Icy Snowy Run


Snow Run


This is what the road looked like on New Year’s Day when I went for my run! The entire road wasn’t this bad but it was patchy. It felt sooooo good! I hadn’t ran since the snow had started around Christmas so it was a good 7-8 days without any exercise + all the holiday food bloat.

It was a great way to kick off 2013!

I posted this on Facebook and I was told there are some attachments you can get for your shoes for icy weather. Since I know I’m an outdoor runner, I will have to look for these when I spend my gift certificate for Runner’s Forum.

Santa Hustle 2012


Santa Hustle

Tab, Christy, and I signed up to do the Santa Hustle in downtown Indianapolis. When I signed up, I had no clue what the weather would be like. We were all pleasantly surprised that the weather was great!

This was so much fun, though, very crowded. I still don’t understand why people can’t seed themselves properly. Meaning, if you are in the 11 min/mile crowd, you should NOT start out walking. You should be back there with the walkers. I finished at 11 miles 20 seconds. The bottleneck for the first 1.5 miles slowed me down. Oh well, it was still loads of fun!

Santa Hustle 5 K Results

I took off my beard and hat and threw in a trash can about 2 miles in because I was sweating so much.

This is what a garden full of Santas looks like…


This is a fun one that I will want to do next year!

My Morning Walk

Today’s run started off with the Band Perry if I Die Young song, which broke me out into tears. Note to self, not a good running song! It’s not like my mind doesn’t already go that direction when I’m alone with my thoughts!

Next, a bug flew into my mouth as I was running and got stuck in the back of my throat. I tried to swallow it. I tried to spit it out. It wouldn’t come out. Until, of course, I vomited it up.

I noticed the neighbor’s garage door open so hopefully they didn’t witness any of this. Lucky them if they did! I’m guessing they didn’t because we live in such a friendly neighborhood, they would have asked if I was okay! 🙂

At least I didn’t have to worry about the Nutella calories from my special Nutella pastry I had this morning.  Though, I may not be eating Nutella or berries for awhile. Needless to say I ended my run a little early than normal to get home, rinse my mouth, brush extra good and what not.

Then, I kind of laughed because I know my brother would have laughed his ass off to hear that story of me eating the bug. He would have thoroughly enjoyed my misery. He may have even harassed me a little about eating meat.

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