Sunday, December 28, 2008

Santa Loves Me

I may be the last person in the world, but I finally got my Garmin. My husband came through (like he always does when I beg, plead, and whine). I've gone for three runs with it so far, and I'm loving it. Although the first run, I was so busy staring at it that I sort of forgot to pay attention to where I was going. Not the smartest idea on icy roads. Kind of like last year after Christmas when I got my new iPod - running and messing with it at the same time, and I ended up waist deep in snow in the ditch.

I also got plenty of other running loot - lots of Smartwool socks, which I love, a fuel belt, a new short sleeved shirt, and a new face mask. Also, my mom made me an awesome quilt out of some of my race t-shirts. Even though I knew it was coming, I was super excited. One side has all the t-shirts from the first year I ran races, and the other side has some other cute ones.

This morning, Jim and I went out for a balmy 8 miler in the 7 degree weather. In general, December has been a "rest" month - until today, I hadn't done anything longer than 4 miles. It felt good to actually get a good run in, even if my face was covered with ice.

I'm off to make a lasagna for some friends who are visiting tonight. Hope everybody had a good Christmas. Back to work tomorrow!

7 comments:

Melanie said...

that race shirt quilt sounds amazing! Congrats on the garmin too.. i love mine.... but keep your head up so you don't end up in the ditch again... :D

Marlene said...

Sounds like you got spoiled - awesome!

Goog job NOT falling in a ditch while staring at the garmin. ;) Enjoy your new toy! You'll never go back.

MCM Mama said...

That quilt sounds cool and yay for all the running stuff. I love my garmin. I don't think I could live up north, I did the entire last week of running on a treadmill 'cause I don't do cold and ice and I'm desperate for an outdoor run at this point.

D10 said...

You got some really nice things for Christmas. The garmin is great. Glad you are enjoying it.

BeachRunner said...

Sounds like a great Christmas. You will rock that Garmie throughout 2009! Enjoy!

theloosemoose said...

Wow, Santa DOES love you! That's quite the haul. So have you named your Garmin yet? Because that IS a requirement of ownership, you know.

aron said...

yayyyy garmin is sooo awesome :) glad you had a great christmas!