Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Disappearing Act

Happy Belated Christmas Bloggies!

I have pretty much fallen of the face of the Blog world since my vacation started almost 2 weeks ago! But we are home and slowly resuming a routine, so hopefully a more routine blogging schedule will resume.

SO much has happened in the last 12 days, where to start....

Penny came up and we ran the Jacksonville Bank Half Marathon.


I missed a new PR by 16 seconds, and finished 1:58:58 but considering I was literally numb from the cold and not really trained I will not complain one bit. I am actually anxious to see what kind of PR I can set with some real training behind me.

It was without a doubt the coldest run I have ever done. I dressed as it would get a few degrees warmer as we ran. Well it got 10 degrees colder and started to rain- needless to say we didn't stick around for the awards ceremony.

We went to Atlanta to celebrate Christmas with my Dad's side of the family. It was loads of fun, a little crazy, and I am beyond lucky and literally received my entire Christmas list in boxes.


We spent Christmas Eve here in Jacksonville with my Mom's family. Lots of food and time with people we don't see very often.

Christmas day I got in a short run (like 1/3 the length I had planned) and then spent the next 2 days with all of John's huge family. It is so much fun when they all get together- how can it not be fun with a family that that big!

We also went to the Jags/Redskins game on Sunday- it was the coldest I have ever been in my life. It was 37* with 20mph winds, and it snowed before we left the house!!! I do not know how you northerners do it, I was so cold!

John and I have been back in Jacksonville for about a day and half now. We have managed to take down the Christmas decorations, put aways tons of clean laundry, all the presents, and clean the house. I have had some errands to attend to since we got back also that have slowed my to-do list, but it has been so much fun!

We have 2 more day trips planned before returning to work next week, and I am so thankful to be able to get back to my routine. My running has been pretty slack since we have been on vacation, I have always seemed to have something else to do, but I think when we get back to the day-to-day it will fall back into place.

I have a super-fun and super-exciting announcement coming tomorrow, as well as a 2010 recap and 2011 goals, it should be a busy week!

Check back tomorrow for the fun news!!!!!!!!


  1. Congrats on the half marathon! Loving all the pics and looking forward to your announcement :)

  2. so close to a pr! but congrats to you. way to push yourself out of your comfort zone and into the cold. come up here and run with me ;)

  3. Congrats on a PR!!!!! From your pics, I can tell you've had a good few weeks. :)

  4. What a great break for you!! AND .... I love this post ... and your next ;) I'm about to do a very similiar series of posts!! Hahaha. Congrats, again!