Tuesday, December 21, 2010

White stuff, hotdish revisited, and hotness at the gym!!

So-we are definitely having a white Christmas around here. I love it!! I've only been in the ditch once this winter thusfar so this is a major bonus! I've also only been pulled over 2 times which is also a major bonus. Both times I was reminded by Mr. Friendly that the roads are ICY and 30 mph means 30 mph not 55 mph(I have a history with the local police as apparently my brain is always thinking about going FAST).

We had our Christmas program for the kids at Church on Sunday night. Max was supposed to be a sheep but had MAJOR issues with wearing his sheep mask. Really not into it....Reese sang in this little trio and then ran down from the stage and puked on the church carpet. Turns out she caught the plague from me and was SICK! We laid Reese on the couch in the church library and attempted the potluck afterwards(which TOTALLY freaks me out) HOTDISH EVERYWHERE!!! I just cannot do potluck. My plate usually ends up with a Rice Krispie treat and 14 pickles. My kids however think this is like the "Golden Corral"! After dumping his plate on the floor TWICE in the line, Max proceeded to eat about 5 pounds of food. He is SEVEN! I have never seen anything like it. He EATS more than my husband! It's actually quite fascinating to think of where all this food goes in a little 55 pound body.

Anyway.....

Because of the snow and the rural area that we live in, running outside is going to be difficult for the next while. I can handle the cold, I actually LIKE the cold but no paths and unplowed roads make anything more than an easy run impossible at times. We do have an indoor track (I think it is about 125m or so) which is worse than the treadmill in my opinion but I may use it sometimes. I'm also moving some of my running to the afternoons or evenings(when I work) as it is a little warmer and I like the streetlights and snow-Very Christmasy!! Some nights I can make this work during the kids' practice and I will have to capitalize on that. I ran outside last night but it was COLD. The temp was 15 degrees which is totally doable but the wind was gusting from the east up to 20 mph. Not the most enjoyable of runs but just an easy 8 miles on the docket so no stress of a pace. Speed day today so it'll be on the treadmill. I have this 400/800/1200 superset workout planned and I've never done this before. I wonder if I could read any more running books lately....Random....

I got the BEST music from my "gym boyfriend". He somehow got me this list of top music remixed a little faster and all blended. I LOVE it! My husband coined the "gym boyfriend" term-all in fun! Apparently, I talk about this guy quite a bit because he's a physical therapist and SUPER fit and I've learned quite a bit from him. Joe is totally not the jealous type but after I got the music on Monday, he decided to come to the gym WITH me this morning-ha ha!! He said I could go by myself if I wore my Gopher pants(even he won't touch me in those-ha)!! We are big kidders around here obviously (he went solely to work out). I've been scouting out a "gym girlfriend" for him! Just to clarify, throw me on a desert island with some naked firemen and you'll find me on a lawnchair reading a running magazine.....not interested...

I am almost set in my race plans for next year. I have quite a few things lined up actually. I will be posting that sometime in the near future. Still up in the air with a fall marathon. Both marathons I've run have been on not particularly "fast" courses. This will be my major goal race of the year and it would be fun to run something touted as a "fast". Look at me taking the easy way out in search of a PR-Wuss!! Anyway, we'll see.

I'm multitasking and going through pictures attempting to make a family Christmas card. I've said 3 swear words under my breath because I CANNOT get this picture I was going to post uploaded. I hate my INTERNET!!!!! It had nothing to do with the family Christmas card, I just smiled at the picture.

OK-off to run this puke-inducing workout and then hopefully some time to relax and drink coffee while reading all your blogs!!! Happy Tuesday!

25 comments:

Velma said...

I love the gopher pants :) Happy safe running, and good luck with the holiday card!

Caroline said...

this is funny...I got a gym friend also..but not BF gym..he is 67, I talked about him a lot and my husband decided to come to the gym with me thinking I was lying about his real age..and wanted to see for himself!!!

Quinton J said...

Bahahaha...you must have some pretty nice running magazines.

ShutUpandRun said...

OK I want the list from your gym boyfriend. That's first.

Second, cannot wait to hear what you've got brewing for marathon plans. So excited for you.

Stay out of the ditch.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

That's great that your can have some humor in your marriage.

