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.


  1. Good for you for sticking to your schedule! 3 out of 5 days in those temps...well done! Don't worry too much about catch up. Just relax and carry on training. Enjoy the weekend!

  2. Way to stick with the program!!! Great pics!

  3. Looks like you had a great trip to Ohio! We are headed to KY this week for Christmas with my family and I'm hoping for a white Christmas too! Great job with your marathon training in the cold weather, way to stick with it, sorry you got sick!

  4. Those are some pretty impressive Christmas lights!

    And Wow! You must be sleeping as I type this, and if not you better get to bed! Looks like you will be doing that marathon in just a few hours from now. Good luck!!