Christmas Day Run

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22/12/2009 at 11:21

I wouldn't dare! My husband thinks I run too much as it is [ are there *any* non-runners that don't think we runners do too much?] and I can't afford a decent divorce lawyer so soon after Christmas!  

Fortunately I'm actually on a rest week in my training schedule and it's just easy 5 milers, so I've just swapped the days around so I do my easy 5 on boxing day [which I'll do early in the morning as he sleeps off the previous days turkey fest ]

I also have the excuse of going out to test drive the new Garmin forerunner 60 Santa is bringing me this Christmas  

22/12/2009 at 11:34
Mrs Penguin, my hubby wouldn't dare stop me. he knows how grumpy I will be! Actually he will no doubt still be in bed when I go! Like the plan for Boxing day
22/12/2009 at 11:36

Well i would like to i've not been able to get out for a week now cos of the ice  but i will be at my folks who live up the road from a great big park so on christmas day come hell or high water I will get down to the park and do a few laps on christmas morning, Lovely!

22/12/2009 at 11:37

I'm very much looking forward to my traditional Christmas Eve celebrations - getting leathered in the pub with my brother (fresh over from Canada) while dad's at midnight mass, then we all meet up about 1.30am for present opening and Christmas supper!  So I won't be in any fit state for a run on Christmas day morning, but given that I've normally slept off the turkey, pudding and alcohol excesses by early evening (if I make it through to the Technicolor section of Wizard of Oz, I'm doing well.  Wake me up when the blue monkeys are on...) I may well step out on Boxing Day.

Edited: 22/12/2009 at 11:37
22/12/2009 at 11:41
I may do, but it'd only be 20 minutes or so, I have a 5k race on Boxing Day
22/12/2009 at 16:08
 Plan to get out as early as poss( 9 ish )  and  do 3-4 miles with my stepson -  weather & o/h dependant and then i will do my duty and cook xmas dinner while she entertains daughter and grandson . Then its a huge dinner and my own bottle of baileys and a snooze on the couch . Perfect
23/12/2009 at 19:50
I'll be doing 3 miles slow on Chrimbo Day, I'd run further but I have a race on Boxing Day, hence the short, slow run.  I hope to be out the door by 07:00, or earlier if the child wakes up at stupid 'o' clock.
Edited: 23/12/2009 at 19:51
23/12/2009 at 19:54
No not Christmas day, however I also have a 10K race on Boxing day.
23/12/2009 at 20:59
Yes, I will. I'll be at work starting at 7 in the morning and I reckon nobody else will be daft enough to want the treadmill in the gym on Christmas morn. Too icy to run outside. I should be able to get a good sesh in before stuffing my face with turkey in the canteen at lunchtime
26/12/2009 at 20:35
I did my first ever Christmas day run this year. Only 3 miles, 1st thing in the morning.
Saw so many Robins! Peaceful and perfect.
Set me up for the day.
Camlo    pirate
26/12/2009 at 20:46
Promised I would so I did - only a 2mile token run as recovering from the sick bug, it was dark & I ran with a friend who had only got jeans with her.... but it was a run.
29/12/2009 at 09:59
I missed both of mine as I had a bad sore throat and it was still too icy Made it out on Sunday though and it was oh so hard Arbies and CCC, good on you both for making it out there.
29/12/2009 at 10:29

I stayed with my parents over christmas.  The pavements were all iced over and "polished" with rain.  Could barely stand, let alone walk or run.

However, on christmas morning, there were no cars on the main (and gritted) roads, so I took advantage, went out and ran down the middle of the local A roads.  Great fun.  Boxing Day race cancelled due to ice.

Both parents had horrendous colds, I now have a tickly throat and bloody marathon training schedule starts next Monday.  Fantastic.

29/12/2009 at 10:32
Good luck with the marathon training Artie. Hope it goes well. Yep i was meant to start mine a few weeks ago and I was ill at the time too. Grr!
29/12/2009 at 10:37
Thanks Sarah, "exposure" occured nearly a week ago, so I am hoping its not going to get much worse.  Does the immune system work better with a diet high in alcohol, roast meats, fruit cake, thorntons chocolates and cashew nuts?

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