Christmas was here and visited with its mass amounts of children’s toys – and has moved on!This has affected my running (And my weight), but I can’t complain – only two pounds up.
We headed up to my folks (apparently its now “The Neidhardt Center” – and I had every single intent of running up there. Honestly. I even posted on Facebook that I was going to – so that means it has to be true (Everything on the internet is true right?) The family was definitely happy to see each other!
But (don’t all the best excuses for why we didn’t run – start with “But?”) with all of the “Must See” people – it wasn’t meant to be. Saturday and Sunday were reserved for the final Christmas Shopping, with my son’s Maryland State Boychoir Concerts on Saturday and Sunday. (I will be posting video at a later date!) I do have to say – that they are simply amazing. The Parlor City Boy Chorus was fantastic – but the Maryland State Boychoir has the resources to go beyond and into an entirely different level. It blew me away.
We headed up the previously-mentioned folks’ house after his concert sunday evening. You can already see my excuse for not getting up early and running on Christmas Eve Day! Not after that little bit of sleep!
We (my wife and I.. This wasn’t a royal “we”) finally finished the Christmas shopping on the 24th, and even managed to go visit my friend Dimitrios, and get a drink in!
For Christmas, the kids were spoiled rotten – by absolutely everyone. From Lazertag, to Nerf Crossbows, to Xbox Games, to endless amounts of clothing and candy – I think it was definitely a success.
My excellent present? Yup, I got one – and mentioning it even lets me justify this post as applicable to running (not that I really care about that part!) I finally (after giving a couple away on the blog) have my very own – ROAD ID!!!
I am actually really excited about it. I run along some busy roads (when I’m not on my treadmill) and have worried about what would happen in an emergency. This has been a key reason I have avoided bicycling as well – as my phone assuredly wouldn’t survive THAT crash! Come warm weather, I will be tackling road-bicycling as a form of exercise!
All in all, it was one fantastic Christmas break – we even got out of NY before the Snow hit!