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What's been going on lately

It's getting to be that time of year where I'm too busy to do much after work, like run. And let's not forget that cold front that moved in for a week. At least that ended a few days ago. But it brought with it my winter blues...just a little early this year. 
As soon as it gets cold my skin dries out and so does my hair and I just feel blah. It gets dark so early that it's difficult to fit a run in and I feel so out of shape. 
I need to not let this happen this year. yes I'm busy at work, but so is everyone else. If I can run at lunch, that would eliminate one problem. I also need to start bringing my lunch to work again. I've been making some not so great take out choices lately. What else. I tried to schedule a haircut but with the holidays approaching I couldn't get an appointment until Dec 29th! #fail 
But but but...here's what else I've been up to. Last weekend I had drinks with a girlfriend from Indy...she's living down the road in Sugar…

Weekend recap

It was a good weekend. D came in to visit, got here Thursday night...I love it when family comes to visit.

The only things I had planned when I knew he was coming revolved around food and drink. #duh

Friday during the day we went to the Galleria and then to the new Whole Foods down the street...ah-mazing. Then Stone's Throw for happy hour. Love me a progressive happy hour - $4 drinks from 4-5pm, $5 from 5-6pm, etc. And the stone's throw punch...perfection. BUT. But they don't have food there. So after a few hours we went down the street to Berryhill for a few margaritas and some dinner.

Pretty sure we didn't get up until the afternoon on Saturday...and I was def looking forward to Chuy's for lunch. D had told me before he even got here that he wanted to go back. Food was great...service was iffy. Next up...a trip to Costco! Love that place.** We had decided to grill out at E's house that night, so we needed to pick up some food for dinner. Three pounds of ste…

Houston Half Marathon and weekly recap

It's been another minute since my last update. It's kind of taken me this long to process how my half marathon went...and what went wrong. Two months ago when I decided I wanted to run this race I was doing 3-6 miles at an 8:30 pace or faster. And I really wanted to run the Houston Half at an 8:30.

When I got back from Chicago it became clear that this was not going to happen. So I decided why not a 9:00 minute pace? I've done it before, I can do it again. I did my only double-digit run the weekend before the race. It was pretty slow. But I thought, hey in Runner's High they tell you long runs should be about a minute slower per mile then race pace.

Well on race day I just couldn't do it. I kept the first 7 miles under 10 minutes (8:38, 9:03, 9:16, 9:16, 9:40, 9:40, 9:47) before things just got worse. I think in the final four miles of the race, I might have walked two full miles. #Fail Everything felt tired. My arms felt super heavy. Maybe I ate too many carbs? …