as i walked into a full elevator at work with my portable camera earlier today, a woman looked at me and said, "you need to eat a big steak sandwich. you are so skinny." - tact.
ran into my buddy, mark, at trader joes a couple of days ago. he was excited to tell me he registered for the moab red hot 55k. i had told him to sign up for it when he was loading me up with goodies and asking me what my next race would be last time i was there. we high five'd. he told me to sign up for the antelope island buffalo run and he/trader joe's would make sure to bring gluten free food! so, should i sign up for my first 50k trail? that is the hot question lurking around in my brain. i don't know why i am so anxiety ridden about committing to run a 50k?
o and i left after work on wednesday and drove about half way. don't ever stay in monticello, utah unless you packed a tent. #nastyhotelroom thursday we arrived in taos at lunch time and angie had yummy hors d'oeuvres set out for lunch. we spent the afternoon cooking up a storm. we ended up waiting a long time for the turkey to reach temperature and ate later than we planned. we chalked it up to the high elevation. dinner turned out really good.
i got to read harper and rowan their bedtime stories each night. so sweet.
angie i started feeling not so good before we went to bed and both woke up with sick stomachs and rowan had bad cough.
i braved a 10 mile trail run with brad friday with a heavily medicated stomach. we ran the loop on therift valley trail. i felt awful the entire time, but it was so so pretty. ang and i couldn't eat anything for the rest of the day. we just sipped on some diet coke while we all watched movie after movie.
on saturday, brad and i hit another 6 miles of trail. i think we did the devisadero loop. i was able to eat a bowl of oatmeal and some tea for breakfast. again, my stomach just felt really bad the whole time and i really slowed brad down:( the weather was super gorgeous the whole weekend!
then angie and i snuck away for few hours. we shared lunch at the dragonfly cafe. it was cozy and super delicious. then we headed to ojo caliente to soak in the hot springs! quite fabulous.
then we met up with the boys for dinner at orlando's. which tasted so good, but was so so stupid of me to eat such things given the state of my stomach.
o and i got on the road at about 10 pm saturday night to try and get a portion of the driving out of the way. just before we got to durango, o got super sick! holy hell. he was spewing all over the side of the road in the fog and freezing cold. we barely made it to a hotel and into the bathroom. he was miserably sick and we were up all night. early in the morning i went to the store and got him some medicine and we made it to my parents house in price barely. he was way too sick to make it home and we both missed worked yesterday. it only took us 3 days of driving to make it home! being gi sick when you aren't at home with your own bathroom and your own bed is so disgusting. worst time on the road ever. the end.
a trip full of good and bad. hope your holiday was the best.
one year ago today i got a phone call from my doctor. she told me i had lymphoma. i have been receiving treatment all year. gradually tapering down. i see my doctor again after the beginning of the year. hopefully we will stop the treatment at that time and see what happens. it ain't no thang! other people have it so much harder than i do as far as cancers and treatments go. no complaining from this girly.
i decorated my house for christmas over the weekend. eek! i know, i know thanksgiving, but we will be going away and i want to come home to a festive house. that makes it ok, right?
i heart trader joe's. when i won that last race i ran in, they gave me a big box of their peppermint oreos. which i have no doubt are incredibly delicious. o devoured it. anyway, they told me to come in and they would give me some treats i could eat! and boy, they stocked me up with delicious gluten free goodies! thanks mark and trader joe's!
i love this. anna frost is awesome.
we have a new nephew! o's brother is a proud new daddy. his name is andrei. we got to cuddle him on saturday. he is pretty cute. and, i have been bugging o to get his crooked glasses adjusted for-ev-er.
we are headed to taos tomorrow evening. i am so excited to hang out with my sister and her family! brad and i are going to have us a good trail run on friday.
i got em. does anybody out there despise monday as much as i do?
on the other hand, my yaktrax are virginal no more! what a gorgeous time in the mountains i had saturday morning(minus the blood trail i followed for about a mile. either someone had a serious bloody nose or there is a dead body on the side of the mountain somewhere.). i even got to see an owl. he was just a little guy. made my whole day.
