Christmas Miracles

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

Season's Greetings from 2 Generations RunningOur Christmas was pretty low key, but it was relaxing and the weather was PERFECTION for running!

On Christmas Eve, my mom and I went on a short 4-miler in the evening to check out all the holiday lights. Temps were in the high 50s, and we were both wearing shorts. On December 24th.

2 Generations Running(We were lit up like Christmas trees ourselves between the headlamps and reflective vests.)

This weather is weird and glorious and I want more of it. I didn’t even care it wasn’t a white Christmas! Please, just keep the 50+ degree days coming!

The next day, we all slept into a leisurely time before settling in with some coffee to open presents. Santa must be a runner because he certainly brought us plenty of running gear this year! I’m talking compression socks and sleeves, running tops and tights, and a bunch of new books on running. Good picks Santa, I’m pretty darn psyched about all of it!

Merry Christmas GIF | FriendsWe had a delicious Christmas breakfast of French Toast, thanks to my dad (resident breakfast chef), and then after waiting a few hours to digest, my mom and I headed out on another Christmas run. She did hills, and I went off and ran 6.7 miles at 8:32/mile. There were so many people out enjoying the beautiful day, running and walking. I could seriously get used to this type of winter (Of course, by typing this, I’m probably setting us up for a blizzard next weekend).

That evening, we continued to celebrate by officially taking a big step towards one of our 2016 goals – qualifying to run the Boston Marathon in 2017. Yep, we are officially registered for our spring marathon – the Delaware Marathon on May 8th. We also signed up for our next half marathon – the Augusta University Half Marathon on February 28th. I’m thrilled to already have 2 states planned out for 2016!

I know training through the winter for Delaware will pose challenges, but I definitely feel ready for them. 2015 was a fantastic year of running for me (I’m planning a yearly recap post for later this week), and I could not be more excited for 2016. I came across this quote recently (on a school billboard while I was on a run actually!), and it really spoke to me.

Blank Page | 2 Generations RunningI can’t wait to start writing 2016.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Were you able to get outdoors to enjoy the warm temps? Any big plans for New Years? 

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