New Years Celebrations

My New Years Eve started out really great. I got the best news when I checked my email that morning.  I found out that I am a new Sweat Pink Ambassador!! I am so honored and excited! This news made my day! For those of you who don’t know, Sweat Pink is a community of active women who sweat hard and inspire others to do the same.  The community is a place for enthusiastic, positive, inspirational people to connect and support each other in reaching their goals around health, fitness, life… and more. I am just so excited to be welcomed into this community and to be a part of such a supportive and inspirational group!  

New Years Celebrations
In running news, I ended 2015 with a 6 mile run on the treadmill. 

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I am really excited that I have my own treadmill now. 

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I used to have to go to my moms when the weather was bad to use hers.  But, she decided that she wanted an elliptical, so she gave me the treadmill! We picked it up Wednesday night and I got to use it it Thursday morning.  The weather was actually nice, but my left leg was a little sore, so I thought it would be easier on my leg to run on the treadmill.  And it was!  I had a really good 6 mile run and no pain!

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Jake didn’t know what to think of it.  He kept coming and watching me. 

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He couldn’t wait for me to get finished so I could take him for a walk. 

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We walked quickly because I didn’t wear enough clothes and was cold!

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After all of that, I got cleaned up and started some cheese dip for Jeremy to have during the OU game. 

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We chilled at home and watched my Sooners get their tail handed to them. 

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After running so much I was starving, so I ate a little cheese dip.  That didn’t fill me up, so I ate some turkey snack sticks.  I felt like a bottomless pit! I hate that feeling after I had such a good workout. I felt hungry the rest of the night!

After the OU game, we flipped through the channels and watched some of the Alabama game.  We were bored, so we decided to go to the casino.

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We never go because I always lose! We took Jake across the street to my father-in-laws, and he gave me $14 to take.  Jeremy had $15, and we decided that was all we were going to play and when it was gone we would go back home.  My $14 lasted about 10 minutes! Then Jeremy handed me a $10 to play with and I lost it all. 

One of Jeremy’s employees was in there, and he put $25 in for me.  I tried to tell him no because I knew I would lose it, but he insisted.  (He had already won a bunch). I pushed Bet 1 on the machine and meant to hit play, but instead I hit max bet, which was $10, and I won $204!! I immediately cashed out, and I gave the guy $100 since it was his money that I played with.  Jeremy decided he wanted me to play it again, so he handed me another $20 and on my first spin I won $60! I was done after that!

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We took our winnings and went home. 

When we got home, I fixed us a plate of Hickory Farms sausage and cheese.  I didn’t like the turkey sausage at all.  It was disgusting! It had kind of a sweet flavor, and a really bad after taste.  I did like the beef sausage, but not the cheese.  But, I’m not big on cheese anyways. 

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We ate a little bit of it while we watched the Rockin New Years Eve show.  As soon as the ball dropped, we were headed to bed! I saw this on Instagram, and it is so true!

I identify with this comic.

(That’s why we went to the casino; it was either there or to bed.)

New Years Day, we slept in until around 10.  I had some toast for breakfast with low sugar jelly. See I’m already following my resolution on cutting back on sugar! 

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Then we got ready to go hunting.  I sat in the blind by myself.  It wasn’t to cold at first. But around 4:30 my hands and feet were freezing! I got my heater on and it stayed lit for about ten minutes and then it wouldn’t come back on.  So I just had to be cold! I didn’t see a single deer!

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After dark we went home and got ready to go eat.  We went to Rib Crib so we could watch the Sugar Bowl. 

We started with some chips and salsa.

  
I ordered a side salad and shared some of Jeremy’s dinner. 

 

 We watched the game until the end of the third quarter and then we headed home. 

  

This morning I got up early and ran 10 miles on the treadmill.  It was really boring and more of a mental challenge than anything. But, my legs have been a little sore this week and the treadmill doesn’t make them hurt, so I thought I would play it safe.  

  Now I’m hunting and will hopefully see something tonight.   I keep hearing something walking behind me, but it won’t come out. 

After we get done hunting, we are going to eat Mexican!! Friend me on snapchat to see how the rest of my weekend goes! (Username: runandlivehappy)

What did you do for New Years? 

What do you do on a treadmill to help pass the time?  Any good podcasts or audiobook recommendations? 
  

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2 thoughts on “New Years Celebrations

  1. Caroline Reply

    Welcome to the Sweat Pink family! Love checking in with fellow bloggers/sweat pink ambassadors! I am fairly new to the program too! I started late last year! Glad to see exciting things meeting you quickly for 2016!

    https://curlycaroline.wordpress.com/

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      Tara Reply

      Thank you!! I’m glad to be a part of the family!

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