Enjoy the new music.

GoBigGreen said...

Ok this may sound totally weird but i think we started together at the 2010 Irish for a day 10 miler. I remember your Garmin went kaputz and iremember thinking "whoa, shorts, tough cookie!"
Fun to read about your running and the craziness of being a hockey mom. Stay warm:)

MuncherCruncher said...

K the "gym boyfriend"...funniest thing ever. I love it. This music sounds amazing!

lindsay said...

Lol Sam has to eat a lot since he knows his sister doesn't get fed at home ;)

Too funny about the gym. I think you're lying about the island scenario though... You'd be s-texting!!! ;)

Caroline said...

hi there! (again) thanks for following me!!!!

middleagedrunner said...

OOhhhh, I want the music list from the Gym BF too!
Which makes me think that maybe I just want a Gym BF of my own? But so far all the boys at my Gym are hairy, sweatpanted and decidedly smelly. No thank you. Nothing worth making the Huz jealous about.
Too bad your kid had a Code V at the Christmas Pageant. Very poor timing, especially what with all the delicious hotdish!

Teamarcia said...

This is the third time I've heard someone refer to 'hotdish'. Is that something in a crock pot? A specific recipe? Enquiring minds want to know.

Jill said...

I'm sure you meant I was the "hotdish" - you know, after seeing my picture on Lindsay's blog today! :)

It is brown here and no prospects for a white Christmas. I'm ok with that, really. I was up running the trails to Pikes Peak today and it was just freaking awesome!!

Gym boyfriend?? I want one!!!!!!!

Are you doing Grandma's Marathon, by chance?????????? Please say yes!

Jamoosh said...

At least the ditch isn;t your boyfriend!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

Love that you have a gym boyfriend and that your husband coined the term!! I hate indoor tracks too, the treadmill is much more entertaining to me. I am a speed demon too...we like things fast! Hope you had an amazing workout!!

ajh said...

Okay we need a picture of the gym boyfriend.

Running and living said...

My husband and I are the same, always teasing each other about hot boys and girls. Fun, but really...I still think he is the hottest out there (don't tell him).
Hope you reached the puking treshhold in your speed workout today:)

Lisa said...

you crack me up! I love reading your posts and am so glad to have found one tonight to read! Sounds like the Church event was... quite the event! I hope Reese is feeling better!

Can't wait to hear about your race plans for 2011! Happy Holidays!

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

LOL! You and your hubby sound like a fun pair :) I'm curious about this mix your gym BF made you! I love good music!!



Nellie
http://midlifecruiser.blogspot.com
(36 year old fulltime RVer living la vida loca with a cute-butt husband and a stink-butt dog!)

ERG said...

Heh. Tell your daughter I puked in church once too, when I was in middle school. Very embarassing..but all the old men and ladies handed me hankies. There were a million! Really, a hankie for vomit?! That seems so wierd. I guess they were just looking for the right hankie need.

Fall marathon...Isn't NYC on the list? Not anymore...I can't remember...How far are you willing to travel?

Run safely! Watch out for snowplows and freakish drivers. =D

XLMIC said...

Seconding a release of the playlist! Please!

You and your husband totally crack me up!

And snow!!!! My kids would die of excitement! They have NEVER seen real snow! For real.

Abby said...

Hi, I just found your blog, it's awesome! I think our kids are about the same age, mine are 12, 10and 7. My husband was in the gym today and I got to introduce him to my 73 yr old gym boyfriend, lol!!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

Boston 2012 with the hubby...that makes me SO happy. Can I meet up with you guys too??

Julie said...

Hi Jenn,
Very funny about having a gym boyfriend:) I love those gopher pants...they look warm and comfy.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Kathy said...

OMG I have never seen the gopher pants! 'GYM BOYFRIEND'??? LOVE it lol. Crackin up over here!! I wonder...do you have any of the names of those tracks? I need some good upbeat jams!
Happy Holidays :)

AnnaMac said...

I'm with you on this one -- I hate the treadmill, and I hate the indoor tracks. Even though I'm visiting Arizona right now, I spend most of the winter battling what Michigan has to dish out. It's fun to run around in the snow and have passerbys look at you like you're nuts. There's nothing like outdoor running in the winter!