I’m back!

Hello everyone! I hope your holidays were fantastic and that you got some rest and time with those you care about. Anyone get anything really good for a gift?

The past few weeks have been super slammed and busy. I had high hopes that December would be all about fun running, cross training, and getting stronger. In reality, I hardly did anything at all…and that’s okay. It’s been nice to sleep and eat bad food and not worry about getting runs in during a busy time.

One of my favorite runs over my little break was the weekend of Thanksgiving, when Chrissy and I ran 5 miles on my favorite trail. That same weekend last year, we also ran 5 miles together to kick off training for our first marathon. It’s really been a special year of running, and we had a great time reminiscing together.

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December brought our runners holiday party! Last year, Elizabeth was kind enough to invite me to it and I went…even though I hadn’t met ANY of the runners in real life. This past year, I’ve logged lots of miles with some of these ladies, and I’m so grateful for that initial invite.

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We did a white elephant exchange, where I got the perfect sign for my office!

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While I’ve missed running and the structure of a training schedule, my body needed the break after a year of back to back training cycles! However, I’m itching to get back out there.  This week will be about easing myself back into a routine and getting back on track with nutrition.  I spent time this weekend prepping food for the week, and enjoyed a nice (and HOT) 3.5 mile run this morning. I haven’t done strength training since before my marathon (whoops) so that’s on the list too. January will still be a busy month for me (more on that later), but getting back into training will keep me sane. I officially start half marathon training next week!

How has your December been? What was your favorite run over the holidays? Any big New Years plans?

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Jess

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