12.31.02 - Washington Resolution Run
01.19.03 - San Diego Marathon
07.13.03 - Tri For Real #2
10.23.05 - Nike Women's Half Marathon
11.23.06 - Sparks Turkey Trot
05.05.07 - Marathon de Mayo (Half)
05.13.07 - Moms on the Run
10.??.07 - Nike Women's Half Marathon
05.10.08 - Moms on the Run
06.21.09 - Pleasanton Spirit 5K
07.29.09 - San Francisco Half Marathon
10.04.09 - SJ Rock 'N Roll Half Marathon
10.18.09 - Nike Women's Half Marathon
11.01.09 - New York Marathon
11.26.09 - Spark's Turkey Trot 10K
02.20.10 - Bay Breeze Half Marathon
03.14.10 - Shamrock 'N Half Marathon
03.21.10 - LA Marathon
03.27.10 - Scheel's Fanatic 5K
04.25.10 - Marin County Half Marathon
05.02.10 - Reno Rock 'N River Half Marathon
06.05.10 - See Jane Run Half Marathon
07.25.10 - San Francisco Half Marathon
09.05.10 - Pier to Peak Half Marathon
10.10.10 - Chicago Marathon
10.30.10 - Healdsburg Half Marathon
11.07.10 - U.S. Half Marathon
11.25.10 - Scheels Turkey Trot 10K
02.06.11 - Surf City Half Marathon
03.13.11 - Dublin Shamrock 5K
04.18.11 - Boston Marathon
05.01.11 - Big Sur Marathon
06.11.11 - Lake Tahoe Relay
07.31.11 - San Francisco Half Marathon
09.11.11 - Walnut Festival Run 5K
09.18.11 - NorCal Half Marathon
11.24.11 - Scheels Turkey Trot
12.03.11 - Las Vegas Santa Suit 5K
12.04.11 - Las Vegas Half Marathon
03.11.12 - South Bay Duathlon
03.25.12 - Oakland Half Marathon
05.20.12 - Morgan Hill Sprint Triathlon
06.24.12 - Silicon Valley Intl. Triathlon
07.15.12 - Ironman 70.3 Vineman Triathlon
03.09.13 - Lucky 13 Half Marathon
04.28.13 - Eugene Half Marathon
05.11.13 - Folsom International Triathlon
5k:19:17 @ Dublin Shamrock 5k 2011
10k: 41:01 @ Scheel's Turkey Trot 2010
Half:1:30:07 @ Oakland Half 2012
Full: 3:31:44 @ Boston Marathon 2011
70.3: 5:20:07 @ Vineman 2012
Tag Archives: christmas
Well, hello! I hope your holiday was all things merry and bright.
My holiday was intense. Like screw with you brain intense. But we’ll get to that later.
A quick recap: Chicken Face and I had wrapped the gifts, packed the car and debated about the weather. I had missed Christmas with my family once when I was living in New York and since then, I’m not a fan of being sans family during the holidays. The snow over the pass was crazy, so much so that they shut down I80 completely, but I was determined to get there, even if it meant taking another, longer route. Chicken Face, being the good husband that he is, listened to my stupid plan and we started our journey.
By the time we were an hour or so into the drive, our incessant weather.com checking had confirmed what we feared: attempting to make it over the pass wouldn’t be a wise idea, and if we tried, it would likely take us 10+ hours of driving in dangerous weather to get home. We thought about every scenario, but with another storm hitting Sunday and another on Wednesday (when we were supposed to return home), but the decision was made: we’d forgo the holidays with our family this weekend and instead celebrate at a later time.
I don’t know why, but I went back and forth on that decision at least 100 times over the weekend. My little sister is pregnant and I so badly wanted to be there, but I also knew that the time with just Chicken Face would be fantastic.
So it was settled, we spent the weekend at the movies, Starbucks, exchanged gifts, I threw together a last-minute holiday party for my extended family, and took far too many photos of Lola.
Monday we both worked, followed by a relaxing night by the fire in our Christmas PJs. Cue the cheese…
Christmas morning we slept in, let Lola open her stocking, FaceTimed my family and made a delicious feast for two: veggie scramble, turkey bacon, pumpkin poppers and mimosas. We ate the whole damn thing.
I swear to you, she did this on her own.
Now comes the intense part. The part where we could be ashamed, but we just can’t because it was so damn good. We spent the rest of the day watching all of season one of Homeland.
You guys, WTF. This show. It’s an anxiety, adrenaline, TV addiction. We’d end each episode postulating our theories, sulking about how many hours of Showtime we’ve watched, then looking at each other, grinning, and hitting “play” on the next episode. Outside of a one-hour SkipBo game with my cousin, breakfast, and dinner, we did nothing but watch Homeland in all of its “my mind just exploded” glory.
It’s was unusual, it was lazy…and it was just what we needed.
Any other Homeland fans? Or any other lazy Christmas stories?
How are we in mid-December already? While I’ve been trying to shop for others, I find myself putting items on my wish list more often then not. I thought I’d round up a few of my latest “oh I must have that” finds in the hopes that they make your holiday shopping a little easier.
- TYR Transition Backpack: $50
- Barracuda Ultimate Goggles: $18
- C9 Premium Knee Tights:$32
- Brooks Adrenaline: $65
- Orca Race Belt: $10
- TYR Admiral Tie Die Bikini: $60
- Speedo Long Hair Swim Cap: $9
- Nathan VITAband: $20
- Lemond Revmaster Sport: $1,095 (We all need something extravagant on our list)
- Lululemon Still Groovy Bag: $98
- Oiselle Rundies: $65
What gear are you lusting over this holiday season?
P.S. I’m trying to fix the image sizing but of course, the computer gods are working against me.