Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
James and I ran in the Turkey Trot today. I ran the 5 miles in a little over 41 minutes. Pretty good considering I had to weave in and out of the 12,000 people that were running/walking/crawling/barely moving over the course. James ran the same course in about 48 minutes which is awesome for him! I'm very proud of him because he didn't walk up any of the hills and some of those hills were large. Now I can eat two pieces of cake today!!
Monday, November 24, 2008
On a side note, we had an awesome trail run yesterday! We ran the 7.7 mile loop at Buescher State Park. It is a pretty challenging run. I finished in 1 hr and 7 minutes and James finished in 1 hr and 18 minutes. I was really proud of him. He ran most of the loop. There was one booger of a hill along a ravine, but I made it.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
James was saying he liked pumpkin pies the other day so I thought I would make him one. I have never baked a pumpkin pie so we'll see how this works out. I used Tyler Florence's recipe from the newest issue of Food Network magazine. I cheated, for time reasons, and used a pre-made crust I found in the freezer.
James and I went to San Antonio yesterday to see my aunt and uncle who are visiting from Maryland. I haven't seen my aunt in close to 20 years. We really enjoyed talking with them. My Aunt is a quilting phenom and gave me a lot of pointers about quilting (which I've never done) and just sewing in general.
On our way we stopped at Government Canyon State Park and took Mary and Kramer (our foster dog) for a walk. They both seemed to have a great time and did really well on the trip.
James is working today so I've been keeping busy with baking and laundry. I hope to post some pictures of the goodies later. I also am looking forward to an hour long trail run. I was going to do two hours, but I'm going for a hill bike ride tomorrow and would like to be able to keep up with the other riders!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Now I am trying to warm up so I can go volunteer at the high school. Even though it is warmer outside, I'll have to find something warm to put on my feet since they haven't thawed out yet. :)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I tried something some of the people from Hill Country Trail Runners have told me about. During the first part of the run I walked up the really steep hills. Apparently it conserves energy and it did work. I had a hard time getting myself to walk but it did work. I guess I've just been a road runner for so long that it is hard to get past the mentality that if I walk, I'm giving up. I think I'll reserve that trick only for the REALLY steep hills.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I stayed at the restaurant a little too long because I got stuck riding home in the ran. At least it was a cool bike ride!