Monday, September 30, 2013

Electric Run 2013....Been there DID that!!!

Yep you read right....I DID it!!!

I met my goal and did my second 5K of the summer earlier this month with my sister and my good friend Andrea!

We did the ELECTRIC RUN 5K around the National Harbor in Washington DC and was AWESOME!!!

It was an evening race and there were easily 10,000 runners there. Lots of music and black lights and people through out the event cheering us on.  We had a blast.  I know I cannot wait to do it again next year.  If you want to join my team just let me know (and for the record I did have to stop and walk a few times, yeah. But so what!!)

Here are some photos:

Me in the Electric Run Shirt!!

My sister on our way to the event!!

My sister and I after we got our "War Paint" on for the event 
(which was glow in the dark and black light sensitive body paint)

Me at the Start Line!  So Happy to finally be here!

STICKMAN and Our MC (they made it "Rain" glowsticks and prizes)

The official Electric Run Tunnel!!

The AMAZING (and blinding at the same time) Black Light Tunnel!!!!

Rainbow Road!!! (after the Umbrella Lane...which was really crazy if you ask me)

In NaufmannLand we took a quick stop on this Glowbridge for a photo...the paint was still glowing strong near the end of the race.

My sister and I at the after party...YAY!!! (we were ready to go home, LOL)

This whole thing was such and amazing experience and I'm really glad I set this goal for myself. I never imagined I would do 2 different 5K Runs in the same summer (or within 2 months of eachother). But I did it!

I have so many people to thank for their support and love and they all know who they are. So I will just simply say THANK YOU so much for everything.

I am on my weight loss journey and I am 75% to my goal (from starting in December 2012).  The toughest part is in front of me and I will make it. :) 

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Breaking Washington Capitals News: Olie Kolzig

Welcome Back Olie Kolzig!!!!!

This morning Olie Kolzig was named the new goal tending coach for the Washington Capitals!!!!

WAY TO GO OLIE THE GOALIE (he will always be #37 to me)!!!!

The Article below is from

Capitals Promote Olie Kolzig to Head Goaltender Coach

Scott Murray named as Associate Goaltender Coach

Wednesday, 09.04.2013 / 8:47 AM / ARLINGTON, Va. –

The Washington Capitals have promoted Olie Kolzig to head goaltender coach and named Scott Murray as the associate goaltender coach, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
“Olie has a wealth of knowledge and experience and we believe with him spending the past two seasons as the associate goaltending coach he is ready to take the next step in his coaching career,” said McPhee. “We are also very pleased to welcome Scott Murray to the organization.”
Kolzig, 43, spent the past two seasons as the associate goaltending coach for the Capitals. The Johannesburg, South Africa, native played in 711 games as a Capital from 1989-90 through 2007-08. He currently owns nearly every all-time Capitals goaltending record, including games played, wins (301), shutouts (35) and minutes (41,259) and ranks fourth (minimum 3,000 minutes played) in goals-against average (2.70) and third in save percentage (.906). In terms of single-season records, Kolzig leads in games (73), minutes (4,371), wins (41) and is second (minimum 1,200 minutes) in goals-against average (2.20), save percentage (.920) and shutouts (6).
Kolzig was awarded the 2000 Vezina Trophy, awarded to the league’s top goalie, and was named the 2005-06 King Clancy Memorial Trophy winner (awarded to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community). He was also named to two NHL All-Star teams (1998 and 2000) as a member of the Capitals.
A former Caps first-round draft pick (19th overall) in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, Kolzig helped guide Washington to the Stanley Cup Final in 1998. During his final season with the Caps in 2007-08, Kolzig was teammates with several current Capitals, including captain Alex OvechkinNicklas Backstrom and Mike Green. The three-time German Olympian (1998, 2002 – sat out due to injury and 2006) appeared in 719 career NHL games with Washington and Tampa Bay before retiring in September 2009.

Murray joins the Capitals organization after spending the past five seasons as the goaltending coach for the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League. In addition, he spent the past two years working with goaltenders at RHP Training Facility - a yearlong goaltending development program in Sudbury which he co-owns. Murray, 35, played hockey collegiately at Lake Superior State University. The St. Clements, Ontario, native also played for the San Angelo Saints (Central Hockey League) and Motor City Mechanics (United Hockey League) during his professional career.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

I conquered the ROC Race with my friends!

Well one 5K is in the books and I survived.

Here is a picture of me before the race nice and dry and cool!!

Then here are a few pictures after of us soaked and completely exhausted but we had such a BLAST!!!  We are all so excited for next year.

Heather  (the Captain of the team, the team is for her son Gage) and I 

Justin (my guy BFF) and I with the awesome water slide behind us that we all wanted to do over and over

When I get the picture of the full team I will be sure to post it!  

NEXT STOP the Electric Run 5K on September 6th!!!!

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Thor: The Dark World Trailer

I am a huge fan of Marvel comics and movies (especially recently)

I just saw this pop up on my facebook feed and I immediately had to share.


Thursday, July 18, 2013

This summer holds MANY firsts for me!

I'm doing a LOT of Firsts this summer....

This post is going to talk about two of them.

First is the Ridiculous Obsticle Course (ROC) Race and it is scheduled for Aug 10th at RFK Stadium in Washington DC and I'm in the Gage's Crusade team with a good bunch of my friends.

Here is a video giving you an actual POV of what the race is's WIPEOUT meets a 5K!!  I'm so excited.

The second thing I'm doing was the first race I signed up for.... The Electric Run 5K - DC!! I will be running in the Friday September 6th race with the Chelle Chockers (yep it's my team alright we are gonna ROCK) and it a race set around the National Harbor.  It's going to be AWESOME.

Here is the newest 2013 official video just release recently....Can't wait too (already planning a bunch of flashing, neon colored and glow in the dark stuff to wear).

As for my other firsts this summer...I'm sure I'll post about those soon too because one of those falls BETWEEN these two races.
 Stay tuned for sure. :)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

This kitten totally made my day!!!

I have to admit after my office had no air conditioning on one of the hottest days of the year so far with a heat index closing in on 105 degrees Fahrenheit.  My sister found this video while we were sweating in the office and we laughed so much about it....

I didn't much care for the nerdy song...BUT the kitten STOLE THE SHOW!!!!

So freaking funny! I hope it made you laugh today too.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Don't ASSUME! ....LOL

This is soooooooooo awesome!

I had to share.

I hope you are having a GREAT Friday,

Don't assume you know how someone ROLLS!!  It's all about perception.