On the Eve of Christmas....

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On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby RA. » Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:18 am

I'm waiting for the sun to come up so I can take a guess on if the sidewalks are a sheet of ice or not. I think I'll attempt an outdoor run, regardless. It just might be slower than normal.

Merry Christmas Eve!
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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby HCcD » Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:25 am

At the office this morning, planing to leave by noon and feed some kitties then head to the stores to start x-mas shopping this afternoon :shifty: ... a short run planned later this afternoon and maybe a beer afterwards, and, that's about it folks ...

Uh oh ....


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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby La » Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:36 am

Rest day. Still lots of shopping to do. :?
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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby RA. » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:02 am

5.3k done. I'm glad to say that the sidewalks were pretty good. But, now it is snow/hailing, and they are getting slippy again.
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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby Sandra » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:15 am

Hoping to convince myself to jump on the TM today....Other than a run, will be heading out to my brother's house in Whitby to celebrate Christmas Eve with the family! Merry Christmas to all!
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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby n_fraser » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:26 am

Thinking I need to buy a treadmill! Ottawa is cold already and we still have three(?) months of winter to go.

Will do my run tomorrow. Tonight = rum and eggnog.

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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby purdy65 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:30 am

Still tm bound, but things should be OK by the weekend!

10k dne, and just relaxing at the moment. Just a couple of little things to pick uup this morning

Traditional Chinese food for dinner tonight! Full of family - both sides!
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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby HCcD » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:31 am

purdy65 wrote:Still tm bound, but things should be OK by the weekend!

10k dne, and just relaxing at the moment. Just a couple of little things to pick uup this morning

Traditional Chinese food for dinner tonight! Full of family - both sides!


An 8 or 10 course meal ??
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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby purdy65 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:33 am

HCcD wrote:
purdy65 wrote:Still tm bound, but things should be OK by the weekend!

10k dne, and just relaxing at the moment. Just a couple of little things to pick uup this morning

Traditional Chinese food for dinner tonight! Full of family - both sides!


An 8 or 10 course meal ??


A smorgasbord! Served buffet style . Tomorrow am brunch and pm turkey :shock:
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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby DonnaRigs » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:48 am

I have dinner at my Mom's tonight, then tomorrow is actually quiet, no dinner, just presents and hot chocolate. I found a CRAZY fattening "Polar Express" Hot Chocolate that I am going to make, maybe a movie in the afternoon. :)
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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby alexk » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:09 am

Seafood chowder ready to go, house as clean as it can get w/ 3 kids, a dog & a cat; shopping & wrapping done too - I think I deserve a run!!! Wish could go outside but it's a slushy/icy mess :(.

Big neighbourhood party @ my house tonight - a favourite tradition. Because we have no family here, we started doing this years ago. It's grown to be quite a crazy night!!! But a quiet, peaceful day tomorrow awaits...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. Blessings to you and your families.
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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby Robinandamelia » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:10 am

6 miles on TM for me today. Merry Christmas Eve everyone!

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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby runJrun » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:14 am

Heading to the gym in a couple of hours for a strength workout - then home to wrap and relax. Merry Christmas Eve!!
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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby Habs4ever » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:17 am

Going to make waffles, (we slept in). Will run a bit later.
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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby Avis » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:27 pm

We lost electricity during the night, but it's back on now. The world is all a-glitter here, with the sun shining on the ice. I'm off to slip-slide over to the neighbours to deliver cookies! Hope to get some outdoor running (with spikes on my feet) while I'm at the in-laws for the next couple days. Have a happy Christmas, all you Manics!
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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:24 pm

crummy sleep last night (my own fault, not C!) so slept in a bit, but snuck in 2 miles on the TM. busy morning at work corralling my tiny helper. hoping to get out for our annual family christmas eve snowshoe this afternoon - we'll need to bundle up!
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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby Jwolf » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:44 pm

Did my last run for the year in Vancouver. It was so nice out and I hated to stop! But we are busy today getting ready to travel.

7k very easy today.
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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby ian » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:19 pm

Outdoor speedwork: 5x1M threshold + WU/CD for 14K.

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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby Nicholas » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:44 pm

Rest day...we have Christmas dinner today so I need to save my energy for that.
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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby NMG » Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:36 pm

10K on the TM for me. Going to just relax the rest of the day and grab some Chinese for dinner. It's my tradition, LOL!

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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby ngcaper » Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:20 pm

Recovery 10k....now going to drinks lots of Beaus, and eat hot wings. That's our tradition...to bad tomorrow is a hard effort day in Ferguson Forrest on snow shoes...it'll be a rough one.

Oh yes, Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you all have a great day, and Santa doesn't leave any coal in your stocking...but seeing how good this group is I can't ever see that happening.
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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby ultraslacker » Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:40 pm

snowshoe canceled for today due to lack of adequate snow. :/

baking cookies instead and heading over to my sister's for christmas. :)
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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby Hammie » Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:20 pm

10k done in capris! Thanks Santa :lol: . Beautiful day here. Now pizza for dinner and trying to convince two very excited kids that they need to go to bed!
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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby barebuns1 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:50 pm

8Kms done on the trails. I could have almost worn shorts today out west. Chest and Triceps workout completed now off to the mall. :)
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Re: On the Eve of Christmas....

Postby erinmcd » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:25 pm

I thought I'd posted earlier but I guess not.

13.5km this morning with my normal training buddy and a girl he used to coach, who is now a college track runner. 8 x 600m hard. It was a tough one, but it was great to get it done nice and early.
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