As crazy as our Saturday was, Sunday was divinely low key and full of blissful moments. I spent the better part of my morning cuddling on the couch with my Mayor, which is hands down one of my favorite things. My hubby, who had run out to Home Depot was kind enough to return home with my coffee. Yay!
I worked on the living room getting it ready for the Christmas tree. I’m happy to report that we’ll hit our goal of getting our Christmas tree up before Christmas. It’s the small victories in life. Now that it’s up, we’ll have to actually decorate it before the holiday. Meanwhile, Goalielocks and the Mayor cleaned their animals cages and did their chores. Additionally, I finally got the photos of Maya and Athena from Petco!
Sadly, we missed the Jingle Bell Jog in Delray this year. Our hockey schedule made it impossible for us to make the race. This race is one of my favorite 5ks in South Florida. Its fun to see all of the runners dressed as Santa Claus. Morever, the course is a beautiful run up A1A along the ocean. The view is absolutely incredible. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the mimosas and beer available post-race as it is a definite plus. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until next year’s event.
Since we didn’t make it to the Jingle Bell jog, Goalielocks and I took the girls for a nice run this afternoon. We logged 2.5 miles today and it was a good run. As a fyi, I classify it as a good run when I don’t want to puke the entire run. Nonetheless, nothing beats the bliss of the post run high or running with my boys. I love that its another activity we can share together. Much like hockey, they’re much better runners than me, but that’s okay. Its just another way in which they amaze me.
I’m thankful that I went in for the assisted stretch appointment yesterday. My legs, including my left hip, were much looser than they were Saturday. Additionally, my legs felt great on the run. Where I was experiencing muscle pain or muscle cramps in my legs, I experienced none of that today. After our run, I helped Goalielocks stretch his legs and then stretch mine. I’ll be ready to run again tomorrow!
Tonight I’m going to back up some of our mint cookies for Christmas. After making the dough for the second time, I’m hoping to actually have some cookies to show for the dough I made. If I delay baking these cookies, odds are they’ll never be made. I’ll post some pictures for tomorrow’s blog if my boys don’t eat them!
Enjoy tonight’s song performed by Pentatonix is “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” I love this song!