Oh Monday, here again so soon? The weekends go by so quickly and next weekend is UTA (drill), so I really have no time to relax. Luckily, we don't have students on Thursday and Friday, just professional development and a "Knight of Excellence" in the evening on Thursday. On with the rambling!
1. Finished our taxes over the weekend, which was both a blessing and a let-down. In the financial world, it was a win for us - we broke even, exactly. The exact amount we were receiving from the feds? Yeah, Colorado took all of it. I was hoping to get some money back to shuttle to debt, but no such luck. We're going to have to budget that the old fashioned way.
2. I went for my longest run ever on Saturday! I'd been tempted to do a big circle around the area, and mapped it out on Google. It ended up being 7.41 miles. I've only ever done 10Ks as my longest runs before, so I set out to do a nice, slow, long run. I made sure to adjust my pacing accordingly, I layered for the 32 degree temperature, donned my reflective belt, and hit the pavement. The prettiest part of my run was also the hardest - I knew if I made it past that point, I'd be golden, and I ended up finishing in 1 hr 15 minutes! If I can do 7.41 miles, I'm over halfway to my goal of being able to run a half marathon this year!
3. A new(er) AF Reserve recruiter friend of mine asked me what half marathon I was planning to do this year. Truthfully, while I've said I wanted to do one this year, I haven't plunked down the cash and given that goal a suspense date. She turned me on the Colfax Marathon, coming up in May. It's an urban marathon, running through all of downtown Denver. The full marathon even takes you through Mile High Stadium. The half marathon takes you through historic neighborhoods in Aurora, and even through their fire station. The idea of doing a nice, flat track while I ogle beautiful homes I can't afford is really tempting. Plus, the price is reasonable for a large-scale half marathon. I think I may see if I can't pull together my registration fees.
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5. Not a Super Bowl/football girl either, and DH doesn't care. We were happy with going on about our usual Sunday business - chores, commissary, laundry, and the gym. I did splurge a little and made a few dips, trying to make them as low-fat as possible. I love Ruffles and ranch dip, so I bought the Baked Ruffles and made the dip with low-fat sour cream. I even made something from Pinterest! This dip turned out pretty great, but once it gets cold you'll have to reheat it. I tried dipping scoops in it later and they crumbled.