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TreeGirl

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Winter came early to northern Michigan and I'm already tired of running on snowy surfaces but I'll endure.  This morning was 10 minute warm up, 10-20 minutes at medium effort, 10 minute cool down.  The whole run was me struggling to find footing and not getting run over by big plow trucks clearing city streets.  I wave at them regularly to show my appreciation and hopefully build some compassion to not flatten me.  I need one of those Noxgear vests that I see in FB ads constantly.  I better budget that for myself for my January birthday.  I wear a headlamp w/flashing red lights and reflective vest but it's amazing how distracted people are at 6 am in a small town.  

This weekend I have a 45 minute run on the training plan tomorrow morning, a ski wax clinic (free!) and plan to x-c ski some on Saturday and Sunday if conditions are decent.  I'm looking forward to the weekend, especially the sleeping in part!  I also have to make raspberry jam for Christmas gifts and help Chris paint some Christmas crafts for gifts that he's been working on in the basement.  It should be a fun weekend.  

I'll be 49 in January and I'm laying my plans to get ready for an incredible start to my 50th year in 2021.  Much fun will be had and I have to be ready!  Trail running, hiking, skiing, camping, adventures galore!

A couple of you noted from my last update that Chris is my hubby and he is.  No memo was missed - I promise!  We didn't announce it.  We went to the local courthouse and did a simple private ceremony and then told our families.  We've both been married before - no need for a fuss.  We just want to live happily together and we are.  We married in April and this is us on our honeymoon in Arizona in September seeing Pueblo ruins.  

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Congrats to you and Mr TreeGirl!!

The noxgear vest is a solid purchase. Also buy rechargeable batteries (3 × AAA) 

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Sounds like you got a good number of adventures in this year too! I hope the winter isn't too harsh.

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Congratulations!

Your weekend sounds fantastic. I’ve always wanted to try XC skiing. It seems like it would be such a great workout.

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I wish you'd posted about wanting the Noxgear vest a little sooner - it was almost half off around Black Friday-Cyber Monday!  Everyone in my running group wear them on our 5 a.m. runs, and it's clear cars REALLY see us (we run country roads with no street lights too).

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How much are those nox-gears? I've been tempted to look, but don't want to get spammed with any more ads about them than I already get.

Congrats on the marriage.

50 isn't so bad.

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On 12/9/2019 at 7:52 AM, Dave said:

How much are those nox-gears? I've been tempted to look, but don't want to get spammed with any more ads about them than I already get.

Congrats on the marriage.

50 isn't so bad.

Depends on if you can get them on sale.. between $40-50 seems the average.  Takes AAA batteries which I hate but I can get rechargeable batteries for it.  

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