Remember how on Monday I was saying how great running felt? Well, my Tuesday run felt the opposite and those 8 miles felt like they lasted a century. Whenever this happens I just have to remind myself that it is all part of the game. Every runner on the entire planet has great days of running, bad days and days that feel somewhere in the middle. It would be abnormal to always feel like a million bucks on all of your runs.
I have two of our Christmas traditions to share with you.
Megan and her sis invited us to go on a train ride with santa.
We hit up the Polar Express. I told Brooke about it the morning of and I am pretty sure I heard the word ‘train’ 4,000,000 times. She was just a bit excited.
They served hot chocolate and homemade cookies.
We sang Christmas songs, had a dance party, hung with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and rode on a train for an hour.
The best part had to have been the leggings that Megan brought for us to wear.
(Our 2014 Christmas Card that I posted on my Instagram)
Tradition #2 the next night:
We all pile into the mini van and drive around a big patch of grass with a million Christmas lights. The kids absolutely adore this tradition.
My favorite part of this tradition is shown below. Paige whipped out her Skookie pans and made us heaven. Hot and doughy cookies topped with ice cream.
To finish off the night, my cousin came over for a sleep over and we sat on the couch knitting and catching up on life.
Okay, two more pictures:
What do you think about Peeps? How do you feel about the idea of Red Velvet Peeps? Does that sound delicious or like the worst thing ever?
It had been a long time since I last picked up mail from my parents’ house and look what I found:
I. Cannot. Wait.
Let’s just cross our fingers that I don’t get stress fractures in my femurs this time like I did 3 years ago when training for Boston;)
Obviously Brooke isn’t too stoked about me leaving to go to the race in April;)
Michele @ paleorunningmomma
Wow those cookie cakes look insane! It’s amazing how we can feel invincible during one run and sluggish and miserable the next! And I can’t totally figure out what causes each type of run. Definitely all part of the game. I’ve been lacking motivation lately which is unusual for me.
I can completely relate to that. I feel like my runs vary from day to day. Some days I’ll feel awesome and other days I’m like OMG…how did this happen overnight.
Red velvet peeps? I’m not a peep fan but I do love my red velvet so I might have to try those soon. My favorite treat is anything red velvet but def cake..
Best Christmas song is definitely O Holy Night. So, so beautiful. I mean, that or NSync Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays. Obviously.
My favorite Christmas treat is chocolate crinkle cookies my family makes every year. They’re kind of like brownie cookies with confectioners sugar.
Running has been feeling great! I’m just back after baby and loving it!!
Finally, YES! So ready for Christmas. Bring it on!
Nikki @ will run for pizza
My current Christmas song love, is PTX’s Carol of the Bells. Since I started a 2nd job 6 weeks ago, my running is like, once a week. :( But that 1 run has been great every week! A little left knee soreness lately, but I’m really trying to do cross-training during the week…even if it’s only 30 minutes b/c that’s all I have time for.
Staci @ Hoosier Running Mom
Favorite Christmas song when I was a kid “Christmas Don’t Be Late” by Alvin and the Chipmunks…seriously loved that song!! Now I like them all! I like hearing Christmas songs they make me happy!
I had a really crappy run on Monday! It sucked! My run Sunday was fantastic! I don’t like peeps unless they are stale…weird but delicious! I don’t know how I feel about the red velvet, I am kind of a classic girl.
Not ready at all….however my daughter was ready forever ago and can’t wait!!!
Love the leggings!!
Love peeps and prefer them stale. Also like them frozen and then eat them when they start defrosting. Favotite are the chicks, more than bunnies, trees, pumpkins…
Laura @ This Runner's Recipes
Those mini cookie cakes look so delicious! My all-time favorite Christmas treat is sugar cookies with buttercream frosting!
I’m so ready for the holidays, in less than a week my husband and I head to visit my family for a week! Spending time with them is my favorite part about Christmas.
