I haven't been out on a run since Thanksgiving day and honestly I hadn't missed it that much. Today, though, I was actually excited about running. Maybe that's how you know you're ready to get back into the swing of things.
Run buddy Val and I went out for our usual early morning Run + Breakfast.
With well-rested legs, the run was actually easier than I thought it would be even though I'm sure i've gained about 15 pounds since Thanksgiving. We've already had our tamale-making session for the season and now I'm eating tamales like it's my J-O-B.
Since Val and I hadn't run together in weeks, we had plenty to catch up on and we had a great long breakfast conversation.
Afterwards, I rushed home to get some chores (aka laundry) done because I had a Christmas party to get ready for tonight.
The Puff and I then went to get Mani's:
Then we knocked out the grocery shopping at this awesome Mexican Grocery store that opened up in my 'hood. Love these one-stop-shop ethnic stores where you can buy chicharrones, pan dulce and fresh corn tortillas all under one roof.
Hello, pork rinds:
The counter guy felt bad for me because I was drooling all over his shiny display case so he handed me some fried pork deliciousness so I would go away.
After groceries, we went out and got our hair did.
Fed the Puff some Pieology before dropping her off at the sitter's:
And then had a fabulous time at my Christmas Party.