6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Day After

There are days that we look forward to for weeks, months and even years. Birthdays, Vacations, races and holidays, to name a few. Once the cake is eaten, the trip is over, the medal is around your neck, the presents are open, all you have left is the DAY AFTER. The wonderful memories, countless pictures and disbelief that the FUN day could have come and gone soooo quickly.

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!!


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16 comments:

Nerual said...

So glad you had a great Christmas! We still have 3 more to go, so we are not done till next saturday!

Teamarcia said...

Your Christmas sounds wonderful...that's what memories are made of!

Genesis said...

im glad you enjoyed the goodies :)

Alisa said...

I heart Christmas I'll look forward to it next year. Glad you had a great Xmas. I sure did!

Jenn said...

Sounds like a great Christmas! You ARE blessed-little kiddos sure make the holidays fun!!

Melissa said...

Glad you had a great Christmas. LittleMan loves LEGO Batman!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

the day after is so nice, you're so right! Glad you had a great Christmas with the family!!!

Tricia said...

Glad you had a great Christmas.

And I received the book. My two year old opened the mail box and decided it was a "present" for him. He has been walking around "reading" it.
So thanks from both of us!

Jill said...

Glad you have a great Christmas...I agree, the day after sometimes is the most fun. All the stress has ended and it's just time to relish in all the toys :). Happy Miles!

shellyrm said...

Sounds like your day was wonderful.
Since hubbs injury his knee we rarely get those runs together anymore. I miss them. I am so happy to see other sharing in that blessing.
We still have a pile of toys under the tree to play with. It is going to be a struggle to try them all...but I think I am up to the challenge!

Alicia said...

I adore that you ran in those fur-trimmed socks again. Too cute! What great Christmas spirit you have! And I love the day after because then I get to sit back and reminisce, which can be great fun, too. :)

Janice @ Lazy Mama Fitness said...

How do you fit running in? My kids are 2 & 4 and I'm struggling to find the time to run. I get into a routine, then my hubby goes away for a week or two, then I struggle to motivate myself to get back into it - got any advice you'd be willing to share with myself and my readers on my blog?

Oz Runner said...

merry late christmas....glad you had a good time with your lovely family...

Molly said...

Sounds like a great Christmas! I've finally tackled the christmas mess and I'm lacing up my shoes and hitting the road for a nice loooong run!

Marlene said...

YAY for a new Tall-Family runner! Congrats to red-BIL!

Megan said...

I've never thought about it but I really do enjoy the day after. I'm not good about living in the moment (something I'm working on). But the day after you get to think about all the fun you had.