My Christmas weekend started on Thursday (even though I still had to work on Friday). I had taken the week off of running (5 days) to rest my hip (trying to be proactive and not let a hip pain get worse), so I didn't participate in my normal Thursday run group. It happened to be the day of "winter storm Draco"...and even though we weren't going to be hit hard, it was windy and I was kind of glad I wasn't running anyway. But there were a few brave souls that showed up. Afterwards, we had a holiday party with my run group, the F'N Runners. It was a great turnout and we had a gift exchange.
|Behold...the F'N Runners|
|Kelly, Maggie, Derek, me...part of the Thursday night run crowd!|
|Sugar Cookie Shuffle|
The next day was Christmas Eve. I went out for a solo run and just ran "easy". I was going to do speedwork that day and only do 3 miles but opted for a peaceful run with some thinking and decided to do 5 miles instead. I didn't want it to be a "stressful" speed run. lol. But I did do a 9:30 avg pace for 5 miles, which was pretty good for "easy". Christmas Eve was our big family party at my Aunt and Uncles house. Lots of good food involved. Sunday was a small family party with just my parents, me, my nephew and my goddaughter. We went to see The Hobbit and had dinner. It was very nice.
I got a few new running things like knuckle lights since I run in the dark, a moji massager which will be great on my IT band/hip area right now (among other things), some running shorts, running pants, money (for running stuff??)...anyway, I made out like a bandit. :-)
That just about sums up my holiday! I love spending Christmas with the family and the couple of little kids we have in our family. In fact, kind of funny. My 11 year old cousin got a cell phone and entered in my number. Later that night I got a text that simply said..."I lov u". It caught me off guard since I didn't have that number programmed in my phone. Then I realized who it probably was and yes, it was my little cousin. lol. Glad I don't have an overprotective jealous boyfriend or something!
I will be trying a cross fit class this week and I'm pretty excited about that. Other than that...just trying to figure out what I'm doing on New Years Eve since I was invited a few different places.
How was everyone's Christmas?