Friday, December 31, 2004

Voyaguer 50 Miler


Running my first 50 miler. Nice cool river to relieve the pain in the feet! This is the Voyaguer 50 Mile Trail Race. Posted by Hello

New Year's Eve..Day

I'm in a much better frame of mind today; the feeling of sadness has left me. Thank goodness! I don't know what all that birthday blues was all about. I didn't like it.

We are actually invited to two parties this year. Both parties are being hosted by members of my running club. Deb's party is tonight and Kevin's is tomorrow.

This morning I and Topaz ran on our favorite trail for 5 miles. It was really windy and the trail is ice covered, 15 degrees F with a 30 mph wind. Brr! Still, a great start to the day.

I'm going to be running the McNaughton 100 mile Trail Race on April 16. This is my latest running obsession. I will need to get in many many miles of training. I better pull together a training plan since I mailed in the entry last week!

Thursday, December 30, 2004


Topaz, my running buddy Posted by Hello

Me and Toffee, my Ragdoll Posted by Hello

Happy Birthday To Me

I'm 40 today. Right now. 40. I have prepared myself, mentally, for the big 4 - 0 for two years now. 40. It's been in the back of mind, but here, today, it is up front, in my brain.

As I walked downstairs this morning, completely forgetting that it way my birthday, there was Troy, my 8 year old, sitting in the chair. "Happy Birthday, Mom" he said. Wow, that was awesome. He remembered! Thanks Troy.

Hubby left a card and a certificate to have my car detailed. Yeah!

I just realized that theses Blogs are free and easy to use. I will begin to track my thoughts, my crazy running schedules and my BFL food and workouts here. Not to mention my rantings.

40. Yup. 40.

We are having crazy weather in MN. 39 degrees and it is raining outside. It was quite slippery when I went grocery shopping. As I was shopping for brown rice I realize I was 40 and down the tears came. What is with that? Why so much sadness? I'm happily married (20 years) have two great boys, I am healthy and strong. So why is 40 making me so sad?

OK, enough of the 40. I tried to get on the weather and came back to 40.

I and Topaz, my wonderful Border Collie, just came back from running on the trail. Did 5 miles in the sloppy rain. It's making the snow all slushy and turning to an icy mess. I feel better now though. Not quite as sad!!