Thank you so much for the birthday wishes for Duncan. He had a stellar birthday and Christmas. Lots of homemade cookie gifts from friends and more toys.
Speaking of cookies….I’m still emerging from my holiday cookie coma. I’m really lucky that I have great baking friends and family but man, it’s going to be hard to break this new 10-cookie a day habit.
So Christmas came and went just like that. I got a quick run in on the morning of Christmas eve before heading upstate to my friend Susan’s.
Short sleeves on Christmas eve because it was 70 degrees out!
We had a nice low-key holiday dinner….just Susan, her hubby and me, along with Duncan and Susan’s pup Lucy.
Lucy having a post-meal nap
Duncan enjoying a pre-recorded U2 concert on TV.
I spent Christmas Day with Mr. SOTSS. First we exchanged gifts and then we went to spend the day with his family. Again, another nice, low-key day.
It’s December 23rd….and that means one thing….DUNCAN’S BIRTHDAY! Yep, the doodle turned 7 today and we celebrated the same way we do each year. I force him to wear his party hat and then I give him a toy and treats.
He knows the drill and stays still like a champ long enough for me to snap a pic or 100 two.
And after picture #97 we start to get this
Get this thing off!
Plus, he just went to the groomer so he looks and smells delicious for the holidays.
Well, I haven’t run a single mile this week. I am going to try and squeeze in a run tomorrow before I hit the road to visit my friend Susan for Christmas Eve.
And since this post is all about Duncan and nothing about running I’ll sign off by sharing my Christmas card…
Thank you all for reading my little blog. I’m going to get started on a post highlighting my top 10 favorite memories of 2015 and hopefully get that up before the new year.
Happy and Merry Everything!
What are your plans for the holidays? Do you celebrate Xmas? Did you Celebrate Chanukah? Anyone celebrate anything else?
How’s it going in your neck-o-the-woods? I’m doing ok. Some good stuff…some not so good stuff but I just tried this Snickerdoodle Croissant Donut from Dunkin Donuts which falls under the good stuff category.
Snickerdoodle Croissant Donut
Boy was it sweet! Good thing I’m a fan of sweet =)
Let’s backtrack for a minute. I woke up Monday morning and was so excited to see I was chosen in the lottery for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler.
Cherry Blossom 10-Miler here I come!
We registered as a team. The “we” is me, Jane and Jane’s friend Amy.
That’s Jane, Amy and me sandwiched between Jane’s hubby Alex and Mr. SOTSS to my right. (Like the smiley face didn’t give it away. LOL!)
I’m already excited about the trip down to DC for this. First of all I LOVE the Cherry Blossoms. I was so lucky to see them at the height of their peak this past April when Mr. SOTSS and I went for a weekend getaway.
Peaking Cherry Blossoms
And I’m thoroughly stoked to run my first offficial 10 miler! I just have a hunch it’s going to be my new favorite distance. Then of course what could make this better? Yup, a running road trip with friends of course!
I discovered a new photo editing app with this cool oil painting filter that works well with Duncan’s fur.
And while we’re talking about Duncan…
best foot warmer
Nothing better than a view of my dog and my Christmas tree to make me feel all warm and fuzzy.
Add in a fresh cup of coffee and Mr. SOTSS into that view and I call that perfection!
I was off today. Well, off from one job but I did about 6 hours of freelance work until about 3pm when I set out for a run.
speedy (for me) miles
It’s just a windbreaker….doesn’t repel water in the least bit.
Unfortunately it was pouring! I didn’t want to waste the extra time to drive to the gym to use the treadmill and it was fairly mild (in the mid 50s) so I figured I’d just go get soaked. I really don’t mind running in the rain. I just hate the way my clothes get so heavy and stick to me. And I discovered I don’t own a single item of waterproof running gear. I should have just run naked. My skin is waterproof right? Oh wait, that would get me arrested I suppose….#STREAKING
I guess it’s too late to ask Santa for some rain gear for Christmas.
Do you run in the rain? What kind of rain gear do you use?
Do you like sweet things?