Days 24 & 25: December 20th & 21st
I understand the thinking behind this, but the fact that everyone is interested in getting their (work) loose ends tied up before the end of the year, really put a cramp in my style last week. I mean, is anyone even really going to look at this stuff before new year’s?
I ended up stuck at work on the 20th until 9:45 PM in order to get something out before I took off for 12 days. This was rather unexpected, so I didn’t even think to get my run in before the work day. By the time I finally finished, I was exhausted, frustrated, and REALLY dreading having to run when I got home. Fortunately for me, I have a terrific husband who not only volunteered to come pick me up (so I didn’t have to wait for the 10:40 train) but also came up with a brilliant plan!
When I got home around 10 PM, I ate dinner and we popped in The Muppet Christmas Carol while we wrapped the last of our Christmas gifts. By 11:45, I was back in the holiday spirit and ready to go for a run, or two 🙂 At this point, Jeff was falling asleep on the couch and regretting his suggestion, but I was super psyched and ready to head out. So we hit the road and ran a little over a mile before the stroke of midnight. Then, we turned around and ran a little over a mile after midnight! This technically isn’t cheating on the streak, and it was super fun! Plus, then I got to sleep in on Saturday morning.