Sunday, April 28, 2013

33.6 miles

I have officially logged 33.6 miles this month so far. While my goal was 48 & I don't believe I'll be making it, I am very proud of myself! I love having a goal to work towards, I am never motivated unless I have a goal! However, sometimes life gets in the way and you can't do anything about it. We had to grieve the loss of a family member and also celebrate his life this week. It has been an emotional week & 2 runs were put on the back burner. And that is ok. I have tried my hardest to meet my goal & hopefully ill get to log 2 more runs before Wednesday comes and be close to that goal!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

What a Fun Saturday!

This morning started out with a 5k at 8am for me! My sister, Christen ran it with me and it was her first 5k! I was so proud of her! She has been running lately but has only gotten to about 2 miles, so I told her it was totally fine to walk/run the 3.1 miles!! However, she had other plans - sister ran the whole thing in 33:30! My sister heart is proud. :)

I was trying to beat my previous 5k PR but I have to report that I missed it by 32 seconds! Boo! My PR was 28:28 and I crossed the finish line today right at 29 minutes! Oh well, the course had a few hills so I blame them. :)

Daddy came to support us and he was right at the finish line taking pictures like a good daddy does.

After the race, we headed to my nephew's little league t-ball game. It was quite amusing and so cute!!

We then grabbed lunch & went to my cousin's baseball game. He's a senior and his team is in the playoffs! He played great and they came out with a W in the bottom of the 7th! We took Luke and Aubrey and they had fun cheering on Will! (Ok, so maybe all Aubrey did was drag me to the bathroom & concession stand over & over, play with my phone, play with my lipgloss, and ask if the game was over everytime the inning changed :) haha!!) She did yell for Will several times though when he was up to bat! ;)

I finally jumped in the shower around 5 and then Ty & I took Emma and Poppy for a walk and peeked in some vacant houses for sale in the neighborhood. I have major house fever (yes I know, I JUST moved into my apartment but I can't help it!!!!). It's fun to dream though, right? ;)

I am now parked in front of the TV on an air mattress with a fuzzy blanket. I hope y'all had just as great of a Saturday as I did!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Heavy Heart

Please pray for Ty's family. His cousin's husband lost his short battle with cancer yesterday. They have two young children & my heart is just broken for them. God didn't answer our prayers of healing Brad here but he is now healed in Heaven! Please pray for peace, comfort, and love during this difficult time.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Monograms & Mimosas

My best friend Melissa is getting married in June and her sister & I threw her a shower last weekend at home. I love doing a monograms & mimosas shower because the bride always gets the cutest gifts! And lets face it- you get to drink mimosas which makes any morning fun! :)

Everything came together perfectly and I love how all the decorations turned out. Her sister had the idea of having a mimosa bar where there were several different types of juice, fruit, and of course champagne! The guests could make their own mimosa using whatever juice & fruit they wanted! It was a huge hit!

Melissa and I have been friends for 12 years an we have been through alot! I am so thankful for her & how she has truly blessed my life over the years! I cannot wait to stand by her as she marries the man of her dreams in June. :)

Monday, April 15, 2013

16 miles down, 32 miles to go

I have logged a few more runs since I last posted. I explored my new neighborhood (hello hills) & ended that run at the pool. I also checked out my apartment's gym (ha, kinda) and logged 2 runs on the treadmill. I am up to 16 miles, with 32 left to go. That sounds like alot for just 15 more days left but that's only about 2 miles per day. I can do it!

I love having a goal. I am never motivated unless I have a goal I am working toward!

*My heart goes out to the victims of today's tragedy in Boston. Boston is by far one of my favorite places ever and my best friend Molly lives there. It hit home for that reason as well as the fact that I just ran a half marathon. Never in a million years did I think that I was unsafe while running & those marathoners and spectators didnt either. May God wrap his arms around the city of Boston and the families of he victims.

Monday, April 8, 2013

48 miles in April

My friend, Kristin, posted a challenge on Instagram that I decided to join in on this month! The challenge was to run 48 miles in the month of April.

After my half marathon, I hit the gym about 4 days a week and would run here & there on the treadmill but nothing consistent. I recently had to cancel my gym membership for a few months (which I am super bummed about) so I thought this challenge would be good for this month!

I started a little late and so I feel behind the game but hopefully I'll catch up this week!

As of today I am at 7.5/48 miles. Today i went to a park not far from my apartment and it was a beautiful park but it was gravel and I am used to running on pavement so I was not a fan. It was almost as bad as running on sand! blah!

Follow my challenge on Instagram (@kealfano) or even better, join in on the challenge! Use hashtag #48milesinapril on Instagram!

Sunday, April 7, 2013


Luke had his first baseball game today & I am so sad I had to miss it but Christen sent us pictures & I had to share them! How cute is he?? I cannot wait to see him play in person!

Oh and ps - check out cartwheel girl in the background of the last picture. Yea, that was me 18 years ago when I played softball. Born to be a cheerleader!

(The 2nd & 3rd pictures are of him hitting the tee instead of the ball..he finally ht the ball in the last pic ;) go Luke!)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

April Warmer

Here is Scentsy's April Warmer of the Month! It's called "Big Apple" and is $31.50 this month! Coming from a teacher, I think this would be a PERFECT end of the year teacher gift! :) email me at if you would like to order this warmer or anything out of the Spring Catalog!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013