Hey Nancy, You got the cards done?!? Good for you!! I always tell myself EVERY YEAR to mail out cards before Dec. 1 ........and I've yet to do that. Past 5 yrs though, I just mail cards to people who have been sending one to us EACH YEAR. It's a short list, LOL!!
How far is it to NYC from your place?
We were there one year during the holidays just after Thanksgiving. We are there only 3 days for a conference that DH had to speak at. It was such an incredible sight with all the lights and decorations!! People still rushing around though. We just stroll along downtown before we flew back.
I was in D.C. for a conference for about 5 days in early Dec a couple of years ago. Loved the festivities and lights and enjoyed the stroll around the monuments. They had trees from each state and decorated with their STATE ornaments in front of the White House. A very talented family was playing and singing Christmas songs in front of the display.
Awesome that you have days off after the holidays!!
I only had ONE run, last Tuesday!! Went to fitness center. Warmed up with 10 min elliptical and cycling. Then 3.1 miles on TM, intervals. ONE mile on 6% grade. Proud of myself that I didn't quit. Back to elliptical and cycling for 20 min each, some stretching. Then another 3.1 on TM, intervals. And this time, 1/2 mile on 6% grade. Another round of 10 mins each on elliptical and cycling. I was a sweaty mess when done, HA!
Meetings took most of my time and by the time they are done, it's colder, and dark. It's amazing how much the temperature drops as soon as the sun sets behind the mountain. I've been good about the band exercises though. My glutes are sore, LOL!! Guess I'm doing them right....... incorporating some weights too, along with stretching and foam rolling which I'm re-learning to only go UP, not back and forth.
Today: Ran 8 miles. Took 1 min walk break every 10 mins. Trail was drying up so few areas of mud and slush. 43 degrees when I started, around 51 when I got done. NICE!! Especially with full sun, YAY!! Gosh, I use to run in temps colder than this when in MN, it's all a blur now and body has totally adapted to these temps here. Wimp!! LOL!!
Oh, not sure if I mentioned this but I'm running this: https://raceroster.com/events/2018/17812/29th-annual-midnight-madness-run