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I'm Back!!

Well, after a much needed hiatus, I'm back. I figure since I'm now officially signed up for my next marathon, I should really be posting again. More on my 2008 season plan to come soon. A brief update on my last 2 months:

* My car was stolen in late November. It was quite a educational experience. Who knew that an 18 year old car with 190K miles on it would be so easy to steal, and who knew the whole thing would be such a pain in the butt to deal with? It's amazing how many times over you're victimized when your car is stolen. I took the bus to work most days. Sometimes Steve gave me rides. The thought taking the bus to the Y for a workout after I finally made it home for the day though, was not very enticing. Needless to say, I didn't make it there for the full month that my car was being fixed. My workouts were limited to running outside for a month or so.

* After the radio and window were fixed and the steering column was replaced on my car, a huge hole blew threw the muffler, and we decided smokey had to go. So, this is what I've been driving around for the last 3 weeks:

Since I've never had a car with less than 160,000 miles, it is a little scary to drive a car that's only 2 years old, but I'm getting very used to doors, locks, and speakers that work. Plus, the remote start has come in handy this week. Bonus: both of our bikes should fit in the hatchback this summer!

* I spent 6 weeks in November and December sick. A nasty cold, another nasty cold, and a horrible case of food poisoning to top it off. Um...not fun. I think I'm finally on the upswing though.

* Two weeks ago, we had a warm spell in Minnesota. It was around 35 degrees, and I ran in shorts. Today, the high here is -2 degrees. I am so not a Minnesotan.



Welcome back! Things can only get brighter, right?

Steve Stenzel

Do you have a name for that beautiful machine yet?


Oh no! That totally stinks. Glad you are back!

Does that mean someone might actually want to steal my POS car someday?

Stay warm up there...bbrrrrrrrrr...and I thought our high of 10 today was cold! You guys are hardcore up there.


I'm with steve.......I think it should be a white trash minesotan name! The hatchback always makes me think about old men ice fishing in their long johns that have the butt flap. :)


I love that you consider 35 a warm spell!! I'm the same way - we had those temps the week of Christmas and I couldn't wait to get outside.


If I could edit your post, "Today, the high here is -2 degrees . . . and Steve is running without me because he is nuts and I am not."


Welcome back!

My idea of luxury in a car is a right-side side-view mirror...


Nice to hear from you again - though it sounds like things have been rough!

Yeah, wasn't that warm spell nice? Will it ever be shorts weather again??