Boxing Day

December 26, 2007

My sister asked me last night what I was doing for Boxing Day – which reminded me of how long it’s been since I lived at home and recognized the day after Christmas as anything other than the day after Christmas.   

Christmas day came and went without much fanfare.  Both GB and I worked during the day.  I went for a snowshoe run with the pack of dogs that currently resides at Camp Hundred-Acres and took Finn (the youngest and most puppy of the pack) for an extra-specially long run so he would conk out in the evening to keep things calm.  It worked and he spent the rest of the night curled up by the fire.  We picked up a bottle of wine for Christmas and enjoyed a very picturesque evening admiring our giant Christmas tree, the fire, and the various dogs curled up around the living room.  We also succumbed to 2 episodes of Grey’s Anatomy.  I would say that the only thing missing was a good snowfall….which we might get tomorrow.

I have now completed 24 of 30 runs.  I haven’t missed a day and it’s weird how it’s so much a part of my day now that it barely registers in my mind as a workout.  The next trick?  Get on the bike.  I put my PowerCranks on my bike at the start of the off-season.  It’s the first season I will have used them with any consistency whatsoever.  I’m getting acclimatized to them now, but there’s no question that I have to work harder when I use them and my motivation to work hard on my trainer inside my house in the winter is pretty low.  I think my coach is somewhat skeptical about them, but I just have a feeling that they could be the thing that pushes me to the next level (in combination with my newfound quest for consistency).  You know when you get that feeling?  Anyway, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that they won’t push me to the next level by me staring at them.

I think my funk is officially gone.  I noticed last night that I was not feeling that weird cloud of unhappiness over me.  I think it’s because I picked a few long-overdue bones this week and did some of the interpersonal communication I’ve been dreading for ages.  It’s never as bad as I think it’s going to be.  Well, that’s all the news from Camp Hundred-Acres.  Keep your fingers crossed for some more snow.

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