Tuesday, April 27, 2010

the race is on!


As I've been mentioning my cousin Jacin and I are running the New York Marathon on November 7th. We are running with the charity: Fred's team. Fred's team has a mission: "to support crucial research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, bringing us closer to a world without cancer — one mile at a time."

Together, Jacin and I have hopes to raise $6,000 to donate towards the charity. It is going to be a lot of work for a wonderful cause. If you would like to support us with a tax deductable donation, feel free to help us out! http://mskcc.convio.net/goto/courtneyandjacinrun

Thanks!

:-)

Friday, April 23, 2010

LaBella Cupcakes Logo


A while ago I told you I was getting paid in cupcakes to design a logo for a new cupcake business. Well, the logo is designed and here it is! Even more exciting is that Laura, the owner, has plans to open a retail shop....which meaaaaannnnnssss... my logo could become a sign! I am very excited and have truly enjoyed working with Laura...and her cupcakes are to die for. If you live in the Cleveland area, you must order from her, she even delivers the cupcakes right to your door!!! Check her site here: www.labellacupcakes.com. She also has a twitter account and lets her followers create their own flavors. Laura then makes those flavors and adds them to her site. It's pretty exciting because each Monday there is a new flavored cupcake!

PS. Pretty soon the website will be updated with the new logo.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saturday...the need for speed!



So, it's been about a week since my last post, and guess what? I still want to run a marathon...more than ever!

This week has been productive, I got some cool new sneaks and the Nike Sports Plus watch/pedometer. ....and they match ;-) It's so cool because the watch face actually detaches and is a USB to plug into your computer.

So, sorry if you came here for cute ideas today, you can check out my cousin Jacin's blog for that! :-) My blog started as a Wedding planning blog...but now I'm married, so it's basically an, "About my Life" blog, and since the marathon is a pretty big deal, that's what I'll be posting about... among many other things I'm sure.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

soooooo........I'm running the New York Marathon!!!


You are either very impressed right now or laughing your butt off if you know me. Where did this come from you may ask? Well, basically since my honeymoon in November, I stopped working out...I ran the occasional mile, went to the gym here and there, but nothing to keep me in shape. My excuse was that it was my winter weight. Well, all that changed when I went bridesmaid dress shopping with my cousin Jacin, who's getting married September 25th this year. "Um yikes!" was my facial expression when I took a look at myself in the mirror. I NEED TO GET IN SHAPE....soooon, so.....

"Why don't you run the NY Marathon with me cous?" My cousin Jacin ran the NY Marathon 2 years ago...but still the thought of running a Marathon had NEVER crossed my mind. But she said, "If I can do it, you can do it!" ...we are the same age, both like to be healthy but have a good time still, so yeah, maybe she was right... Anyways, after some convincing I said "Okay" and applied immediately online before I could talk myself out of it. Wow.

So, long story short, we both didn't get accepted. I started to cry and Jacin started to laugh (at me). We are still running the race, but even better because we are running for Fred's Team Charity, Sloan Kettering Hospital and are both fundraising $3,000.

This was 3 weeks ago, I am now up to 5 miles at one time, today I am running 7. My midpoint goal is the Cleveland half Marathon May 16th. And the New York Marathon is 7 months away, November 7th. Anyways, my life is obviously changing significantly, but in so many good ways. I plan to blog about my progress here, or in a new blog, so check back for updates....now it's time for my Sunday breakfast of pancakes, bacon & eggs....well, whole wheat pancakes & turkey bacon... There are some things I will not give up! :-D