Monday, December 06, 2010

Weekend in Bullets with Photos

Friday

  • early morning treadmill run at the gym
  • after work, it was off to my hairdresser for a big chop!
Before:

After:





Saturday

  • long run! 9K solo and 16K with some great company for 25.5K total (15.8mi); it was pretty cold but not terribly windy for the most part. the distance ticked by easily and we threw in a fast finish just for fun. feels good to run long again!
the hair is not so cute after a run!
  • festive family get-together in the afternoon ('tis the season)
  • Run4Rett post-event party Saturday evening ... we laughed all night long and ate too much fantastic food courtesy of Juliana and her hubby

Sunday

  • Marlene + Mom Christmas Baking Extravaganza 2010... it was a long and messy day in the kitchen, with lots to show for it:


snowflake sugar cookies; peanut butter cups; pistachio/cranberry shortbread; peanut butter blossoms' candy cane molasses cookies; toblerone fudge;
holiday monster cookies; oreo cookie bark' kris kringles.
  
  • squeezed in a short run on a freeeeeezing, windy, blowy, blustery afternoon (day 20)
 


How was your weekend?
Don't forget my CSN Giveaway!

HBBC Update
Fri. Dec. 3 - run (3.1), F&V (1) = 4.1
Sat. Dec. 4 - run (15.8), F&V (1) = 16.8
Sun. Dec. 5 - run (3.1), F&V (1) = 4.1

47 comments:

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

LOVE THE HAIR! Super cute.

And feel free to send me some of those sweets!

Lisa said...

Wow. You ladies baked up a storm! Cute hair too!

Jogging with Fiction said...

love the haircut! i was just saying I want to chop all of my hair off, but I'm way too chicken!

fancy nancy said...

LOVE the new do! I would love to cute my hair short but it is way too curly...it just wouldn't be a good scene trust me! Seeing your cookie creations has inspired me! I have some cutters that I want to use with my daughter...I'll have to do it this week!

lilmeg said...

Happy Monday!

Cute hair!

MMM COOKIES (deadly for me)

Woah long runs in the cold. I don't think I can do it this year. Your pictures are making me cold.

Johann said...

Yay for all the runs in the cold! That last pic certainly tells a story. We never see anything like that here.

Laura said...

LOVE the hair! I find now that my hair is shorter...a baseball hat post run is necessary.
We still don't have snow..keep it your way.

J said...

Your hair looks so cute! I love how you always get such cute hair styles! I always go the boring route and just get a chop. Right now though I am trying to grow mine out!

It sure was snowy here yesterday, so I can imagine you had a little bit of that too. We have a lake effect snow advisory (from lake ontario) until tonight, ugg so we are getting MORE snow! I do not enjoy brushing the snow off my car!

Still Running said...

Looks great! Yesterday was a tough day to run weather-wise. Good for you!

Aneta said...

cute hair! love it! the short hair really suits u!

great baking! my baking day is next weekend and i am oh so excited!

omg to the snow that we got in aurora/newmarket! does shoveling snow count as cardio or as HBBC points?

Denise said...

love the new hair...sassy!!!

man, i'm not ready for the snow. training through that last year was a beotch.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Ha, looks like sooooooooooo much fun out in the wind, cold and snow. I really envy U! (NOT)......

Emz said...

I'm with Denise. SASSY is what came to mind. I love it! EVEN after the run!

I'm doing my cooking baking on Friday! Looks like it was a HUGE success!! :)

Kirstie said...

Love the hair! Very cute. You were a baking queen this weekend! Wow! Good for you for getting out there this weekend. I had two very snowy runs this weekend myself.

Nicole @ "Haute Runner" said...

Look at all those delicious cookies!! I must get on my baking but I am afraid I will eat it all!!

Love the hair cut! So how are you going to style it for work after your lunch runs? Doesn't look long enough for a ponytail anymore.

Great runs!! That blistery day looks like us a couple weeks ago!!

Cindy said...