I’ve totally been in the same place with running. Some runs feel great, others not so much. I think part of it is doing so many runs on the treadmill because of the weather. I’d much rather be outside!
Sarah @ KS Runner
I love looking at Christmas lights, that is one of my favorite Christmas traditions as well!
Bad runs make us appreciate the good runs so much more! It sucks when they happen, but they make the ones that feel great feel so much better!
Getting that one piece of mail from the BAA is quite possibly the best mail ever!
Kristina @ Blog About Running
I’m with ya this week… the last couple of weeks my running has been totally on point and then I wore a pair of shoes for too long and now one of my feet has been achey for a couple of days. Smart move by me, I know! Ugh.
I don’t like Peeps at all and I’ve never tried anything red velvet! There is just something about the red that I can’t get past!!
Amanda @ Slimplify Life
Peeps are not my thaaang.
I don’t know about my favorite Christmas song, but I could watch Elf on repeat all day every day.
Have a wonderful day!!!!
Nicole @Pink Elephant on Parade
Peeps are some kind of sick candy joke. All fluff, no substance, and that texture? Don’t waste my time.
Sally @ sweat out the small stuff
I love Bruce springsteins version of Santa Claus is coming to town.
Favorite treat is my friend Lisa’s Christmas cookies. She brings me a box of homemade cookies every year.
Running has been non existent for 2 weeks while my ankle sprain healed but tomorrow I will resume with an easy 3 miler. Woo hoo!
I am ready for the holidays! I will be spending the eve with a close friend and her mom as I have for the last 13 years. But her mom is 91 and has pancreatic cancer so this might be her last Xmas :(. And Xmas day will be my first with my boyfriend. I am looking forward to meeting more of his family.
Red velvet peeps just sound awful. All peeps are awful, no matter WHAT their flavor is. Bad peeps, bad!!
My running is going GREAT and I’m excited to bang out a marathon paces workout today when I get home from work!
I would love to take a Polar Express train ride, that is so much fun!
Christa @ Living Unbalanced
Those leggings!!! Love! My favorite Christmas song…too hard to pick just one but the entire Sister Hazel Christmas album is the BEST!
I love me some Wham Last Christmas! Meanwhile All I Want For Christmas needs to hit the road.
My fav part about the peeps is that you found them at Target! I love target!
Kimberly @ Keeping Up With Kimberly
I love those leggings! I’m not a peeps fan…I can’t imagine flavored peeps would be any better than the original.
Favorite Christmas Song: Do You Hear What I Hear?
Favorite Christmas Treat: Peppermint Hot Chocolate!
Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine
I am starting to feel ready for the holidays now that I am almost done with work- just have to make it through 3 more days!
Lately I have had a lot of ups and downs with my running but like you said its all part of the process!
This leggings are cute :-). I have been sick all week so I have only ran once and it lasted twenty minutes because I felt so bad. I’m starting to feel better now though so I will see how five miles go!
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious
Congrats on Boston! I’ve been in and out of the hospital this week with ankle pain so I’m definitely not ready for the holidays.
Chrissy @ Pink Polish and Running Shoes
Love the leggings! Too funny. Also those skookie pans look amazing. I would love to have one right now..even if it is only 8:30am lol.
Caroline @ The Little Things Blog
I have one of my favorite Christmas songs posted on my blog today! The Christmas leggings you all got are fantastic!
I love peeps and I love red velvet, but not sure how I feel about them together, but I’m intrigued. My favorite fun Christmas song is Mariah’s All I Want for Christmas is You, but I also love all the traditional sones done by Trans-Siberian Orchestra!
All time favorite holiday treat is hands down my mom’s sugar cookies. They just taste like the holidays!!
Leigha @ The Yooper Girl
Yayyyy Boston Registration!! So excited for you!! I cannot stand peeps.. so gross! Running has been feeling good, although I can only get out on the weekends so it’s a treat when I get to run! Favorite Christmas treat is having pecan rolls Christmas morning :)
Favorite Christmas song – Baby it’s cold outside and Oh Holy Night – tied.
