Christmas tree 2009

finally! as promised! here are the pictures of the tree!
I finished wrapping all of my family’s stuff and now we’re down to ME’s stuff. when you add 3 young nephews to the mix, the number of things to wrap rises exponentially. luckily, ST mentioned a smart solution: dollar store christmas boxes. I’m heading there after work.
on running front:
saturday – 6.3M on wilmot line. that road is so freakin’ hilly. and man was it cold!
monday – the usual 4.5M around the neighbourhood.
this morning – bailed on my run as my running partner is up home in Owen Sound for the holidays. HE – I’m bringing running stuff and we’ll run while we’re up there!
at work I’m organizing a Biggest Loser weight loss competition. I’m so looking forward to this. a new year’s resolution is to BQ this year (gulp… I can’t believe I just made that really public!!) which means dropping 1hr and 46mins from my marathon time… and to help with that, dropping a few pounds is a good start. and for real training would be good too. I think with some decent, consistent training I should be able to do 4hrs. as for the other 20+ minutes… well that’s going to mean some hard core work.

Christmas tree update

we’ve been puttering away at decorating for christmas. it seems like everytime I turn around another box of decorations appears… we definitely don’t have a spot for everything and the number of bins of Christmas stuff is starting to get to me. I think it’s about time to say uncle and stop with the decorating.

we’ve got the Christmas bedding on. Allie cat seems to like it, reclining and crossing her paws pretending to be a lady. pfft. she’s bonkers. she jumped on ME the other day trying to open a door because she wanted out. she’s no lady. Kitty: you don’t have opposable thumbs or knowledge of how to work a door knob. give up.

*here are a couple before shots of the tree. it’s mostly decorated now. it smells so good. I love having a real tree.

the runs as of late
I haven’t missed a monday or wednesday run in 3 weeks. all are pretty much the same so won’t bore you with those details. this weekend (sat) we’ll probably do Wilmot Line to get some hills and distance done.