Thursday, December 23, 2010

Yippie - my bloggie gift arrived!

Total Excitement today!
When I read Lindsay's post on Tues. (a blog I'm always sure to read), I wondered if she might have my name.  I wondered because I had not received my gift.  Was totally excited about the possibility of the "raise your ade" CD heading my way. 

Package arrives with a SC addy, yep it's my friend Lindsay.  
Quickly open the package to find total awesomeness.
 A Plametto hand towel as a souvenir of South Carolina,
A 26.2 towel for my training, and a totally awesome piece of art.  The  Christmas ornament says BOSTON
2010 with the cute Boston 2010 logo.  

So clever, creative, and artistic.  Yes, I'm jealous of all three because I have none of those talents.  Thanks Linday!  I have enjoyed reading your blog for the past couple of years.  You keep me entertained, and inspired.  
Love my bloggie secret Santa gift - THANKS!
and once again, thanks to Jill for pulling it all together.

About the running?  So I went to my Mom and sister's house last weekend for a Christmas party and totally, over indulged. (duh) I couldn't take it any longer.  Yes, Christmas day was supposed to be my next run, but Christmas came early in my world.  Hubby totally surprised me with an IPAD.  
Now let me explain a few things.  The past couple of years, we have not been doing much of anything for Christmas.  We both have Christmas all year long.  Chad with his tournaments, and me with my running adventures, and running toys, well, let me just say we are blessed and spoiled.  
(no children, by design, so we spoil ourselves, lucky me in soooo many ways)

Next, I am NEVER on the front end, or even in the middle of a technology curve.  Typically, by the time I get something, everyone else is moving on to something new and better.  So this year, I have this year's HOT gift item.  SWEET!  
Thanks Chad!  I LOVE the Ipad, but I love you so much more.

...back to the running.  Yes, I said I would take 2 weeks off after Huntsville, and typically, I do just that, but remember the Christmas party, ahhh, yes the Christmas party with desserts galore, and my inability to control myself.  Yes, a dessert buffet after a big bowl of delicious gumbo, well, actually 2 bowls of gumbo.  

My Mom and sis can cook!

So this past Tues. was the day.  I couldn't take it any longer, waaayyy to many calories being consumed to be taking time off from running at this time of year.  Tues., I headed out for a 5 mile run with Amber.  It was a little on the warm side, I was huffing and puffing, and loving every minute of it. 

Today, another 5 mile run with my beloved Ipod.  

Music in my ears, music to my heart, music to my soul.   

Merry Christmas to you, 
Merry Christmas to me!
Heading back to my Moms house on Fri. for 2 more days of celebration and feasts galore.  
Then I'm back on track.  I have some goals for 2011, and they DO NOT include an expanded booty, and a larger pant size.

Happy Birthday Jesus!


Detroit Runner said...

I love that 26.2 towel. Great gift.

lindsay said...

yay! :) merry christmas ginny! an ipad - well i hope you aren't gonna run with that ;) i think it's totally fine to run a few days early as long as your body and legs feel ok.

oh technically that's an ornament if you want to use it as such. you don't have to though of course.

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

Lindsay - we call them Christmas balls and/or ornaments....I went back and edited the post to make it clear. Thanks! I love it!

lindsay said...

oh that's fine. i just wasn't sure since you had said artwork originally. i don't know that i'd call it artwork... lol. i am not an artist! :)

LMC said...

Hey Ginny, I am right there with you on the Christmas all year (no children by design) concept. It's a great plan!!:)

Isn't it great, how running just makes everything better, makes up for all the food, cookies, etc... of the holidays. I say, if your legs feel good, keep running!

Merry Christmas to you and your husband!!

TRI-james said...

Are you running the steam whistle?

Julie said...

Hi Ginny,
You got an awesome gift from Linday! I love it:)

Merry Christmas to you! Hugs and love:)

Meg said...

Merry Christmas, Ginny!!!!! An IPAD?? What a blessed girl, you deserve it! I happen to feel like our Christmas is all year long, too. I guess that's okay!
BIG HUGS, keep it happy and enjoy the holidays!

Jill said...

Awww, Lindsay knows how to say it all the right way, very cool loot! I love it all :).

I wish you the Merriest of holidays, Ginny - has been a blast reading your journey and seeing the places your running has taken you. I wish you MANY happy and healthy miles in 2011!!

Chris K said...

"No children by design" - no wonder you are going to be a Doctor, you are super smart :-)

Amanda@runninghood said...

No children by design ? ;) And iPAd....awesome! I actually got my first ever big technology gift...a MacBook Air...Love it! My favorite new toy!

Lindsay, Awesome gift! My present still hasn't reached my special person in NC...I'm so sad. :( :( HOpe it at least gets returned to me.

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Lindsay's handmade ornament is super special! My husband and I don't do gifts either. Works great for us, but it's fun to be surprised, too. Have fun with your Ipad!

Laura said...

Merry (belated) Christmas!