Running feels ok some days and not so much others… You are right – it’s part of the game.
And I’m pretty ready. I think you are never really completely ready until it’s actually here.
Love seeing all of your traditions – looks like you are enjoying December to the max!
Running is tough this time of year for me… During the work week, it is dark when I wake up at 5 am and it is dark when I get home at 5 pm… I usually end up on the treadmill which never makes me very happy.
Yesterday, however, my treadmill run was decent. I only ran 3.2 miles, but I smiled the whole time.
Favorite Christmas song is probably “Sleigh Ride”
Marissa @ Run Riss Run
Here’s to no stress factures!
Fav Christmas song is Silent Night and treat is Mexican Cheesecake :) It tastes like the center of a cinnamon roll.
Running has been pretty good lately, minus a few off days and this stupid heel pain :(
I am about 90% ready for the holidays, I have two more gift cards that I want to buy and I need to wrap a few things.
My favorite Christmas song is Silent Night.
This is the first real Christmas with my boyfriend and we are starting new traditions. I am going home from Florida to spend Christmas with my mom in Pennsylvania this year so him and I are celebrating early. Pretending this weekend is Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We are exchanging PJs as our Christmas Eve gift and making hot chocolate and driving around to look at lights on Christmas Eve, then cinnamon rolls, gifts and church Christmas morning.
I am all ready for Christmas, I got kinda excited this year and have been done since December 6th. I can’t wait!
Little Drummer Boy.
Run on Sunday felt great! 3.5 miles. 38 weeks +3 days.
The Hungry Runner Girl
You are amazing! I am seriously so so so so excited for you gorgeous girl!
Blaire @ Just Been Running
My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night and Christmas Cannon! So beautiful!
My running has been non existent since my marathon on 11/15 because I hurt my foot :( I went to get an xray and thankfully it’s not a stress fracture but it still hurts so badly on the top of my foot when I walk/and I definitely cannot run. Does anyone out there reading know what this could be and/or what I can do to speed up the healing process? Could it be tendonitis? It hurts really bad when I walk up or downstairs and when it’s cold out? So strange and very frustrating because I want to be able to run :(
I am ready for the holidays but we usually go to Michigan and this year we are going to Florida and I do not know how I feel about it not being cold on Xmas…not ok with me!
It sounds like what happened to me a couple of years ago running a half marathon. I had pain in my foot (stairs were the worst) and assumed it was a stress fracture, so I gave it some rest to let heal. For months, every time it tried to start running again it would flare up. I finally had an X-ray taken and it wasn’t a stress fracture. Seven months after the injury, I saw a foot doctor and he told me that I had torn or ruptured a ligament in my foot and the bones were rubbing against each other. He said it would eventually get better, but to give it more rest. Well it never has gotten to the point that I can run again, but I walk without pain. Hope this helps.
Blaire @ Just Been Running
Thank you so much for replying! Yes that helps A LOT actually! I am so nervous that it is a torn ligament but the pain has gotten significantly worse and at this point it hurts to the touch. I am not sure if I need to get another Xray or if an MRI is better (?) but I am not sure why it would be getting worse if I haven’t been running. The Dr. told me that I can still do the elliptical so I have been doing that but not often and I am struggling so bad without being able to run!
My Dr recommended wearing a tensor bandage on my foot, so I do, all day, every day, except for when I’m sleeping. It helps a lot!! Maybe give that a try. Hope you get things figured out. I had to give up running, but can do all other forms of exercise. Good luck!
The pain sounds similar to something i had. Dr thought it was most likely tendonitis. I was put on crutches, and given steroids. After crutches i kept it wrapped, and rested my foot as much as possible. I had to sloooowly get back into running. It did get better though!! Good luck! and i hope you heal soon.
Robyn @ Robyn's Living Life
Running has been ok lately- trying to decide whether or not to do my long run Friday as opposed to Saturday when it might be raining….
