Sunday, December 07, 2008


So I went cross-country skiing four times this week.

Most excellent!

I did manage to run a few times as well, although I am not a fan of trying to do hard runs on the icy sidewalks. So I am only doing my long runs outside and I do my shorter runs inside on the treadmill where I can feel the pain.

I did about 4 miles today for my long run (you know, after a tough week peaking at 5 miles last week, I needed a rest week). But then right after I went skiing with my friend Jaymi for an hour:

I also went to spinning class twice last week with Kori. Lesson learned: I'm really lazy when it comes to spinning at 5:30 in the morning - I don't turn the tension up as much as when I do it at night...

In other news, I think I accidentally went on two dates this week.


I mean, I'm friends with boys like it's my job. (PLEASE tell me about the girl that you like that doesn't like you back AGAIN). So I don't actually think much about it when boys I know ask me if I want to grab a beer or coffee or something.

On Tuesday, I met someone for (what I thought was friendly) drinks and at 11pm he was trying to get me to go back to his place.

To meet his ferrets.

For real.

Saturday was much less weird so I won't get into it, but gees I'm excited to get out of this town!

Of course Seattle doesn't have Libertarian cowboys or boys with cute accents.

But at least a real city has shear numbers going for it.

And I believe a disproportionate amount of crunchy granola boys.

Who'll probably go cross-country skiing with me.

And we come full circle.


nwgdc said...

Just beware of the armpit odor that often follows with granola boys...then again, you'll run into several odors when it comes to ferrets also.

I tried cc skiing for the first time this weekend. I loved it! I need something to do this time of year anyway. Those sidewalks are death traps.

Jenny Davidson said...


Rainmaker said...

Seattle has lots of XC-skier dudes. However, those are outnumbered by downhill skier dudes. Like moi.

Lisa said...

wow, I'm a lazy bum compared to you! Well, this week I'm a lazy bum compared to most people.

I bet those Boeing engineers have ferrets too. :)

Wendy said...

You are a skiing machine!

(Also, apparently, a dating machine.)

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

I like that picture a lot, sister! Looks like you're having fun.

I've used the line "Would you like to come back to my place and see my, um ...'ferret'?" a few times myself. It's pretty effective.

But this guy claims to have ferrets (plural)?

Run the other way, Danielle! RUN!!

X-ctry skiing looks hard.

peter said...

Ferrets are very active at 11 pm and interesting to watch. That's their treadmill hour.

jeanne said...

i peaked at 4 miles last week, so i have you beat. seriously, you can try, but you will win this duel to the death contest.

you're hilarious. FERRETS??? only in iowa!

get the hell outta there!