Tuesday: 4m easy 8:40/pace
Wednesday: 45min upper body + 2m cool down easy 9:30/pace
Since the weather was mild during Christmas I took a very long drive to Northwest Indiana and celebrated with family.
My first stop was to see my nephews & brother & sister-in-law. They all love LE and got to help celebrate her 1st birthday on Christmas Eve.
Not gonna lie, i tried her baked cookie. It was actually heavenly. Molasses & cinnamon with a sweet frosting. Yes, I taste LE’s treats, but in my defense she eats better and more natural/organic than I do.
Christmas was exhausting but wonderful all at once. It gets overwhelming trying to be in so many places during a short amount of time, and plenty overwhelming when i’m around a ton of people. I was so drained most of the time, I only went running once on Christmas–but hey, at least the IT bands are feeling good and I got to run outside. Plus I figured it was a good time to take 4-5 days completely off from training as I like to do semi-annually.
Next I visited Elise & Kyle, opened a ton of gifts, drank a lot of wine and enjoyed ham & sweet potatoes and amazing cupcakes made by Elise. Don’t worry, i forgot to take pictures of everything so you don’t have cupcake pictures to be jealous of.
My final stop was spent with my favorite family, the Raycrofts. I’ll be heading to Colorado with these good people in May and I CAN’T WAIT.
Another big highlight of the trip was seeing Star Wars for the 2nd time in Imax 3D. I definitely prefer 2D movies, but i’ll watch the new Star Wars anyway I can.
As soon as we got back home we started watching Episode IV…
Happy Holidays and have a great New Year!!! Next up is the annual 2015 recap & 2016 goals!
Monday: 5 rounds– 5:00min Jacobs ladder, 10 pushups, 10 mountain climbers
Tuesday: 5m easy
Friday: 5.1m easy 9:00/pace
Total Miles: 10.1
How many Christmases do you attend?
12/31/2015 at 8:45 AM
Sounds like and awesome Christmas! Love all of the pictures and seems like you had an incredible – and incredibly exhausting – time!
Don’t think you’re weird for tasting the dog treats – especially homemade ones! We bake biscuits whenever we have my brother and his dogs over (our dogs are small terriers so we keep them on small low-fat treats otherwise), and they are actually really good! The ones out of the box however …
I think we’ve never done more than 3 Christmas’s … we have ALWAYS done our own, regardless of if it was the week before or after we got back or whatever. My parents were in the Boston area (now down in SC), Lisa’s in the Lake George NY area, and for years my brother and her sister were in NJ so we would split visits there. But at this point … it is just the four of us with my brother and occasionally his daughter coming to our house. And that is fine by us 🙂
And we’ve been loving the new Star Wars … just saw it again on Tuesday, I will likely see it at least one more time in theaters. My wife isn’t much of a re-watcher … so that says something 🙂
Hope you guys have an fantastic new year!
12/31/2015 at 3:23 PM
i’ll probably see the new star wars one more time while it’s on the big screen!
12/31/2015 at 10:51 AM
I say next year we settle in for a Lopez Christmas at home! Glad you all could come out to Indiana with us though. ❤
12/31/2015 at 3:24 PM
i’m totally ok with that!
12/31/2015 at 11:44 AM
Bff runner lover is the best title I own. Just saying! So glad you guys came out ❤ I miss you guys a million all ready!
12/31/2015 at 3:24 PM
I couldn’t stop smiling when I typed it. haha
12/31/2015 at 1:21 PM
We usually do 3 Christmases. The first in Michigan with Rob’s family, then a small/quick celebration in Baltimore, and then a third in NY with my extended family. This year we skipped the NY part and it was nice to be home for longer, although I missed seeing them. Looks like a great time! Happy New Year!
12/31/2015 at 3:25 PM
that’s so hard having 3 christmases in different places, we’re lucky we only need to travel to one place! Happy new year to you too lisa!