You do so many fun holiday things!
Liv @ Healthy Liv
My all-time favorite Christmas treat has to be chocolate chip toffee bars! So delicious!
My running has been really great ever since I came home for Christmas break! I’ve had so much more time on my hands, so my runs have gotten to be longer than I usually have time for, which I love!
Can you believe Christmas Eve is in a WEEK?!
Where did the matching leggings come from?
The Hungry Runner Girl
HEY LIZ!! I will get the link from Megan and put it up in my next post! I hope you are having a great day!
Favorite Christmas song: O Holy Night
Christmas treat: my Grans thumbprint cookies
Running lately: I’m in my peak mileage training for an ultra…eek!
I’m almost finished christmas shopping!
meredith @ Cookie ChRUNicles
I have come to learn that for each great run, a crummy run is to follow soon. And for each bad run that occurs, I know a great run is due the next day. IAlthough this week, surprisingly, each run has been sunshine and unicorns. Who knows why but I will take it! I don’t like Peeps but saw the Peeps plant when I was in PA for the Runner’s World Festival.
Those leggings win Christmas!
The Hungry Runner Girl
This may be my favorite comment ever.
Rachel Runs Music City
Favorite Christmas song is “O Holy Night” any great singer who sings that gives me chills.
Favorite Christmas treat is probably lemon bars (not very Christmasy, but my gma makes them every year)
Running has been hard to do lately. Just been busy, but that’s not an excuse!
I am *mostly* ready for the holidays. Just need to wrap a few gifts and pack!
Natalie @ Never Serious Blog
The classic Christmas Song by Nat King Cole is probably my favorite! Gives me the feelings :)
My running has been nonexistent since Sunday. I’m taking advantage of the timing of the holidays with my marathon and just resting and TRYING to catch up on all the holiday tasks! Failing miserably though, because I still have quite a bit of shopping and wrapping to do!
I know this is majorly off today’s topic, but since it fits so well everywhere else I figured this was as good a place as any.
I’m sure you get this all the time, but I just wanted to thank you for your blog. There are a thousand reasons why, but today it’s because of how I feel after my very first spin class last night.
I’ve lost almost 180 pounds at this point and am trying to improve my running game. I’ve been reading your blog for months and always dreamed of a day when I would feel comfortable walking into a spin class.
While I wasn’t exactly “comfortable” I went anyway and I’m so thrilled that I did!
I see a 12 step programming for spinning that’s going to be needed in my future.
So. Thanks. :)
Also, congratulations and good luck in Boston!
The Hungry Runner Girl
WOW! Jodi! I cannot thank you enough for your sweet comment. Made my day. HUGE CONGRATS on all that you have accomplished. Keep up with the spin classes and fly to Utah and come to mine at some point:) Have an amazing day!
Mary Did You Know? is my favorite Christmas song… followed by What Child Is This?
All-time favorite Christmas treat… decorated sugar cookies, I think. Pretty basic.
I am oh-so-close to being ready for the holidays, but not quite… It always sneaks up on me so fast!
Favorite Christmas song is “Christmas Song” by Dave Matthews Band. Original, and always gives me the chills!
Janae! I have been a reader for a long time- starting back when I was recovering from a knee injury and you were healing from your stress fractures.
I will be volunteering at the Boston Marathon finish line, which means I get to see you finish and cheer you on! You are going to rock it!
The Hungry Runner Girl
OH ERIKA!!!! I seriously can’t wait to meet you! This makes me so so excited!
Becky @ Ok, so here's the plan
Favorite Christmas song – Baby it’s cold outside, and anything by Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby or Dean Martin
I just love all the candy/cookies at the holidays. I don’t really have a favorite, though I did make some awesome peanut brittle this year.
My running has been hit and miss lately. I had an awesome unintentional 11 miles yesterday, but I’ve also have some runs that were total struggles in the last few days.
