Hope everyone had a great Christmas! Once again in bullet point format here is my news:
Christmas Eve was spent at my mom and dads. We went to the Christmas Eve service at their church and our extended family took up 4 rows. My sister Sarah who really should be the next "American Idol" sang the most amazing song that made me bawl like a baby and then laugh hysterically because I was bawling. Laughing in church has always been an issue with my sisters and I and this year was no different. We got several death glares from the pulpit and had to scurry out of the church to avoid being scolded after the service! (PS, I am 34 years old, very mature)
I wore a dress on Christmas Eve. I'm sure this is toooo much information but I swear this running is sucking the womanhood out of me. I bought this dress on a clearance rack this summer but in order to wear it, I had to fork out $60 at Victoria's Secret to avoid looking like a 12 year old boy in drag! Of all the places to lose weight, I would prefer it was not 'there'!!
All of my sisters were together for Christmas this year and it was sooo fun! Fortunately, not only was I blessed with amazing siblings but I have the best brother in laws and we all get along so great! We ended up stranded at my parent's on Christmas night due to a massive snowstorm. Just to prove what a comfortable laid back family we have, I woke up this morning sleeping on the floor in the family room and my husband was in the guest room sleeping with my sister! Ha!! No lie. (Truthfully, at one point, I was also in the bed which sounds even more sick and twisted but my back hurt and I moved to the floor).
My kids were so excited for Christmas morning and they loved their presents!! I love being a mother on Christmas morning!!
My mom is making the most amazing progress with her healthy lifestyle change. Christmas morning she was down on the treadmill right after presents!! I am sooo proud of her and she is incredibly motivating for me right now!
Tomorrow is my 12 year anniversary and I have 3 hockey games on the docket! How romantic!
Me and my little Reese's Pieces on Christmas morning!
Me, Ryan, and my little niece Liza
My little cherub boy Max!
Now, to running news!
My last post was on Tuesday. As I stated, I had planned to take the rest of the week off to rest up and hopefully get my MoJo back. Mentally, things were not exactly going in the right direction. Anyway, Wednesday morning I shipped the kids off to school with all their bus driver gifts, teacher gifts, gift exchange gifts, treats for the class etc. and felt an overwhelming sense of stress relief. On the otherhand, when I thought about the fact that I was not going to run for the next few days, I felt miserable. All I can say is, the last thing I wanted to do was take a day off from running. Long story short, I didn't. My week looked like this:
Monday: 8 miles with 3X1600 at 6:28-6:35.
Tuesday: 6 miles @ 8:19
Wednesday: 8 miles @ 7:35
Thursday: 15 miles @ 7:40. This was done on the treadmill and is fast for a training run for me for this distance. I was only planning on running around 6 miles but just felt like I wanted to keep going.
Friday: 5 miles @ 7:56 (totally inspired by my mom on Christmas Day)
Today: Lacing up my shoes now-don't know what I'm going to do yet.
I will be jumping back into my official plan on Monday. I've got to get myself together and quit being such a flighty basketcase. I must say I have thoroughly enjoyed my running since Tuesday and think maybe all this Christmas planning combined with work, hockey, and running, put me over the edge. Hoping that was the case and this happy feeling I am currently experiencing will be the norm for the next 4 months!
Hope you all had a great Christmas! I will be reading and catching up tonight and tomorrow!