Hello everyone! Merry Christmas Eve! Are you all prepared? I just finished wrapping presents this morning, so it was a race to the finish for me!
I’ve got lots to catch you all up on from this weekend, so let’s get to it!
I was able to leave work around 11:00AM on Friday… woohoo! It’s a good thing, too, because I had quite a few errands to run + Christmas shopping to finish up.
I decided I wanted to go to an evening spin class, but first needed a little energy since it had been a looong morning/afternoon.
An hour later, my workout for the day was complete.
I had a quick Hallmark + Target run to make (I’ve been to Target more times over the past few days than I care to admit) before crashing at home.
I first woke up around 6:30AM (Chris was up and getting ready for work) but ended up falling back asleep for a few hours. I had originally planned on running on Saturday, but it was so windy that it just wasn’t happening.
Instead, I headed to the gym and completed 2 miles on the treadmill + a 30 minute elliptical workout.
I’m loving my Polar FT40 heart rate monitor – a full review of this product is coming soon!
I had to make yet another stop at Target – yes, less than 14 hours later – so I picked up some Starbucks for a late breakfast.
Skinny vanilla latte + perfect oatmeal
The rest of Saturday was spent wrapping presents and texting Chris exciting news about new Chobani flavors!
We’re both Chobani freaks and Chris loves pears, so I knew he’d be excited about that flavor.
For no real reason, I was in a particularly funky mood yesterday. I went to church, then decided I better get out and run my scheduled 7 miles since the weather for the rest of the week looks pretty questionable.
Let’s just say, I wasn’t smiling at the end of things…
First, I felt like I was fighting the wind my entire run. Then, my Nike+ app crapped out on me for a good 10 minutes, so I’m not really sure how far I ran. I’m thinking I ended up doing just over 6 before quitting and walking the rest of the way home! I can’t wait until Santa (hopefully) brings me a Garmin!
The one good thing about yesterday’s run? I finally tried out some mid-run fuel. I went with a vanilla bean GU and while the consistency was sort of weird and unexpected, it didn’t seem to upset my stomach at all so I was happy about that.
I kicked off my Christmas Eve bright and early this morning with a 6:00AM spin class. I knew I had a bunch of stuff I wanted to take care of today, so I figured why not get up early and get moving?!
This earns me at least 3 Christmas cookies, right?
I finally finished wrapping the last of my presents; all that was left was a few things for Chris…
Now, I’m just relaxing and taking care of a few last minute things before getting ready for tonight’s festivities.
For fun, I’ll leave you with this silly picture of Stewie I took yesterday:
Why he is only laying on the edge of his bed is beyond me!
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Enjoy your holiday, everyone!