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So maybe it is not actually loot, since I did not steal it. But I am in possession of some sweet new running gear thanks to my girls, their daddy and that big jolly guy in the red suit.

One of my favorite new acquisitions is The Complete Runner's Day-By-Day Log: 2010 Desk Calendar. I finally have somewhere to keep track of all of my miles, especially since the G-man doesn't join me on my treadmill runs. The calendar also has a place for comments about each run and has some great motivation and tips.

My biggest little midge gave me The Stick for Christmas. She was so excited although she had no idea what it was. It has been great to help keep my legs happy and will get more and more use as my marathon training progresses and the miles increase.

The other running gear I got for Christmas is still brand spankin' new, but I love it just the same. I can't wait to use my new black SPIbelt and my awesome arm warmers: black ThermaFleece Pearl iZumis for those really cold days and thinner, soft white Asics that are perfect for layering or for days when I need more than short sleeves but don't want to hassle with a long sleeve shirt that might be too hot mid-run.

I'll try to remember to let you know how I like the SPIbelt and arm warmers in action. Which reminds me, looking back I realized I am so very bad at updating you on the ongoing excitement that is my life. So here is what I am sure is a much anticipated update on some of my past posts:

  • I did run last night. All 8 miles. They were slower than I would have liked, but I had to slow down several times to keep my knees from getting too angry. I'm working on keeping them happy permanently; more details to come.

  • My littlest midge's surgery to get tubes went great. She is happy and healthy for what seems like the first time in months (she had seven ear infections in less than 60 days).

  • I talked about my weight loss goals back here. I am happy to report those three pounds (+1) are gone, even with the holidays just behind me. I have six pounds to reach my goal weight. If I ever get there, I might have the courage to admit what that number is.

  • I no longer hate Mondays because my biggest little midge no longer goes to gymnastics. It was her decision to quit because she changed coaches and didn't like the new one. Now, after a few months off, she is asking to go back. I'll probably sign her back up in the summer or fall.

Now I am off to read. Happy running (or reading or whatever you are doing)!


  1. Sweet gifts! I love running "loot". I'm glad your daughter's tube surgery went well and that she's feeling great. Also, congrats on the lost punds!

  2. Nice score, we love our Stick.. Arm warmers are AWESOME, you will love them come fall..

    Hugs to the little ladies..

  3. Ear infections suck - tubes help a ton if you go that route. I have tubes put in back in the early 70's and they saved my life.

  4. My boy has the tubes. The recently fell out and we are back to infections. I hate it because he doesn't complain unless they really hurt. Sometimes you wish they weren't so tough!

  5. Glad to hear your daughter's procedure went well. It has been such a relief for our son with the back-to-back ear infections gone.

  6. OH MAN I want to try The Stick SOOO totally jealous! Glad to hear you had a good run, and that you don't hate Mondays. I definitely still do...

  7. Great haul of loot! Lucky you! I still have never tried arm warmers, novice that I am.
    Glad the tube surgery went well and congrats on the weightloss!

  8. I've got a Spibelt and arm warmers and they're both great running gear. You'll like them!

  9. Glad Midge is better. Seems things are looking up between the weight loss, getting in a run, no gymnastics and a healthy kid!!!

  10. Great job on getting those three pounds off :-)

  11. Love the loot! Great job working off those pounds.

  12. Nice loot!

    None of my kiddos ever dealt with ear infections. Praise God! Glad you have them on the mend now!


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