A Merry Christmas Sunday!

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A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby La » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:06 am

Will go for a run later after presents and breakfast.

Merry Christmas, Maniacs!! :D
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Re: A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby ceileigh » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:45 am

Merry Christmas everyone! I plan to run to my mom's house shortly to open presents and then run back home to start Christmas dinner ... but I plan to do my running around in the car :lol:

Late night last night - my neighbour's bought themselves and outdoor fire pit of sorts. They put it on their deck and had a nice fire till around 2AM. My dogs hated it! Hannah went ballistic, pacing the house, barking and scratching at the door. If I put her out she ran the fence barking at the flames. I finally put the TV on and I think she was hearing something from the fire as she settled then but I had the TV on until 2AM! Didn't stop her though ... she was more excited then a 2 year old this morning! :roll: :D Plan to run off dinner tomorrow!

Have a great day everyone!

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Re: A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby DougG » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:49 am

Merry Christmas everyone! :D
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Re: A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby Tisha » Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:19 am

Merry Christmas! Hope everyone has a safe, happy season and has a wonderful time with loved ones near! :-BD

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Re: A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:23 am

Deck the body with pants compression
Fa la la la la, la la la
Tis the season for running obsession
Fa la la la la, la la la

Now we are so fast and furious
Fa la la la la, la la la

Troll the wind and rain that swirls.
Fa la la la la, la la la la

See the course laid out before us
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Throw your heart into the racing
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Follow me until the finish line
Fa la la la la, la la la la

While I spit and rocket snot
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Fast away the real runners pass me
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Hail the AG podium awaits me
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Sing we now to next years racing
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Heedless of PF we win the medals
Fa la la la la, la la la la
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Re: A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby ratherawkward » Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:54 am

Merry Christmas, all! Once my breakfast settles, I'm looking forward to a Christmas Day run with my brand-new Garmin! Bonus points to my non-runner DH for picking a great gift.
PR's so far: 5K 27:15, 10K 55:25, 21.1K 2:10:53, 42.2K 5:21:27
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Re: A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby Dr. S » Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:56 am

YAY it's Christmas again today! More presents to give and get today at my parents. :D

We will run 30 mins or 1h. We're having company from 2-3 so we'll see what we can fit in there once hubby wakes-up.

Have a good day with your families everyone.

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Re: A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:03 am

Merry Christmas! we did our annual family christmas morning run through freshly falling snow - this year with the stroller!

I got some great running related gifts as well, including lulu shorts, ice breaker tights and smart wool socks! annnd...my garmin 110! (merry xmas to me!)
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Re: A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby Joe Dwarf » Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:06 am

Still waiting for my sleepy-head daughter to wake up. Ran yesterday and will run tomorrow but today is all about family, food and presents. Have a wonderful Christmas day everyone!

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Re: A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby Engmomma » Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:33 am

Merry Christmas from Mennonite-ville.

No run for me today, I will need all the energy I can. Did take the dog for a walk to wear her out. She has no idea what is about to ensue.
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Re: A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby richie-rich » Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:35 am

snuck in a quick 5k. didn't think i'd be able to but it worked out. now, what to eat for lunch??? :think:

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Re: A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby Annelizabeth » Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:04 pm

Merry Merry!!!
Run when I can fit it in today... perhaps at 10pm?? Long day ahead of cokking cooking cokking.

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Re: A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby DonnaRigs » Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:38 pm

Merry Christmas. Think I'll nap then run... :)
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Re: A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby ultraslacker » Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:46 pm

no run for me still, but wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas. :)

I volunteered to work today, for which I'll get time-and-a-half and an extra day off. The beautiful part is that since all the kids are with their families, I don't actually need to BE at work. I have the program cell phone in case of emergency, and will wander in to work sometime this afternoon. Nice lazy morning for me this way. :)
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Re: A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby HCcD » Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:08 pm

Waited 'till past noon to get out of bed and get out for a snowy and chilly 5K / 31:30 easy run ... -11C / -18C windchill .... brrrrrr .... Just getting ready to head out to my brother's place in Orleans for Family Christmas Dinner ... 8)
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Re: A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby Sandra » Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:15 pm

I WILL be going out for a run shortly. Probably about 10km. Took my daughter to the airport this morning. She is off to Newfoundland to be with her dad for the week. As much as I enjoy a week "off" from parental duties, I hate having to take her to fly by herself. I think it's harder on me than her...
Merry christmas to all - enjoy the day with friends, families, loved ones etc.!
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Re: A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby Habs4ever » Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:12 pm

Merry Christmas :D
Just got in from a nice 7.5k. Getting ready to head to SIL's dad's house for dinner.
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Re: A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby Pat29 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:23 pm

I went out for a this afternoon to test out my new jacket and my new gloves. I left from the in-laws house and ended up going out to Barhaven and back for a total of just over 14 km.
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A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby CinC » Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:16 pm

Merry Christmas maniacs! 8.5k yesterday in Calgary and 5.5k this morning in Canmore! Very spoiled and enjoying the love and company of good friends!
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Re: A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:39 pm

Merry Christmas Maniacs!
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Re: A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby DLS » Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:04 pm

Did 10km with the NOTL RoadRunners group -- a group of "ex-pats and orphans" who decided that the best thing to do in the middle of Christmas day was to go for a run.

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Re: A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby Ken B » Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:09 pm

Merry Christmas y'all!!!

I had a nice easy run with NinjaBunny in good running condition this morning. Last night, Mrs. Tortoise and I went out and drove around the neighbourhood looking at the Christmas lights. Some very impressive displays!!! :)

Oh yes - I received a runner's headlamp from Mrs. Tortoise. This will be very handy for my early start at the JFK 50 Mile race in 2012. :dance: I will also use it for my early Sunday morning runs into the Waterloo RR to get in 10-12 kms before joining the RR crew for their distances. As no one is training for a marathon at the moment they have 16-20 kms as their weekly long run.

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Re: A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby Hammie » Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:16 pm

Merry Christmas everyone!

Slipped away from the chaos here to do a beautiful 10k in the sun (wearing capris, no less). Great dinner ahead with the family.
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A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby purdy65 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:30 pm

Nothing for me today! But my sister have me some new wind pants for Xmas, and they fit! Can't wait till it's cold enough to wear them!
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Re: A Merry Christmas Sunday!

Postby abirdd » Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:55 pm

Up very early this morning, thanks to little ones checking on their stocking status :lol:
It did mean we were the first up and out to make tracks in the freshly fallen snow - so serene!
7.5K with Piko pup, followed immediately by another 2.5K with Piko and Ørje pup.
Merry Christmas, Maniacs!!

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