In the morning we went out and got our tree. Then my son played a wicked soccer game (best of the season). Then, before it got dark I went out and did that 5K run. After that we put up our tree, decorated it and had a nice relaxing evening. Perfect day!
Certainly my run didn't involve any winter storms, crazy snow, insanely cold temperatures, nor santa hats or bells. But I promised Syl I would be out there running with her. And that I did.
Here's my cheerleading prior to the run (sorry for the blurriness, but I thought they were still funny):
I was going to go by myself, but my husband asked to come along.
Here I am on my way out the driveway:
The weather was pretty darn good. Clear skies, a bit of wind and just above the freezing mark. The route we took was good for doing a fast 5K. Straight forward and pretty much no hills. The only thing we had against us was temperature and a strong head wind going out. I was certain that I could finish under 27 minutes. But I did even better than that:
Under 25 minutes!!!!!!
Wooooohooooooooooooooo! I was thrilled!!!!!
After that we got our tree up. Sure is hard to get a decent picture of a Christmas tree. I'm not that skilled with my camera. Believe it or not this is one of the smallest trees we've had in many years. Normally the angel is shoved up into the ceiling. But decorating it is still a challenge:
When it was part way decorated we sat back and relaxed a little with some mulled wine.
Ahhh a perfect evening!