So-I'm so far behind on commenting here that I almost feel guilty even posting! Forgive me people, for I have been a bad blogger friend lately....As soon as I get those 4 extra hours a day that I asked for for Christmas, I will NEVER miss commenting on a post-I promise!!!
Anyway, I am feeling WAY better today. The plague of death has passed! My boss greeted me on Thursday with a huge smile on his face. His words, "if you want to take a sick day, just take a sick day, you don't have to fake it!" (If you missed the last post, I really WAS sick) I LOVE my boss! Honestly, he is a SUPER boss. In fact, 2 years ago our office celebrated 20 years. The office closed, all the employees were told to be ready at their homes in the morning and we would be picked up for a surprise adventure. We ended up heading out of town, getting dropped off at a Mall with an envelope of CASH (A LOT of cash) and told we had exactly one hour to spend all the money. Only glitch was we had to turn in our receipts to prove we had not bought anything for ANYONE other than ourselves. If we did, it would be confiscated! Now, is that a super awesome boss or what! This is why I am currently forgoing my private college education to work as a part time dental assistant (which is not remotely in my career field.)
I know you were all wondering how cute I look when I head to town to mail a package in my Gopher pants. Honestly, the fact that I look like I weigh at least 400 pounds is worth the comfort of these pants!!! My son took this wonderful picture! OK-just to clarify, contrary to the image displayed, I do NOT weigh 400 pounds....Wow-it just loaded as I was typing-I can't believe I posted that....well-it got the cookie out of my hand anyway...
ANYWAY... on to the reason I am posting in the first place!!!! I got my Blogger Gift Exchange package in the mail today!! Woohooo!! I am like a kid in a candy store with packages. LOVE THEM. Anyway, this was super exciting! Irene from Magazine Smiles sent me THIS!! AWESOME gift! A custom made Christmas CD which will come in super handy since I am forcing my kids to listen to Christmas music LOUDLY every morning during breakfast! Also, scented socks!! Seriously, who created this wonderful invention?! I will admit I got a lot of stares as I was driving through town with these socks held up to my nose sniffing away. Add the awesome smelling lotion and I might just have to sleep upside down in my bed so my husband can have my feet in his face instead of my head!! I am also inspired to take the nail polish off that I've had on since July....Thankyou SO much Irene. I LOVE it! Best of all, I wasn't even familiar with her blog and now I have another EXCITING blog to follow!!!!!!!
To the running. I hit the treadmill today because of..imagine this.... SNOW AND WIND!! I know, almost never happens around here. Anyway, it was a pretty good run. 13.1 miles/1:39:58 and yes I had to almost fall off the end of the treadmill in the last mile to get under 1:40 which suddenly became my goal with one mile to go. I am so ADD when it comes to the treadmill. I actually don't mind it that much but I just can't run a steady pace-way too monotonous. I end up playing little games and making all these little changes usually in 1/4 or 1/2 mile intervals. Today, I started the run thinking I would run about 7 easy miles. At mile 5 (40:13) I made a change. Decided to run .25 miles in this little sequence repeating every mile.(8.0 mph/2.0 incline, 8.1mph/1.5%, 8.2 mph/1.5%, 8.3mph/1%.) Seemed to be a good little game for today. Honestly, there is very little difference between 2 and 1.5 incline but it's just so darn exciting to press the button!!!! Easily entertained I say!!
So, one last pic of my little Reese's Pieces before her school program! She is such a sweetie.
Hope you all have a wonderful night!! I'm forgoing the Gopher pants for jeans and heels for a night out with my gal pals! Off early in the morning for another traveling weekend of hockey. Should spend merely 8 hours in the car tomorrow! Oh the life...but it's mine and I love it!