Friday, December 23, 2011

Fun Facts Friday - 5 Holiday Memories

Brrrr Chilly Run
This morning I got up and hit up Whole Food a little before 9. It was fairly empty, maybe the quietest I'd ever seen it. No complaints here! I got back home and worked on cleaning the house. I was trying to wait for the sun to come out and the temps to warm up a little before I ran.

No such luck. I finally gave up and went out for my run around 10:45. The sun was not going to come out today, that became obvious. And the temps weren't going to budge much either. It was just under 40 degrees, but at least not gusting winds.

My legs just didn't feel like they were cooperating though. My perceived rate of exertion was way out of whack. My lungs were on fire, I kept thinking I must be pushing it, but I'd check my heart rate and it was barely hovering at 160. I don't know if the air was just damp, but it actually felt a lot harder than my last half, which was a few degrees cooler than today.

Of course, it should have been a rest day, but I won't be able to get in a workout tomorrow, so I pushed through. Maybe that with the weather...not really sure. But I was ready to throw in the towel pretty early on. I kept going though, hoping everything would come together.

It finally did at mile 5. That's just way too long to be waiting for things to click let me just put that right out there. I did manage to pull out 6.5 miles somehow. Not the worst by any means, but definitely not the ideal run either.

I will say I at least feel accomplished for getting out there and getting it done.

Fun Facts Friday - 5 Holiday Memories
For Fun Facts Friday, I'm going to take a cue from my friend Jolene. She did a recent post, 5-Things Holiday Edition. I loved the idea, especially this time of year. Here are my 5 favorite holiday memories:

1. Waking up at the crack of dawn with my sister to check out what was under the tree.

2. Making cookies with my sister, sometimes making a bigger mess and drinking more wine than actual cookies being made (obviously referring to this happening as adults not children).

3. The first Christmas tree Jason and I had together. It was an itty bitty 3' tree, but very special.

4. Setting up the Christmas tree as a child and then just sitting on the couch and watching the lights on the tree. Who needs a tv?

5. Going through the JC Penny and Sears catalogs to mark all the gifts we wanted each year. We'd spend hours upon hours going through those catalogs.

Of course, I definitely have many many more happy memories. But these were the first 5 that came to mind. Now it's your turn. What are some of your favorite or happiest holiday memories?


Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Run 
  • Time with friends