Ringing in 2011

by getting destroyed on a hill workout this morning
No one said HARD. They just said HILL. I did basically a tempo run with a friend from swimming on Sunday at 8:38ish- a pace faster than I've been running in a long time. Then I get whooped 2 days later.  I show up to this hill after warming up indoors (KEY!)  and got destroyed!  We all have to start somewhere. I haven't worked HARD since spring '08 so here's to a hard working 2011 and getting my butt back in shape. I did about 2 miles warmup, 1.5 inside and then we ran up a hill 8 times and the downhill was recovery. Awesome workout! The total mileage was 6.5 miles and then I did another 1.5 at home to cooldown and stretch. It was a nice sized hill. I'll go back for sure!  I am LOVING the Garmin to track my mileage and pace. Love it. Thank you Bill!

by bringing back the mean green smoothies
Had one of these yesterday and it was a great start to the day. Inspired by Angela's flu buster. Nick sucked his down. It was too thick so he used a straw.
  • 1.5 large ripe banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen
  • 3 Clementines, peeled and broken into segments
  • 1 c milk (I used 1/2 c almond and 1/2 c skim milk)
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract (optional)
  • handful of fresh kale leaves

by taking down the Christmas tree
It's down and out! Niceeee. Earliest I've done that but it seems like alot of you did the same thing!  I have my space back from all of the new toys we have now.

and by planning Nick's birthday
I need projects so this is my project. Train theme.  I ordered him the shirt most of you liked better with just the number on it. I think it's going to be cute.  The invites are out (etsy!), and I have a bunch of ideas I need to get moving on. I can't believe he'll be two (Feb 6).  It's insane.


  1. sounds like the year is starting off on the right foot!! i can't believe how big nick is getting! he's a cutie!

  2. I love how it says, "Nick's house' - cute!! That's an awesome workout - I need to get myself one of those!

  3. Congrats on the hard work! I'm jealous. I wish I was doing hard workouts. And Nick's invitations look adorable.

  4. Awesome job on the speedy run and hill repeats! You will have yourself whipped back into shape in no time.

    Happy New Year!

  5. Definitely a great start to the new year! I can't believe your little boy is going to be tow already! What a cutie!

  6. Nice workout lady!!!! :) you are rocking lately!

    happy new year & happy birthday planning for your little man!

  7. Having slacked off during the holidays, I'm sure I'll be feeling the same thing soon!

  8. I loved planning my son's birthday parties - I got a lot of ideas from the Penny Whistle Party Planner books, and years later I would still hear from their friends about how much fun they were. Love Nick's invites - what a fun theme!

  9. awww, I love the train theme for his second birthday. of course that's what we did too so I'm biased hehe

    That is another thing I AM going to get back with the green smoothies! I'm still working on my canister from TT that I love. Need to see if I can get Ethan to drink it too. He's had no problems drinking the ones I made from scratch though and this one is much sweeter so there shouldn't be a problem. Makes you feel good when you can get your toddler drink a green smoothie doesn't it?? :-)

  10. Sounds like you've regained all your motivation!

  11. But he just turned 1 yesterday! I can't believe how time is flying!

    Angela/Pretty in Orange