Monday, December 14, 2009

Weekend Festivities

Somehow Monday isn't so bad when (a) this is my last Monday at work in 2009 and (b) next Monday I'll be at the beach! 6 more sleeps... (not to rub it in)

This weekend was light on training and heavy on festivities.



On Friday night I baked up a storm of Christmas cookies with my Mom and exercised some serious restraint in not sampling every single one.

Saturday morning was a medium long run of about 12 miles. Hubby joined me for the first half before we parted ways. It was cold and windy, but the sun was out in full force, which actually made it a pretty nice morning. I ended up stopping at the Running Room to lose a layer because I was feeling pretty warm.

Saturday afternoon was errands, errands, errands! Still plenty to do before our trip!

That evening I attended a gingerbread house decorating party (which is really just an excuse to get together) with some girlfriends. We had a great time decorating our houses, nibbling candy and playing Taboo.

Yesterday morning I had a festive bRUNch with most of the group I trained with all summer. It was great to get everyone together again for a nice run and some good eats. Many of us decided to dress up for the run. Here's what I wore:



My legs were FREEZING. We had one guy dressed in a full Santa suit, a couple of elves and plenty of reindeer antlers and Santa hats. We must have been quite a sight running through the streets. I'll post some more photos of the group when I get them.

Notice my new Nathan Thermal Quickdraw Handheld. More on that soon...

Sunday afternoon we had Christmas with my Mother-in-Law since we won't be around for the holidays. She spoiled us with spending money for both our Cuba and Disney trips.

And that about wraps up the weekend! How was yours?



HBBC Update

Friday:
F/V = 1 pt

Saturday:
run 12 mi = 12 pts

Sunday:
run 10.8 mi = 10.8 pts
F/V = 1 pt

40 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

LOL love the red/green legs!! Have a great week before vacation!

lilmeg said...

lol that is the sexiest outfit I've ever seen.

And I want to hear about the handheld! Yay!

ShutUpandRun said...

OK those tights are the best!

Laura said...

That outfit is the best! See I love this about runners!!
I have been experimenting with using handhelds as I hate my water belt so I am interested in this latest gizmo.

The Linz said...

Your awesome outfit is inspiring to do the xmas run this weekend. I keep going back and forth. But if I do it I want to look awesome like you! So we shall see! :)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Oh LOVE LOVE the picture!! I bet you were FREEZING!

Sounds like a great weekend.. and 6 more sleeps, you are one lucky lady!!

Bethany + Ryan said...

Love the tights!!!

Marci said...

Aww that outfit is so cute. I have a similar handheld, which I really like, I'm curious about your thoughts.
Super jealous about Cuba.

lindsay said...

where the heck do you find tights like that?!? fun outfits. any car honks? ;)

i guess with the insane canadian cold winter, a trip to the 'bean is allowed :)

Aneta said...

sounds like a pretty good weekend!

so jealous that u r going to cuba! u will have soooo much fun.

and cannot wait to see ur pix from the run!

happy monday

M-Rah said...

Happy Monday! I am really looking forward to reading about your handheld! I see tons of runners using something similar and wondered how comfortable it could be?

Southbay Girl said...

ok I love the green and red tights! Did they come like that??? Cute!

J said...

Your weekend sounds alot like mine! I honestly love weekends around the holidays! They are the best! That outfit is awesome!

teacherwoman said...

Wow! You had a super busy weekend! I guess mine wasn't as busy as yours, but still fun and relaxing!

Lacey Nicole said...

yay for a great weekend!! i love your outfit!@! is that one pair of tights??? socks? two pairs of tights? how the heck... lol. heheh.

oooh the beach?! where are you going? and why aren't i going to the beach?!?! :)

X-Country2 said...

Love those pants. Work it!

shellyrm said...

You guy must have been a sight! Great outfit.

Mama said...

Love the tights! Glad you had a nice weekend!

MCM mama

Heather said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. LOVE the tights, but BRR!

Tricia said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Love the tights!

Tricia said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Love the tights!

The Happy Runner said...

How much do I love the tights? So much! So much!

FUN!

Jess said...

Great outfit!

trialsoftraining said...

Ha, this outfit is fabulous!! Love the "bRUNch" - that's the way to do it!!! we'll definitely need some pics of the whole group :)

Denise said...

You look so cute!! I'm counting down the days till your vaca with you...pretending I'm going, too!

Lisa said...

Cute outfit! Add me to the list of those wanting to know more about the red and green tights.

B.o.B. said...

I too love the tights! And way to show restraint on those cookies. I would have mowed them down. LOL!

Chic Runner said...

Um.. those tights only have one word to describe them.. EPIC holy cow!!!!!

Meg Kathleen said...

The tights are fantastic! I did a Christmas run this weekend and am now very ashamed of my non festive outfit.

Meg Runs said...

How fun is it being spoiled? Blessed girl! Your picture is so cute by the way.
I like the way you looked at today as your last Monday before the trip. Very smart! You are going to have so much fun!

RunToTheFinish said...

woot woot the beach!! Man I don't bake often and it's because i can't stop myself from sampling!!

Staci Dombroski said...

Loving the tights!

RunningLaur said...

Holy crap, look at all that snow you have already!!! I'm cold just looking at it! You're one heck of a runner going out in those cold tights!!

Rio Runs said...

Awesome and festive running outfit! Holiday cookies are the best. They always make me smile. And yes, I am jealous you're almost on vacation! ;)

unathleticrunner said...

Love the outfit!!! You deserve some warm weather!!! I haven't even had my first snowy run of the "winter" season! enjoy and happy holidays :)

Katie said...

Love the idea of a gingerbread house decorating party!!

I Run for Fun said...

Love the outfit!!! Mmm...that's why I don't bake cookies.

noellaccovin said...

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Candice @ I Have Run said...

LOVE the tights!

We just decorated gingerbread houses last night! Oh how I love this time of year!!!

Irish Cream said...

1) BRRR! I am cold just looking at that photo of you!

2) You are ROCKING that Goofy training! Ha, unlike me . . .

3) You are adorable! I love love love your outfit!! :)