Friday night was cookie, beverage drinking and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation fun at my friend Jenn's. After Friday, I realized why we usually just lay low at the end of the week. I was exhausted and barely able to think straight during our baking madness.
We ended up making sugar cookies, gingerbread and chocolate crinkles. Unfortunately, none of them turned out great. Perhaps if it had not been Friday or if we had focused more on the baking and less on the sipping... ;)
Saturday was trail running fun...
I headed out Mt. Pisgah, the location of a trail race that several friends were running. I needed an excuse to get my shoes a little muddy (ahem, Hagg Lake 25K in Feb) so I opted to run one of the loops the 50Kers were running. 9.3 miles later, my trail needs were met.
Saturday night, I got my Christmas present from the manfriend in the form of a nice dinner out. I much prefer a fun experience than something I don't necessarily NEED, unless of course it sparkles and shines. ;)
Sunday's workout - A Mini Triathlon!
The plan: 30 min running, 30 min cycling (trainer), 30 min yoga
Actual: 34 min (4.25 miles) running, 30 min spinning, 25 min yoga for cyclists (yogadownload.com freebie) After spending some time cleaning the house (thank you, manfriend), I coaxed the man out for a run in the rain. It's funny, once you're wet you don't mind getting more wet.
Then we were off to Portland to send the manfriend to the midwest and hang out with my brother and his fiance. And take a walk through Peacock Lane for some Christmas light festivus.
And Monday, it was back to the cookie making grind. I kid, it's not that tough. Michelle and I made gingerbread cookies (w/ lemon icing), sugared pecan balls (A-mazing) and peppermint bark. So fun to break out of the usual cookie rut and try some new recipes.
And all this fun stuff left me exhausted by Monday night!
So often, I talk myself into even just a short workout, but sometimes it's better to JUST SAY NO. When life gets busy, it's okay to cut yourself some slack. One missed workout won't squash all the hard work you've put in this entire year.
What's on the tip top of your Christmas/wish list this year? Is anyone thinking of New Year's resolutions for 2012?