Enjoying Holiday Craziness

I blinked and suddenly realized that I missed a week of blogging.  Things have been going so fast lately that I forgot where I was!  I’m just going to use today to do a quick catch up on what has been going on around here lately.

When we arrived back from our week of Thanksgiving festivities, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the 11 inches of snow we received had melted away.  Obviously I was thinking about how much easier it would be to run.  Now that I push Mary for a majority of my runs, I was dreading pushing her on snowy roads.  Not only did the snow melt, but the weather got pretty warm.  I spent last week running in shorts and a long sleeve.  Not a bad way to start out the month of December.

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I think this is the last of the grass for a long while!

However, as I type this we are expected to get up to 10 inches of snow in the next 48 hours.  At some point I will admit that it is winter, but I am not quite ready to let go yet.

Along with making my coasters for holiday gifts, I have been showing Mary the fun of making holiday gifts.  She has been using her arts and craft skills to make ornaments.  Nothing like letting a 16 month old play in finger paints!

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Since it gets dark here around 5:00pm now, we have traded in our evening backyard time for some inside play.  We turned on the movie screen and Mary loved her first viewing of Frozen, of course.

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I have been enjoying work at the gym.  I adore spending time with new clients and my schedule is starting to really fill up.  I worked quite a bit this week and feel like I am starting to get into the swing of things.  I am so happy to see that the cold weather has people flocking to the gym.  Staying healthy through out the holidays is such a great way to go.  If you can fit some workouts in and focus on eating well most of the time, you will find that the holidays don’t have to end with complete damage control.

While many of my runners are also working on getting a good base in this winter, marathons are starting to open up for registrations and that is keeping me busy too.  In the midst of all of this I realized that I start training for Boston the day after Christmas.  I figure that is perfect timing after the fun that is likely to occur!

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A quick shoutout congrats to Elaine who ran a 40 minute marathon PR last weekend in the pouring rain!  And another congrats to my brother and sister-in-law who had a baby boy Monday evening.  This holiday season has already been incredibly exciting!

How are the holidays keeping you busy?

7 thoughts on “Enjoying Holiday Craziness

  1. Congrats to your sister in law and to Elaine! We aren’t really dealing with holiday craziness (but that might be because we are scrooges, lol). Alex is dealing with a lot of interview days, and I am just excited to finally be on the way with IVF!

  2. Amazing how quickly time can go and before you know it you’re a week (or almost three in my case) behind in the blogging world! Sounds like you are having a fun start to the holiday season!

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