Hope you enjoyed time with your family and friends over the holidays!
We had a fabulous holiday visiting with family and enjoying a few days off together. I was spoiled rotten again this Christmas and got some amazing gifts including a beautiful new mountain bike (Giant Trance X1 W) and some other awesome gear!
We also had a little Christmas crook who loves to steal gifts and unwrap them. It is priceless to watch Harold sneak a gift and unwrap it!
It was ridiculously cold over Christmas, but I still managed to get out and run in the freezing temps, bike in the warmth of my basement, swim some laps, and head out in snowshoes! I got a pair of running snowshoes last year but we didn’t have much snow so I only used them once. I bought Kelly a pair for Christmas, so we took them out on Dec. 26.
These things are no joke! It’s not bad to run on packed snow but to run on untouched snow is pretty intense! We lasted 12 minutes and had two sprint races before I collapsed into a pile of snow. So fun and I can’t wait to use them more to cross train!
We also tried something new to me. We went to a rock climbing gym! I am terrified of heights and have weak arms, so I wasn’t expecting much. I was so proud of myself for making it to the top twice!
The weather warmed up beautifully this past weekend so we hit the outdoors again. We took Harold on a perfect trail walk in the river valley.
Even though he hasn’t been walking much due to the cold, he is still as speedy as ever! Neither of us can beat him no matter how hard we try!
We also went for an amazing cross-country ski. There are some phenomenal trails nearby. We saw a couple deer and even a moose! Oh, and I face-planted hard after flying down a hill. And my husband got a photo of my crash landing.
It’s been an incredible holiday season. I find it hard to believe that 2012 is coming to a close and 2013 is just around the corner. We have some big adventures ahead of us and I can’t wait.
Wishing you a happy, happy New Year and many great memories and adventures in 2013!
How were your holidays? What was your favourite part?