Wednesday, December 26, 2012

So Christmas Is Over...

I find Christmas to be very stressful and busy, and yet it is not even a holiday that we really celebrate. Mainly, I just enjoy the (much needed) time off from work.

Also, I haven't blogged in forever, so here is a quick recap of... well, whenever it was that I posted last.

I finally got my hair cut and colored. First time in at least a year.

It looks different, I promise
A left for Texas on Saturday morning. I didn't get the full story, but I guess she "got to talk into the microphone at church on Christmas Eve" but she 1). Can't remember what she said and 2). It was not scary.

A (left) with her cousin
I really didn't ask for anything for Christmas, but I did get two things I wanted:


And a gift card for Ink N' Burn, which I used to get my "joga" pants ("Jeans" that are athletic pants). FYI, I lived in these all weekend and they were FANTABULOUS.

Not MY butt, although I imagine I look that fabulous in these
Finalized (most of) our costume for Goofy:


(Rumor has it that capes may or may not be involved). It should be assumed/implied that I am RIDICULOUSLY excited for Disney/Goofy weekend. It is going to be the most fun ever.

Also:
  • Frontier has been having the craziest fare sales.
    • Bought airfare for Eugene marathon in April - round trip? $106
    • Bought airfare for Albuquerque half (also in April) - round trip? $46
  • I ran three times over the weekend, and none of them were awful. All of them were run in Brooks Pure Flows. I haven't worn those since my IT band injury, thinking they might have been the cause of my injury. After I determined my injury was likely from lack of training (duh), I decided to give them another chance.
    • After my "confession" post, I have run over 6  miles I think 3 times. It was not the end of the world. However, I cannot seem to figure out HOW I used to run on the treadmill for hours and hours. These runs were pretty boring.
    • It is really really really cold here in Denver. I might try to get one outdoor run in before A gets back. I just hate the cold so very much (12 degrees this morning, brrr).
  • I have only picked out an outfit for ONE day of NY Double... which is next week. I leave on Friday, so really, I need my outfit picked by tomorrow. I *think* I'm supposed to wear a turquoise sparkle skirt one of those days... ?
  • Lululemon has a bunch of crap in there "we made too much" section that I should probably just stop looking at.
  • I know that I have reached my fundraising goal for AFSP/Tinker Bell half. However... our team is still short of its goal, so if you have a few bucks, the donation link is on my side bar, or you can donate here.

And.................. if you have made it this far.................. I am giving away a $15 gift card for Road ID. All you need to do is enter is comment that you would be interested in winning! (The gift card will not cover 100% of a Road ID, but for the basic ones, you will be only paying a couple bucks and shipping). Comment by 11:59 pm MST on January 1, I will announce the winner the next day.

15 comments:

  1. I really would love to have a Road ID. Do You suppose it might give me the motivation to get back into racing? I'm a walking racer, rather than a running racer, but I spend a lot of time on the road and would love to have somebody know who that person is that just "face planted"... Thanks, Becka!

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  3. I would love a Road ID. Im such a procrastinator!!! Ive been 'meaning' to get one for over a year now!!

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  4. I'd love a road ID. People should know who I am!

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  5. I would love the Road ID gift card! :-)

    Also, I have a Keurig, too and I love it!

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  6. Yes please!

    It was a quiet Xmas for me too although I had 1.5 weeks off work before Xmas and another week after that. Did spend the weekend in Chiangmai (Thailand) and enjoyed the Chiangmai Marathon (did 10.5km + 3km since I'm nursing an injury).

    Wow, looks like your 2013 race calendar is filling up nicely.

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  7. I would love a Road ID gift card! I'm glad you're running again. :)

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  8. i would love to win and share it with the bf! also- so glad that i will for sure see you in 2013 now! and, can’t wait to see what yall come up with for goofy!

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  9. I am not entering the Road ID, because I already own all of the colors ever invented.

    BUT, your hair looks beautiful! And I am ALSO the most excited human EVER for Goofy!

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  10. Your hair looks great! I am going to have to check out Frontier. Those are amazing deals! Interested in the road ID. Probably would be a good idea since I run alone most of the time.

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  11. Just stumbled across your blog! I will be running in the Allen New Year's Day Double as well! (But just the half, and just on NY Day... I registered way too late and barely got in for that race.) Safe travels and good luck with the back-to-back races! Oh, and I've love a Road ID as well :)

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  12. I'd love to win one for my son! We think it would be a good idea to have identification on him for emergencies!

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  13. Love the hair do, super cute! Glad to see you are running Eugene too!

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  14. Can't wait to hear how the NY Double races went. I wish Frontier flew out of the airports closest to me (its not worth it for me to go to LAX) to get to races.

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