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Self portraits, misc, and .... a GIVEAWAY!

I love this picture. It is of me. And I love it! I typically hate pictures of myself. My Bondi Band displays perfectly my love hate relationship with running; my shoulders look good; my eyes aren't showing which is super, cause they get all wonky in pictures sometimes! Love it :)

Below are further attempts at pre and post run picture taking... note the lovely shade of red of my face post run...
See what I mean about the wonky eyes. Weird. And yes, thank you for noticing, I do need to wear two sports bras when I run.

I'd like to introduce my new love... a Garmin Forerunner 405cx. Love it!
Of course I haven't used it yet. So, I love the idea of it :) Mike knew just what my heart desired for Christmas (I may have dropped a hint or two).
My present to myself:

I have an older generation 30 GB, which rocks, but it is cumbersome to run with. I've been wanting a shuffle for a while cause they are cute the perfect size to run with ;)Which brings me to the GIVEAWAY! I am in need of…

Race question and snippets of my life

I'm still alive for those of you who have been wondering. Just busy. busy. busy! (tis the season :)
I have a question for y'all. Since most of you are more experienced at this running/racing stuff than I am...
How do you pick which races and how many you will do in the upcoming season?
I'm fairly competitive and I love swag, so I'm thinking races will help keep me motivated. Just so we're clear, I know I will not place, (At least not this year!), but there is no way I won't give everything I have!
Any advice/suggestions would be welcomed!!
Saturday night was Mike's family Christmas with his Mom's side of the family. Lots of food and lots of fun. What else would we do when it is 16 degrees out, but go for a hay (sleigh) wagon ride? Yep. 16. degrees. Brrrr.......

But oh so fun!

Too cold for ya? How about a pinata? Not your style? How about homemade ice cream? Cards? Presents?

Yep, we had it all. I'm so lucky to be a part of this family!

I somehow managed to…

Trish vs. Treadmill

Trish 3 Treadmill 0!!

Woot Woot! Yes, that's right, I have successfully completed three runs on my treadmill! I toyed with running outside today. Look how pretty it was ...It was sunny and 34. Gorgeous really. Well, compared to what is coming... freezing rain, followed by 4-6 inches of snow, followed by freezing temps. And when I say freezing, I mean wind chills in the negative teens. That's cold people!However, commonsense prevailed and I ran inside. As you can maybe make out on the other side of the tree, the roads are covered with a little snow and some ice - courtesy of yesterday's storm! So, if you are brave enough and tough enough to run outside in this - more power to you ;)Trish

Lazy(ish) Days of Winter

Today was a pj only day! We did not leave our house (although the girls did play outside) or our pjs! LOVE IT! We put up the tree, made paper ornaments and I made another stocking.

I also made turkey chili. YUM!
The girls and dogs had a fab time in the fresh snow!

We played a lot of this: I love this. I can't believe I waited so long before jumping on the Wii bandwagon. Didn't enjoy the BMI info, etc, but needed to see it. I also joined Weight Watchers today and signed up for this:
That my friends is the starting line for the 2011 Shamrock Shuffle!! Woot Woot! My first official 5k!
Go here to donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society via The Making of a Runner's TNT fundraising sight. You could win some fab prizes! If you are still hanging in. Thanks. That's a boatload of random information! If you have stuck it out, you will know I plan on having a bloggy giveaway in the next couple of days :) Trish