Snot rockets and 5k’s

This morning and out the door to the gym.  Kill me now.

Yes, yes I took that this morning and not yesterday afternoon in attempt to fool you. I can hardly believe I was even awake enough to take a picture.

Did 2.3 miles on the T-mill in around 32 min.  No beautiful pic of the treadmill b/c I was rudely interrupted by my bowels halfway through and the t-mill time reset. BOO. 2 minutes is enough time for #1 but not #2. TMI? I know, I know….but that’s how it goes. We’ve all been there right?

Not a great run mostly due to this.

Usually when I get sick, the runny nose/mucus sticks around for a looooong time. My nose usually runs anyway when I run, so now it’s like twice as bad. Very frustrating as it really interferres with my breathing and concentration. Woe is me.

After the run, I was lamenting to Paul about my runny nose woes and he was all, “why don’t you just snot rocket?” Total guy, right? I might as well grab my crotch and kiss my biceps too.

I was like, “I can’t snot rocket on the treadmill silly! They will kick me out of the gym for sure.” But then I thought, I honestly don’t think I would snot rocket anyway, even if I WAS outside. I am pretty sure I have tried it before but usually end up looking like this.

I can’t get enough projection for some reason. Maybe I just need to practice.  Either way I have to do SOMETHING. What do you think? Am I doomed? It’s either learn to snot rocket or just resolve to carry tissues with me on every run? Sigh…

In other news, 3 more 5k’s are on the books. High five.

I’m doing my 1st virtual 5k! The Boring Runner is putting this one on.

This will be my 1st virtual race and I am super excited for it. I think Paul and I are going to go run around the neighborhood that is being built near our house.

Next up is the Love’em or Leave’em Valentines Day Dash on Feb 11th.

That jumping girl is waaaay to happy!

And lastly, the St. Patricks Day 5k on March 17th.

Fun times and most likely lots of snot rockets!!

Do you snot rocket? Or have a runny nose when you run? What do you do about it?

What is your next race?

Holiday Recap 2011

I know this is a little delayed, but I AM getting it done faster than the 43% of people who don’t’ take their Christmas lights down until March.  So really I’m ahead of the game.

Also, 79% of all statistics are made up.

Our holiday season through pics:

first tree I have had in years. I guess that is what getting married does to you? Makes you all domestic and stuff. Ugh. I mean YAY!!

Santa has to wear sunglasses in Seattle? hmmmmm

cheesy tourist photo even though we live here? Nah. Oh it's free? Sweet, we will take it!


coolest tree E.V.E.R?

my stack 'o presents. Obviously no one else's stack was important due to the lack of pictures of them

honey got me a map. I heart maps.

he is very emotional when opening gifts. Hates tearing the beautiful wrapping paper.

all my loot. yes that is a forever lazy. SCORE.


you can't even see his head. totally works.


K-dawg got everyone awesome bandanas. $1 each at Wally World. Kid knows how to shop. Everyone loved them.

Guinn also...ahem....."loved" his squirred from G-Ma. ***G-ma...please stop getting him squirrels. There are children in the house. Its just not right.

three pies for four people is totally normal right?


We haven't eaten in like 5 min and we are super cute.......pleeeeaseeeeee

two "small" slices count as one regular right?

"ok, you bite his ankles and then when he falls down we can climb up his body and get to the good stuff"

time to play in the snow!


I may or may not have had a snowball thrown at me

bear climbing

and bear planking

apparently bears eat children? who knew? Gloomy Bear knows.

it really is true about animals looking like their owners…..

had to be super stealth ninja to get that shot! they looked too much alike to not get it though!

Small towns =close parking spots. We were just coming out of the movie theater and our our car is the silver one. Usually we have to walk like 15 min to get back to our car in the big city.

went to Starbucks to hang and Pauls Mac died…CRISIS. Oh wait, we have all these other electronic devices. Crisis averted. We don’t have to have awkward coffee conversation after all. WHEW!

Gretchen (dog) telling Kyle- “you really should do something about that breath. Have you tried a dental chews? They worked wonders for me”

He used to play hockey. Showoff.

full time fancy airport gate

Happy Holidays from P&C. This shot just might make the 2012 Christmas Card. It will at least be a runner up. I NEVER look at the camera the right way!!