Sunday, December 19, 2010


This was probably the wettest weekend in a very very long time. Heavy rains fell pretty much since Friday afternoon all through today.

Yesterday I had to work and really though the rain would deter people from shopping but apparently not. The store was semi busy all day. Pretty consistent. I however, did not get out to run before work like had planned because the rain and winds were pretty bad . . . and I had gone to bed too late.

Today however I decided no matter what, I was running. The rain was coming in side ways but I bundled up and hit the streets. I decided to take a few different streets, one of which led to a bike/walking path that follows one of the main strips here in El Dorado Hills. The strip is fairly flat which is exactly what I needed and it was kind of pretty.

I was having run. It really felt great to be running again and I realize now that my only chances at running lately are on the weekends, namely Sundays. Weekday mornings I'll just have to suffer on the elliptical.

After my run I conquered some retail stores (ugh, not fun the last week before Xmas). Vans and the Peanut have been two peas in a pod all weekend. Yesterday, they came to visit me at work but prior to visiting me, Vans finally had one of his biggest cravings . . . The Squeeze Inn burger.

The Squeeze Inn makes the biggest, greasiest, cheesiest and probably one of the most expensive burgers around. To me, it is rather disgusting:

Gross. That is fried cheese.

The Peanut however is like her momma and just goes straight for these instead:

mmm fries!

Despite all the rain we've had this weekend, I am happy that I went out an ran. It might not have been far but definitely farther than I have run in a while and it felt great. Later, Vans, the Peanut and I walked our neighborhood hills checking out all the Christmas lights.

Right now the Peanut is really into Christmas lights and she knows that she gets to have a candy cane every time. Not sure what we will do when the holidays are over and the lights have to come down.

Looking forward to a short work week which will hopefully add a little extra time to get a run in here and there plus no work on Saturday! Yipee!


  1. Just looking at that burger kills my appetite.
    It looks we are in for more rainy days. I don't mind rain when I run but rain and wind are not the most pleasant combination.

  2. EEEWWWW on the burger. Hope you get in more time to run this week.
    Merry Christmas

  3. Good for you to get out in the rain and run!!! You have a pool....lucky! Good call with the compression socks after!!!