I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and many blessings for the New Year. Let us all remember the beauty and purpose behind this miracle day.
We are in the Tetons with a blanket of fresh snow. My friend Mike just ran past the house with his headlamp on and stopped in to say good morning and asked me to go run on Christmas day at 4:30 am!!! Now how many of us have friends willing to run with us at 4:30 am? :) I am blessed.
Our weekend was full of time spent with friends and friends kids,,what a joy. We had dinner last night at Barb and Loren Lindquist and there twin boys who will be 1 year on the 27th. Last year on Christmas Eve we went to church with them and we will go again with them this year. lst year Barb was as big as a house just a few days away from delivering the boys and last night they were both walking and running all over the house. Life is such a miracle!!!
Our kids are soooooooooooooooo looking forward to Santa coming tonight. We have to bake cookies today for Santa because as you know he will be very hungry when he gets here!
Many of of are doing winter running right now, some find it very hard to get outside. I really feel it is best to run outside if your going to run races and not do all your running on the treadmill.
I put my clothes in the dryer to get them all toasty warm before putting them on to go out and run. I also carry a hand hold water bottle full of warm tea! Try it, it will make your cold experience turn into something you might actually look forward to.
At times on days where there is a long run it can be replaced with snowshoeing, cross country ski or skate ski. Downhill skiing I am sorry does not count for a cardio workout unless you are doing some long hikes through the back country!