I am SO glad Christmas fell on a rest day, so I didn't have to juggle my schedule around. Here are a pics from our Coleman Christmas.
Wednesday: Strength. I had two work outs lined up for us to do. What happened? The Christmas PURGE! I need to reorganize Andrew's rooms, so I could fit the new toys in. A little note, Andrew's room historically has been a storage room for us, since we don't have an attic or finished basement. Over the years, we have slowly tried to purge or reorganize and get rid of stuff stored in there, but it has been a long process. I still had quite a bit of baby stuff stored in there that I had forgotten about and I wanted to get all of that out and donated locally. Andrew and I spent most of the day going through baby stuff and toys he no longer played with and donated a huge chunk of what was in his room. I took a load that filled my entire van to Goodwill and felt SO proud of Andrew for making some super tough decisions. We also packaged up a lot of toys that he wasn't really ready to get rid of, but that he really didn't play with anymore, so some day soon, some train crazy kid will get some awesome trains......someday.
|This is half of the pile that went!|
Thursday: 5 miles easy. Okay, so the purge monster hit again, but for a good reason. As I said earlier, we have a closet under our stairs where the new duct work for the new furnace we are getting is going in. This is where I store 100% of my Christmas stuff including my artificial tree. I am going to loose all of that storage area, so I had to condense and get rid of a bunch of stuff. Lucky for me, last year, Andrew broke a ton of our ornaments putting them on the tree, so we had already lost a bunch of ornaments.
This year we were using all shatterproof ornaments, and they fit perfectly in one of those ornament organizers. In fact I got all of our Christmas decorations in two Tupperware, one box, and three light bags. The rest is going to Good Will next time we wander to Manhattan. I would love to do way more decorating for Christmas, but we just don't have the storage for it. I guess we will stick to lights and door cling decorations for now.
Post purging, I headed to the mill to pound out 5 miles. Again, my watch and the mill were off, and I was going to go with what the mill said, since I was set on 5.2 mph, but my OCD got the best of me, and I had to finish up and make the watch happy. It was about 6 more minutes of running to get it to 5, which isn't that bad in the grand scheme of things.