Saturday, November 26, 2011

Races and Places - 2012 race targets

Being at a running expo is always a good place to check out upcoming races in the area and surrounding area.  Here are some I'm intrigued in for the upcoming months:
 I bolded the ones I'm pretty set on, but you never know.  This year I would love to try more duathlons and triathlons ... may just need to be a resolution!

Running wishlist

Tomorrow is the Seattle Half Marathon (a race I'm woefully under-prepared for).  Yesterday, "Black Friday" was the expo and I have to admit, I got a little caught up in the buying fever.  I stocked up on these rad running kicks:
Tomorrow will be my first time running with arm warmers, so we'll see how it goes!  I have yet to heed the guidance of not trying new things on race day ... one day.

My wishlist has now grown quite a bit, too ... and honestly, I don't think I need all (or any) of these things, but everything with a new promise has me intrigued:

Friday, November 25, 2011

Giving Thanks - 2011

What a great Thanksgiving.  Yesterday we enjoyed an awesome, relaxing day with the boys cooking and playing all day.  We had a couple of my co-workers over for dinner - our first time cooking Thanksgiving feast.  As we completely neglected to take pictures of the dinner, here's the menu:
  • Fried Turkey
  • Candied brussel sprouts
  • Sunchokes and parmesan
  • Salad with goat cheese and persimmons
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Home-made pecan pie
  • Deviled eggs
  • Salmon dip

Here's the boys playing away:

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

To wear: running in the cold

The weather outside is biting, and running should be delighting, but when it's so cold, you know, the wardrobe has got to grow.  How's that for a little holiday ditty to the tune of Let it Snow! :o) ?

But seriously, as the temperature drops, my running wardrobe increases - and I mean that in layers.  Here are some of my favorites:

What to wear: running in the cold

Under Armour fleece zip hoody
$70 -

Activewear pants

Patagonia socks
$16 -

Nike fleece glove
$20 -

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Forecast says ... running!

Today was a nutty wet rainy day.  When I woke this morning (at the too early hour of 5:45am) I thought Matt was maybe in the shower because the sound of water falling was LOUD.  But no, Matt was snoring, and it was raining.  Still is.  Even so, I laced up and made it down to the Burke-Gilman trail to meet up with a co-worker for a quick 5mi out and back run.  Wow - we got soaked.  At one point we were running through water up to our shins with nowhere to go but deeper water.

Hopefully tomorrow will be a bit dryer ...