Monday, January 6, 2014

Becoming well versed at French

So I have embarked upon learning another language. The language I have chosen is French. This is number 18 on the list. So fare things are going tremendously. I was hesitant about purchasing Rosetta Stone, due to the price and all. So I spoke to my cousin who is also learning a language on what materials she is using. Boy am I glad I spoke to her. I was able to save hundreds of dollars by downloading the app. that she uses on my cell phone and ipad.
So far the lessons are great. They start off with the basics and you work your way up to more difficult exercises. In the program they have you translate from English to French and vice versa. They have picture learning as well as audio lessons. Where you have to speak the phrases into your phone. Although, the best part about learning French this way is I can complete a lesson any ware at anytime. Whether it be at the airport, in line at the grocery store, waiting in car pool lane to pick up the kids, I am always plugged in. ( Just a side note I don't have any kids, but thought it would be great time to do some exercises if you do.)
All an all the application is great and plan on setting my mom up to learn Spanish. So by now you are probably wondering what app it is. Well, here you have it its Duolingo. Its the best, give it a try and leave a comment below and tell me what you think!

Jusqu'a` la prochaine fois! (until next time)

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Color Run

So I have started training for the color run 5K on my list. I have been running off and on my whole life. Although, in the last couple of months I have not been doing much running. I am currently at 41 min. for 3 miles. I plan on increasing my speed to cut down my time. I would like to complete the race in 30 min. So I think this is totally do able by next month. I will keep everyone posted on my progress and will update the blog with after pictures in my very colorfull out fit!