Yesterday was a GREAT Christmas. Muscle Man and I went on a Run with Tall Redhead Brother in law, I am going to name him Red-BIL. The plan was for the 3 of us to run to the Park, while the Little Studs rode in the car with the family. I didn't know what to expect that first mile. Red-BIL has lost 40 pounds the last few months and has run on the treadmill, but not outside. I knew there was a slight downhill the first .5 mile followed by an incline and a STEEP decline to the Park. I ran behind the guys, not wanting to push the pace. We chatted, kept in stride and Red-BIL did AWESOME!! Mile 1 chimed 9:08 Pace, I dropped the guys off at the Park and ran solo to finish my mileage. Totally forgot my I-Pod, URGH!! I wore my Snowflake socks from the Night Run on Monday, I could see the SMILES on the drivers faces.. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!
I sit here the DAY AFTER Christmas and I feel soooo BLESSED! Little Stud #1 is in the living room playing Batman Lego's on the X-Box with his Uncle. Muscle Man is sporting new Brooks gear and shiny running shoes. Little Stud #2 is driving tiny cars down a ramp and making a perfect line with his Thomas Trains. I will have a Christmas Present post soon with huge thanks to Bloggy friends Lacey, Bethany & Ryan and Genesis!!
There is one case where the DAY AFTER may be better. The DAY AFTER giving birth....and the day after that and the day after that. Our kids are growing, learning, smiling, and through them we get to be a kids again.. OK off to play with my, I mean their, TOYS!!
GU Giveaway Winner tomorrow!!