So…it is December 22nd and I am off for winter break and I have not written since November….my bad. December got a little out of hand, fast. I hope everyone is done with their shopping. I am not. Hopefully by 9 PM tonight I can say I am. I was do not have any pictures because my they disappeared. I don’t know what my phone did with them. Anyway, lets update:
November is when I really starting amping up my miles for my marathon training. My training runs had been going terribly. They were hot, humid, miserable and I felt horrible during them. I ran the Cypress Half Marathon on November 12th. It was the third year of this race and my 3rd time doing it. The course is not exciting but it is close to my house, tons of parking, plenty of water and good volunteers. It was little humid that morning and the sun came out to make the course very sunny. So that week my friend was having me try Ketones(*) to see how they work for me. They did not. They did not give me energy and made me extremely hungry starting at mile 5(I don’t get hungry during halves and I ate beforehand). So that with the heat, I thought I did terrible. So I was very surprised when the clock said 2:02:XX. I ran my 2nd fastest half. My fastest is 2:00:45 and that was a couple of years before I had a baby.
*Ketones work really well for my friend but not me. My body is weird.
One of our married couple friends moved away this month. So we did a couple of events with them. With the wife, I went a couple of times to place called Rustic Brush. You create a wooden sign, sand it, stain it and paint it. It was a lot of fun. We also went to St. Arnolds Brewery as a last get together.
We have another couple come in town for the holidays so it was nice to meet up with them at the Great Heights Brewing.
Lastly, we met up with some of our friends we met through Eli at No Label Brewery for a playdate. This brewery has a playground so the kids all played while the adults socialized.
For Thanksgiving we stayed in town and went to my husbands brothers house. It was lowkey which is how I like my holidays. I made a dessert and an adult beverage. I have included the recipes for both since I do not have any pictures:
- Cranberry Juice
- Orange Liqueur (optional)