Thursday, December 9, 2010

Jingle Bell 5K and CELEBRATION!

Jingle Bell 5K!
Last Saturday J and I participated in the Jingle Bell 5K for the 3rd year in a row. Sistah Steph was supposed to join us, but weather promitted her from getting to Fargo Friday night (booh).

Two years ago, it was freezing. Last year, it was freezing. And this year, it was still freezing but not as cold as the past couple of years! We were going to do cute holiday outfits, but never had the time to do it, so our outfits weren't anything too special - besides our faux fur knee length holiday socks.

This was my best Jingle Bell 5K out of the three and I felt really good when I finished. The start wasn't too pretty, as the street was covered in slushy-sand-filled-snow. But, once we were on the path it was better - but crowded.

Let's compare the results:
2008: 39:16 (4 degrees with 10-15 mgh winds)
2009: 38:39 (5 degrees with 12 mph winds)
2010: 38:05 (11 degrees with a slight breeze)

Overall, it was pretty fun and I hope to do it again next year. It's become quite the tradition!

3oth Birthday Party!
Saturday afternoon, my sister, brother-in-law, and another couple made it to town in time for my birthday celebration! The six of us shared some laughes and drinks over a few card games before heading off to meet the rest of the gang for dinner.
We had dinner reservations for Kobe's Japanese Cuisine. If you have never been to one, it is definitely a must. The food is wonderful and the entertainment is awesome! We all had our share of saki and moonshine - squirted directly into our mouths by our wonderful chef - the caucasian sensation!
After dinner a handful of us celebrated with saki bombs and I got to enjoy some fried ice cream!
From there we ventured over to a friends house to enjoy some drinks, conversation and play games. They had the XBOX Connect and that was supper fun!
My sister, friend, and BF did a great job putting together the evening's events. I am truly blessed and spoiled to be surrounded by such wonderful people! This has been the best 30th birthday, EVAH!!!


Tricia said...

so fun!

happy bday

Aimee said...

Brrr...I can't believe you raced in those temps!
It sounds like you had a great birthday! :)

SavvyFitChica said...

Nice job on the race & HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Looks like you had a great time and "Caucasian sensation" cracks me up! Too funny!

Unknown said...

Good job on the 5K and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps they should call it the "Frozen Bell 5K"

Anne said...

Certainly sounds like a good way to usher in a new decade. Sake bombs and frozen ice cream. Quite a combination. Happy Birthday!!

Marlene said...

You look great (and so happy!) in the pics!

Congrats on the 5K... nice that it wasn't *quite* as freezing! haha

J said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love Birthdays! Congrats on the 5k! Glad it was little warmer this year!

Unknown said...

Congrats on the 5k!

And happy birthday!!! :)

Jess said...

BRRRR that's chilly for a run! Congrats on the great time though!

And it looks like you had a blast on your birthday!

Aron said...

ohhh it warmed up for you this year ;) congrats on another fun race!!!!


Katie A. said...

Nice work! Amazing what a few degrees does for your speed!
Sounds like a great celebration - Happy Birthday!

My Life said...

Looks like 11* suits you! :) Happy Birthday one more time!

James said...

Congrats on the course PR. Happy Birthday. It looks like you had a great party.

Holly said...

I don't think I'll ever be doing a Jingle Bell 5K! I'm not brave enough to venture out in those cold temperatures. :)

Glad to hear you had a great birthday! :)