Mark your calendar for July 3rd! More details coming soon!
So I have to take a moment and brag on myself, because last night I had a moment of athletic awesomeness…playing Kickball! And for those that know me well know that my athletic awesome moments are very few and far between! (See my previous post about running).
First off, I gotta give a BIG shout out to Columbus Parks and Rec for offering such a huge variety of activities that the community can be a part of…including Kickball. Our community is so lucky to have all these fantastic opportunities to have fun, meet new people, and try something new! If you haven’t yet, check out their website or flip through the Fun Guide and sign up for something awesome. You won’t be disappointed!
OK- back to Kickball. Last night was one of our most exciting games of the season! The score was close the whole game, and we edged out a win 17-16! Wahoo! My team rocks by the way…I started playing with them last spring and I was SUPER nervous about letting them down, but they are so encouraging and way more athletic than I so I don’t feel like I am weighing them down . So yeah- GO TEAM ADVERTISE!
My big accomplishment last night? Not only did I get a run (keep in mind my only goal every game is to make it to 1st base, and that is sometimes rare), but I play catcher and I was a part of a huge play and caught the ball at home stopping the other team from scoring another run! (excuse the lack of sportsball terminology)
Yes, to most that are able bodied this is no big deal, but most of the time I’m just praying that I can catch the ball. So needless to say I was on cloud 9 after that moment and didn’t really care if we won or lost the game because in my head I WAS A CHAMPION!!
But we did win, and it made the victory ice cream afterwards even sweeter.
So that was my amazing Tuesday night. I doubt that I will have another night like that for the rest of my kickball career…but who knows? It could happen!
If you want an amazing Kickball story like mine, remember the FUN Guide and check out sign-ups for the fall season.
Still bummed about missing this year’s QMIX Girly Golf tournament? That’s ok! We are giving you a chance to sign up NOW for next year’s scramble…before prices go UP to $65 per player!
So get your team together and sign up before May 31st and you will be in on all the fun next year, May 1st!
You MUST pay online in order to secure your spot and lower price. After filling out the form below completely, you will be directed to a PayPal page. You may use a Paypal account or credit/debit card to complete payment. Early Bird rate is $50 per golfer. (if you can’t see the form, click HERE)
So I have been toying with the idea of training for the half marathon race of the Mill Race Marathon since New Year’s…and though I’ve been back and forth and debating it since then, today I decided that I am going to do it and officially signed up.
I’d never been so nervous filling out an online form! (Thank you Google Chrome auto-fill!) For realsies. I was shaking the whole time and paused when I got to the submit form.
For those that don’t know my running background…it is small. I’ve done a few 5ks here and there, but it’s been a couple years since then and I’m not a natural athlete by any means. So really, this is kinda a big deal for me. (and I’m pretty sure the meme below was created JUST FOR ME!)
So I will gladly take any encouraging words, running tips, or stories of “I never ran but I do now and love it.” Negative Nancys need to stay away!
And though I may be super nervous right now about it all, I am excited for these aspects…
An excuse for new shoes…you bet my new running shoes will be this colorful!
Carbo-loading… True Story- as I was signing up I was eating this dish of pasta. Carbo loading? Or eating my feelings? Probably the latter….
To be a part of Columbus History.
I’ve been super pumped about this event since it was announced last year! Such an awesome way to celebrate what an amazing community we live in, and to be in the inaugural race? That’s something to share with the grand-kiddos!
I’m sure I will update on my progress between now and September. The main goal- to not die. or get injured. I think these are pretty standard goals .
If you want to join me and sign up for the Mill Race Marathon (whatever level runner you are) check out www.millracemarathon.com
Wish me luck!
Stay up-to-date with all the latest news from the track without leaving your office!
Our resident Indy 500 expert Mike Nolting will be at the track this month reporting the latest news with your favorite drivers!
Reports start with practice May 11th and will continue through Qualifying weekend May 18th and 19th, and a final report on Carb Day May 24th.
5/11-5/19: 12:50pm, 1:50pm, 2:50pm, 3:50pm, 4:50pm, 5:50pm, 6:50pm
Our sister station KORN Country 100.3 will broadcast the race May 26th starting at 11am.
