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Winter Racing

Posted Nov 12 2012 1:13pm

Happy Monday! I hope that everyone had a great weekend!

It’s cold here in Chicagoland today. Winter is coming! Speaking of winter, my stepmom told me about this Reindeer Run 5k that’s coming up on December 1st.

I have never run a race in the winter before. The latest I run outside is usually October because after that it just gets way too cold for me, and unlike most other people, I don’t really mind running on the treadmill. But I hate the cold.

But then I started to think that maybe it would be cool to do a race in December since it was something that I’ve never done before (plus, you can buy reindeer antlers to run in and how fun is that?!) But then I stepped outside this morning and was like if this is what the weather is like on November 12 then there’s no way I am running outside in December. I can’t even feel my toes or my ears right now. Only crazy people would run in this weather.

Then, I got into my nice and warm heated-up car, and thought okay, maybe running outside December won’t be too bad. I have never run outside in the cold before, so I’m not really sure what it’s like, but I’m assuming that I’d heat up pretty quickly. I’d just need to bring a lot of tissues with me. I am still debating the race, but if any of my family wants to do it, let me know!


Breakfast this morning was nice hot Kashi oatmeal topped with peanut butter.

I think I’m getting a little sick of the Kashi oatmeal because I couldn’t even finish it this morning. I like it, I think I’ve just been eating it too much and need a change.

Today’s Workout

  • 1.25 miles treadmill
  • BodyPump – 60 minutes

Total Pile in the Miles: 18.75 miles

Just a typical morning at the gym today. Jumped on the treadmill for a bit, and then I headed to BodyPump. Fitness bingo is still going good. I have a total of 15 cards completed, and the final drawing in December 3rd.

After the gym, I stopped at the grocery store to get some lunch stuff for the kids. The only thing Jaden will it for lunch is a mini bagel with cream cheese wrapped in foil. It has to be wrapped in foil or he won’t eat it. It’s weird. And every single morning, he has chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast with fruit. Every. Single. Day.

But unlike me, he never gets sick of it. Whatever. I am lucky that I can get him to eat anything at all. Then again, I can’t really complain because I am pretty picky myself. Hey, you like what you like.

While I was at the store, I found these peppermint ice cream cups.

I love peppermint ice cream, but when I buy a half gallon of it, I eat way more than my fair share, so I thought these cups would be the perfect portion control. The only have 80 calories per cup and the kids will love them too.

I also bought some Advent calendars for the kids. They were only $1.47 each.

They love these calendars and look forward to them every year. The best is when you forget a day and then the next day, you get to eat two chocolates. :) It’s the small things in life.

Have a great day!

Questions of the day:

  • If you live in cold weather, do you run outside? Have you ever run a race in the winter?
  • Do your kids eat weird things?
  • Favorite ice cream? Mine is peppermint during the holidays and Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food the rest of the year.
  • Did you have an Advent calendar growing up? If you have kids, do they have them?

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