Showing posts from December, 2016

Jingle Run recap (10k) - no photos, because ... life.

Since my mom can't travel to visit us any longer, I am trying to be more intentional about going to visit her as often as I can. Even though we were all just up there for Thanksgiving and we'll all be up there again for Christmas Eve, I needed a visit where it is just me and I don't have to worry about the rest of the family being bored. A week or so ago, I got an email about a Jingle Run going on the same morning I was going to drive up to Indianapolis ... what's that? A race? Sign me up! And since it's more than a 5k but was a fundraiser anyway, I went ahead and registered for the 10k and just planned to drive straight to the packet pick up that morning, run, then head back to Mom's house ... easy peasy.

And then ... winter.

It was so cold on Saturday. I didn't really know what to wear so I brought extras of everything, just in case. I started out wearing one pair of socks, running tights (capris on a normal-height person, hit above the ankle for me), a l…

Fast Freddie's Five Mile race - recap

I love this race. It's not even a race for me but it's a chance to do 5 miles with about 1000 of my closest friends (99.9% of them strangers) on Thanksgiving morning to make room for all the food I am about to ingest/inhale. I didn't even think about taking photos so we're just going to stick with the traditional pre-race selfie while I was in the line for the port-a-potty.

This is my 7th year participating and 5th year running. There's also a 2 mile walk option that goes up the hill from the Floyd County fairgrounds, loops around the lake at Community Park, and then back down. It's not timed but is still a great way to get people out and active on Thanksgiving morning.

The course. It is southern Indiana, so even though it's in town, there are a few hills.
After the marathon, I only ran one time and that was on the treadmill again. I'm pretty sick of that thing ... but it does get me moving when I don't feel like heading outside in the dark. That be…

What's New - December edition

Procrastination is still a top priority and I'm excelling, so there's that. I have a race recap to do and hope to get to before the week's end -- if only for my own benefit in keeping track of what I'm doing.

Just all day? More like all week, month, year ... 
December is here and that's just mind-blowing. I mean, don't blink!

So here's what's new with me, or rather what's on my mind ... (linking up with Kristen at See You in a Porridge)

Birthday - Another year down and I'm still alive. That's good! I must say that 44 was a bad year for me and I sincerely hope that 45 is kinder and gentler.

Yep - this is what the entire year felt like.
November mileage - well, I ran my first marathon (yay!) and did one treadmill trudge a couple weeks later and then a five mile race on Thanksgiving morning ... so I broke 30 miles in November, but barely. We're signing up for a race on New Year's Day to start 2017 off right. Hopefully the weather will be …