Sunday, January 24, 2010

Galena Girls Getaway 2010

Alyse & I LOVE Santa/ Our Mexican Pyramid/Amanda & her beef

Hola/Bonnie, Lisa & I/ The moment Lisa tossed Alyse

hanging by the monk/Bonnie ate stale popcorn on display/chick flick

This year, a bunch of us got together and headed 3 hours northwest to Galena for a girls weekend. We had a pj party, gift exchange, chick-flick night and a day on the town. It was a great getaway. Can't wait till the next girls trip.....!!! (Hopefully Bonnie won't eat stale display popcorn again!)

Saturday, January 9, 2010


I have been keeping up with my running, as much as I can, since returning to work this week. I hit a milestone this week. I ran a mile in 9 minutes! Now, while this is great, I want to work more on endurance right now than speed. I went to the massage therapist on Thursday because my left shin was killing me. Found out I tore my muscle on my shin. Nothing that couldn't be fixed I was told. So I stretched and didn't run for 2 days until the pain went away. I went to Lifetime Fitness with a friend today and I ran almost 2 and 1/2 miles before I could feel the pain come back. After we completed our run, we sat in the hot tub for a bit and I can tell you it really helped! I wish I could sit in the hot tub after every run. I am working through this minor injury, I am not going to give up on my running goal. It's just a bump in the road.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Winter in Chicago

This was about noonish

By the end of the day, we had 12 inches

I was very upset that I didn't get a white Christmas when I woke up Christmas morning and the little amount of snow we had was melting. When we woke up the day after Christmas, there was no snow on the ground and then it started to snow some giant flakes. You can witness these photos of the event of that day that led to our snowmobiling adventure later that evening.