Monday, November 21, 2011

Million Things Monday

This past weekend was one of the best I've had in a long time...
Friday night, I went to see the Cake Boss show... I {heart} Buddy!

Saturday, hubby and I had a date-day in which we road tripped to Champaign, IL to watch the Wisconsin-vs-Illinois college football game.  Close great game, but my Badgers came out victorious!

Sunday started with an 8 mile run with my Sole Sisters, then an exciting Packers win, a relaxing afternoon, and topped off with my favorite show, The Good Wife.  Really, it doesn't get any better than this for me.  Fun, yet not exhausted.

• This week is busy with the Thanksgiving holiday, but you don't want to miss my Holiday Shopping Guide for the Lady Runner - coming on Black Friday... just 4 days!  Not only will it be chalk full of great gift ideas, but a boatload of discounts and deals for you!  (Think... forward the link to your mother, hubby, children...)

• I'm a total sucker for a challenge, so when I read about the Jingle Bell Hell virtual race... Yup, I'm in!!  I'm devising a 1/3 marathon course here in Peoria to run on Dec. 18.  We have plenty of hilly areas that I avoid, so creating an 8 mile hell run shouldn't be too hard.  Hopefully I can talk some brave Sole Sisters into joining me...

• Saturday started the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge (HBBC).  I got a late start, but still managed to rack up 10 points over the weekend.  Are you playing?  I understand it's not too late to sign up yet... here.

• Do you love shopping for runner stuff?  But feel guilty buying yourself stuff over the holidays?  Then think about joining the Holiday Blogger Gift Exchange that Run with Jill is hosting here.  I'm in!

• Grocery shopping today... I'm totally getting the ingredients to whip up one of Blonde Ponytail's Pumpkin Smoothies.  Yum!

• I have some fun gifts in store for you... The 12 Days of a Fit Christmas is coming to Run with Jess December 1-12.  A little encouragement to stay fit during the busy holiday weeks... so everyday I'll be asking the question... "How did you stay fit today?"  Each day (Dec. 1-12) you tell me via blog, FB or Twitter what you did to stay active and you get entered into the DAILY PRIZE DRAWINGS.  It's just that simple.  Happy Holidays!

• Don't forget to enter the Pearl Izumi arm warmers & hat giveaway {here}.  Winner announced on Thanksgiving Day!

And I continue to plug away at my own personal challenge...
WEIGHT LOSS GOAL before Myrtle Beach Half Marathon on Feb. 18 
Created by MyFitnessPal - Free Calorie Counter


  1. I can't wait to see the Holiday shopping guide! Yay for great deals!

  2. I'm so glad the bagers won! It was pretty iffy in the first half. I kept watching for you on the TV since I knew you would be there. Didn't see you though. :(

  3. Awesome! Looking forward to the 12 days of fit Christmas. I'm doing the HBBC and the Jingle Bell Hell run too!

  4. yayyyy! i am loving all the motivation in blog world to stay fit and healthy through the holidays! looking forward to your 12 day event :)

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