This morning I woke to 5 inches of snow, but clear roads. The temperature was right at 30 degrees so I geared up and ran 9 miles outside. To really get in the Christmas spirit I put on Christmas music for my run. This was the longest I have run since the marathon and it felt great. My pace was good, easy in zone two and I was just under 12:30 pace. Nothing rushed, and that was fine for me today. With Christmas just a few days away, I want to take in every moment. For as much snow as Northeast Ohio gets, it is not often that we get a white Christmas.
The rest of my day was spent getting last minute things done for the holiday and preparing for my house guest. Today my friend arrived from Florida. We went on the cruise together in March. When she comes to town she stays with me. It is always a treat, like having a roommate for a week. She even brought Santa for me:
Tonight we are celebrating the holiday with friends. Spending time with friends is always fun, at the holiday it is even sweeter. Even though it was cloudy today, the snow brightened up the day and time with friends bring plenty of warmth on this first full day of winter. What could be better?