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Merry Christmas and to all a good night

So about the shoes, I’ve decided to return them and get the next biggest size, the 6.5. I ran about the house for a bit and it was just almost like they were good for maybe 5 minutes but after that they wouldn’t last long distances. Anyways, last night we had a mini Christmas gift exchange between Mr. R and the fam because he left this morning to fly home. He got me a really cute pink nano armband, so I don’t have to wear my old huge ipod armband when I’m out running. He said it was because he was embarrassed for me. It’s even breast cancer awareness and has a really cute pink ribbon on the side and seems to be super well made with all the top fabrics. I can’t wait to try it out. He also got me the movie StepBrothers, and big headphones for at work to listen to music, which everyone else has but me so I am glad I won’t be left out anymore.

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I would have to say though, the best gift was definitely the pink breast cancer awareness cupcake carrier shown above. I love making cupcakes, but never can take them anywhere and so they sit at home and get yucky. I have been lusting after this cupcake carrier for a while too. So last night, between drinking margaritas, wine, and champagne, there were some good times had, and I can’t wait to see what Christmas brings!

This is going to be my last post for a while, after these 26.2 things I don’t have much else to say! Just kidding, but I’ll be posting once after Christmas and then will be back in full force around January 5th, so don’t worry, I’ll make a comeback!

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Today’s gift, and the final gift of 26.2 things to get a runner for Christmas is Dean Karnazes book, “UltraMarathon Man”. I recently finished this book and it’s inspiring and really a quick read. I enjoyed his stories and insight to running, and I felt like I was there with him, or with his family in the motor home cheering on Team Dean. It also really allowed me into the mind of an ultra runner. It was great to see his perspective on races and how he attacks them and never gives up. His spirit is contagious and his descriptions are dead on. It’s a great read for any age and I highly recommend it. It’s amazing what he does, and just reading about his races and training reminds me that my training isn’t that hard at all.

You can find it here @ amazon.com for $13.57. Go out and pick up a copy and make it a resolution to read it in 2009!

Merry Christmas to all my readers, and friends. You all make my life so bright with cheer! I hope you have a Merry Christmas, and wonderful holidays. I get a whole week off work, I am so excited.

xoxo

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