Thursday, December 10, 2009

beyond cold and good luck

It's flipping cold here! Like 5 degrees cold and I have no idea about the wind chill. Sometimes things like that are best left unknown. I know it's cold I don't need specifics. I canceled my last trip today to snowy and even colder Madison, WI so I am now officially done traveling until 2010! Seems so far away ;) It's amazing how much calmer I feel knowing I don't have to travel for work over the next few weeks. January will be nuts but no need to dwell on that now! Time to enjoy the mini-break!

Today I am spending the day catching up on work, cleaning, and making chex mix in preparation for my sister and brother-in-law visit. They will be in town for a very cold wedding tomorrow. brrr... It has me chilled to the bone just thinking about taking pictures around Chicago in this weather!

And since I probably won't post in the next few days I want to give a huge shout-out to my old roomie. She is running her first marathon this weekend in Dallas! H went from non-runner to runner in a year using the Galloway method and advice from her tri-sister. So far this year she has done an 8K and half-mary. Now it's time for the Dallas White Rock full where she will be surrounded by her family and friends. I know she is freaking out (as we all do and probably did before our first marathon) but I hope she has the most amazing experience despite the nerves! Good luck H! I wish I could be there but I'll be cheering you on virtually. And on a side note if any of you are getting married definitely check out her website. She has handmade maps and invitation making talent. I only wish she had discovered her talent before I had gotten married :)

10 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Enjoy HOME, even if it is cold... it is here too. Good luck to your friend H too!

MCM Mama said...

I'm so glad we aren't going to Wisconsin for Christmas this year. My southern blood just can't handle that kind of cold anymore.

Yay for being done with travel for a bit. Good luck to your friend!

Tara said...

Wow, that's impressive! She went from being a non runner to a runner in a year and is now doing a flipping marathon?! Good luck to her.

I think the whole US is cold these days. It actually got up to 25 today in Denver. Tropical.

X-Country2 said...

I came home from Texas yesterday, and I thought about you and all the Chicago folk. Happy you're warm at home for the rest of the year.

J said...

Wow yes it is cold out there! I hate the wind the most! Enjoy the time with your family and hopefully the wedding wont be too cold!

Mark said...

Glad to hear you don't have to travel the rest of the year. Today it's warming up down here to around 40! Hope it warms up in Chicago!

D10 said...

Enjoy your day and stay warm!! Good luck to your friend.

Marlene said...

YAY for no more travel. Enjoy the break!

Good luck to your former roommate! First marathons are so exciting.

Have a great weekend and stay warm!

Xenia said...

Yay for no more traveling this year! Good luck to H!

runner26 said...

We had temps in the 20s yesterday--but I hardly feel right complaining/ Good luck to your friend! That's so exciting!