Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I like to move it, move it.

One of my 30 for 30 goals is to run a half-marathon. I actually trained for one back in 2009 and made it up to 7 mile runs before I bought a house and changed jobs. (And became a lazy bum *cough*)

Now, I'm shooting for the Silver Comet Trail half-marathon in late October. I finally chose that race for two important reasons: it's flat and it's very close to my bed. My friend Theresa will be my race buddy.

Are you ready? This is going to be me!

I started running regularly at the beginning of the year and this week got a number for the Peachtree Road Race. I'm excited, especially because this goal will keep me in a year-long pattern of fitness.

Check me out on Daily Mile! (And be nice to me. My short little legs aren't very fast.) Let me know if you're running the Peachtree or the Silver Comet half!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

I want a bookcase.

Does anyone out there share my love of bookcases?

I mean, I really love bookcases. It probably springs from my love of surface area and the ability to use all that surface area for whatever you want: books, photos, accessories.

As part of my 30 before 30 list, I need to decorate our home, and I can't live without a bookcase.

Our current house doesn't have a built in bookcase and since we're in an end-unit townhouse, there's not a lot of opportunity without covering up windows. Well, except in the man cave.

My husband has taken over the basement with a huge television and Braves, Cubs and Florida State Seminole paraphernalia. It also has the greatest alcove for a built in bookcase.

See where the wall protrudes on the right side? Against this wall!

(Image courtesy of i suwannee)

And this would be my inspiration. Not so cluttered and obviously the TV needs a little more room. It fills the space so well and gives the room such versatility.

Now just to convince the Mr....

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Well hello, blog!

Confession: I've been a bad blogger lately. When I started Magnolias Bloom, I promised I would post regularly. Well, after a lengthy absence, I'm ready to admit I've fallen short of my goal but I'm also ready to try again!

My last post was February 7, which was right around the time I accepted a new job! For a while, I've known my career in media relations was no longer fun for me. In fact, some of the days I dealt with reporters were stressful enough to make me question my life decisions.

Also during this time frame, I fell in love with Twitter. I've been on Facebook since 2004 (yikes!) and Twitter since 2009. While Facebook is fun for pictures and funny posts from friends, I actually learn things from Twitter, from news to sports to diet advice. Twitter is what you make it and if you take the time to build a community you value, you will find it's a treasured resource.

I've been blessed to find a job in social media marketing for political candidates and non-profits. It's been such a great, challenging, educational and exciting month for me, and I'm so excited for the future.

So, in addition to my 30 for 30 challenge, I will also use this space to share some interesting new media news and advice I learn along the way. I hope you'll still come along!