We had a wonderful Christmas away from home, in good old North Carolina, with Chris's brother and his family. We did not really do much aside from hanging out, and playing games (from 5 y old games to preteen Xbox games). We even had a kareoke night - that was the only ab workout I did the entire vacation, all from laughter:)
We've had some amazing, simple meals, lots of desserts and chocolate (of course), and even a few presents. I mentioned this before, but we do a really small Christmas, mostly kid focused. I don't want a special occasion in order to get something that I want, and I don't want Christmas to be about presents. I also don't want Petru to be presents crazed:) We all slept in until 8am, had huge mugs of coffee and slices of Panettone and watched the kids get excited opening up their presents. Petru got the marble set he wanted and he was super excited. I feel a little funny about the Santa thing...he asks lots of questions over and above what a 5 y old should ask (e.g., does Santa have kids, what happens if Santa dies, how come Santa can be in so many places at once, etc, etc). I get the magic of it, but I dislike the deceit that comes with it. Anyway, we got away with it for the year.
As far as my workouts, there weren't that many. I did not bike at all. I only swam 1 mile with my niece. I ran every day and quite a lot. I felt rather slow and heavy during those runs, but I got them in and actually enjoyed them. I feel that my biking is making my stride too short (probably in my head!). I am super excited to get back on track this week. I missed my bike. I can't wait to get on it. Except schools are closed tomorrow and I work crazy hours Tuesday and Wednesday, so I doubt any biking will happen until Thursday! But I am excited for some sledding tomorrow and seeing some of Petru's little friends running around the house!
Hope you all had a great Christmas!
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