So all in all, this holiday week was a lot of fun. The promised snow storm never materialized, which was a bit of a bummer, but probably for the best, considering all of the people who had to travel.
As always, we all went overboard with the gifting. Adorably, my father themed my mother’s gifts towards her walking – the two of them walked three half marathons this year and are planning to go for runDisney’s Coast to Coast AND Dumbo Double Dare. Dad’s significantly taller than Mom, so he strolls along while she power walks. It’s kind of unfair, but definitely good for both of them.
I got a lot of fun new gear. I got a new Sparkle Skirt from my sister, a tri outfit (yikes!) and a jacket from my Mom and a new Garmin 610 from my Dad! I had to promise him to not be upset if I didn’t use it for the marathon. It looks cool, but I won’t have a chance to really get used to it before the race, and we all know the rules – nothing new on race day. But! As soon as I’m done with the race, I’ll start getting used to it. I’m currently using the 305, and the 610 is much more streamlined. And he got me one in pretty colors too. I’ll have a review of it coming up in a couple of weeks, I’m sure.
Unfortunately, we’ve also been sharing around some illness this holiday. Mom’s had a sinus infection and Dad’s got a pretty bad virus. As of this writing, I’m healthy so far, but figure that the odds are good I’ll get it too. I figure as long as I’m healthy for the race, that’s all that matters. But I spent the weekend washing my hands as much as possible.
It was great to see everyone. My grandparents are in their late 80’s and early 90’s, and my aunt has terminal cancer, so the odds are good that this was our last Christmas all together. I’m glad we made it a great one.