December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I hope you've all had a wonderful holiday with family, friends, and good food : ) We did Christmas Eve with my mom's family in the bay area then today was just my folks and bro. Definitely one of the more low-key years, but it was great nonetheless. I managed to squeeze in an awesome 16 miler Christmas Eve morning, which meant I could indulge with a little less guilt : )

I always love sharing my gifts with others and I try to put a lot of thought into each one, so it was fun to see everyone's reactions this year as I think I did pretty well ; ) I'm definitely that person that loves to give presents more than to get them, but I will say that I got some awesome stuff this year, too! I spent most of today being pretty lazy, finally managing to watch Love Actually, my favorite Christmas movie, and later Unbreakable, which finally arrived yesterday!
i wish this could stay up year-round...
 new magic bullet!
 ready for some adventures in juicing!
 new ornament this year from Chicago
my festive pup on Christmas 2010 : )

It's hard to believe that another Christmas has come and gone. It's certainly my favorite time of the year, and I'm always a little sad to see it go. But I know soon enough I'll get carried away with everyone else in the excitement of the new year. Happy holidays to all!


  1. 16 miles on xmas eve...that tops my 15 miler! way to go during the holidays!

  2. Love Actually is my favorite too! Sounds like a great Christmas.

  3. Happy Holidays Rachel. I'm jealous of your 16 miler, but am looking forward to ramping up training for a Spring Half & a Summer tri (my first).

    We didn't get to Love, Actually yet this year but it's still the season for another week right?! Love that one! :)