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The Grinch isn’t here anymore!

This is the most exciting news of the week. Me and DJ got a Christmas tree!


It’s three feet tall and right now the ‘star’ at the top is my long beach medal. We don’t have any lights on it, nor many ornaments, but I finally am starting to feel a little bit more like it’s Christmas. I looked all over the tree lot for seriously like half an hour, and picked out this little guy. This is DJ and I’s FIRST tree! If you couldn’t tell I am very excited. I woke up this morning and even with my stuffed up nose it smelled like tree! YAY for me not being grinchriffic anymore! There will be more better pictures of the tree soon, do not worry. :)

I only have to get three more Christmas presents too. I can’t believe it’s already almost Christmas. Where does the time go? Tomorrow I am going to post my Christmas list.

So, I am finally starting to feel a little bit better, hopefully I’m over the hump of this run down feeling and I can get back into the swing of things soon, including running and even testing out swimming! My gym membership was unfortunately canceled, so I won’t be able to go to the gym anytime soon, but I’m going to find creative ways to work out and hopefully share them with you guys. I ¬†have a jump rope, and ab roller, and some sweet DVDs. Also, I’ve been looking at the Fit TV channel and they have some good workout shows on there that I’m going to DVR to work out too when it’s too cold or raining to run.

I can’t wait to start running again. I’m getting tired of just sitting around and living the slug life but I do also know listening to your body is so important and taking a rest when necessary can help more in the long run. So resting I will do until tomorrow morning, when I’m going to go out for a run again!


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  • Reply Newlywed Next Door

    CUTE tree! I started small and worked my way up too. Check out Crate & Barrel and Target’s day after Christmas sales. You can score some cheep stuff for next year!

    December 16, 2009 at 9:26 am
  • Reply Kristin

    I agree…go shopping after christmas and you’ll have enough for 2 trees next year! Enjoy your rest (that is suppose to be when you are improving as a runner? who knows!) Then have fun on your RUN! :)

    December 16, 2009 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Chris

    Danica-very cute tree. Nice shape. Much better than Charlie Brown’s even if it’s the same height??

    Love the look of your blog and the way it’s laid out. Very clean and good content.

    December 16, 2009 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Alisa

    Fit TV is awesome. I’ve only seen it while on vacation since we don’t have cable =( but it looks decent.

    Love your christmas tree. I really wanted to get one but it didn’t make a lot of sense since we weren’t going to be at home for the holidays.

    Shopping for Xmas stuff after the holidays is so the way to go!

    Can’t wait to hear about your creative workout ways.

    December 16, 2009 at 9:54 am
  • Reply Lacey

    that is a great photo of you with your tree!!! love the “angel” too :)

    December 16, 2009 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Kelly

    that tree is too cute. You could jump on the 30 day Shredmill with me. It’s awful.

    December 16, 2009 at 10:08 am
  • Reply aron

    YAY christmas tree!!! <3

    December 16, 2009 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Shannon

    We don’t even have our Christmas stuff out of the attic! So, you’re ahead of us! ha!

    December 16, 2009 at 10:28 am
  • Reply Legallyblondemel

    Aw, I love Charlie Brown trees like that. Big or small, a tree definitely makes a house for me – the smell alone gets me in the Christmas mindset.

    December 16, 2009 at 11:30 am
  • Reply Nikki

    I’m doing the 30 day shred like another person up there *points up* while I’m injured and can’t run. Um…killer workout! I’ve done 26 days in a row now. Jillian is kicking my ass.

    December 16, 2009 at 11:57 am
  • Reply Caroline

    What a cute tree : ) Love it.
    I know how you feel not being able to run, but you’re smart to take a rest!

    December 16, 2009 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply Marlene

    What a cute little tree!!!

    December 16, 2009 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply x-country2

    That tree is adorable! It’s Christmas indeed.

    December 16, 2009 at 12:41 pm
  • Reply cyberHag

    Perfect star! Now just decorate it with gel shots and water bottles. Come on you know you want to! lol

    December 16, 2009 at 3:07 pm
  • Reply KatieA.

    Very cute tree! Hope you’re feeling better!!!

    December 16, 2009 at 3:17 pm
  • Reply Morgan

    Awwww your tree is adorable! :) <3

    December 16, 2009 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply Sydney Hunter

    I know just how you feel about taking it easy. It is so hard to just sit back and relax because we are normally doing so much more. Plus, the motivation and energy will return…especially after all you have accomishes your are going to feel a little worn down-it will pass. Enjoy the rest and break while you can!

    December 16, 2009 at 5:30 pm
  • Reply sarah

    love the tree.. hope you have a wonderful week

    December 16, 2009 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    Fit TV used to have a great yoga show on at 6 AM. The host guy was pretty cool. The only problem I had with it was the moves went too fast for my ability at the time.

    December 16, 2009 at 7:35 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    ur tree is so effing cute dude! i love it!!!!!

    December 16, 2009 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply Andy

    If you still need ornaments, a friend of mine found a good use for his race medals:

    December 17, 2009 at 7:51 am
  • Reply Lara

    Yay, a little tree! And, I’m glad you’re feeling better. I can tell by how upbeat you’re sounding, and all the plans you’re making. The rest has done you good. :-)

    December 17, 2009 at 9:03 am
  • Reply Perfectly Imperfect

    Yay for y’alls first Christmas tree!!! It’s perfect!

    December 18, 2009 at 6:53 pm
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