Wednesday, December 29, 2010


....I think it ran off with my heart rate monitor.  If you find either one of them, tell them to get their asses home.

Maybe I drank it away last weekend in St. Louis ;)

Friday, December 24, 2010

White Christmas...

Well, it's that time of year again.  The time of year when I head to one of the best cities in the mid west (St. Louis) and hang out with the coolest family I know (my own!).  My whole family is from STL and know all of the ins and outs of what bar has the best music and when.  So last night we ended up at Joe's Cafe.  It's an artists 'studio' and every Thursday night they have wonderful live music...and it's BYOB (just in case you don't know what that is - bring your own beer...or wine).  But it was blast....

my 'little' brother and I

After a fun night of wine and amazing blues music - my mom, dad and I woke up this morning to run the Forest Park Loop.  It's an amazing six-ish mile loop that goes around the zoo, skating rink, and so many other amazing areas.  I love it.  And today was even more amazing - because it SNOWED!  And after the run, we headed over to Kaldis Coffee for coffee and a cinnamon roll. 

If you are in St. Louis - check out one of Kaldis many coffee houses.  They have WONDERFUL coffee and awesome food.  And a great family runs all of them as well ;) 

Thankfully this Florida girl does not have to drive in this mess!!  Hope everyone had a great holiday!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I stole this off of One Twenty Five  (which is a pretty cool blog, check it out) and I just had to share.  Take a moment and read it through.  Pretty inspiring.  Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tis the Season - Round 3

Christmas is just around the corner!  So here is one more list of 'hints' for those of you who want to get something special for friend/girlfriend/wife who is addicted to swim/bike/run.  They will thank you for it...

For those of you who have stinky, seventh circle of hell, smelling cycling or running shoes - a BOOT WARMER  Big J has one and I laughed when he told me to stick the toes of Satan on them so I wouldn't stink up the house.  He was right.  They'll make those Stinky shoes smell like heaven. 

They will make your household so much happier! 

An awesome shirt from Peacewithin.  Rebbecca is so sweet - and has some wonderful designs.  A dear friend of mine, Sue, hooked me up with one awhile ago (see below!).  And from then on, most of my friends have received a shirt from this site for their birthday. 

Oh yeah, it's nice to add in a bottle of wine as well.  :)

Anyone have babies?  Well, this is the COOLEST gift for someone with a child or a child on the way!  Check out the Trix website.  Once again - several of my friends received this box of goodness on their doorstep.  Really?  How could you go wrong with this?  They also have a great selection of tri-related shirts for grown-ups as well. 

'Swim - Bike- Run- Drool' 

Random Thoughts:

HELLO COLD FRONT!  I dont' remember when it was this freaking cold in Florida.  I woke up this morning to meet Carla for a 5:30am run and saw this:

Yep, I'm one of those people who check their Iphone as soon as the alarm goes off.  Anyway, I run so much better in the cold.  But that cold?  At 5:30?  Layer it up! 

Biggest Loser season finale is on.  After finally seeing last weeks episode, I just have to say way to go Ada!  KILLING that marathon!  Even with a 6 minute bathroom break.....when you need to go, you need to go! 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Party - Round one.

Let the fun begin.  Let me begin by saying that this week was complete crap training wise.  I was traveling all week (Sunday - Sunday) for work.  I got in two pretty killer runs - but cut out the 9 miler and 11 miler that was on schedule.  Whoops.  There is only so far I can run on a dreadmill - or run in an area that I have no clue where I am.  Anyway - this week will be another story.

Office Christmas party was last night.  And let me just say that the drive home from Orlando was the LONGEST DRIVE EVER.  Lot's of wine consumed + a few random drinks = a good time.  Until the next morning.  But big J and I are troopers and after several random 'quick naps' at rest stops we where good to go -

The lovely marketing ladies attacking Lance from IT :) 

Detox begins tomorrow.

Random Photos:

I really didn't know they still made this stuff!

Really Ikea?  But I did try to use it, with no luck. 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Away from home

So I'm traveling for work all week - and man it's hard to get those long runs in!  BUT there is a whole paycheck (aka wholefoods) not far from where I am now.  I know where I'm going for dinner!

Hope everyone is having a great week! 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A run will never....

So, I stole this off of Ben Does Life.  Check out his blog - it's pretty awesome.  Anyway - let the marathon training begin!  
A run will never cheat on you.
A run will never borrow your car and return it with no gas.
A run will never get drunk and throw up on you.
A run will never text in your face while you tell it a story.
A run will never make you work overtime.
A run will never say it’ll be there and then not show up.
A run will never give you an “our servers are over capacity” error message.
A run will never set a drink on your coffee table without a coaster.
A run will never update its Facebook status telling you how wonderful its spouse is.
A run will never leave the toilet seat up.
A run will never get into the express lane with 25 items.
A run will never read over your shoulder on the subway.
A run will never pronounce it “supposebly.”
A run will never use caps lock.
A run will never deal you a 7 when you have 15.
A run will never leave its Christmas lights up until February.
A run will never put an orange and an apple in your stocking to take up space. (I love you mom.)
A run will never charge you a service fee for paying with credit card.
A run will just be there for you and kick your ass when you need it. And when it does, you will thank it.