Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas 2011

I am usually a once a week blogger but with the Holidays that is tough. Especially with traveling and no smart phone for me :(

My husband and I drove to Nebraska to visit my mom for a few days and we went shopping and hung out in her small town.  For some reason I didn't take any pictures...

Then we only had a 10 hour drive instead of 13 onto Minnesota to spend time with my dad. Last year at this time there was a ton of snow in Minnesota and this year there was none! It was weird. Of course we had a blast and I ate and drank some. I did run but not the mileage I wanted to.

We just returned back to Colorado with a ton of snow and I had a great run this morning. I am less than 3 weeks out to Houston so this will be my last hard week with a 20 miler on Sunday. My main goal really is to finish strong but would love to beat my worst marathon time of 3:55. This race came up unexpected so I have not put in the training that I would have liked to but I think I have enough fitness and mental toughness (and a fast course) to achieve this. I felt awesome on my 17 miler so we shall see.

 Enjoy the pics!

Fun bar in Hokah, MN

Cool toy store in Kellogg, MN

Total hick drinking wine in this cup!!

David and Karen, my step mom's sis who is super fun! Yes this party is in a heated garage...totally Minnesota!

My step sister and her man.

My new favorite game....FARKLE!!!

My dad singing in the church choir.

My dad and I.


  1. First off I have to tell you aren't the only ones to do Christmas in the garage. We often have family funtions in the garage because there are just to many of us. We spent Christmas eve in my parents garage. :)

    Sounds like a great trip with a ton of driving!

    I'm excited to read your race report from Houston. Do you follow Terzah's blog? She is in Boulder and will be down in Houston also.

  2. What a great trip! I wish you the best in your 20 miler. I am sure you will rock it!

  3. Glad you had such a wonderful Christmas, even if there was a lot of driving involved!

  4. I'm more of a once a week blogger (sometimes less) too. I never figure out how people can regularly do it more than that.

    Sounds like a fun trip. I've never been to Minnesota, but it looks like the same speed as where I grew up :)

    Thanks for your comment! And GOOD LUCK to you guys!!

  5. Isn't it crazy! There is still no snow here and we are way up in Northern Minnesota. It was 40 degrees on Christmas day and I was running without a jacket. I've never in my life seen a brown Christmas in Minnesota! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip! Hope that 20 miler goes well for you!!