Checking In

Guess what? Yup, I got out and ran. One time. Yikes. I’m still looking for my motivation. Has anyone seen it? I need to find it before I start my 16 week half marathon training program (I use the word “program” loosely). Once I start AND actually complete a program, I’ll use the word literally. LOL This program starts in 3 weeks. Uh, yeah…I’m dooooooomed. hahaha

I managed to run a St. Patrick’s Day 5k with my family. It helped that my niece, Nikki, encouraged us to register and my other niece, Anjie, signed us up and got our race packets. Well, I picked a great time to start running again. Seattle broke all kinds of records for rainfall that day. Imagine that. *insert eye roll*

Torrential rain on I-5 near Safeco Field and the Clink

Torrential rain on I-5 near Safeco Field and the Clink

I was hoping the rain would let up as the morning went on but that didn’t happen. We still had a blast. Jon took the next two pics.

Happy and dry before the run

Happy and dry before the run

Goofing around

Goofing around

And we're off!

Rainy down town Seattle

I tend to be a fair weather runner so this was a new experience for me. Sloshy, squishy shoes and rain dripping from my cap was weird, cold and kind of cool. I was still pretty stoked to be nearing the finish.

Peek-a-boo view of the needle

Cinerama and a peek-a-boo view of the needle

This view never gets old.

This view never gets old

Afterwards, Anjie suggested breakfast at Wild Mountain Cafe. This was well worth running 3 miles in a downpour. hahaha! We shared a cinnamon roll with a face bigger than mine. The food was SO GOOD. My most favorite thing about Wild Mountain was the comforting table of coffee dispensers outside. Like a warm cottage in a snow storm. LOL Dramatic much? What can I say? My coffee obsession is real.

FACE!

FACE!

Mega Migas is a must-try if if you like chorizo. Trust me.

Mega Migas is a must-try if if you like chorizo. Trust me.

Jon had his usual French Toast and said it was some of the best he’s had. I’m bummed I didn’t snap a photo of it.

Well, that’s it for this edition of my haphazard storytelling. I’ll be posting more once I start my training program. heh 

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Happy Holidays!

In the words of Mr. Hankey, “HOWDY HO!” I’ve neglected the blog but mostly because I haven’t been running. I’ve been busy EATING ALL THE THINGS! Ugh. Jon is still rehabbing his injured knee but doing much better. He can run 3 miles without (much) pain. YAY!

Thanksgiving was uncharacteristically quiet this year. Jon and I had our moms over for dinner. I won’t bore you with photos of the turkey. BUT I must post pics of the pie because pie.

Best breakfast ever

Best breakfast ever

Cold pie with hot coffee is the most amazing breakfast ever. Seriously dangerous. Copious amounts of whipped cream are mandatory.

Whipped cream with a side of cherry pie

Jon’s whipped cream with a side of cherry pie

Jon doesn’t usually indulge but it was Thanksgiving. 😀 YUM! Even Boo got his first taste of turkey.

Boo nursing his turkey hangover

Boo nursing his turkey hangover

Western Washington got it’s first dusting of snow for the season. Then, temperatures dropped into the low 20s. Brrrrrrrrr. This just stokes my fire to move to Kauai some day soon.

So. Cold.

So. Cold.

We’re gearing up for Christmas and did a little gift shopping last weekend. IKEA is a madhouse forever! Saturdays there are downright frightening. LOL What little patience I possess was strongly tested. I kept imagining what would happen if a fire broke out and we had to run through the labyrinth that is IKEA. BBQ’d Michelle. That’s what would happen. *shudder* On a happier note, mom got us a pretty wreath to help us get into the spirit. It will be a Christmas miracle if no one steals it.

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I will eventually get back to running. I hope. We’ve been weighing the pros and cons of a home treadmill. I’m a fair weather runner and even that’s a stretch. Hahaha, I’m a pathetic runner but a darned good ninja. Just kidding. I was trying out Jon’s balaclava.

Next time, I'll show you my nunchuck skills.

Next time, I’ll show you my awesome nunchuck skills.

Happy Holidays everyone! I’ll post again after I’ve run some miles.