Christmas Eve started out with an easy 6.25 mile run on the treadmill at the gym. Needed to get in a good run before any Christmas goodies! Plus, I needed to keep the Runner's World Holiday Streak alive! After my run, I showered, got ready, packed up the car and headed up to my parents' house.
The moment I walked into the house I was told my dad had the flu. Every instinct in me wanted to turn around and go back home! I take every precautionary measure to not get sick on a daily basis and being around someone who had the flu sounded horrible!! But, my dad stayed upstairs most of the time (poor Dad!) so my mom and I could enjoy Christmas Eve together. We ate delicious crab legs and a salad for dinner, took silly pictures on the puppies and just got caught up on life, then watched a cheesy Christmas movie. It was a great night!
On Christmas Day my dad woke up feeling a little bit better so he could enjoy the festivities a little bit. I got in a quick mile and a half run on my parent's rickety treadmill (works great for walking, a little shaky for running!) to keep the streak alive, then my brother showed up and it was present opening time!
Honestly, I had asked for very little this Christmas, and everything had a running theme! I
wanted needed new shoes, a Garmin and protein bars instead of candy. Well, I got everything I wished!! I got my shoes a few days earlier - I decided to go with the Mizuno Wave Riders since everyone raves about them - and my parents got me a Garmin. Yes!! My mom also did a great job of putting together a bag of protein bars to try, homemade almond butter and some peanut butter - perfect gifts for me! It was definitely a runner's Christmas for me!
The rest of the day was spent visiting with my family, eating a delicious ham dinner, playing with the dogs in the snow and, of course, eating Christmas treats. Overall it was a wonderful Christmas with my family!!
Until next time~