A last week, I flew up to Ohio to visit with my wonderful family for the holidays. We had lots of fun packed into the 5 days I was there. The first morning I woke up to a lovely downfall of snow.
We had a ladies night out to a dinner play/musical, White Christmas. It was a blast!
We went to a flower mill where they decorate with 3.5 million lights each year. It was beautiful and freezing!
The night before I left we had a birthday party for my sister, Micaela and a Christmas party. We baked and ate lots of yummy food. I can't believe she's 17!It's been so hard being so far away from the ones I love but it's so great when we get to see each other.
I'm now less than a month away from the Disney Marathon so I stuck to my schedule while I was visiting. I left temperatures in southern Alabama in the 50-60s to Ohio's 10-20s! I ran 3 times during my 5 day visit and I'm pretty sure the last one destroyed me. It was 12 degrees with a wind chill of 6! Seriously? I was sick for over a week after that. I'm not saying the cold made me sick, but I think my body was fighting something before I went and the freezing air in my lungs made it worse. I had to get a steroid shot and antibiotics. I went 6 days with no running. I thought I was going to die! I finally feel better, thank goodness!
This week, I've played catch-up. I did a sort of long run on Monday, but only ran 12. I think I'm taking a day off tomorrow because I'm a little sore from my YASSO 8x800 and my fast 6 miler today. Sunday is 22 miles and I'm so excited!
I have HUGE news to share with you next time we chat. ;)