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Today we’re getting more snow. That fact is about enough to make me pull my hair out, but I’m thankful that the snow demons held off until today. Their snowy tardiness meant that the weather was still wonderful for last Saturday’s Get Lucky 7k race.
My good friend, Nicole, and I signed up for this race months ago, forgetting the unpredictability of Minnesota weather. At least the snow-mathon that has been this winter let up long enough for us to have a great race.
We finished in just under an hour, which isn’t record breaking we know, but it stills feels great to be able to say “we finished.”

Now I’m talking her into doing the Minneapolis Marathon with me as a relay. I’m hoping that my powers of persuasion will be strong enough. I might have to use the “Jedi Mind Trick” but if we can get a team of four of us together, we can break that race down to about six miles a piece. Sizeable chunk, I know, but I promised her that she won’t die during the race 🙂

In the meantime, back to shoveling snow around here and back to the treadmill till the roads clear. Keep it frosty.
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Today I had to make a very difficult decision. It’s Black Monday. I was all geeked up to go online and but these awesome furry boots. They are adorable. I would look AMAZING in them. Buying them is stimulating the economy, right??? But, I’m also on a budget.

Instead of feeding my shoe fetish, I came to my senses and registered for the Team Ortho Get Lucky 7K that happens in March. I’ve only got so much money and I couldn’t do both. I hope the boots find a good home with some other fashionista.
At least, this way the money goes to a good cause. The race is organized by Team Ortho and they work to improve and enhance the lives of orthopaedic patients by supporting research, education, and advancements in orthopaedic technology. They also promote good muscular, skeletal, and joint health by encouraging an active lifestyle. The shoe store only promotes its awesome collections of furry leather-clad pieces of heaven.
And I’ll get this awesome sweatshirt for finishing the race in March, so my closet won’t go totally unfifilled.

Also, this week I changed my SparkPeople account to tighten up my calorie count a bit. I’ve let the holidays get to me and the added discipline will do me good. I’ve still got a pound to loose of the 2 pound gain that I picked up pre-Thanksgiving, so while I’m at it, I’ve decided to try and 5 pounds all together to give myself some added breathing room.

I feel much more at peace with my decision to pay for the race instead of the shoes. Those furry boots probably would have hurt my feet anyway.