This week started a challenge in the Dave’s Running 12 days of Christmas. We started with 31 mins on Monday, and increased by 1 minute each day. It can be running or walking, but I did several days of walking with my husband in addition to my daily run. It was a great way to enjoy the Christmas lights in our neighborhood and talk. And on the topic of “talk”, my house was all a buzz with the sounds of my family. So wonderful to have my daughter home from college for awhile!
Mon – 3.5 miles, speedwork. I did the “snowman” workout again, but messed up the paces. Even so I went a little faster most of the workout, so good enough!
31 mins of walking after work with my husband today. Bonus walk at night with my husband so he could get his 31 mins in. We enjoyed the lights in the neighborhood. Here’s that Jeep in the dark! Pretty cool.
Tues – 3.25 miles, running. 20 mins strength. I got my 32 mins of running done, followed by an upper body workout. Caroline Girvan has 20 mins strength workouts for December which are nice. I do like her workouts, but I don’t have time for 45 mins of weights very often!
Evening walk with more pretty lights!
Weds – 4 miles running. A fun night which included a group run with the Toledo Roadrunners to see some Christmas lights, and then some drinks and food.
Thurs – 2 miles, running. I just had to get out and run outside again because it was 57 degrees! I finally wore shorts (which I now notice are the same shorts from Tuesday. haha!)
It was time to pick up my daughter from college! I had to laugh when I saw the tubs of clothes and all of the stuff she was bringing home. Sure, she will be home for a month, but still! She did want to organize her clothes and return some of the warm weather items.
Fri – Cross training day. I did a few workouts at home and then went to the gym. As for my workouts, doing this leg extension was a big deal! I haven’t been able to do that in a looooong time. Overall the hernia is feeling maybe 98 percent better now!
We drove around looking at light shows at night. One was super fun because at this house you could send a text message and they would display it. We had a lot of laughs seeing ours displayed.
Sat – 8 miles, long run. I was hoping to run with my daughter a bit this morning, but it was cold and rainy, and since she didn’t get home until late last night, a morning run probably wasn’t going to be an easy sell! So, it was a treadmill run. I did watch Four Christmases, so that was fun. The rainy day was perfect for some thrift shopping in a cute nearby town.
At night we played Monopoly and my daughter crushed me. She owned the board with a rainbow of properties!! BTW, if you like Monopoly but think that the regular game is far too long (I do!!), the version with the electronic banking is really great and the games are MUCH shorter.
Sun – 2 mile running. This was supposed to be with my daughter, but I just got a sleepy grumble, and then a defiant “that’s cold!” when I told her it was “feels like 25″outside. So my husband joined me instead 😂
But we all enjoyed some donuts. Happy family time!!
Q: Are there any good Christmas light displays in your area?
We have a map to several in our area. We will be viewing some more this week!
Q: Does anyone else have college kids home for winter break?