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Noodleini Race Recap

I ran the Noodleini 15k on November 25, 2012.

I had wanted to run this race last year, but wasn’t able to when I was hurt. So I was pretty excited to run this year. Mainly because you got a gift certificate for a free meal at Noodles and Company. Score.

Although, I wasn’t planning on getting sick the two days leading up to the race and I didn’t plan on it snowing either. Boo! I went Black Friday shopping and beat some of the crowds by going at 8:30 Friday morning. But the stores were still warm and busy. That afternoon I didn’t feel well at all and came home and just napped the rest of the day. I woke up Saturday and just laid around and napped more. Surprisingly I felt really good after eating some saltines and managed to get in the shower and decided to go pick up my race packet and shirt. I went over to my friend Tom’s house and hung out with him and my two cousins that night. I felt better and better as the night went on.

I woke up on Sunday to new fallen snow. Crap. I had never ran in snow and I was still worried about my cold/sick/whatever flu I had. My dad came with me to the race in case I couldn’t finish.

The race started at 8am and I was hoping to finish in 1:25-ish. Once I started running though, I knew that wasn’t happening. The roads were still a little snowy/slippery and my body wasn’t fully recovered.

I felt like this race went on forever! It was pretty boring, no crowds. The roads were open to traffic and it was awkward when we had to run along a road where people were trying to get to church. The whole time I just really wanted to be done. Some of the residential areas we ran through were pretty slick and I had to slow down a lot and run around the road to find clear spots. It was more of a mentally exhausting race than anything. Keeping my footing and just keeping my body going.

I crossed the finish line in 1:29:28 and found my dad. I was very glad to be done with the race. Ryan’s mom, his sister Trisha and her husband Jesse and his other sister Robin did the 5k. We talked with them and then went home.

Being the last race of the year, I would have liked to end on a better note. But I’m glad I ran and was able to run after being sick.

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Project 365: Day 31

Last day of the month! One month down, 11 to go. I’m having so much fun with this project. I find myself taking pictures when I normally wouldn’t take pictures. Like today, I walked to the library because it was a beautiful, almost spring-like day, and I took pictures the whole way there. Also, I find that, even though I would much rather use my old point-and-shoot camera, it’s much easier to use my phone because I have it with me always.

January 31

The start of my walk. A view down the street. Notice all the snow melting! It was almost 50 degrees today.

January 31

Train yard that is right by our house. All night you can hear the cars banging around. I’m used to it now, but when I first moved here, it was a little scary.

January 31

This is the Chinese buffet that my boyfriend took me to before we started dating.

January 31

I always want to go here in the summer! It looks so cute and somewhat old fashioned inside. But we always forget and go to Dairy Queen instead.

January 31

Yeah, that’s right, Neenah has a Statue of Liberty. I’m not quite sure why.

January 31

I don’t know who this is a statue of, but he looked very warm in his hat and scarf.

January 31

The park that is right by the library. I came here over the summer and took pictures of all the tulips. And it’s right by the water.

January 31

You have reached your destination. Library! It was rather busy for a Tuesday afternoon.

January 31

Yes, this is a cliche bathroom shot. But it’s pretty awesome that I wore only a sweatshirt on a walk in JANUARY in WISCONSIN!

January 31

I had to stop at Walgreens on my way home. I had a coupon for contact solution.

January 31

On the walk home. I hate this part of winter. Yucky slush.

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Project 365: Days 17-20

It has been COLD here in Wisconsin these past few days! But, despite that, I’ve been having some pretty decent days. I have been using my camera phone for most of the pictures, because I have that with me all the time and I seem to remember to take pictures with it more often. I think this is the first phone I have taken a significant amount of pictures with, and I’ve had it for a year already!

Here are days 17-20!

January 17

What?! Flip-Flops in January! This is crazy.

January 17

This made my day! I had been wanting a slow cooker for a while now and I was going to buy one in February after taxes. So I went to the mall on Tuesday for some other things when I suddenly remembered I had a JCPenny gift card! And they have kitchen items there! I found my slow cooker for $25 and I still had $2 left on my card! I was the happiest girl leaving the mall that day 🙂

January 18

After getting the slow cooker the day before, I wanted to gather the recipes that I had been finding online. This is pretty much what I did after I got home from work.

January 19

This was at 7:30am and this was the high for the day. It was FREEZING!

January 20

Just an ordinary mail box at Tru-Value. But inside…

January 20

…there was a little dragon! I laughed out loud when I saw it.

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Project 365- Days 10-12

These past couple of days have been pretty easy getting a picture. Some days are hard, especially when I just get up and go to work. But then there are days, like yesterday, where I was able to take a ton of pictures (partly because of my sisters Confirmation).

Here are days 10-12

January 10

This is Toady. My boyfriend bought him after Halloween to display in our yard next year. He wanted to keep him out, and I said that he could, but he had to be festive. So he put the Santa beard and hat on him and he was allowed during Christmas.

January 11

My family’s dog, Penny. She is a dachshund and we have had her for 5 years. We got her when she was a puppy, and she still thinks she is one 😛

January 11

Molly, my family’s other dachshund. She is 11 years old and much wiser than Penny.

January 11

My sister got Confirmed! Yay! I was her sponsor and it was a great experience.

January 12

Oh man, more snow. We shall see how long this lasts. My mom said she was able to hang clothes out to dry yesterday because it was almost 50! And now today we have snow! Weird Wisconsin weather.

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Project 365- Days 5-6

My day-to-day life is not very exciting, so it’s challenging to get some interesting pictures. Hopefully as the year goes on, it gets a little easier 🙂

Here are days 5 and 6!

January 5th

This is Tabby, my tablet that I got for my birthday/Christmas. I use this for all my blog stalking, Facebook creeping, and Netflix watching. We were apart quite a bit during Christmas and New Years, but now we are best buds again.

January 6th

I took this photo this at 8:00am THIS MORNING! It’s almost 40 degrees outside in January! This has been a crazy Wisconsin winter. We have barely had any snow. All the snow from my picture on day one is now gone.

I will probably have more pictures on Monday! Happy weekend!

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Christmas Decorations

Last night we set up our tree and decorated the inside of the house. It just needs to snow now and we will be all set 🙂 Here are our decorations. I may have taken a lot of pictures of myself with our stuffed animal children, but I did put ALL the ornaments on the tree.

Have you decorated for Christmas?

Has it snowed yet where you live?


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