Monday, January 31, 2011

Snow Day!?

I have been praying to the snow gods all afternoon hoping for a snow day tomorrow!! Most of the schools around Denver have already closed and my office is closing early, so can it be that tomorrow is a fun filled day spent romping around in all of the fluffy white stuff!?? If everyone out there can please get out of your chairs and do the snow dance with me that would be most greatly appreciated!!! PLEASE!!! If there is no snow day tomorrow we are looking at facing bone chilling temperatures of -18 without windchill and playing ice capades with our cars...Nothing good!!! So please please please SNOW!!!

Hope everyone had a great weekend and ya'll are staying warm and cozy!

Monday, January 24, 2011

I finally did it!

I finally bit the bullet and signed up for a road race. I have been talking about running my first half marathon going on three years now and have never done it!! So I decided enough was enough and I took the first step. I signed up to be on a relay race for the Colfax Half Marathon in Denver this summer. I opted to get my 10K race out of the way before the summer marathon so I will be running a little over 6 miles. I better get my booty to a gym STAT!! I have always been the type of person to need a little motivation in my life. If I say I am going to do something I need to have an end goal in sight, not just oh yeah this year I will do it. I need a firm date of when I will complete this, just the way I do things I suppose. Not only is it my first ever 10K but it is also on the morning of my birthday, I'm thinking this one could not get any better. Have any of you had good experiences with road races, or horror stories for that matter??

I have chosen to work with Hal Higdon's novice training schedule to ensure that I stay on track with my training and that I kick some booootay in my first half marathon. Here's to 13.1 in 2011~!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Thanks goodness that's over!

I don't know about you all but I am breathing a sigh of relief that all of the holidays are over. Call me Scrooge but I had my Christmas tree down the day after Christmas and all of my gifts were put away instead of displaying them proudly under the tree for another week. Quite honestly I was just really anxious to get back to my real life. I like my schedule and I like my daily routine, what can I say, I'm boring.

New Year's came and went and there was not too much excitement, just good friends at an un-crowded bar sharing in merriment and a few drinks, it was good. Of course Mr. Man decided he needed to go skiing up in Breckenridge on New Year's Eve Day, even though it was slated to be a bone chilling -25 degrees, for real!! I obliged because I told him he would learn his lesson sooner rather than later. I have skied these slopes my whole life, the mountains have never once left my sight except when I am on vacation, I do not feel pressured to get a million ski days in for one season...for goodness sakes we have already gone 8 times, phew!!! But like I said I went, I skied run one and....I went to the bar with the girls. Are you all shocked?? I wasn't doing it. I gave it my best shot and I gave up, yup I said it, I GAVE UP!! Here's to a better ski weekend coming up and a little bit of warmth in these moutains of ours...brr!! Happy Hump Day everyone!