Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Christmas Lodge 2010
Lodge Pictures 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I think there are two big differences going on right now. The first is the cold weather! I hate the cold! It was 24 degrees when we ran on Monday night this week. I may be running faster just to get done and get back inside to sit by the fire:) Secondly I have been running on my own a lot more the past few weeks. My training partner is not wanting to run a marathon for the spring and is cutting back a bit on the training, so that leaves me no choice but to head out alone most nights. At first I really didn't like it, but I am really enjoying the difference now. I put my music on and zone out to the beat. It really has helped me pace faster I believe. I ran 4 miles with Amy on Monday in 40:35. Tonight I ran it by myself in 35:36. That is 5 minutes faster for 4 miles!! I guess it takes a lot out of you to chat the whole time:) Anyway, I am still chugging along and am really pleased with where I am at right now. The next few weeks will definitely be a challenge trying to squeeze long runs in, seeing as Christmas and New Years both fall on Saturdays this year. I am just adjusting my schedule some and will figure out how to work some longer runs in and then hit the schedule hard at the first of the year. I still haven't registered for the marathon either!! I need to commit soon! The cold has been pretty tough on my asthma as well, but I just use my inhaler once in the beginning and I can breathe fine the rest of the time thank goodness. I have found that if it is over 50 degrees then I usually don't even need it:) I can't wait til spring!
Monday, December 13, 2010
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Christmas Picture Bloopers
I just got a Christmas card in the mail this week from a friend. It made me mad. You know the kind....several adorable pictures of their kids (roughly the same ages as your own), immaculately dressed and smiling. Smiling and looking at the camera. At the same time!! Makes me sick.
Friday, December 03, 2010
Bringing Up Boys
I will close with one last quote from Tyson while shopping in Target last night.
Tyson: "Mom, can you turn around please so I can run off and get lost?"
Are you kidding me!!?? At least I have raised a very polite, if not mischievous little boy:)
We had a few hours between the family leaving and some friends from college coming into town to visit. I got the sheets washed and the house picked up a little bit before they came, thank goodness!! We had fun catching up and it was so neat to watch our 5 children play together and be friends. We enjoyed dinner out together and a relaxing time at home hanging out. We finally said good-bye to all the company after lunch on Monday. Our house has been so quiet! We definitely miss everyone and look forward to our next visits:)