Saturday morning started out with the usual long run with the Birmingham Track Club Mercedes-Benz Marathon training team. This week, it was 14 miles, and I paced for the 9:15 mm group. I woke up at 5:00 am for the 6:00 am run, and the weather looked just fine while I was getting dressed. The minute I pulled out of our garage, though, the sky opened up...thunder, lightning, torrential rain...UGH. The first hour of the run was done in hard rain, and I didn't have a dry piece of clothing on me by the end.
|Some steep hills this week.|
Saturday afternoon, we took W to the Bass Pro Shop (I KNOW) Winter Wonderland to have his photo made with Santa. The photos at Bass Pro Shop are free, so I guess we should have been prepared for the two-hour wait. Oh well, at least we have a good and patient child.
|So over it.|
|Extremely skeptical of the carousel.|
Here's a photo that truly captures Nico's personality. She is part border collie, so she's always on Orange Alert and slightly cross-eyed. We love her.
|Sunday afternoon laziness.|
My work schedule is a little non-traditional, and I often have Mondays free for outings with the family. This week, we all went to Hop City to look for some Christmas-y wine and beer. I tried Sweet Leif from Local Option brewery in Chicago. It's a Belgian-style pale infused with Chinese Sencha tea. Doesn't the label look totally bad ass?
Am I the only one who gets a sweet tooth and fills a plate with every kind of munchie in the pantry?