There are 18 weeks and 1 day until the 2013 Eugene Marathon. That means that marathon training officially starts.... TODAY!!!!! Seriously, who decides to pick a training plan that starts on Christmas Eve and quickly picks up speed during the last two weeks of the year?! I guess it's a good way to get through the holidays... we'll see. On tap for today is 4 to 5 miles nice and easy... I have a feeling that this week, at least, I'll be doing the lower number options. (I'm following the "Own It" marathon training plan from Train Like a Mother.)
Speaking of holidays, did I mention that tonight is Christmas Eve?!! We have some pretty excited kids here in my house. We did finally get a tree, well, we put up a tree... our tiny little fake tree that we used to take to yurting with us. We have it set up on the aquarium stand (which someday might hold an aquarium) with lights wrapped around... it's our very own Christmas shrine. We also taped the stockings above the fireplace and put up Big Head Elf Calvin.
Pandora and we're finally starting to feel pretty festive here in Casa de los Higgins. If nothing else, Euan love, love, loves the lights.
Shore Acres to see all the pretty lights, then we will come home and open up our Christmas jammies and a game (Just Dance 4 this year... Shhh, it's a secret) to play as a family, then Emme has a Christmas play planned, and then we'll put out cookies and carrots for Santa and his Reindeer before going to sleep. Fun, fun, fun!!
So, after a little bit of panicking last week, I think we (meaning I) managed to get into the Christmas mood and am now almost as excited as the kids. Tonight is Christmas Eve, tomorrow is Christmas, Wednesday is Emme's 9th birthday, Thursday is our 11th anniversary, then Friday the kids and I are going to go to Klamath Falls to hang out with family. It will be a busy week, but it will be great. I hope everyone has a super fantastic Christmas filled with lots of fun, lots of family & loved ones and a fair amount of running sprinkled in too!