Vegetarian Christmas and COOKIES :)

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!

Tonight my sweet husband made a delicious dinner.  He made a roast for himself and a separate veggie version for me.  Mine had carrots, potatoes, onions, and mushrooms.  He topped it with a Merlot wine sauce.  It was amazing!  I also needed a little green to my plate so I had a spinach salad with broccoli.

Then the good part came...
Last night we made some homemade cookie dough from scratch from a recipe I found from Glamour.  It was made with 1/2 whole wheat flour and less sugar so it was a healthier version.  We let it chill over night so it would be ready for tonight. 

Aren't the shapes cute?!

I have to admit, the cookies didn't taste quite as good as normal sugar cookies.  So, we made up for the healthy part and added frosting and sprinkles!

Now it's time to relax with my husband.  Merlot and a movie sounds great!  I hope you all are having a great Christmas Eve with your loved ones.  We'll wake up tomorrow and have cinnamon rolls and coffee and exchange gifts.  Then I'm running 15 and I'm so excited about tapering.  I'm in serious need of rest.  Next week is 12 and then the week after that is DISNEY MARATHON!! 

Merry Christmas!
Leah B.


Jerry's Graduation & BIG News

It's official.  I finally have my husband back!  Last night my husband, Jerry graduated from The University of South Alabama's nursing school.  He has worked so hard and I'm so proud of him!  He'll take his boards soon and there will be two RNs in the family! 

Walking in

Jerry (second from left) and some of his classmates. 

Me and my hubby!

With Jerry's graduation over with comes a much needed and anticipated change.  We're moving to OHIO!!  As I've mention before, my family lives in Ohio and it's been really hard being so far away.  We both love the Ohio area and are so excited!  I'll work through the beginning of January, run the Disney marathon and enjoy our Disney vacation, and then we're heading up north.  I can't wait to be near my family and explore new places.  I'm also determined to get season passes to King's Island this summer!

Tomorrow, I'm scheduled for 22 miles and I'm pretty nervous about it.  I've done 20 twice during my training but I've been sick so I just don't know how this will turn out.  I guess we'll see tomorrow!  I hope you have a nice and relaxing Saturday night.  My hubby and I are about to snuggle in and watch A Christmas Carol.

Leah B.


Ohio Trip

Hello blogger friends!  Long time, no see.  I've been so busy!  In the last few weeks my hubby and I moved in with my dad, took a trip to Ohio, worked, got sick, and then worked some more.  I promise I'll be a better blogger as soon as things settle down!

A last week, I flew up to Ohio to visit with my wonderful family for the holidays.  We had lots of fun packed into the 5 days I was there.  The first morning I woke up to a lovely downfall of snow.

We had a ladies night out to a dinner play/musical, White Christmas. It was a blast!

We went to a flower mill where they decorate with 3.5 million lights each year. It was beautiful and freezing!

The night before I left we had a birthday party for my sister, Micaela and a Christmas party. We baked and ate lots of yummy food.  I can't believe she's 17!

It's been so hard being so far away from the ones I love but it's so great when we get to see each other. 

I'm now less than a month away from the Disney Marathon so I stuck to my schedule while I was visiting.  I left temperatures in southern Alabama in the 50-60s to Ohio's 10-20s!  I ran 3 times during my 5 day visit and I'm pretty sure the last one destroyed me.  It was 12 degrees with a wind chill of 6!  Seriously?  I was sick for over a week after that.  I'm not saying the cold made me sick, but I think my body was fighting something before I went and the freezing air in my lungs made it worse.  I had to get a steroid shot and antibiotics.  I went 6 days with no running.  I thought I was going to die!  I finally feel better, thank goodness!

This week, I've played catch-up.  I did a sort of long run on Monday, but only ran 12.  I think I'm taking a day off tomorrow because I'm a little sore from my YASSO 8x800 and my fast 6 miler today.  Sunday is 22 miles and I'm so excited!

I have HUGE news to share with you next time we chat.  ;)

Leah B.