I can't believe it's Christmas time already. I'm excited because we're staying home. Not traveling to see family or friends, but just the five of us at home.
Yesterday I took the older two kids and a friend of theirs to Busch Gardens for Christmas Town. We lasted a little over 2 hours before we became peoplesicles and left to have dinner. It was very beautiful though, and it was nice to walk around. And while I was supposed to do 3 miles yesterday, I think I had that covered and then some from hiking around the park that long.
Today I went grocery shopping, made 6 dozen cookies, and then - as they lie cooling on their wire racks - went for my scheduled run. On Christmas Eve. That's dedication!
It's 39 degrees, no wind, and very sunny. It was a nice run. I ran faster than I did over the same distance 2 days ago, so I'm hoping that's a sign of progress!
I ate Irish Oatmeal with vanilla soy protein powder for breakfast this morning. Lunch was reheated pasta from yesterday's lunch with my good friend S. I ate 2 hrs before going out on the run. I think that may have made some difference - this past Tuesday, I hadn't eaten for 4-5 hrs before the run. I'll have to keep an eye on that too!
Tomorrow is a rest day. At least for running! I imagine between opening presents, cleaning up, and cooking, I'll be doing anything but resting...