I’m SO ready for the holidays! I can’t wait! :)
Stephanie @ Sparkles and Sweat
My grandma makes the best raisin-filled christmas cookies and I look forward to having them all year!
Heather @ Run Eat Play
Love those leggings! We took the kids on a Polar Express train ride a few years ago and it was so much fun!
Right after I finish my last final this morning, I will be totally set for the holidays :)
Love the matching tights!
Daisy @ Fit Wanderlust Runner
I love this time of year and wished it wouldn’t end. I am pretty much done Xmas shopping but still have one party to host. Adorable tights you ladies wore!
Those leggings are cute.! And you guys worked them.!
And omggg those cookie things look sooo good. With ice cream wow.!
Favorite Xmas song – I want a Hippopotamus for Xmas
Nona @ RunningHigh
The polar express looks so fun! We have one that goes into the Grand Canyon that I would LOVE to do, but apparently it’s strange if you don’t have children.
I hate peeps, so those look nasty! Haha
Never seen those Peeps but I would try them! I think my favorite Christmas song would be Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas. My all time favorite treat would be buck-eyes. Peanut butter balls dipped in Chocolate. I remember grown up helping my grandmother making them and my mom still makes them today! It just wouldn’t be Christmas around our house without them. Running, well I hope I’m back on the mends after some issues with my knee before and during my St. Jude Half on Dec 6. I’ve been taking care of myself and today will be my 2nd official run since then. Fingers crossed for no pain on this run either. After that sites set on MS Blues in January! My last statement is NO I am so not ready for Christmas! I have a months worth of gifts to get and time is running out! I know it will get done but I always always stress that I don’t have enough for the kids. Merry Christmas everyone!
buckeyes FTW! the best!!
After 2 months off of running due to injury I ran my first full Mile today- 8.5 mins! It felt amazing! And all 75-80 presents are bought and wrapped! When you have 7 kids you end up with a million presents!
My favorite Christmas song that I can listen to all season in the Christmas Canon!
Love the Hershey Kisses Cordial Cherry Kisses! Amazing
Marshmallows are supposed to be gooey when eaten so the Peeps are not right ;)
Nearly done with Christmas preparations!!
Running is done when possible thru the holidays, and I’m doing just enough to feel good about it!
Molly @ Motherhood and Marathons
Those leggings are everything!
My favorite holiday song is the NSYNC version of “Oh Holy Night” I listen to it on repeat from November through January :) I also love Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
My running as of late has been really great. I haven’t been putting pressure on myself to run certain times or certain distances. Running just for fun has been a great break, but I’m definitely excited for marathon training to start next week!
Brenda @ Don't Lose the Trail
It doesn’t feel like the holidays at all to me this year, I guess because of the different weather out here in CA and how I am so far away from my own Christmas traditions. I’m flying back to Boston (permanently) tonight and I have a feeling that come tomorrow I will feel a lot more in the holiday spirit.
Amy @ SouthernMiles
The ice cream and giant chocolate chip cookie looks incredible!! I am in love with Edy’s peppermint stick ice cream, it would be so good on top of that!!
I’m with you on the Edy’s pepperming ice cream. Can’t get enough. Wish it was year round but guess then it wouldn’t be so special.
The Hungry Runner Girl
THE ABSOLUTE BEST!! I MUST FIND THIS ASAP!!!
Linda @ TheFitty
I had s tough run day today too. I did just 15 minutes and called it a day, and did some homework after.
Although I’m not a big fan of hers, Mariah Cary’s All I Want for Christmas is You is my all time favorite Christmas song. We play a lot of Christmas music at home, and whenever it comes on my girls and I turn it up loud and dance in the living room – I just love it!! :)
I agree and love everything about this post except the peeps. I bought my sister, BIL, and nephew tickets for polar express train ride for his Xmas present this year. He loved it. I love ice cream and those cookies look amazing. I love it so much I collect I scream scoops. The leggings look so cute but I’m not adventurous enough to buy them. Love reading your blog.
