Monthly Archives: December 2013

How Hindu are you? It’s a Christmas tree

Christmas is over.  Sad Face.  It doesn’t have the awesome build up that it used to.  When you are in school you have several holiday crafts and parties that get you all geared up for the holidays.  Then you get out of school or finish finals, so you get to have a mini celebration for that.  You get to sleep in and hang around the house helping your mom make cookies and wrap presents.  Then the actual day comes and you don’t even care that it’s over because you can spend the whole next day playing, shopping, or having a fashion show.

Then BOOM, you’re an adult.  The entire month of December flies by and you realize that you never wore your silly Christmas sweater, or baked cookies, and you have to find yourself with 7 xmas movies in your drawer and only 2 days to watch them.  However, I am grateful that I got Christmas Eve off.  Some people don’t get any days off.

Backing up, we had an awesome snowstorm over the weekend and I had a really great snow run on Sunday morning.  I even helped a cop push a car that was stuck.  Then the weather got super cold again, like below zero cold, so I resigned myself to treadmill running and generally avoiding being outdoors.  Monday I worked and it was dead, but I didn’t really feel like accomplishing shit anyway.  Tuesday I was off, so Red and I got some presents for the dogs and spent a good part of the day  coloring and making things with Play Doh.  Luckily she hasn’t tried to eat it yet.  The dogs did though .

That night my relatives gathered together to eat and hang, but of course I ended up being the babysitter for all the little kids.  We played hardcore til the wee hour of 8 p.m.

Christmas morning I woke up at 5:30 and it was easy to get going because I was excited for the day.  I was able to run outside because the temp was in the upper teens, so I took advantage of the “nice” weather and got in 10 miles.  Then I quick showered and made sure the tree and presents looked nice and ready to go.  RKY came downstairs with a grumpy Red.  Of course she perked up when she saw that Santa came and brought her presents.  She thought it was hilarious that he ate like two bites of the donut we left out for him.  She was a little slow to understand the whole present unwrapping thing.  She seemed pretty happy after one or two.  I will have to remember that for next year.  I ended up unwrapping most of them for her and then dad assembled them.  Then the grownups opened presents and RKY seemed pretty happy about his SodaStream.

We spent the morning playing with every single toy she got.  Then we went to my parents for more presents.  She was super cranky at this point though.  I opened her gifts for her and then she dragged me upstairs to hang out.  I enjoy watching my nephews and parents open their gifts but oh well.  I always have to remind my nephews exactly what I got them.  We went home so Red could eat lunch and nap.  Then I woke her up so we could go back over for dinner.  It was delicious.  I ate too much homemade mac n cheese and paid for it this morning.  We played for awhile after dinner and ate some pie.  Then I rode my new bike home!!! in the snow.  I almost slipped once.  It’s a Trek mountain bike, so it handled pretty well.  I also got some snowshoes that I am excited to try out.  When I got home, I convinced RKY and Red to go for a walk.  I love when it’s snowing and warm enough to be outside.  So we had fun on our walk and then we played for a couple hours and tried to get Red to sleep.  It didn’t work out so well, I think she had too much fun.  She fell asleep on top of me while we watched Almost Human.  Totally appropriate for a two yr old.

So Christmas was a lot better than last year.  I still miss our old traditions and seeing my grandparents, but it’s getting better.  I just need to find ways to get into the spirit sooner.


everyone calls you pineapples

Well the weather perked up a bit.  After a long 11 miles on the treadmill on Sunday and 2 quick miles on Monday, I was able to get out on Tuesday and do a total of 9.5.  Unfortunately it was cold again this morning, so I just did another quick jaunt of 3.25 miles on the mill.  Lately I haven’t been watching TV while running but just listening to music instead.  It’s odd.  I just kind of fantasize about actually being able to sing and play an instrument in a band.  Tomorrow the weather should be nice-ish so I can head out for another long run before an ice storm supposedly hits and then a blizzard this weekend.  

I suppose I should start training for Boston in a few weeks.  I have a pretty solid base and I am not looking to PR, so I don’t think training will be too bad.  Unless we have another neverending winter like last year. 

I’ve been dealing with vertigo again this year.  It’s like constantly being a boat.  Remind me to never go on a cruise.  My 2 quick miles were a bit dangerous as I kept drifting to the right.  I clean my ears out with baby oil which was a bit of a disaster.  Cause you know how baby oil is like really oily durr.  So the oil didn’t get in my ear as much as all over my face, neck, and hair.  At least I smell really nice.  Like a fresh baby.   


I’d be pretty bummed if I don’t get at least a bite of the Milky Way.

Update on… nothing really.

I am still running about 40 miles a week.  45 if I go by Daily Mile’s week of Mon-Sunday.  I haven’t run outside since the middle of last week.  We got hit by a mad cold arctic front.  I had a few runs in it before I finally threw in the towel.  Wearing fingerless gloves while running is never a good idea.  I tried to shove my finger tips down but my thumbs were still nearly frostbitten.  

So my long treadmill run on Sunday was 8.5 miles in the a.m. and another 2 in the afternoon.  Yesterday I just did a quick 2.5 before bed.  I really needed to sleep in that morning and I slept until 7:15.  Glorious.  Last night I stayed up too late reading and then Red woke up and wanted to party at 3:30.  We were up for about an hour.  This has happened a lot lately.  I am not sure what was going on with her, but she has had a persistent cough.  I took her to the Dr for it 2 weeks ago and it still hasn’t gone away, so she is going back tomorrow.  It makes me sad to hear her coughing so much.  

So I wanted to sleep in again this morning but I sucked it up and ran 7.  I watched Super Fun Night, which is really disappointing.  I thought that british chick was supposed to be funny?  I got bored and had to put on my iPod for extra distraction.  

I am hoping it warms up later this week so I can get outside.  By warms up, I mean like around 20 degrees.  With not much windchill.  I am not optimistic, so I decided to plan on doing 5 miles on the mill every day.  That seems doable, and some days I can push myself to do more.  I will plan for another longer run next week.  

I made the cutest xmas card ever with Red.  She is wearing a pink bunny suit (the pink nightmare) and sitting next to our leg lamp.  then she put my glasses on and gave me a cheesy grin.  I love it.  I hope people have seen A Christmas Story so they get it.  Otherwise, they will be like WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?  Surely everyone has seen it by now.