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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Gifts



My Christmas gift to myself has been essentially taking the month of December off from worrying about running. I've been rather lackadaisical about getting in my runs and not worrying too much when I don't.

I did, however, go on my first double digit run since October last Wednesday. I slept in and then bundled up for a chilly 10 miler. Even though it had snowed quite a bit on Monday night I knew the streets would be clear enough. I took it easy and didn't worry about my pace. Especially since I'd run long less than a week before.



I meant to write about this particular run after it happened but I got wrapped up in Christmas prep and then actually celebrating Christmas with my family and my husband's family. Which means I don't recall much about this run other than that it happened.

I meant to at least run on the treadmill at our hotel while visiting Jason's family but it never happened. Late nights and early mornings coupled with enjoying not having to do anything specific lead to no running.

However, Santa brought me some new running swag including new socks and arm warmers. Not to mention my new medal holder:





I guess I'd better get out there and get ready to earn some more medals to put on that thing!

4 comments:

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

Love the medal holder! Very cute. And it sounds like Santa knew just what you wanted this year to stay warm outside.

Mica said...

Ugh, I haven't run long in forever. We should motivate each other to get out LONG and SPEEDY runs, hahaha.

Seriously though, taking the month off is a wonderful gift to yourself. You can start off 2011 feeling refreshed!

thebalancebroad said...

That is an awesome run for this cold weather! And I really want one of those medal holders. Of course, me being Ms. Indecisive 2010, there were so many choices on the website I was looking through. I like "Runner," though. Very to the point - I like it. :-)

kilax said...

I love the medal holder! Have you decided wear to put it yet?

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