Archive for December, 2008

lil’ darlin’

Posted in random on December 11, 2008 by afuntanilla

An older client of mine came into the office today. After we finished talking business, he began telling me a story about when he volunteered to go into the army and how he thought he was going to be gone a year. He said he had to tell his girlfriend he’d see her in a year.
Then he said, ” that was a song at that time…”i’ll see you in a year, lil’ darlin'”

Maybe you had to be there, but it was so damn cute how he said this…
Brought a smile to my face on what has been a dreary kind of day…

a few things to pass along

Posted in random on December 11, 2008 by afuntanilla

The final race of the 4 desert series in Antarctica recently finished. I read the race updates as they had been happening. AMAZING. You can read about it here:

Also, if you are looking for running related gifts, you can check out this cool calendar at

I’m slowly settling into my new place and truly enjoying it. It’s getting more and more cozy every day.

for today

Posted in motivation, quotes on December 9, 2008 by afuntanilla

‘why should i practice running slow? i already know how to run slow. i want to learn to run fast.’

-Emil Zatopek

with a whisper

Posted in random on December 7, 2008 by afuntanilla

‘cast me gently into morning, for the night has been unkind’

-sarah m

more happiness…

Posted in random on December 6, 2008 by afuntanilla

I told ya happiness is many things in my last post and i’m here again to tell you more! 

I moved into new place this past Monday and ever since I have been taking a shower without a shower curtain because I have just simply not had the time to really look for one I want….you know, to match the colors of the bathroom and all. So, yeah…i’ve been taking a shower like this all week and doing pretty well at NOT making a mess. Well, today I was able to get a new shower curtain that is to my liking. 

After I left work and before I came home to my new place, I had to go by my old place to move some more stuff. On the way, I went to coffee shop to get a jolt in the form of a little 8 ounce cappuccino. I’ve also become friendly with a young guy who works there and I knew today was his last day so I wanted to go by and see him before he leaves town. ANYWAYS, he asked me what I had been up to:

me: I moved so I have been busy with that all week. 

coffee guy: oh cool, where.

me: not to0 far away. over on sheridan rd. the place is brand new. everything is new. I get to take a shower in a place where no one has taken a shower before. 

coffee guy looks at me with wide eyes and smiling: wow. I wouldn’t even begin to know what that feels like.

Well…after carting more things from old place to new place and putting more stuff away, I finally put up the new shower liner and curtain. Then, I took a shower. And you know what? 


No worries about water splashing or nothin’. I could just rest my tired head and let the hot water wash over me. All this week, I surely could have taken a bath, but I am not a bath person unless my body is really hurtin’ from some kick-ass running. That day, though, will come. And I will look forward to the day when I come in from a run… tired, beat-up, sore and aching and cannot wait to get into my big peaceful new tub! For now, it’s shower time. 

On the running side: did 3 short runs on Tues, Wed, Thurs this week.

Happiness is many things…

Posted in random on December 4, 2008 by afuntanilla

but this morning, it was waking early enough to sit and enjoy coffee while sitting and stretching on my new carpet in my new residence. Say what you want about hardwoods, but i LOVE carpet. Ahhhh-It’s the little things, ya know…