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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.


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!


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 @ 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.


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  • Reply Denise

    Have a great holiday!

    December 24, 2008 at 10:32 am
  • Reply Kim

    Thanks for all the great ideas. They were wonderful and appreciate the time you took for it.

    Have a Merry Christmas. See ya on the flip side.

    December 24, 2008 at 10:36 am
  • Reply D10

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    December 24, 2008 at 10:57 am
  • Reply The Happy Runner

    Merry Christmas!
    I loved that book, too.

    December 24, 2008 at 10:59 am
  • Reply J

    Merry Christmas! I wish I could have all 26.2 things!

    December 24, 2008 at 11:20 am

    sweet ideas dear!
    Merry Christmas!!

    December 24, 2008 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Julianne

    Merry Christmas!! Oh and I NEED those cupcake carriers!!! :-)

    December 24, 2008 at 11:40 am
  • Reply Sharon

    Merry Christmas, Danica! Thanks for everything!
    I think I'm going to buy that book for myself- it will be fun & inspiring to read during my recovery.

    Have a wonderful Christmas :-)

    December 24, 2008 at 11:41 am
  • Reply Practicum - CCF

    Merry Christmas Danica!

    December 24, 2008 at 11:58 am
  • Reply Burger

    Oops – that was me.

    December 24, 2008 at 12:17 pm
  • Reply X-Country2

    I think it’s so great that you support breast cancer research like that. Thanks again for all these great gift idea. If I had some blog award, I’d totally give it to you.

    Merry Christmas!

    December 24, 2008 at 1:17 pm
  • Reply aron

    LOVE that book :) Merry Christmas!!!!

    December 24, 2008 at 1:40 pm
  • Reply Marlene

    Sounds like you scored some sweet gifts. I *love* that cupcake carrier.

    Have a Merry Christmas!

    December 24, 2008 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply The Running Knitter

    Merry Christmas to you!

    December 24, 2008 at 3:02 pm
  • Reply Mrs. Jetplane

    loving the cupcake holder. have a very merry christmas…

    December 24, 2008 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply N.D.

    Oh I really like that holder!!! and I got that book for my bff!

    December 24, 2008 at 4:59 pm
  • Reply Steve Stenzel

    Good luck with the shoes! Merry Christmas!!

    December 25, 2008 at 7:29 am
  • Reply ~Mrs. Guru~

    Merry Christmas! Hope you guys have a great day!

    December 25, 2008 at 8:39 am
  • Reply A Toronto girl out West

    I recently discovered your blog and I have to say – I kind of heart it!

    Thanks for all the inspiration – Merry Christmas! :o)

    December 25, 2008 at 10:54 am
  • Reply chia

    You made out really well ;-). Great gifts! Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2008 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply joyRuN

    Hope you had an awesome Christmas :) Sounds like awesome presents.

    December 26, 2008 at 6:26 am
  • Reply Janice

    do you know where I can find me one of those cupcake holders? I want so bad.. it is super awesome.

    December 26, 2008 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply d.a.r.

    Merry Christmas!!! I got a cupcake holder last year, it is seriously awesome! Now I don’t have to eat all 24 by myself :)

    December 27, 2008 at 12:46 pm
  • Reply Marci

    Merry (belated) Christmas and Happy New Year!

    December 27, 2008 at 5:04 pm
  • Reply P.O.M.

    Hope you had a great Christmas. I did a 10 miler on Saturday and looked for ya.

    December 29, 2008 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply Tania

    Hello, your blog name caught my eye off of one of my frequent reads. I love to run too and want to find more running blogs! I also had to comment on the cupcake holder…I have one just like it! I got mine a couple years ago at Target during Breast Cancer Awareness month, and let me tell you, I use it all the time (and not just for cupcakes…anything I bake)! I love Dave Karnazes, so I might have to look into that book!

    December 31, 2008 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie

    MMM cupcakes!!

    January 2, 2009 at 10:39 am
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