It’s been a while!

So, I figured I’d post a little something as it’s been quite some time since I’ve blogged!

Seth and I had a great weekend!  We went to his mom’s for her birthday and were able to make it outside to do some snowshoeing before the weather got too bad.  We brought the two doggies with and it was fun to see them jumping through all the snow and playing around!  Then we finished off the weekend at home with a nice home cooked meal of Penne Vodka in a Cream Sauce with some wine for our Valentine’s Day dinner.  It was nice.  Since we don’t have great restaurants around here we are trying to experiment with some different recipes to make dinner more fun and healthy.  (so far the more fun has taken precedence!)

It’s insanely snowy  here in Marshall as it is in all of the midwest and I’m not sure if I am speaking for myself only when I say that it was nice at the beginning, but it is now starting to get a bit old.  Here are the reasons why:

1.) We can’t have any more snow days because if we do, they are going to start taking them away from our Easter break or adding them to the end of the school year

2.) We can only shovel the snow to so many places!  Out little doggy path is getting skinnier and skinnier with the tops of the drifts getting higher and higher around it!

3.) I NEED to run outside!  Running 5+ miles on a treadmill just isn’t doing it for me

4.) I like sun and am done with the snow.  Bring on the flowers!

That being said, we are officially training for the half marathon on Mickelson Trail in Deadwood, SD.  It’s over our Anniversary weekend, so that should be fun!  Probably not the way Seth prefers to spend our Anniversary weekend, but we’ll have fun!  Training for me is going ok.  I went to the chiropractor to check out my knees last week and he said I have patellar tendinitis.  It’s something that can be healed by rest.  Since that really isn’t an option as I WANT to run this half marathon, he has encouraged me to do lots of icing and stretching.

It was the first time I went to a chiro so that was interesting.  One of my legs was like half an inch longer than the other so he was able to rotate my pelvis and stretch the tendons and it was miraculously better!  :/  He did some cracking of a few joints (the neck was the coolest) but basically helped me out with my knees.  I don’t see myself going at all on a regular basis, I just wanted help with my knees and to know what was wrong with them and how to help it!

Alrighty, On that note, I must end this blog as it has become much to long!


  1. mike Says:

    The drifts are getting horrible. Sonja can’t even help shovel the driveway anymore, because she can’t throw the snow high enough to get it over the snow piles on each side of the driveway! :)

    I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for Spring.

  2. andy Says:

    Much less snow here. We’ve had enough, but it has kept melting thankfully.

    For your marathon, that should be a whole weekend in Deadwood thing.

  3. Sonja Says:

    Have you talked with a sports medicine dude or dudette? I’m curious if it would be in your best interest to wear knee braces until after the race to prevent further damage.

    BTW, good luck with training. On an upside you’ll be able to do a bit of outdoor running in the spring. My training was all during winter. I fizzled out at 9 miles. I just couldn’t fathom going any further on a treadmill. Sooooooo boring!

    P.S. I can too help shovel; I have a method. I stand far enough away from the snow bank to give the snow a good toss. I make it over the top about 60% of the time!

  4. mike Says:

    60% of the time it works every time!

  5. sharla Says:

    Sonja, I did try the knee braces and they didn’t work, but my Chiropractor suggested a different brand to use. He seems to be very knowledgeable on the sports injuries etc.
    I need to go out and buy them. Ironically, I haven’t had many issues for the past couple of weeks! I am being very diligent with taking my triflex pills! (Glucoasamine, Chondroitin…etc)

    Are you training for anything at all right now???

  6. Sonja Says:


    I’m glad the pills are working. I heard they can take up to a month before you notice a difference because the cartilage has to rebuild.

    No, I’m not training for anything at the moment. It makes me a little sad because I’ve been lagging on my running workouts. :(

  7. sharla Says:

    Yeah, I probably took them for about a month or so before I even started to really run again so that’s probably just about right!

    So if you aren’t training are you still running at all? I used to be able to find the motivation to run without a goal other than fitness, but now I really like to have something to work for! :)

  8. Sonja Says:

    Not really. I started out the winter doing some easy 2 mile runs or speed intervals, but have slowly reduced to almost no running workouts. I need races to keep me motivated, but I’m not interested in any of the winter one’s because it’s too cold outside!!

  9. seth Says:

    I said brrrr… its cold in here.

  10. Sonja Says:

    There must be some Toros in the atmosphere.

  11. dan Says:

    oh we oh we oh, ice ice ice

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