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Christmas Road Trip

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 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.

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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, 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.

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.

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Kathy, Me & Pat

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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…

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

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?