Yes, 5 days off from work in a row… To me that’s a vacation or in this case a “staycation.”
Here are the highlights:
I cooked Thanksgiving dinner. (This is important because I don’t cook often.)
I ran a 10k and a 5K race.
My house is decorated.
I don’t go all out but it still takes time… a small fake tree & a menorah plus snowmen everywhere!!
I even made and wrote out my holiday cards. I always make a photo collage card.
I finally got to the movies. I love going to the movies but really don’t go until winter when there’s nothing else to do.
I did some online shopping for my hubby and together we went shopping for a joint anniversary gift.
Speaking of the winter holidays…
Winter weather is back. Just on Friday, the temperature was in the 60’s and this morning, it was in the 20’s!!! Brrrr!
I haven’t really run since Thursday (except a slow 1 miler on Friday) and I wanted to get in one more longish run before my half marathon next Sunday.
I waited until it warmed up to the 30’s but the sun made it feel even warmer. I ran on the street parallel to the rail trail and ventured off to some other trails.
After 2 miles, I went back to my car where Judy was waiting. She was nice enough to oblige and join me for the next 6 miles.
We did the same route as the last time – 3 miles out on the rail trail and then 3 miles back.
Although it was cold, the sun made it very pleasant. Our pace was actually the same as last time. So 8 easy miles – my last long run is done!!
Thanks Judy for the company!!
Then in the evening, I took my mentee, Amanda and her 2 sons to see the Capital Lights in the Park. We go every year. It’s mostly the same but the kids still enjoy it. We have dinner before & hot chocolate after. They get balloon animals and their faces painted.
Now I need to go back to work to relax. LOL
Happy Running! Has winter arrived where you run? Have you started your holiday shopping?