A Quick Update

I’m trying to keep up with my blog a LITTLE better, so here’s a quick post to do just that! After last week’s race, I feel a bit bereft as far as running goes. I don’t have any races planned currently. Jamie and I have talked about doing the Chocolate Run, but since he has a hockey game (in Bowling Green?!) around noon that day, I’m concerned that timing might be tight. He’s pretty insistent that he wants to do it, though…he had such a good experience at his last race, he’s enthused to do it again. We’ll see. I actually WOULD like to do it, just so I can get some chocolate this year, unlike last year. :p He just wants the hat. I ran seven miles on Saturday, pretty much just because. When I woke up, it was...

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Scrumpy Skedaddle Race Report

  Sorry it took so long to get this up, but it was a BUSY weekend and I had a lot to write about.  Sit back and get comfy…it’s another long one. (I know, what’s new… ) My birthday was this past Saturday, and I started off my “birthday weekend” by taking Thursday and Friday off work. Thursday was for a medical reason (all is good), but Friday was purely because I didn’t want to have to go back into work the day before my birthday. Taking two days off from work was a great idea, and I was much less stressed by the time Saturday morning rolled around.  I even made cupcakes!  JJ had a game at 11:40, and I figured if I was going to have to go to the hockey rink on my birthday, there should be cupcakes! JJ’s team...

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The Ironies of Life

  Hope everyone is doing well. I’m trying to catch up on blog reading, as well as replying to comments on my own blog, but it’s been challenging of late. So please know that if I normally read your blog, and I haven’t commented lately, I’ll get back to you as soon as I can, I promise! I’m not doing a whole lot other than working and hockey-momming these days, although I am continuing to run four times a week. A lot of times, when I’m going to bed Monday night, I think to myself that maybe I’ll skip my Tuesday morning easy run, but somehow I always manage to drag myself out of bed and go out there.  This past Monday, I had a great three mile run, although I think my Garmin was a bit generous with my first mile.  ...

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Reports of My Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

Reports of My Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

  I’m not dead, I swear.  Although some days I feel like it lately.  My job…oh, let’s not go there.  But when the situation that is causing me so much stress is finally resolved…there will be a party. With wine.  Lots and lots and lots of wine. With school and hockey starting in addition to the issues at work, I’ve been very busy, and it necessitated a two-week hiatus.   I wouldn’t say I’m fully “back,” but I did want to let everyone know I haven’t fallen off the wagon and been trampled by the horses.  So…here are some photos to catch you up on my life! I spent my Labor Day weekend canning, and you knew I had to share my annual “Labor Day Weekend” canning shot.  :) What you see is...

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Hills, Humidity, or a Good Race: Pick Any Two

Hills, Humidity, or a Good Race: Pick Any Two

  Half marathon number four is in the books for me, and I can say that it was my hardest race ever.  That title really sums it up, and since I was forced to pick the first two, you can imagine that the last one was not anywhere close to being a reality. :/ The weekend started off pretty well. My husband and I drove out early Saturday afternoon, and it was nice to have some quality time, just the two of us. As we drove down I-94, I noticed a bunch of billboards for a place that sold supposedly “famous” chocolate truffles. I looked it up online and tried making subtle hints to stop, but my husband didn’t seem to be too enthusiastic. Once we arrived at the Super Eight motel, it was…interesting. Okay, I’m not going to lie.  I’m a...

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Twelve Miles – Oh Deer!

Twelve Miles – Oh Deer!

Oh goodness goodness!!  I am such a bad blogger.  But truly, if you knew how much work I am doing right now for my job (12 hour days are the norm right now), along with the fact that hockey started up this week…well, you’d feel really sorry for me. But, no pity parties!  There is a half marathon to train for!  :) I did my last set of intervals a week ago Monday. I cannot tell you how happy I was that they were done. I really struggled with finding the enthusiasm to get up that morning, but somehow, I managed to drag myself out of bed, and run down the road really fast in quarter mile intervals 10 times. It was horrible hot, but I managed to do sub-8s for the first five.  I walked most of the breaks, and I did not even come close to sub-eights for four...

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Detox Week

Detox Week

This past Friday night, my boys finally had their hockey friends over for a sleepover. In a matter of a few minutes, we went from being a household with two hockey boys to being a household with five hockey boys.  It was great! :)   The three brothers who came over are all a lot of fun, and they get along with my two boys wonderfully. There were very few squabbles in the time that they were here, and most of it revolved around siblings, since brothers will be brothers. Other than that, it was a pleasure to have them over. They were wonderfully polite and well-mannered, and just a lot of fun. When they were in the pool Friday night, I came out and asked if they would mind doing a “crazy pool jump picture.” Not only did they not mind, they embraced the...

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