Catching up

I haven’t written in a while, I know (sorry!), so I thought it was about time I did. Life has been pretty  busy over the last couple weeks with all the wonderful holiday craziness. 

I love this time of year, mostly because it’s a great reason to get together with my friends and family (and I won’t lie to you, the awesome food associated with this time of year isn’t too bad either, haha!). 

J and I hosted our first ever Christmas Eve dinner for both of our families. I made a prime rib roast for the first time ever, which was probably one of the most intimidating things I’d ever cooked. It turned out well, thank goodness, and both of our families had a great time! 

On top of the typical holiday business, J and I have taken up snowboarding again this year. In the past, when I’ve tried it, I’ve ended up falling most of the way down the mountain (some of my falls being more entertaining than others). This season (so far) has gone a lot better – I’ve managed to make it all the way down the mountain without falling more than once! 

I love being up in the mountains; the scenery is beautiful, and the snow brings a feeling of peacefulness that’s hard to find. 

With all these new aventures, I’ve found myself missing running. I’ve had to take breaks from running before, fortunately mostly because of life craziness instead of injury. The longing for a good, consistent running routine always calls me back. 

I find myself missing the freedom, the energy, and the certainty about life that I feel when I’m out on a run – that’s when I make the time to get out, even if only for a couple miles. I feel so much more like myself afterward.  

It’s my goal over the next week to get back into my routine, and begin working on my training plan for my next marathon. There’s something that feel so right about starting out the new year training for my next big race.

How were your holidays? What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? 

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