So now that you are all (painfully) caught up on how my loggin’ the joggin’ is trucking along (what?! I believe in accountability!), it’s time for LIFE OUTSIDE OF RUNNING! Yes, I do have one.
First, an update. Remember the push up challenge that was taking everyone by storm?! After a solid start all around, it turns out that we all soon realized that push ups suck. And are super hard. So, super sucky.
Push ups = not as fun as dry humping
And when the going gets tough, the tough get outta dodge. Well, at least 80% of us do. One brave soul heaved and sweated and pushed his way to victory!
Actually, no…it was this guy!
Way to go Eduardo! He followed the whole six week program and breezed through 100 consecutive push ups – no sweat. Well maybe a little bit of sweat. (And tears? C’mon…you can tell us…) Awesome job, Dad! Your prize is in the “mail” (aka. there is no prize). Plus you can gloat, brag and rub it in all of our faces…because let’s face it, if we weren’t such babies, that’s what we would do too.
(Just FYI – I started week 3 about 3 times before throwing in the towel and declaring that push ups are stupid)
In weather news (which is coincidentally tied to running news…so much for life outside of running), ol’ man winter is sneaking up on us like a Kardashian on a wide-eyed basketball player. I’ve even brought out the ‘cats on a few occasions this month! And just FYI…they are still ah.mah.zing. Not so ahmahzing that I’m asking for a snow-ice-death mix, but they make crap weather much more bearable.
Return of the 'cats (ignore my 5:45am face)
With winter comes the only real reason for ever wishing November to end… CHRIIIIISTMAAAAAS! Muffin and I kicked off our annual holly-jolly traditions with a trip to the tree farm…
Hard at work
Where he did all of the work…as Piper and I had a little photo shoot…
Not so hard at work
It was the first time EVER in our tree harvesting years together that we found a half decent tree with little to no arguing/scene making/stomping/crying. And he didn’t even swear! A Griswold miracle!
Having tromped and bossed and demanded “bigger! better!” all day at the tree lot, I had worked up an appetite and was pumped for gingerbread house making. Also known as the reason for my season. Nothing says good clean fun like snorting icing from a plastic bag while arm wrestling your husband for the extra jujubes.
Gingerbread, you complete me.
My new BFF...for the next 30 seconds.
Happily, things are definitely starting to look a lot like Christmas around the Bootman homestead. Even with all the gingerbread barf everywhere.
Next random topic…the Exercise Diaries are going swimmingly! If you haven’t had a chance to pop over yet, you are lazy and a crap friend.
(I’ll let that sink in a bit)
However you can still redeem yourself! Scoot over and check out how I fared with the Runner’s Life pro-stars. (Yes! I actually wrote about running for once. Who am I?!)
Off to Runner's Life to pretend like I know what I'm doing
I even made a return to hot yoga. It’s all in the name of research…but you’ll have to wait to read all about that adventure.
Trying to take a change room photo without looking like a creeper
And (almost) lastly, when I’m not running or writing, I’m doing what every other 20-40 year old woman is doing…I’m on Pinterest. If you haven’t
devoted every waking minute to it discovered it yet, c’mon out from your rock or Facebook or wherever you are currently wasting your free time and start wasting away your days on Pinterest…with me!
What it is...
That said, you’ve been warned. Pinterest is the new crack-cocaine, but more addictive. And prettier. And your teeth won’t go all weird.
...how it usually plays out.
And finally, finally, a little something festive for your screen saver. My gift to you. You are WELCOME.
Holiday special! Ornament available for 3 easy payments of $19.99