Been way to busy but wanted to let everyone know that I had a great Christmas vacation in Seattle and then Michigan with Jeff's family. We got alot of wedding stuff done in Seattle but still had time to snowboard and cross-country ski and run and relax some. On Christmas Eve Jeff and I headed to Michigan. This was my first year spending Christmas with the Crawfords. It was nice to have several Christmas'- all the more fun!
Chace was dressed as a little Santa and liked to look at everything upside down : )
most of Jeff's girl cousins...
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Monday, December 13, 2010
It was a snowy and windy morning but that wasn’t going to stop me from doing the last race of the season- Rudolf Ramble 8k. I ran from my house to the start of the race. The wind was so strong that it hurt when the snow blew into your face. When I got to the start of the race the race volunteers were having trouble keeping the table with water from blowing over! There was Christmas music playing and lots of people dressed as Santa’s. I was kind of jealous of the Santa suits- they looked warm! I was talking to a friend when the race started- oops! So I had to start behind the Santa’s- it took awhile before I could get past. I love racing in bad conditions so I was loving the race! I contemplated my race strategy and decided that I needed to draft so I squiggled myself into a big pack of guys…ah nice and wind blocked. However, these guys were not keeping a good pace so I found myself tucking in and then surging to different packs. Anyway it was fun to be thinking on your feet the whole time and knowing that race times were going to be slow so it was all about competing. My friend Columba beat me at the end so I was second overall. Everyone went right to gear check and then home after the race- too cold to stick around!
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Today Jeff and I took the train to Kalamazoo for my grandparents Christmas party. It was so fun to see everyone! I hadn't seen my nephew Eddie in a long time. He is so cute with his fluffy white-blond hair. We caught up with everyone, played games, had a gift exchange and had good food and drink. Doesn't get better than that!