It snowed!

It snowed. It snowed! IT SNOWED! Not very much, only a few inches. But it snowed! And I was – and am – all kinds of excited. I was in class all day Monday and on my lunch break I was outside in jeans and a t-shirt. It was warm, sunny and gorgeous. A bit like the new “typical” January day in Denver. When I left the building at 4pm I saw snow! Only about 3 snowflakes fluttering around, but snow! Still a pretty typical winter day in Denver…sun and snow! By the time I got home it was snowing. Legitimately snowing! I had to use my windshield wipers and everything. This all got a little exciting when my passenger side wiper detached itself 4 miles from home, but I survived! Stupid windshield wipers, they hate me! Chris’s car’s wipers … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Frozen Finger Tips

Friday’s Workout Wanda: Rest and ice the janked up ankle.Saturday’s Workout Wanda: Outside run of 3.65 miles in 35:14, pace of 9:39.Sunday’s Workout Wanda: Long run of 11.05 miles with moving time of 1:51:11, pace of 10:04! Saturday’s Run… I almost didn’t run on Saturday. Almost. But then I read about 18 posts in my Reader about everyone out running in memory of Sherry Arnold. I put on my running clothes and headed outside! I may not have known Sherry and I normally avoid all the emotional stuff but all the talk of people running in her memory made me move…so for that, I thank you Sherry! …what I saw from my window vs. what really was…totally worth the layers to get outside & enjoy the *real* scenery, wasn’t icy at all! This run gave me a chance to test … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Xmas Virtual 5K Race Recap

Sunday’s Workout Wanda: An outside, snowy run of 3.1 miles in 30:42, a pace of 9:54.Monday’s Workout Wanda: An identical snowy run of 3.1 miles in 30:21, a pace of 9:47. Yesterday afternoon I headed out with a goal to run my 3.1 miles for the Christmas Virtual 5K race and I made it…I didn’t exactly love it at first but I made it. At first I just wasn’t feeling it until I randomly veered off the main trail to do some off-roading… The trails were lumpy and a little slick but they were rather well traveled so running was manageable. The hardest part was avoiding all the dog poop… Dear Dog Owners, Just because there is snow does not mean you can just let your dog poo all willy nilly because when the snow melts it still gets stuck … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Layer Up Lady!

Wednesday’s Workout Wanda: A total of 1.3 miles on the TM in 12:16/9:26mpm.Thursday’s Workout Wanda: About 2 untimed miles to pick up hamburger buns…efficient! For us Thursday is technically our Saturday and my Saturday turned out to be crazy productive for me! I managed to… – do laundry– organize and reorganize photos– get CO car insurance– visit the dentist and get fillings– retest and pass emissions test– verify VIN on my car– make lunch and dinner– bake cookies– wash dishes three times– blog {or not, I fell asleep half way through this post!} I was feeling all kinds of productive and on top of things! Then I realized I still had some running to do. This Run December Challenge with Tall Mom on the Run is going to make December a very long month…! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lately I’ve been spending most … [Click Here For the Full Story]