The Tate Way

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It’s Spring! March 19, 2008

Filed under: 2008 goals,5k,dating — Dianna @ 11:16 pm

It’s official: IT’S SPRING. Thank goodness, winter was starting to annoy me.

Here’s what I’m doing to celebrate:

1. Deleting phone numbers out of my phone. I don’t need to talk to “him” ever again. If you’re afraid of accidentally answering one of “those” calls, just change their name to “NO”. I made that mistake tonight and answered a text that I really didn’t mean to answer…GOOD TIMES…lol.

2. Turning off the “I’m online” icon on my MySpace profile. You don’t need to see me. My profile is set to private for a reason. No randoms, please.

3. Making myself get over the “I’m too tired to exercise” syndrome. I have a 5k to run in 2 months. Yeah, it’s only 3 miles, but I plan to run it all out and make grown men cry (because we know I can).

4. Throwing out all my oversized, or stained, or undersized, or just plain ugly clothes.

5. Getting out of “the game”. I’m serious this time. If I run into him, I do. I’m not looking ANYMORE. It’s mad tiring. But I will be giving all of my friends business cards with my picture on it, so they can do the looking for me (I never said my friends weren’t in the game for

6. Cutting my hair??? I’m very tempted. But I’m kind of attached to this mop.

7. Giving the side eye to people who deserve it. Check out this one at Afro Bella. HA!

8. Working on becoming a “real” blogger on a “real” site. I’m almost there…I’ll be sure to share when it actually happens.

9. Sharing some spring dating tips (which are my basic tips): keep it light, keep it simple, know when to cut your loses, and keep it moving! And buy lots of cute outfits for all those potential dates. I did! Here’s my favorite of the bunch (it has pockets & I love pockets on skirts and dresses):


Photos courtesy of Nordstrom

5k here I come! February 17, 2008

Filed under: 2008 goals,5k — Dianna @ 11:24 pm

Well, I wasn’t really planning on doing it, but I did.

Tonight while stumbling across the internet I found a website that lists all the 5k, 10k, and half marathons for the area I live in. After perusing the list and figuring out how to adapt the training schedule I decided to sign up for a race in May.

That gives me 8+ weeks to train, which is needed (based on that whole I have a job and I’m a mom thing). My goal is to complete the run in about 30 or 35 minutes.

If you are looking for all sorts of sporty type events to participate in check out this site:

Happy training to me!