Love the hair!!! It looks awesome...probably much easier to take care for running...it's all about running isn't it? ;-) I'm starting the 2010 baking extravanganza as well...good thing there's the HBBC to stop me from eating it all!

Runners Fuel said...

That looks waaay too cold for me to run outside. You're brave!

Kim said...

Cute hair!!!!

Angie Bee said...

Love the new doo! Good for you for braving the cold and those cookies....oh em gee!

Stacie said...

Love the hair :) My girls just donated their hair to the Locks of Love yesterday. New haircuts everywhere.

The cookies look yummy.

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

I just found your blog and I LOVE it. You had a great weekend. LOVE the hair:) Great job on your long run and those cookies look way too good!

Jill said...

ooooo, looking good - and sassy, girl!!! Like it :).

And good lord, do you live in Canada or something??!!!

lish said...

Love the hair! You look Gorgeous! The Weather is so crazy in Ontario Right now...I am a little skeptical about my run tonight!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Love the new cut! I am trying my best to let mine grow out. Had a short cut for 12 years so I am going long - I think :)

Brrrr that is cold...but very nice miles.

Char said...

That last photo - brrrr! The baking looks really yummy.

misszippy said...

The hair is adorable! And oh, you look so cold in that last pic--but you were out there. Good going!

Jamie said...

I can't believe you ran in that on Sunday! I chickened out and hit up the treadmill most of the weekend :) Sounds like another fun and busy weekend! Cute haircut!

the dawn said...

hair=fabulous

cookies=yum

running=brrrrrrr

Heather said...

Cute hair! Looks like you had a fun holiday-ish weekend. :)

Heidi said...

Now that's my kinda baking day! YUM!!!

Lacey Nicole said...

i totally disagree i think the hair is adorable post run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

marlene, what a fabulous style!!! very hip and cute :)

have you had teh moment where you are washing your hair and your hands are like "where's all the hair?!?!" hehehe :) happy monday!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Cute cut! (And quick to wash post-run!)

Those cookies look fantastic!!! YUM!

I RUN LIKE A GIRL said...

1st - Your haircut is SO cute! I love it!
2nd - YUMMM, those cookies look amazing
3rd - are you willing to share any recipes, specifically: sugar molasses, monster cookies, kris kringles. Thanks!

Teamarcia said...

Love it! Even after the frigid run I love it!
And wow the cookies! I love to bake cookies maybe more than I love to run...maybe...but I can't because I can't be trusted with them.

Katie A. said...

You are beautiful ;) Love the new hairdo!
What a weekend! Seeing those cookies makes me want to bake - although my legs tell me to sit! LOL!
Have a great Monday!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Cute cute do, before the run that is :) Oh honey you look so cold, the last picture makes me want to brew you a cup of tea..

Miss ya!!

Nicole said...

So cute!! :)

We are getting some snow here too!!!

Amy said...

Love the new haircut! Your baking looks yummy! I started digging into mine today :)

Good for you for getting out in the cold stuff. I'm finding the cold and snow coming down from the sky isn't so bad, but the wind that blows the snow up from the ground does me in!

ajh said...

Love the haircut!!!!!!!! And the cookies!!!!!!!!!! And man it looks cold!

Richelle said...

Cute hair!

H Love said...

you crack me up! nice pics!

lindsay said...

LOL i was thinking that... that can't be easy to run with. looks great post run! should have grown it a little longer to donate to locks of love or something (yes i am guilt tripping you) ;)

so i guess you ate all those cookies cause i haven't seen any in my mailbox.

Quinton J said...

Though the weather is cold…your new look is muy picante!

The Happy Runner said...

You look terrific, Marlene! Love the cut. Looks like a great weekend!

destination262 said...

Love the new do! It's spunky and cute! And that picture of you looks brutally cold. You are trooper for braving it out there.

Shellyrm said...

I love the hair! All the short styles in bloggy land has me feeling like a hippie.

You need some cute headbands to hold that hair back...or it will freeze in place. Brrr that looks cold.

MCM Mama said...

Cute haircut! Love it!