Christmas was a lot of fun! The kids loved their Christmas #2 at the in-laws! All the cousins were together ( 4 all together).
Saturday~Matt caught the stomach bug going around. It was about 3 am or so when it all started. I will spare you the details, but let just say it was not good. He was still sick around 9 am when the presents were being opened. This was not a usual Christmas morning w/ him MIA, but I am glad he stayed behind closed doors. Just sayin’. 🙂 So far all of the rest of the people in the house ( there were 13 more…) have avoided the sickies ( knocking LOUDLY on wood right now). So far so good. I had good intentions of working out on the elliptical. Really, I did. But I was tired. That’s all I will say on that. Ha ha! Maybe too many cookies and too many glasses of wine?? Probably. It was worth it though. I also had fun putting my sis in law through a workout! Tough intervals on the elliptical with a weight circuit. She was not loving it, but she finished it and got her workout it! Yay Lisa! 🙂
Sunday~We spent most of the morning packing up our things. Matt’s parents are keeping the kids until Tuesday afternoon. Nice. After Matt and I arrived home and sat on the couch for about 8 minutes; he headed to work, and I headed out for a run. It was MUCH needed. I felt like a sloth. Too much Christmas! The run was fun. I ran just under 7 miles with my buddy Andi. I have bad allergies whenever I visit my in-laws. I am not exactly sure from what, because up until 2 years ago, I was allergy- free while visiting. Anyway, I could still feel the effects of constricted airways while running but I pushed it aside and kept going because I NEEDED to MOVE! HERE is my route and stats from the run… This was actually one of my faster longish runs in a while. Not fast, but I am still trying to train in my Zone 2. Which I will know for sure on Thursday!! My trainer Ryan did ell me that bumping up my running Zone 2 heart rate 10 beats from my cycling should get me pretty close to my Zone 2 numbers for running. ( still awake?? ) My cycle Zone 2 is 145-151…..and my avg HR for my longer runs have been around 157-159. Close enough! I do miss trying to push myself during my runs, but I won’t complain, I can run fast soon enough! After my workout and Matt’s work; we headed out to dinner. No kids!! We went to Twisted Rooster. Finally! I have been wanting to go for some time now. While my Stuffed Turkey Burger was good, I wanted it to be delicious! Now, the calamari was interesting and Matt’s fish taco’s? They were delicious!! I do want to go back and try something else and get dessert! Once home, Matt and I watched a movie called The Town. I have always liked Ben Affleck in most of his movies. I did in this one too. He ages well if you know what I mean………..
Thanks for reading this loong post!! Do you have any holiday traditions? I don’t yet, but my sister – in -laws are hoping to start one next year! 🙂