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Sunday, December 20, 2009

So we got a little snow

So you might have heard.  We got a lot of snow.  It...is..AWESOME!!  It is like Christmas when I was a kid.  We got between a 18 and 22" depending where we measured.  The kids were out sledding and tubing nearly the whole day yesterday.  We are to get another storm on Christmas Eve.  I hope we do!

This is what we do it the boonies for transporation when it snows...a lot!

On the running front I didn't get any running in yesterday.  Too much playing going on for any silly running.  Seriously, I had planned to get on the treadmill but there was a major sugar cookie emergency and I felt I had to respond.  Oh the sacrifices we have to make for others. 
I did get out today after church however I was on the treadmill since our roads are still ice and snow covered (and my family thinks I will break my leg running outside).  I did 10 miles (1:12:31 /7:15).  I felt much better about my form today.  I am taking some advise from Katie and attempting to watch my form.  Hopefully, with time I will be able to make some strides in being able to properly maintain a faster pace.

I hope everyone enjoyed their wonderful weekend and made the most of the last weekend before Christmas.  Are you ready?  This week will be filled with many traditions, the Christmas Eve breakfast for the little cousins with my youngest sister, my hubbs and I celebrate our anniversary kiddo free for a morning, candle light service at church, opening presents at my mom's late into the night on Christmas Eve, gathering at my older sister's for an amazing meal.  Does your family any traditions?  Or are you a new family starting your own tradtions?  What great things do you do to bring your family together.

We play in the snow.  Nothing like getting frozen to bring a family closer!


  1. Cute pics :)
    Lucky you got on a treadmill! I ran outside today, and could only run up and down like the 2 paved streets in my neighborhood that there were, haha...it sucked!

  2. I am jealous as I love lots of snow. Thank heavens someone took care of that cookie emergency!:0
    As far as traditions go, we're pretty boring, just the usual gift exchanges, family get-togethers, etc. I am totally off the hook this year as I had Thanksgiving so I'll just show up at my sister's house and strap on the feedbag!

  3. I love traditions! We have a lot of them. My favorite is getting a new ornament for the tree each year for the boys. My mother-in-law did that for her kids and now my husband has all his special ornaments on our tree. :)

    You want to get faster??! You sound pretty darned fast to me!! Great job on the treadmill!

  4. I am sooo jealous of your beautiful snow! We are going away as I am sure you have read :) to the mountains and were hoping for a white Christmas! There will be snow around but I don't think it will snow that day :( Oh well, there will be 12 of us!
    We always go to Mass on Christmas eve, then come home and have fondue. Then Christmas morning is presents and playing. We always have Prime Rib for Christmas dinner. I am really excited now, as we are leaving tomorrow!
    Glad your run went well! Youa re speedymcspeedy! And so good you took a day off for sugar cookies and snow playing! (((hugs)))

  5. Look at all that snow!!! OMG! Love the pics thanks for sharing and I agree with the Fam, don't run in ice and snow! BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!!!

  6. Love it!! I miss 4-wheelers in the snow.. Such fond memories. I wonder if we will ever get the white stuff here..

    Hugs and Merry Christmas. Congrats on your Miles!! Welcome to the 1,000+++ club.