Thursday, December 03, 2009

Three Things Thursday

1. I had a crummy day yesterday - PMS, sh*tty day at work, family issues. By the end of the day the last thing I wanted to do was run. The first thing I wanted to do was curl up on the couch and eat an entire box of mac & cheese (KD for the Canadians). Fortunately, I had a hubby and group of friends expecting me to run with them at 6:30 (yes, hubby has started running with my group occasionally while he recovers from injury before starting his own training again). And so I ran. I cut it slightly short when the cold, cold rain started coming down, but still put in some miles and felt good about it at the end of the day.

2. December is shaping up to be one busy month. We leave for Cuba in 17 days (who's counting?) and before then I have to finish (start) Christmas cards, Christmas shopping, some baking, shopping/packing for our trip and we have 5 parties and 2 family dinners to attend during that time. Not to mention training for Goofy and working my butt off for the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge/Project Lean Mean Running Machine. Yes, I am going to NEED a vacation.

3. Last but not least, thank you to the lovely Amanda of RunToTheFinish (our HBBC Hostess Extraordinaire) for this award.



You can learn more about the Atta Girl Award here. Thanks again Amanda!



HBBC Update

Wednesday:

run 5mi = 5 pts
(better than nothing)

Tonight I'll be running to and from Spin class again to earn those bonus points! Also doing better on F/V today.



Happy Thursday (almost Friday)!

21 comments:

The Linz said...

Well way to get out there and run anyway. Sometimes you just feel better after you do it - even if you really really don't want to at first. And just think you are one day closer to your awesome vacation!!!! So jealous!

teacherwoman said...

5 parties? Oh my. You are busy!

I had a hard time getting out of bed this morning for my run and was glad I did. I felt so good and ready to start the day well before 6am!

Denise said...

So cool about Cuba. I've heard they have the most amazing beaches. Andy said once Castro dies we'll go!! Take lots of pics.

Meg Runs said...

CUBA?! Take me, take me! Why and for how long. I so want to go!!!! Take a zillion pictures please.

Mama said...

Cuba certainly sounds like a nice reward for surviving a crazy month!

Keep up the good work with all the running and extra stuff.

MCM Mama

Kelly said...

Sorry yesterday was crappy. December is a fun month but it is always crazy huh? Cuba will make it all worth it!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

great job getting out there, vacation sounds much needed :)

Lisa said...

great job getting out on a run that you didn't want to do.

and you definately NEED that vacation. lots going on between now and then

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

is K&D mac and cheese like Kraft in the blue box? Cuz I could eat a whole box of that too!

N.D. said...

The mac and cheese sounds good! :)
I'm glad you had the group waiting for you! Definitely gets you out the door!

J said...

Honestly Marlene you are making us all look bad! You keep racking up all those points! You definitely need a vacation!

Toni said...

Great job getting your run in even though the couch was calling! You are doing an awesome job on the HBBC, I can't keep up!

shellyrm said...

You are busy!! Super helpful when others are counting on you.

You are smokin those HBBC points.

Heather said...

Nice job getting those workouts in! Keep it up with that busy schedule. And once you get back from Cuba, if you want to come train me in how to be a lean, mean running machine, you are totally invited. :)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Way to tough it out..

OK weird can women who Blog together alot end up in the same cycle?? Because I have been PMSing all week.. I am also blaming the full moon..

Hugs and good luck getting everything done..

Brian said...

Glad to hear hubby joined the group and you managed to sneak some miles in!

Cuba?? jealous...

Laura said...

Great job on the run. It was not a fun night to run. I am seriously procrastinating on the 100 + cards I have to write out. This year the husband is not getting out of it.

trialsoftraining said...

5 pts (i.e. Miles!) is still something impressive - especially when mac & cheese + couch was one of the options ;)

omg Christmas shopping....haven't even gotten to that thought-process yet.....

lindsay said...

way to get out and run marlene :) the couch is all too tempting some days. good thing you got those 5 pts 'cause i'm sure you would've gone negative had you sat and ate mac n cheese instead ;)

Amanda said...

You do have a busy December, but so great to have a trip to look forward to!

Fair Weather Runner said...

good for you on your double run, sounds like you are going to be very ready for the goofy! so exciting. you are my training inspiration, you train hard but really smart! and perhaps you are getting faster because you rock as well? i think so ;)