The girl's gotta be smart, she told her mommy (my sister) that she wanted to move in with Aunt Boo because Boo would let her have a go Yankees bedroom. See what I'm saying - she's a smart one!
Several months ago, she came home from pre-school announcing that she wanted to donate her hair to sick people. I'm not sure where she heard of the Locks of Love organization, but she was adamant that both she and her mother donate their hair.
Its been a process, because at the time neither of them had hair long enough to donate. Those of you who have young girls can sympathize with my sister trying to manage long hair on a 5 year old.
They struggled, but survived. And today is the big day - their both going for their donation hair cut and I couldn't be prouder!
I love that, even at a young age, my niece is smart and strong enough to decide she wants to do something and see it to the finish.
Using her as inspiration, I've decided to take up Lois's challenge. She's going to run a half marathon early next year and I need to step up to the challenge. I'm going to train for a half in November. Its a twelve week training course recommended by the Shrinking Jeans newest contributor Christie O.
I only have 3 weeks till the race, but that still gives me a week to miss out on a little training. There is a course time limit of 3 hours, but at my worst I run a 12 minute mile, so that would put me done around the 2 1/2 hour mark.
If you were here yesterday, I get a little frustrated when I don't have tangible (non-scale) goals. Hopefully this will help out with that. Can any of you running experts tell me what a "standard deluxe" hill is?
I'll leave you with the quote for the day:
Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby.. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of sh*t.