Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ringing Of The Bells

Wanna ring my bells?

Come on, I know you do!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Hanukkah

It's the Festival of Lights.

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights,

The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a special candelabrum, the nine-branched Menorah one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. An extra light called a shamash (Hebrew: "guard" or "servant") is also lit each night for the purpose of lighting the others, and is given a distinct location, usually above or below the rest. The "shamash" symbolically supplies light that may be used for some secular purpose.

Holidays are what they come to represent and not what really happened... this is universally true. The story of Hanukkah is about the miracle of light lasting in a dark time... that's what it means to me The lesson is what we make it... this is also universally true.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Spinach & Cupcakes

Hey, its all I got. Dude, I am trying to reach 1000 running miles. Leave me alone.

Accepting full responsibility for every little thing in your life, Michelle, is what opens the floodgates to joy and power.

Or to what we here call "joypower."
Every little thing,
The Universe

Monday, December 7, 2009

Wanna Go Kayaking?

Kayaking Metlako Falls - Headcam from Dave Hoffman on Vimeo.

I broke my helmet, I'm bleeding, but that was fucking awesome!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

First Day Of My Life

This is the first day of my life
I swear I was born right in the doorway
I went out in the rain suddenly everything changed
They're spreading blankets on the beach

Yours is the first face that I saw
I think I was blind before I met you
Now I don’t know where I am
I don’t know where I’ve been
But I know where I want to go

And so I thought I’d let you know
That these things take forever
I especially am slow
But I realize that I need you
And I wondered if I could come home

Remember the time you drove all night
Just to meet me in the morning
And I thought it was strange you said everything changed
You felt as if you'd just woke up
And you said “this is the first day of my life
I’m glad I didn’t die before I met you
But now I don’t care I could go anywhere with you
And I’d probably be happy”

So if you want to be with me
With these things there’s no telling
We just have to wait and see
But I’d rather be working for a paycheck
Than waiting to win the lottery
Besides maybe this time is different
I mean I really think you like me

I always try to live as if each day if the first day and the only day of my life. Ok, well not quite that dramatic but come on, you know you have to make the best of each day right? Make it special. Do something fun. Even if your idea of fun is cleaning the bathroom, then go for it.

I am so proud of so many folks. There is one beautiful girlie in particular that I never talk about and I cannot reveal her info here, but let's just say, she makes me look weak. She is strong and stunningly gorgeous and not healthy but you would never know it. Her attitude is this:
I want to wake up every morning proud of myself for not just getting through this time in my life, but for finding a reason to enjoy life every day, to let laughter burst through my lips so hard I can barely breathe, to smile so much that my face hurts and to dance around on the days when my body seems to be rebelling. Find peace with myself, know who I am in my heart, in my soul and stay true to that. Refuse to let a smaller person belittle me, stand strong for what I believe in, never waiver, never falter...keep pushing through, enjoying every little bump, hill, valley and mountain on the way.

Five years from now, when I look back at this time, I want to be proud of what I did, of who I became. That's all I want for Christmas.

That and some new warm socks! MY TOES ARE FREEZING! I love you all, I miss you all, and I hope all of you are having a glorious December.

I love her so very much and what she wishes and wants for herself, I want for her 1000X more!!!

What are some of your wishes and hopes for this Christmas and beyond into 2010? Do tell!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Glee Ful

Anybody watch this show? I am just starting to watch it and I am really digging it. Granted, it is a show about highskool kids and I am far removed from that scene, but the show is fun to watch. Lots of music and fun stuff. Plus, that teacher Will Schuester AKA Matthew Morrison is kinda hawt!!

It's not everyday you get to view a funny ~ interesting ~ highskool drama with the tag line A biting comedy for the underdog in all of us.

I am an underdog and so are you so go watch an episode or three and let me know what you think!

"That’s the difference between me and the rest of the world! Happiness isn’t good enough for me! I demand euphoria!"

Friday, December 4, 2009

I Want Your Ugly

I always thought I was awesome, but this says it perfectly.

Today was a kick ass run for me. I ran my butt off to try to run a sub 29 5k. I booked it. I was flying. My legs were turning over as fast as I could possibly make them. And I hit 5k in 29 minutes exactly. 1 second. Just one fucking second.

You live and you learn. Right?

So, holiday season is in full explosive gear now. NYC is teeming with tourists. It's kinda annoying actually. But, at the same time I love it all.

It's like having a bad romance or something:

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fat Man Sitting

I don't know about you, but if that was me sitting next to this man, I would have nicely asked to be moved. I am not judging, I am just looking at this from a safety point of view. Dude sitting next to him is looking a bit nervous don't you think?

What would you do?? Come on, be honest!

"It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?"

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Shade Of Poison Trees

If you knew,
What I know,
Would you try?
Before your time
Has run on you
And worn you down

Would you know,
What you desire,
In your heart?

So these are my VFF's. My Vibram Five Fingers KSO's which means Keep Stuff Out. I like to say Keep Shit Out though. I run in them about once a week about 3 miles at a time. They are awesome. I really dig running in them because you are basically running barefoot and I am sure you all remember way back when, when you were kids running free. Yeah, it's like that only now I am not a kid bur a runner trying to find some balance and fun to keep it all interesting. Check them out here VFF's

Thanksgiving was awesome. Just my family. That's all I needed this year. And a great stat about my running. I hit 100 mile months 4 times this year. August was 125 miles. How cool is that?

Usually, Michelle, the wiser you are, the easier life gets.

But then, the happier you are, the less you need easy, the faster you can run, and the higher you can jump.
Go for happy,
The Universe

Peace out.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's The First Of The Month

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony- First of the Month
Wake up, wake up, wake up it's the 1st of the month
To get up, get up, get up so cash your checks and get up

What up yo? You all doing good? I've been all buzy and shit and my blog is paying the price BUT I have decided to try this. I will try to write a post every single day of December!! Can I do it? Whatcha think?

What better way to start December than with a survey!! Steal it if you want to I didn't make it up yo!

Just pick the first word that you think of when you associate yourself with that category. Don't overthink it.

If I was a/an ___runner__, I'd be ___epic___

TV show: Dexter
Song: All these things I've done ~ The Killers
Movie: Garden State
Book: Born to Run by Chris McDougall
Fictional character: Hank Moody
City: New York Fuck yeah
Verb: Eat
Color: orange
Animal: gazelle
Emotion: frustrated
Article of clothing: running gloves
Flavor: sweet
Food: lasagna
Vice: icecream
Plant: kiwi tree
Mythological animal: hobbit
Letter: X
Inanimate object: ipod
School Activity: cooking
Positive attribute: loving
Negative attribute: needy

Now you go.