2000 Miles for the Year

December 28, 2017

This week is flying by, and I can’t believe tomorrow is Friday.

Craig has been off work all week, and my parents have been visiting us from Minnesota since Sunday night, so I’m pretty much in vacation-mode right now. I’ve been on social media little bit but not as much as usual, and I am definitely enjoying the break!

I am also enjoying the chance to run during the daylight, go shopping on my own, and spend extra time with Craig since we rarely get date nights between him working all week and me working all weekend. I’ve been all confused about what day it is, but I’m going to do a little recap on this entire week, so hang tight.

Sunday morning, I ran 10 miles, which put me at 2000 miles for the year! I wasn’t sure if I was going to make 2000 with my injury at the beginning of the year, but when I counted my mileage in November and realized how close I was, I knew I had to stick with it in order to get to 2000 miles for the year. I’ve run 2000 miles almost every year for the past 5 or 6 years–the only year missing it was during my pregnancy with Cullen in 2014, so I hope to keep the tradition going.

Sunday afternoon I worked for a few hours, and then we went over to my in-law’s for dinner and opening presents.

My brother-in-law and sister-in-law are currently teaching in China, so they got Cullen a traditional Chinese outfit. (I’m sure there is a name for it, but I didn’t even ask.) I got a new wallet, a couple of Lululemon gift cards, a essential oils diffuser, a sweater, and a pair of heels.

After a late night, we got back home around 10:00 p.m., I put Cullen to bed, and then I went to pick up my parents at 11:30 p.m. from the airport. They were supposed to get in at 6:00 p.m. but there was some snow in Seattle, so their flight kept getting delayed. Christmas morning we slept in, (Thankfully Cullen slept in too.) and then opened more presents.

Holidays really are better with kids. It is so fun to see their excitement over every present. Cullen got this fishing game (pictured above), which I think was a popular gift as I’ve heard many other kids getting the same one. He also got a fishing pole (technically an ice fishing pole but works good for him because it is shorter and his size), which he was the most excited about. He also got a lot of Paw Patrol toys, a book, and pajamas, which is his current obsession.

After presents and breakfast, we got outside for some fresh air. It was actually a sunny day but quite cold. I didn’t get a chance to go running on Christmas Day, and I am forcing myself to do the “whatever” plan right now, which is really hard for me!

Christmas afternoon, we headed back over to my in-law’s for a prime rib dinner and more gift-opening. Cullen wasn’t feeling well and threw up a few times. He still played with his fishing game a bit, and I got some extra snuggles.

The day after Christmas, it was our family’s tradition growing up to wake up early and go shopping for the after-Christmas sales. I didn’t go shopping early, but I did go running at 6:30 a.m. that morning. I ran to-and-from the gym and then lifted weights afterwards. (I do this so I am “forced” to lift afterwards.) That afternoon I ventured out myself for a few hours and hit up Target, Nordstrom Rack, Bath and Body Works, and Lululemon. All of them had really good sales, and I got some steals and some splurges.

Wednesday I work at the store for a few hours, and then Craig and I went to Rustic Goat for dinner. It was so nice to catch up with him and just hang out and talk.

Thursday we hung around home most of the day, but my mom and I did make it out for some more shopping in the afternoon. FYI – Target had 70% off all of their Christmas things right now, so go take advantage of the great deals.

Also, be sure to get in on this awesome Beautycounter Winter Sale going on right now. They are offering 30% off a lot of great makeup products including my beloved Ocean & Pacific Palette, which makes it less than $45. I literally use this blush + bronzer + highlighter daily, and I have never been a blush person before this! There are also blush duos, lip sheers, and lip glosses on sale as well. If consultants could get in on the sale, I would be buying this lip sheer, the liquid eyeliner, and angled blush brush.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and I’ll be checking in with one last post before we ring in the new year!

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