some time and now they are installed! This is an awesome video that was put together when the signs were installed recently. We have some pretty talented guys working for us.

Ruby's Five Points Drive-in from Garner Films on Vimeo.

Friday, February 19, 2010

5.3 Miles

This is an old picture, but this is what I looked like while running yesterday. I was gleaming with pride. It was a break through run. The longest I have ever done.

So I know that just the other day I blogged about my goal of running a half marathon and I said I was going to increase my mileage soon. I looked up a route on google maps before I left for my run yesterday and I figured that I would do it next week, but while I was running I just felt the urge to go for the longer run. So I tried to remember the route as best I could and I made it home and every once in a while I would start smiling because I was so happy that I was doing something that I never thought I could do. If you had told me a year ago that I would run that long I would have told you you were crazy! When I looked up the map again when I got home I realized it was 5.3 miles! I was so proud of myself. SO there ya go... another update on my training.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

4.4 Miles & Insanity

So I just wanted to give you an update on my big goal for the year: to run a half marathon. I am a third of the way there!!! I am up to 4.4 miles in my running. I have been doing it consistently for about a month now so I am thinking about increasing my mileage a little bit in the next couple weeks. And I also need to sign up for a 10k. Does anyone know of a fun course that wouldn't be super difficult? Running isn't easy for me, but I love it. I think I like it so much because I can do it now, even though it isn't easy. When I was in Junior High School I was overweight and NOT cute. I had no sense of style and I was awkward. Looking back at those 2 years makes me a little bit sad because I felt like my weight and my lack of physical activity really held me back, but I never did anything to change it. There was a "Coyote Run" that we had to complete (I think every week) and I could never do it without walking. I am pretty sure it was only 3/4 of a mile, but I couldn't do it (or that is what I thought, I wasn't into pushing myself to new limits). I remember the best grade I ever got for a Coyote Run was when my soccer player friend Nikki coached me the whole way and encouraged me to jog. I think someday soon I will have to go back there and run that coyote run and prove it to the fat awkward 8th grader inside me. I think I need to finally let go of that image that I have of myself because I am a different person now. I think I still feel like that girl because I am not the person that I want to be yet and my body isn't quite what I want it to be yet. I am getting there and I will never stop trying, but it is hard to change habits that I have had my whole life and it is hard to undo the damage that has been done due to my bad habits. But the whole point of being fit and healthy is so that I can move on and live a long healthy life instead of one that is filled with awkwardness and insecurity. When I talk to Tyler about this he is always very encouraging and tells me what a good job I am doing. He doesn't understand what it is like to be the fat girl in class, but he encourages me when I get too hard on myself. I keep repeating this quote by Albert Einstein in my head: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results". It is time to start changing what I do if I want to get the results I want. I need to be more disciplined if I REALLY want to be the woman that I want to be. I will not subject myself to insanity any longer. I can't do it anymore.


A couple weeks ago we went to the BYU vs UCI mens volleyball game and it was really fun. Shira and Devin invited us so we met up with them, got In n Out and headed to the game. It was fun to visit and we also got to see Janae and some other family and friends since Uncle Mark bought us the tickets. Thanks Uncle Mark! It was a really fun night! After the game we went back to the Dickson's place and made pizzookies and watched "This Is It" (the Michael Jackson movie). I know it might sound weird, but it made me sad that he is gone. He was such a great musician and I am sad that there will never be a new song. The whole time we were watching I realized that you could have a dance party for hours with only Michael's songs. He was amazing. But anyway... the night was fun and I am stoked that we have sweet family that lives close and likes to party with us!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Congratulations Tyler!!!

After many sleepness nights, worrying and wondering we have finally heard. Tyler got into Cal State Fullerton!!! Some of you may think it is easy to get in there, but these days, with crazy budget cuts, they are not admitting people as easily as they used to. I am so happy for him! Finally he can stop worrying! Congrats Tyler! I am so happy for you!!!