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Races of 2012

Posted Jan 13 2012 8:49pm

Evening all! Right now I’m standing here at the desk at work and there is not much going on. Winter time is pretty slow here at the hotel. So I’ve been going through my calendar to see where I may be able to fit some races in for 2012! I already have two that I’ve signed up for: the Half at the Hamptons on February 19 and the St. Pat’s 5k on March 10 ( fourth year running !) I’m on the fence about the Run to Remember 5-miler in May. Last year I ran the half marathon and as much as I enjoyed running through Boston, the heat and humidity was just too much. I’ll look forward to running the 5 miler instead.

There is also an amazing trilogy of races coming up that is being put on by the Boston Athletic Association (the wonderful people behind the Boston Marathon!). You can sign up once and be registered for the 5k in April, the 10k in June and the half marathon in October. I ran the BAA 10k last year and loved it! I hope to be part of the first year that they are putting this on. The only downside? It’s $165 to register. Surprised smile And we do have this whole house thing to consider. I’ll have to see how the funds work out.

If the half does happen in October, then I may have to reconsider doing a marathon this year. But maybe a late November/early December race is in the books? Who knows! I would much rather run marathons in the fall, if anything.

There is also the CVS Downtown 5k that I’ll be doing again this year too! I missed out last year because of work, but I love running this race with my parents and David. When it comes to 5k’s, besides the St. Pats and the CVS, I will usually register at the last minute. My schedule is so up in the air that I can never really plan every single race. But the big races I like to get the time off and train for. I am so looking forward to this year for running!

The first portion of this post was written at work, but right now it’s 8:30PM on Friday night and I’ve spent the entire day with David.

It was a “home-décor-hunting” kind of day. I started off the morning with a 6×400 interval run which took me 4 miles in 35 minutes. Then David and I headed to a kitchen and bath shop in Watertown where we looked at some fixtures and sinks. Here are two that stood out as a design that I’m leaning toward.

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I love the brushed nickel for the fixtures; apparently the one we liked up there is $1180! It’s like the Ferrari of faucets. And I love the bathroom sink with the bright white and long sink.

What kind of style do you like?

Then we went over to Wild Willy’s for their amazing burgers! I had the grass-fed beef patty with smoked cheddar, lettuce, pickles and ketchup. Yum!

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The rest of the afternoon was spent looking at cabinets, appliances and tools. We’re leaning towards all stainless steel appliances and cherry cabinets with a chocolate colored stain. And the big ticket item? A stove with an induction cooktop! We’ll have pasta cooking in no time. Smile

We also stopped by the local wine shop and while David stocked up on his Original Sin, I picked up some water-crackers and Cotswold cheese with chives to go along with some salami I already had. It was a perfect snack to go along with a glass of cab.

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Tomorrow David and I have plans to go to Foxwoods with my parents; we’re going to see the Diana exhibit!

Do you have any races planned for this year?

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