Two of my favorite links to click on in Social Media….
1.) Photo galleries of my favorite professional local photographers. If you have had photos taken by Lowry Dismore Photography, Eminence Photography, Marinda Fowler Photography or Angela Jackson Photography, I’m sorry. I’ve stalked your wedding/engagement/family portrait session. I can’t help it! These fine folks make beautiful people even more beautiful! Check out their stuff when you get a chance.
2) Buzzfeed charts. What is with these?!? I love them so much and there are so many! You open one and then 5 more are linked at the end of the one you just read…it’s a vicious cycle kids…don’t try it unless you have lots of time to kill!
So you can bet I was quite excited with a Facebook friend of mine posted this GLORIOUS link:
Insert Hanna Montana Moment HERE! (it’s the BBBBEEEESSSSTTT OF BOTH WORLDS…..)
Sorry. I don’t know how I knew that reference….
Anyways- it doesn’t matter if you’re single, engaged or married, you will get a kick out of these shots. And if that isn’t enough for you, be sure you check out awkwardfamilyphotos.com too.
It’s official ya’ll… SPRING/SUMMER/warmer temps are HERE!
I know what you may be thinking… the first day of spring was in March silly… and we’ve been randomly enjoying warm temps and sunshine since then…sooo you are tardy to the party Miss Sara Beth…
And I would come back at that and say NOPE!
Sure, there are great things that contribute to the signs of spring….
the smell of fresh cut grass….
PS!! These are from my house that I planted last FALL! Super excited! Except they look NOTHING like the picture on the packet! The Pink/purple/yellow one was supposed to be dark purple and the red wasn’t supposed to have the frayed edges…OH WELL! I PLANTED SOMETHING THAT DIDN’T DIE! HAHA!
All these are great. BUT…the OFFICIAL SIGN of SPRING/SUMMER is coming is THIS!!!!
Not just ANY pasta salad, this is my mom’s pasta salad… and it is ridiculously delicious. Super simple too- tri-color pasta with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, green peppers, green onions, and a super simple dressing of oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and dried oregano. THAT’S IT! but something just magically happens as it sits- it’s like pasta salad faeries take over and add all the awesomeness. There is no other pasta salad like it (believe me I’ve tasted!). I seriously devour this anytime she makes it.(except I don’t eat the olives or green peppers…but they add flavor! haha)
Anyways- THIS is my sign of warmer days ahead and I couldn’t be more excited!
What’s your favorite Sign of Spring/Summer/Warmer weather ahead?
I’m super excited about the new music I added to QMIX this week! OK, I’m excited about ANY new music I get to add to QMIX, but this week seems extra awesome, at least in my opinion… .
It’s great being a Music Director for a radio station…you should try it sometime!
Anyways- below are the songs that you should be listening for on QMIX. Please welcome them with open arms and make sure that hug lasts for a count of 10, because only then does it count as a real hug. (Name that reference!)
Imagine Dragons- “Radioactive”
Sound familiar? Yes it’s from the soundtrack of “The Host.” I don’t care what your feelings are towards the works of Stephenie Meyer, if you haven’t heard this song yet give it a listen NOW!
Sidebar: Isn’t that video RIDICULOUS?!? Lou Diamond Phillips?!? Stuffed Animals FIGHTING?!? Laser Eyes? Mind Grapes BLOWN!
Anyways- that song I’m sure will be added to your work-out playlist- along with this one….
Fall Out Boy- “My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light ‘em Up)
THEY ARE BACK!
I’m super ridiculously excited for this album. Just when we all thought Fall Out Boy was done, they go and record a brand new album in secret and announced back in February that it will be released April 15th. (EEP!)
If you love this, check out the rest of the album on their Facebook page. The whole album is great, but I’ve been playing the Title Track “Save Rock and Roll” feat. Elton John on repeat. Check it out!
I hope you enjoy hearing these new tunes (along with others) along with all your familiar favorites!
QMIX 107.3 is proud to be a part of the Inaugural Mill Race Marathon on September 28th! Start training today and be a part of this wonderful day in the history of Columbus.
For more race information, check out www.millracemarathon.com!