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London Day 2

Friday, December 30, 2011      3 comments

We did not accomplish much today. After a late start we walked around for a bit trying to find the tour bus stop that we had tickets for. We walked past Buckingham Palace and then found it just down the road. We got off at an early stop, ... Read more

London Day 1

Thursday, December 29, 2011      12 comments

We arrived at Heathrow about 7 am local time this morning. 2 hours later we made it through customs to find that our hotel transport driver left 5 minutes earlier because they only wait 90 minutes unless you call (a fact not noted on our itiner... Read more

A Burpee Christmas

Saturday, December 24, 2011      7 comments

My Burpee seed catalog came in the mail today, completely unexpectedly. I was so excited I read it over lunch. Yes, I am a little to the left of normal lol. A few weeks ago on one of my teams DOGSTARDADDY asked if we planned out our g... Read more

Making my list & checking it twice

Saturday, December 24, 2011      7 comments

Today will be my last shopping run before Christmas and our trip, to get the last few things for dinner tomorrow and for the time we will be gone. For the trip we just need umbrellas and the pets need food & litter for the time we are gone. ... Read more

The agony of defeet

Thursday, December 22, 2011      14 comments

Nope, that wasn't a typo. My feet have been hurting for more than a month. I though maybe it was my running shoes needing to be replaced but they still hurt after I got the new shoes. My specific pain is the ball of the foot. The other t... Read more

Well Jingle my Bells part 2, tortoise or hare?

Sunday, December 18, 2011      14 comments

Last week's Jingle Bell Run I set a PR of 27:15 for a 5k. Today was another local Jingle Bell Run and I wanted to see if I could get under 27 minutes, which was last week's goal. I had my new lined base layer (very soft and warm), my mid-l... Read more

Well Jingle my Bells, I've got Bling

Monday, December 12, 2011      17 comments

Or at least one of my shoes does! Yesterday's 5k was a local Jingle Bell Run and all participants received a pair of jingle bells to tie to their shoe. And this blue ... Read more

Monday updates

Monday, December 05, 2011      8 comments

Haha, you thought I was done! No such luck. My son plays fife in the 1st Michigan Fife & Drum Corps, which focuses on Revolutionary War era costume & music. They march in parades and play in a number of events each year. The biggest event... Read more

Sunday updates

Sunday, December 04, 2011      13 comments

Oh wow, I am behind. Time flies when you're fighting hibernation. On 11/18 we had our company "soup kitchen", where volunteers bring in crock pots of soup and the employee activity committee provides the crackers and dessert for a communal... Read more

The Red Fox in the Closet

Wednesday, November 23, 2011      11 comments

In lieu of having a skeleton in my closet I have the story of The Red Fox. Last night while doing laundry my son and I had a "discussion" about whether he gets to keep an old souvenir t-shirt. I got it for him a few years ago when we went ... Read more

Becky the Bear

Monday, November 21, 2011      12 comments

Apparently my crazy, psycho cheerleader on speed alter ego Becky is a bear. Just what sort I am not sure but as the days get colder and shorter she is no where to be found without some serious searching. I finally found her yesterday holed up ... Read more

I'm a reindeer! But which one?

Monday, November 14, 2011      14 comments

I just registered for the annual Turkey Trot in Detroit, on Thanksgiving Day. Apparently this is a huge deal, they cut off registrations at 20,000 participants. There are 3 races, the Mashed Potato Mile, The Stuffing Strut 5k and the Turke... Read more

Big Bird is a turkey

Sunday, November 13, 2011      16 comments

Today was the Big Bird Run in Roseville, MI. They do a 1 mile, a 4k and a 10k race every year. I was tempted by the 10k, I have not yet run one of those races, but decided to run the 4k instead. I wanted to see if, after 2 months of not train... Read more

Been MIA, but now I'm found

Friday, November 11, 2011      13 comments

I've been logging in every day but have not spent a lot of time on SP beyond that. I've been hit or miss with nutrition tracking, and with fitness. I am constantly surprised by how easy it is to slip backwards into old habits (and I shouldn't ... Read more

Board Breaking pic

Wednesday, November 02, 2011      14 comments

We tried but it was difficult to get pictures, this is the best one. Note that my board holder was not the ex-h so he remained unscathed. My coworkers decorated my... Read more


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