To running that is. Tomorrow morning I'll meet my girls at the trail and we'll take off for 4 glorious miles. 4 bone chilling miles, as it is supposed to be 27. (-2.7 C)
It's been cold here y'all! It snowed on Christmas Eve, real snow. First time in recorded history that there is been a measurable amount of snow on Christmas in the Dallas area. First time.
It was a Big Deal.
There is still snow in the shady places in our yard. Or driveway stays in shade so it's still icy. And they are calling for "Winter Weather" again on Tuesday. What is UP with these weather patterns? I'm loving it though. I'll run in the cold any day rather than head out in our summer heat.
Santa was good to me. He must have not been watching too closely this year.
As you can see, he knows I like to run. And apparently, he knows I've got my mind set on a triathlon for 2010. Hubs and I only do "stockings." The idea was to curb the spending. As usual, he did a great job helping S. Claus out. What you can't see in the photo is that Santa signed me up for the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati. Do I have the best husband ever or what?
I am very excited. They give out pink medals. Pink. Can you believe that? Made for me, this marathon. I'm sure May 2nd will be here before I know it. My training officially starts this week!
We enjoyed time with both of our families. My parents bought me a bike helmet and my sister got me an apron. I'm easy to please.
Saturday I did very little. No shopping for This Pink Girl. I did manage to run a comb through my hair and put on real clothing to meet Bahama Mama for a movie. We took in The Blind Side. It did not disappoint. I don't see movies in the theater very often. Actually, the last time I sat in a theater, was with Bahama Mama. This one was worth it. Plus, she sent me home with a big slice of chocolate cake. It doesn't get much better than that.
Today I've done very little but read. You see all those books Santa left for me? I've read 3 of them already. Yep. That's the problem with me and reading, if I like a book, I don't put it down until I'm done. I highly recommend Dean Karnaze's Ultramarathon Man, Confessions of an All Night Runner. So inspiring, so well written. Doesn't make me want to start ultras, but did make me miss my running all the more.
I'm gonna go on record as saying, "This break was good for me." I needed some time off. Time to sleep in a bit, time to recover. Time to get excited about running! It was hard for sure. I can't tell you how many times I almost e-mailed the crew to see who was up for an early morning run. I nearly headed out for a few miles on several occassions. But I know that rest is just as important as any training run. More so sometimes. So I kept my promise to myself and stayed put. I'm excited to get back though. 4:30 am can't come soon enough! (actually, it probably will...I do so enjoy my biscuit time!)