The Hungry Runner Girl
What an awesome gift idea!!! Thanks Maria for your sweet comment! I hope you are having an incredible day!
LOVE the leggings!! Where do we buy them?! :)
The Hungry Runner Girl
Thanks Michelle! Let me get the link from Megan and I will put it up in my next post. I hope you are having a great day!
I’m almost ready for the holidays and my son’s birthday (December 25th), I know, right?
My running has been amazing!
Favorite treat for the holidays are my family’s ‘secret recipe’ German Peanut butter bon bons, they are heavenly.
Peeps are just…wrong, no matter what the season. I could never do peeps, they’re horrible.
My favorite Christmas song is Baby It’s Cold Outside. Running has been feeling really good lately! We have been having temps around 40 degrees which I think is absolutely perfect for running. I’m definitely ready for the holidays: most wonderful time of the year. :)
I am in a major running slump! Not because I don’t want to run but because I can’t find the time. I know I will get back on track soon.
I am almost done shopping for my 3 kids. I have a ton of baking to do for other family members: chocolate chip cookies, zucchini bread and make peppermint bark.
Cousin, I love “Oh Holy Night”
I do love fudge but not making this year…
That tradition looks so fun!
Next saturday, I ´m going to run 72 kms, oh my good. It will be my first UltraMarathon.. I love knitting too, it is my favourite thing to do after running :)
My favorite Christmas songs are the ones everyone sings in church on Christmas eve with candles glowing in the background. Silent Night, the First Noel, Away in a Manger, and all the others. I guess when it comes to Christmas songs I’m a traditionalist.
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
You sure do get to do a lot of festive Christmas activities! And yes, I would LOVE to try Red Velvet Peeps. Those leggings are fabulous. And I love “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” There you go!
I’m running Boston for the first time next year and am so excited/nervous and I look forward to following your blog as you also train for the race! I have taken quite a break from running since my BQ race in September and have focused on strengthening my hips and fixing my running form. I ran a 5k a couple weeks ago and felt great!
The Hungry Runner Girl
SOOOO excited you will be at Boston! We will have to do a big meet-up! Way to go on focusing on the important stuff!
It would be so great to meet up in Boston! I hope you have a lovely Christmas, a Happy New Year, and a great start to your training season!
You should come to Spanish Fork and drive through the festival of Lights and also Salem pond. It’s SO beautiful! You can walk around Salem pond too.
The Hungry Runner Girl
That is where we were! It was soooo awesome!
Now that I look at that picture for longer than 2 seconds, I can tell that it is the Festival of lights. Fun! Now you need pond town lights in Salem :-)
Kate @ SoCal Runner Gal
That sounds like such a magical thing to do with kids! Is it weird that I want to go on the train ride?? Hot chocolate and homemade cookies?? SOLD!
Adorable pic of you girls and that cookie & ice-cream – to die for!!
I am SO in love with those plaid pants and her little pigtail buns :)
Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties
hmmm I don’t know about those red velvet peeps. I feel like they should just stick to the traditional easter ones! my new favorite christmas song is jessie james decker’s baby it’s christmas! So catchy :)
First off, great legging! Love them
Favorite Christmas song: Christmas Means to Me (but I have a soft spot for Hanson haha), also obviously Mariah’s classic All I Want for Christmas, and Kelly Clarkson’s Underneath the Tree is creeping up there for a good sing out loud song
Little Drummer Boy -The story is so beautiful I cry every time I hear it and then that makes my kids giggle at me every time they hear it.
My favorite all time Christmas song is Dominic the Donkey. It’s hard to find on the regular radio but I can find it on XM. Running has been great lately esp since I’m not training for anything. It’s stress-free so I just gab the whole 6-12 miles. Def ready for Christmas. I’m trying to soak up every bit of the last 8 days!
Katie Did What
Those plaid leggings are AMAZING!!! I want! And my favorite Christmas song is All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah!! ;) And I love all of the hymns, too, like Silent Night and Ave Maria :)
I HATE peeps. I find it gross that they are expanding to holidays outside of easter!
