December 22, 2011

A week in review and other things too

*  Ummm...what training?  Ha ha!  IMAZ training was so intense and such a huge part of my life for so long that it's just really nice not to have a training plan to follow right now.  I am LOVING doing my own thing!  Plus, when I get my schedule figured out for next year I know I'll be back to training before I know it.  So, for now, I'm taking it easy and enjoying time with my family. :)

Other Things Too:

*  My secret blogger gift came in the mail!!! Woohoo!!  I have to admit that when I saw it was from Beth at SUAR, I got a little nervous...ha ha.  But, her gift was awesome!  It had lots of goodies in it plus a great ornament for my Christmas tree that says, "Do one thing every day that scares you."  LOVE IT!  Thanks Beth! :)

*  We got a pretty good snow storm today.  The snow was the kind that falls gently and peacefully and just covers everything in puffiness!  It was beautiful.

Ian drew a forest and Owen drew himself with lots of colorful trees
around him.  You gotta love kid's drawings! :) 

*  My boys did their Time Capsule sheets this week too.  Every year I have them answer some questions about things they like and draw a picture of whatever they want.  Then, we put it in the Time Capsule tube with all of the ones from years past.  We all love going through their sheets and seeing how they have changed over the years.  They are getting so big and growing up so quickly...sigh.

*  We finally  made our gingerbread house!  The boys had so much fun decorating it this year.  Plus, I think they ate enough candy to last them through the rest of the year! :)

*  Peanut Butter Gu!!  Jon [HERE] was right..this stuff is good!  I actually prefer Hammer Gels over Gu, but this Gu will definitely be part of my training/racing nutrition from now on!  YUM!!

And finally, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend full of happiness, love, and peace. :)  


Julie said...

Plenty of snow today huh? It will be kind of nice to have a white christmas. Love the gifts especially the ornament. The boys are so cute and I bet the time capsules will be awesome when the get older.

J. L. said...

I love the idea of a time capsule for your kids. You really are a good mom. I've got to get my hands on peanut butter gu. I'm a hammer person, too. Have you tried the peppermint gu?

Jill Costantino said...

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! btw - your gingerbread house ROCKS! I had my first experience this year and well, it was "almost" a fail:)
All the best for 2012~

Julie Arts said...

I want snow, too!!!!
Have a great Christmas, Aimee!!!

Born To Endure said...

Nice to see the snow pics..we won't have snow after all...booo..enjoy your Holiday Season!

TriMOEngr said...

Love the time capsule idea. The GB house turned out awesome. Cool stash of gifts.

ShutUpandRun said...

What did you think I'd send you??? I'm not that gross!

Glad it made it in time.

I'm loving the snow too, just not the zero temps this morning!

Jason said...

What an elaborate gingerbread house. I started to make one and saw that I had to cut out shapes and all kinds of stuff from the dough that I bailed and made gingerbread men and gingerbread cookies instead. They tasted great though.

Merry Christmas to you and the family.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy being on your own schedule, it will only help you get ready for next year! Enjoy the holidays....PB Gu huh, I am a Hammer Gel girl too but may need to test this out.

joyRuN said...

Nice stash from SUAR!

After the incredible effort & dedication you put into IMAZ training, not to mention the awesomeness of finishing that 140.6, I think you've earned some downtime.

Have a wonderful Christmas.

Missy said...

That is the best kind of snow, so pretty. I have one of those PB Gu to take on my long run tomorrow. I hope I love it like everyone else.

Brandi said...

What a great idea with the Time Capsule Aimee! We borrowed your idea and have done the same thing!
Merry Christmas to you and your family! Enjoy!

Caratunk Girl said...

Happy Holidays Aimee!!!! Love the Time Capsule!!

Lynette @ finding my way back said...

I LOVE the capsule thing! I think I'll steal that one. They do grow up so fast!
I agree on the no training schedule thing after hardcore training. Enjoy!
New reader here!

Colleen said...

Enjoy this time off... you earned it!!!

Love that the boys do the time capsules! That will be so cool in a few years to look back at!

Yay for the goodies from SUAR! :)

Hope you all had a fabulous holiday! I'm jealous of the snow!

Anne-Marie said...

Super jealous of that snow... I am dying to ski!!!

PB Gu - will have to try that one.

Hope you had a great holiday!

Alisa said...

Your boys are so cute!

Sometimes not having a training plan is one of the best things around. Especially after something as intense as IMAZ.

I went looking for PB GU and couldn't find it anywhere! Annoying. I'm dying to try it.

Dawn said...

That snow looks absolutely lovely, as does the gingerbread house:)

Nice present...and I like your take on the training break!

Emz said...

YAY!!! YOU GOT SUAR!! lucky lady!!

and that PB Gu!! I must try that!!!!

Teamarcia said...

Happy Holidays to you and your beautiful family Aimee! Looks like you're having a ton of fun. What a great idea the time capsule is. Your snow is beautiful. Oddly we've got nada... no that I'm complaining or anything.
Woot for RnR Denver and a blogger meetup!

Kathleen said...

Happy New Year Aimee!