Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goodbye 2011...

Me & Thing 1 (pls ignore laundry)
Despite having to work Christmas day, we had a really nice Christmas. In fact, as many of my friends & family lamented this unfortunate occurrence, let's be honest. I knew what I was getting into when I chose this career & really, at least I'm not one of the folks in the hospital beds! Now THAT'S a sucky Christmas so your Nurse shouldn't be grumpy about making hard lemonade out of lemons, we partly resurrected my partial French-Canadian roots & broke out the Tourtiere, Nanaimo bars & other snacky delights & let everyone open 1 present Christmas Eve.....yup, a Kinect for the Xbox ought to keep those boys busy until I get off work at 3:30pm Christmas day!  Can I just say that I have stacked up HBBC points this week by bustin' a move in Just Dance 3 ;-D (and it's a good thing that it is in the basement where no one can see that spectacle from any windows....clearly you do not have to be a 'good' dancer to win this thing...LOL!)

Christmas eve eve
My Christmas came early when my bestest, oldest friend from High School found herself at the last minute within a couple hours of our house visiting her husbands family.  We had them over & it was so, so, so much fun reconnecting with an evening of good conversation, wine & laughter!

Santa did not forget we are a family of runner's & some great running gear was found under the tree along with these AWESOME socks SD gave me.  Took them for an inaugural run yesterday & I have to say that these are going to be my go-to race socks for 2012!!!!

A quick roundup of 2011 by the numbers:
Most embarrassing one's SD could find!
Races run: 6
2 10k's
1 5 k
1 marathon
1 half marathon
1 sprint Tri

Miles run: 1218.3 ... More than double last years mileage
Average pace: 11:07.....23 seconds faster than 2010
Fastest race pace:
short race 8:37(pie & glove 5k)
long race: 9:34 (Red Baron half marathon)
Age group places: 1 (2nd in the Addison racefest one was more surprised than me!)

This sweet shirt has a zipper pocket in the side lining! LOVE!
Happy New Year from the unexpected runner family who is ringing out the year with some awesome hockey: USA v. Canada world junior hockey.....guess who's winning ;-)
Final 2011 run

In addition to running, 12 points for bootie shaking, golf playing, ski racing & general uncoordinated joyful xbox kinect fun!

Stay tuned for 2012 news......

Happy New Year! Canada wins!


Kathy said...

sounds like you had an amazing year! Looking forward to following along on your 2012 plans!

Caroline said...

of course Canada wins!!!

Happy New Year!!!
bonne Année!