Tuesday, December 20, 2011

13 for Tuesday

1. Sometimes I feel like I sweat more while I'm Christmas shopping, than when I'm running.

2. Everything I bought yesterday was on sale, or I made it be on sale by using a coupon.

3. I went to the dermatologist recently. Apparently I have acne, wrinkles, rosacea, and eczema.  All at once.

4. Black Ice is back. This morning Luke wiped out right onto his rear end while walking to the bus.  That hurts.

5. We're going to Disney in just a couple of weeks. I've barely had a chance to plan for it, but I'm heading to Barnes & Noble today to get a much needed guidebook.

6. I did a third round of Christmas baking on Saturday.  I have one more round to do on Wednesday, then I should be good.



7. Two of my BFF's want to run their first half marathon in 2012, I'm so excited to do it with them!

8. I've had a great year race wise.  I PR'd in every race I ran, including an 18 minute PR in NYC, and an 8 minute PR in a wicked hilly 10 mile race.  I raced in my first sprint Triathlon, IronGirl Syracuse.




9. Why are race photos so expensive? I've never bought one, but I'm breaking out the credit card for the NYC photos.





10. The chocolate coconut Vega Sport Protein Bar is ridiculously good.




11. I don't have any New Years Resolutions.  I'm turning 40 in January, that's enough to deal with.

12. I finished the Hunger Games Trilogy, Luke is already asking me about it. We're still on the first Harry Potter, I told him he has a long wait for HG.

13. The Countdown to Christmas is officially ON.



28 comments:

Jill said...

Love your Christmas card!! What cuties!

You had such a spectacular 2011, you deserve to whip out the CC for that NYC picture...and plaster that puppy up on your mirror so you can look at it daily and remember that special day!

Merry Christmas, Molly! You've been such a great inspiration to me and I'm so glad we're blog friends! :) Can't wait for the day we meet for real.

Teamarcia said...

Glad you've done enough baking for both of us as I've done none and probably won't this year.
That is a fabulous pic, capping off a fabulous year girl. So happy for you!
Love, love, love your card! Merry Christmas!

abbi said...

I really need to get on the Christmas baking. I haven't started and usually supply all the cookies for my husband's family get togethers!! You should splurge on the race photo. I wonder too why they have to be so expensive. You'd think if they were maybe a little less it would increase the number of people who would shell out the money and still make it profitable for them.

Darlene said...

You should definitely buy the NYC Marathon photo!! Great year... I'm on book 2 in the Hunger Games series.

Christi said...

Your Irongirl medal is awesome! Congrats on a great year and have a wonderful Merry Christmas!

bobbi said...

Some race photos are worth the $ - that one DEFINITELY qualifies!

Bought the Hunger Games trilogy for my daughter for Christmas. Mostly so I can read it.

Love your card - merry Christmas!!

TriMOEngr said...

While 2011 looked like it was a truly great year for you, I can only imagine it was a glimpse of the truly awesome one to come. Love the Christmas pic of the kiddos (never got one of mine - doh!). Your baking far outdoes mine - very impressive.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I have not caught the xmas spirit and its just less then a week away, I dunno what is wrong with me

I hope you and your family have a great Holiday season

fancy nancy said...

Stop it! They are so adorable!!! Those cookies look amazing! I definitely sweat more just walking into the mall at Christmas than on a long run! Guess that's why I'm a bit behind!

Colleen said...

What a cute card Molly! You had an amazing year athletically and I love hearing that you'll be with friends for a race in 2012!!!

Yay for the sales and coupons! You go girl! :)

misszippy said...

The Christmas card is so darn sweet! And you NYC marathon pic is definitely a must buy, even at the stupid price!

Have a fabulous time in Disney. A great way to cap off a great year for you!

giraffy said...

Sounds like a fantastic year! I love love love that NYC picture. LOVE.

Disney is going to be GREAT! Strategize, make a plan, and you'll have so much fun!

ajh said...

Great Christmas card!
You do have to buy those NYC photos.
What were the distances for the IronGirl tri? I can't wait to try a sprint.
And watch out for that black ice. I hit it with my car today.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Omigosh, I JUST posted on how much I liked #10! Your Athleta medal reminds me of how much I loved my race experience with them too!

Disney!!!!

Kristin Deaton said...

What a cute Christmas Card. Hmm Disney in a couple of weeks...are you going to be down there for the Marathon weekend? If so I will be there. Have a Merry Christmas

J said...

Love the Christmas card! Your kids are growing up so fast!

I am almost done with the first Hunger games! I love it! I have to force myself to stop reading and go to bed each night!

runforwine.net said...

I got your Christmas card. Your so thoughtful! thank you!

Wow, every race was a PR. That's awesome girl. And you going into a new age group next month. 40? I wouldn't have believed it if you hadn't told me. You look awesome!

Wells L said...

Turning 40 - wow, that's a big one, but if anyone can do it with flare - it's you!

Love your Christmas card.

Can't believe you PR'd in EVERY race- wow, that's incredible!!!! I'm in awe! You're awesome! Congrats.

4 sessions of baking - wow, that's harder than a marathon for sure!!!! Your cookies look YUMZ tough!

Merry Christmas!!!!

Pam said...

I read all the HP books this year and followed by watching the movies. I just watched the last one last night. *sniff*

I also read the Hunger Games trilogy recently! I can't wait to see the movie now.

Caratunk Girl said...

I love love love your Christmas Card!!!

I just started reading Hunger Games....

You PR'd at every race!! That is awesome!!!

Michelle said...

Your kiddos are just too cute!

Congrats on an awesome year Molly! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Rach @ Girl on the Run said...

the kids are so cute!

so many awesome accomplishments - and I bet 2012 will be even better!

Suz and Allan said...

What a wonderful year! You killed some PR's this year! Looove your Christmas card for this year. It's really cute!

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Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

seriously i have a race photo or two that i would like, but not for $40!! I am trying to teach hubby to be a pro photographer, heck we can charge people $2 and still come out ahead :)

merry christmas molly! it has been so fun to read this year and see you kill it with your goals!

Julie Arts said...

You simply cannot go wrong with chocolate and coconut together!!!

Don't worry about your 40s. I find them quite delightful and freeing :D

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!!

Wells L said...

Just wanted to stop by and wish you a Merry Christmas and hope you and your family are having a BLAST! Praying for your FIL and family as well. Hugs and Happy Holidays!

Black Knight said...

Beautiful Christmas card. A nice post with a lot of interesting information.
I hope you solve very soon the dermatologic problems (I have rosacea too).
Your cookies look delicious.
PR in every race is a record!!!! Congrats.
The race photos are expensive but they are good memories, I buy most of them.
Happy Christmas to you and your family.