Sunday, December 7, 2008

Wonderful weekend!

Saturday morning I participated in the Jingle Bell 5K with a friend. It was 4 degrees that morning with 10-15 mph winds leaving the temps below zero. brrrr.. The goal was to just participate and enjoy it. The route was out and back and going out and into the wind was horrible, but the way back it felt like it was 20 degrees warmer, no lie. Even though I caked my face in vaseline, my cheeks this morning show some signs of wind burn. It was fun though, and I was proud of her pushing herself and running most of it! We finished in 39:16 approximately.

I spent most of the afternoon trying to warm up and cleaning the house some for the evening festivities. A couple friends had planned a birthday party for me and I was excited to see all that showed up! The night consisted of a lot of food, games, and drinking, obviously. We were able to borrow Rock Band II from a kind man. When asked what he wanted in return, all he said was... "nothing...it is the season for giving, right?". Too kind.


It was so much fun! I think I played guitar for almost 2 hours with my shades on! I am thankful for all my wonderful friends that showed up and celebrated with me!
I hope everyone had a spectacular weekend. Tomorrow the kids don't have school because we have a staff development day. After work, I will head to the gym for an 8 miler to kick of the B-Fit-B-Day Challenge. Wish me luck!

37 comments:

IronGambit said...

Yeah, that game rocks! :)

Marcy said...

Yeah baby! Way to rock out with those shades on! Whoot!

Melanie said...

Looks like a great time! :)

Badgergirl said...

Nice job braving the cold. I wimped out yesterday. :) And it looks like the get together was a good time!

kelsalynn said...

YAY! How fun! Happy birthday! That's so wonderful you were able to spend it with friends. And nice job running a 5K in that kind of weather- I'm sure the awesomeness of your socks helped keep you warm!! lol

Kelsalynn

Michelle J said...

You look rockin in those sunglasses!!!

Congrats on running a 5K in 4 degree weather!! Your a brave chica!!!!

N.D. said...

Looks like so much fun with the guitar hero!! Great fun for the b'day celebrations! LOVE the outfit for the 5k. Way to go!! Good for you starting off the booty buster with 8. Good luck and enjoy! And the staff development day too - I need one of them right now (even though I just had a conference on Friday!)

Viv said...

Looks like you celebrated with fun and a 5K!

Best of luck on the birthday challenge, way to challenge yourself of your birthday! Even though I think it is totally totally doable for you.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Oh you two are tooooo cute with the stiped socks. Next year I'm going to dress all Christmassy for my Jingle Bell race.

And it looks the the whole weekend was fun. Happy Birthday

Laurel said...

Happy birthday!!!

That race looks cold! I thought it was cold here today. You put us to shame.

Love the glasses. You look like a true rockstar.

Jess said...

Rock Band kicks ass! Glad you had fun and had a good 5K despite the frigid temps.

Kevin said...

Looks like a great time was had!

Neesha and Dustin said...

Hey you! We did the Jingle Bell Run, too! Woohoo!

Blyfinn said...

Congrats on the freezing 5K!

robtherunner said...

Happy Birthday! It looks like you had a great time with friends. I'm jealous of your day with no kids. Those are my favorite days.

J~Mom said...

I love, love, love those socks!!! I saw them everywhere on Saturday! I want some! You look great playing the guitar!

X-Country2 said...

Rock Bank + drinking is the greating combination EVAH!

jay_say said...

I remember those days when the temps were in single digits... brrr! Don't want to go back there... you can have it. Congrats on going out though in that weather.

I do love the socks though. I knew Lisa would ask for a pair of those socks... lol!

Happy Birthday... you look so serious - are you having fun in those pics?

Juls

I Run for Fun said...

Glad you had such a great weekend! You look pretty cool with those shades. All the best on the challenge. You will do great!

D10 said...

I would say the 5k was a cold one. Great job to both you and your friend.

Happy Birthday.

Wes said...

Who is that HAWT rocker chick? LOL.... :-)

BeachRunner said...

Nice shades. Rock on, Teachy!

Happy Birthday and good luck with your staff development day.

Neese said...

love the outfits in the top photo!
Happy Birthday! :o)

AKA Alice said...

I can't even imagine running in weather like that... Whenever the temperature dips, I take to the treadmill like that (imagine me snapping fingers)...

Jess said...

Sounds like you had an absolute blast this weekend! I love Rock Band. I jam out on the drums!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

That sure make for one cold race. Ouch!

Sounds like you had a lot of fun with the party.

Ms. Math said...

Looks like you had a great weekend celebrating! Great work on the Jingle Bell 5K and have fun with your 8-miler tonight!

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Great race:) Love the photos! Happy birthday?? Sorry I'm just catching up:) Have a good 8miler

Blaine and Steph said...

Oh fun - Jodes and Jed showed up!! I miss those two : ) I wish I could have been there!!!

M*J*C said...

Love your pictures!!! It looks like you had a fabulous birthday!!!

Carolina John said...

Rockin the shades... nice. Glad you had such a good time, it's good to have that many friends close by.

and i can't believe it was that cold for the 5k! holy crap. it's still in the 40's here in SC. You might just be one letter off.....

The Running Knitter said...

You are so hardcore for running in such cold weather! Great job!

Anne said...

I think I would have run backwards for the out part with such stiff winds. Well, based on the photos below, you clean up nicely.

Stef said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you had a great time!

Kudos on the 5k too. That is some COLD weather!!

sunshine said...

Brrr.... You are far braver than I (and CUTE socks!).

I LOVE Guitar Hero. :)

Mendy said...

You look so cool! and chic!!!

Happy Birthday! Glad you had a fun party.

Sherry said...

How in the world did I miss this post?? ACK!!!

You guys look SOOOO freakin' cute in those socks. I want a pair!

Running in 4F weather?!?! OMFG! I can't even imagine. Kudos to you!