Wednesday, December 1, 2010

November Rewind ...

Holy Cow! It's December, which means that a BIG holiday is coming up quickly.

My birthday - there are only two months until I turn 29. And you probably should start planning your gifts now. I accept cash, checks, credit cards and running gear of all kinds. And if you are feeling really generous, go ahead and send me a Christmas present too.

Or, if you want to send me a gift to commemorate all I accomplished last month, I'm not going to stop you. And so that you have a reference point, here is my November 2010 in review ...

Miles Planned/Miles Ran: none - for the first time in forever, I ran without a training plan/140.67 (which brings me to 1609.15 on the year)

Rest Days Planned/Rest Days Taken: 8/9

Highest Mileage Week: 11/22-11/28: 34.3 miles

Long Runs Planned/Long Runs Completed: 4/4

Donuts Burned: 97 (my favorite statistic on Dailymile)

Current Book: None, unless children's books count. Which I don't think they do. Especially considering I have most of them committed to memory.

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: Cream Puffs. Have you ever noticed how I have a thing for desserts? Well, I do. And thanks to a $2.00 off coupon at BJ's, I have almost single-handedly consumed a box of 70 cream puffs. God, I hope J has been sneaking them too ...

Current Colors: Pink and Charcoal Grey

Current Drink: Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla Coffee. With the temperatures dropping, I find myself drinking it non-stop just to stay warm.

Current Song: Club Can't Handle Me - Flo Rida

Current Triumph: My 3:04 PR in the 8K two weeks ago. And a complete purge of my closet. And my pure awesomeness, of course ...

Current Goal: A new 5K PR at my December 26th race. Rebuild my base before heading into marathon training on Jan 1. Not go broke while on vacation at Disney.

Current Blessing: Pretty much everything. Life is pretty sweet right now. And I don't take that for granted.

Current Excitement: Did I mention that we are going to Disney? Like in 14 days? And that my kids have NO IDEA? (Note: We surprised them with a Disney trip in March. It was classic. You can see their reactions HERE.)

22 comments:

Emz said...

YAY for Christmas.

YAY for birthday's!

YAY for Disney!!

YAY YOU!!

Club Can't Handle you. ;)

Kerrie T. said...

Oh man, you have to take video when you surprise them with Disney. Maybe you'll be on one of the commercials (they always make me cry).

Kirstie said...

Great post. December is my birthday month but have to wait all the way until almost the very end of it!!! If you find someone willing to send gifts to you for whatever reason, be sure to send them my way too!

nikeathena said...

You are awesome, I agree! My husband surprised me with a trip to Disneyland while we were in California for Thanksgiving. Your girls are going to have a blast!

Jill said...

Seriously, this is such an awesome post! Your awesomeness is always impressing me...always. Way to go with such an amazing month. Love the reminder for your birthday and christmas...you can never allow too much time for people...good idea!

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

PINK is like forever my color LOL!

Have fun in Disney =)

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

You are hilarious! I am going to make a huge deal about your birthday!!! Cream puffs are amazing. Love the Flo Rida song. I love your attitude. LIFE IS SWEET:)

Marlene said...

Awesome, awesome stuff.

I'm drinking tea and hot chocolate like crazy these days just to warm-up too... before bed is the best. So toasty.

WOOHOO DISNEY!

Shellyrm said...

Nice month! I love all the non-running related things you have accomplished. At almost 29 you are such a well rounded person, I am envious...but working on it.

AND I think it's a law that you can't get to go to Disney TWICE in one year when some of us havent' gone at all. Seriously, how lucky is your family! I agree you should video your girl's reaction that will get them a promo spot for Disney for sure!

Alanna said...

Spud's reaction to the videos:

"They have 3 girls"; "Do we know them?"

"Where are they going?"; "Are they coming here?" (1st video)

"They're going to Disneyland!!!" (2nd video accompanied by his happy dance)

"I want to see it again..."

He's 3 and we've told him that when he's tall enough to go on most of the rides we'll take him to California.

Char said...

Big month ahead for you. Your girls are going to have THE BEST TIME in Disneyland. It's so much fun!

Aimee said...

Great post! I love reading all the little things! Yay for your birthday coming up! :)

giraffy said...

I love love love love Disney!!

Pam said...

Awww, those videos were too cute!

Courtney said...

I forgot about those videos! So cute! You should totally send them into Disney for their new campaign. Have you seen some of those commercials? Have fun, too bad we are missing each other by a few days. I'll be there in 2 days!! :)

Wifey said...

Sounds like you had a pretty AWESOME November. You win with the closet purging. I wish I had that gene.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Shawn said...

Great Job...rock on!!!

bobbi said...

Those videos are awesome - I had no idea your kids didn't know about your upcoming trip. In retrospect, I wish I hadn't told mine. I am getting asked about it every other minute!

Tricia said...

whoohoo for bdays (mine is next week)

racing dawn said...

How can you even top a month like that? Disney should be just the trick! So fun!

Angie Bee said...

I too drink Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla like its liquid gold!
I will lift my mug in cheers to you tomorrow morning :)
Try the Mocha Mint DD coffee. Its from the gods.

Staci Dombroski said...

How fun that you are going to surprise the kids for Disney!! I think that is awesome :)