Friday, December 23, 2011

Back on track?

I hope so!  After a bumpy start to the week, I've been able to hit the gym for the past three days.  I know it isn't necessary to run every day, that in fact the body does need time to recover. However, I have a lot of time of my hands for the next week or so and I'd like to make the most of it. Right now I plan on logging more treadmill miles tomorrow and on Christmas day. Why not, right? At the very least it will keep me from over indulging in some of my Christmas favorites.

Aside from getting ready for a race next weekend I am really trying to put a halt to some legitimate weight gain. I could blame it on any number of factors but at the end of the day the fact remains that I've packed on a few pounds and it ends here. No time like the present to get back on track, holidays be damned. Come January 1st I'd like to be ahead of the New Years Resolvers.  As I've mentioned already, I have a fairly ambitious plan for 2012 and it is in my best interest to come prepared to work.

On the Christmas front, I think I've finally gotten into the holiday spirit. I woke up this morning free from the burden of work. The toughest decision I had to make was which coffee blend I wanted with breakfast. I got to open my first Christmas present during a sweet little gift exchange and I loved it.  I had Christmas cookies after dinner and I'm sipping soy nog as I write this. Tomorrow is wide open, I'm thinking another run at the gym and some baking. I have a little baking tradition that I started at my old apartment and I'm hoping to continue it this year. I made a Christmas music playlist to put on Sunday morning while I open presents. Bought the champagne and cinnamon rolls necessary for Christmas morning breakfast and mimosas.

How many more times can I use the word Christmas in a sentence? Sheesh. Guess I really am excited!  Does anyone have a special Christmas tradition that they'd like to share? Are you planning on running on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? I know there are some virtual 5ks out there for anyone interested. Before I go back to my nog and cookies, I just wanted to say from me to you, the warmest of holiday wishes! Cheers!


  1. I'm definitely going to participate in some kind of virtual race for Christmas...there are quite a few of them out there!

  2. It took us awhile to get into the Christmas spirit this year, too! We didn't get our tree up until the 21st, which is so late for us. But now that I'm off of work for two weeks, we're finally there :)

    I'm running an unofficial half marathon with my running group Christmas Eve morning (it was my idea and our Coach bought it!!); I think it will be a great feeling to have a half under my belt as we celebrate with family and extra treats :)

  3. I'll be going on a run with my sisters during a break in the festivities tomorrow. Merry Christmas!