Friday, December 26, 2008

Happy Holidays!

We had a fabulous low key Christmas. The kids had a blast playing w/ all of their new toys and eating their dinosaur cake... they EVEN took naps. :) Amazing... especially considering all the sugar in the cake!

I had a great birthday and was able to get in a birthday run. Eight miles in the snow. :) I'm happy to be on track for my 1/2 marathon training.. okay.. so I've only been at it for a week. I'm to run 'long' tomorrow - uh, I ran long yesterday. We'll see what I can pull out tomorrow. I'm hoping to run w/ some friends... if they run slow enough I might be able to get all my miles in, but if they are a bunch of speedsters I'll settle for whatever I can complete. :)

Hope you all had a great day yesterday and are looking forward to 2009! The new year is my favorite time of year. So many things to think about and plan for. I've put up my rough draft of my race season... to be approved still so we'll see. I'm registering for two (Seabrook and Door County) next week so they are final anyway.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

This is all I have to say

I should have taken a photo of the driveway. It took me almost 1.5 hours to shovel everything. We have hit a record snowfall for the month of December.

Good news is that today it hit almost 30 degrees... it felt 'warm'. When it's that warm the snow doesn't freeze to your windshield so you don't have to let the car warm up for 30 mins before you can see anything, when it's that warm the inside of the car actually warms up, when it's that warm you can move your fingers, when it's that warm the hairs in your nose don't freeze together and you don't feel like you are going to cough every time you take a breath.

This year the weather isn't bothering me nearly as much as I remember it bothering me last year. I'm not sure if I should be worried about that or not. I find myself hoping that it stays in the 20s so I can run outside. :) I have yet to run outside in that temperature, but plan to test it out this week and hopefully this weekend. I refuse to be done in by this weather!

Saturday, December 20, 2008


we went sledding for the first time today. On my second run down w/ the kids Lily got a face full of snow like we were at a waterpark and I tried to block it w/ my hands and we crashed. Nothing bad just turned on our sides. Well, after that Lily only rode w/ me one more time. Mid-ride she said, "Mommy don't get snow in my face." and again I tried to block it and again we crashed. She wouldn't ride w/ me anymore saying things like, "no mommy got snow in my face" and "no, mommy crashed." Oh well. Jason went down a few times, but wasn't too interested after that. He was gathering snow balls. He didn't like having to walk back up the hill so he stayed w/ me at the top waiting for Lily and daddy to be done.