Anyway, the timing of my run was when the snow was still falling and the plow hadn't been down my road yet. This made for the perfect combination to break out the Yak Trax. My thought is that if I was running on my road, I'd need to jump off to the side when I saw a car coming and these babies would help out a lot. And help they did. Boy was it slick!
|love love love my Mizuno Wave Rider 15s & my yak trax|
I went out for 5 miles. It was a recovery run as last night I did a 5.5 mile fartlek run. I was out there with the snowplows this morning.
Now they weren't pushing that much snow, but it really seemed like it as they came toward me. When they came my way, I got to the other side of the road - quickly. I am grateful the traffic was on the light side this morning because if a car had been coming from behind me, I don't know what I would have done. Perhaps jump into the woods?
Anyway, it was a refreshing run this morning. I do enjoy the snow coming down and melting on my face and hearing the crunch of the snow beneath my feet. I also enjoy the feeling of being a Tough Chik for sure after a run like this. Incredibly empowering.
|horrible pic - but I am sporting the snow on the hat|
I must admit, my legs are feeling a little sore. Which means, I am wearing my Aspaeris compression shorts. They are the perfect recovery gear for me. Review coming shortly.
After the run, and after a quick egg wrap and shower, I took the kids to Izzy's daycare Christmas party.
I've been a slacker this year and haven't gotten the kids to see Santa anywhere. I don't have the patience to wait in line at the mall, and I just hadn't heard of any places for Santa visits locally. So I was thankful Santa came to this party today and I could take some quick pics with the phone.
|Izzy did NOT want to go up to Santa, |
I am a bad mommy and kind of gave her a little push toward him. But, hey, no tears!
|Miss Karen even wrapped up a book for Tucker. |
She is the absolute best, ever.
I apologize for the blur and not-so-hot quality of the pics. That's what I get for not bringing the camera and having to rely on the phone.
A double bonus, is that after the party, Tucker actually stayed at daycare too (he hasn't gone there in years) to play with Miss Karen's son and Izzy wanted to stay, so I was kidfree for a few hours. Since I had already gotten my run in, I went home and wrapped. I know, I lead an exciting life. This was a gift from heaven because I was really getting nervous about when I was going to fit in the wrapping. I am happy to report that it is all done.
If you have kids, do you take them to see Santa every year? When do you wrap the presents? Does your husband help at all? (Ward, I love you, but you are just as surprised as the kids on Christmas morning. A little help would be nice once in a while!)