BLINGtastic End to 2011

On Christmas Eve, this showed up at my door. 
It's my special medal for doing two RnR Marathons in one year.  Guess they figure if you're crazy enough to do multiple marathons you deserve some extra bling.  LOVE it! It is my FAVORITE medal!
Then these showed up under the Christmas tree.  For tris . . .
For marathons and halfs (although I have so many halfs, I might need a separate one for those)

I feel like a rock star . . .these suckers are super heavy with all these medals danglin' away.

New Year's Eve is my favorite holiday.  I think it trumps my birthday and Christmas.  And it is no secret that my party life is not huge (especially since I got serious about training.  Have YOU tried running at lactate threshold with a hangover?)  So, this one time a year, I go all out and party like it's 1999.

This year is special.  It's also the 3-year anniversary of my relationship with the B. We've had a lot of ups and downs. It's hard to believe it's been 3 years.  Who knows what is ahead for us.  And, best of all, 4 of my best friends in the UNIVERSE are joining me to celebrate 12/31/11.
I have already started planning my attack on 2012.  I will be sharing some of training/MAJsicle plans with you soon enough.  But for now, know that I will be spending my hung-over New Year's Day hanging up my bling and putting away Christmas decorations.  Oh, and let's not forget: eating collard greens and blackeyed peas.  Click here to learn why!
Enjoy your last few days of 2011!

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