‘Twas the week of Christmas, and all through the house, I was scrambling to make sure everything was ready for the big day. The holiday crept up quickly this year and I feel like I wasn’t ready!
Sunday – 4 miles
The weather was lovely this morning and so I took advantage of it with a nice four mile run. It went great and I felt incredible.
After I got cleaned up, I took little man to a gingerbread house building party. He had a blast constructing his house and playing with some friends.
Once that was over, Mr PugRunner and I had a date night. We met up with another couple for dinner at an Irish pub and then we went to see The Force Awakens at the most adorable arthouse theater.
It was just as good the second time and it was nice to see old friends. It was also nice to be out late, without worrying about having to get up for a pre-sunrise run.
Monday – body circuit, 60 minutes
Body circuit was fabulous. It was a great workout, even if I did have to leave few minutes early. There were a few things I had to grab and then I was going to the movies one more time, with Papa Bear and little man.
And yes, third time was the charm.
Tuesday – 3 miles, bridge work
We mixed things up by going to the bridge. The heat and humidity was back with a vengeance, so we will call this a character building run. It was a great way to start the morning, even if it was rough.
While I was at work, the boys took on the task of decorating Chewbacca gingerbread cookies. They spread a little too much in the oven, but the end result was pretty cute.
Wednesday – rest
I picked up little man and it was off to do some last-minute shopping at the outdoor mall. Mr PugRunner met us for lunch and then we switched off. In the meantime, I went home to wrap gifts and bake the rest of the cookies.
After shopping, Mr PugRunner took little man to Dave & Buster’s and then we all met for dinner.
Thursday – 3 miles
I wanted to bail on this run so badly, but I knew I would regret skipping it, so out I went. It was a solid run and frankly, it jumpstarted Christmas Eve beautifully.
After work, we headed to my parents for Christmas Eve dinner. I got a really awful allergic reaction on the way and so the first part of my evening was pretty miserable, but eventually, my head cleared so I could enjoy.
We called it an early night, so little man could get home, put out reindeer food, leave cookies and milk for Santa,
and read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
We got him off to bed and then it was time for us to go to work. It took a few hours to finished bowing and tagging, but by 11:00, we were able to get to bed, too.
Friday – rest
Christmas was wonderful. It was so relaxed and low-key. Little man woke up a few times in the night, but we were able to hold him off until 6:30. He loved all his gifts, and was so very appreciative for everything.
After we opened presents, the boys went upstairs to start hooking up the new video games, and I made breakfast. Pancakes are not my forte, but these worked out well.
Nana and Papa Bear showed up around 1:00, and we hung out, opened more presents and had a late afternoon meal.
I don’t think we got out of pajamas all day, and that was just fine by me. It was the most perfect day.
Saturday – rest
We got to sleep in a little on Saturday. There were a few errands to run and then it was off to our friends’ White Elephant party. I think it’s safe to say that we had two perfect days in a row: it was so nice to chat with friends while the kids played. I think we were there for six hours!
There were oysters, a game of Pie Face
and then somehow, everyone ended up in the pool!
We couldn’t wait to see what else the weekend had in store!
How was your week in workouts?
Did you have a nice holiday week?