Hello ladies! It's me 🙂 Sorry for being MIA for a few days.
We made it to MN home on Tuesday evening.
DH and his dad drove the truck and I drove my car.
It was white-knuckled driving through NE and SD, scary!!
As it gets dark, temp drops and roads get icy/slick .......and you can't see the deer crossings. YIKES!!
We made it to DH's aunt's home Sunday night. I was very frazzeled. The couple of glasses of wine really helped, LOL!!
We stayed and visited till Tuesday.
I did run 6 miles on her TM Monday afternoon, YAY!!
We got to Fargo to visit another DH's uncle and aunt. I left early so I don't have to drive in the dark. Roads are clear....... except for the driveway into our neighborhood, haha!!
Got to my driveway ....... and it's blocked by about 4 ft of SNOW!!
Parked at my neighbor's and we visited for awhile. I walked to my house. DH and FIL arrived about an hour later. DH got the snowblower and cleared the driveway to get my car into the garage. It was midnight when we went to bed.
Minimal decorating at the MN house. Most of the decorations are at the AZ house. That's ok, less 'stuff' (Erica, LOL!!). We do have a 4 ft tree from last year but only the bottom half lit up. So we had to buy extra 'twinkling' lights and had some brand new ornaments that discovered in a box, YAY!!
RB from twin cities arrived last night. We had pizza while we caught up on our past adventures and for the future. It's sooooo good to see her and her dog, Grace.
RB left for her long run of 20-22 miles around 6:30!! About 22 degrees, feels like 15!! She's one tough cookie!!
I tracked her on RoadID and met her (with Grace) around mile 14. She took Grace by the leash (she loves to run). I parked and ran towards them, then we ran together.
RB finished 20.8 miles!!
I finished a long 6.1 miles, HAHA!!
I was proud of myself for dragging my butt out of bed and getting 'acclimated' to MN weather.
It was actually nice, the crisp cold air ...... until the wind picks up.
The paved trail around the lake was pretty clear with occasional patches of snow/ice.
We both only wore our trail shoes.
RB is visiting her son now. We will be meeting another friend for dinner this evening.
This is the friend who joined us for the Grand Canyon hike in March 2017.
RB and this friend are both nurses so they have alot in common. This nurse also worked with DH in the O.R. at the local hospital. And the three of us took ball room dancing.
This will be a fun evening! :()
So RB will be getting in a 10 miler tomorrow for recovery run.
I'll try for another 6, haha!!
I'm going to check the prices for a monthly fee at the university gym. They do have a punch card as well.
Nancy: YAY!! one step at a time, right? So happy for you. Getting some holiday decorations kept you on your toes too. Wow, 3 trees! My SIL does the same thing with her 'forest.'
Erica: YIPPEE!! Stanley and Kevin are done! So proud of Emma too! Yep, I know the feeling of 'choking down' GUs. I don't eat that anymore, about 4 yrs now. Hope she finds one she likes. I think you are right on about adjust the laces. I do that with all my shoes. It's suppose to get colder here next week............really? Whatever....... cold is cold in MN!
Lisa: virtual wave to you!! YOU are rocking the training!! I thought about you when I started to think of getting back into 'training' mode and getting back to my race weight.
I registered for a trail marathon in May 2020 in NM. Use to be a road marathon but it got changed to a trail, YAY!! I'm thinking of getting some endurance runs in while in MN. Then when I'm back in AZ, will add hills. Not sure when I'll be heading back to AZ. Late Feb or early March.
Take care ladies!!