Sunday, November 10, 2013


Another week down and another week closer week!!!

Contemplated a "thankful" or "gratitude" post since NO ONE on my FB is touching on any of the things they are thankful for this month.....

Jenn's quicklist, running, health, friends, security, music, wine, sex, and candy. That pretty much sums it....and not necessarily in that order:)

It is WINTER in Minnesota! Snow on the ground. Cold, windy, slippery. According to my recent driving record, and in the words of my husband, I need to be CAUTIOUS in these conditions.....aka drive like an old lady..... I have ZERO incidents RUNNING on ice but slightly more than zero.. (or maybe slightly less than 10).. driving on ice...

It was deer hunting opener this weekend and I'm married to a deer hunter. He gets VERY excited for this time of year. SO excited that I receive texts like this from his deer stand.

Apparently things autocorrect to "porn" on his phone....Laughing as he just got this new phone and thinks he will just "talk" to text all of his text messages now.....I think NOT. My son LOVED spending the weekend out with his dad bathing himself in animal urine and talking about bikes and porn and corn?.....

If someone made a magazine like this, I would have one Christmas present out of the way....#deerporn

Hockey season is HERE. Oh my word, I have just finished my schedules and I seriously can't think past one day at a time. I have a daughter who plays for HS, a daughter in 14UA (no teams here so we have to travel to the metro-which is ONLY 6 hours away) and a son who's a Squirt A. I think it's like 14 practices a week at 3 different rinks ranging from 5:30 am to 9:00 pm and an ENORMOUS amount of games and travel. I'm super excited though!! Really really excited to watch them and travel with some super hockey families!!!

Running is going fairly well. I'm not running a whole lot of miles yet....Keeping things relatively unstructured until December when I will start Boston training!! I ran 10 miles at 7:39 pace earlier in the week which felt really good and then 8@ 8:08 pace which did NOT feel good at all and then 12 @7:50 with 30 minutes of that at 7:20 today. I think I will be in a pretty good place to start training. Not exactly sure of my goals other than I'm certain I want a PR:) I'm currently writing my plan so I have something official to throw away after about 4 weeks-ha! Those who know me will "get" that;) I'm going to jump back on Daily Mile here as soon as I figure out where my profile went!

I had a wonderful weekend filled with HS girls and hockey scrimmages and a little shopping trip with 2 good friends! Lots of laughs. Lots of coffee.....not much shopping as it seems we weren't the only people who thought it would be a good idea to go shopping on deer opener........just us and about 1,000,000,000 other women. No patience for this!!! My time is too valuable and better spent at Panera:)

Keeping with the random flowing randomness that is basically ALL of my posts.....

Really felt a spark when a very special friend ran a race this weekend:) A solid strong race that left me beaming for her!!! Excited to be training at the same time as her again:) And for BOSTON!

Reese had her CC banquet tonight! She received her Varsity letter as a 7th grader and just so proud of her!

So very excited to have a dear friend come to visit me in Minneapolis this weekend!!! Lots to catch up on and a chance to run around the lakes and suck down the Starbucks!!!

And that's a wrap:)


Ana-Maria RunTriLive said...

You always manage to crack me up! This post was like having a conversation with you. Laughing so hard at Joe's text, and the sexy deer, ha! Have you been adding to your collection? Super excited that you are joining DM and I get to see your training. You are running strong right now, and are approaching your training in such a smart way. Historically the Jenn plan has been the most successful for you, and I can't wait to see you crush it at Boston! Congrats to Reese, what an accomplishment! And good luck with your seasonal juggling! You are a true master and never drop a ball:) Can't tell you how excited I am to see you in a few days!!!! XO

Amanda@runninghood said...

Hi you! Read this last night before bed. Didn't get on facebook much over weekend but I did just see that you posted this funny text from Joe. So funny. Did he even look at it before he sent? ha ha! you are definitely in a strong place with much of your work you did this year will benefit you with the next stretch. So happy for Reese and all that she had with CC! Can't wait to see what the future holds. So excited for you and weekend will be perfect! Okay, off to run and get a little guy to school here.

MILF Runner said...

Better watch out, there's a ring of Ukrainian porn-fiends that search out running blogs that use sexy words ... like "porn" and "sex". They go nuts with the pageviews and make you think you're super popular...I mean, you ARE but they really go NUTS.

Sounds like a lot of good stuff ... so much in life to hold in gratitude :)

Raina said...

Ah...what a rack!!
Such a crack-up that husband is. I love when mine talks deer to me too-- although it is Elk season for rifle here right now. We still need to fill the freezer as bow season was not successful. Does Max get to actually shoot yet? Nathan can off of a "mentor" tag next year.. I might have to get a tag :)

LOL @ MILF Runner's comment :)

You sound like life is happy and you are running STRONG and well. I am so glad to hear it.

Raina said...

I had to come back to see this lovely post~ a reminder of what our husbands do for therapy :) Mine is off chasing the elusive elk right now. Hope your training and life and work are all going well XOXO