This Christmas I was BLESSED to be surround by friends, family and these STUDS!!!
I know this photo needs some cropping, but heck my clutter is endearing right?? Well no, but I did not have time to crop before this post.. The house is loud with car races, there are toys EVERY WHERE, I hear the Star Wars theme song hummed numerous times per day...this is my life and I am BLESSED!!!
Last year in the after Christmas Clearance section I snagged this lovely lady ornament.. Note her race number, if you don't get it I frankly can't help you :) Although I was not "Born to Run" I am a Born Again runner and 2009 was my re-birth.. And through that passion I was showered with wonderful gifts and Bloggy love!
Muscle Man shopped online (easier for my stay-at-home hubbers) he found the CUTE Runner's Guardian Angel Pin which he wants me to attach to my running shoes. He also started a running charm bracelet and threw a key chain in the stocking. My Tall Parents gifted the AWESOME license plate frame.
The Tall Mom Christmas cards spread across the country and even into Canada :) Thanks to EVERYONE for the amazing cards in return. A few Bloggies even sent gifts. My adopted Bloggy Sister Lacey sent this fun gift including a handmade collage, vegan cookie and (oh how she knows me) Starbucks via coffee packets and more.... THANKS SISS!
A SUPER Surprise came from the Palouse in WA. Local Blogger Genesis, who I am PUMPED to meet in June at Rock 'N' Roll Seattle, sent a cute tin of tasty treats.. I may or may not have shared with my boys the treats were TASTY. Thanks GEN!!
I am a sucker for anything crafty and homemade.. So when Bethany and Ryan sent this handmade mitten ornament I promptly put it on the Tall Tree. Thanks Miss Bethany, we love it!! And my gift from the Bloggy exchange oh umm...it is at work, sorry Leana, photo soon, Thanks AGAIN!!
ON THE RUN TODAY:
It was 33' as we pulled into the park and trail lot, I am not making that up. Yes cold, but we thought the boys would use the wind shield and cover up with a blanket.. NO GO on either.. So they were a bit chilly on our almost 3 miler..
This is why I LOVE living where we do.. No snow on the path in late December and pretty pretty places to run. Please do not look at my knees, it will give you anxiety. Newtons are still in test mode.
Muscle Man sporting some new running gear (Top and pants) from Tall Mom Santa. On our family budget I shop at Target, good gear for a decent price. It is not the highest quality but will get him through training for his first Half Marathon.
I set off alone for a little bit and took a self portrait, ummm guess I forgot it was zoomed in. 333% dorky but hey that's me :) Maybe this will be the next Headsweats ad?? Hmmm?? A Mom can only dream.
This is winter in Puyallup, WA. I am sooo curious how pushing a HEAVY double jogger on most of his training runs will translate to racing without it?? Time will tell. I bet he smokes me! After all the race will be less than 2 weeks after my Marathon.
After the quick run we played in the park. See Muscle Man's shoes, did you know that Marshalls carries Underarmour shoes for $39.99? I have no idea if these are the best for running, but Muscle Man says they fit great and he is HAPPY!!
What next Rock climbing?? No my arms are far to weak for that, but I will be posting my 2010 Goals and Plans soon..
Running off the last bit of steam before lunch and nap time. Little Stud #2 tried so hard but kept falling.. Here is his latest joke, mind you he will be 2 in less than a month:
Dimpled chubby cheeks and hands in the air..
Future in comedy?? Who knows?