A Month in Pictures
In January I ran 40 miles. I aimed for 50, but between two vacations, and the crap weather the 40 will just have to be enough.
Good news, I only missed two training runs!
J and I went to Chicago for our official anniversary celebration. A few months ago I was able to snag tickets to Hamilton. Trust me when I tell you this, it was worth every single penny. If it goes on tour near you GO SEE IT!
|You can actually order a drink called the Hamilton. And they come in nifty cups you can keep!|
|We had fantastic seats and even now if I close my eyes I can picture the show!|
Then we were home, and I ran and made healthy food. ZOODLES FOR THE WIN!
My best friend lives in Florida so we took a family trip down to the Tampa Bay area and had a blast. Even J, who had no desire to "sit on the beach all day" had fun.
I got two runs in, which were great. The first one got interrupted by a sudden downpour.
We had one day of terrible winds and bad weather, but even that couldn't keep our spirits down.
Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach. It's free and if you are in the area I highly recommend it. They also have a stingray petting pool. The first time we went, we could see a bunch off in the distance, then when we went down the pier part, we saw one up close.
On our last full day there, L took the day off and we all hung out. We went to see the manatees again. It was a cooler day, and usually the colder it is the more manatees show up (the center is on Tampa Electric property and the reason the manatees go there is because of an outtake water thing the shoots out warm water). Unfortunately, there just weren't that many there. We went to a little nature preserve to eat our picnic lunch. It wasn't much, but we followed a trail that led us to a little bay. The boys loved it, they played in the sand and water and got completely drenched. We saw some people fishing and suddenly, I saw the tell tale sign of a manatee (a swirl in the water) and a head popped up. Then more and more kept coming and frolicking and it was THE BEST! Of course the boys, all caught up in their sand, they didn't even notice. And now for your manatee overload photos of the day.
|The picture doesn't do justice to just how close they were.|
|Popping up to breathe. The boys thought it sounded like J snoring.|
|What manatees? We've got mucky sand to play with and enjoy!|
|The little bumps are about six or seven of them just rolling over each other|
Now it's February. I have my new training calendar all set to go.
As of today I have 95 days until my marathon. Let's do this!