Sunday, December 7, 2008

Success with the dress...

Well, I pulled it off and got rave reviews from El Esposo and from friends that I have not seen in a while. I was really worried about my hair so I contacted a local radio personality who is gay and asked him for a good referral for a stylist. He came through and I was given a new hair style and I love it!
Here is a pic of the "old hair". It was ok and not ok. It was casual and everyone said it was cute but it was a pain because it was not long enough to pull back the long bangs in a pony tail for work. My pig tails were getting long and my hair was at that stage that I had some of it in my collar and some of it outside of my collar at all times. Now it is in a sleek and polished bob.

On Saturday morning I went for a run with the TNT group that is training for the Houston Marathon and I was thinking that I would get in 11 miles or so. I ran 17 and it felt great! I did have some pain in my lower left leg like I have been having in the past, but it was not causing other parts of my body to hurt. I kept on top of my hydration and calorie intake and I was going strong at the end. NO WALKING!!! Now why can't I have those kinds of day when it comes to a race day? I wanted to get a good run in so that I could eat whatever I wanted at the party later that day. I held to my word and ate whatever I wanted. I do not want to go anywhere near a scale because since I have started lifting weights and running again I am always hungry and shoving food in my mouth. I know that the weight gain will be temporary until my metabolism kicks in and things get back to normal after having 3 weeks of taking it easy.

We had a nice time at the party. I got to see some good friends of mine from college. El Esposo works with his college roommate, the guy who lived across the hall way from him and the guy who lived down the hallway from him as well. There was another one of the "guys" from the hall, but he and his wife moved to Australia this summer. So it was good times catching up with everyone.
This is a pic of me and my girlfriend Tanya who was the Matron of Honor in my wedding to El Esposo 16 years ago. She is married to El Esposo's friend who lived across the hallway from him at Aggieland.
This is a picture of me and my girlfriend Tauri who I have known for 20 years. We lived in the same dorm all through college until she married El Esposo's roommate.

The evening was fun and my kid had a great time going to the Movie Tavern to eat pizza and watch BOLT with my TNT Tri friend Norma. Buddy then talked Norma into taking him to Toys R' Us to go buy Legos. Sneaky kid! I will get a pic up with me and El Esposo as soon as we get it back from the photographer.

My next post will be great fun for all the Texas Longhorn fans out there, but I cannot post about it until after Tuesday when another one of my TNT Tri friends, Lauren, has her birthday.

Later Gators!



Viv said...

WOW LIZ what a stunner!! simply gawgeous!!

The Bolt date with Buddy sound great. Gotta plan one with mine soon.

Spokane Al said...

You clean up pretty danged good.

Greyt Times said...

*best whistle sound* Hot Mamma! :)

Speed Racer said...

The hair looks great. I'm glad you found a gay man to fix the situation. What would we do without 'em?!

It seems like heart, lungs, and muscles are in working order, so who cares about what the scale says. Those things lie shamelessly. Obviously, you look great.

KCWoodhead said...

You look absolutely beautiful!

Jeff said...

Can i just say WOW!

greyhound said...

Our little black dress stayed home, unfortunately. Kid with flu, mom with bad knee and fatigue, and me not so excited about going either.

Chris Jones said...

Sorry to derail (your hair does look nice!), but I have a question. How would one get involved with TNT? I saw a bunch of purple tank tops at the Kiawah Island marathon last weekend. I admit I was a little jealous of all the support they had. I've read the brochures, but I'm not clear on what the next step is.

TNTcoach Ken said...

You were just messing with us. You knew that you would look great. You sound like my better half Sandy, running 17 miles the morning of a big party! Good job Coach.

JohnnyTri said...

Ya super nice Dress and love the Doo!!
You look MARVELOUS!!


Tiggs said...


what a great dress and haircut! You look fab!!!