Friday, December 18, 2009

Five Things Friday

Five Things Friday borrowed from The Happy Runner.



1. Thanks for all of your awesome suggestions yesterday for Beach Bootcamp. I'm sure my family will just love you for it.

2. On Wednesday evening I headed out for a 10K with my training group. It was a beautiful evening with gently falling snow the entire time. We ran through a local park where the annual Christmas light display has been set up. I felt like I was in a movie, prancing along the path lined lit by festive decorations, surrounded by families out enjoying the evening. Last night's 5K on the treadmill wasn't nearly as inspiring.

3. Tonight is my annual company Christmas party. It's quite the affair where we all get dressed up to enjoy a delicious meal and open bar. For the first time in eight years, I will not be taking advantage of the free-flowing booze and courtesy cab ride home - I have a 30K run tomorrow morning (last big one before taper).

4. 1.5 sleeps til Cuba! (0.5 because we will be leaving for the airport at 3AM Sunday.)

5. Today is another round of Cans for Comments! 5 comments = 1 food donation. Comment, comment, comment!



HBBC Update

Wednesday:
run 6 mi = 6 pts
F/V = 1 pt

Thursday:
run 3 mi = 3 pts
F/V = 1 pt




TGIF!

36 comments:

lindsay said...

first!!!

lindsay said...

and just to beef it up... ;) hmm this week i would like cream corn as my donation!

have fun at the christmas party!

Morgan said...

Ewww cream corn? Come on Lindsay no one wants cream corn!!! I vote for Green Beans! :)

TNTcoach Ken said...

Free flowing booze and a cab ride! That sounds like quite the party.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

ya, i'm not a creamed corn fan either! LOL Have a great time tonight! and an awesome 30 tomorrow :)

Shannon said...

Ew, cream corn.

It's gotta be warm in cuba right?? I wish I was going somewhere warm.. or better yet, if it would just be warm HERE! LOL

Have a safe trip!

RunningLaur said...

open bar AND cuba? your life is pretty fantastic right about now!

Jocelyn said...

Great job on your runs. You will kick but on your 30k tomorrow. Stay warm :)

Lacey Nicole said...

have fun at your party!!!!!! go 30k!!

D10 said...

Have a ton of fun tonight! Have a great run tomorrow. And, only a few more days to warm sunshine!!!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

You are dialed right in on your training. Gentle falling snow.... how nice!!!

Cuba HERE YOU COME!!!!

ShutUpandRun said...

Yeah I guess free flowing booze and a 30K don't quite mix. Nice will power...

unathleticrunner said...

I'm surprised in you! I thought the real test of a long run was to do it hungover...haha

Staci Dombroski said...

You are giving up free flowing booze with a cab ride.... now that is dedication :-)

J said...

So lucky to be heading to warm weather! While I am running in 8F temps Ill be thinking of you! lol

Have fun at the Christmas party!!

teacherwoman said...

Oh hun, enjoy Cuba! Sounds like you will have a blast!

shellyrm said...

Enjoy your long run and Cuba!!

WannabeRunner said...

Good job on the willpower to turn down the open bar! And please take lots of pictures of Cuba for those of us who are stuck in less exotic locations! :)

beth said...

I love the cans for comment idea. have fun at your holiday party! you'll get to laugh at everyone else boozing it up.
-beth

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Take pictures I was to see you all dolled up!

The Linz said...

Have fun at your xmas party tonight and at your killer run tomorrow! And I will say it once more that I am jealous of your fun vacation and can't wait to hear the recap! Have a great trip Marlene!!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Wow BUMMEr about the free booze, but good choice on your part. Good luck tomorrow!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Have a great trip. Will "SEE" you when you get back.. HUGS!

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The Happy Runner said...

Yay! Have a great time at the party and good luck with the 30K!

Jill said...

Good luck tomorrow on your race!! Have fun at the party tonight, it's a bummer no free booze but it will be worth it tomorrow. Happy Weekend!

Amanda said...

Almost vacay time, can't wait to see some Cuba pics!! Have a blast at your party tonight and I hope the run tomorrow morning goes well.

RunToTheFinish said...

ohhh the party sounds like lots of fun and then CUBA you go girl!!

Hunnybee said...

Enjoy the work party and the fun run tomorrow.

Jamie said...

Can your company party planner talk to mine? Have fun!

Sarah said...

30th comment! KD WOOHOO!

Toni said...

Have fun at your party and on your run tomorrow!

Laura said...

good luck on your 30k and have fun at the party!

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Rio Runs said...

Wow, your work really puts on an all out holiday party! This year we did have one, which was a nice surprise, but was very casual- BBQ Western Outdoor Campfire theme. And alcohol-free. Hope you had a great time at the party and have a fun run!

Denise said...

Passing up the open bar...you are dedicated!! But be sure to enjoy yourself on vacation!

trialsoftraining said...

ha! "1.5" sleeps ..... excited much?? Hope the beach bootcamp is a suucess!! And I'm sure you had fun at the holiday party - drinks or no drinks ;)