My favorite christmas song is Mary did you know, and I am loving the Pentatonix version right now!
Amy @ They May Be light
Favorite Christmas song? How about favorite chirstmas album! The Carpenters Christmas Album is the very best!
It seems after a streak of good runs a hard one always comes round, but that always just helps me appreciate the good ones all the more!
Rachel @ Blonde with a Chanse
My running has actually been awesome lately, and it has felt good to slowly increase my speed :) I am so ready for Christmas to get here! It is my baby girl’s first Christmas and I couldn’t be more excited about it! Oh and I love your beanie and plaid shirt, super cute!
“Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt! It’s the only version you need to lisen to!
I actually love Peeps! Not sure about the different flavored ones though, but I personally like day old peeps where they’re not as soft, but just soft enough.
Runs have been sparce lately, but decent.
Erin @ Erin's Inside Job
There’s always so many things for me to comment on when I get on here that I often have to scroll back to the top to see what I’ve missed!
I love those leggings; they are super cute! I really like all the holiday traditions that you are doing. Congrats on Boston and I also want some of those giant cookies. I have been sick for a few days so I am just getting back into the swing of working out. Hopefully I’ll be back to speed by the end of the week!
Ahhhh! Super crazy jealous, but in a good way. I will work hard enough to get to Boston someday. You will kill it!!
Silver bells is my fav Christmas song.
I love Brooke’s hair!
Leslie @ Life Begins @ 30?
Mariah Carey’s 1990’s Christmas Album is my fave and I Want a Hippopotomus for Christmas makes me laugh every time! Love those leggings!! SO fun!
O Holy Night is my favorite!! My dreadmill run this morning was not the best but hoping for a better run outside this weekend:) I LOVE those leggings.. Adorable.
Oh My….you three in matching leggings are adorable…and I don’t mean that in a weird sort of way…ha!
I think Brooke’s hair says it all…..she wants to go back to Disney…she is sporting her Disney hair by looking like Mickey’s ears…no need for a hat! Cutie Pawtootie! (yes, I am sure that is how you spell it…ha!)
Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out
Those cookies look amazing!!
I love trains so much. I’m looking right now. Christmas is so beautiful with trains involved…
I think Carol of the Bells is my favorite song, a little creepy but it always gives me goosebumps. That or O Holy Night! Though I can’t help sing along to “I want a hippopotamus for Christmas” :)
My favorite Christmas treat is I think peppermint ice cream, the kind with the candy canes crunched up in it!
My running has been feeling alright. Not great, not terrible. I’m doing a ton of speed work so I guess it’s not really supposed to feel that good.
Also WHERE did you get those leggings? They’re amazing!
The Hungry Runner Girl
I just posted about them!! Check out this afternoon’s post! GREAT JOB on all of the speed work!
My favorite song is either Gene Autry’s Here Comes Santa Claus or Dominick The Italian Christmas Donkey (it is a bizarre song, that I think they only play in Chicago? but it reminds me of home!)
I am definitely not a Peeps person. And very rarely do I ever discriminate against a treat! My favorite Christmas treat is probably egg nog, but in small doses!
Little Drummer Boy!
fave treat = Starbucks peppermint mocha or candy canes :)
Carol of the bells is the best Christmas song ever! I am feeling like a super stud this year because I had all of my Christmas shopping done before December 1st.
I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I will never turn down a cinnamon roll with cream cheese icing.
I love carol of the bells or any Christmas song that Michael Buble sings, his voice is amazing!
I am not quite ready for Christmas to be here, I have a little shopping and baking to finish up. But I was starting to feel sick a couple days ago and had a fever of 101.5 so I went to the doctor and tested positive for influenza A. Not fun! So I have been confined to my house on the couch for the past 2 days and can’t go back to work until at least Friday if I feel better.
Chicken noodle soup and lots of fluids have been my best friends! Hoping to get better ASAP!
