Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend with your loved ones! We had a great time together in our little town south of Boston. I’m so lucky that most of my immediate and extended families live in the area!
The weekend included lots of walks with my favorite puppy, Rio. Also a lot of cuddle time. Rio is my sister’s dog and I don’t anticipate that I will get a puppy soon, so I like to soak in the experience while I’m with him!
Foggy & mild Christmas morning!
We had delicious home-cooked food all weekend and lots of wine and desserts! Thank you to my mom!
Secret Santa was a success and my sister ended up getting a gift for me! She got me a Lululemon scarf which I love! She knows me so well. :)
Following Christmas, we celebrated Boxing Day with Mark’s family. This celebration also included lots of food and wine, as well as Christmas crackers!
Before the Boxing Day festivities, I enjoyed the sunshine and mild temperatures on Saturday in a 16 mile run. Since this was a “step-down” week, my coaches and I agreed that I could cut the mileage down a bit from 18. I left my water bottle in front of the house and was able to grab it on each of the 4 mile loops. It was nice to have my hands free! I listened to a mix of music and podcasts, including serial episode #3. My legs felt sore from the beginning, and I think this had to do with the speed work from earlier in the week as well as not having my foam roller with me for the weekend. Lots of stretching ahead!
Mark and I are now heading to the tropics for a short getaway!
It almost seems too warm here in New England to head south, but I’m not too mad about it. Catch you later at the beach!
Anyone heading on vacation this week?
Do you typically pack workout/running clothes when you head on vacation? I typically throw sneakers, a sports bra, and tank/shorts in my suitcase. I love running while on vacation as a way to explore the area!
Favorite workouts while on the road?
Anyone been to Puerto Rico and have suggestions?