Friday, November 27, 2009

Turkey Trot -- Tulsa Style!

My mom and I participated in Fleet Feet Tulsa's first annual Turkey Trot this morning. I ran Chicago's Turkey Trot last year, and while it's a bit bigger than Tulsa's race, I think Tulsa is on the road to a great tradition. It was just a little 5K along Riverside Drive, and was actually pretty fun until mile 2, when yesterday's two huge meals began to take their toll. It was a really fun time, though, and I hope to run it next year!

Mom and me pre-race

Feeling all that turkey in my belly!

Yay! I'm finished!

Happy Thanksgiving!

A day late, we know. We had lots of fun celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends. We started the fat fest at longtime family friend Janie Podpechan's house. It was so nice of Janie and her family to include my family in their annual celebration. This was our first time there, although my family has been once or twice. After lunch, we headed back to John's house for dinner with his family (minus Lisa and Niel, who are still stuck in London). There was lots of good eating, and fun was had by all. It's so nice to be home with family!

John and David helping Steph make a mean meringue

Posing before dinner #2

At the Podpechan family Thanksgiving.

Mom and me (and my sidekick, Mimosa)

My grandmother and me (and Mimosa) before lunch.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving...

It's so great to be home with family! After a quick run around LaFortune Park, I spent the day with my mom putting up her Christmas tree. John went golfing with Dave, and we all hung out at John's family's house and watched the KU game with cousins Blake and Eric and uncle Steve. Looking forward to lots of good eating!

Cheering on the Jayhawks!

Blake entertaining us all

Bullet sash. Speaks for itself.
David and Stephanie putting up the ginormous Christmas tree.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Annual Adams Family Reunion

John here. While Megan was in San Antonio, I was in Nashville at my annual family reunion. It was great seeing everybody, and I can't wait to get together with all my family again over the holidays. Pictures of the frivolity below...

Go Titans!

Little Cousin Gracie with the Titans Cheerleaders

Steph and Blake being silly

Race Pics!

Yay! I'm finished! (Thank God - I thought I was about to die!)

Luanne, Mom, and me after the deathly hard race.

Mom and me.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

No, I definitely did NOT win. But I also did not die, either, so I count that as some sort of victory. We woke up at 5 am to a sweltering (for me) 66 degrees and 94% humidity (translation: swamp). I did pretty well until mile 10, when the humidity started to get the best of me and forced me to walk a bit. Needless to say, I didn't set any personal records today, but that certainly wasn't my goal since I haven't run more than six miles since August 2nd. I have another half in Vegas in three weeks, so I think I can probably improve my conditioning a bit before then and perhaps at least meet the finish times from my summer halfs. John spent the weekend in Nashville at his family reunion, so I don't have any candid pics to share, not that any of them would be any good since I looked such a hot mess when I finished.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Howdy from Texas

I'm in San Antonio with my Mom and Luanne for the Rock n Roll San Antonio Half Marathon, which starts bright and early in the morning. It's very hot here, or at least compared to Chicago. So the high temps, coupled with the fact that I'm totally not prepared for this race, will make tomorrow pretty difficult, I'm afraid. Today we met up with an old friend from my Broken Arrow days, Mitra Woody. Her mom and my mom taught together for years. She and her husband live here in San Antonio, and they are expecting their first baby in April. Very exciting! It was fun catching up - we went to a super cute restaurant at The Quarry. A bird pooped on my mom TWICE during lunch, but otherwise the day has been pretty fun. We are hitting the hay soon so we can get up bright and early for the race. Hope I survive!

Mom, Luanne, and me at our pre-race carb loading dinner.

Mom, me, and Mitra after lunch (and multiple bird droppings)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

This Is It (and It and It)

As you can imagine, I've had tickets to the MJ movie since they went on sale in September. Steph and I went opening week, and then I've seen it two other times since. In my defense, one of those times was on a boring afternoon when I had nothing to do, and the other time was with John since he hadn't seen it. It was AWESOME. I can't make any promises I won't be seeing it again. I heard that they have extended its stint in theaters until after the Thanksgiving holiday. So maybe I will have to go and see it with my mom when I'm home for Thanksgiving -- it will be the perfect excuse to see it again. I think I may have a problem...