Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas is done and dusted for another year. Phew! We survived the over-indulgence and the weather without too much pain. (I haven't dared stand on the scales yet)

Christmas was incredibly wet. We've had the wettest December for as long as I can remember. It's rained nearly every day so far this month. Our dams are full and our soil is sodden and my house is getting mouldy. Yuk!

I was supposed to start the day with a run with Coach Chris. Both of us aren't big Christmas people and I thought a run would give me the shot of endorphins that I needed. But CC piked at the last moment and I just wasn't feeling like running by myself. When the boys woke up we had our gift exchange. I'd given Josh some running gifts - a pair of shorts, singlet and a Nike + Sportsband. He decided that they needed to be used so he, Sam and I headed out. Woohoo! I got my run and my endorphins.

Even though it was rainy it was still pretty warm and humid. We finished the run like this -

Then it was off to my parents' place for lunch. Home for a nap. Then back for the big Christmas dinner - turkey and heaps of veggies, followed by my sister's famous Christmas icecream (chocolate icecream with white and dark chocolate pieces and roast nuts), plum pudding and brandy cream.

This morning we woke to more rain. I started to feel a bit claustrophobic in our damp, dark house so Iven and I went for a walk to the local shopping centre to have a coffee. The walk was just what I needed. It was so nice to see the creek flowing (last Christmas it was almost dry)

and to see the little gifts of nature

I am hanging out for a real run, though. Roll on Tuesday!


  1. Glad you had a good run after all!

  2. I'm glad to see somebody has warm weather as it's certainly not us. Glad your Christmas was nice despite the rain!

  3. Hey, you've got big bugs!
    Cute picture of you guys in your new running garb, I always looking forward to running faster in new gear...not sure if it's true!
    Hope you have a fun run!

  4. Glad you had a good Christmas and managed to get your run in! We are hoping to go out for one today, once it warms up a bit...

  5. Sounds and looks all perfect to me. We've also had lots of rain here in Johannesburg. Lovely photos!

  6. That's great you got in a good run, despite the rain. Funny, you are having the wettest December and me in Colorado is having the driest on record. I think we had about 2" of snow early in the month but nothing since and it was 55 degrees on Christmas. I can go up to the mountain whenever I need a snow-fix, though, so I'm not complaining about the lack of snow in Denver, but I know the yard and plants need it!

  7. It does look warm there--how nice! Sounds like a perfect couple of days. Glad you enjoyed it.

  8. Sis' ice cream sounds amazing. Running on Christmas day is awesome. Good for you.

  9. so glad you had a good Christmas. All the rain sounds like where we live! ;) Thanks for the comment.

  10. Nice that you got out for a joint run! It is blowing and cooolld here, yuck.

  11. That was a shower not a run! Great pictures.
    We had the wettest december of the last 50 years (so said the TV) too.
    Anyway I also ran on Christmas Day and I met a group of running St.Klaus: it was very funny.


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