we stopped by gourmandise on the way home from work yesterday so i could grab a birthday treat for a friend and decided to stay and eat dinner. i have no idea why we haven't eaten here before? i tend to stay far away from bakeries because everything smells good and looks and tastes good and they are cozy and i can't have anything! but, gourmandise is also a cafe and when i saw the menu we took a seat. it. was. fantastic. except for the part where i watched o eat chocolate mousse. rat bastard. included in the menu are daily specials and a small plates menu written on the wall. i had the chicken marbella. i just pushed the risotta out of the way! it was to die for. i loved it. i want more of it right now. i can't wait to try the boeuf bourguignon. fabuloso!
can you believe the wind last night! it kept me awake the whole night. rude.
i need a new book to read.
work has been insanely busy this week! yesterday was heinous. i did take the day off on tuesday to get a couple of things done that had been weighing on me a bit. it was a busy day and i got things squared away.
i am looking forward to seeing the new hunger games movie tomorrow night with friends. and i fully plan to get up on top of a snowy mountain whether it is on skis, snowshoes or yak tracks...
i am off for a treatment. have a grand weekend lovers!
friday night i cleaned my house from top to bottom and made pumpkin pancakes just like i said i would.
saturday morning was tea and toast in bed while procrastinating a long run...i ended up going to the gym for an hour and half of cardo and weights. i know, what the hell is wrong with me? i let the dreary weather get to me i guess. i watched a movie on netflix on my phone while i worked out and it made me laugh out loud really hard and i got some looks that said, "crazy red head lady."
o and i had to run a million errands on saturday and still didn't accomplish everything we wanted to. we did end up coming home with a gold christmas tree with pink lights and it is now twinkling in our bedroom. it's pretty much awesome. don't judge.
we went to dinner and movie with friends saturday night. we saw thor and it was surprisingly amusing.
yesterday was tops!
we had more kids in our sunday school class than we have in a long time!
i made us a fabulous lunch and then went to yoga.
i had such a good class. she is so so good at helping you find a focus for the class and then keeping you focused on it the whole hour. i was focused on breathing in light and healing and breathing out pain and darkness. i felt twenty pounds lighter when i walked outside.
then o and i went on a very long afternoon walk. perfect weather.
i roasted some seasoned pork all day long and it smelled delicious when we came in. i made some asian slaw and sweet potatoes to go with it and we crawled on the bed and ate while we watched a movie and could see the big full moon shining through the bedroom window.
then we went to a meeting to support the mormon lgbt community and it was really good.
and boy was that moon big and bright on my run this mornin!
and blah blah and blah blah blah. the end.
i hope you had a fantastic weekend and that your monday is really shaping up!
1st place over all women! woot! this was my first race that was done as a time trial. he started two runners every minute. it is done that way because the trail is so narrow and technical. there were several bloodied knees at the end of this race! the weather was beyond perfect and those views! trader joes was there to feed us. i love them. i had such a good time and everyone was awesome and friendly.
i have been keeping an eye out for a pendant light i like for my back hallway that goes down into the basement. i really really like this one!
i have yet to find the right rug for my front room. we are on rug number 2. i really like this one and think it just might work in that space? but, i don't need it.
this asos midi dress is the cutest. so flattering and simple and i like the plum color of it. i can do plum with my red hair. it would look cute with gold jewelry and those super cute brown and cream heels of mine.
pretty much anything by hallwood. i need a couple of new cases for my phone and these are oh so perfect for me.
we saw ender's game last night. it was awesome! go see it!
after i clean my basement tonight, i plan to cook something delicious for dinner and eat it with o and then soak in the tub and paint my nails with new polish that has been sitting on my counter for a week. safari. that's the color. sounds like a doable friday night to me?
i have a race in the morning and then i am going to lunch with some of my gals from high school.
o bought me some yaktrax this week! can't wait to put them to good use!
i hope you have a superb weekend lovers. toodles for now...
my favorite thing to do is run in the mountains. and in the desert. ok, on any trail! i love any outdoor adventure and yoga. i am basically allergic to food and i love to cook. i am kicking my cancer's butt. my husband and i will be forever remodeling our almost hundred year old house. my bulldog is named gus. i am a tomboy that loves nail polish and cute dresses. oh, and i take all my pictures with my iphone. thanks for stopping by...
ps my name is pronounced siri.