Christmas Road Trip

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Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 4m easy 8:40/pace

Wednesday: 45min upper body + 2m cool down easy 9:30/pace

Since the weather was mild during Christmas we took a very long drive to Northwest Indiana and celebrated with each of our families. It definitely helps that most of our family live 20 miles from each other! Small world.

Our 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.

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Jaxon, Mason, Brant & LE

Not gonna lie, i tried her baked cookie. It was actually heavenly. Molasses & cinnamon with a sweet frosting. Yes, I taste LE’s treats. Cameron thinks i’m disgusting a weirdo, but in my defense she eats better and more natural/organic than I do.

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the boys sang Happy Birthday to her!

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me and Trish the dish

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.

Our 2nd Christmas was spent with Cameron’s extended family (mom’s side). We opened a ton of gifts, drank a lot of wine and enjoyed ham & sweet potatoes and amazing cupcakes from my bff runner lover Elise. Don’t worry, i forgot to take pictures of everything so you don’t have cupcake pictures to be jealous of.

 

 

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Me and my Mother-in-law, Chris! and dogs..they love me! haha

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Our 3rd Christmas (have you seen the movie Four Christmases, that’s us!) was spent with my favorite family, the Raycrofts. We will be heading to Colorado with these good people in May and I CAN’T WAIT.

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Kathy, Me & Pat

 

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Cameron, Me, Patrick, Josh & Maury

Another big highlight of our 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…

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Happy Holidays and have a great New Year!!! Next up is the annual 2015 recap & 2016 goals!

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Last Week

Monday: 5 rounds– 5:00min Jacobs ladder, 10 pushups, 10 mountain climbers

Tuesday: 5m easy

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: Rest

Friday: 5.1m easy 9:00/pace

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: Rest

Total Miles: 10.1

How many Christmases do you attend? 

We always do 3-4 when we head back to Indiana. Next year we might have to do a solo holiday season or a vacation!

Author: She's Going the Distance

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8 thoughts on “Christmas Road Trip

  1. 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!

  2. I say next year we settle in for a Lopez Christmas at home! Glad you all could come out to Indiana with us though. ❤

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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