Sunday, February 27, 2011

Congrats to all the Princesses!

After reading about all of my bloggie friends that traveled down to Orlando and particpated in the Disney Princess Half Marathon today, I've decided that I need to do this race next year! I first heard about it last year when I treated a patient that was participating in it with a group of her girlfriends. Seeing the popularity of it, and of all of the Disney races, I've added some Race Bib Scrapbooks to my Etsy shop. There are two Princess ones in my shop (HERE) and (HERE), as well as one Goofy Challenge one (see it HERE) and one WDW Marathon one (see it HERE).

Front cover of the first princess one:

Room for lots of photos and journaling:


Mats for more pictures and journaling:

Place for the race bib (sample race bib below):
Second Princess Half Marathon Race Bib Book (see it on my Etsy site HERE):

"Once Upon A Time"

"I wear the glass slippers in this house"

Room for photos and journaling:

The last page has room to hold your race bib (sample below):
If you are interested in purchasing either of the above books, or if you would like a customized Princess Race Bib Scrapbook, please visit my Etsy site, Laura Elaine Designs.
Thanks for looking and congrats again to all of the PRINCESSES :)

I'm a Runner video on YouTube

Has anyone seen this clip on YouTube? If you are a marathoner (or wife of one, as I am!) then you will get a kick out of this! Hubby and I were cracking up at it last night. Check it out HERE, I'm sure you'll get a laugh out of it!

Have a great Sunday,

Laura Elaine

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I {heart} Lady Gaga!

I'm sure by now most of you have heard Lady Gaga's new song, Born This Way. I had heard it a few times on the radio and LOVED it immediately.
"I'm beautiful in my way
'cuz God makes no mistakes
I'm on the right track baby
I was born this way"
I have had a bunch of her other songs on my running mix, so I finally added this one to the ipod today. Let me tell you, it is awesome to run to! Maybe because I love all old-school Madonna music, and this Lady Gaga song resembles Express Yourself? I don't know, but I listened to it twice during my 5k today - which, I might add, was outside, woot woot!!!!! Felt sooooo good to be outside instead of on that treadmill again. Warmer weather is coming, I know it :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

One of the cutest pages ever!

I just finished up making a scrapbook for a friend's wedding next week. The album is very classic wedding style - black, white, and some purple (her color). But the last page I made for a honeymoon photo - they are going skiing in Jackson Hole! It came out so cute I almost want to keep it for myself!

Here are some photos of the other pages (excuse the color - I had to use the flash so they aren't perfect!)

Bride/Bridesmaids page:
Groom/Groomsmen page:
Ceremony page/I Do:
Toast to the Bride and Groom:
Just Married:
If you are interested in a custom album like the one above, please visit my Etsy Shop, Laura Elaine Designs (HERE). I specialize in Runner's Race Bib Scrapbooks (see samples HERE and HERE), but also love to do all other kinds of scrapbooking!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend,
Laura Elaine

Friday, February 4, 2011

Treadmill Distance PR!!!

I headed over to the Y today, thinking that I would do 3, maybe 4 miles on the treadmill. I started out at my usual, 6 mph. I flew through the first 3/4 of a mile - that was the first time I looked down at the distance/time - and continued to do well until 2 1/2. From there 'til 3 was TOUGH. I debated finishing up and calling it a day, but I still had 45 min. until I needed to get Munchie from daycare. I talked myself into trying 4. Mile 3 to mile 4 was a breeze, so I thought I would finish up with 4 1/2. Once I got to 4 1/2, I talked myself into 5.

Now let me back up a little. Steve and I had signed up to do the Super Sunday 10K at Castle Island in South Boston this Sunday. We had arranged for a sitter (Steve's cousin) and then we were going to join them to watch the game after we ran. I was really looking forward to this as we haven't raced since Thanksgiving and it was going to be some nice "couple" time for the two of us.

But unfortunately, the race has been postponed due to weather. It's just going to be to HOT and SUNNY and BEAUTIFUL out at Castle Island on Sunday.

HAHA just kidding!!!! Apparently there is no where for us to run due the massive amounts of snow we have! It's unsafe for the streets to be blocked off (huh???) and the sidewalks are buried under 50+ inches of snow. Boooooo

(Not really 50 inches, but she looks happy, right????)

Anyways, once I approached 5 miles and I wasn't dieing, I knew I had to finish the 10K. 6.2 miles on a treadmill. The most I've ever done is 4, maybe 4.5 on the dreadmill. But I was feeling it today, so I took a 30 second break at 5 miles, lowered the speed to 5.5 mph and chugged along until I finished the 10k!!!!!!! 63 minutes, 40 seconds - a 10:16 pace! So proud!