Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!!

     First post for the year 2014!! One of my plans for this year is to develop this blog more, so look out for many more posts this year!!

   Last night I stayed up for the new year with my friend, sister and her friends. We watched a bunch of movies and then had some apple cider at midnight.

I went to bed right after midnight because I had to get up at 6am this morning to get ready to go for my Commitment Day 5K. It's sponsored by my gym, Lifetime Fitness and I think it's a great way to start off the new year. I also dragged my dad along. There was a few inches of snow on the ground this morning, but few cars on the road so we got there in 45 minutes, checked in and then walked back to the car until 10 minutes before the race was going to start because it was absolutely FREEZING. There definitely were less people than last year due to the weather, but there were quite a few people that braved the snow.
thumbs up ready for the race to start

everybody ready to go


     For those who don't know me, I am not a runner what so ever, but I enjoy 5Ks, to support the charities/organizations, to get fresh air, and run/walk with other people. One day I do hope I can run a full 5K, but for now, I mostly walk them, jog if I can. I walk at a pretty fast rate and today was no different. I think the cold weather encourages you to go faster too. I mostly walked the 5K this morning and finished in 44 minutes, which I believe is a great time for mostly walking and the snowy paths.
     After the race, we grabbed some water and a few snacks and took our picture, which will later be on Facebook. I can't wait to see how it turned out! Then we walked back to the car, warmed up and made our way home on the snowy roads.
post race with my new shirt

    In the afternoon, I went to a yoga class, which was a great stretch and workout after the snowy 5K in the morning. I then came home and enjoyed a steak dinner with my family (sorry no pictures as I was too hungry).    

   Meanwhile, it continues to snow and they haven't plowed our street that much due to it being last priority.  I'm happy I didn't have to get to work today as the drive would have been awful, but I worry about the morning. Happy New Year Everyone and stay safe (especially in this snow if you have any).

can hardly tell the street from the sidewalk

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