Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Ready or not 2013 is here!

 Happy New Year!  I haven't sat down and mapped out any new goals for the year yet, I do plan to though.   So far I have a couple of races on my schedule.  No plans for another marathon at this point. I think I am still a little traumatized from the first one.  I am thinking more along the lines of doing another in 2014.  My daughter will be in school then and I will be able to do long runs while the kids are in school.

I recieved some really great Under Amour Base 2.0 from my mother in law for Christmas and thanks to this really cold snap we have been having I have been wearing it running a lot.  Yesterday it was 14 degrees out with the wind chill making it feel like it was 5 degrees. 

I put the base gear under my running tights and wore a pullover jacket over the shirt (along with a hat, mittens, toe warmers, a neck warmer and a light vest) and was almost too hot.  The best part was my legs never got really cold.  I hate when my legs start to get cold, but I hate being bulky.This really was a great solution.  My running tights fit over these easily and the shirt is really long.

I did a long slow distance run and didn't look at my watch much as I didn't want to focus on time only getting in a good long run.  I did 9 miles at a 9:10 pace and felt pretty good until the last mile.  Then I just felt ready to be done.  I haven't run much in the last couple of weeks due to Christmas, back pain, and being sick so it just felt good to be out running with my little dog who is so full of energy and excitement again.
My husband and I were trying to figure out how to best organize our mudroom.  I found a great idea on Pinterest with three bookshelves side by side.  My husband thought that would cost too much so we drew up some plans and built our own thing.  I don't know if it came out cheaper or not but it was really fun to build with him. I am in love with it.
Due to the narrow space it was hard to get a good picture of it and I didn't get a before picture before he started taking everything out of there since I was out running when he started. I still need to stain the wood and varnish it.

For New Year's Eve my Dad found some fireworks in the basement at his house so we all went over for a weinie roast and fireworks.

Sparklers too of course.

 The fireworks were a big hit with the short people of course. So fun to watch with them and their child wonder and excitement.

How was your new years eve? Abig celebrating? Did you stay up until midnight?
I only made it to 10:30!


  1. Everybody is so busy blogging today - sure am glad you are, too!!! Looks like you had a wonderful New Year's Eve! I fell asleep before midnight, but did wake up to text my kids a Happy New Year!!! Hope 2013 is the best ever for you!

  2. I think that it's a great idea to wait until your little one is in school before training for another marathon. I lasted until 9:50 last night! Happy new year!

  3. Great mud room. I can relate to that one. I hate to feel bulky when I run to. The lighter the better,but hate getting cold.

  4. Happy New Year!!! I think I have the same under armour. They are super warm. :) The mudroom closet looks great and the kids are super cute as always. :)

  5. I celebrated New Years on London time - about 4:00 p.m. Pacific time! Was in bed by 9:30, up at 5:30 and started 2013 with 13 miles.

    Happy new year!

  6. Great job on the mudroom! Looks great! I have the same thoughts about the marathon. I am now thinking I want to do another one but my girlfriend suggested I wait until 2014, which is smart for me... make sure to fall back in love with running in the meantime because I did NOT like it during marathon training!

  7. Happy New Year! I love the way that you organized your mud room.

    I did manage to stay up until midnight, but that was in part because it seemed like everyone in this city was setting off their own fireworks. The pops and booms didn't die down until about an hour after the new year started. We kept it low key this year and made a nice meal together, watched some of the coverage, and drank some bubbly.

  8. Wow, that run sure sounds cold! We're in the middle of one of our hottest summers ever - some days the coolest place in the house is flat on the tile floor :) ! Have a blessed 2013!

  9. The Under Armour looks cosy and much needed in those temperatures! I have some Icebreaker merino tights that are so nice to wear in winter they sometimes sneak into bed with me!
    Sounds like you had a lovely New Year's Eve - nothing like a few fireworks!

  10. I just bought some lined tights from Under Armour as I have a pair from Nike and love them during the cool weather. It's a chilly 0 degrees here today but I am still going to get a run in!!

  11. Love the running pants! We had friends over and stayed up too late last night. I think we finally went to bed around 1:30ish. So fun though!

  12. I saw those UA pants at Cabela's a couple of weeks ago. They looked super warm.

    We partied hard last night and now today I am exhausted. I am not used to staying up past 10:00 pm so I am really dragging today. :/

  13. How great to have a MIL that GETS you! So nice and the base looks good too. Glad it works for you.

    Your mud room looks good. I like organized! And fun to build stuff together too.

    I love sparklers! Happy 2013 to you all!

  14. Happy New Year! We had a party at our house with friend and 12 kids! It was a blast. I love the look of hte mud room and wish we had space for something like that.

  15. I love the built-ins. It looks awesome!

    Nice job on your run! For NYE, I was awesome and stayed home with Mike and Bungee and drank while watching trashy TV. I also didn't make it to midnight :).

  16. Love the bluenose layers! I'm really starting to love UA a lot now that I live in a cold weather place :)

    Your mud room shelving looks great! Want to come over and organize my closet?

    Yay for a nice long run.

    My NYE was quiet. Just an early yumy dinner with my man and then I passed out well before midnight

    Happy new year!

    1. Bluenose. I have no idea why my spell check did that. Haha probably meant to say "love the blue under layers" sheesh :)

  17. Love the mudroom!! They don't have those here in the desert and I so miss it!
    Glad you got a good run in hope your back is feeling better.

  18. That UA base looks really cozy and warm!

    I'm so glad to hear that Cola is feeling spunky again!


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