P.S. I love those leggings! So fun!
I’ve always wanted to take my son on a Polar Express ride. One day :)
My runs are not going so well. This weakness and fatigue is still hanging around so I went to the dr and he ordered an EKG, echo, X-ray, stress test, and full blood work up….argh. 4 weeks out from my marathon…I have an 18 miler and 20 miler before I taper….I just can’t think about it right now. Mentally though, I’m ready to run!
Good luck in Boston! I can’t wait to read about your journey there :-) All time fave Christmas treat would have to be cookie cutouts! So delicious and fun to decorate. I had a really great run yesterday! A quick 3 miles around an indoor running track I always forget that we have near our house. They keep it really cool in there because it surrounds an ice rink.
No Peeps, NO red velvet. Yuck.
Yesterday’s run almost didn’t happen. Drove to gym almost left (from the parking lot) before even going in. My run consisted of “just one more mile” the ENTIRE run. It was agony… I haven’t had one of those for so long. So your post was really timely for me.
Alas todays was awesome.
Warm cookie cakes with ice cream, PLEASE. My favorite is oatmeal raisin .
Love the matching tights, you girls look like you have such a great time!
Alisha @ Real Girl Running
Those cookie cakes look AMAZING!
My runs have just been ok. I’ve basically had 4 months taking it easy to build my knee back up, and this summer is all about increasing distance again. I kind of like being able to focus on my runs and training, but I’m feeling it – even for runs that 6 months ago I would have thought nothing of.
Jane @ 50statecanuck
Silent Night is my favorite…it’s so calming and reminds me of when I was younger and at church with my parents on Christmas Eve…gives you that safe feeling.
Favorite xmas treat…I love milk chocolate…and xmas means that there is milk chocolate EVERYWHERE!!
I ran 6 half marathons this year so right now I’m on some downtime focusing on strength training and yoga…and REST!! It will start to ramp up again come the new year.
My favorite Christmas song is Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses. 80’s kid
Brooke @ sweats & sweets
Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” or “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” I’m obsessed with her Christmas music. Oh and the Hanson’s Christmas album was my jam from ages 9-11, and now :)
No im Not ready for Christmas at all. I do love this time of year though.
I love traditional christmas songs sung by bing or dean Martin. I like Michael buble too. Ok. Almost anyone can sing them.i just really loveChristmas music. I don’t know if I can pick a favorite.
I love to sing the Christmas hymns best.
O holy night, angels we have heard on high. Far far away on judeas plains has been fun to sing lately.
I dont.like peeps but I would actually try those.
Random question for everyone: I want to know why cookies won’t solve my problems. I keep eating them and my problems just aren’t going away ;)
The Hungry Runner Girl
Really?!?! They always solve my problems. So do donuts. Maybe try donuts.
Amy @ FitnessMeetsFrosting
Soooo ready for the holidays! My fave is Baby It’s Cold Outside, version from Elf. I kid. Idk if that’s my all time favorite but it’s one of them ;)
I don’t know if I could pick just one Christmas song. Oh Holy Night, Christmas Wrapping and Baby It’s Cold Outside. And what about Come All Ye Faithful and Silver Bells? I really like Christmas music…
Running has been better this week, last week not so hot.
I dislike marshmallow and I dislike red velvet so the peeps sounds disgusting to me. Dark chocolate with sea salt and almonds is more my taste. :)
Amanda [email protected]
Those leggings are adorable! My favorite christmas song is “The most wonderful time of the year”- and I really love the Bells song when it sung by a choir :)
Running is feeling tight this winter-I’m feeling pretty sluggish, so I’m looking to book a race ASAP to get my rear in gear :)
Christmas song is a tie between “Christmas in Dixie” (by Alabama, I am a Southern gal after all!) and “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” by NSYNC………..perfection!
And fav Christmas treat is probably choc covered cherries or salted caramel hot chocolate!!
The train ride and the cookies look awesome!!