Plan for the week: Get in a long run and at least 30 miles while simultaneously enjoying a fun and hopefully relaxing Christmas and week off from work! I feel so fortunate that I am allowed to take two weeks off of work for Christmas!!
Saturday 12/19: Squeezed in a short run after going to two Christmas parties! Unfortunately I could tell I was definitely getting a cold. I guess this happens often when one goes from being really busy to taking a break. Run: 5 miles
Sunday 12/20: Fun, incredibly muddy morning run in Forest Park with a good friend. Run: 13 miles (trail)
Monday 12/21: The worst day of my cold. I decided to take the day off of running as this week was meant to be fairly chill anyway. Instead of running I got to hang out with my parents and do christmasy things.
Tuesday 12/22: Finally got a new washer and dryer!! It’s so nice to have time to get appliances! Run: 6 miles
Wednesday 12/23: Multi-tasked my run by running to my eye doctor appointment in a rain jacket (I didn’t want to sit there wet and cold while my eyes dilated). I got a few strange looks, but hey, it worked : ) Finished the night off with cookie baking and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Run: 7.5 miles
Thursday 12/24: Christmas Eve! I took the day off to hang out with my family and friends and cook foods. Planned Day Off.
Friday 12/25: Christmas! Such a wonderful day with my family! Planned Day Off.
Weekly Mileage: 31.5 Miles
Summary: I love Christmas, and this one was really wonderful. I’m excited to get back into regular training next week.