|starting my Christmas Eve run|
|very early morning Christmas|
I left LA on Thursday, I had to give my girl some exercise, so I walked Velcro before I left-got a 2 mile walk in and felt winded!
Yeah, I was sick. So when I arrived in Nashville and the weather was in the 30's and 40's I said to myself, I HAD to run on friday, Christmas Eve. The weather is too perfect not to-even if it's a short run!
So on Christmas Eve I went out on a "short" run bundled up in hats, gloves and cold weather clothes! I LOVED it! I was still coughing but I didn't care. I felt invigorated running in the cold! I ran a route I usually run when i'm home. Around Vanderbilt University and Centennial Park, since that is my hood. I got home and felt really good but I still had my cough!
|our house on the first day of snow|
I hacked all night and woke up coughing on Christmas. What's new! But I was determined to get another run in on Christmas. I decided to run roughly the same route as yesterday but this time is was quite a bit colder and it had snowed and was still snowing! Have I said how much I love this weather! I wish I wasn't coughing! Because it is the absolute best weather to run in! I tried to just enjoy my run! It was Christmas, we had eaten some yummy home made cookies, opened presents and were going to be eating our dinner when I got back. So this was my Christmas present to myself!
Today I was supposed to run 6.2 miles for Operation Jack, but my cough is a bit worse and I just don't feel 100% so I decided to give myself a day off. I will run tomorrow!! I will run tomorrow! Because it's the last day i'll be in this glorious weather and I must take advantage of it before i head back to california and sun and heat!!! can't I import this weather?? Please!!
I head back to LA soon-looking forward to getting back to see Velcro and the Kitties but not happy to be leaving my family. We have such a fun time on the holidays! I just wish i could have stayed longer! I guess a short trip is better than no trip!!!
The TENNESSEE VOLS are in town. I drove past them practicing at Vanderbilt! I so wish i was going to be in town on the 30th for the Music City Bowl.....but I guess I'll have to deck myself out in TENNESSEE orange and watch from Southern California! I screamed Go VOLS as I drove past and took a picture of their big 18 wheeler-yeah i'm a geek!
I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas!!!! Until tomorrow!
Friday RUN: 4.36 miles (53:90) in 38 degrees
Saturday RUN 4.5 miles (57:56) in 30 degree temps and snow